2016 has been uneventful, crazy and what a rollercoaster it was- NO, I am not going to say any of that.
For me, 2016 was exactly how 2015 was, except that I witnessed there were a lot of deaths this year across the world. From a world’s perspective a lot of things happened and a lot changed for better or for worse. Oscar and Leo, Rio, ISIS, Football, The Syrian Crisis, the American crisis(Trump), Brexit, Panama paper leaks, Zika Virus, Science and Technology, great movie releases, deaths of so many famous and important personalities, latest being Fiedel Castro and Carrie Fisher; all in all it was pretty insane for the world at large. And, of course when you say India there is demonetisation – the most prominent of all major events in India, the pathankot attacks, the inauguration of pricey statues, the I-wont-give-you-water by Karnataka and Kerala , Kabali, release of movie and stupid movies, release of Salman Khan, Jayalalitha’s mysterious demise, Vardha cyclone and Sasikala’s strategic plan and rise in ADMK. But enough already about the world and India and TamilNadu.
I am not a holiday scrooge though I definitely sound like one. Personally, 2016 was quite a normal year, and in my case normal is rare and hence I am thankful for that. No, I did not travel as much as I wanted to, still have the same set of friends who love me and put up with me; academics were as average as it can be, no new special people added or deleted, and no I did not try many new things . On the brighter side though, a lot of shopping happened, had fewer meaningful fights, my taste became eclectic, I grew a year older and not that wiser, my sadness meter was low, a few small adventures, and I did strike out two or three things off my bucket list this year. So I would say 2016 was a lot better than 2015 and I have nothing to complain.
So here is to 2017, cheers to the ‘cup’ always being half full, to travelling more, reading more, trying new things and definitely definitely writing a lot more.
Wishing myself and everyone a very HAPPY 2017, may it be prosperous and happening all year around.