Probably my last post for 2007. I am jotting down the top 5 things, that strike me, when I think of 2007.
PSLV Launch by ISRO in January
Laudable mission, achieved yet again by ISRO. This launch proved that ISRO can get into the commercial satellite launching business, which will be a huge boost in the investment, this space research organization gets.
Cricket World cup – India rising from the ashes
Indians remind me of the Phoenix, in the real sense. Highly criticized for their premature exit in the 2007 World Cup, Indians came back too strong, by winning the 2007 Twenty-20 World cup. To add to that, India found out an young and energetic leader, in the form of MS Dhoni.
Indo-US Nuclear Treaty
This is one of the highly debated political issue of the year. Lots of views, both for and against this treaty, went in the air. Ruling party is supporting this treaty, with their control of the center very much at stake. I believe this debate would continue, moving into 2008 too.
Dr. APJ Kalam’s tenure ends
Dr. APJ Kalam is one of those rarest persons, who is genuinely intellectual, having down-to-the-earth attitude. It was a pleasure for all the Indians, to have him as the First Citizen of India. Was grief stricken, when his tenure ended in July this year.
The year ends with a inhumane tragedy. Bhutto, returned to Pakistan after an 8 year exile, was assassinated in a public rally. This raises serious doubts on, whether democracy would ever return to Pakistan. All said, it is a great loss for PPP and Pakistan. Keeping my fingers crossed on the future of Pakistan…
Readers are welcome to add more events, as comments to this post…
Wishing all the readers, a very happy and prosperous 2008!!