HITS: What the year ought to be proud of
CHANDRAYAAN: India's first unmanned mission to the moon,gave a major boost to India's space program, as India joins Asian nations China and Japan in exploring the Moon.
BEIJING OLYMPICS: India bagging 3 Olympic medals, in individual events, along with a gold, gave the nation three new heroes.
INDO US NUKE DEAL: After much opposition at home and abroad, India finally became a part of the Nuclear club, also in the course of affairs, defeating coalition politics and blackmails.
UNITED STATES OF OBAMA: Indicating a new era in American and international politics, Barack Obama became the first African American President of the world's most powerful nation promising to bring about the 'change we need'. Also promising a positive turn in the roller coaster ride thats Indo US relations.
PITS: The year packed its own cauldron of tears, anguish and resentment
GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN: The bears took as ugly run around markets across the globe with the recession hitting nearly all sectors of the economy and the proponents of the laissez faire system all turned to the government for bailout packages.
MUMBAI CARNAGE: In the worst terror strike faced by the nation in recent times, the world watched while India's financial capital came under seige. It not only brought forth the increasing daring of the terrorist organizations but also gave an insight into their skilled training with the backing of hostile government establishments. It also showed us how the entire JuD operation was supported at every step by Indian incompetence.
RAJ THACKEREY AND MNS: Communal voilence raised its ugly head in the nation once again, starting with the row over the Amarnath land transfer, Bajrang Dal supported voilence in Orissa and Karnataka, and moving on to the Marathi and non-Marathi clash in Maharashtra which resulted ultimately in the death of three persons.