While walking on a path we tend to look back, may be to see how much way we’d traveled or to look into the past. It’s a human tendency; we carry our past with our present and look forward to our future.
2010 is going away and a new fresh year with loads and tons of hopes is coming forward. What went back should be left as it is and move forward with a positive attitude and teachings from our good and bad experiences in past.
Let’s have a quick flashback to the year “2010”. Some good and bad experiences, some sweet and sour memories. Following are some news which became top stories in the world of Indian media in 2010 and some news of Udaipur.January
The month of Jan started with the continuous racial attacks on Indian students living in Australia. An Indian man was set ablaze in Melbourne on January 9th while in India the series of Rail mishap in Uttar Pradesh took atleast 15 lives.
February brought some more bad news when avalanche in Kashmir took life of 17 Indian soldiers. The ridiculous German Bakery Bomb Attack in Pune killed 17 civilians and injured many. In the same case David Coleman Headley was accused of his involvement in this terror attack. India hosted Men’s Hockey World Cup in Delhi, however, despite of some great wins India didn’t qualified for semi finals.
………..March More than 60 Hindu devotees died in a gruesome stampede in a temple near Pratapgarh Uttar Pradesh. In other side of the world Russia had signed nuclear reactor deal with India to build 16 nuclear reactors. By the end of March notorious Somali pirates hijacked 8 Indian vessels with 120 sailors. Indian Premier League started in the same month.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act started in this month. The rest of the month was in the name of Maoist and Naxal attacks which took all over 80 lives of civilians and security personals in Dantewada Massacre and other. Indian embassy employee Madhuri Gupta was also arrested in this month .
The Mumbai Terror Attack suspect Ajmal Kasab found guilty and after two days the Indian Court sentenced him to Death. Naxals and Maoists continued their attacks on Indian forces deployed in Chattisgarh. Indian Hockey Federation came back into action after it got sacked for bribery allegations.
Personal note: Udaipurtimes.com came LIVE on May 13th of the year 2010.
After 25 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy The Court in Bhopal came back into action convicting eight people. The summer became disastrous when the temperature reached above 50 degree centigrade in many Indian states taking hundreds of lives. The month ended with another climatic mishap of excess rainfall in Maharashtra, took away 63 lives.
Work affected nationwide in a strike against the fuel price hike. In the same month Amit Jethwa an environmentalist and social worker was shot dead in Ahemdabad. Army Officer Mahesh Thinge gave his life while fighting with terrorists in Kashmir. In July 2010, Indian govt. launched a solar powered touch screen notebook to compete with iPad.
Kashmir started burning; the fight between Kashmiri separatists and Indian Army killed 6 people on 1st of August 2010. The terrible Leh flood left more than 100 dead and many others missing. Blackberry mobile device came into problem with Indian government’s terms of accessing their data for security reasons.
………..September Media targeted the coming-up sports event- Common Wealth Games which was scheduled to be held in Delhi in October 2010. The mismanagement of CWG authority and flood situation in many areas of Delhi gave tough time for authority to control. In this same month, national identity scheme was launched too. In Udaipur, lake fatehsagar was overflowed following the heavy rains.
………..October XIX Common Wealth Games started in Delhi and the magical opening ceremony was praised globally. India secured 2nd position with 38 gold, 27 silver and 36 bronze medals – an outstanding performance by Indian athletes.
………..November Preparation of Diwali festival in India and U.S President Barack Obama’s visit made the top stories of the month. India was in focus for its global reputation and India-U.S ties for future.
50th century of Sachin Tendulkar made him an unbeaten star of the year. Nicole Faria became Miss Earth 2010 in the same month. Udaipur hosted its annual Shilpgram Festival.
Let’s welcome the new year of life, let’s hope for best and peace for all, have a Happy New 2011 !