It is that time of the year again…One more year will cross the notional line of completion in the wee hours of the night, tonight.
Whilst the look, feel, sound and taste of 2016 seemed like any other year, this year scored over the others with some unexpected highlights. Within every Indian, I presume the navrasaas would have been at their usual play, tossing and turning and taking emotions (and emoticons) to a different level, no?
So here are the key snippets of 2016, through my lens.
2016 started off with some healthy expectations from the newly formed BJP NaMo government especially for the lesser salaried mortals like me. But then I told myself – “If you want to be happy, stop being unhappy.” Wow. Words simplify life’s complications, don’t they? That pretty much sums up what my expectations were and what really came through. What a kill-joy that was!
Monsoon was a big hit this year. At least in Mumbai. The waters satiated many parched souls, besides the lakes, ponds and pools. So much so, that many predicted that winters will be mightier owing to an overdose of downpour. (In Mumbai??? Yea right!). If only predictions were true…*sigh*
My (free-time, yea you heard me right) interests in the year GoT me addicted to a highly popular melodramatic series called the Game Of Thrones (GoT, in common parlance, as you may have guessed) which most of you may have been privy to. Those who do not relate, will never relate so never mind! So this series held my breath and kept my brain in turbulence for almost two months at a stretch. Imagine being subject to 60 hours of upheaval amidst wit, blatant glamour and strategic game-plays 😉
Well, that was that. My tolerance levels sunk to an all time low when NaMo’s demonetisation was announced (sorry, imposed) on Nov 8. Applauding idea, appalling implementation. Much has already been said / posted about this on FB by me, so I refuse to dwell on this overrated topic.
Amidst the above there was family, there were friends, there was work and work and work and work. Rinse repeat.
A peacefully chaotic and a rationally fulfilling year in short, with all professional goals met beyond 100%. Head continues to rule over the heart. Personal goals are being carried forward to 2017 and that is nicht gut. Hope to score more and fare better in the personal sphere in the coming year. I will write more, paint more, sing more, other factors remaining constant.
Happy 2017 everyone. May you all get the pats you deserve and win laurels and emerge victorious in the coming year.