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Saturday, December 31, 2005

THE YEAR THAT WAS

Just a rambling litany of things that struck me as pertinent that year—hence may bear no relation to material fact.
Many mentioned below could be reviewed later

Best Films seen in 2005

1) Finding Neverland
2) Maqbool
3) My Brother Nikhil
4) Shwaas
5) Monster’s Ball
6) Lakshya
7) Unnal Mudhiyam Thambi
8) Yahaan
9) Shrek 2
10) Dhoom
11) Khwahish

Worst Films seen in 2005

1) Sarkar
2) Kill Bull –part 2 , whatever
3) Hulchul
4) Saathiya
5) Sleepless in Seattle
6) The Hours
7) Black
8) Good Will Hunting
9) Page 3
10) ET Redux

Best Books Read in 2005

1) Abandon-Pico Iyer
2) Snow- Orhan Pamuk
3) The Brainfever Bird-Allan Sealy
4) Franny and Zooey-J D Salinger
5) The Point of Return- Siddhartha Deb
6) The Glass Palace- Amitav Ghosh
7) The White Castle-Orhan Pamuk
8) In Times of Siege-Githa Hariharan
9) The Long Strider-Dom Moraes & Sarayu Srivatsa
10) The Summer Book-Tove Jansson

Worst Books read in 2005

1) In Between the Sheets-Ian McEwan
2) Show Business-Shashi Tharoor
3) Ravan and Eddie-Kiran Nagarkar
4) Mammaries of the welfare state- Upamanyu Chatterjee
5) Delhi-Khushwant Singh
6) Siddhartha –Herman Hesse
7) Vernon God Little- D B C Pierre

( Enough. Let me not consign worthy books to this list )

Sport

Men of the Year: Ivan Ljubicic, Kenenisa Bekele, Frank Lampard
Women of the Year: Yelena Isinbayeva, Tonique Williams Darling, Annika Sorenstam

Farewell: Jan-Ove Waldner, Kelly Holmes, Todd Woodbridge, Graham Thorpe

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