2012 was a wonderful year. There were many great things that happened in 2012. Many of them were good and some of them not so good. Also many amusing things happened in 2012, such as the Mayan prediction of world coming to an end on December 21, which kept the world chatting and engaged. When we do pluses and minuses for 2012, it was a great year in the end and we hope that the world will be a better place in 2013.
The greatest thing that happened in 2012 was the continuous awakening of youth in different parts of the world including India. The Indian youth is now more involved and caring about what is happening in the country. The same thing is applicable for Malaysia. The Malaysian youth is more aware of what is happening in the country and is playing a key role in shaping its future. For the world politics, Obama got another term. Many people were concerned about the divisive politics of Republicans and are relived that finally the right man won. Now many people are looking forward to Hillary as the next potential president. In South Korea, a woman became president for the first time. This is a big change in the East Asian country. Many similar and positive things are happening in different parts of the world even in the gloom of on-going recession.
One of the saddest things that happened in 2012 is the never ending recession and economic problems in Europe. Another sad thing that happened is the coming to an end of Sachin Tendulkar’s career. The legend of cricket is now at the end of an illustrious career. The only thing that is now left is test cricket which is also just a matter of time. The killing of people by gunmen in USA and lack of safety of women in India have been some of the worst things of 2012. Another sad thing that happened in 2012 was sentencing of Rajat Gupta, the ex-managing director of McKinsey. He has been an idol for many people in India.