Presenting to you the mother of all top 10s, the TIME’s The Top 10 Everything of 2010. The list is egregiously biased towards the invariably populist nature of such lists, glorifying the prosaic, the sublime and the subliminal.
Warning: If you go through all the items on the TIME list, it will probably take a few hours
Here’s my top 10 for the year. I guess I should clarify, top 10 of what? Happenings around the globe which had profound impact – on the environment, on the economy, on countless lives, on ME either directly, indirectly, emotionally or on some Freudian sub-conscious level.
10. Rafael Nadal becoming the youngest to achieve the career grand slam in the open era
9. Holland’s cynical play and then capitulation to Spain in the final – Bitter-sweet as Holland has always been ‘my’ team, but Spain were undoubtedly the more deserving team
8. GM’s mammoth IPO of $23.1 billion dollars – the largest IPO in mankind’s history. Boggles the mind. Seriously? GM??
6. Germany’s annihilation of Argentina – A personal down for me, as Argentina was my second favourite team and the Germans ruthlessly and efficiently demolished the madman’s – El Diego – supremely talented team
5. Eyjafjallajokull – You know it is BIG when a volcano that no one can pronounce disrupts European air traffic for nearly 2 months.
3. 2G scam and in the aftermath, the Nira Radia tapes and Barkha Dutt’s & Vir Sanghvi’s ‘misjudgement’ – Cost India billions of dollars and shred the reputations of the media moguls. Greatbong has a scathing piece on this, here.
2. BP oil spill – The largest accidental oil spill, in ocean, in world history. We all will be paying this debt for a long time to come
Wishes for a good 2011 to all!
Feel free to put up your top 10s for the year, in the comments.