Citizen reviews year 2016.
It was really an year of hectic November activities be it demonetization , US elections and international terror.
Rest of the events were not as important unless if cricket is your religion . I am one of those who admire Dhoni . End of era or baton change. Legal problems of BCCI apart good time to be an Indian cricket fan but for one semi-final in Mumbai during ICCT20WC.
I am no more fan of clichéd Bollywood but Dangal got one of the Khans back on tracks (despite parental guidelines in TZP) . Big B rules again in Pink. Year starting with Natasamrat for Marathi but feel it's time to get off Ventilator and move on from going wild as in Sairat. Sorry theatre folks (including those at Happy colony Kothrud sangha) was not there to comment.
On world stage US elections ruled under awe for the incumbent who had defied everything in past but had to accommodate a new comer who deserves a chance despite a surprise. Need a full stop on terror . Lot of expectations for a newcomer. World had refugee and terror issues (europe , turkey etc) which are still to be solved. Brexit also opened Pandora's box.
On demonetization having debated with all stake holders , it was a good move . Though could have been implemented better. Point is we have someone who acts despite odds. Being away from action never helped for me to comprehend but nothing mattered eventually for those on ground that what ground reality is. Move towards cashless (or less cash) was needed. Opposition got further into abyss and really feel there would have been better leaders to challenge the incumbents. But then few idiots on helm spoilt that . Not good for democracy. State elections in 17 will help us really gauge the winds of change.
Don't want to comment on IT and business these days. There is a game changer evolving every day. Exciting time to be an entrepreneur. Real estate though needs to reinvent after November. Make in India story needs impetus and innovation.
Pune will go to municipal elections in 17 and post November we have seen many equations changing. Metro and other few important plans have been approved but feel really sceptical about implementation. Thankfully we had good monsoon in 16 which eased out few problems. Pune no more is as safe it was say in earlier years but still in comparison to peer cities its ok.
Year 2016 experienced November Rains but then only the time will tell its consequences
Year 2017 is very important new year and has lots in store. All the best. Lets enjoy 17th year of millennium. Last few years left as a teenager.
Author runs blog http://nayakgiri.blogspot.com