Soaring spirits, Zooming cars
M. S. Unnikrishnan recaps the sporting scene in the year gone by and details the defining moments
Singh Dhoni’s men
tasted the biggest sporting success in 2011 when they lifted the
cricket World Cup crown, though the year was, otherwise, mired
in and marred by controversies. Dhoni led from the front, as it
were, with Yuvraj Singh playing the sheet-anchor to add the ODI
World Cup to his prized collection of trophies, which also
included the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup, held in 2007.
The big-ticket F1 event in Noida was lavishly mounted
Shah Rukh Khan
As SRK mouths dialogues from
Don 2, even shakes a leg, for his fans, Nonika Singh tries to understand the man behind the superstar
I was growing up I wondered why villains have to be loud strange
men, caricatures with scars and moles and a rip-roaring
laughter. People, who have so much power, ought to be in control
of situations and themselves." With these
words, the superstar Shah Rukh Khan explains his portrayal of
the bad man in Don 2 — calm and collected. Of course,
the matinee idol, who was in Chandigarh to promote his film Don
2, is in control onscreen as well as off it. Apparently,
nothing seems to shake his cool.
The cost of flouting safety checks
indifference to safety can claim lives, lead to major tragedies.
This is the most dominant message that came across throughout
the year 2011. As we step into 2012, we need to constantly
remember this and take corrective action. Or else, we will
forever be condemned to suffer the consequences.