Happy New Year 2005

Welcome aboard on the journey down the long memory lane,
Taking a look at significant events of the Year 2004,
Few with pleasure, Many with pain

January saw peace being spoken
by nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan,
In February, it was a train explosion,
Which killed over 300 in northeast Iran

In March, Murali and Warne crossed landmark
of wicket number 500,
It was England again, who were at the receiving end,
As history was created by Brian Lara, becoming the first to score 400.

March and April saw India register their
first cricket test series win in Pakistan
Clinching the decider in Rawalpindi,
after winning the first test in Multan.

Inspite of BJP claiming in April that India was shining in the General Elections,
party suffered a major defeat
Led by Sonia, Congress surprised one and all
Returning back to power with a winning feat

Tragedy struck at a school at Kumbakonam in July,
As hundreds of children succumbed to a fire accident
In August, Olympics returned to the place where it first began, City of Athens in Greece,
witnessed the biggest sporting event

Over 250 people feared killed at a school in Belsan in Russia as militants and
security forces fought over hostage Crisis in September.
Three decade long reign of terror unleashed by Veerappan, came to an end,
as STF shot him on 18th October.

Early November saw the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya, Involvement in Mutt officials
murder was cited as the ground
In the US, inspite of stiff resistance from John Kerry, George Bush, President in office,
managed to stick around.

Sachin scored a century against Bangladesh,
equaling Gavaskar’s world record of 34 centuries, in tests
Leg spinner Anil Kumble surpassed Kapil Dev’s 434 wickets,
becomes the fourth highest wicket taker in tests

Nature’s Fury in the form of Earth Quake Tsunami left a trail of disaster across South Asia,
Over 100000 lives lost across Srilanka, India, Thailand, Maldives, Andaman and
the epicenter Indonesia.

The journey through the year 2004 has been
smooth at times, but generally rough,
Lets hope and wish year 2005 is filled with events, which is more peaceful and less tough

Wish you a Happy and Prosperous 2005?