The beauty of democracy in our country is that it keeps reinventing itself with many domestic political shocks and continuous movements against corruption. Despite many political issues in news this year, glamour never took a backseat and fight against graft and politics became the most sought after topics throughout the year as activist Arvind Kejriwal emerged as top newsmaker this year by turning himself into a full-fledged politician and launching a political party ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ Indian sportsmen also made India proud by winning six medals for the country.
Among other newsmaker of the year were Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and Indian medalist at London Olympics (Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Sushil Kumar, Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt).
Here’s a look at the people who made headlines, good and bad, in 2012.
has not scored a century in Test cricket for almost two years. There are so many other stats which will reveal that his poor form is not restricted to one series or a few months. And, he is the man himself in denial. Experts are suggesting him to hang his boot now.