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10 Emotions India Went Through In 2013

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2013 has been a bittersweet ride for us as a nation. From the highs to the lows, we as a country experienced different shades of emotions throughout. From tumultuous to memorable, here’s a wrap at all the emotions we faced as a country that kept us going all along.

1. BITTERSWEET: Sachin’s Farewell
Though it was well on its way, we never really wanted it to hit us. And then it did. The god of cricket was ready to hang his boots & bid adieu to several of his fans across the world. This year will be etched in every Sachin fan’s memory.

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2. DISAPPOINTMENT: IPL Match-Fixing involving Sreesanth
We’ve had many match-fixing scandals before. And every time a fresh case of fixing controversy appears, we lose a little faith in the game.

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3. INDIFFERENCE: Bollywood’s 100 Crore club.
Now only a 500 crore box-office collection can make us sit up & notice our Bollywood cash registers again. Maybe. Just maybe.

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4. PRIDE: Mission To Mars: Mangalyaan
Mars Orbiter Mission is India’s first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit. Makes us super proud!

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5. REALITY CHECK: Asaram Bapu and son get arrested for rape
Now people should actually turn to God. Since these self-professed “Godmen” are upto other things.

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6. CONFUSION: Arushi’s Verdict
This case dragged on for a long time. Though the court judgment has been passed & the accused are behind bars, we’ll never know what exactly happened on that ill-fated night.

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7. DISILLUSIONMENT: The real face of Tarun Tejpal
We always saw Tejpal spearheading honest journalism in the country by the means of his publication, Tehelka. A sexual assault case later, we don’t know when & how a saviour became an offender.

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8. SHAME: Supreme Court ruling against homosexuality
Our heads hung in shame once the Supreme Court verdict was out criminalizing gay-sex. We should stop with the whole “we are the land of Kamasutra” when we can’t even prove to be a ground where all individuals are given the basic right to love and express. This isn’t India of the present or past but of the dark ages.

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9. ANGER: The Devyani Khobragade Incident
The Devyani Khobragade controversy led to a stand-off between the Indian & US government. She was charged on December 11 of committing visa fraud. A strip search later, India was appalled.

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10. INSPIRATION: The rise of the underdogs Aam Admi Party
This country wakes up to many dreams & aspirations every day. Some wake up to success while others sleep over the failure. However this one man & his able crew proved how you can be an ‘aam aadmi’ & still make a difference. Arvind Kejriwal’s heroic rise along with his meteoric success & subsequent victory in Delhi elections spells a success tale like no other.

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