Everyone had got used to Kasab’s biryani jokes and was sure that he would never hang, but that is exactly what happened one quiet day in November. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde gloated all over TV channels over the top secret operation.
David of the Year: Shreya Singhal
The government strode like an Internet Goliath throwing all sorts of people in jail over Tweets, Facebook status updates, spoofs and cartoons. It wasn’t the Opposition or media or a well-known group which took on the draconian Section 66A, but a 21-year-old girl. Her PIL has every chance of bringing about a change in Internet’s Dark Age in India.
Crash of the year: The Blackout
In July, India witnessed the biggest ever power outage in the world, which affected a whopping 670 million citizens. 32 gigawatts of power went kaput as half of India was briefly transported to the dark ages.
Image: People hang an effigy of Ajmal Kasab following the announcement of his hanging.