Friday, December 21, 2012

Things we will miss if the world ends on 21st December 2012..

There's a certain group who (used to) believe that the world will end on 21st December 2012. And it's based on a calendar they follow. They have taken back their initial belief and are of the opinion that the world won't end on 12/21/2012. But let's take this discussion to the next level - the  fictional one. Let's just assume the world actually ends today. Aren't there many things that we will miss? Things that we needed to complete, to watch, to experience, things you were waiting for all this while.

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There are a lot of things from different areas of life that we will miss for sure, especially considering the times we live in. Lets not include the personal stuffs here, just the social ones. Here are some of those:

1. Sports:
  • Indian Cricket team is going through a bad phase (and a long one at that). Fans are shouting for change. One such change includes a debate on whether Sachin Tendulkar should immediately retire. Don't you want to see Sachin playing his last match, getting to bat for the last time, a guard of honor from the opposition and ultimately retiring? If the world is ending, there won't be a closure on this saga!
  • Formula 1 2012 season was nothing short of spectacular! Amazing races and the championship went till the last lap, in fact even beyond the last lap (with Ferrari questioning Vettel's overtaking). If this is what happened in 2012, don't you want to see how 2013 pans out? If that certain group have their way, there won't be a 2013 season! And my wish of a championship win for Kimi Raikkonen will remain a wish.
  • As an Arsenal fan, I am going through mixed emotions. We are winning, we are losing and are not where we want to be in the EPL table. We qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions league for like the nth time now but have never won. I, for one, would like to see Arsenal winning the UEFA Champions League. 
  • Though I am not as big a fan of Lawn Tennis as I used to be during Sampras - Agassi days, I still try and follow the Grand Slams. With four contenders to choose from in the Men's draw (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray), we can look forward to an exciting semi final clashes in all the four Grand Slams! But wait, can we really look forward now?
2. Politics:
  • Narendra Modi has won the state of Gujarat for the 3rd time in succession. That's quite an achievement in itself. Only time will tell when he will target the 2014 elections. But, assuming the world end as planned, we might not be able to witness the outcome. But hey, there won't be any outcome!
  • We love shocking revelations. We loved wikileaks. 2012 saw an Indian version of Julian Assange. Enter Arvind Kejriwal. So far he has just played the witch hunting game. There will be a time he will take his politics to the next level. Or maybe he knows the world is ending and is just playing his part to have a lasting impression. It's Indian politics, your guess will be only as good as mine (and vice versa).
3. Movies:
  • Dabangg 2 releases the same day the world is scheduled to end. This was Salman Khan's chance to enter the Rs 200 crore club and stake his claim as the most sale-able Bollywood actor. It seems highly unlikely that he will cross Rs. 200 crore in a single day. To make matters worse, he was also planning for Dabangg 3 next year! Damn, even that goes out of the window.
  • Shahrukh Khan still claims to be the baadshah of Bollywood. However, he is yet to prove it in numbers. 2013 could have been the year for him. He will definitely lose a lot more than others if the world were to end today.
  • Though I am not sure, but I can safely assume Golmaal 4 would've been released next year. Its a money making franchise. Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn are keeping their fingers crossed today which will make it really difficult for either of them to tweet their feelings today. 

Am I missing out on something? What will you miss? No wait, what if the world doesn't end?

25 comments:

  1. A very interesting thought and an equally interesting list there. I would love to pick out two things from this list. One is Sachin - I don't want to miss giving him a standing ovation. He deserves it more than anyone else. And the second is Shahrukh - will miss his upcoming blockbuster, that is, if there is one!

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    1. And as we speak, Sachin has retired from the ODI format! But he's still very much there in Tests.. So, we can witness the standing ovation and guard of honor.

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  2. now thats part of forgettable tale...

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  3. Hahahah awesome post :D loved each one of it hahaha yeah we will be missing so many many things :) so the world is not ending :D lol :D superb

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    1. The intention of the post was to realize that we are waiting for a lot more to happen now.. Now that the world is not ending on 21st. :)

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  4. Well I will be dead so I wont miss anything

    Bikram's

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    1. Now that you are not, we will witness everything :D

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  5. Today many people are after the mayan calendar. As if they believed it earlier :)

    This is the best post I came across today on the topic.

    Jahid,
    http://jahidakhtar.blogspot.in/

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  6. On a serious note, I feel we are living in Doomsday, all the things happening around us is pure maddening. Now, moving with the spirit of this post, well they failed and how! Modi will prosper, D2 will entertain front benchers, may be Fevicol will use the movie like TOI and Xoom and the list goes on...And I loved what you said about Kejriwal. :)

    What if the world doesn't end? We will blog and bore others to death with our mediocre attempts, I am talking about myself here.

    Also just wanted to say, since I admire your style of writing, please participate in the Get published contest on Indiblogger. :)

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    1. Yes, you are right Saru. Technically, it might not have ended, but morally we are witnessing Doomsday!

      PS: I thought of participating in the Get Published contest. But the selection will be based on number of votes (and I usually dont get many votes in Indiblogger) :D

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    2. Hmmm...Precisely the reason I am not participating. Though I get votes but I don't appreciate this selection criteria.

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  7. well....there are so many thigs to miss, specially those sweet n wonderful people around, who are always there for me whenever needed....!!

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    1. On the personal front, we will miss a lot more than ever!

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  8. Poonam Pandey stripping for another 'worthy' cause.. will miss that! :D

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    1. Now thats straight from the heart Raj! :D

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  9. good world is ended...

    happy xmas and newyear

    thanks for sharing

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    1. Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year Krishna :)

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  10. Some relief Binu, you will not miss any of the things as 21 Dec was just another day:)

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    1. Sure sir. Now we know what we can look forward to! :D

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  11. Considering the way humans are behaving, morally the world will end earlier than it would have been otherwise.

    If the world would have ended, I would have surely missed blogging, In the battle between Apple & Samsung, who would be the winner, will miss reading blogs written by awesome bloggers & one is you.....:)

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    1. Morally, the world is about to end! And yes yaar, I missed the Apple-Samsung battle in my post. Infact, I feel they fight like husband and wife - different opinions but one cant survive without the other!

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  12. Glad that all this hue and cry about Dec 21 is over and seriously with the things that you listed, I feel bad for the world, for bearing it all . Happy New year :-)

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