Note: I originally posted this article on a personal blog I ran when I was in my late teens and early twenties. I discovered in May 2020 that the Internet Archive had preserved the contents of that blog in its entirety, including some of the media. That blog was an important part of my personal history, so I reposted all of that content on this website for archival purposes. While my politics, opinions, and outlook on the world have changed radically since I wrote those posts between 2009 and 2011, it’s good to know that I was as much of an idiot then as I am now.


It’s December 31st, 2009, at least here in New Delhi. A glorious year is ending, and another (potentially) glorious year is just around the corner. This is reason enough for me to put on my writing cap and add another pointless piece to A Series of Uncool Events.

Year 2008 was disappointing, to say the least. I’d love to write twenty paragraphs and explain in detail how sad year 2008 was, but that would be a waste of precious electrons. Point is, 2008 was a tragic, miserable, wretched year. Did I tell you it was distressing, depressing and pathetic? Let’s throw in “lamentable” and “piteous” for good measure. Yes, I love my thesaurus.

Now that we’ve established how gloomy year 2008 was, let’s move on to year 2009. 2009 was, in contrast, a wonderful year. It was an year of excitement, discovery and many, many changes. Here’s a quick rundown of the highs and lows of 2009, neatly categorized and methodically packaged for mass-consumption.

The Good

The Bad

The Ugly

So, that was year 2009. Year 2010 will be here in another 30 minutes. Let’s just hope it’s as beautiful as last year. Thank you for tuning in to A Series of Uncool Events. Good night, and a happy new year 🙂