Every year brings a wrecking crew of unwanted surprises, mishaps, tragedies, natural disasters and whatnot. 2016 was no different. As we enter a brand new horizon, we turn back the clocks to recount the most stunning and disappointing events of 2016.
Brace yourselves to re-enter what you gladly forgot and forgave
1) Trump as President
Some calling it man’s undoing of himself, others- a damage no other carnage can match. The worst fears of the world were realized with the thumping win of the Republican. What lies ahead of all of us, thanks to USA’s utter dominant streak in international affairs could be peril nightmare, as most think.
2) Ebola going unsolved in Africa
Having already claimed thousands in 2015, Ebola virus continued its onslaught on hapless Africans. It’s time someone did something path-breaking to curb this deadly virus and its menace.
3) David Bowie and Leonard Cohen’s demise
The music world lost two of its most poignant and soulful voices and the world became a poorer place with the sad demise of Briton David Bowie and Canadian poet, singer, Cohen. Ground Control to Major Tom: sadness precedes over everyone.
4) The ongoing Refugee crisis in Middle East and the subsequent Exodus to Europe
Not since the Second World War has the world witnessed such a massive tide of migration of a people onto another continent. Europe, the land of hope, history and culture is now also a home to one of the world’s most troubled people from Middle East; the displaced who have been dented a damaging blow thanks to ISIS and Middle East’s own civilian instability.
5) Istanbul Airport Attack
Why on earth the world doesn’t come together to stop the ravaging unleashed by terror elements? 36 lives were claimed and many others damaged due to a carnage that could have been avoided.
6) Demonetization in the heart of Asia’s best economy
According to economists and purists, Prime Minister Modi delivered a master-stroke to combat India’s rising ‘black money’ crisis. But the aftermath of a sudden, almost ‘knee-jerk’ reaction has left the country reeling under a cash-crunch situation.