Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Picks of 2010

Technology/Industry

  • Best Applications : Singapore iPhone Maps and SG Buses
  • Best emerging product : Tablets ( iPad ofcourse ;) )
  • Flop application/framework : Mobicents! ( !@#$)
  • Emerging Concept : Domain Specific DSL, way to go!
  • Best Blog Post : Subscriber Created VAS ( He he !)
  • Best I learned/ing : Scala(Contd), DSL
  • Regret : All is Well!!!
     
    Politics
    • Political Incident of the year: Wikileaks
    • Best Politician : Rahul Ghandi (Promising young leader)
    • Worst Politician : Awarded, but anonymity kept since many know it!!!


    Sports
    • Sporting Incident : Shocking AFL drawn, never imagined!
    • Best Sportsman : Sachin - Cricket ( Rock Solid )
    • Best Sportswoman : Serena Williams
    • Worst sporting incident : Tiring three days' eleven hours Wimbledon match :)


    Entertainment (Tamil)
      VTV : Best Film for many!
      • Best Tamil Song : Anbil Avan (Vinnay Thandi Varuvaya)
      • Best Male Singer : Benny Dayal(Omana Penne)
      • Best Female Singer : Harini (Pookal Pookum Tharunam)
      • Dialogue : Manthira Punnagai 
      • Song Lyrics :  
        • Vairamuththu (Kandai Aninchava kondai sarinchchathum vanda sarasaram pochchu) 
        • Arivumathy (Intha Mounaththai naan unara eththanai vaarththai kadanthu vanthen)
      • Best Actress : Emy Jackson (Madraspattinam)
      • Rest of ALL the awards go to  :Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya(What an honest attempt!)


      Entertainment (English)
      • Best Song :Hold My Hand MJ and Akon (MJ fans, watch "This is it" again, you will be heart broken for sure)
      • Best Female Singer : Taylor Swift - Speak Now( Classic Guitar and Her voice combo!)
      • Best Male Singer : Now Awarded
      • Best Movie : Inception (Any doubt?)
      • Biggest Flop :  Salt (Even Anjelina cannot cure ! )
      • Best Actor : Leonardo Dicaprio  ( Shutter Island )
      • Best Actress : Not Awarded

       
      Novels/Contemporaries/Biographies Read this year
      • The Kite Runner(Khaled Kosseini)
      • Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumba Lahiri)
      • Five Point Someone (Chetan Bagat)
      • Tipping Point (Malcom Gladwell)
      • Sujatha Short Stories Volume2 (Sujatha)

      Places Visited
      • KL, Malaysia 
      • Desaru, Malaysia
      • Melbourne, Australia
      • Perth, Australia
      • Jaffna, Sri Lanka
      • Colombo, Sri Lanka
      • Delhi, India
      • Kathmandu, Nepal
      • Pokara, Nepal

        Man of the year : Assange 



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