South Asia in 2012

South Asia is not known as a highly stable region.

Deepika Kumari shines in good year for archery

A 17-year-old Deepika Kumari shone with some outstanding performances as the women`s recurve team emerged as strong contenders for an elusive Olympic medal in archery during a year that was witness to the dramatic fall of the fancied men`s team.

2010: Golden year for Indian sports

Individual brilliance shone through in record-breaking medal hauls at CWG and Asian Games.

2010: Golden year for Indian sports

Individual brilliance shone through in record-breaking medal hauls at CWG and Asian Games.

World Cup triumph marks year of the Spanish

A World Cup soccer final disfigured by cynical Dutch thuggery was partially redeemed in extra time by the swift reflexes of Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta.

World Cup triumph marks year of the Spanish

A World Cup soccer final disfigured by cynical Dutch thuggery was partially redeemed in extra time by the swift reflexes of Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta.

Bollywood 2009: From Slumdog to Shiney

Some defining moments in our B-town took the nation by storm. The moments were not only brilliant like ‘Slumdog’ but also shocking like ‘Shiney’.

Bollywood 2009: From Slumdog to Shiney

Some defining moments in our B-town took the nation by storm. The moments were not only brilliant like ‘Slumdog’ but also shocking like ‘Shiney’.

When TV turned unconvincingly real!

The year 2009 saw Ekta Kapoor’s ‘K’ serial and celebrity game shows taking a back seat and a splurge of reality shows.

When TV turned unconvincingly real!

The year 2009 saw Ekta Kapoor’s ‘K’ serial and celebrity game shows taking a back seat and a splurge of reality shows.

Delhi-Yearender

Delhi’s preparations to host one of the biggest sporting events of the decade, the Commonwealth Games 2010 came under a lot of criticism this year for being behind schedule.

Punjab-Yearender

This year Sikh sect Dera Sachh Khand came under a lot of controversy after its leader Sant Ramanand Dass was killed under mysterious circumstances in Vienna.

Haryana-Yearender

For the first time ever in the history electoral politics in India, Haryana witnessed the return of the ruling party.

Himachal Pradesh-Yearender

The mighty Himachal Pradesh leader and Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh were booked for corruption bringing embarrassment to the central UPA government.

Jammu & Kashmir-Yearender

The shocking gang rape and murder of two young women, Nilofer Jan and Asia Jan, allegedly by security forces in Shopian continued to make headlines all round the year.

Bihar-Yearender

Even though Bihari was essentially used for Lord Krishna, the Kalyuga has changed it into a virtual swear word. It all started with Raj Thackeray led MNS spearheading a tirade against north Indian migrants in Mahrashtra.

Uttaranchal-Yearender

The fake encounter of an MBA student Ranbir Singh made headlines in Uttaracnhal this year. The 22-year-old MBA student, who was also working for a private bank, was shot dead by Dehradun Police on July 3 in the Ladpur jungles.

Uttar Pradesh-Yearender

Last time, it was in the historic elections of 1984 after the assassination of Indira Gandhi that Congress was at the driving seat in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh after winning 83 out of 85 constituencies.