40 questions about 2008

This is another analysis which I do on ending of every year to retrospect the year about to end.

 

  1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
    1. Returned from US
    2. Offered to relocate to foreign
    3. Went all time low
    4. Refused invitation to relocate to US
    5. Left job and gave more interviews in one go than ever
    6. Switched job twice in same year
    7. Travelled, travelled and travelled
    8. Did a big investment in life-long venture
  2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

    Yes I kept my resolution, and now making other for this year – to rise to the top from ashes. Amen!

  3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

    Amit Gupta (Infosys)

  4. Did anyone close to you die?

    Lot of Indians in Delhi Blasts and Mumbai attack

  5. What countries did you visit?

    US

  6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

    Hope

  7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory?

    03/03/2008, 23/05/2008, 21/07/2008, 20/10/2008 and 26/11/2008

  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

    Started recovering after Lost Lifelines

  9. What was your biggest failure?

    Lost trust in org and people in which I invested more than 2 years

  10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

    Not this year, TG!

  11. What was the best thing you bought?

    I never buy things rather I present them to myself – my new venture

  12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    1. Hema
    2. Raji
    3. Manoj Choithramani
    4. Vineet’s pranks
    5. Pankaj’s company and faith
    6. My Brother
    7. Ajay Dhanwal
    8. Ashish Mehta
    9. Sandeep Mahajan
  13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

    Ramu and Saurabh

  14. Where did most of your money go?
    1. Travel
    2. Shelter
    3. Venture
    4. Clothes
    5. Movies
    6. Gasoline
    7. Food
    8. Snacks
    9. Settlements
  15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    1. Living in Chandigarh
    2. Relocation to Gurgaon
    3. Job
    4. New Colleagues
    5. New Orgs
    6. Seasia’s Party
    7. New Room-mate
    8. Raji’s decision to stay back with me
    9. Airtel Broadband Internet connection
  16. What song/album will always remind you of 2008?
    1. Haule Haule (Song) (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
    2. Oye Lucky Lucky Oye (Song) (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!)
    3. Move Your Body Now ((Song) Kismat Konnection)
    4. Tashan Mein (Song) (Tashan)
    5. Pappu Can’t Dance! (Song) (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
    6. Karle Baby Dance Wance (Song) (Hello…)
    7. Pichle Saat Dinon Mein (Song) (Rock On!!)
    8. Bachna Ae Haseeno (Song) (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
    9. Play It Loud (Album) (Raghav Shachar)
  17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    1. happier or sadder?
      • sadder
    2. thinner or fatter?
      • fatter
    3. richer or poorer?
      • poorer
  18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

    Had taken hard decisions

  19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
    1. Thinking
    2. Talks
    3. Movies
    4. Songs
    5. Time Pass
    6. Coding
    7. Travel
    8. Bothering
    9. Reading
  20. How will you be spending New Years?

    Celebration at Empire

  21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

    Parents

  22. Did you fall in love in 2008?

    No

  23. How many one night stands in this last year?

    Nah. Never.

  24. What was your favorite TV program?

    The Great Indian Laughter Challenge

  25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

    Yes

  26. What was the best book(s) you read?

    None

  27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

    Play It Loud (Album) (Raghav Shachar)

  28. What did you want and get?

    Job

  29. What did you want and not get?

    Happiness

  30. What were your favorite films of this year?
    1. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
    2. Kung Fu Panda
    3. A Wednesday
    4. 21
    5. Rock On!!
    6. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
    7. Get Smart
    8. Righteous Kill
    9. The Dark Knight
  31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

    With my family as usual but this time, one thing was different – wasn’t employed. Celebration. Then a party at Gurgaon home with mates after joining. Felt younger.

  32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

    Lesser job hunt

  33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

    Minimal

  34. What kept you sane?
    1. Family
    2. Friends
    3. Laptop
    4. Struggle
    5. Coffee
    6. Isha’s selection
    7. Movies
    8. Confidence
    9. Music
  35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

    This year, more than couple of people complemented me for that figure. So I will quote but still I will retain my statement like other years that I am much better. Shahid Kapur.

  36. What political issue stirred you the most?

    Statements of anti-national ministers like Abdul Rehman Antulay

  37. Who did you miss?

    Family and Job

  38. Who was the best new person you met?

    Ashish Mehta

  39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

    Always keep a backup in your professional life.

  40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year? Here’s to peace, equality and hope in 2009

    Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) 

 

 

For those who would like to take up this questionnaire, most welcomed. Here is the template for questions –

  1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
  2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
  3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
  4. Did anyone close to you die?
  5. What countries did you visit?
  6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
    • What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory?
    • What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    • What was your biggest failure?
    • Did you suffer illness or injury?
    • What was the best thing you bought?
    • Whose behavior merited celebration?
    • Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    • Where did most of your money go?
    • What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    • What song/album will always remind you of 2008?
    • Compared to this time last year, are you:
    • What do you wish you’d done more of?
    • What do you wish you’d done less of?
    • How will you be spending New Years?
    • Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
    • Did you fall in love in 2008?
    • How many one night stands in this last year?
    • What was your favorite TV program?
    • Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
    • What was the best book(s) you read?
    • What was your greatest musical discovery?
    • What did you want and get?
    • What did you want and not get?
    • What were your favorite films of this year?
    • What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    • What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    • How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
    • What kept you sane?
    • Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    • What political issue stirred you the most?
    • Who did you miss?
    • Who was the best new person you met?
    • Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
    • Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?Here’s to peace, equality and hope in 2008

    1 thought on “40 questions about 2008”

    1. Thank you 🙂 talking to u has been a high point in trying times and 2008 can well be described as a year with more lows than highs but as I am told – What does not kill u makes u stronger … so heres to a rocking 2009

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