Malliks: 2008 Recap [Blasts, Sports & Bollywood]

2008 has been an eventful year. While we have seen unfortunate events like terror attacks, global economic turmoil at same time we also had good things like individual Olympic gold for India, Chandrayaan projects happening. This posting compiles all the major events that happened in 2008 and also Malliks best and worst.
Bomb Blasts in 2008: [Malliks Worst: Mumbai Blasts]
  • November 26: Terror strikes Mumbai. Firing at CST, Taj, Nariman House killing over 200 people.
  • October 30: Terror strikes Assam killing 84 people
  • September 27: Blast in Delhi's Mehrauli flower market killed 1 and injured 23.
  • September 13: Serial blasts in Delhi killed at least 24 people and injured more than 100.
  • July 26: Serial blasts in Ahmedabad killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100.
  • July 25: Nine explosions in Bangalore create terror killing two people and injuring twelve.
  • May : Eight serial blasts rock Jaipur in a span of 12 minutes leaving 65 dead and over 150 injured.
  • January : Terrorist attack on CRPF camp in Rampur kills 8.
Indian Sporting Action: [Malliks Best: Abhinav Bindra's Gold, Malliks Worst: Failing to qualify for Olympics Hockey]
  • Dec 4: Saina breaks into top-10 of world badminton at No.10.
  • Nov 29: MC Mary Kom wins her fourth consecutive World Championship women's boxing title in China.
  • Nov 10: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly retires from international cricket.
  • Nov 10: India defeat Australia by 172 runs in the Nagpur cricket Test to seal a 2-0 series victory and win back the much-coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy. It was the first time Australia had lost a Test series by more than one match since they were trounced by the West Indies in 1988-89.
  • Nov 2: India's Test captain Anil Kumble announces his retirement from cricket.
  • Oct 29: India's Viswanathan Anand draws the 11th game of the 12-game World Chess Championship final in Bonn against Vladimir Kramnik to take an unbeatable 6.5-4.5 lead and retain his world title.
  • Sep 14: Saina wins Chinese Taipei Grand Prix badminton tournament.
  • Aug 20: Boxer Vijender Singh wins the bronze at the Olympics after losing his semi-final bout to Cuban Emilio Correa. Vijender becomes the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal.
  • Aug 20: Wrestler Sushil Kumar bags a bronze at the Olympics. The medal came 56 years after wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav gave the country its maiden individual Olympic medal.
  • Aug 11: Shooter Abhinav Bindra wins gold in the 10-metre air rifle event at the Beijing Olympics. He becomes the first Indian to win an individual gold medal. India bags a gold medal after 28 years.
  • June 15: Badminton player Saina Nehwal becomes the first Indian to reach the semi-final of a Super Series event at the Singapore Open Super Series.
  • June 1: Shane Warne leads Rajasthan Royal to the inaugural IPL title.
  • April 24: India's women hockey team also fails to qualify for the Olympics.
  • March 9: Eight time gold medal winner India failed to qualify for men's hockey at the Olympics for the first time in 80 years. They lost 0-2 to Great Britain in the final of a qualifying tournament in Santiago, Chile.
  • Jan 19: India beat Australia in the Perth Test by 72 runs to stop the World Champions from bettering their record of 16 consecutive Test wins.

Bollywood Flicks:
Total Movies Released: 75 movies
Malliks Top Ten:
  • Ghajini
  • Jaane tu ya Jaane na
  • Race
  • Dostana
  • A Wednesday
  • Rock on
  • Fashion
  • Dasvidanya
  • Singh is king
  • Mithya
Malliks comments on few more categories and predictions for 2009 coming soon!!


  1. Anonymous1:10 PM

    great collection dude, keep rocking

  2. Anonymous1:12 PM

    great collection dude, keep rocking