Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!

To our surprise, 2016 has turned the merry memes into newsflashes, headlines and a way of life. As I write this article, I laugh and cry at the same time. The destruction we used to joke about is now worrying us to death. Eccentric economic setbacks, weird world leaders, destruction of towns, you name it. 2016 was a horrendous year for most of the people, and for those who did not have a bad year, they were behind your sadness.

It is obvious that 2016 was written by George R.R. Martin. We were all holding the door open for good hope to come in, but alas! All that came in were missiles, memes and the end of an era. It is sad that nowadays, instead of looking up to our leaders, we laugh at them. Except Justin Trudeau, maybe. Because he is the leader every country needs and that he looks so damn awesome. Dabs, bottle flips, mannequin challenges and the Snapchat doggy-filters were just some of the manifold miraculous internet trends we saw. Yes, they were pretty pointless. Alan Rickman, David Bowie, George Michael, and Lemmy happened to be a few of the legends that passed away this year. Things were more than horrendous for the citizens of the Oldest and the Greatest democracy. The U.S. of A saw Mr. Trump as their President-elect but let’s not forget about the people that voted for him. Following is an excerpt from in an interview which was broadcast on CNN-

Interviewer- “Why do you hate Obama?”

Voter- “Because he did not do anything as President during 9/11.”

Interviewer- “Do you know why he didn’t do anything?”

Voter-“No, but I would like to get to the bottom of it.”

This speaks a lot about the people of the Oldest democracy.

In other news, after the ban of old 500 and 1000 currency notes, in the homeland, the 2000 currency notes were introduced. They feel more like mere pieces of paper. Such is the resemblance, that four students in Bangalore xeroxed the notes and used the same note at different places. While in Lucknow, a man used the same strategy and used the same note 37 times. The guy was caught at a liquor store. And, the man who planned the demonetization, was apparently reported saying that from the first of January, the 2000 rupee notes will be banned. Shaking. My. Head.

As emotional as this year was, it was also a year, we, as a species should learn the following from-

  1. How to manage territories
  2. How to manage strikes
  3. How not to be a political idiot
  4. How to vote for a proper leader
  5. How not to vote for orange baboons
  6. How not to be a sexist wall-builder

Oh, and,

7. How not to waste time watching adorable cat and puppy videos and GIFs.

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