Happy New Year! Another year has gone by… and what a roller-coaster it was! From the revolutionary #metoo movement to the carnage at Las Vegas to the rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula, to the exodus of the Rohingyas, it had it all: the good and (mostly) the bad. A year truly fit for the history books.
Now, it is time to usher in the new year with a renewed sense of hope (read: resolutions).
There are many exciting events and things to look forward to in 2018. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
With 2018 boasting of a lineup that includes the likes of Avengers Infinity War, Deadpool 2, the silver screen has never looked so good.
Here are few of the movies to be released this year:
• Maze Runner: The Death Cure - 26 January
• Black Panther - 16 February
• Avengers: Infinity War - 27 April
• Solo: A Star Wars Story - 25 May
• Deadpool 2 - 1 June
• Incredibles 2 - 15 June
• Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 22 June
• Agnathavasi - 10 January
• Robo 2 - 13 April (tentative)
• Saaho - 20 April
• Bharat Ane Nenu - 27 April
• Naa Peru Surya - 27 April
There’s nothing like a good read on a weekend. And here are a few books that’ll keep you occupied for a few of the many long weekends to come our way this year. Some of us are still reeling from the spine-chilling fright from the movie IT. Grab a pillow to squeeze tight, folks, because King will release another thriller, titled ‘The Outsider’ in May 2018. A great excuse to stay in and beat the heat. Cool lemonade and a perfect crime = heaven.
Jojo Moyes- yes, yes, the author of Me Before You, the book that got made into a movie and was a huge hit because “Daenerys” was in it- writes the third part of the journey of Lou Clark, a simple girl with a story to tell. This book is titled ‘Still Me’ and is expected to release on the 23rd of January, 2018. If you haven’t read the first two parts, please do.
Another anticipated book is Veronica Roth’s second book in her latest duology, with the first book titled ‘Carve the mark’, a sci-fi young adult book. It is titled ‘The Fates Divide’ is slated for release in April 2018 and if you haven’t read the first part, what are you waiting for? 2019?
Author Madeline Miller, one of the few authors to win the Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel ‘The Song of Achilles’ will release another one of her dazzling works titled ‘Circe’. If it is not already obvious, it is about the Greek enchantress, daughter of the Sun God Helios. Slated for release in April 2018
• 2018 Winter Olympics - 9 to 25 February
• XXI Commonwealth Games - 4 to 15 April
• FIFA World Cup - 14 June to 15 July
• Tour De France - 7 July to 29 July
• Men’s Hockey World Cup - 28 November to 16 December
• Westworld (Season 2) - Spring
• Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Season 2) - 8 March
• The Handmaid's Tale - 26 April
• House of Cards (Season 6)
Very few people turn to therapy when sad or depressed. Most turn to music. 2017 has given us quite a few good songs and albums to (A) Groove to and (B) Cry to. Looks like 2018 won’t disappoint either. We’re expecting releases from Rihanna, Selena Gomez, the Arctic Monkeys and Charli XCX. However, neither the dates nor the album titles have been announced yet.
Fall Out Boy’s new album Mania is set to release on the 19th of January. Following a streak of success from their previous album Wild World, Bastille is all set to record songs for their new, yet untitled album. Major Lazer reportedly will do collaborations with Travis Scott, The Weeknd, and many other artistes. Also, Major Lazer will perform in Pune on the 9th of February.
Invest in some good earphones. You’ll need them.
• The Royal Wedding
After having what was, undoubtedly, the most-talked-about engagement of 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all set to walk down the aisle on May 19 at the Windsor Castle.
• India is set to overtake the United Kingdom and France to become the world's fifth largest economy this year: CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) report