12 things which you should not miss in 2009

1. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
The most awaited Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia's answer to the iphone, will be coming to India. Though initially expected cost around Rs. 17,000 - 18000, the final price is expected to go a little higher. Be ready to buy it.

2. 81 st Annual Academy Awards

The only question is going to be whether Heath Ledger will win the Oscar for his psychedelic joker in 'Dark Knight'.

3. Watchmen

Though Wolverine with the uber sexy Hugh Jackman will growl later in the year, this movie is the dark horse in the superhero face for 2009.

4. Sultan the Warrior

We will be able to see Indian superstar Rajinikanth in screen on 2010 only. Because he is busy with his new project "ROBO" (Endiran). But superstar will make his appearance in vector and raster form in Ochre studio as "Sultan the warrior".

5. UEFA Champions League Final
Will the Red Devils recover from their slump in the domestic circuit and make a strong dash to retain their European crown? From Moscow, the show moves over to Rome this year.

6. ICC T20 World CupAll hail the new king as Dhoni, Yuvi and Co. travel to England in a bid to retain their crown. But will the Indian batsmen be able to handle the swing?

7. ASHES 2009Will one of the Test cricket's premiere rivalries continue to capture the imagination of cricket fans? Pietersen's England and take on the No.1 Aussie on home turf in a fight to regain the Ashes.

8. IAAF World Championships

Will Usain Bolt steal the thunder again or will his histrionics get the better of him as he takes to the track and field events in Berlin.

9. World's tallest buildingThe Burj Dubai in UAE is expected to be completed in September. It already stands at 688.08mt as of September 1, 2008. Although the final height of the structure is kept a secret, it is estimated that it will stand tall at 818mt (2,684ft).

10. Mission MarsThe NASA's Mars science Laboratory (MSL) rover will be launched to Mars. MSL will determine of life ever existed on Mars and prepare for a possible human exploration later.

11. Tennis Masters Cup

With the recent upheavals it should be interesting to see who makes the cut for the year-end tournament that moves to London.

12. Avatar
Director James Cameron returns to block buster format in the humungous glory of 'Titanic' and spending the riches earned in deep sea diving. He reunites with Sigourney Weaver after 1986's smash hit action thriller 'Aliens'.