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Rediff's 10 most read stories of 2005

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Last updated on: December 30, 2005 19:12 IST

Gosh, was 2005 an eventful year or what!

A minister lost his job; Bollywood's biggest icon was in hospital; the cricket captain got sacked after an ugly spat with the coach; an earthquake devastated Kashmir… the list is endless.

These were only some of the major headlines from 2005. Apart from all of that, we had some brilliant features, columns, interviews.

Our most popular stories these last 12 months cover tremors in Maharashtra, two celebrity deaths, the terrorist attack in Ayodhya.

And, there was one feature on sex in the Top 10, affirming the online belief that sex always sells.

1. Tremors rattle Maharashtra
Posted: March 14, 2005 15:46 IST
2. Amrish Puri is dead
Posted; January 12, 2005 08:53 IST
3. 6 militants storm Ayodhya, killed
Posted: July 05, 2005 10:31 IST
4. Sunil Dutt is dead
Posted: May 25, 2005 12:32 IST
5. Highlights of Union Budget 2005-06
Posted: February 28, 2005 11:31 IST
6. The Rising: History comes alive
Posted: August 12, 2005 12:35 IST
7. Sarkar is just Godfather, dumbed-down
Posted: June 30, 2005 16:41 IST
8. Abhijeet Sawant Indian Idol!
Posted: March 05, 2005 16:17 IST
9. Salaam Namaste: Great fun
Posted: September 09, 2005 17:33 IST
10. Is sex necessary?
Posted: October 19, 2005

And here's the Top 10 from our list of most forward stories. Spot any similarities with the list above?

1. World Cup 2007 Schedule

2. 10 tips to improve the way you speak English

3. 10 rules to manage your boss

4. Is sex necessary?

5. The truth about sex

6. Cricket Schedule

7. 5 resume mistakes you must avoid

8. How to make a GREAT presentation

9. 6 'soft' skills you need for success

10. Billionaire college dropouts!

Don't find any of your favourite stories on either list? Tell us what you think are your top picks during the year, and we will publish the list. Post your entry here

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