Laurie Baker, 90, Brit-born architect whose Gandhian sensibilities led to a low-cost, indigenous environmentally sound model of housing for India.
Anil Kumble, 36, finishes his innings in ODIs. The leggie’s 337 wickets in 271 matches is the most by an Indian. Best figures: 6-12 in the ’93 Hero Cup finals.
The Maoists, after 12 years of armed struggle, come out and finally join an interim government in Nepal. They have 5 spots in the 22-member ministry.
Michael Dibdin, 60, British crime writer whose Aurelio Zen series (set in Italy) has been a perennial bestseller. A last book, End Games, will be out in July.