Let’s Wrap It: 50 Significant Moments That Got Indians Talking In 2014

1. Leaving Long before She Should Have — (Found dead on Jan 17)

It was a shocking moment to many when Sunanda Pushkar committed suicide, a day after facing sleazy remarks of cyberbullies on twitter.

2. Delhi Sips the Cocktail of Shame and Horror — (Died on Jan 31)

A jubilant 20-year-old Arunachal boy, Nido Tania, was brutally beaten to death in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar.

3. He Came, He Saw, He Left — (Resigned on Feb 14)

Arvind Kejriwal pulled a high-profile political stunt when he resigned along with his entire government after ruling Delhi for 49 days.

4. Besahara — (Arrested on Feb 28)

The jailing of Subrata Roy in in a Rs. 24,000 crore fraud case was a clear message to all powerbrokers that Indian law brooks no compromise.

5. Gone with the Wind — (Disappeared on Mar 8)

The mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, with 239 people on board including 5 Indians, appalled everyone amid intriguing tales of conspiracy theorists.

6. A Literary Heartbreak — (Died on Mar 20)

Humble spirit, golden heart, and mighty pen; these are some among the endless reasons to miss Khushwant Singh who breathed his last at 99.

7. Thalaiva on 140 Character Platform — (First tweet on May 5) 

Rajinikanth official twitter account

 Right after joining Rajinikanth, twitter suddenly started trending in different universes.

8. The Badaun Girls — (Discovered dead on May 17)

Protest against Badaun girls murder

Photo: Huff Post

The horrific pictures of two teenage girls hanging from a tree in Badaun questioned the shortcomings of the already unprincipled UP government.

9. RIP Ambassador — (Production officially stopped on May 25)

Photo: wikipedia

Photo: Wikipedia

 The car that piloted India for 56 years, was rolled off the production line.

10. And Here Comes the Man with Mission — (Took oath on May 26)

Narendra Modi becomes new Prime Minister of India

 Narendra Modi stormed to power in capital after crushing his opponents by a historic margin in the Lok Sabha elections.

11. Introducing the 29th State of India — (New state on Jun 2)

Supporters of Telangana came out in force and held huge celebrations when it was granted statehood by GOI.

12. FIFA World Cup Fever Reaches India — (Begins on Jun 12)

As the much-awaited tournament commenced in Brazil, soccer fans in India jostled to TV sets and flight tickets in a similar haste.

13. So Damn Cool, So Badass — (Joined Indian Navy on Jun 14)

INS Vikramaditya join Indian Military's arsenal

Image source: Jeff Head/Flickr

INS Vikramaditya, nation’s largest aircraft carrier, made a thunderous arrival in the arsenal of Indian military.

14. Who is Sachin? — (In a post-match conference on Jun 28)

Sachi's fans troll Sharapove

Photo: India.com

Fans of Sachin Tendulkar pounced on Maria Sharapova with a blizzard of wrath when she denied knowing him during the Wimbledon.

15. Bachelor in Jihad — (July onwards)

Power Show of ISIS Militants

Photo: NBC News

Impressed by the barbarous ideologies of ISIS, some Indian fanatics went out their way to join the scumbags in Syria.

16. Appalled by Gaza’s Frightening Conditions — (Highly in July)

Image source: NBC News

Photo: NBC News

People of different age groups flocked on the streets to protest Israel’s frantic rage and barbarous act of inhumanity in Gaza.

17. Bhai’s Next Cash Cow — (Released on Jul 25)

Maligning the Indian celluloid as usual, Salman Khan’s yet another doesn’t-make-a-sense movie Kick made a ton of money.

18. The Enigmatic Chinese Smartphone — (Paced up in August)

Xiaomi Mi 3 Chinese smartphone

Photo: YouTube

Xiaomi Mi 3 rung a record sales in Indian market other than spurting a mass hysteria among online customers.

19. Makdee Girl Trapped in the Web — (Arrested on Aug 31)

Admirers of Shweta Basu Prasad were left open-mouthed when she was caught in a prostitution racket in Hyderabad. Later on, charges against her were withdrawn by a session court.

20. Love under Religious Scanner — (Majorly September)

The RSS-led campaign against Love Jihad didn’t fare well and turned into a major bummer for the right-wing extremists.

21. A Cold-blooded Coalition — (Going awry in September )

The widening chasm between BJP and Shiv Sena was eventually given a halt, but by then the 25-year-old political alliance had experienced its worst phase ever.

22. Wrath of Nature Hits J&K — (Condition worsens on Sept 7)

Kashmir hit by major flooding

Photo: NBC News

Several areas, especially Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir were battered by the most catastrophic flooding since 1959.

23. Neighbor on Tour — (Arrived in India on Sept 17)

Chinese President on India's Tour

Photo: IB Times

Chinese President Xi Jinping was given a warm welcome on his first visit to India though he failed to yield anything good.

24. Severe Flooding Hits NE — (Major causalities on Sept 23)

The Assam-Meghalaya floods caused wide-spread damage before claiming several lives and ravaging the infrastructure.

25. A Lethal Jump in Tiger’s Den — (Killed on Sept 23)

A student of class 12. A white tiger in Delhi zoo. You know the rest.

26. Get a life, TOI — (Matter highlighted on Sept 23)

How Deepika Padukone bashed the nation’s best boob-selling online newspaper, has become a classic example to handle the mean-spirited media morons.

27. My MOM, My Pride — (Rewriting history on Sept 24)

ISRO was on the receiving end of standing ovation when Mars Orbiter Mission entered the Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.

28. India’s Political Rock Star in US — (Reached on Sept 26)

Modi in Madison Square Garden

Photo: PRI

Narendra Modi enthralled the crowd at Madison Square Garden by delivering a powerful speech with charming dictions.

29. Amma Behind the Bars — (Convicted on Sept 27)

jayalalitha jailed on corruption charges.

Photo: IB Times

The jailing and bailing of Jayalalithaa in a corruption case filed by Subramanian Swamy, witnessed a high-potential demonstration by her fans.

30. Hitting Harder, Moving Faster — (Wins gold on Oct 1)

Renowned for her devastating punches, Mary Kom turned this year even more explosive with a gold in 2014 Asian Games.

31. Let’s Make a ‘Clean India’ — (Kicked off on Oct 2)

India’s biggest sanitation campaign ever, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, was given a go by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Bapu’s b’day.

32. West Bengal Becomes a Terrorists Haven — (October onwards)

West Bengal terror links investigation

Photo: Dailymail

Revelations of NIA about a huge number of active terror cells in West Bengal hinted that national security threat has just got a new height.

33. Pak Exchanges Mortars with India on Eid — (Firing on Oct 6)

Pakistan rangers attack Indian villages

Photo: Dailymail

Targeting civilian areas and border posts in J&K, Pakistani rangers resorted to the biggest shelling since the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

34. The Day when Cart didn’t Flip Well — (Offer on Oct 6)

Flipkart billion day sale

Amid strategic glitches to defy the stampede of e-consumers, Flipkart’s Big Billion Day turned into a humiliating experience for the Bansals.

35. A Noble Man — (Selected on Oct 10)

Photo: ENCA

Photo: ENCA

It was a proud moment for India when a lesser-known children’s right activist, Kailash Satyarthi, shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai.

36. Gearing up Football in a Cricket-crazy Nation — (From Oct 12)

Indian Super League match

Photo: NBC Sports

Indian soccer fans were cheered by the vim and vigor of Indian Super League.

37. Staying Focused on Goals — (WTA doubles final on Oct 26)

Bagging the women’s doubles title of WTA, Sania Mirza once again proved to be a supernova of the court.

38. Let the Love Ensue — (Campaign in November’s beginning)

Kiss of Love campaign in India

Photo: NBC News

The Kiss of Love campaign on streets hollered at bigoted extremists that modern India doesn’t give a damn about moral policing.

39. Playing it Terminator’s Way — (Against Sri Lanka on Nov 13)

Rohit Sharma massacred the Sri Lankan bowling line-up with his scintillating 264, the highest individual ODI score ever.

40. Arpita Becomes the Bride of the Year — (Wedding on Nov 18)

Arpita Khan with brothers

Photo: Flickr

The super stardom of Salman Khan was suffice to make his adorable sister’s wedding a phenomenal event of 2014.

41. Yay! They Figured Things Out — (During Arpita’s wedding)

Die-hard fans of SRK and Salman Khan were elated when both renewed their vows of brotherhood, ending a long rocky spell.

42. Baba Black Sheep — (Arrested on Nov 19)

The controversial self-proclaimed godman, Baba Rampal, was apprehended by the police following a series of dramatic events.

43. Kaha Na Pyaar Hai…. — (Confirms relationship on Nov 20)

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma romance

Photo: GoPixPic

Virat Kohli finally reveals his romantic linkage with Anushka Sharma, giving the TRP-hungry media something to chew over till next update.

44. A Memorable Legacy — (Succumbs to head injury on Nov 27)

Phil hughes died while playing

Photo: Getty

Nothing much to say. Just stay in peace, Phil.

45. In the Name of the Religion — (Slapped on Nov 30)

Bollywood actress Gauhar Khan was slapped by a dumbass Islamic supremacist who thought her clothes weren’t fitting on the religious line.

46. Red Predators Wreak Havoc Once Again — (Attacked on Dec 1)

14 CRPF personnel were killed by Naxals in Chattisgarh’s Sukma, making it the second biggest attack since the massacring of 15 troopers and one civilian earlier this year.

47. Trouble in the Paradise — (Four separate attacks on Dec 5)

In the already disturbed region of J&K, Pakistan-backed militants unfolded one of the deadliest attacks in recent years.

48. #DelhiShamedAgain — (Intervening night of Dec 5 and 6)

Delhi renewed its registration of being the Rape Capital when a young woman’s modesty was outraged by a driver of Uber.

49. A Moment of Silence for Humanity — (Carnage on Dec 16)

The grisly massacre of innocent children in Peshawar school by Taliban militants shocked everyone beyond words.

50. Barbarians Unleash Violence in Assam — (Evening of Dec 23)

Bodo militants attack Assam

Photo: DNA India

More than 70 tribal people lost their lives when Bodo militants attacked three districts of Assam.

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