2017: The Hindu's top picks

Gujarat election, Virushka and khichdi among the The Hindu's top 10 tweets of 2017

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As the count down to 2018 begins, here are the top 10 tweets from The Hindu in 2017.

Another year comes to an end. High profile elections, political predicaments, ridiculous rumours, Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un squabbles, chilling attacks on press freedom, grand weddings... no one can say that 2017 wasn't eventful.

As the count down to 2018 begins, here are the top 10 tweets from The Hindu in 2017.

What do you think is the best scenario for Tamil Nadu?

Following news that the former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's long-term friend V.K Sasikala was "unanimously" elected to lead the AIADMK Legislative party, we conducted an online poll seeking our readers' thoughts on the situation. About 59% of the 11,168 votes that were cast said that they wanted O. Paneerselvam as the CM.

Controversies surrounding Sasikala after Jayalalithaa's death


The state of affairs after the Durga Puja immersion at the Yamuna River bank in New Delhi

On September 30, R. V. Moorthy, one of our photographers based in New Delhi, took photographs of the aftermath of the Durga Puja celebrations on the banks of the Yamuna river. The photos showed that despite strict orders from the National Green Tibunal, most of the idols immersed in the river were made of Plaster of Paris, which remains as debris, causing damage to soil and water.

Yamuna in distress after immersions


Footwear without back strap is sandal, not chappal, says High Court

Our Courts have had to settle some bizarre cases in the course of life. For instance, January saw the Delhi High Court settling a dispute on whether a woman’s footwear without a back strap is a "sandal" or a "chappal." No kidding.

Footwear without back strap is sandal, not chappal: HC


Virat Kohli marries Anushka Sharma

To nobody's surprise, actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli's high-profile wedding earlier this month grabbed a lot of eyeballs. The couple, who were dating for about three years, got married on December 11 in a private ceremony in Italy.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma tie the knot


Journalists take part in a silent protest against attacks on media

Following multiple instances of attacks on journalists including the cold-blooded murders of Gauri Lankesh at her residence in Bangalore and Sudip Datta Bhowmik at a battalion headquarters of Tripura State Rifles near Agartala, and the attack on Pankaj Mishra, a Hindi medium journalist in Bihar, the Press Club of India held a protest meet in New Delhi demanding action against such threats to the freedom of press. The protest, held on Gandhi Jayanti, was attended by many eminent journalists.


Reports of EVM glitches during Gujarat election

The recently completed Gujarat Assembly elections saw strenuous campaigning from all political parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, with allegations about anything and everything flying helter-skelter. The polls too were marred with claims of malfunctioning EVMs in several areas which the Election Commission dismissed.

Gujarat Assembly Elections phase 1: As it happened


Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss India 2017

Seventeen years after Priyanka Chopra won the Miss World title for India, Manushi Chhillar was crowned as Miss World 2017 on November 18 in China. A few days after her win, the medical student from Haryana won people's heart again when she reacted to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's "chillar" remark with grace and humour.

Not upset with Tharoor’s tongue-in-cheek remark, says Manushi Chhillar


Zaira Wasim apologises for meeting "political leaders"

Our compatriots don't have a great record when it comes to bullying, a fact that was noted for the umpteenth time when they pressured a 16-year-old into tendering an apology for meeting the Chief Minister of her State. Zaira Wasim of 'Dangal' fame found herself in the middle of a controversy when photographs emerged of her in conversation with Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti, who had been unpopular in the country for her handling of the Kashmir unrest.

'I am 16, treat me accordingly', says Zaira Wasim


How Gujarat voted in the last 3 elections

As a part of The Hindu's comprehensive coverage of the Gujarat election and it's verdict, we posted a GIF on Gujarat's voting trends in 2007 Assemby election, 2014 Lok Sabha election and 2017 Assembly election. This explained how the voting patterns have changed and yet, remained the same, in the course of the last 10 years.

The Hindu's comprehensive coverage of Gujarat Election 2017


When khichdi got us into a pickle

Ah, the khichdi controversy. It was not one of the brightest moments of the year when reports emerged that khichdi had been selected as the national food of India. Though Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal dismissed it in the wake of massive uproar, the idea of a "national food" in a diverse country like ours gave fodder to many a meme and satirical articles.

A case for idli-dosa as the national food


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