2018 in review: The year that was

Top videos from The Hindu in 2018

From Kerala to Kaziranga, kothu parotta to dondurma.. here's a selection of top videos produced by The Hindu this year. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates.

Kerala floods 

A resurgent monsoon brought Kerala to its knees earlier this year. The State experienced unprecedented rainfall and flooding. As many as 24 were killed in rain-related incidents and several were reported missing. Here’s a video showing the devastation unleashed by floodwaters, crippling cities and towns in its path.

 

Amur falcons and their Nagaland halt 

Every October, flocks of Amur falcons from Siberia start landing in a tiny village called Pangti, near the Doyang reservoir in Nagaland. Watch this video and follow the journey of these small raptors as they head for warmer climes in Kenya and South Africa in a non-stop flight over the Arabian Sea.

 

Inside Kaziranga  

When compared with other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation. But how do we measure the success? How do we know for sure that this world heritage site hosts two-thirds of the world's one-horned rhinoceroses? Watch this video to know more about this year’s Rhino Population Estimation.

 

When food rules  

Who doesn’t like a mouth-watering video of an iconic dish? Or an even-better dessert to finish it off? Here are three of our top food videos: how the iconic ‘kothu parotta’ is made and how Dondurma, a popular Turkish ice-cream is becoming popular in Chennai. To add a bonus, a video tracing Chennai’s favourite Sathyam popcorn. 

 

How cyclone Gaja ravaged TN’s coconut farms 

Cyclone Gaja left coconut farmers devastated, felling lakhs of trees in groves across the Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu. Official estimates say Gaja felled nearly 60-80% of all coconut trees in the region. Our correspondents visit these ravaged regions and spoke to the affected farmers. Listen to their agonised tales.   

 

Train 18, the Next-Gen Shatabdi launched  

Wi-Fi onboard the train? Bio-vaccum toilets? LED lights? The Train 18 has all that and more. Watch this video to know more.

 

The Hindu Explains: the Sentinelese tribe in Andaman 

The death of John Allen Chau was one of the most-talked about incidents in the year. The American national was allegedly killed by people belonging to the protected Sentinelese tribe in the North Sentinel Island. The Sentinelese, a negrito tribe who live on the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans, have not faced incursions and remain hostile to outsiders. Here’s more on them.

 

Sardar Patel statue inauguration 

The Sardar Vallabhai Patel ‘Statue of Unity’ was inaugurated in October this year. Did you know that it is 182 metres tall and is said to be the tallest statue in the world? Watch the video to know more.

 

The emergence of Antibiotic resistance  

Do you pop antibiotics frequently? Or worse, not complete the entire course? You could be in for a shock. Though antibiotics have helped treat many diseases and save lives, their overuse and misuse have created a new menace — Antibiotic resistance. Watch this video before you take your next antibiotic.  

 

Delhi Metro expands with Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri corridor 

The Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake corridor of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line was operational from October this year. With the opening of the Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri corridor, the Delhi Metro network expanded to approximately 314 km. The corridor, which has 15 stations, now connects commuters to Johri Enclave, Gokulpuri, Karkardooma Court, IP Extension, East Azad Nagar and Vinod Nagar East.

 

Rescue of Commander Tomy  

After a three-day global search and rescue effort, Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Navy, stranded in the Southern Indian Ocean, was rescued on September 24th. Watch how not just India, but France and Australia joined in this massive search operation to rescue him. 

 

Meet Chennai’s popular voiceover artists 

Are you a fan of Shin-chan? No, not the original. We mean the popular Tamil dubbed version, which is quite a rage in the State. If you are, here’s a look at who voices the series. Meet Chennai’s popular voiceover artists. 

 

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