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Year-Ender

Yearender 2021: Virat Kohli vs BCCI, Sushil Kumar's Shame, Mary Kom's First Of Fury – 5 Unwanted Controversies

Dec 30, 2021 Koushik Paul

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli contradicted each other on future of Indian captaincy while Olympians Manika Batra, Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom made headlines for the wrong reasons in 2021.

Yearender 2021: From ESports To Sunil Chhetri’s Khel Ratna, Indian Football Made Exciting Moves - Highlights

Dec 29, 2021 Koushik Paul

The year 2021 was good for Indian football despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian women played in Brazil while Sandesh Jhingan signed up a Croatian professional team.


Year-Ender 2021: Indian Actors Who Made Us Proud In Hollywood

From actress Priyanka Chopra to actor Rajkummar Rao to actress Huma Qureshi, 2021 saw many Indian actors go westwards. Here’s a list of actors who earned the ticket to Hollywood in this year gone by.

Yearender 2021: Big Little Sunil Chhetri Sparks In Quite Year For Indian Football

Dec 29, 2021 Abhishek Hore

India won a record-extending eighth SAFF Championship title but for a nation seeking to relive its glory days and re-establish itself on the big stage, a triumph in a regional tournament is not something it would like to contend with.


Yearender 2021: Transforming Fandom, How This Year Has Been Fantastic For Sports NFTs

Sports NFTs are becoming a rage. If it’s NBA and NFL in the USA, cricket is catching the imagination of digital collectors who love to buy, brag and bargain. Here is a year-end 2021 review.

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27 December, 2021

Year-Ender 2021: Lara Dutta To Aayush Sharma To Kangana Ranaut – Transformations That Blew Our Minds

Prateek Sur

Many actors have done a brilliant onscreen transformation this year. From building up a body to gaining weight massively to completely going unrecognisable via make-up, here are some of the top transformations on-screen which left us amazed.


27 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Tokyo Olympics Performances Usher In New Dawn For Indian Hockey

Saumojyoti S Choudhury

A historic bronze-winning show at Tokyo Olympics by the men's team and an outstanding fourth-place finish for the women's team infused fresh life into the game which was in danger of slipping into oblivion.


27 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Lifts Spirits But Weightlifting Faces Uncertain Future

Aparajita Upadhyay

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a former world champion, had left the 2016 Rio Olympics in tears after failing to log a legitimate lift but five years on, she displayed the brilliant composure in Tokyo for a historic silver medal.


27 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: When Covid-19 Took Away A Few Good Men And Made Sports Poorer

Jayanta Oinam

A number of legends like Milkha Singh lost their lives due to coronavirus in 2021. The sports fraternity shed a few teardrops when men like 1983 Cricket World Cup-winner Yashpal Sharma, hockey stalwart MK Kaushik, football superstar Gerd Muller et al left us.


25 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Neeraj Chopra Heralds New Era In Indian Athletics With Olympic Gold

Philem Dipak Singh

While Neeraj Chopra's golden moment is a new beginning in Indian athletics, but the year 2021 also witnessed the end of an era with the demise of legendary Milkha Singh.


25 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Sports Helped Fight Vagaries Even As Mental Health And Racism Dominated Headlines

Jayanta Oinam

Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.


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25 December, 2021

Year-Ender 2021: Celebrity Break-Ups That Shook Up Everyone

Prateek Sur

Every year we have quite a few celebrities who end up breaking up for some reason or the other. As 2021 comes to a close, here’s taking a look at some couples who broke up this year.


24 December, 2021

5 Hidden Gems To Binge Watch This Christmas Holiday Season

Prateek Sur

Need some help getting into the holiday spirit? Here are some hidden gems which will get you into the Christmas mood.


24 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Olympic Glory, Heartbreak And A Murder Story In Dangal Of A Year For Indian Wrestling

Soumitra Bose

Vinesh Phogat's disappointment in Tokyo 2020 was offset by medals from Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia but Sushil Kumar ended up in jail in a roller-coaster 2021 for Indian wrestling.


24 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Indian Shooters Flattered To Deceive, Fired Blanks At Tokyo 2020

Abhishek Hore

The outstanding results achieved by Indian shooters everywhere else, at other times in 2021, were applauded but they were never supposed to mitigate the extreme pain caused by the debacle at the Tokyo Olympics.


23 December, 2021

Badminton Yearender 2021: PV Sindhu's Journey To Greatness, Kidambi Srikanth's Resurgence

Amit Kumar Das

If Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu led from the front with a bronze medal at Tokyo Games and a silver at the season-ending World Tour Final, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen dished out a year-end special.


22 December, 2021

Year-Ender 2021: Sidharth Malhotra To Kriti Sanon To Kartik Aaryan - Actors Who Made An OTT Debut

Prateek Sur

Kartik Aaryan, Taapsee Pannu, Radhika Madan, Sidharth Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani made their digital debuts on OTT in 2021. The performances have been loved by all.


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22 December, 2021

Year-Ender 2021: Vidya Balan To Kiara Advani To Taapsee Pannu - 5 Stellar Female Performances

Prateek Sur

As another year comes to an end, we take a look back at the strong and impactful female performances that struck a chord with the audience owing to the hard-hitting portrayal.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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