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#ThisHappened: India's biggest moments on Twitter in 2018

Here is a list of things that broke the internet this year

December 20, 2018 / 08:02 AM IST
Twitter curated a list of the most talked about subjects on the social media platform in 2018 – for the number of times Indians flocked on Twitter to discuss, deliberate, celebrate and even demand justice! Take a look at the list. (Image: Reuters)
Twitter curated a list of the most talked about subjects on the social media platform in 2018 – for the number of times Indians flocked on Twitter to discuss, deliberate, celebrate and even demand justice! Take a look at the list. (Image: Reuters)
Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri's heart-wrenching video appeal on Twitter inviting fans to fill the stadiums for the Intercontinental Cup 2018 created a storm on Twitter. It was the most retweeted post of 2018 with more than 60,000 retweets.
Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri's heart-wrenching video appeal on Twitter inviting fans to fill the stadiums for the Intercontinental Cup 2018 created a storm on Twitter. It was the most retweeted post of 2018 with more than 60,000 retweets.
The illustrious couple that broke the internet last year with the photographs from their wedding, did it again this year! Virat Kohli's tweet with his wife, Anushka Sharma, on the occasion of Karva Chauth, dressed in a traditional Indian attire got the maximum number of likes this year – 2,16,000. (Image: Twitter/ @imVkohli)
The illustrious couple that broke the internet last year with the photographs from their wedding, did it again this year! Virat Kohli's tweet with his wife, Anushka Sharma, on the occasion of Karva Chauth, dressed in a traditional Indian attire got the maximum number of likes this year – 2,16,000. (Image: Twitter/ @imVkohli)
Albeit delayed, the #MeToo movement hit India this year and it hit certain sectors hard. With women from all walks of life baring tirades of misconduct in their workspaces, #MeToo became one of the top hashtags of this year.
Albeit delayed, the #MeToo movement hit India this year and it hit certain sectors hard. With women from all walks of life baring tirades of misconduct in their workspaces, #MeToo became one of the top hashtags of this year.
Chennai Super Kings drove their fans to chant #WhistlePodu as they made the dash for the IPL 2018 trophy. The expression, which in colloquial Tamil means 'to whistle', sent the fans onto a tweeting frenzy, making it one of the top hashtags of 2018. (Image: Twitter/ @ChennaiIPL)
Chennai Super Kings drove their fans to chant #WhistlePodu as they made the dash for the IPL 2018 trophy. The expression, which in colloquial Tamil means 'to whistle', sent the fans onto a tweeting frenzy, making it one of the top hashtags of 2018. (Image: Twitter/ @ChennaiIPL)
The wedding of the celebrated Bollywood couple, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, saw its fans melting, first over waiting for the photographs, and second when the pictures finally came out. #DeepVeer's wedding tugged at many a heartstring with the hashtag becoming one of the most influential ones in 2018.
The wedding of the celebrated Bollywood couple, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, saw its fans melting, first over waiting for the photographs, and second when the pictures finally came out. #DeepVeer's wedding tugged at many a heartstring with the hashtag becoming one of the most influential ones in 2018.
The debate and discourse around Aadhaar violating the Fundamental Right of Privacy, and the Supreme Court subsequently upholding its constitutional validity, made #Aadhaar one of the most influential hashtags on Twitter this year. (Image: Reuters)
The debate and discourse around Aadhaar violating the Fundamental Right of Privacy, and the Supreme Court subsequently upholding its constitutional validity, made #Aadhaar one of the most influential hashtags on Twitter this year. (Image: Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, not surprisingly, topped the charts as one of the most talked about Indian accounts on Twitter this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, not surprisingly, topped the charts as one of the most talked about Indian accounts on Twitter this year.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is the second most talked about Indian handle on Twitter this year, especially after the party formed governments in three big states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – after wresting power from their nemesis, the BJP.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is the second most talked about Indian handle on Twitter this year, especially after the party formed governments in three big states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – after wresting power from their nemesis, the BJP.
Moneycontrol News
first published: Dec 20, 2018 08:02 am

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