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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Year End Special

The guide to your fix

It’s a choc-a-block year for sports lovers as a plethora of events is sure to keep you glued to the tube.

Team India: Who scored, who missed

Apart from the forgettable England series, Team India had an interesting year. While some players saw their career highs, there were some who lost lustre. We recap in pictures the ten players who made news in 2011.

A year of living dangerously

Osama, Gaddafi and then went Kim.
Tsunamis and typhoons on the Pacific Rim.
Oh! What changes the world saw this year.
Not just another one, it must now be clear... writes N Madhavan.

Fit hai boss – Europe in 2011

The year may end up defining much of what we will see unfolding in the coming years and decades. As ever, Europe and America had a lot to do with what happened in our lives. Dipankar De Sarkar writes.

Sports: Images of 2011

Whether it be India lifting up cricket world cup trophy, Formula One coming to India or Viru's double ton, Indian sports had some adrenaline-rush moments in 2011. But it was not just India, world sports saw great achievements in 2011. Here is a look at some sporting moments you will cherish.

2011 through Zero's eyes!

Zero, the little blue donkey created by Shreyas Navare, takes you through major events of 2011 in cartoons. Click away to rewind and tickle your funny bone.

News that didn’t make headlines

The year that was: As 2011 comes to an end, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri takes a look at events that didn’t quite create a stir but changed the world.

News that shook the world

2011 was an eventful year. Be it killing of Osama bin Laden or mass murder by Norwegian Anders Behring Brevik, fall of dictators or the London riots. The world stopped and noticed. Log on for a photogallery of news and events that shook the world.

2011: Top 10 Hollywood blockbusters

Sequels, threequels and prequels dominated the biggest film releases of 2011 with the end of the Harry Potter franchise topping the list with more than $1 billion in receipts, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Angry Birds is most downloaded app of 2011

Angry Birds beat social networking app Facebook and VoIP calling app Skype to claim the coveted title of the most downloaded app this year. Check out other apps which made the cut. PHOTOS

2011: What buzzed worldwide

'Tahrir Square' grabbed eyeballs, 'I am Anna' was on everybody's lips, India celebrated arrival of 'BetiB' but '100th hundred' remained elusive. Many such words and phrases found their way in our daily conversations and here's a recap of some that were buzzing in India and world over in 2011.

B-Town men struck gold in 2011

Bollywood's leading men wooed audiences back to cinemas after a dismal 2010. Salman Khan's Bodyguard and Ajay Devgn's Singham were among the year's biggest blockbusters.

Myspace tops Google losers list

According to the Google Zeitgeist report, the social network Myspace, founded in 2003, was the fastest-falling search term of 2011 with searches for the site declining steadily from already depleted volume from January 2011. PHOTOS: Top 5 google losers

Most watched on mobile in 2011: The Dirty Picture, Poonam Pandey

Thanks to Vidya Balan's oomph, content related to The Dirty Picture grabbed maximum eyeballs on the mobile platform, while controversial Poonam Pandey took away the lion's share of views among models, this year.

2011: Controversial celeb quotes

Like their make-up, acting and dialogues, celebs sometimes go wrong with with their quotes too. While RGV called RA.One a sham, Sonam said she wants to turn gay for Kareena. Here're the spiciest quotes of 2011.
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