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Movies to look forward to in 2022: RRR and Gehraiyaan to The Batman and Pippa

  • While the start of the year will have films such as Gangubai Kathiawadi and Gehraiyaan, the latter part of 2022 will see releases such as Brahmastra and Pippa.
RRR releases in January while Pippa will arrive at the end of 2022. Laal Singh Chaddha opens in April. 
RRR releases in January while Pippa will arrive at the end of 2022. Laal Singh Chaddha opens in April. 
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 07:23 AM IST
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ByNilanjana Basu

Best Indian films of 2021: Karnan and Sherni to The Great Indian Kitchen

The minutiae of oppressive structures, such as patriarchy, caste system, or institutionalised political corruption took centre stage in many of the best Indian films. 
Dhanush plays the titular hero in writer-director Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan.
Dhanush plays the titular hero in writer-director Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan.
Published on Dec 31, 2021 07:06 AM IST
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By Devarsi Ghosh

Squid Game to Sex Education: 10 best international shows of 2021

  • 2021 has given us some truly fantastic storytelling on streaming platforms with a wide variety of worlds and universes to get lost in and relish. There’s just too much great stuff for any one person to watch.
Stills from Netflix shows Squid Game and Sex Education. 
Stills from Netflix shows Squid Game and Sex Education. 
Published on Dec 30, 2021 04:24 PM IST
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BySuchin Mehrotra

From Love Story to Cinema Bandi and Wild Dog: Best of Telugu cinema in 2021

  • As 2021 comes to an end, here is looking back at the best Telugu films of the year, from Love Story to Wild Dog.
Love Story and Wild Dog are among the best Telugu films of 2021.
Love Story and Wild Dog are among the best Telugu films of 2021.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 03:10 PM IST
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ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

2021: Year that saw Bollywood stars, from Salman Khan to Ajay Devgn, on OTT

  • Some of the biggest names in Bollywood, including Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn, released their films directly on OTT this year, partly due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Star-studded films like Bhuj, Atrangi Re, and Radhe all opted for direct release on OTT platforms this year.
Star-studded films like Bhuj, Atrangi Re, and Radhe all opted for direct release on OTT platforms this year.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 07:15 AM IST
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ByAbhimanyu Mathur

How did the Indian markets perform in 2021?

A comparison of BSE Sensex with 10 major world indices across nine countries indicates that it has shown the best performance among major Asian economies in the current year and has the second-best performance in the world.
In nominal terms, 2021 was the best year for BSE as the Sensex moved by around 10,000 points in a single year.(PTI)
In nominal terms, 2021 was the best year for BSE as the Sensex moved by around 10,000 points in a single year.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2021 01:06 AM IST
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ByVineet Sachdev

Shaheen's opening spell to Agar's 3-wicket over: Top 5 T20I bowling performances

  • As the year draws to a close, let’s take a look at the top-5 bowling spells in the shortest format (only international cricket).
Shaheen Afridi (L) during the game against India in T20 World Cup; Ashton Agar celebrating with Matthew Wade during the T20 World Cup.(AP)
Shaheen Afridi (L) during the game against India in T20 World Cup; Ashton Agar celebrating with Matthew Wade during the T20 World Cup.(AP)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 06:56 PM IST
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From Babar's record 122 to Williamson masterclass - 2021's top 5 T20I knocks

  • 2021 was packed with some of the most impressive T20I knocks with Pakistan captain Babar Azam smashing a record score to kick off this year before a flurry of absolute bests were served during the ICC tournament, hence making the choice of top 5 innings of the year a tough one.
Babar Azam; Kane Williamson(Getty)
Babar Azam; Kane Williamson(Getty)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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From F9 to Spider-Man: How 2021 saw return of Hollywood box office blockbusters

  • After a disappointing 2020 due to COVID-19, films like Spider-Man: No Way Home, F9, and No Time To Die led the resurgence of blockbusters in Hollywood this year.
F9, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and No Time To Die were the top three grossing Hollywood films of 2021.
F9, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and No Time To Die were the top three grossing Hollywood films of 2021.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 10:07 AM IST
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ByAbhimanyu Mathur

From Karnan to Jai Bhim and Master: Best of Tamil cinema in 2021

  • Here are eight Tamil releases of the year 2021 which are definitely a must watch for not just the fans of the Tamil cinema but for cinelovers from all walks of life. 
Vijay in a still from Master and Suriya in a still from Jai Bhim. 
Vijay in a still from Master and Suriya in a still from Jai Bhim. 
Published on Dec 28, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

2021 in numbers: Infant, child vaccinations dropped 15% in May compared to 2019

Data suggests that India’s immunisation programme was largely on track this year. However, the drop in May this year and in several months of 2020 suggests some of the increase in 2021 could also be due to delayed vaccinations
A health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a national Pulse Polio Immunisation (PPI) programme at a Urban Primary Health Centre at Heritage street in August 2021. (HT File Photo/Sameer Sehgal)
A health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a national Pulse Polio Immunisation (PPI) programme at a Urban Primary Health Centre at Heritage street in August 2021. (HT File Photo/Sameer Sehgal)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 04:04 PM IST
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ByAbhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Vicky-Katrina wedding to India-Pakistan match, Zomato 2021 meme rewind is a hit

Yearender 2021: This collection of memes shared on Instagram by Zomato shows ordering trends on their app along with some viral memes from this year.
Yearender 2021: Zomato's 2021 meme rewinds ranges from the recent Vicky-Katrina wedding to the India-Pakistan match and everything in between. (instagram/@zomato)
Yearender 2021: Zomato's 2021 meme rewinds ranges from the recent Vicky-Katrina wedding to the India-Pakistan match and everything in between. (instagram/@zomato)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 03:19 PM IST
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BySohini Sengupta

'Eriksen's collapse during Euros impacted me most': Ex-Liverpool footballer

  • Calling it a 'dark day', Seagraves spoke about the Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland, when a completely fit Christian Eriksen collapsed midway during the match and as confirmed by the doctors later, the midfielder had suffered a cardiac arrest.
Denmark's Christian Eriksen stretchered off the pitch after collapsing during the Euro 2020 match. (REUTERS)
Denmark's Christian Eriksen stretchered off the pitch after collapsing during the Euro 2020 match. (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 07:23 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

From Anushka Sharma to Kareena Kapoor, celebs who welcomed babies this year

Bollywood stars Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Preity Zinta, among others, welcomed babies in 2021. 
Celebs who welcomed babies in 2021.(Instagram)
Celebs who welcomed babies in 2021.(Instagram)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 07:07 AM IST
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Why 2021 was a bad year for mental health

  • Yearender 2021: Lonely for elderly, unproductive for children, stressful for adults, 2021 indeed was a bad year for mental health.
2021 was particularly a bad year for mental health as adults, children and elderly suffered alike.(Pixabay)
2021 was particularly a bad year for mental health as adults, children and elderly suffered alike.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 05:39 PM IST
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2021 in numbers: Rural hospital deaths increased 45% compared to 2020 in Jan-May

2021 in numbers: In all, 480,000 people have died due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country since March 2020, according to figures compiled from state bulletins. 69% of these deaths took place in 2021.
2021 in numbers: According to HMIS, there were 1,432,783 deaths in January-May 2021, 45% more than in 2020 when 987,945 deaths took place in the same period. (AFP File Photo)
2021 in numbers: According to HMIS, there were 1,432,783 deaths in January-May 2021, 45% more than in 2020 when 987,945 deaths took place in the same period. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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ByAbhishek Jha

Dilip Kumar to Sidharth Shukla: Celebs who left us in 2021

  • From Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar to Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla, here's remembering the departed souls who left their fans in grief. 
Surekha Sikri, Dilip Kumar and Sidharth Shukla died in 2021.
Surekha Sikri, Dilip Kumar and Sidharth Shukla died in 2021.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 04:27 PM IST
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The best Test bowling in 2021: Siraj's spell for the ages, Ajaz emulates Kumble

  • From Kyle Jamieson shattering India's World Test Championship dream to Ajaz Patel emulating a feat only two bowlers had done before him, here are the spells we feel stood out in the year 2021.
(From R): Mohammed Siraj, James Anderson and Ajaz Patel.(Getty Images)
(From R): Mohammed Siraj, James Anderson and Ajaz Patel.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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Indian actors who shone bright in Hollywood this year

  • From Priyanka Chopra in The Matrix Resurrections and Adarsh Gourav in The White Tiger to Kubbra Sait in Foundation, Indian actors bagged meaty parts in films and shows in the west this year.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in The Matrix Resurrections and Adarsh Gourav in The White Tiger and Kubbra Sait in Foundation.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in The Matrix Resurrections and Adarsh Gourav in The White Tiger and Kubbra Sait in Foundation.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 09:14 AM IST
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India sports review of 2021: The high, the low, and the sorrow

  • As sports in India delivered a roller-coaster of emotions, let’s take a look at some of its major highlights.
Clockwise - From left: Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Siraj celebrate the win in Gabba; Neeraj Chopra reacts after a throw in the javelin throw final at Tokyo Olympics; File photo of Milkha Singh, who passed away in June due to Covid-related complications; Virat Kohli and the members of team India return after 10-wicket loss to Pakistan; Kidambi Srikanth plays during the BWF World Championships in Spain.(AP/PTI/ANI)
Clockwise - From left: Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Siraj celebrate the win in Gabba; Neeraj Chopra reacts after a throw in the javelin throw final at Tokyo Olympics; File photo of Milkha Singh, who passed away in June due to Covid-related complications; Virat Kohli and the members of team India return after 10-wicket loss to Pakistan; Kidambi Srikanth plays during the BWF World Championships in Spain.(AP/PTI/ANI)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 10:29 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Yearender 2021: Controversies that kept Bollywood in news all year

  • The year 2021 saw many celebrities from Bollywood caught up in controversies. From Kangana Ranaut to Aryan Khan, here are the celebs that made news.
Kangana Ranaut shows a victory sign as she arrives at Khar Police Station, in Mumbai on Thursday. (Sunil Khandare)
Kangana Ranaut shows a victory sign as she arrives at Khar Police Station, in Mumbai on Thursday. (Sunil Khandare)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 07:19 AM IST
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Pant's Gabba exploits, Rohit's maiden overseas ton: Top 10 Test knocks of 2021

  • As the year draws to a close, we backtrack to top batting performances in the traditional format of the game. 
Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma(Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 01:36 PM IST
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Katrina-Vicky, Patralekha-Rajkummar to Dia-Vaibhav: Celebs' weddings of 2021

  • Many celebrities tied the knot in 2021. From Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal to Yami Gautam-Aditya Dhar, here's a list of this year's weddings.
Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal, Patralekha and Rajkummar Rao, Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar, Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi at their respective weddings.
Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal, Patralekha and Rajkummar Rao, Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar, Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi at their respective weddings.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 07:23 AM IST
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From Pawri Hori Hai to Abhi Maja Aayega Na Bhidu: Yashraj Mukhate's 2021 hits

Yearender 2021: Here's a list of Yashraj Mukhate's top five songs from this year that made netizens groove and laugh out loud at the same time.
Yearender 2021: Pawri Hori Hai to Abhi Maja Aayega Na Bhidu, Yashraj Mukhate never misses. (instagram/@yashrajmukhate)
Yearender 2021: Pawri Hori Hai to Abhi Maja Aayega Na Bhidu, Yashraj Mukhate never misses. (instagram/@yashrajmukhate)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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BySohini Sengupta

Shakib's superb return, Prasidh's record feat: 2021's Top 10 ODI bowling spells

  • Although the year witnessed only 71 ODI games, it was enough to offer the fans some breath-taking bowling performances - from Shakib Al Hasan's sensational return to cricket from a year long ban to Chris Woakes' disciplined bowling against Bangladesh, from Prasidh Krishna's record-breaking figures on debut to a couple of maiden five-wicket hauls.
Shakib Al Hasan; Prasidh Krishna(Getty)
Shakib Al Hasan; Prasidh Krishna(Getty)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 05:23 PM IST
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2021 in numbers: Delhi’s air was better than usual; weather and lockdown helped

2021 in numbers: The average AQI in Delhi for the January 1-December 23 period in 2021 is 205.5, which is still lower than the corresponding figures for 2018 (221.4) and 2019 (210.7).
2021 in numbers: A month-by-month comparison of Delhi’s air quality does not indicate that the improvement in annual average AQI in 2021 over 2018 or 2019 has much to do with steps to control pollution (Amal KS/HT Photo)
2021 in numbers: A month-by-month comparison of Delhi’s air quality does not indicate that the improvement in annual average AQI in 2021 over 2018 or 2019 has much to do with steps to control pollution (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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ByAbhishek Jha, New Delhi

Yearender 2021: Desi superfoods that made waves in 2021

  • Yearender 2021: This was the year when we embraced our roots and relished healthy Indian foods. Here are some of the desi superfoods that made news in 2021.
Yearender 2021: Desi superfoods that made waves in 2021(Pixabay, Shutterstock)
Yearender 2021: Desi superfoods that made waves in 2021(Pixabay, Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Chahar's gritty 69* to Curran's one-man fight: Top 10 ODI knocks of 2021  

In a year dominated by Test cricket and T20Is, the ODI format took a backseat but in the limited number of 50-over matches fans witnessed some of the most enthralling contests.
From Deepak Chahar's gritty 69* to Sam Curran's one-man fight in Pune: Here are the top 10 ODI knocks of 2021
From Deepak Chahar's gritty 69* to Sam Curran's one-man fight in Pune: Here are the top 10 ODI knocks of 2021
Published on Dec 23, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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Indian sports in 2021: Of Chopra's gold, Srikanth's silver and Olympic prowess

  • Sportspersons from the country reached unimaginable highs through the course of another Pandemic-stricken calendar year but nothing, absolutely nothing, deterred their will and motivation to announce to the world that they belong to a country that is above and beyond its love for cricket.
Indian sports witnessed an incredible 2021. (Getty Images)
Indian sports witnessed an incredible 2021. (Getty Images)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 06:30 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

Priyanka Chopra, Kim Kardashian, Zendaya and Megan Fox: Best red carpet moments

  • From Priyanka Chopra and Kim Kardashian to Zendaya and Megan Fox, here are the best red carpet moments of 2021. 
Priyanka Chopra and Kim Kardashian to Zendaya and Megan Fox: Best red carpet moments of 2021
Priyanka Chopra and Kim Kardashian to Zendaya and Megan Fox: Best red carpet moments of 2021
Published on Dec 22, 2021 06:06 PM IST
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