2015: At A Glance

Ruma Mazumdar | December 29, 2015 | 10:00 am
2015: At A Glance
2015: At A Glance

2015 is finally coming to an end and excitement is building over welcoming the New Year. Truly, we all should celebrate this moment as we all survived 2015. We survived natural calamities, man-made disasters, ISIS, Donald Trump, fast foods, social media, mass media, Fifty Shades of Grey on 70 mm screen, Kardashians, adorable animal videos, and a lot of other things that had the capability to destroy this planet or individually drive us nuts.

Anyhow, the point being, 2015 is getting over and it had many moments that shook the core of our beliefs, taught us a lesson or two, but most importantly, united humanity through tragedy and forced us to think as a human being rather than a believer of some faith, member of some community, national of some country, or victim of some individual tragedy. The good, the bad, and the ugly brought us all together and that is what marks the 2015.

Here are the most talked about events of 2015:


#1. Charlie Hebdo attack: On 7th January, Two brothers forcefully entered the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, and open fired that killed 11 people and injured 11 others.

#2. Kunal Weds Soha: On 25th January, Bollywood actors Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu got married.


#3. Saina Nehwal No. 1: On 2nd April, BWF rankings got released and Naina Nehwal became the first woman badminton player from India to become number 1.

#4. Suresh Raina Got Hitched: On 3rd April, team India’s left-handed middle order batsman Suresh Raina exchanged wedding vows with Priyanka Chaudhary.

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#6. Call Me Caitlyn: On 24th April, Olympic gold medallist Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender in an interview on a special 2 hour edition of ABC news’ 20/20.

#7. Nepal Earthquake: On 25th April, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook the whole of Nepal killing 9000 people.


#8. Birth Of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge: On 2nd May, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate Middleton, had their second child Princess Charlotte.


#9. Shahid Weds Meera: On 7th July, actor Shahid Kapoor got married to Delhi girl Mira Rajput.

#10. A.P.J Abdul Kalam No More: On 27th July, India lost one of the most inspirational figures of our times aerospace scientist and 11th President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. While delivering a lecture at IIM, Shillong, Dr. Kalam collapsed and passed away due to cardiac arrest.

#11. Windows 10: On 29th July, Microsoft released Windows 10 operating system for the end consumers.

#12. Yakub Memon Hanged: On 30th July, CA turned terrorist and convict of 1993 Bombay bombing, Yakub Memon, was executed by hanging in Nagpur jail.


#13. Monster Mommy: On 25th August, Indrani Mukerjea was arrested which led of disclosure of one of the most twisted murder mysteries of contemporary times.


#14. Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: On 2nd September a heart-wrenching photo of the lifeless body a Syrian toddler washed ashore on the Turkey coast went viral and made the world realise the gravity of the Syrian crisis.

#15. Volkswagen Scandal: On 23rd September, CEO of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn resigned as a result of the much publicised emission scandal.


#16. Alphabet Inc.: On 2nd October, Alphabet Inc. came to existence as the parent company of Google and all other companies owned by and tied with Google.

#17. Aishwarya Rai’s Second Inning In Bollywood: On 9th October, Aishwarya Rai’s come back movie Jaazba was released. She reappeared on silver screen after 5 years.

#18. Harbhajan Weds Geeta: On 29th October, team India’s specialist spinner Harbhajan Singh got married to his long-term actress girlfriend Geeta Basra.


#19. iPad Pro Released In Market: On 11th November, Apple Inc. formally released the iPad Pro tablet, the first and only Apple device with a stylus called Apple Pencil.

#20. Paris Attacks: 13th November will always be marked as black day for humanity. In multiple terror attacks in Paris, France, 130 individuals lost their lives. Later on, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed their responsibility for these attacks.

#21. Amir Khan On Intolerance: On 23rd November actor Amir Khan made a statement at the 8th edition of Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards that invited much criticism and stirred a controversy.


#22. Chennai Floods: On 3rd December, PM Narendra Modi visits Chennai to inspect the impact of one of the most devastating floods that Tamil Nadu ever witnessed.

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#24. Salman Khan Not Guilty: On 10th December, the Bombay High Court acquitted actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit and run case.

#25. PM Modi Visits Pakistan: On 25th December, Indian PM Narendra Modi astounded everyone with a sudden visit to Pakistan.

Apart from these if we missed something, comment and let us know.

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