New Delhi, Friday, December 31, 2010
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2010 was an eventful year, with many memorable moments — while some were controversial, some made us proud. We bring you a potpourri of some events that made news and more from the year that was... PHOTO: AJAY AGGARWAL/HT
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MUNNI BECAME FAMOUS
Super hot Malaika Arora Khan got hearts pumping with her sizzling performance in Munni Badnaam from Salman Khan’s Dabangg
PAMELA CAME TO TOWN
Hollywood babe, Pamela Anderson made a three-day stop-over at the Bigg Boss house — for R2.5 crores for three days.
They may well have been rockstars, for that was the kind of frenzy that American President Barack Obama and his super-stylish wife Michelle caused when they came to India. Their visit to Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb is a new landmark in the Capital’s history.
CARLA CAME CALLING
Former supermodel and French first lady, Carla Bruni wowed people when she accompanied President Sarkozy for a flying visit to town.
NOW THAT IS ART
Among the most sought after international artists, Anish Kapoor finally held his first exhibition in India —the janta is still wowed by his works!
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LILO GOES TO JAIL
When Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan got drunk, while on probation, she was hauled into court. At the hearing, LiLo wore nail tattoos with a four letter word on it. Needless to say, she was sentenced to jail!
WE ARE PROUD
The Queer Pride Parade got bigger and better this year in November. The LGBT community and their friends and family came out on the streets of Delhi, in support of their rights.
Rajasthan Royals cricket team captain Shane Warne stayed in news, first due to the IPL controversy in April and then, more recently in December, for his affair with Elizabeth Hurley, Hollywood actor and Indian industrialist Arun Nayar’s wife.
Designer Rohit Bal ended a fashion week, earlier in the year, with a dramatic fashion show in a swimming pool. Rohit suffered a heart attack in February, shocking the entire industry.
In February, music composer AR Rahman won yet another international accolade in the form of the Grammy for his music in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. PHOTO: RAJ K RAJ /HT
FASHION, FRACAS AND FINALES
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CONTROVERSY
Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar’s love story made headlines alongside IPL-gate. After refusing to talk about their relationship, the two went public just before their August wedding and even posted pictures on Twitter.
Our tennis pride Sania Mirza got married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, after his messy divorce from his first wife, days before the wedding in Hyderabad in April. PHOTO: DEEPAK SHARMA
Delhi hosted the XIX Commonwealth Games in October. After the tough preparation period and many controversies, the games went on smoothly. In the world of sports, India shone in 2010. Badminton player Saina Nehwal won the women’s singles final, over Sayaka Sato of Japan at the Indonesia Open Badminton Super Series in June.
MOVE OVER $$$...
...the new rupee symbol has arrived. Unveiled in July, it was designed by IITian D Udaya Kumar, who was picked after a nationwide hunt. The new symbol ‘R’ is a combination of the Hindi script and the Roman alphabet.
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