What was trending: Yahoo India Decade in Review (2010-2019)

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At the cusp of a new decade, YIR (Year in Review), Yahoo India also looked back at the events that defined this decade (2000-2019) and revisited the trends and newsmakers that caught the imagination of users over the last 10 years. (The throwback segment will surprise you!)

Yahoo India Decade in review (2010 – 2019)

Ayodhya verdict is top event of the decade

The Ayodhya verdict claimed the No. 1 spot on this list, with an avalanche of interest online. The Abrogation of Article 370 came in at No. 2, with the decriminalisation of Article 377 and India’s 2011 World Cup win also making it to the ‘Top Indian Events of the Decade.’ On a more somber note, the Nirbhaya rape case found a place on this list – etched forever in the collective consciousness of Indians online. This year also marked the end of a decade during which India discovered its love for the internet and the smartphone, earning the telecom/smartphone revolution a place on this list.

Aamir stars in decade’s top movie!

No YIR decade list can be complete without the movies Indians loved, watched and discussed online during the last 10 years. Actor Aamir Khan threw his weight behind the winner, and came out right on top! Dangal was the ‘biggest blockbuster of the decade,’ a list dominated by the Khans with Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK, Sultan and Chennai Express grabbing spots on the list.

2010-2019: Revisiting a decade which was dominated by one Indian!

Ten years ago, in 2010, actress Katrina Kaif was YIR’s top Newsmaker of the Year. In 2019, showing her staying power, she still holds her own on YIR lists (notably Most Searched Female Celebrity and Best Dressed on the Red Carpet). The years 2011 and 2012 respectively, belonged to social activist Anna Hazare and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, the nation’s top newsmakers, united in their fight against corruption, till the mentor and his protege fell out in 2012.

The year 2013 will be remembered as the year (now PM) Narendra Modi made his presence felt among India’s ‘Most Searched Personalities’ – a list he would go on to dominate through the decade. He continued to grow his sway in 2014, when ‘Make in India’ was also one of the year’s biggest financial events. In 2015, we had an unusual ‘Personality of the Year,’ – the cow. The Maharashtra government’s ban on the sale of beef polarized netizens, leading to massive debates on the ruminant online.

The Year 2016 belonged to three champion sportswomen, who cracked the typically cricket-dominated ‘Most Searched Sportspersons’ list – PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar, who rocked at the Rio Olympics. We will also remember 2016 for demonetization that made us all scamper to ATMs — and this emerged as the ‘Top Financial Event that shook India.’

In 2017, establishing himself as a master strategist, BJP’s Amit Shah walked away with the title of Top Newsmaker. The following year, India’s #MeToo Survivors, who started a conversation with wide-reaching impact, sealed their place as YIR’s 2018 Personality of the Year.

One Indian who has been a constant fixture on YIR lists through most of the decade is PM Modi – he has not just dominated the ‘Most Searched Politicians’ and ‘Most Searched Personalities’ lists, but in 2017, also made it to the list of ‘Most Stylish Indians!’

See ‘Top 10 lists’ from the Decade in Review

Top Indian Events of the Decade

1) Ayodhya verdict

2) Abrogation of Article 370

3) Surgical strikes

4) Implementation of GST

5) Rise of BJP

6) Decriminalization of Article 377

7) India’s 2011 World Cup win

8) Nirbhaya rape case

9) Mangalyaan Mars mission

10) Telecom/Smartphone revolution

Top 10 Blockbusters of the Decade

1) Dangal

2) Bajrangi Bhaijaan

3) PK

4) Sultan

5) Tiger Zinda Hai

6) Dhoom 3

7) Sanju

8) War

9) Chennai Express

10) Dabangg

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