8 Events that Defined 2016 for India

From demonetization to Arnab Goswami’s resignation, here are 8 major events that defined 2016 for India:

1) Demonetization


This is undoubtedly the greatest event not only for this year but of this century as well. In addition to being the most talked event,  maximum number of Tweets , Facebook and LinkedIn posts of the country is about demonetization as well.

2) P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik Medals at Rio

Events of 2016

For the first time in the history of India, a sport other than cricket received so much of attention from Indian public and media. Thanks to amazing performance of P.V.Sindhu , Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar in RIO OLYMPICS.  They not only helped in bringing medals to the country but they also changed a common man’s outlook  towards female athletes in the country.

3) India Surgical Strike

Indian surgical strike

When the usually peace-loving and low-profile Indian army entered Pakistani borders and killed terrorists in their own land, the entire world got the message. India loves peace but won’t tolerate any nonsense to its land and its people. India’s Surgical Strike in Pakistan is clearly one of the major events that defined 2016 for India

4) Arnab Goswami Quitting The Newshour

Arnab Goswami

Dinner time for people across the country are unusually quite after Arnab Goswami quitted The Newshour in November. Never before someone resigning from a job had such an impact on such a large number of people. Arnab Goswami was not just an anchor but a phenomenon and his disappearance from Indian television is surely making people miss him

5) Indore – Patna Derailment

Events of 2016

When the nation was still reeling from Demonetization woes, the news of Indore Patna Express derailment shook the entire nation. The accident which is considered as one of the worst rail accident of the century killed more than 150 passengers and another 200 were injured in it.

6) Lance Naik Hanaman Thappa Found Alive After 6 Days Under Snow.


Ten soldiers were killed when their camp in Siachen Glacier was hit by a major avalanche on 1st week of February 2016. It was nothing less than a pleasant miracle for the entire nation when Lance Naik Hanaman Thappa was found alive after being buried under 25 feet of snow for 6 days. However, he gave up on life after struggling in hospital for 2 days.

7) Jaylalita Demise

Events of 2016

The sad demise of Tamil Nadu CM, Shri Jayalalita was one of the biggest events that defined 2016 for India, especially Tamil Nadu. Amma was a major part of Indian political system and her untimely demise is surely going to affect a lot of things in Tamil Nadu in coming years.

8) Global Citizen Festival hosted in Mumbai

Chris Martin

The Global Citizen Festival 2016 was hosted in Mumbai. It was attended by more than 80,000 live audience and the show was headed by Coldplay and Demi Lovato. From Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi to Sachin Tendulkar, Sakshi Malik, Amitabh Bacchan, Shahrukh Khan and an array of prominent names from different fields in India were a part of this global festival. One of its kind, this is clearly one of the most happening events of 2016.

With so much happening, 2016 was a rocking year. We wish 2017 bring along many more happening and pleasant memories for us





Arayan Kummar Sharma

Arayan Kummar Sharma is Cofounder of AHA Taxis and CMO.

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