I do not remember a year more “life changing” than 2020

Images that keep crossing my mind.

[By choice, I am not listing international happenings, political slugfests, judicial pronouncements or other events, which may have been more important.]

JANUARY 2020

  • Anti CAA Protests at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi
  • Corona virus reaches India

FEBRUARY 2020

  • Trump visits India
  • Riots in North East Delhi

MARCH 2020

  • India reports 1000 cases of COVID-19
  • Nation-wide Lockdown Clamped amidst the fear of the unknown

APRIL 2020

  • Unprecedented migration of labour back to rural areas
  • Global Crude/Oil Prices Go Negative

MAY 2020

  • ‘Vande Bharat’ Mission started to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus
  • India begins to works from Home – WFH – Demand for Data skyrockets

JUNE 2020

  • UNLOCK 1.0 announced with tally for COVID-19 infected exceeding five lakh
  • Galwan valley skirmish with China

JULY 2020

  • Modi sends strong message to China from Leh after the Galwan incident
  • Comatose Congress puts up a Gehlot-Pilot Drama in Rajasthan

AUGUST 2020

  • Foundation stone of Ram Mandir laid on 06 August
  • National fixation with death of Sushant Singh Rajput morphs into Bollywood Drugs Connection

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Punjab farmers commence their ‘rail roko’ agitation against the three farm bills passed by parliament
  • Bihar Assembly Elections announced amidst COVID-19 threat

OCTOBER 2020

  • Punjab government introduced three Bills in state Assembly to counter the farm laws set by the Centre.
  • Shoots of economic recovery seen in auto, housing and manufacturing sector

NOVEMBER 2020

  • NDA wins Bihar Assembly elections
  • Farmers from Punjab begin their march towards Delhi against the farm laws set by the Centre

DECEMBER 2020

  • Agitation against the farm laws builds up on Delhi’s borders
  • J&K District Development Council Elections throw up surprises
  • India waits for the COVID-19 Vaccination as it kicks off in elsewhere

Here is wishing all my friends and foes a less nervous and much more relaxed New Year 2021.

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First posted on 26.12.2020

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Mukul Gupta

*Educator, researcher, author and a friendly contrarian* Professor@MDIGurgaon

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