2020 has been one hell of a ride and together we all have been through a lot, Here is a quick mid-year review and catch up on what all has happened in 2020 so far.

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Craziest Things

Craziness peaked in 2020 with World War 3 Memes, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle leaving Raichand Family, Kim Jong Un faking his death, US releasing UFO videos, Trump’s Speech in India (actually Trump’s Speech everywhere), Iran shooting down their own passenger plane, a meteorite thingie falling down in Rajasthan Rise of the planet of the locusts, Elon Uncle naming his son by randomly typing on keyboard, Drunk monkeys and monkeys stealing blood samples, India releasing spy pigeon, Babaji saying corona ka cure mil gaya publicly and then saying humne kab bola hehe, and the craziest of all, #JusticeForChutki trending for two whole days.

Bas babaji, ab toh had paar ho chuki hai, aur crazy mat do. boring bana do ji 2020 ko.

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In Memoriam

From starting with the sad demise of Kobe Bryant and his daughter to losing some of our favourites like Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Wajid Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput.

The loss of human life has been tremendous to say the least, as we lost people during Delhi riots, soldiers at the Galwan valley, several clashes between Pak & India, Pak airline crash, Iran airline crash, migrants, frontline corona warriors and many many many others who became victims of the virus, natural disasters & other unfortunate events, the names we’ll never know but here’s to hoping they’re all in a better place. 🙂

Om shanti.

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Unfortunate disasters

From dealing with natural calamities like Amphan, Nisarga, earthquakes on a streak across the country, flash floods, landslides to creating a mess on our own with the oil spill in the Arctic, Bhagjan oil field fire, gas leaks, remaking dus bahane and masakali.

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It wasn’t all bad in 2020 ok

India whitewashing New Zealand in T20 series (aage kya hua wo mt puchna), Sonu Sood making sure migrants got to home safely. Scotland and NZ announcing free sanitary pads, Kerala opening safe homes for Intercaste & Interfaith couples, Black Lives Matter protests across the world, A lot of brands discontinuing fairness products, SpaceX launching first ever crewed space mission, discussion about harassment opening up in every college/school group on SM after boys locker room incident, AR Rahman & Sonu Nigam speaking against Tseries, people finally questioning police brutality in India, Parasite winning Best Film at Oscars AND #BachpankiVibes Art Competition on our page!

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Environment in 2020

Kicked off the year by finally putting down Amazon bushfire & giving the environment a chance to heal during the lockdown period. With industries shut and people staying at home, the Ganga water became cleaner after decades and the air became so clear we could actually see Mt. Everest from Bihar?!?! crazy.

But it wasn’t enough. Antarctica recorded its highest all time temperature, May tied for hottest on record, & highest levels of CO2 ever were recorded.

Also, EIA draft 2020 laughs in background*

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Apps in 2020

From doing Zoom machaale in routine to getting lowkey addicted to Ludo king, while some news apps like Houseparty, google meet, UNO, Aarogya Setu found a permanent place on home screen, we also had to bid farewell to makemytrip and swiggy and zomato for a while.

And now 59 more apps in memoriam including Tiktok, Cam Scanner, Shareit, and Shein.

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Movies & Shows

2020 was kaafi sad but hey at least these movies and TV shows came out!

Irrfan Khan’s last film Angrezi Medium, Tanhaji, Bojack Horseman finale, MONEY HEIST, Onward, After Life S2, The Good Place finale, Never Have I Ever, Upload, The Platform, Westworld New Season, Ozark New Season, Rick & Morty Yyy, The Invisible Man, Thappad, Chhapak, Sex Edcuation S2, Shubh Mangal Zyada savdhan, Cosmos New Season after years, Kajol’s short film Devi, Special Ops, ASUR, Pataal Lok, PANCHAYAT, Extraction, Space Force, Becoming, What are the Odds, Beetal, Bulbbul, Chintu ka Birthday, Aarya, Bhonsle & Dark finale!

Aur picture abhi baaki hai dost 🙂

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We’re more grateful for ghar ka khaana, house help, human interaction, salons, medical staff, hugs and so many other things we took for granted. 2020 ne literally ‘waqt badal diye, jazbaat badal diye’

2020 Part 1 has been one hell of a ride! It’s been messy, difficult, crazy. The most unimaginable things have happened. We’ve been through SO MUCH in just a little span of six months, but we have also learned so much.

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We don’t know what will come up in the rest of the year, but despite thinking everyday ‘mai nahi bachega idhar’ we’ll keep finding more of that inner strength, will and happiness that keep us going.

Here we are we are still moving forward. Finding reasons to smile. Being grateful. Being hopeful.