The year 2021 has been quite eventful as people have experienced yet another wave of the deadly coronavirus pandemic and have been confined to their homes. Working from home continued and virtual conversations and communications were the new normal. However, the situation was not so bad as the Olympics were held in Tokyo this year and also the Indian Premier League (IPL) gave us a big sigh of relief and a reason to rejoice.
Amid this mix of events, there have been serious incidents like the farmers’ protest that took place across the borders of Delhi NCR. But overall, it was a year when people finally started to return to normal life. Yes, the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, may pose a threat in the future, but for now, let’s take a look at the hashtags that trended in India in 2021.
Twitter India has posted a list of hashtags that went viral in 2021 that covers a wide range of topics. After talking about the IPL and the Tokyo Olympics, people also discussed the popular form of cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.
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– Twitter India (@TwitterInde) December 9, 2021
In this article, we’ve compiled some quick explanations of the top 10 hashtags that trended in 2021.
1. # COVID19
A woman gets tested for Covid-19.
This hashtag is no longer to present because it has been present on the Internet for two years. Whenever news about the pandemic came out through the media, # COVID19 started to become a trend and people had a lot to discuss about its effects on their lives. A quick search shows that the topic is still the subject of discussion with over 1,800 tweets posted about it every hour.
File photo of the farmers’ protest.
This hashtag unfolded in phases throughout the year after farmers began year-long agitation in 2020 against the three controversial farm laws for farm reform. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh reached Delhi’s borders and set up camp there in November last year.
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Center had decided to repeal all three laws. They were withdrawn by both Houses of Parliament during the winter session.
3. # Team India
India won a historic victory against Australia.
So our hashtag countdown would be totally incomplete without mentioning this historic victory for the Indian cricket team who beat Australia in the fourth and final Test in Brisbane to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among many who congratulated the team after their victory at Gabba. And guess what? PM Modi’s tweet was one of the most beloved tweets of the year!
4. # Tokyo2020
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the Olympic medalists.
This year the Tokyo 2020 Olympics took place and the performances shown by the Indian athletes were nothing short of spectacular. This year India won seven medals in this prestigious competition. Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal while Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Kumar Dahiya won silver.
Bajrang Punia, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and the Indian men’s hockey team won bronze medals and the Indians were delighted with their success.
5. # IPL2021
Chennai Super Kings won the 2021 IPL Trophy.
Earlier in October, the Indian Premier League was held in multiple locations and appeared to be a major source of entertainment for Indians. In the end, the Chennai Super Kings won the trophy.
The India vs England test matches got a lot of attention on Twitter.
The series of cricketers staged between India and England received a massive response from fans as Twitter was inundated with discussions about the performance of Indian cricketers.
This hashtag is usually trending every year as people share photos and videos of themselves with their families and brightly lit homes with boxes of mithai and tons of love and joy.
8. # Master
A poster of the movie Master.
The Tamil movie about an alcoholic teacher sent to a juvenile school, where he confronts a gangster who uses schoolchildren for criminal activities, has received a massive response from fans. People kept talking about the film’s protagonist, John Durairaj, played by Joseph Vijay.
The central government has given a boost to the smooth running of crypto investors in the country, with a bill to ban all private cryptocurrencies. Shortly after development, the values of several cryptocurrencies fell sharply, and people naturally took to Twitter to talk about Bitcoin, one of the most popular forms of cryptocurrency.
10. #Permission to dance
RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, V, Jimin and Jungkook from BTS at United Nations Headquarters.
All ARMYs, we don’t think this hashtag is new to you. For those who don’t know, Permission to Dance is a new song released by South Korean boy band BTS. The song was a tribute to a bright future and is about never giving up hope in these dark times. Internet users from all over the world took part in the Permission to Dance challenge and earlier this month BTS also gave a concert in Los Angeles where they performed in public after two years and sang Permission to Dance.
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