Close to completing the 30 days trial period of 2021 and so far, I have decided not to cancel my subscription.
Like the saying goes “once bitten, twice shy“, We all have stepped into 2021 with much apprehension after a disastrous 2020 where the world was at its feet with the Covid virus taking over the globe.
But 2021 has shown us some interesting and some fun news to keep the tone of this year right so far.
So let’s see how has the first Month of 2021 been globally.
1. One thing that the world prayed for in 2020 was a vaccine for COVID and 2021 started with news that India has begun its covid vaccination program, the first major developing country to have rolled out this plan to immune nearly 1.3billion people.
2. A pregnancy of a celebrity is always top news, at-least in Indian media and while we had many celebs announcing their pregnancy in 2020, ace cricketer Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma announced the birth of their girl child. The couple requested the media to respect their privacy as they celebrate and so we will have to wait some more time till we get to see some pictures.
3. Donald Trump’s social media account being suspended from Twitter, FB and Youtube citing the reason of “risk of further incitement of violence“. These media channels pulled the plug after the day of attack at Capitol and the world went ballistic with memes floating all over the social media poking mockery at the Ex-President.
4. Having spoken about Donal Trump and the attack at Capitol, how can we not talk about the swaying of an Indian flag amidst the sea of US flags by a Virginia based Indian entrepreneur, Vincent Palanthigal who reasoned that he carried the flag for his patriotic fervor and love for the Indian Flag and not to defame it. This act gained strong reaction from Indians globally as they took to social media to express their anger and annoyance over sighting an Indian tricolor in a riot happening in another country.
5. While we are still talking about America, we need to mention a name that has not just made her family proud but set a buzz the 1.3billion people of India. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 49th VP of America, the 1st Female, black and a south Asian in the US history. She has the world looking at her with expectations and girls inspiring from her as she takes over US as the new VP.
6. Coming back to India and Indians love for cricket, how can we miss the glorious victory in the test series with Australia where India was all bowled out for a record low score of 36 in Adelaide but fought it till the end to come out victories in the series with 2-1 after winning the last and final test in Brisbane.
With all these news, 2021’s 1st chapter has been exciting as we eagerly wait to see or rather experience the rest of 2021. With more and more people being vaccinated, we hope to see India in a better position this year in fighting COVID so that life can resume its old course- the old Normal that we all once took granted for.
Ending with a hope that at personal level, you too had a great start to 2021. See you around the rest of 2021 and beyond.