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As 2016 comes to an end, a look back at the bizarre developments from the year
Life

As 2016 comes to an end, a look back at the bizarre developments from the year

Love trumps hate: This is what I was told as the bizarre year that was 2016 unfolded around us

Newsroom diaries 2016: Momos from Bhutan and ruggedness of a political terrain called Assam
Politics

Newsroom diaries 2016: Momos from Bhutan and ruggedness of a political terrain called Assam

Away from the 'field' for so many years, I was apprehensive and the prospect of botching up the mission always kept me on tenterhooks.

Newsroom diaries 2016: Freedom 251, the story that made us question technology
Tech

Newsroom diaries 2016: Freedom 251, the story that made us question technology

We're glad today there's no mention of Freedom 251 and that India has finally moved beyond.

Newsroom Diaries 2016: From 'Pineapple Apple Pen' to the 'hot chaiwalla', what trended on social media this year
Life

Newsroom Diaries 2016: From 'Pineapple Apple Pen' to the 'hot chaiwalla', what trended on social media this year

Social media had its fair share of trends in 2017. It didn't just give us hashtags, it gave us stories along with it.

Newsroom Diaries 2016: Five state polls, politics and the potpourri of headlines
Politics

Newsroom Diaries 2016: Five state polls, politics and the potpourri of headlines

The state polls of 2016 featured four major states with different political players and dynamics - the challenge was bring out the critical issues pertaining to each state and present it to a national audience.

Newsroom Diaries 2016: Covering the United States election
World

Newsroom Diaries 2016: Covering the United States election

This article is part of a series of newsroom diaries by various members of the Firstpost team. These diaries will provide you with the journalist's recollections of a particular bit of news coverage in 2016 in which she/he was deeply involved.

Newsroom Diaries 2016: As the sun set on J Jayalalithaa's life, covering the death of an era in Tamil Nadu
Politics

Newsroom Diaries 2016: As the sun set on J Jayalalithaa's life, covering the death of an era in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's death was a challenging, emotional experience for a political journalist

Newsroom diaries 2016: Fawad Khan charmed Bollywood, but came with major political baggage
Entertainment

Newsroom diaries 2016: Fawad Khan charmed Bollywood, but came with major political baggage

The most important story of 2016 was Fawad Khan and the Pakistani artistes ban.

Newsroom diaries 2016: From Kashmir to Syria, a year in terror
World

Newsroom diaries 2016: From Kashmir to Syria, a year in terror

In 2001 the world saw the devastating 9/11 attack, with awe and shock. That moment changed everything. We became a more scared group of people. Abandoned bags and clothing choices made us scared. This situation grew worse in 2016, for this year, we got normalised to terror attacks.

Newsroom diaries 2016: The demonetisation drive, and making sense of the 'cash crisis'
Business

Newsroom diaries 2016: The demonetisation drive, and making sense of the 'cash crisis'

Firstpost's financial editor Dinesh Unnikrishnan talks about the challenges of covering the demonetisation drive:

Newsroom Diaries 2016: In a year that had the Olympics, why the Euro 2016 stood out
Sports

Newsroom Diaries 2016: In a year that had the Olympics, why the Euro 2016 stood out

Firstpost's sports writer Nikhila Makker talks about the highs (and lows) of covering the 2016 Euro Championship

Newsroom diaries 2016: Marathwada, elections, Olympics, demonetisation and how we covered them
India

Newsroom diaries 2016: Marathwada, elections, Olympics, demonetisation and how we covered them

Four stories we've reported in the past year should serve to showcase the breadth of material (and digital reporting opportunities) 2016 has provided the Firstpost newsroom.

Year in Review 2016: A world exclusive interview with the real star of this year
India

Year in Review 2016: A world exclusive interview with the real star of this year

Who's your shining star of 2016? We bet it's not the same as ours.