2020 for India was the eight warmest year since 1901, much lower than the highest temperature in 2016: IMD
The IMD also said extreme weather conditions led to the death of more than 1,565 people last year with thunderstorm and lightning claiming the lives of 815 of them.
2020 was a year that went by looking at the phone, but it also made me more resilient, writes Namit Das
"I know that there is something inside me that has changed forever. It isn’t spiritual. I think that change is more practical."
2020, the year of 'unprecedented' screen time: A detailed survey on content watching patterns during the pandemic
Firstpost tied up with YouGov, an international research data and analytics group, to help understand what Indians watched in 2020 and if there are any worthy content patterns.
The 'Friday' List: From the end of Margazhi to a virtual Victorian walkthrough in Kolkata, a pick of events for the first week of the new year
This week, we bring to you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your calendar for the start of the new year.
How I survived the Zoom-bie apocalypse: 2020 offered (virtual) front row seats to everything we wanted to see
For every closed door this year, a window opened virtually.
This January, as I pondered the new direction my gaming was taking, what I hadn’t factored in was 2020, what an absolute stinker it was going to be, and how gaming would make the year (ever-so-slightly) more tolerable.
Rise of streaming platforms in 2020 allowed me to identify, discover new talent sitting at home, writes Mukesh Chhabra
"I have taken the initiative to open offices all over India, in different states. The online medium is perfect for me and my team to discover talent in every nook and corner, not only in India but all around the world."
Virtual fatigue, virtual joy: In 2020, the screen was a door that opened onto experiences both welcome and exhausting
2020 is the year we lost. For those lucky enough to stay inside, it has been a year of diminished experiences.
UP's 'love jihad' ordinance completes one month; more than one arrest per day recorded in past 30 days
Nearly a dozen FIRs have been lodged since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, was notified
Breathtaking. Truly breathtaking.
2020, the year of resilience in theatre: Practitioners and institutions rose to the challenges of an unprecedented crisis
The pandemic presented endless opportunities for theatrewallahs to rally together as a networked community beyond the usual barriers of geography or language.
2020, the year of the fashion film: As a pandemic forced an industry reckoning, a novel medium made an impact
The fashion film is an interesting anomaly — not an ad film, not a feature film, perhaps a niche subset of the short film genre.
2020, a year of crises in classical dance: Amid silent stages, spotlight was on systemic inequalities in the arts
The hope ultimately is that Indian classical dance rejects the epistemic violence which has been at the heart of its creation and propagation thus far.
2020, the year of sumptuous TV style: From The Queen's Gambit to A Suitable Boy, small screen fashion made a statement
The TV series that offered the most compelling sartorial splendour this year also showed us that to be truly fashionable, clothes have to move beyond visual delight.
From Parasite making history at Oscars to Taylor Swift's surprise albums, a list of iconic internet moments in 2020
From cringe-binge, Zoom cast reunions to Yashraj Mukhate's Rasode Mein Kaun Tha, here are the pop culture moments that defined the year 2020.
BPSC 66th Combined Competitive exam admit card released at onlinebosc.bihar.gov.in; preliminary exam on 27 Dec
The preliminary exam will be of 150 marks and will have multiple-choice questions. Candidates who qualify both prelims and main exam will be shortlisted to appear for the interview round
Everything I consumed on screen as an escape from 2020 helped me evolve into a filmmaker, writes Shefali Shah
"This lock-up gave me time to prep rigorously as a filmmaker. And just like that, I was ready to shoot a film as a director. The more I worked on it, the more convinced I was that this blunder had to be made."
2020, the year of conspiracy theories: As COVID-19 gripped the world, so did the desire for easy answers
Conspiracy theories offer simple, understandable explanations of events and help us regain a belief in human control over situations.
Goa Zilla Panchayat Election results: BJP wins 11 seats, Independents four, Congress one; counting of votes underway
Goa's zilla panchayat polls were the first elections in the coastal state since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began
Even the most widely accepted version of events is blurry on what might have triggered the whole thing.