Sans an iota of doubt, the year 2020 really did challenge every single aspect of our lives. Suddenly most of us had our offices at home, dates online, and the idea of normalcy hanging by a thread. That said, there was still something that remained a sure shot constant for us at POPxo. Guess what that might be? It's you guys, our darling readers who supported us throughout the toughest year of the millennium!! Seriously there's no way we can thank you enough for all the love extended by each one of you this year and to celebrate exactly that, here's a list of our top 20 Lifestyle stories this year:
From the coronavirus pandemic to the nepotism debate in the entertainment industry, we were introduced to some high octane drama in 2020 and thoroughly reported it to you all.
Does she love him? Does she not? Well, these were the questions that kept haunting us all after Rahul Vaidya in an epic Bigg Boss 14 moment decided to propose to Disha Parmar on her birthday. It was a high-intensity moment and legit all of us wanted to know the answer and, of course, all of us know it by now. Click here to read it again.
We were all in for quite a shock when Kavita Kaushik's husband made some serious allegations against Abhinav Shukla. We really wanted to know what was cooking and that explains why you all went gaga after this story. Read it here.
From their couple's yoga sessions to family pics, Sushmita Sen and Rohman Shawl kept winning our hearts throughout the year. That said, the high point definitely arrived with Rohman's infinity tattoo and Sushmita's name engraved in it. Click here to read the story.
After an absolutely hush-hush pregnancy, Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani left everyone surprised with the birth of their baby boy earlier this month. Of course, everyone wanted to take a peek at the richest baby in India and we delivered. Click here for another peek.
Who knew that a spoof song would lead a singer to overnight stardom and a long concluded show to return to TV? Well, that's exactly what happened when music producer and singer Yashraj Mukhate decided to make a spoof song out of a famous sequence from the hit Star Plus show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. Rest as they know was history. Read it here.
It really did break our hearts when Shein went kaput in India earlier this year. Well, we felt your pain and helped you with some alternatives. Click here to revisit the story.
As soon as the news of Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death started airing earlier this year, the nation was left shell-shocked. It only got murkier when the possibility of murder was added to the narrative. We kept you well-informed throughout it all and this was one of the stories that had you especially engrossed. Read it here.
We are quite fond of Rubina, have high hopes of her winning Bigg Boss 14, love how she conducts herself with so much dignity, and are big fans of her command over the Hindi language. Needless to say, Rubina has a lot of strong suits but fashion, sadly, is not one of them. Equal parts amused and shocked, in this story, we attempted to decode Rubina's fashion choices and you loved it too. Read it here.
While reading about the COVID-19 outbreak in China who knew that it would end up making its way to India as well. Sadly it did and to save you from panic, we did a story about the A to Z of the novel coronavirus. Read it here.
2020 was also the year of the resurrection of the nepotism debate in the Indian entertainment industry and once again, Karan Johar found himself taking the brunt of it all as he stepped down from the MAMI board. Read the story here.
Much, much anticipation and promise, Chhapaak ended up falling flat at the box office. But why? Was it the political pressure or a loose plot? This story probed it all and you can read it here.
From cheap publicity gimmicks to nepotism debate, a lot of reasons led to Bigg Boss 14's massive failure. The fake finale was perhaps the last nail in the coffin and as we suspected also the reason behind Rahul Vaidya's abrupt exit. This story explored it all. Read it here.
Sushant's tragic death really did shook the nation but of course, it was his family that had it worst. As his sisters remembered their little brother, our hearts went out to them. This story was about a heart-touching letter that Sushant left for his sister and you can read it here.
Isn't Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein one of the dreamiest movies of all time? Of course, it is. The same reason why we believed all the rumors about the possibility of a sequel. Read it here.
In the past couple of years, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have given us some serious couple goals and they maintained the streak this year as well. It was quite a moment when Virat gestured from the field to a pregnant Anushka sitting in the stands and asked her if she had eaten. Click here to watch it again.
So here's the thing about problematic, annoying characters: we love to hate them! And same's the case with you, which explains why this story about guilty on-screen characters had you hooked. Read it here.
Wasn't it all fun and games until people we knew and celebs started contracting COVID-19? Well, we were all shocked when seven crew members from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai ended up testing positive and of course, you shared the shock. Click here to read it again.
Well, this might have been a terrible year and yet we had something to be excited about as Gossip Girl got a reboot. This was the story where we told you all about the new cast and no wonder it did pretty well. Re-read about the entire cast here.
So this year sucked hard. And then we got to knew about Virushka's pregnancy and it started sucking a little less. Well, you know how it went. Click here to re-read the story.
We hope we kept you hooked with all our lifestyle stories this year and that you had as much fun reading them as we did writing them. Thanks for all the love this year!
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