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New Delhi: 2015 has been the year of comebacks. Whether it was the noodle Maggi which came back and took the market by storm, or Lalu Prasad Yadav who stopped the Modi juggernaut, this year has been an eventful one with plenty of political developments that changed the course of Indian politics.

Here are the top 5 major political events of 2015:

Vajpayee getting Bharat Ratna: President Pranab Mukherjee conferring India’s highest civilian honour to one of India’s favourite statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee was one of the high points of 2015. It was a great day for the entire nation.

Pranab Mukherjee going to Vajpayee’s house and conferring the honour proves the caliber and personality of the former Prime Minister.

AK67: Kejriwal assumes Delhi throne: When Kejriwal resigned, political pundits considered it to be the end of a political career of a bureaucrat. But with all his dedicated partymen he stormed back and won 67 out of 70 seats in the heart of India.

People voted him to power for his high promises of zero tolerance on corruption but after some of his minister got estranged in corruption it gave the people a food for thought.

Lalu’s extraordinary comeback: At a time when Narendra Modi-led BJP was expected to overrun the Nitish-Lalu alliance, the RJD veteran proved his political shrewdness and stopped the BJP juggernaut. Lalu Prasad Yadav was done and dusted but the Bihar polls changed the game for him. The win also revived the political career of Nitish Kumar and took all political pundits by surprise.

Moreover, Lalu’s hug with Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal raked a lot of controversies.

Lalu’s comeback overshadowed the return of two-minutes noodle Maggi and also indicated the theory of the formation of a third-front in Indian political scene.

Lalitgate: Former Indian Premier League supremo Lalit Modi might be in exile but his name returned to haunt BJP, especially External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The opposition went on a full throttle to demand her resignation. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was also dragged into the controversy. Political analysts opined that these controversies also tarnished the hype of the BJP.

Quota system: Hardik Patel became a famous face across India when he initiated a mass campaign demanding a quota for the Gujrat’s Patel community. Thousands joined him demanding Other Backward Class (OBC) status for the Patels in the country’s education and job sector.

However Hardik was booked for several charges including sedition.



Doris Lessing who won a Nobel Prize in Literature

London (CNN)- At five o'clock in the morning, the esteemed 86-year-old astrophysicist Jim Peebles was woken suddenly by the telephone ringing.

"In previous experience, the only phone calls at that time of night are bad news," he said. This one was great news. "The opening sentence from the caller was: 'The Nobel committee has voted to award you the Nobel Prize in Physics. Do you accept?'" Peebles recalled. The wording threw him. Who wouldn't accept a Nobel Prize? "You know the Bob Dylan fiasco?" he said during a phone interview with CNN. "That might have put the wind up them."The "fiasco" Peebles mentions refers to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was controversially given to an utterly unimpressed Dylan.Aside from being ever-presents on college campuses in the 1960s, little connects Peebles, an expert in theoretical cosmology, with Dylan. But one of the starkest contrasts might lie in their reactions to winning a Nobel -- and the songwriter is far from the only laureate whose crowning turned out to be an awkward affair.

The five committees are notoriously secretive, fiercely shielding their choices from the outside world -- including the laureates themselves, who are told of their victories just minutes before they are announced to the public.

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Married Hindu women are recognised by a red streak of vermillion in the middle of their foreheads. This is traditionally called 'sindoor', which is derived from the Sanskrit word sindura, meaning 'red lead.'. Sindoor is traditionally powdered turmeric and lime, sometimes red saffron, or red sandalwood. It is also called vermilion, or Kumkum.

Vermilion powder mixed on a plate Sindoor is traditionally powdered turmeric and lime, sometimes red saffron, or red sandalwood. It is also called vermilion, or Kumkum. Image source: Photo by Gayathri Malhotra on Unsplash

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Urvashi shares: "I am excited to announce the title of my next film 'Dil Hai Gray' on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami. The film is very close to my heart and it was lovely working with director Susi Ganeshan sir, producer M Ramesh Reddy sir, and my co-stars Vineet Kumar Singh and Akshay Oberoi. "

"The film has created a massive response in the south industry and I am very positive about the story that it will be also be loved by the audience here. I hope my fans would bless us with their love and support. Super excited to watch my film on the big screen after a long time," she concludes. (IANS/ MBI)

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