THAT dratted dress led mad social wars this year on the Internet that the dog that wore pants finished. The selfies continued to get crazier by degrees and one viral snapped on the heels of another (Miley, what's good?!). Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the subject of some of the funniest memes in India. But no one was spared. Take a look at some of the most hilarious memes that nearly broke the Internet this year.
President Pranab Mukherjee's got swag
When Rashtrapati Bhavan's Mughal gardens opened up for public viewing in February, President Mukherjee appeared in a black suit and dark shades he paired with some killer poses.
And, internet decided to play along :
Last year, Arvind Kejriwal's ubiquitous muffler went viral as part of many jokes and spoofs. His supporters decided to make the most of the hashtag #Mufflerman in the build-up to the Delhi elections. In 2015, Kejriwal came to power for the second time and Twitter spontaneously decided it was time to trend #MufflermanReturns.
It got bigger and better.
When Modi met Obama
When the Prime Minister of India met the Prime Minister of the United States, the country couldn't stop gushing about their bromance.
And, when he met the Crown Prince of UAE, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
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When J Jayalalithaa was acquitted in a corruption case dating back to her first term as Chief Minister in the late 90s, she sort of racked up the Amma of all comebacks.
#AmmaReturns started trending on social media and many announced it as the Amma Day, since the verdict came a day right after Mother's Day and the CM is fondly called 'Amma' in her state.
When Modi visited the famous Terracotta Warriors Museum in China, this is what happened:
And when some of our ministers got into the Yoga trend
Ahead of the International Yoga Day that took place on 21 June, several central ministers were sweating it out on yoga mats, trying to get back in shape before Prime Minister Narendra Modi led thousands of Indians at a massive open air yoga exhibition in the heart of the national capital.
To show his enthusiasm, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar posted a few pictures of him on Twitter doing yoga. Twitter, in turn, turned him into a meme.
The days of ban. Maharashtra banned beef, porn was banned for a brief period and Maggi was banned for a couple of months.
Sonam Kapoor's infamous dress
The dress that Sonam Kapoor wore to Cannes this year became the subject of great mockery on the Internet.
It was compared to Haloween costumes, characters from Sesame street to even her father Anil Kapoor! The actress sportingly shared some of the memes on Instagram, laughing along with others.
When Salman Khan was acquitted
On 12 December, Bollywood actor Salman Khan was acquitted of the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
The Bombay High Court, which has been hearing an appeal against a five-year-sentence handed out to the actor by a sessions court in May, said that the prosecution had failed to prove that the actor had consumed liquor and was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser when the mishap occurred, giving Khan "the benefit of doubt".
And, this is how Twitter reacted to the news:
When PIB photoshopped PM Modi's pictures
The Press Information Bureau was scathingly called the Photoshop Images Bureau after it Photoshopped a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing an aerial survey of the Chennai floods.
Naturally, this became social media's favourite meme.
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