2016 has been a bit of a downer, for India and for the world too. We welcomed 2k16 with open arms and big smiles, full of new dreams and hopes. But the days, weeks and months wore on and the news -- some good, some not so good and some really bad -- dimmed our initial hope and fervour.
Now the year comes to a close and everyone has just one thing to say...
Delete your account, 2016.— Sahil Rizwan (@SahilRiz) November 9, 2016
And absolutely nothing worked.
Have we tried unplugging 2016 waiting ten seconds and plugging it back in?— dong solo (@dongwon) June 24, 2016
Amidst all that was going on, we fell back on humour -- a crutch, a balm, a way to step back, take stock and keep marching.
Here's a set hilarious desi tweets on Twitter that kind of sum 2K16 up.
This is one of the most fulfilling relationships I've had in in my life pic.twitter.com/wBF9CuvCG4— Bratticus (@bharatunnithan) August 6, 2016
2. ITNA SCIENCE?
India's new 2000 Rupee notes are amazing. I have actual footage of how the embedded Nano Gps Chip works. Please share widely on whatsapp. pic.twitter.com/2U7MCaphWW— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) November 11, 2016
3. Lo ab.
Modi just got sick and tired of everyone yelling "DO HAZAAR DO! DO HAZAAR DO!" in his face. So he just responded with "DO HAZAAR LO!"— GRV (@MildlyClassic) November 15, 2016
4. Would watch.
an indian thriller called "now as you can see" starring a dude called ravi pointing at the screen giving a powerpoint presentation for 3 hrs— crapo (@Creepowoman) May 16, 2016
5. Both are trippy.
Coke Studio pic.twitter.com/ZCOkILgerO— Shan (@klpe) August 29, 2016
Santa: What you want?— aman (@firkiii) December 25, 2016
Me: Wo bathroom ki light band karde aur wahan saamne se t.v. ka remote utha de bhai pls#ChristmasEve
Yaha logo ka roka ho raha hai, aur mere sath ab bhi dhoka ho raha hai.— BeingNita (@VinithaShetty) April 17, 2016
8. Just Indian things.
Hollywood - And the Oscar goes to— adrak (@ubercoolosis) January 10, 2016
Bollywood - And the Sansui Colors Stardust Pan Parag Amba TMT Saria AsliMasaleSachSachMDHMDH Award goes to
9. Mere paas Sushma hai.
Brother I cannot help you in matters of a Refrigerator. I am very busy with human beings in distress. https://t.co/cpC5cWBPcz— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 13, 2016
10. Mommy things.
[my family stranded in desert w/o food]— Abhishek Madan (@abhishekmadan) January 3, 2016
[kind stranger finds, feeds us]
Me: thank you 🙏
Dad: thank you 🙏
Mom: yeh roti mein to maida hai
I have only seen people underwhelmed or overwhelmed, never whelmed properly.— Biswa Kalyan Rath (@kalyanrath) May 7, 2016
Just how boring is that book? pic.twitter.com/xzi07UTrwH— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) December 18, 2016
13. Yes, pls.
Pagli pyaar ho jaayega. pic.twitter.com/jBKDASslm9— Shantanu Basrur (@thefuzzface) July 24, 2016
No I'll still not act pic.twitter.com/KpM03lvaSs— dorku (@Dorkstar) February 19, 2016
15. Cannot unnotice.
Every time R Ashwin comes on to bowl, I picture him first taking off a Cognizant/Infosys ID card from his neck and handing it to the umpire— Bratticus (@bharatunnithan) April 9, 2016
16. Maine apne pacchis saal ke career mein aisa chamatkar nahi dekha.
*Kanpur*— Bakwas Rider (@BakwasRadio) May 26, 2016
Doctor comes out of operation theatre after 3 hours
"Mubarak ho, light aa gayi"
17. Ekdum same.
My attitude towards most things in life in one GIF pic.twitter.com/OCcuvuLE8Z— Sahil Rizwan (@SahilRiz) June 30, 2016
18. Honest Bollywood songs.
Didi tera dewar deewanaaaa— Peglet (@PedestrianPoet) April 8, 2016
Haye ram kudiyon ko kare sexually harass under the garb of archaic tradition giving his actions legitimacy.
Throwback to the day this dog didn't let a MSEB guy take meter reading so he took photo of the dog instead. pic.twitter.com/3J7jUyAJC7— Denver Ka Dhakkan (@tantanoo) August 19, 2016
21. Sabse upar hamesha.
Sharmaji ka beta pic.twitter.com/dBSHQ7xtMi— Wild Child (@ClassicallyWild) May 23, 2016
22. Kehdiya you're my Sonia.
When you are trying to concentrate, but guys in the back sing 'Keh do na Keh do na, You are my Sonia'. pic.twitter.com/afoCmL1Tyg— TheWeirdIndianGirl (@ZohaShaikh2105) August 4, 2016
24. Very smart.
You know what makes for a great surprise party?— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) February 25, 2016
Announcing it in a newspaper. pic.twitter.com/34mJGed9a7
25. Let that sync in.
iPhone auto backup pic.twitter.com/wpxSOKWogu— Sandhya Ramesh (@sandygrains) July 31, 2016
If we have to select one thing that we Indians make the best in the world, it has to be the glue for stickers on steel vessels.— Soumya (@soumyaBha_t) January 25, 2016
*At McDonald's*— Raunak (@MeraHandle) August 4, 2016
"Ek glass paani dena"
"Sir, agar usme burger, coke aur fries add karte ho to meal ho jayega. De doon?"
the capital of Boman Irani is Bmuscat Tehrani— Rega Jha (@RegaJha) February 22, 2016