Here's A List Of Highlights From April 2017 That We Can't Get Over

Udita Jain | May 18, 2017 11:23 IST

Whether its politics, bizarre fashion trends, viral videos or Twitter rants, we've seen a fair share of surprises in the last year. April 2017 was no less, here's a list of all the stuff that shook and shocked us alike,

1. Teen's Wendy Tweet Becomes Most Retweeted Of All Time

Who doesn't want free chicken nuggets for a year? Well, not you if you didn't think of doing what American teenager Carter Wilkerson did! He is trying to get 18 million retweets to win a year's free supply of chicken nuggets from Wendy's, currently at par with Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie tweet which got 3.3 million retweets which has been the highest in history!


2. Wearing Socks With Stilettoes Is An Actual Fashion Trend!

Who would have thought that socks and wedges, ankle strap heels, cone heels, sling back heels or ankle strap heels would ever become a fad? Well, April 2017 has been special in more than one way.


3. Idea gives 10GB Data at INR 100 Under 'Data Jackpot' Plan

Another reason for Indian consumers to get an idea, sirjee! Allegedly, this step was taken to counter the new entrant Reliance Jio which has commenced a price war in the sector. Reliance was offering 3 month of unlimited calls and data for just INR 408. We're waiting to see how this turns out for Idea Cellular.


4. LVMH Acquires Christian Dior For $13.1 Billion

Everything that our couture dreams are made of are now a dream we can dream of together. LVMH, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's biggest luxury group by revenue bought Christian Dior haute couture, leather, men's and women's ready-to-wear, and the shoe businesses for a whopping $13.1 billion dollars!


5. BJP Wins New Delhi MCD Elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the clear winner in the Municipal Corporation of New Delhi (MCD) elections on 23rd April with 184 seats. There was news of Congress Chief Ajay Maken offering his resignation but allegedly Rahul Gandhi has declined this plea.


6. Red iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Launches In India

Our obsession with the iPhone doesn't seem to be simmering down, and when it comes in this limited addition ruby red, we're hardly going to be stopping now! The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launches in India to mark more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and AIDS charity (RED) and we are thrilled to be buying this phone 'with a cause'.

red phone

7. Kartina Kaif Joins Instagram

Who doesn't want to know what Katrina Kaif is doing? The Bollywood star who only made a Facebook account recently joined Instagram as well, and she had 208K followers within an hour! We are definitely going to be watching this space closely!

katrina kaif

8. Kendall Jenner's New Commercial For Pepsi

Secretly we are all expecting the Kardashian and Jenner girls to 'break the internet' with every tweet, video and post, but this time it may have gone a bit too far. Kendall Jenner, recently seen in Pepsi's new commercial appeared to use the "Black Lives Matter" protests to promote the brand and got a lot of negative publicity for it on social media. Pepsi dropped the ad soon after its release.


9. Sonu Nigam Shaves Head As Promised On Twitter

The onset of the summer is reason enough for majority of the population to go bald, but this wasn't Sonu Nigam's reason. After his controversial tweets on the Azaan went viral, the singer was slammed for his comments on social media and we don't know how one thing led to the other but the result was Sonu Nigam shaving his head for 10 lakhs rupees, which he didn't receive.


10. 2017 Coachella Free Live-Stream on YouTube

Need we say more?


11. Kim Kardashian West Is Brings The Lip Ring And Pierced Nails Back

Kim has taken the piercing game to the next level. From the lip ring to the nail rings, these trends are now flooding the internet. With top makeup bloggers showing us DIY steps to ace this, we are really stoked by the comeback!


12. Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space

534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and counting. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the standing record for the aggregate time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut on April 24, 2017 and we couldn't be more proud!


13. Rainbow Roots Are A Real Thing!

Started in Melbourne Salon, this fashion trend is really doing the rounds. Rather going all out with an array of bright hues on your head, the dye is restricted only to the roots! Perfect for your Boomerang fame, we say!


14. Justin Beiber's India Tour

Beiber really makes us all believers! Canadian pop-singer gave his Indian fans another reason to love him! The concert that is on 10th May in Mumbai will have our favourite Indian DJs, Zaeden and Sartek open for him and rumor has it that this concert will be start-studded too!


15. Sagarika Ghatge Gets Engaged To Skipper Zaheer Khan

Sagarika Ghatge of Chakh Le fame has stumped the hearts of many, but clean bowled the heart of Delhi Daredevil captain Zaheer Khan. The cricketer tweeted this news with a caption that read, "Never laugh at your wife's choices. You are one of them !!! Partners for Life #engaged."

zaheer and sagarika



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