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Four 2014 hashtags we won’t forget

Hashtags that ruled 2014 and will stay with us forever.

Let’s face it, attention spans on Twitter are not even as long as it takes to type 140 characters. But some hashtags will stay with us forever. Here are the ones we loved from the year that was.

1. #mumbairains

Mumbai’s iconic baarish became a trending topic for most part of the this year’s monsoon. Whether it was a torrential downpour or a mild shower, citizens tweeted religiously with updates on their inconvenience and their admiration.

Aditya @forwardshortleg Aug 26
It’s raining so heavily that I can’t get out of office. Public transportation user problems. #MumbaiRains

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Traffic Jam Bye Bye! @smart_mumbaikar Aug 7
“@ChinaKaMaal: #mumbairains se dar nahi lagta sahab…. #pothole se lagta hai…. @smart_mumbaikar”

2. #mumbaimetro

With the city’s commuter population literally falling off conventional means of travel, the Metro whistled its way into Mumbai as a welcome boon. From receiving it with great anticipation to using as a daily means of travel, the #MumbaiMetro was appreciated far and wide. In its six months of running, it has already served over 50 million commuters. And Twitterati has spared no effort on the accolades.

Ayyaj Inamdar @ayyajinamdar Dec 8
@MumMetro too good…just love the management on platforms and announcements on metro…#mumbaimetro

Sneha Shenoy @snehapshenoy Oct 28
Amazed2c how the #MumbaiMetro staff tames down the hooliganism of Indian masses & finally helps them to understand the concept of a ‘queue’

3. #Mumbaipolls and #GetInked


These were the talk of the town from April through October, what with two elections in the state. Twitterati, in addition to their opinions on who should be ruling the roost, posted selfies with inked fingers too. We like.

Maleeva Rebello @malbello Apr 23
I’m going to vote tomorrow. And no it’s not with the crowd. This message is in my mind. #Loksabha2014 #Mumbaipolls

Shivam M @Observer68 Apr 24
Seriously, never seen such/so-many offers on even Xmas, New Year etc. #MumbaiPolls


4. #DDLJ
The Yashraj films magnum opus hit a milestone of 1,000 weeks in Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir. Twitter was abuzz with news and views on the timeless romance starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.

Shanoo Sharma @Shanoozeing Dec 20
Just watched #ddlj Again tonight on the big screen! Wowness has happened all over again!

Wajeeha Rahman @RuhanaLuv Dec 20
Just watched #DDLJ it was a magnificent movie. Probably one of the best movies in Indian cinema! Luv you Raj @iamsrk

First published on: 31-12-2014 at 02:00 IST
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