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Yearender 2022: Viral videos, a recap

As individuals spread joy by sharing these cute little movies with their friends, partners, and loved ones, they have evolved into a kind of universal love language.



yearender 2022

By- Divyansh Thakur

Sharing is caring, or so the old adage goes. Continuing with the craze for any content in the cellphone age now tiptoeing towards the 5G era, viral videos have had a good year in 2022 some are outright zany, some thought-provoking and instilling pride even if for 20 seconds or less.

We can argue about the negative effects of the social media boom of recent years and bemoan how smartphones have become a human appendage rather than a plain, old device. Even though TikTok is prohibited, scrolling through Instagram reels, YouTube shorts, and Facebook videos has us returning for more dopamine every few seconds, and before we realise it, we’ve been on the feed for hours. What’s harm or damage it is just thumb work.

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But is it really that horrible to enjoy a humorous skit of an influencer or a video of a dog that makes you smile and put your bad day behind you? As individuals spread joy by sharing these cute little movies with their friends, partners, and loved ones, they have evolved into a kind of universal love language.

Here’s a list of some popular videos that went viral in 2022:

Pakistani girl’s Tik Tok dance on Mera Dil Yeh Pukare Aaja

All you see these days whenever you open Instagram is the video of Ayesha, a girl from Pakistan, dancing at a wedding reception to a remixed version of Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja sung by Lata Mangeshkar.


She charmed millions of Indians with her dance and loose-fitting green clothing. The popular song has been used by a lot of ladies, influencers, and even celebrities like Katrina Kaif to post reels.

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Kachha Badam

It is quite unlikely that you missed the Kacha Badam viral craze. Bhuban Badyakar, a West Bengal peanut vendor, is the creator of the song.


Early in 2022, the video of the peanut vendor who used to stand by the side of the road became viral. His song caused an Instagram Reels wave as he became famous over night. People were grooving to Kacha Badam all over the world. West Bengal Police commended him for his song. Badyakar released a second new set in June called “Hobe Naki Bou,” which received 1.4 lakh views in just two days.

The Kala Chashma craze

Norwegian Bollywood dancing group Quick Style went viral on social media for their incredible performance at a crew member’s wedding. The dancing moves from Quick Style’s viral performance are now being adopted by an increasing number of Instagram users. The dancing troupe initially shared snippets of the performance on Instagram, where they quickly went viral.

They became a viral hit thanks to the first reel, Kala Chashma, which also garnered media attention. The subsequent videos they made for songs like Chura Ke Dil Mera, Sadi Gali, and Tumse Milke Dil Ka also earned millions of views. Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar, and Katrina Kaif were among the celebrities who praised their dancing.

Their choreography was fresh, hip, lively, and just plain fun. Due to Quick Style’s fantastic choreography for songs like Kala Chashma, Sadi Gali, Chura Ke Dil Mera, and others, a lot of people, influencers, and celebrities started mimicking their moves. One person pretends to fall as the song starts, then gets down on all fours and twerks to the beat. This is the defining move in the dance craze.

The Oscar slap feat. Will Smith, Chris Rock

In March 2022, US actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock after getting enraged at the latter’s joke about his estranged wife Jada Pinkett Smith during the 94th Academy Awards .

Smith slapped Rock and then turned around cursing. People questioned Smith’s behaviour after seeing the incident’s footage online, and a sizeable portion of internet users also questioned Chris’s “sense of humour.”

Tanzanian brother-sister lip-sync Bollywood songs

Kili Paul, a Tanzanian influencer, became viral after posting a video of himself and his sister Neema lip-syncing to Shershah song Raatan Lambiyan. Even Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, the stars who featured in the film song, had something to say about it.

Paul was honoured by the Indian High Commission in Tanzania, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked him in his Mann Ki Baat. As desi netizens continued to watch all of Kili Paul’s most recent lip-sync and dance clips set to Bollywood songs in 2022, his Instagram account ballooned with followers close to 5 million.

Yeh Mera Bhai Hai reel: Brother-sister duo go viral

A few months ago, a video of two young children making a video together went insanely viral on Instagram. Zarah and Zohan, two siblings, were seen introducing themselves in the amusing video. The young girl says, Yeh mera bhai hai, as she waits for her brother to introduce her. She whispers, Bolo na meri behen hai, to him when he doesn’t, to assist him.


The bespectacled boy finally replies, Yeh meri behen hai.  Knowing they botched their intro, the two then smile endearingly. The young girl says, Yeh mera bhai hai, main iski behen hun. They are having a noodle eating competition, the boy continues.

Bahut Jagah Hai, fighting for space on a bus seat

In our top viral video list, the Bahut Jagah Hai debate of two elderly men, too finds space. The two elderly men can be seen squabbling over shared space in the bus and someone behind them recorded a video of the same.

The two men are sitting beside each other in a public transport bus and as one of them asks the other to shift a little further towards the window side by saying ‘Bahut Jagah Hai’, the other asserts without giving it another thought and says, ‘Nahi Jagah Hai.’ The video went viral and incited many memes.

MC Stan’s Nike Air Jordans, “80 Hazar Ke Shoes”

Indian Rapper MC Stan, who is currently inside the Bigg Boss’ s House, had once uploaded a random video of him flexing his Nike Air Jordans by saying, “80 Hazar Ke Shoes Hain L***e, Tera Ghar Chala Jayenga Isme.”

What happens next was even unimaginable to Stan, as the video went viral and gained a lot of popularity on the social media website. Many people used it as a meme template and uploaded their own videos on Stan’s audio track of 80 Hazar Ke Shoes.

Football World Cup 2022 forecast in 2015

Following Argentina’s World Cup victory and Messi’s victorious performance, social media erupted with congratulations.

One of these tweets from 2015 stated that on December 18, 2022, Messi would win the Football World Cup. Leo Messi, 34, will win the World Cup and go down in history as the greatest player ever. 7 years from now, check in with me, the poster challenged seven years ago.

Chhoti Bachchi Ho Kya

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen Chhoti Bachchi Ho Kya memes online. #ChotiBachiHoKya was popular on Twitter a couple of months ago, and internet users inundated the hashtag with jokes and memes.

The dialogue “Chhoti Bachi Ho Kya?” is a line from Tiger Shroff’s film from 2014, Heropanti. A mimicry artist went viral after he used Tiger Shroff’s dialogue from the film. Every other person on Instagram, Twitter and even in real life started using the dialogue and the video was among the most viral moments of 2022.

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Lok Sabha Elections: Voter turnout 62.02% in Tamil Nadu till 5pm

The voter turnout in Tamil Nadu stands at 62.02%, while Uttar Pradesh records a turnout of 57.5%. Meanwhile, in West Bengal, voter participation surges to 77.5% as of 5 pm.



The Lok Sabha elections 2024 began today, marking the onset of the world’s largest electoral event. Voting ended in all 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu with a total voter turnout of 62.02%. State BJP chief and Coimbatore Lok Sabha constituency candidate K Annamalai said, they were getting complaints from a large number of voters that their names were missing from the voters’ list.

This incident happened in many places. Annamalai said they are demanding re-poll in places where the names of a large number of voters were missing.He said they had a doubt that there was some political interference because the names of a large number of BJP caders were missing from the voters list.

 The voters in South Chennai showed lukewarm interest to participate in the election process and had a total voter turnout of 57.04% till 5pm. Although the overall percentage is poor, some areas like Thiruvanmiyur witnessed brisk polling from 7am onwards. Elderly, middle aged and young voters turned up and it was a family outing for many as they cast their vote.

Corporation volunteers assisted senior citizens with wheelchairs and guided them to their respective polling booths. The hot weather also had an impact on the polling as it reduced the voter turnout as many booths in the corporation school in MGR Nagar were seen deserted around noon. Senior citizens showed courage as they reached the polling booths in private vehicles to exercise their franchise.

Most of the polling booths had shamianas for voters so that they could wait in a queue. Some people even found refuge in the nearby buildings to save themselves from the scorching heat. The polling officials gave instructions to the voters to keep their phones switched off while they exercised their franchise. The security personnel at the polling booth also regulated traffic outside the polling booth in MGR Nagar.

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Deserted by key supporters, the Kamal Nath story looks set to wind to an end in Chhindwara

Nath’s closest allies in his near 50-year reign—Deepak Saxena and Kamlesh Shah—have deserted him. His local team of corporators has also decided to jump ship leaving a gaping hole in Nath’s campaign trail.



By Neeraj Mishra

The Congress has lost Chhindwara only once since Independence when the wily Sunderlal Patwa was sent there by Atal Bihari Vajpayee to test Kamal Nath’s hold on the constituency. Patwa won the 1997 by-election by a slim margin in the backdrop of Nath having forced his wife to first contest and later vacate the seat for him. Nath, however, returned to his winning ways the very next year and has won the seat nine times.

It seems possible that Chhindwara, the lone surviving Congress seat, will be lost again this time and may be forever. A day ahead of polling, the town was drowned in saffron. Not so much the effect of vigorous campaigning by Vivek Sahu of the BJP but the Ram Navami festival which brought out saffron flags on every rooftop.  The effect is likely to last since the polling is today. At 77, Nath is unlikely to contest another election here and his son Nakul seems like a pale shadow of his father unable to even make a forceful speech. The days of running Chhindwara from Shikarpur kothi are gone.

Nath’s closest allies in his near 50-year reign—Deepak Saxena and Kamlesh Shah—have deserted him. His local team of corporators has also decided to jump ship leaving a gaping hole in Nath’s campaign trail. Nakul had won by a margin of 37,000 votes in 2019 and the biggest lead had come from Kamlesh’s Amarwada Assembly segment. With Saxena in control of Chhindwara and forced to show his strength in his new party, it is highly likely that Nakul will not be depending on these segments. Instead, the Congress campaign was focused on Pandhurna, Parasia and Chaurai.

Amit Shah was in the region a couple of days ago and warned all BJP workers—old and new—against lethargy. His message was clear, the BJP wants all 29 seats this time. Cabinet Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya is camped here and using all his political acumen for the desired results. One such tactic was to raid the Shikarpur Kothi of Kamal Nath for his assistant Miglani who handles almost everything for him. With Miglani temporarily neutralised, BJP is best placed to repeat its win in Chhindwara in 1997.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024:  Nearly 40% voter turnout till 1pm

Chennai recorded an average voter turnout of 34% as of 1 pm on Friday. According data released by the Election Commission of India, Chennai (North) recorded 35%, Chennai (Central) recorded 32.3% and Chennai (South) recorded 34%.



The first phase of voting for the 18th Lok Sabha elections started taking place in 21 states and Union territories on Friday. Nearly 40% voter turnout was recorded till 1pm across the states. Seats in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Puducherry go to elections on Friday.

There has been a substantial increase in the voter turnout charts across the Northeast states, with Tripura leading at 53.04% until 1 pm, as per the data released by the Election Commission of India. Other northeast states like Manipur (46.92%) and Meghalaya (48.91%) are also witnessing high voter turnout. After Tripura, West Bengal is experiencing a high voter turnout of 50.96%.

Chennai recorded an average voter turnout of 34% as of 1 pm on Friday. According data released by the Election Commission of India, Chennai (North) recorded 35%, Chennai (Central) recorded 32.3% and Chennai (South) recorded 34%.

Over 33% voter turnout was recorded in the first 6 hours of voting on Friday in 12 parliamentary constituencies of Rajasthan. According to the Election Commission, voting started at 7 am amid tight security arrangements and 33.73 % voting took place till 1 pm. The highest voter turnout of 40.72 % was recorded in the Ganganagar Lok Sabha seat while Karauli-Dholpur saw the lowest turnout of 28.32 %. Jaipur recorded a poll percentage of 39.35 %.

Over 37 % voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in the Lok Sabha election being held for five parliamentary constituencies in Uttarakhand on Friday. Elections began at 7 am and the five constituencies recorded an overall poll percentage of 37.33 % up to 1 pm. The Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar seat recorded the highest turnout of 40.46 %, followed by Haridwar with 39.41%, Pauri Garhwal with 36.60 %, Tehri Garhwal with 35.29 % and Almora with 32.29 %.

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