Bhajji SlapGate Award of the Year: Harvinder Singh. When Harbhajan Singh slapped team-mate S Sreesanth after an IPL match, little would one have thought one would see something like that again. But that's exactly what happened when Harvinder slapped NCP minister and ICC Chief Sharad Pawar in front of umpteen TV cameras and got his 15 minutes of fame.
Revived Word of the Year: Anshan. Suddenly everyone wanted to go on a fast. Anna. His supporters. Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. His rival Shankersinh Vaghela. Protestors of Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant… The problem is that most detractors ended up finding it the most abused word of the year instead.
Image: Anna Hazare waves to supporters as he walks out of Tihar Jail in New Delhi on August 19, 2011. (Photograph copyright AFP)
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