Home News Reports Here are the top 10 most read articles on OpIndia in the year 2017

Here are the top 10 most read articles on OpIndia in the year 2017

2017 has been an extremely fruitful year for us at OpIndia. It has been a year of growth and prospects. It has been a year where we bettered our own performance and continued to get undying support from the ones who matter : our readers. While we continue to work with limited resources, we managed to publish many excellent articles, which were extremely well received and appreciated.

These are the top 10 articles that you helped go viral and made them the most read this year. You can click on the preview images or the link below the images to read the respective articles:

1. I’m a woman and a kebab lover, and this is what I think about Yogi’s decisions

When Yogi Adityanath was made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, it almost felt like the colour had been drained from liberal faces. We heard incessant cries of how BJP was trying to saffronize the country. We also heard how Prime Minister Modi was trying to “polarise the country” by elevating a “hate monger” such as Yogi Adityanath to the post of CM. And of course, to convert hollow rhetoric into plausible outrage, they latched on the Yogi Adityanath’s decision to shut sown illegal slaughterhouses. This article by @JogaKhichudi decimating the hysteria propagated by leftists, became our most read article of 2017.

- Ad - - article resumes -

click here to open this article in new tab

2. The truth about BJP losing ‘all 36 seats’ in Gujarat Panchayat elections

Congress has been trying very hard to win elections in the state of Gujarat that has seen a BJP government for over 2 decades. They failed, as BJP won the Assembly Elections held in December 2017. But way back in January 2017, Congress, AAP and certain ‘independent thinkers’ had tried to claim false victory in panchayat elections which weren’t only held in 2015, but also one where BJP had not fielded any candidates. This article written by @bwoyblunder and Dhaval is the second most read article of 2017.

Click here to open this article in new tab

3. When UPA sent Deputy CM to raid an aeroplane to stop BJP from forming Government

“Murder of Democracy” is Congress’ favourite line when they are losing. The same reasoning was used by Congress when BJP formed government in Goa even though it won lesser number of seats compared to Congress. This article by Chaiwallah, as he calls himself, reminded Congress of a time when UPA send Deputy CM to raid an aeroplane to stop BJP from forming government in Jharkhand. People in glass houses don’t throw stone on others?

Click here to open this article in new tab

4. Why does a particular class of people dislike Modi and Yogi?

It has intrigued many, as to why Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are hated so passionately by some people. The people who hate them, are the usual suspects. Coterie of media persons, societal elites, and the self proclaimed intelligentsia. Amrit Hallan in this article analysed why that is.

Click here to open this article in new tab

5. Remember Gurmehar Kaur? She’s now accused of threatening young boys for making memes

Gurmehar Kaur was one of the liberal stars of 2017. She shot to fame when she appeared in a video, where she asserted that it was not Pakistan that killed her father, but war did. The champion of free speech, soon turned intolerant when she realised that a bunch of kids were using her publicly available photographs to make some hilarious memes. She threatened them and ensured that their Facebook page was taken down. Our staff report on this was the 5th most read article of 2017.

Click here to open this article in new tab

6. The god of false things : How Arundhati Roy creates fake news and gets away with it

Another Liberal hero is Arundhati Roy. A woman writer who seldom writes, and when she does, tries extremely hard to disregard facts. Of course, when she isn’t writing she tends to deliver talks. And lies, when written become a matter of record, when spoken, however horrifying, can be resigned to the past without leaving an imprint. ‘Chaiwallah’ wrote an interesting piece titled “God of false things : How Arundhati Roy creates fake news and gets away with it”. This article is the 6th most read article of 2017.

Click here to open this article in new tab

7. Former colleague claims Siddharth Varadarajan suppressed Vadra scam expose for 7 months

‘The Wire’ and its editor, Siddharth Varadarajan have been in the eye of the storm many times this year. One such time was when UnSubtleDesi spoke to journalist Shalini Singh and discovered that when Varadarajan was editor of the Hindu, he had shelved the Vadra Land Scam expose done by Shalini Singh for 7 long months. Nupur also reached out to Siddharth for his response, which were rhetorical to say the least. This was our 7th most read article of 2017.

Click here to open this article in new tab

8. A short and concise ‘Manifesto for a Liberal Hindu’

Sagarika Ghose is an ’eminent journalist’ according to some not-so-well-informed folks. But what she truly is, is a propagandist masquerading as a journalist. Back in April 2017, she had written an article asking ‘liberal hindus’ to write their own manifesto. In response to her ridiculous article, Shefali Vaidya had written a rather interesting manifesto signed by a ‘liberal hindu’. This is our 8th most read article of 2017.

Click here to open this article in new tab

9. Six ‘awesome arguments’ Kapil Sibal has made in the triple talaq case

The Congress party pretends to be a liberal voice fighting the fascist powers represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But when it came to liberating Muslim women from the shackles of patriarchal practices like that of Triple Talaq, Congress, as it has historically, developed cold feet. It went hammer and tongs defending the practice as BJP and the Government in power led by PM Modi fought to get it abolished. Our staff report on the 6 most awesomely ridiculous arguments made by Congress leader Kapil Sibal in the triple talaq case, is the 9th most read article on 2017.

Click here to open this article in new tab

10. Cow vs Kaaba – the missing spine of ‘liberals’ when it comes to Islam

Concluding our top 10 list, is an article by Rahul Roushan that held up a mirror to the liberal class. The article titled “Cow vs Kaaba – The missing spine of ‘liberals’ when it comes to Islam” is our 10th most read article of 2017.

Click here to open this article in new tab

And with that, Team Opindia wishes you all a happy, prosperous, opinionated and media-lies-free (sorry for the joke) 2018! We hope you enjoyed reading our articles as much as enjoyed publishing these gems for you!

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

Strange rumours are coming out of Kashmir. Shah Faesal, supposedly, is Doval's stooge.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

Here is why Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy were stopped at the airport and were not allowed to leave the country

Radhika and Prannoy Roy of NDTV have said that they were not allowed to leave the country because of a concocted ICICI loan case. Read about that case in details

The Zomato controversy: Their business plan, the dispute and a dark tale of greed, exploitation and fear

The controversy stems from deep discounting, favouritism, monopolistic trade practices amongst others, creating a rift between the delivery platforms like Zomato and Restaurateurs

Is Shah Faesal Ajit Doval’s asset? Unlikely, Swati Chaturvedi may be unwittingly helping the central government

Strange rumours are coming out of Kashmir. Shah Faesal, supposedly, is Doval's stooge.

You are a glorified broker who takes all the credit for our product: Restaurateur rips Zomato apart in an open letter

'You are merely a delivery agency. It is not your product. Just do your job and deliver the food', restaurant owner writes to Zomato

Akali Dal leader Manjinder Sirsa accuses filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of deliberately disrespecting Sikhs in season 2 of Netflix’s Sacred Games

Anurag Kashyap, the newfound cultural hero of the ultra-left wing, has a long history of abusing people and resorting to fake news on social media. 

Viral video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is real, but it is old

The video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is from February 2019

Blast from the past: These past tweets of Kashmiri politicians daring PM Modi to scrap Article 370 are amusing

With today's proposal of revoking Article 370, Kashmir, which had riders attached to it, is now part of India without any conditions.

Poetic Justice: P Chidambaram falsely hounded Amit Shah and Narendra Modi, now he is on the run for his own transgressions

When P. Chidambaram was the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah was unceremoniously arrested and slapped with charges of murder, extortion, and kidnapping among others over the Sohrabuddin encounter case.
P Chidambaram is evading CBI arrest after the courts rejected his anticipatory bail plea

After Delhi HC denied his anticipatory bail, Congress leader P Chidambaram goes into hiding, gives CBI the slip

P Chidambaram is accused of financial irregularities and misuse of power in the INX Media scam

Read full details of new FIR filed by CBI: Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and Vikram Chandra accused of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption

A new FIR has been filed by the CBI against Prannoy Roy, his wife, Radhika Roy, and former CEO of NDTV, Vikram Chandra in a case related to money laundering.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

180,960FansLike
171,400FollowersFollow
89,919SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post