New Delhi: The year 2021 will be remembered as one of the most devastating in India’s recent history, what with the second Covid wave wreaking havoc on the country and leaving thousands of families grappling with grief.
Weeks before the second wave set in, a deluge in Uttarakhand — likely triggered by an avalanche — claimed dozens of lives.
But there was the rare moment of cheer too — like when Neeraj Chopra won an Olympic gold in javelin throw, a relatively unknown sport in the country.
Another big story of the year was the farmers’ protest, which ended in victory for the protesters as the government withdrew three controversial laws.
ThePrint photojournalists covered these events from close quarters. Here are a few of the pivotal moments of 2021, as captured by the lens of Suraj Singh Bisht and Manisha Mondal.
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