A sex clip featuring Abhishek Manu Singhvi in a compromising position, went viral on the internet, leading to his decision to quit as a Congress party spokesperson.
An ad for a skin whitening cream meant for women's private parts sparked off a big debate on social media websites, with netizens calling the campaign the "ultimate insult to women".
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi finished third in the Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. But the leader got more 'No' than 'Yes' votes when readers were asked whether he should be included in the list.
US airport officials were forced to apologize for detaining actor Shah Rukh Khan for over two hours at the New York airport. Khan had visited the US to address students at Yale University.
A Jadavpur University professor suffered the wrath of TMC chief Mamata Banerjee when he circulated a cartoon of the leader with his friends via email. The chemistry professor Ambikesh Mahapatra was jailed and later granted bail.
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination proposed by the Congress, and became the first active sportsperson to do so.
A 10-year-old girl posted a query under the Right to Information Act (RTI), questioning the 'father of the nation' status to Mahatma Gandhi. The officials replied that their duties were to allow records to be opened for scrutiny under RTI, and not undertake the research themselves.
Director Karan Johar used the social site Twitter to post a jibe allegedly at actress Priyanka Chopra, calling her "spineless and lame".
Shah Rukh Khan's movie 'Ra.One' was given the honour of being the worst film of 2011 at the Golden Kela awards.
'Titanic 3D' won the battle at the Indian box office, and earned Rs 6.1 crore in the opening weekend.