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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gandhi and Google

Forget my earlier post. I have made up my mind to blog about my environment(I mean whatever happening around me) and about my experiences also. So, my confusion is over.

"Gandhi and Google" or "Google and Gandhi"? I am not sure what title i should give it. Anyway, its all about Bapu and Google.

Recently Google released the most anticipated data about India. "What are Indians Googling for?" And the answers were really interesting.

The most searched political leader is Mahatma Gandhi. This keyword gives 3,580,000 pages in Google (on Dec 20, 2007). Well, that's really a good number. And the second in the list came our dear ex-president Abdul Kalam. It brought up 130,000 results. Hmm..its a huge difference. The list has almost all of the famous leaders including Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu etc...But, two people are conspicious by their absence in the list. Take a guess. (want clues? They are related. One is the grandson of the other). Still didn't get it? Really bad!! Its our first Prime Minister and the seventh prime minister. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi...

Let's not confine just to political leaders. From Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai made to the first place. (I wonder when people will start searching for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan!!) Salman and Hrithik made to the top while the six-pack Khan was overtaken by Katrina Kaif (maybe people are searching as "six-pack Khan"). And newcomer Deepika Padukone made it to the 10th place.

When coming to movies, Spiderman overtook the most hyped movie of the year, Sivaji. Chak de and OSO made to the top 10. Saawariya, the most awaited film from Sanjay Leela Bansali, which turned out to be the worst of him(still he says its my best ever!!), made to the list.

And India is dead without cricket!!! But, when it comes to sports personalities, its the girl who always gets into controversies. Sania Mirza has topped the list with Maria Sharapova and Tendulakar following. Former Captain Dravid, current ODI caption MSD and the Dada also made to the list. Football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo also made to the list.

And this makes me proud. Kerala tops in the list of places of interest. Singapore, Goa, Australia, London, Dubai etc follows...

Google's Zeitgeist has given a good outlook about the minds of and Indian Gooogler. It sprang up some suprises as well as some default things. Watch and wait till the list is out for 2008.


1 comment:

amooma said...

interesting. but few surprises ( xcept for srk). am back!! that clear ur doubt?

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