tech2 News StaffDec 12, 2018 17:17:56 IST
With 2018 coming to an end, Google did a little rewind of its search trends to see what Indians were the most curious about this year.
Google India has announced its 'Year in Search' results, and according to it, sports and entertainment dominated the top trending charts in India.
Apparently, the most popular queries from Indians were about FIFA World Cup 2018 and Indian Premier League (IPL). Do pay attention to the fact that a sport other than cricket was actually more popular in something among Indians.
Following these two trends though, were queries around Karnataka elections. Interestingly (or not), Bigg Boss turned out to be the top choice when it came to entertainment this year, surpassing queries related to the Rajinikanth/Akshay blockbuster 2.0. Also making it to the list were searches for children’s entertainment shows ‘Baalveer’ and ‘Motu Patlu'.
But here's where this gets better, the most searched personalities that took prominence this year were Priya Prakash Varrier, who topped the list for her ‘wink’ that went viral, followed by Priyanka Chopra and her spouse, Nick Jonas.
The interest in royal weddings also spiked among Indians in 2018 as American actor turned Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle figured in the list of most-searched-for personalities.
In other news though, besides all the celebrity weddings like Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Kapoor, and Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, Indians also had a lot of questions about the Statue of Unity (obviously. I still have a lot of queries on that), the striking down of Section 377, the union budget, bitcoin, as well as the Nipah virus.
What were you most curious about this year? Do your query trends match with the rest of the country? Let us know in the comments below.
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