Bing, Microsoft’s search engine has released its trending and most popular searches for India this year. Considering that lower than 2% of Indians use this search engine, some have questioned whether the hot searches are really indicative of reality. Many obvious names did not reach the list while others were unexpected. Users can check out and decide for themselves.
Top Most Searched for Celebrities on Bing
Sunny Leone was the most searched celebrity by Indians, according to Bing. She managed to edge out many others such as Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra for the top spot. Clearly, she has plenty of allure for the Indian public.
The most noticeable miss in the list was Shah Rukh Khan while the most unexpected was Preity Zinta.
Most Popular Political Movers and Shakers
When it comes to the most searched for Indian politician, Narendra Modi won hands down and it did not come as a big surprise. Jayalalitha came in second as the most popular politician, as per the Bing Search. Current HRD Minister Smriti Irani is the third most popular politician in the list. Notable misses included INC’s Rahul Gandhi and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal. Unexpected names in the list were India’s former PMs Rajiv Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.
Top News Stories of the Year 2014
Election of 2014 would have been the news story most searched for had ISIS not beaten the Indian election news on Bing Trends. Asian Games was the third most popular searched for news. Among the top 5 newsmakers, according to Bing were Mangalyaan and the Chinese premier Jinping’s visit to India. There were so many misses and some of the unexpected names were One Lift is Not Enough as well as Asian Games, National Sports Day and Pro Kabbadi League.
Top Sportsperson For 2014
According to Bing Trends, Saurav Ganguly was the most searched for athlete on Bing this year. Questions arise as to how Sachin Tendulkar could come in second when he is clearly the most popular athlete. Mary Kom was understandably the third most popular athlete in India while Virat Kohli and Sania Nehwal were among the top 5 searches.
The jury is still out on whether the Bing Search results are spot on as far as reflecting Indian realities are concerned.
To know more, go to Bing TrendsBing: Top Searches for 2014 Indian Celebrities, Sports Persons and More Released!,