With 2013 coming to an end in less than a month, Microsoft’s search engine Bing has released its annual analysis of the most searched persons, songs, movies, sport persons, travel destinations and music artists for 12 countries including India at BingTrends.com. The India trends are:
Most Searched Social Websites
Facebook was the most searched website for the year, followed by Twitter and Skype. Myspace (people still use Myspace?) secured the fourth position while WhatsApp was at the fifth position. Others in the list include LINE, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Viber.
Most Searched Persons
Bollywood continues to dominate the list of most searched persons in India, accounting for nine out of the the positions with the lone exception being the cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who secured the fourth position in the list. Salman Khan topped the charts for the year 2013, followed by Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.
Others in the list include Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan.
Most Searched Movies
Race 2 was the most searched movie in India, which is quite interesting considering that the movie released in January this year and the buzz around a movie tends to die down after a few months of its theatrical release. This was followed by Chennai Express in the second place and Aashiqui 2 in the third place.
Others in the list include Grand Masti, Fukrey, Special 26, Lootera, Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Himmatwala and Nasha.
Most Searched Songs
Chennai Express’s Lungi Dance was the most searched song in the country, followed by Race 2′s Party On My Mind and Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s Challa.
Others in the list include Fukrey’s Ambarsariya, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’s Badtameez Dil, Shuddh Desi Romance’s Gulabi, Raanjhanaa’s Tum Tak, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’s Zinda, Krrish 3′s Dil tu hi bata and Lootera’s Sawaar loon.
Most Searched Music Artists
Shreya Ghoshal was the most searched music artist followed by Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam, Kishore Kumar and Kumar Sanu. Others in the list include Sunidhi Chauhan, AR Rahman, Falguni Pathak, Himesh Reshammiya and Mohit Chauhan.
Most Searched Sportspersons
This list of the most searched sportsperson was expectedly topped by Sachin Tendulkar who retired after his 200th cricket test match last month. Also, Cricket continues to dominate the list accounting for seven of the top ten positions, which includes Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir.
The surprise entry to the chart was however Milkha Singh who secured the third position in the list. The company notes that this was due to the Bollywood movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which released in July 2013 and was based on Milkha Singh’s life.
Besides this, Badminton players Jwala Gutta and Saina Nehwal secured the seventh and eight position respectively.
Most Searched Travel Destinations
Bangalore was the most searched travel destination followed by Mumbai and Goa. Kolkata secured the fourth position while Chennai secured the fifth position. Others in the list include Jaipur, New Delhi, Shimla, Amritsar and Srinagar.