Google Zeitgiest 2015: Sunny Leone most searched for on Google in India, Modi stands second

Yes, we Indians are taking our fascination for Bollywood and its wonder of stars to a whole new level.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Updated: December 19, 2015 12:43 pm
Sunny Leone, Narendra Modi, Most searched on Google, Sunny Leone google Despite the appeal of BJP star campaigner turned Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are still searching more for Sunny Leone.

If you have followed the Internet and social media in India, you would think there is nothing that awes us Indians more than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his campaigns like Swachh Bharat and Digital India.

However, you don’t need to go beyond a Google search to find the truth: that we Indians have more, amorous, interests to pursue. For the third year in running, Sunny Leone is the most searched person on Google in India and she is also the most searched Indian globally. Modi, who was the second most searched in India last year thanks to his rise to power in the general elections, is placed 10th this time, separated from Leone by a list of mostly Bollywood names. Even someone like Kajal Aggarwal (yes, I can visualise you searching her name on Google as you read this line) is placed above our Prime Minister.

In pics: Sunny Leone pips Narendra Modi as Google Zeitgeist most-searched Indian of 2015

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“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)

Yes, we Indians are taking our fascination for Bollywood and its wonder of stars to a whole new level.

The only saving grace, the sort of detail we would like to stress with headline like “A P J Kalam third most searched person in India this year”, is that the death of our beloved “People’s President” did invoke some interest in the country. Always remember, however, that Salman Khan and his year in court made him the second most searched in India.

In pics: Google Zeitgeist 2015: Salman Khan, Sunny Leone are most searched actors

If there is something that comes close to Bollywood in terms of follower value, and search traffic, it is Cricket. And one interesting trivia here it is: Sachin Tendulkar is still the third most searched sportsperson in India, two years after he retired. He is placed below Virat Kohli (no surprises there) and Lionel Messi (all surprises there) and above M S Dhoni (really!!). It is almost as if India is still seeking (or searching for) God.

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Sadly, the most searched topic in India is a farce, given that most of the country still types website names on Google instead of typing it directly on the address bar. So popular sites like Flipkart, IRCTC and SBI dominate this list — but, you can’t help but note that Flipkart is now ahead of IRCTC. In trending searches, the ICC World Cup was on top followed by Bahubali and two movies by Salman Khan.

Globally, former US basketball player Lamar Joseph Odom (yes, the result of another Google search) was the most searched globally. Charlie Hebdo was the second most searched.

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    Ramesh K
    Dec 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm
    This is a deable and insulting comparison to all Indians. Indian express must apologize . How can you compare a reprobate , immoral , depraved , self-glorifying degenerate Actor with Sunny Leone !
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      arc
      Dec 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm
      Mohan bhagwat's favourite search. The chaddiwalas ultimate dream -- sunny Leone mated with modi.
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        Amit
        Dec 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm
        All of us modi supporters prefer modijee's 56 inch silicon implants rather than sunny leone. i have life-size poster of modijee on top of my bed and i fantasize all day
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          Indian
          Dec 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm
          hahaha..all feku followers have flocked to get an eyeful of sunny leone....
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            Vijay
            Dec 17, 2015 at 11:44 am
            This is B**Sh*T. 1. PM Modi is politician, Leone is from Entertainment industry so comparison. 2. Amusing - BJP followers search for PM Modi, but every party people look for sunny LeYoniiiiii ;-) Vijay PPC Executive
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              Baba
              Dec 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm
              Sunny shd be in the race for PM KI KURSI in 2019.TWO IN ONE😊
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                Narsimha Reddy
                Dec 17, 2015 at 5:12 pm
                Proud to be strong supporter of TEAM MODI only MODI can save this country we will VOTE ONLY BJP Jai sree ram
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                  Chellam
                  Dec 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm
                  Probably, media managers of PM do not know that the FTV ramp is a potential vantage point for eyecatch.
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                    Shyamal Ganguly
                    Dec 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm
                    Comparing Sunny Leon with Narendra Modi is in poor taste.
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