Indians weren’t looking to become a better version of themselves like the rest of the world, but they were obsessed with finding ways to file their income tax returns online. , they were also learning how to make pornstar martinis and Sex on the Beach cocktails.
Call it the Covid effect… But people in 2022 were preoccupied with passion, a burning desire for change and transformation. A quick look at Google’s yearly list of top trending searches for the past year shows that change seems to be the keyword that draws people in like a magnet.
Perhaps during the 2021 pandemic, people wanted to shed their old skin, with all their anxieties, fears, warts, and so on, to be cleansed after the forced isolation they had no choice but to rely on themselves. That’s right.
Leaving Covid behind, people in 2022 were eagerly Googling how to change themselves, wanting above all to bet on themselves and not others. It was about obsessions – can I change myself, can I change my career, can I change my perspective, can I be original and spontaneous? How can I learn new passions and start over with new beginnings?
2022 was all about going in search of the holy grail of complete transformation.
The words celebrated last year were when the late Queen Elizabeth spoke to the British Parliament in 2002 about the “learning” of life after 60 years as a royal. These words seemed to resonate with people. Managing it has become a growing field. How we accept it will determine our future. ”
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If you Googled last year, what drives people in 2022 is how to evolve to be a better human being. The mantra was “never give up on yourself”. Anything is possible. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. It’s meant to show off on Instagram reels!
Searching India: practical, mediocre, porn
In India, however, the search was less esoteric and focused on searching for cricket matches, football matches, and Commonwealth games. (Why doesn’t this sport-loving country produce enough world-class athletes? Think about it.) The top searches had to be about the Indian Premier League, but the movie – Popular movies are brahmastra When KGF-Chapter 2 The most searched movie was . However, rumors circulated that it was a different kind of Hindi movie with mind-boggling special effects.It got Indians excited about desi Avatar!
It seems that Indians were not so keen on change. And I wasn’t obsessed with how to become a better version of myself. Instead, they were working on more mundane, practical “how-to’s.” For example, how to download the vaccination certificate, how to link the voter ID to her Aadhar card, how to file the income tax return online, etc. However, Indians tend to prefer porn, and searches on “how to drink and how to become a porn star” seem to be top. Martini’.
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The martini itself has nothing to do with porn as it is a passion fruit flavored cocktail made with vanilla flavored vodka, passoa, passion fruit juice and lime juice. The late mixologist Douglas Ankra probably coined the name because he thought only porn stars could drink the drink. Most searched for in Interestingly, searches were mainly conducted in the northeastern states of Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal He Pradesh, Meghalaya, as well as J&K. It takes a sociologist to understand this!
That said, driven by guilt, porn addicts also seem to be searching for porn addiction books, and are more fearful about porn laws.
How to make banana bread and how to play Wardle
Indians know how to make banana bread, how to play Wordle (a word game all the rage), how to write Hindi text on images (does bakut work here??)
In their searches to learn more about a topic, Indians not only want to know what the Agnie Path scheme (the top search result on Google) is, but also the Metaverse (popular for its seemingly endless possibilities), I wanted to know more about surrogacy, myositis. .
Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu man with family and telugu movies Pushpaz o Antava Fame was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease myositis, calling it a “dark time” in her life. It is thought to be a rare type of autoimmune disease that inflames and weakens muscle fibers.
News Event: Article 370, Har Ghar Tiranga, Paneer Pasanda
Jammu and Kashmir also touched the hearts of Indians wanting to know more about Article 370 this year. It has an independent constitution, state flags, and internal administrative autonomy until the central government makes it “dysfunctional.”
Interestingly, one of the top searches for news events on the Internet in India was the UP election. Gujarat elections were not grasped, but the rest of the news events Indians sought were about the Russo-Ukrainian war (predictable) and the demise of Bollywood his personalities such as Rathaman Geshkar, KK and Vappilahiri. did. The deaths of Queen Elizabeth and Shane Warne are also considered to be of great concern to Indians.
The government’s campaign to raise enthusiasm for the Indian flag, called ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’, also appears to have been one of the top 10 Google searches last year.
As for food, the hot dish recipe searched was the national favourite, ‘paneer pasanda’. A sumptuous, rich and flavorful dish filled with paneer stuffing in an exquisitely flavored savory gravy cooked in a melange of spices, onions and tomatoes, this stood out. (Lord Ganesha’s favourite), chicken soup and malai kofta. Indians eagerly learned how to make the cocktail “Sex on the Beach”.
Made with vodka, peach snap, orange juice and cranberry juice, this cocktail was primarily searched in Goa and Puducheri. It was also the most searched for in his week starting on June 12 when the monsoon hits the west coast.
What is the reason? In addition to sports, movies, Bollywood and politics, Indians are drawn to cocktails with sexy names. And they aren’t one bit worried about adding calories.