My politician: World
re-elected President of the US, Barack Obama, was the clear winner, bagging the maximum number of votes in any category of this poll.
Also mentioned: Aung San
My politician: India
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi topped the youth poll because
GenY wants a “doer”. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and the just-anointed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi are tied at the second spot. Also mentioned:
UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was tied at the top spot with dishy England skipper Alastair Cook.
Also mentioned: Kevin Pietersen and Chris Gayle.
My cricketer: India
The dude with the attitude, Virat Kohli, trumped his
captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the No. 1 position. Also mentioned: Comeback prince Yuvraj Singh and the grand old man of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar.
Barcelona forward and Argentina captain Leo Messi was the clear favourite, followed by Barca and Spain playmaker Andres Iniesta. Also mentioned: Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid stud who missed out by a whisker.
My footballer: India
Sunil Chetri, playing for Sporting Clube de Portugal B in the Liga de Honra, nudged out former Team India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia.
My tennis star: India
The world No. 2 has emerged No. 1 in
the t2 poll — Roger Federer. Rafael Nadal follows Fed. Also mentioned: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
My tennis star: India
It was game, set, match for this Young Turk of Indian tennis. Somdev was followed by derailed old boys Bhupathi and Paes.
My hero: World
He may be taking a “long, long” break from acting but there’s no break in Leo’s popularity! Christian Bale came a close second.
Also mentioned: Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr and Daniel Craig.
My hero: India
Together they kinda represent the kal aaj aur kal of Bolly boys but Aamir, Hrithik and Ranbir seem equally popular on Calcutta’s campuses. Also
mentioned: Farhan Akhtar,
Shah Rukh Khan and Naseeruddin Shah.
My heroine: World
Their movies may be as different as chalk and cheese but Nat and Cam have claimed the top slot together. Also
mentioned: Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Katherine Heigl, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Kristen Stewart.
My heroine: India
Bidya Bagchi won 50 per cent of all the votes in Kahaani city, making her our biggest winner after Obama! Also mentioned: Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif.
My film: World
Special effects and special stories have
powered Chris Nolan’s Inception and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi to the top and runner-up positions. Also mentioned: Skyfall, Lincoln,
The Dark Knight Rises, Breaking Dawn Part 2 and LOL.
My film: India
Of course Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani tops,
followed by Anurag Basu’s Barfi!.
Also mentioned: Gangs of Wasseypur and
Table No. 21!
My director: World
GenY swears by Chris Nolan’s
mind-bending movies, be it Inception, The Prestige or the Dark Knight series. Avatar maker James Cameron comes second. Also mentioned: Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino.
My director: India
Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur has a song that goes Keh ke loonga... do we need to say more?! The Bolly director is followed by Tollywood’s Srijit Mukherji. Also mentioned: Anurag Basu, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani and Satyajit Ray (yes, the question was for today’s directors, but the kids insisted Ray belongs to every generation)!
My TV show: World
Love, sex and heartbreak steal a march with hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy pooling the most votes, a hot, hot Sherlock hot on its heels. Also mentioned: The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Banged Up Abroad, MasterChef Australia and How I Met Your Mother.
My TV show: India
Bad-ass Roadies and Good Samaritan Satyamev Jayate got the same number of votes. Also mentioned: MTV Unplugged, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Dance India Dance, Anamika and Adaalat.
My singer: World
The 24-year-old English singer’s husky voice ruled the charts, maybe somewhat thanks to Skyfall. Also mentioned: Regina Spektor, Pitbull, Robbie Williams, Christina Perri, John Mayer and Chris Martin.
My singer: India
The voice of Rockstar rocked it with the most votes, trailed by Bong beauty Shreya Ghoshal. Also mentioned: Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan and our own Rupam Islam.
My song: World
There was no clear winner amidst the cacophony. Also mentioned: Skyfall (Adele), One More Night (Maroon 5), Time to Pretend (MGMT), Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye), Hurts Like Heaven (Coldplay), Wonderful Life (Hurts), I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor Swift) and Square One (Tom Petty).
My song: India
Again, no clear winner. Also mentioned: Rabta (Agent Vinod), Be intehaan and Party On My Mind (Race 2) and Nadaan parindey (Rockstar).
My music band: World
British alternative rock band Coldplay struck the winning chords, closely followed by Finnish
rockers Poets of the Fall, who had rocked Nazrul Mancha last year.
Also mentioned: Linkin Park, Wilco, Maroon 5
My music band: India
Fusion rock band Indian Ocean tuned in at the top of the list, rock ’n’ roll band Parikrama was next. Also mentioned: The Raghu Dixit Project and Fossils.
My dream date:World
Everyone had their own favourites. Also mentioned: Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Richard Gere, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry and Patrick Dempsey (Derek of Grey’s Anatomy).
My dream date: India
“Yummy” Yami of Vicky Donor fame was the pop pick.
Also mentioned: Abhay Deol, Anushka Sharma,
Sachin Pilot, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Rahul Dravid and Katrina Kaif.