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Top searches of the year 2021

The much-awaited ‘Year in Search’ results from Google India are here

Mathures Paul   |   Published 09.12.21, 04:09 AM

Even though the pandemic continues, we have been stepping out of our homes often, visiting loved ones whom we couldn’t meet last year, celebrating with friends and watching some live matches. More activities mean a more diversified ‘Year in Search’ results from Google India.

Cricket continued to be an important event on our calendars, with the Indian Premier League and ICC T20 World Cup filling the top spots in the overall list of queries. Interest around football was centre and forward, with the Euro Cup, and Copa America featuring on the list. Another high point of the year was provided by the memorable performance by Indian sportspersons at the Tokyo Olympics. Of course, commencement of the world’s largest vaccination drive in the world saw searches for Cowin and Covid vaccine trending massively as people wanted more information around vaccinations options and their availability. Free Fire was the lone gaming entry.


When it comes to personalities, Neeraj Chopra topped the list with his history-making performance at the Tokyo Olympics and was followed by the interest in Aryan Khan. Tesla founder Elon Musk made it to the list and so did celebrities like Vicky Kaushal, Shehnaaz Gill, and Raj Kundra.

It was a good year for regional cinema, paving the way for Jai Bhim, a Tamil blockbuster securing the top spot on the movies list, followed by Bollywood blockbuster Shershaah.

News-related events revolved around Tokyo Olympics, Black Fungus, Afghanistan, and the West Bengal elections.

Overall: Indian Premier League, Cowin, ICC T20 World Cup, Euro Cup, Tokyo Olympics, Covid vaccine, Free Fire redeem code, Copa America, Neeraj Chopra, Aryan Khan.

Personalities: Neeraj Chopra, Aryan Khan, Shehnaaz Gill, Raj Kundra, Elon Musk, Vicky Kaushal, P.V. Sindhu, Bajrang Punia, Sushil Kumar, Natasha Dalal.

Movies: Jai Bhim, Shershaah, Radhe, Bell Bottom, Eternals, Master, Sooryavanshi, Godzilla vs Kong, Drishyam 2, Bhuj: The Pride of India.

What is...: ‘What is black fungus’, ‘What is the factorial of hundred’, ‘What is Taliban’, ‘What is happening in Afghanistan’, ‘What is remdesivir’, ‘What is the square root of 4’, ‘What is steroid’, ‘What is toolkit’, ‘What is squid game’, ‘what is delta plus variant’.

News events: Tokyo Olympics, black fungus, Afghanistan news, West Bengal elections, tropical cyclone Tauktae, lockdown, Suez Canal crisis, farmers protest, bird flu, cyclone Yaas

Recipes: Enoki mushroom, Modak, Methi matar malai, Palak, Chicken Soup, Porn Star Martini, Lasagna, Cookies, Matar Paneer, Kada.

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