Google India has unveild its year end India Zeitgeist (German for "the spirit of the times") for 2009 - a peep into what Indians searched the most on search engine Google through 2009.
Addressing privacy concerns, Google said in a statement, "Google Zeitgeist tools can never be used to identify individual users because we rely on anonymised, aggregated counts of how often certain search queries occur over time.
Google says it compiles the internet "Zeitgeist" through an exploration of the billions of search queries it receives every year. In addition to the year-end Zeitgeist, which highlights the top trends of 2009, we also have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends.
The global economic downturn and local implications were clearly on India's mind as Budget 2009 and Satyam share price emerged as the fastest rising queries.
Connecting with friends continued to be top priority for Indians as social networking sites attracted significant interest on the mobile as well as the web. Young politicians such as Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot were hailed as the new face of political leadership in the country.
With corporate woes and recession news, more people looked for ways to meditate and concentrate.
Romance scored over action, fantasy and drama - with Love Aaj Kal emerging as the most searched movie of the year.