Patriotism, style and dating are among the most popular Mumbai communities on Orkut, according to the Orkut Zeitgeist. “We have noticed a rise in online Marathi communities in the city as well, but attribute this to new tools that we have introduced that help netizens communicate in their local language,” reveals Rahul Kulkarni, product manager, Google India.On the national scene, Bollywood takes a beating from southern ‘Power Star’ Pawan Kalyan and Telegu and Tamil cinema. When it comes to sports, football beats cricket in terms of popularity, though Sachin Tendulkar remains India’s favourite cricketer.
Kulkarni says, “And contrary to expectations, the beautiful game’s popularity has been gradual and has nothing to do with the recently concluded World Cup.”
Top 10 Mumbai Communities
Mumbaikars display the highest degree of patriotism with India and Marathi featuring several times in the Top 10 Mumbai Communities on Orkut.
Boys vs Girls
Marathi Girls Rock
Top 10 National Communities
At the national level, South star Pawan Kalyan is most popular, with several communities debating his movies, looks and lifestyle. Friends and Tom and Jerry also make the cut.
Power star Pawan Kalyan
Boys vs Girls
Telugu Movie World
I love my school friends
Tom & Jerry
Famous Football Team Communities
Who says India isn’t into football? While national and international teams do not find many takers, club football does have a following on Orkut with Arsenal leading the race.
English Premier League
Sports and Entertainment
Sachin Tendulkar rules on the cricket field. Indian captain M S Dhoni comes a close second while The Wall (Rahul Dravid) is third. In Bollywood, chocolate boy Shahid Kapoor is preferred over macho man Salman Khan, while A R Rahman wins over Enrique Iglesias and Michael Jackson when it comes to music.
Most Famous Cricketer Communities
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Rahul Dravid — The Wall
Most Famous Bollywood Actors Community
Salman Khan — Fan club
Most Famous from Music Industry
AR Rahman Fans