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No, India is not searching for cows

If a Fixr blog is to be believed, Indians are always searching for the cost of cows on Google.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
April 22, 2015 1:27:17 pm
Cost Obsessions Around the World (Source: Cost Obsessions Around the World (Source:

Yes, people are bothered about price rise across the world. But what worries them the most when it comes to costs of articles and services in their countries? If a Fixr blog is to be believed, Indians are always searching for the cost of cows on Google.

We tried the same search too, of course aided by Google’s auto-complete. And it seems the Fixr blog just picked the item that worked best for the stereotyping of Indians and India. The blog compared, assessed and produced data for its article on “Cost Obsessions Around the World” and mapped what is thinks was the most searched thing on the atlas. Obviously, the article claims, India, Bangladesh and a lot of Africa was bothered about the price of cows the most. It is almost as if, people were buying cattle on Flipkart in India.


Jokes apart, we found that Google auto-correct shows up cost of of guitars ahead of cost of cows in India. Showing that we have better priorities than bovine love. Similarly in China, the most searched were cars and not electronics.

The blog post, however, has got some points right like Pakistan searching for cost of marriages and Canada searching for passports.

Well, one explanation, though unlikely, for the error could be that the article was published on April 17 and since then a lot more Indians have been searching for guitars than cows.

Disclaimer: The map from is not a true representation of India’s boundaries.

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