Bollywood Celebrities Who Ruled the Web In 2008

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

    Katrina Kaif
    The rising star of Indian Film Industry, Katrina Kaif was the undisputed No.1 in the “Most Popular Bollywood Celebrity” list, according to Google’s 2008 Indian Zeitgeist List — a compilation of most searched terms on the internet released every year. Her name also figures at No.3 in the ‘Fast Rising Searches’ category and at No.10 in the ‘Most Popular Searches’ category. In fact she is the only human to feature in the Top 10 ‘Most Popular Searches’ category which otherwise features keywords as diverse as Orkut, Gmail, Google, Youtube, Indian railways, and Cricket. She also bagged the IIFA Award for the Best Female Style Icon in 2008.

    Aishwarya Rai
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the former beauty queen continues to remain popular among the Indian cyber crowd. She is one of the few Indian Celebrities whose wax model was put on display at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London.

    Salman Khan
    The heartthrob of Bollywood, Salman Khan remains the hot favorite and the third most searched celebrity. He recently made news for launching his popular show “Dus Ka Dum” on the small screen in style and bagged the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievement in entertainment. This fitness freak is the fourth Indian actor to be replicated as a wax statue at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London.

    Hrithik Roshan
    Hritik Roshan features fourth in the Google’s 2008 Indian Zeitgeist list. His perfect body and chiseled looks go a long way in making him one of the most popular Indian actors.

    Kareena Kapoor
    This glamorous Indian beauty gained popularity in 2008 for all the known reasons and started a world wide debate on promotion of size zero.

    Shahid Kapoor
    The Chocolaty boy, Shahid Kapoor features sixth in this list. This handsome hunk is most remembered for his role in Jab We Met and his racing dancing tracks, not to mention his absolute perfectionism.

    Deepika Padukone
    This gorgeous actress seems to have the Midas touch, as every film associated with her turns to be a super hit. A model turned actress, she was recently in news for her romantic interest in Ranbir Kapoor.

    Shahrukh Khan
    After ruling the Bollywood industry for more than a decade, King Khan surprisingly features at a low number eight in this list.

    Mallika Sherawat
    The sex icon of Bollywood features at number nine. She seems to have lost a bit of her search popularity. Time to hone your acting skills lady!

    Genelia D’Souza
    The biggest surprise in the top ten is the entry of the bubbly Genelia D’Souza. Though she is only ranked No.10; she is making great progress as a searchable Bollywood celebrity. This charming young lady seems to be gaining considerable momentum in her popularity, ever since her Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na Fame.

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Bridal Jewelry

The wedding day is a special occasion for every bride. Swathed in bridal finery, bedecked in magnificent jewelry, with hands and feet and a flutter in her heart, she is poised at the threshold of a whole new life.

 

The jewelry that a bride wears holds special significance. Indian bridal jewelry itself varies from region to region as well as in different communities.

 

Usually, precious stones such as jade, garnet, emerald, amethyst, pearl and coral are widely used in Indian bridal jewelry. These stones are said to pass their own special healing touch to the wearer.

 

The mangal sutra is an important item in the bridal jewelry. This necklace is tied by the husband around the wife’s neck as a symbol of their union. This is usually created on a necklace strung with black beads. It is considered a protection against the evil eye. Brides usually make a few changes to suit their individual tastes, keeping well within the prescribed parameters.

 

A bride from South India wears a thaali as a symbol of their marriage. This is usually in the form of a thick yellow thread with gold pendant.

 

Brides from Maharashtra wear stings of pearls in a cascade from the temples down to the shoulders, framing the face. The Punjabi bride wears bangles that are made of ivory called churas. Some churas are set in ivory with inlay work done on them. They are given by the bride’s mother and it is customary to wear them for about 40 days after the wedding ceremony. Red and green bangles or churas are important in many communities of India..

The parting of her hair is decorated with a gold ornament called the tikka.

 

Toe-rings are another jewelry item that is worn by married women in many parts of the country. The women from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar wear toe-rings called bichwa. Kashmiri women wear a long suspended cord with an ornament from the pierced ears. Brides from Bengal wear the iron kada or bangle called loha. This is artistically encased in gold. A red lac bangle is yet another important bridal jewelry item.

 

Fine filigree jewelry in silver is a hallmark of the artisans of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Filigree work uses silver wires of varying thickness to make geometrical shapes, leaves, flowers and butterflies and birds. Jaipur is famous for enamel work – exquisite bangles and necklaces with colored enamel paneling on crafted gold.

 

Kundan jewelry also finds favor with many Indian brides. Kundan jewelry is characterized by gems embedded in gold leaf and not rim or claw. This jewelry style is inspired by the Mughals. Temple jewelry from South India is inspired by temple statues and motifs and is usually characterized by red and green semi precious stones. Jewelry in the southern states is inspired by nature – paisley motifs, rice grains, melon seeds, cobra head and birds.

 

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