New Delhi, Dec 31 : Hours of screen time mostly on Instagram? The social media site revealed Indias fascinating hobbies, passions, and the interests that have the nation double tapping. Presenting what your peers are looking out for and what's getting their attention. To know if youre keeping up with the trending hashtag read on:
A: Artists of Instagram
India has a number of Insta-artists who are religiously followed for their unassuming honesty, quick wit and humour. Kusha Kapila (@kushakapila) and Dolly Singh take punches across social classes, typical Indian habits and also celebrities.
B: Body positivity
Body positivity and reaffirmation is trending and we love it. Model Liza Golden-Bhojwani (@lizagoldenreal) speaks about her journey from her early modelling days to accepting her curves.
Indians have a funny bone which they explore it on the web, as Indian comics have some of the most followed Instagram accounts. Mumbai based Nitin Mirani (@thenitinmirani) is quite popular amongst NRIs.
This one is no surprise, Indians love to dance, dance, dance. One of the things that gives actor Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) the edge is the dance rehearsal and fitness routines that he posts. Incidentally, it was Shroff who unveiled this list for Instagram being a trend setter himself.
Tiger shared his excitement while unveiling the unique report saying, "What's on the 'gram always keeps me excited! From my movie trailers, songs, to behind-the-scenes content, I put a part of myself out there for my fans and friends and I love engaging with them. I'm looking forward to knowing this new A-to-Z Instagram lingo, so I can know more about the community and embrace some of it myself too!".
E: Enjoy the little things
Who doesn't right? Well there are a lot of interesting accounts which post about the little things that make a difference; as opposed to augmented reality which is what most influencers thrive on. Follow
F: Festivals on Instagram
From the upcoming Jaipur Lit Fest to the India Art Fair, Insta-handles of fests and cultural events keep the audience up to date with the latest
G: Green (sustainability)
Indians are focusing on climate change, sustainable eating, sustainable travel and sustainable fashion; anything green is a go! @gretathunberg is a national favourite
H: Handmade (DIY)
From cakes to bikes, you name it and there's a way to make it. The Do It Yourself videos are quite popular on the wire.
I: Indian Weddings
But of course, this is a no brainer! What else could Indian's possible check out more than ideas for their big fat Indian wedding. Isha Ambani's wedding celebrations was one of the top Indian weddings followed on Instagram
Diamonds are a girl's best friend and there's no such thing as too much gold. Follow @paayalguptajewelry for modern twists to traditional favourites.
K: Keep Going
Whether it's inspiration you need to get you through the day, or an endless adventure... how to keep it going is on trend.
No introduction needed here either. The search for your soul mate or that perfect quote to romance your partner... love is in the air.
M: Mental health
Mental health is not just a popular topic in India, it's a topic that has the world's attention at the moment. Actor Deepika Padukone talks about mental health on her Instagram handle @deepikapadukone.
N: New Year resolutions
Well really my resolution is better than yours... originality or commonality is what people are looking for.
Don't get spooked, its an abbreviation for 'Outfit of the day.' Everyone from celebrities, to stylists to influencers have used this hashtag. Follow @monalishamahapatra for ideas.
There are international photographer from the like of National Geographic and Associated Press that one can follow and then there are amateurs. But photography is bang and centre of what Instagram is all about. From nature photography to weddings, fashion, food you name it and there's a handle for it. We like @rambling_in_the_woods for its simple but telling photos on India.
Q: Quote of the day
Inspiration needed? Check out the hundreds of accounts that give motivational quotes to see you through the tough times.
To cool to post and need your friends to upload a picture makes you part of the 'Repost Club.' Just ensure you come up with witty hashtags or you've got zero game.
The sari not sorry has evolved into the Saree-grammers! Don't take our word for it, check Instagram
Beauty, makeup, fitness, baking, art... the list is endless. If you need a hack on how to get it done in under five minutes, you'll find it here.
U: Urdu poetry
This is a surprise and we can't be more pleased about it. Just the hashtag #urdupoetry alone has over three million posts, so you can just imagine how far the following goes.
Frankly we are quite over the whole #vibes thing, but if you still like it we can't fault you.
W: Writers of Instagram
There are many writers on Instagram, @karunaezara is appreciated for her social comments, poetry and creativity.
You knew kissing burns up to 16 calories per smooch, now if we could only tell you how many calories double tapping on Instagram burns!
This is a very very generic and large pool of things. From yummy deserts to hot bodies, we can't single out any one particular yummy for you.
Zumba videos, outfits, tutorials, classes... and on and on we go! (This article is website exclusive and cannot be reproduced without the permission from IANSlife)
-- Syndicated from IANS