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The 23 Most Retweeted Indian Tweets Of 2014

If these are anything to go by, our country is run in equal parts by Narendra Modi, Deepika Padukone, and the beloved Salman bhai.

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23. In last place with a dismal 6,440 retweets is this well-mannered election tweet:

I want to express my gratitude to Pawan Kalyan Garu for his enthusiasm & support through the campaign across Andhra Pradesh.

Narendra Modi@narendramodiFollow

I want to express my gratitude to Pawan Kalyan Garu for his enthusiasm & support through the campaign across Andhra Pradesh.

9:09 AM - 17 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. Actually, gratitude seems to work well for our P.M. This one's got 6,918 RTs:

A big thank you to all friends who will be viewing the ceremony on TV and through social media. Your constant support & blessings mean a lot

Narendra Modi@narendramodiFollow

A big thank you to all friends who will be viewing the ceremony on TV and through social media. Your constant support & blessings mean a lot

4:31 PM - 26 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. 6,979 people called out the Times Of India with Deepika Padukone:

Supposedly India's 'LEADING' newspaper and this is 'NEWS'!!??

Deepika Padukone@deepikapadukoneFollow

Supposedly India's 'LEADING' newspaper and this is 'NEWS'!!??

2:02 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20. 7,681 retweets prove that some harmless self-congratulation never hurt anybody:

I look forward to receiving your good wishes on the specially created Victory Wall http://t.co/bVzfqRKA5m #CongratsNaMo

Narendra Modi@narendramodiFollow

I look forward to receiving your good wishes on the specially created Victory Wall http://t.co/bVzfqRKA5m #CongratsNaMo

1:37 PM - 16 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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19. And 7,995 people agree that it would be frickin' cool to have Barack come hang out:

This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over…invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

Narendra Modi@narendramodiFollow

This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over…invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

7:30 PM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. 8,510 people mourned Phil Hughes' untimely and tragic passing with Sachin:

My bat when I was 25. RIP Phil. #putoutyourbats

sachin tendulkar@sachin_rtFollow

My bat when I was 25. RIP Phil. #putoutyourbats

5:23 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. And 8,967 people shared the love with Shah Rukh's adorable Eid greeting:

Eid Al Adha Mubarak to everyone. May all have the happiness that life has to offer.The littlest one wishes you too.

Shah Rukh Khan@iamsrkFollow

Eid Al Adha Mubarak to everyone. May all have the happiness that life has to offer.The littlest one wishes you too.

10:31 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. 9,355 people are livid about TOI's double standard when it comes to how they cover women:

Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!

Deepika Padukone@deepikapadukoneFollow

Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!

2:06 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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15. And 9,376 people are fed up with how the media objectifies women's bodies:

YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??

Deepika Padukone@deepikapadukoneFollow

YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??

2:05 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. LOOOOL. 10,021 people agree with Sonakshi Sinha that KRK deserves a jhaapad (or, like, four):

Please RT this if u think @kamaalrkhan is a woman disrespecting waste of space and deserves to be hung upside down and given 4 tight slaps.

Sonakshi Sinha@sonakshisinhaFollow

Please RT this if u think @kamaalrkhan is a woman disrespecting waste of space and deserves to be hung upside down and given 4 tight slaps.

10:33 AM - 13 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. This gorgeous anniversary got Padukone 11,323 RTs:

#1YearOfRamLeela .Thank you Sir for giving me one of the greatest experiences of my life!

Deepika Padukone@deepikapadukoneFollow

#1YearOfRamLeela .Thank you Sir for giving me one of the greatest experiences of my life!

4:31 PM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. 11,440 people were apparently stoked about a new Sony music video:

Stop whatever you're doing and watch the #video to @Sia's superhit 'Chandelier' w/@maddieziegler now! Thank us later! http://t.co/ipGVdIwXGt

Sony Music In@SonyMusicInFollow

Stop whatever you're doing and watch the #video to @Sia's superhit 'Chandelier' w/@maddieziegler now! Thank us later! http://t.co/ipGVdIwXGt

12:15 PM - 07 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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11. And 12,370 people's hearts melted when Modi won the largest election EVER, then went to chill with mom:

10. Seeing this courteous exchange between legends got 12,391 people to click "retweet":

Hearty Congratulations dear @narendramodi Ji on your historic win. Best wishes

Rajinikanth@superstarrajiniFollow

Hearty Congratulations dear @narendramodi Ji on your historic win. Best wishes

2:44 PM - 16 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. OMFG our Mars Orbiter's Twitter game is unmanageably adorable, and 12,488 people agree:

What is red, is a planet and is the focus of my orbit?

ISRO's Mars Orbiter@MarsOrbiterFollow

What is red, is a planet and is the focus of my orbit?

8:02 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. HOLY CRAP THE FUTURE IS SO INSANE. Two rovers in outer space are tweeting at one another and 12,495 people's minds are blown:

Howdy @MarsCuriosity ? Keep in touch. I'll be around.

ISRO's Mars Orbiter@MarsOrbiterFollow

Howdy @MarsCuriosity ? Keep in touch. I'll be around.

9:02 AM - 24 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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7. This teaser for a preview for a song for an unreleased movie was tantalizing enough for 13,161 people:

#OTERI title track exposing this week 😍

6. Legend, icon, god, Twitterstar Rajinikanth made his digital debut with 14,979 RTs. #Casual:

Salutation to the Lord. Vaṇakkam aṉaivarukkum !! A big thank you to all my fans. Excited on this digital journey http://t.co/79ea6MrDe3

Rajinikanth@superstarrajiniFollow

Salutation to the Lord. Vaṇakkam aṉaivarukkum !! A big thank you to all my fans. Excited on this digital journey http://t.co/79ea6MrDe3

3:58 PM - 05 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Bhai's insecurity about his dance moves compelled 18,374 people to reassure him:

Batao mera naya dance step kaisa laga ! http://t.co/b7LL0PDvpg

Salman Khan@BeingSalmanKhanFollow

Batao mera naya dance step kaisa laga ! http://t.co/b7LL0PDvpg

5:35 PM - 15 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. And 24,657 people shared his track:

Here's the Salman Khan track from #OTeri. Enjoy! http://t.co/mXTxJN1WcQ

taran adarsh@taran_adarshFollow

Here's the Salman Khan track from #OTeri. Enjoy! http://t.co/mXTxJN1WcQ

11:13 PM - 13 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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3. This Ranveer Singh fan club won themselves 30,853 co-signers when they wished their superstar a happy birthday:

2. 51,981 people were psyched about this extraordinarily nonchalant trailer release:

Yeh lo kick trailer ka link : http://t.co/Wgr0OONdIs

Salman Khan@BeingSalmanKhanFollow

Yeh lo kick trailer ka link : http://t.co/Wgr0OONdIs

4:35 PM - 15 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

1. And a whopping 70,513 people celebrated Indian democracy and Modi's promise of achhe din:

India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।

Narendra Modi@narendramodiFollow

India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।

12:09 PM - 16 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

All data courtesy of Twitter India.