It can't be said with certainty if people wanted to the know the actual definition of the word, or it came as a natural reaction to the infamous proclamation of Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, in which he called himself an 'anarchist'. But the word has become the second most searched word on Google on Monday.
It has perhaps been the most uttered word in the past few days, ever since the New Delhi government has been showing its grotesque way of governance, which many slam as not having grown from the 'activism' mode. Adding fuel to fire, Kejriwal lost his cool on Monday, during which the infamous word slipped from his tongue, giving news channels another chance to flash an extra round of big, bold and uppercase headlines.
"Some people say that I'm an anarchist creating disorder. Yes I'm an anarchist. I agree to that!" Kejriwal shouted from an elevation and a makeshift podium near the road leading to the presidency building. It was the first day of the 10-day Dharna his party was staging, demanding the suspension of three police officers who refused to act against an alleged drug and sex racket in Delhi.
"But today every home has this anarchy; it's so expensive that people can't make ends meet. Women are unsafe," he added.
News outlets were quick to spot the bizarre claim and no sooner had he finished his speech than the television screens were filled with "Kejriwal Calls himself Anarchist" breaking news flashes.
" 'Anarchist' Arvind Kejriwal on dharna, wants police officials suspended," a Zee news headline read.
"Arvind kejriwal brands himself as 'anarchist'" said DNA.
" 'Anarchist' Kejriwal says protest to continue till demands are met" read the India Today news headline.
The word also became a central focus of discussion in noisy television panel shows later in the night, where more than few panelists and journalists alike were loudly spelling out the dictionary meaning of the word. Few claimed that perhaps Kejriwal himself did not know its meaning and thereby, was irresponsible in his speech. Others felt that the word exactly described the characteristics of Kejriwal.
Famous activists and former police officer Kiran Bedi was seen in television with a thick dictionary in her hands loudly pronouncing what the word's definition is.
"Arvind Kejriwal is right in calling himself an anarchist," she said adding that the main elements of the definition correctly fit his description. She said that Kejriwal was "confused", there was "absence of order" and "lawlessness or political disorder" all of which are parts of strict definition of the word according to the dictionary.
In another highly charged debate, Times Now's Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami was also seen loudly reading out the dictionary meaning of the word 'Anarchy'.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the definition of 'Anarchy' according to the Webster dictionary is, 'A situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, organization, etc., are not controlled by rules or laws'," he said reiterating the fundamental element of the meaning, "Wild behavior," in his usual loud and dramatic fashion.
No wonder, the word later grabbed the second place in Google's chart of 'Hot Searches' which lists the most trending words or phrases of the day. The single word was entered in more than 50,000 Google searches on Monday, according to the search engine.