Like many other kids of my age, I kept a piggybank when I was a child; my only source of income for buying Super Commando Dhruva or Nagraj comics. I would drop whatever coins I could lay my hands on inside it and kept a rough count of my earnings. But my earnings in the piggybank kept accumulating faster than my calculations showed because my mom and brother also kept depositing some coins into it without telling me. They wanted to help me out in my ‘reading’ so the numbers kept piling up without my knowledge.
So is the case with our surveys; people constantly keep voting in without our knowledge. Not surprisingly, I saw that the number of voters in our Top 5 Kajal (Kohl) Brands Survey has increased to more than 100 behind my back. Therefore, it was time to publish the result. And I am a lot perplexed by the result. Let me first show you the results and then talk more about it. We had a total of 352 entries for this survey, the distribution of which is shown below:
Well, the clear winner, as you can see, is Lotus Herbals (58 entries) followed by Lakme (56 entries) and Revlon (29). The percentage distribution of the votes can be seen below:
Now this result was a little confusing for me (or maybe I am reading too much into it). If this usage distribution is reflective of quality why is the number for Hashmi Kajal, whose praise I have heard often, so low? If Hashmi’s number is low because of availability, why is the number for Lotus, a not-so-easily-available brand (or is it?), so high? Or are these numbers just indicative of preferences because of prices? I really don’t know. Perhaps people who have voted in this survey would be able to explain better. Can someone explain?
And yes, please do not forget to drop your coins in these piggybanks (if you haven’t already):