Doodling NewsViews — By Vedvrat Shikarpur on February 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Today is the 72nd Birthday of the Late Gazal Maestro Jagjit Singh and Google got a unique way of paying tribute: through their doodle. The Google Doogle of Singh was the talk of the town today and though some might add that its Google’s way of prompting more viewers on Youtube (now a part of Google) its definitely set a bar.
The Google Doodle’s have not only been appreciated but also hailed for their creativity. Its a unique way to celebrate and get people to know more about important people, events, news, etc. Here’s a look at some of the best doodles by our very own Google.
200th Anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales
The Brother Grimms created countless fairy tales in their lifetime, but the little Red Riding Hood remains one of the favorites. Google banked on that and created an extremely interesting way of retelling the fabled tale and we were impressed. Here is the link to the doodle to see for yourself.
S Ramanujan’s 125th Birthday
Srinivasa Ramanujan is undoubtedly India’s most famous mathematician or as I would call him mathemagenius (mathematics genius) and it was disheartening that Indian’s newspapers and media failed to acknowledge this. Google’s doodle showing a young Ramanujan solving complex maths problems and finding the value of pi surely made me read more about the great man and admire his genius. Check it at:
The Independence day doodle with the peacock was lovely and enchanting. A wonderful one by Google to celebrate India’s 65th Independence Day.
Robert Moog’s 78th Birthday
I have played the keyboard (famously called as Casio or synthesizer) and this doodle refreshed my urge to play it once again. Not only did I spend a lot of time trying to play my favorite tunes on it and using all the available options to get the desired results it prompted me to read more on Robert Moog, who was one of the first to produce beautiful, organic and rich sounds that are regarded as epitome of electronic instruments even today.
During the London Olympics, Google once again brought their creative genius to create a small yet wonderful game. There are many others from this series and each one if fun and exciting. An amazing way to promote the Olympics. I remember all my friends playing Google Doodles and sharing their scores. I distinctly remember because I got the best score.
The end of the Mayan 13th Baktun
21st December was the most anticipated date the world over for obvious reasons and Google wasn’t behind in acknowledging that. It spoke of the Mayan long count calendar and prompted me to do an article on it as well. It was Google that led my curiosity to research on The End of the 13th Baktun to realize the Mayan calendar hadn’t ended; it just restarted and was one of the oldest, most accurate and perfect calendar for unlike our calendar it shall never be useless (ours are useless the minute the year gets over).
62nd Indian Republic Day
Those piercing eyes of India’s endangered species and the national animal sent ripples down my spine. 26th happens to be my birthday and also the day India got its own constitution into amendment.
To check out all the doodles google has made till date go to :
You’ll be surprised how much time you spend there. I almost spent a day and still cant find myself leaving the page. Salute to the creative genius of Google.