GOOGLE DOODLES

  • Google celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a video doodle November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Google has posted a video doodle on its homepage which shows that the graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed into a symbol of unity, a reminder to passersby of the triumph of...
  • Google thanks Jonas Salk for the polio vaccine with a birth centenary doodle October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Jonas Salk is standing on a street with cheerful children playing around him. Two kids hold up a placard saying, "Thank you Dr Salk", in the Google doodle commemorating the birth centenary of the person credited with developing the first effective polio vaccine. The American physician, virologist, and...
  • Google posts a doodle on Mangalyaan completing one month in Mars orbit October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Google letters are orbiting the red planet in a doodle to commemorate India's Mars Orbiter Mission completing one month in Mars orbit. Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) PSLV C25 launched the Mangalyaan from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013. On September 24, 2014 the Mars Orbiter Mission reached...
  • Google doodles 'Malgudi Days' on RK Narayan's 108th birth anniversary October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: "Who's the man behind the book on our doodle in India? It's Malgudi's native son, famed Indian writer RK Narayan. Narayan is a well known pioneer of early Indian literature and set most of his stories in the fictional town of Malgudi. Happy 108th birthday to RK Narayan!,"...
  • September 27 isn't Google's birthday, nevertheless there's a doodle September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a doodle on the Google home page that celebrates the company's 16th birthday. But the interesting fact is that September 27 isn't the search giant's birthday. The selection of September 27 as Google's birthday seems to be a one of convenience than the actual date when...
  • Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A collection of images set within an interactive doodle attempts to capture the grandeur of the works one of the world's greatest novelists Leo Tolstoy. The whitebearded, prolific writer was a master of realistic fiction and is revered the world over for addressing war, love, God and...
  • Teacher's Day: Google posts a sixteacher doodle September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has posted a Teacher's Day doodle on its India home page that depicts six different teachers: The principal sitting behind a desk, maths teacher writing a formula on the board, a kindergarten teacher reading out a story to the kids, sports teacher all set for the game...
  • Google doodles independent India's first stamp on August 15 August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google India home page this year is a familiar symbol independent India's first stamp. The first stamp issued by free India was months after Independence on November 21, 1947 and it depicted the Indian national flag with the popular slogan "Jai Hind...
  • Google celebrates Pakistan Independence Day 2014 with a doodle August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 68th Independence of Pakistan, Google has posted a doodle on the Pakistan homepage. The doodle features the blooming flowershaped Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Pakistan Monument is a national monument that represents the country's four provinces and three territories. Before an architect was finalised to...
  • Google celebrates Perseid Meteor Shower with an animated, musical doodle August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower, Google has posted an animated doodle that shows moving illustrations of meteor showers with a clam and soothing music playing in the background. Drawing inspiration from travel and timelapse footage documenting meteor showers, doodler Sophie Diao takes users on an animated journey for...
  • Pran Kumar Sharma (19382014): The unofficial Google doodle August 6, 2014

    Chacha Chaudhury, the man with a mind faster than a computer. I sometimes wondered which computer? One from 1971 when Pran Kumar Sharma's most famous creation was first published (the $750 8bit Kenbak1 from 1971 had a mere 256 bytes of memory)? Or did Chacha Chaudhary's brain continuously upgrade in...
  • Play the fun and informative John Venn Google doodle that is not visible to users in India August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has at least three different doodles on its different home pages around the world on August 4, but the most fun of them all is not visible straightaway to Google users in India (and also in Ukraine). While the Google India home page is celebrating the 85th...
  • Google doodles Kishore Kumar's versatility August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A smiling Kishore Kumar looks at you from the Google India home page on the Hindi cinema legend's 85th birth anniversary. Known for his eccentricity, Kishore Kumar (born Abhas Kumar Ganguly), was a multitalented personality and the doodle also salutes his many abilities. Though he is best known as one...
  • Google celebrates Nelson Mandela's legacy with an interactive quotable quotes doodle July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: To commemorate Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, on July 18, Google is posting an interactive doodle celebrating the life of the antiapartheid icon, who also served as President of South Africa. The doodle takes us on a visual journey through Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's life interspersed with six of his most...
  • Google celebrates Germany's World Cup win with an animated Paul the Octopus doodle July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: During the course of the 31day football extravaganza in which 32 participating teams played 64 matches, Google posted an unprecedented 63 World Cup 2014 doodles on its different home pages around the world.The last in the series celebrates Germany's welldeserved victory in the football World Cup. The doodle...
  • World Cup 2014: Google posts an animated doodle June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The biggest singlesport extravaganza on the planet begins today in Brazil and Google has joined the football festival with an animated doodle. The animated doodle shows the letters of the Google logo jumping in anticipation on a sunny Brazilian beach for the kickoff. This is the first in the series...
  • Rachel Louise Carson's 107th birthday: 10 interesting facts about the environmentalist May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 107th birth anniversary of American biologist Rachel Louise Carson, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage that showcases her love for nature. Here are 10 interesting things that you should know about the biologist who was well known for her writings on environmental pollution and...
  • Rachel Louise Carson: Google doodles the environmentalist's 107th birthday May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Rachel Louise Carson was an American biologist who was well known for her writings on environmental pollution and the natural history of the sea. The Google doodle commemorating her 107th birth anniversary showcases her love for nature. Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907 and she grew up...
  • Mary Anning: 5 things to know about the British fossil collector May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 215th birth anniversary of Bristish fossil hunter and paleontologist Mary Anning, Google has put a doodle that features Anning searching for fossils, with the remains of creatures forming the letters of the word Google. Here are 10 things to know about the legendary fossil hunter. 1. Mary...
  • Google doodles fossil hunter Mary Anning's 215th birth anniversary May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Paying a tribute to British fossil collector Mary Anning on her 215th birth anniversary, Google has posted a doodle that features Anning searching for fossils, with the remains of creatures forming the letters of the word Google. Mary Anning was a fossilcollecting woman in the 19th century whose discoveries...
  • On 40th anniversary of Rubik's Cube invention, Google posts a playable version of the world's bestselling toy May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: If you gave up trying to crack the Rubik's Cube a long time ago, why not make another attempt with Google's digital version of the immensely popular 3D combination puzzle posted as a doodle on the 40th anniversary of its invention? In 1974, while a young professor of architecture...
  • Election Results 2014: Google posts a doodle on India's Lok Sabha elections counting day May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: On the counting day of the Lok Sabha Elections 2014, Google has put up a doodle on the India homepage that features an inkmarked index finger in place of the letter L. The rest of the letters remain intact. In other countries, Google usually posts its election doodle...
  • Who was Dorothy Hodgkin? May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Paying a tribute to British scientist Dorothy Hodgkin on his 104th birth anniversary, Google has posted a doodle displaying the chemical structure of penicillin on its home page. But who he was and what made him one of the most renowned scientists of his time? English chemist Dorothy Crowfoot...
  • On Dorothy Hodgkin's 104th birthday Google doodles the structure of penicillin May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has posted a doodle displaying the chemical structure of penicillin on its home page to commemorate the 104th birth anniversary of Dorothy Hodgkin. English chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (nee Dorothy Mary Crowfoot) won the 1964 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for determining the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. Dorothy...
  • Mother's Day: Google doodles a super mom with super kids May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the second Sunday of May and Google is joining Mother's Day celebrations with a doodle that shows a mother and her two children (a girl and a boy) riding cycles. The capes flowing behind them as they pedal away symbolises how super mothers (and their children)...
  • Google doodles Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google home page commemorating Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday celebrates her life both as a legendary screen actress as well as a humanitarian who was also widely regarded for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The doodle has Audrey Hepburn striking a film star pose...
  • Ustad Alla Rakha: Google doodles the tabla maestro's 95th birthday April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The two Os on the Google logo turn into a tabla to commemorate the 95th birth anniversary of one of the greatest players of the Indian musical instrument. With the trademark smile on his lips Ustad Alla Rakha appears on the Google India home page tapping a taal. Reverentially...