To mark the 74th birth anniversary of Tabla virtuoso Lachhu Maharaj, Google celebrates with a simple doodle today. The doodle is designed by guest artist Sajid Shaikh. In a statement issued by Google, Lachhu Maharaj was best known for his inherent sense of rhythm which was best exemplified in his solo performances. Even though he played alongside nearly all the greatest tabla players of his time, his solo performance is the most remembered. Girija Devi, whom he often collaborated with, claimed that “he would play for hours without repeating himself, new gats, tukras and parans, leaving his audiences awestruck.” Born on this day in 1944 to a family of musicians, Lachhu Maharaj (born as Lakshmi Narayan Singh), was one of the most celebrated tabla players of his time. Maharaj trained unde
Internet search giant Google on Monday pays tribute to Dr. Govinda Venkataswamy, an ophthalmologist, on his 100th birth anniversary with a doodle. Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, known to friends and patients as Dr. V, is the founder of the renowned Aravind Eye Hospital. Started as a small entity with 11 beds, the hospital has changed the way ailments related to eyes are treated in the country. A blog post on Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy by Google says, "Dr. V could perform 100 surgeries in a day. Addressing the problem of blindness in a holistic fashion, he set up eye camps in rural communities, a rehab center for blind people, and a training program for ophthalmic assistants, personally performing over 100,000 successful eye surgeries." Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy was born on October 1,...
Its Teachers’ day today, and our very own mentor and survivor Google has again found a creative way to honour all the heroes who showered us with deep knowledge throughout our lives. The search giant Google celebrates Teacher’s Day with an animated doodle. The doodle shows a happy spinning globe wearing spectacles. At the end of the animation, various icons surround the globe representing subjects such as physics, chemistry, music, mathematics, sports, geography, among others. In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in the honour of India's former President and revered teacher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on the same day in 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan became the second President of India from 1962 (to 1967), which is when the first-ever Teacher’s day was
Google celebrated the 110th birth anniversary of Sir Donald Bradman on Monday with a colourful doodle. Born on August 27, 1908, in Cootamundra, Australia, Don Bradman is widely regarded as the most prolific batsman in the history of Test cricket. In his stellar career, Bradman made 12 Test double-hundreds with the highest score of 334 against England. In domestic cricket, Bradman scored an astonishing 28,067 runs at an average of 95.14. He also smashed 117 centuries with the highest score of 452 (not out). Nicknamed “The Don’’, Bradman compiled runs — 6,996 in 52 Tests, at an average of 99.94 with an unerring and relentless precision that has remained unequalled. After his retirement, he remained a part of the sport as an administrator and commentator. Bradman was also given his own
Google on Tuesday celebrated the 107th birth anniversary of Ismat Chughtai with a colorful Doodle. The celebrated Urdu author was known for her literary works exploring free speech, social liberation, and gender equality. In a blog post, Google referred to her as the “grande dame of Urdu fiction.” She began writing at an early age, inspired by her elder brother Mirza Azim Beg Chughtai, a novelist known for his playful humorous works. The author courted extreme controversy for her story, “Lihaaf” in particular, which touches upon the themes of homosexuality. Narrated in the voice of a young girl, “Lihaf” was viewed as controversial given its portrayal of a relationship between an upper-class woman and her servant. “This was also the case for another of her famous stories, “Gainda” (Mari
Commonly known as tragedy queen, Google Doodle honored the legendary Indian actress Meena Kumari on her 85th birth anniversary. With a blue background, the doodle portrays the melancholic eyes of the legendary actress. Ironically, her own life was much the same and was full of misfortunes. "As shown in the doodle, Meena Kumari captivated audiences with her beautiful, expressive eyes," according to the official Google Doodle page. Born in 1933, Meena Kumari grew up on camera, lighting up the silver screen from the age of four when she was known as Baby Meena. She became a formidable actor in Indian cinema, appearing in more than 90 films during her 38-year career. She portrayed strong yet vulnerable women who made their own way through life, although they were often devastat...
JetSynthesys’ Sachin Saga Cricket Champions announced yesterday, a successful milestone of achieving 1.00 million downloads within a week of its launch. Within less than a week, the cricketing mobile game has become one of the top-most downloaded games on Google Play making it one of the most awaited and popular cricket based game in India. Launched on 7 th December 2017 by the master blaster himself, the game gives fans an opportunity to relive the legend’s career by stepping into his shoes. “Sachin Saga Cricket Champions” creates a larger than life virtual cricketing experience on a mobile device. Through the technology embedded in the game, the players for the first time can experience real-time shadows and motion captures in a mobile game without hampering the game’s performance.
BookMyShow, India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform, has been touted as one of the best apps of 2017 on both Google PlayStore and on Apple’s App Store. As per Google. On Apple’s App Store, BookMyShow featured in their Best of 2017 list in its Trends of the Year section that featured App Store editors’ most download-worthy games and apps globally based on topics and trends that were popular on the App store throughout the year. . Parikshit Dar, Director, BookMyShow said, “At its heart, BookMyShow is a simple product that provides a simple solution to pertinent problems that users like you and I face related to entertainment experiences. In all our endeavors, we continue to identify and solve these problems to create an unmatched experience for our users. We are absolutely
MAXON Cinema 4D R19 will make its European debut at the MAXON booth at IBC 2017 that will take place from September 15 to 19, at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. In addition, internationally-renowned 3D artists including Peter Eszenyi, Sophia Kyriacou and Tim Clapham, as well as creatives from other international studios will share insights into and techniques used on projects created with Cinema 4D. The project will be partnered by Google, Insydium, and Redshift who will present important workflow integrations with Cinema ...
Elementary science curriculum creator Mystery Science has partnered with Google to help kids across the US to witness and experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The partnership will see millions of solar eclipse safety glasses donated to community libraries in the STAR Library Education Network and 1,500 eclipse glasses will be shipped directly to schools. On August 21, the sky will become dark and the stars will be visible during the day. The last total solar eclipse to cross the US occurred in 1918. However the same is not predicted to happen again until 2045. Homemade filters, sunglasses of any kind, unfiltered cameras, telescopes and binoculars are not safe for looking directly at the sun during the solar eclipse. Google’s solar eclipse glasses, howeve