India is celebrating the completion of 70 years of Independence and to commemorate the occasion, Google has come out with a colourful doodle.
The Google Doodle showcases the Indian Parliament building in orange hues with an Ashoka Chakra in the foreground. Peacock motifs surround the two corners of the doodle and the Google logo has been painted in the tri-colour. The use of colours in this doodle is quite impressive as it uses all the colours present on the national flag — saffron, green, white and blue — in an artistic way.
The doodle has been created by Mumbai-based artist Sabeena Karnik. According to Google, "To honour the anniversary, Mumbai-based artist Sabeena Karnik used a unique paper-cut art style to create a Doodle fit for the bold and colourful celebration of today’s events. The Parliament House depicted in her work commemorates this day, this movement, and this triumph of independence."
This page shows the whole process of how the doodle was made using paper-cut art style.
It was on 15 August 1947 that India got complete independence from the British rule. Jawaharlal Nehru made his famous 'Tryst with Destiny' speech at the stroke of midnight on this day.
In the past, Google has tried out different themes to celebrate Independence Day. In 2015 for instance, Google Doodle had a Dandi march theme. Last year there was a doodle themed around Nehru's 'Tryst with Destiny' speech.