Anuradha ShettyAug 16, 2013 09:26:34 IST
When it comes to capturing the essence of any important and joyous occasion on the Internet, Google’s doodles are known to be more or less spot-on. But when Googlers in India woke up to their 67th Independence Day celebrations yesterday, they were in for a little disappointment.
The corrected version of the doodle
Like it does every year, Google had readied a doodle for this occasion too, only it did not pay as much attention to the colours it used. The doodle, essentially a ribbon forming the words ‘Google’, was to bear the colours on the Indian national flag – saffron, white and green. Now, while the white and green was in place, Google messed up the saffron – the colour on the doodle was yellow instead.
The initial doodle that earned Google flak
Google earned some flak from its viewers for its I-Day doodle. Twitter especially, witnessed a thick flow of comments. Some even pointed out that the doodle was similar to Coco-Cola’s logo. One user with the handle @jainrounak tweeted, "Not sure if today's Google Doodle is for India or Coca Cola."
Realising the error, Google quickly replaced the initial doodle with a corrected one.
Google’s India-specific doodles in the past have often impressed. Its Independence Day doodle last year had been particularly brilliant. This plain but endearing doodle featured India’s national bird – the peacock.
Google's I-Day doodle last year
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