Google India Diwali Doodle?

Nov 13, 2012 • 8:27 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google India - - does not currently have a special logo for Diwali, festival of lights. It is a celebratory set of five days that started today in India.

Google India did post on their Google+ page this picture of a Google India employee making their own Doodle.

Google India Diwali Doodle

They wrote:

At Google India we always love doing things a little different. So this Diwali, India Googlers came out to make this unique Doodle Rangoli using recycled paper cups in our offices!

Here's wishing our G+ family a very safe, happy and pollution free Diwali!

But Indian Google users are not happy. There are dozens of threads in the Google Web Search Help forums (I linked to one) with complaints.

Googler, Kousha Navidar, responded in the thread saying:

Thanks for the feedback. This is especially appropriate, since we actually had a Diwali celebration at Google today. We're always on the lookout for new ideas, so I'll pass your feedback along to the team.

Too little, too late?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Ankit Singh

11/13/2012 02:23 pm

:/ ... :/ Hate you google :'(

Abhijeet Dhar

11/13/2012 02:42 pm

google does no celebrate diwali


11/13/2012 04:24 pm

You've got to be joking Google. There are doodles for things nobody even cares about...but nearly 900 million people WORLDWIDE celebrate this festival. Chalk it up to astonishing absent mindedness.


11/13/2012 08:03 pm

Can Google do this mistake for Christmas and still survive


11/13/2012 08:07 pm

Kousha Navidar should be ashamed even to respond. Google should be 'punished' for this blunder. But I suppose those who care about this are not important enough to make a change. We will see this same mistake every year and we can't do anything but complain.


11/14/2012 04:09 am

F Google for No Doodle

Dinesh Chaudhary

11/03/2013 10:52 am

Why there is no doodle by Google for diwali.. they come up with doodle for all the festivals..why india has been left out. This is the question posed by my 10 year old sons,,,,

Happy Diwali

11/04/2013 04:02 am

they do have a doodle for Shakuntala devi.. just saying.. so it may not be against Indians per say.. :) Though i was looking forward to bursting rockets on a click before commencing a google search..

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