Pumas 4 Palin

Google Searches Sari

Posted on: July 1, 2008

The expression ‘google it’ got a whole new meaning recently, when Indian designer Satya Paul put google search page on a sari, thereby wrapping a sari around the google world.

Whether you spell it sari, sadi, or saree depending on which regional sound of India you transliterate (but for heavens’ sake don’t call it a sarong), the sari is pretty, if cumbersome. Both as a cultural icon and symbol of national identity, it is right up there with the tilak,  bindi,  or bottu (and for heavens’ sake don’t call it dot),  on the forehead.

Satya Paul took this ageless icon and married it to the icon for an age. The newly designed sari features a web address, for Satya Paul of course. The search results show up across the width of the sari, and a verisimilitude of the all familiar Google logo flows across the ‘kongu’ part of the sari, ie. the free distal end of the wrap that goes over the shoulder (usually left, but right in some regions).

Satya Paul sari for some reason does not show the full word google, the G is replaced with O in the familiar blue color, making it ‘Ooogle sari’.  Deliberate? Copyright issues?  Whatever, it’s still ogle-worthy, and everyone is just calling it the Google Sari. The search results format seems to be quite G-like.

Priced at around $300, the google sari has been around for a while, but only now is gettng some coverage due to the bloggers’ desire to blog everythng. No exception here either. BTW if you like to keep up with sari trends, Saree Dreams is a good place to bookmark. And if you are totally new to the ‘sari scene’ check out this entrepreneur’s introduction, and this lovely lady below:

Yours truly scoured the web for some reactions to this invention  going back to last winter when the blog posts started to appear.

It appears the sari provoked reactions from Indians in America and folks in I.T.  mainly, varying between lusty cheer, and indifferent wit. As befits geeks, computer jokes abound, like: where is the ‘i am feeling lucky button’, what next, yahoo shorts, what would the blouse be made of, will the wearer earn ad revenue, and so on. One wit said, yes shoes are available but only for beta testers, wink! (D.Hetfield).

More examples of reactions after jump. That last joke made me think if there is going to be a battle of the G’s in Indian computing industry.

The other G involved in the search engine battle in India is Guruji. Screen shot shown. Look familiar?:

One wonders if big G – how ironic Guruji seems to use little g –  is out to conquer Indian hearts and minds, the ladies specially since there is such a large number of them in IT industry in India. Or, is someone really worried about the fact that the highly locally focussed search engine Guruji a reverential variant of the word guru, is poised to take off and leave big G behind, at least in sub-contitnent-related search activity. Already Guruji is being called the Google of India. [podtech content=http://media1.podtech.net/media/2006/10/PID_001239/Podtech_anurag_guruji.mp3&postURL=http://www.podtech.net/home/1347/is-guruji-the-new-google-for-india&totalTime=756000&breadcrumb=94c2d4cd8d3b4208bbf2a4301e071911]

You can also follow this link and listen to the brilliant and prolific Internet radio personality Kamla Bhat inteview the honchos of Guruji, namely Anurag Dod and Gaurav Mishra. If you don’t know it, the Kamla Show is an absolute treasure on all things Indian.


Pages: 1 2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Stars and Stripes For Ever

Fight Back, Fight For Sarah!

Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund

Please Contribute Today

Contact Form

I am a Palin Puma

Puams 4 Palin

Follow Sarah On Twitter

RSS Sarah Palin on Facebook

  • Slaying Salmon July 15, 2014
    Home from commercial fishing grounds in Bristol Bay, and here's Piper helping slay salmon to market! A good season for wild reds on the Nushagak, Piper hopes to make enough to cover, maybe, a cell phone bill. Do you agree, as I’ve said before, we need more girls holding up fish in pics instead of holding up iPhones in selfies?!  It’s always wonderful re […]
  • Restoring Honor August 28, 2010
    What an honor it was to speak today at the “Restoring Honor” Rally in D.C. The following is the text of my remarks. You can click here or here to watch a video of it.- Sarah PalinPhoto by Shealah Craighead“Restoring Honor” RallyAugust 28, 2010  Washington, D.C. Thank you so much. Are you not so proud to be an American?What an honor. What an honor.We stand to […]
  • First Leg of the "Good Tidings and Great Joy" Book Tour November 6, 2013
    Looking forward to heading out on the first leg of our "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour! I wanted to share with you some of the pre-Thanksgiving schedule and details. (More to come!) We look forward to seeing you on the road, having the opportunity to spread the positive message of this book and really share in the true spirit of the Christma […]
  • It Takes a Village... to Slay a Salmon July 3, 2013
    The beauty of catching some of our Alaskan species with fins is the amount of meat harvested with each fish. Rod and reeling red salmon, or, my favorite, a big (or even not so big) halibut ensures you've got a few dinners taken care of even when feeding a bunch of people.We had a blast hauling in halibut in Homer a few days ago, despite the cold rain an […]
  • Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg June 30, 2013
    Today marks the beginning of the week-long ceremonies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. There will be a full re-enactment of the battle, discussions with panels of historians, and of course a re-reading of the Gettysburg Address. But as Lincoln affirmed when he dedicated that hallowed ground, nothing we say or do can “add or de […]
  • #SOTUGottaBKiddingMe February 13, 2013
    If you missed President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, you didn’t miss much – especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses. We heard the same recycled rhetoric, and we heard his Orwellian declaration that the cornucopia of new federal programs he proposed, as well as his intention to eradicate world poverty, wou […]
  • New Year's Resolution to Keep the Faith! January 1, 2013
    Best wishes to everyone for a happy New Year! In the coming days there will be a great deal of debate about the goings-on in the political arena and the shenanigans in Washington. Constitutional commonsense conservatives must stay engaged and hold our “leaders” accountable to the voice of average everyday hard working Americans or we will very soon become an […]

Pumas Heart Palin

RSS Conservatives 4 Palin

RSS Governor Palin 4 President

New Badge of Outrage

RSS NEWS-BUSTERS! Don’t Believe What You Read Elsewhere!

  • On Fox, Former Obama Admin Flack Marie Harf Denies That the Left Is Hostile to Christianity March 18, 2018
    On Friday's Outnumbered, former Obama State Department spokesman Marie Harfwas "sort of ... offended" when asked why there is "such an open animosity to Christianity from those on the left." Harf rejected the idea "that there is something inherent among the left that means we don’t like Christianity." Gosh, what would make […]
    Tom Blumer
  • What? ABC Panelist Suggests Tillerson Was Fired to Ensure a War With Iran March 18, 2018
    In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If you’re confused, don’t worry, th […]
    Nicholas Fondacaro
  • Para reportaje sobre los grupos de odio, Univisión cita a SPLC como fuente ´independiente´ March 18, 2018
    A modo de un golpe autoinfligido, Univisión nuevamente acudió al desacreditado Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) para exagerar el alegado aumento de ´grupos de odio´ en los Estados Unidos durante el primer año del gobierno de Trump.
    Kathleen Krumhansl, Ken Oliver
  • Sharpton Likens Himself to James Bond vs Koch Brother 'Villains' March 18, 2018
    On Sunday morning's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during the "Gotcha" segment, host Al Sharpton lamely compared himself to James Bond as he likened conservative donors Charles and David Koch to Bond-type "villains" because of their support for conservative causes.  
    Brad Wilmouth
  • Wrecked: Ben Shapiro Destroys Stelter for Denying Media’s Liberal Bias March 18, 2018
    In a bit of must-see TV, conservative icon and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources this Sunday to debate host Brian Stelter on the topic of the media’s liberal bias. As would be expected, Shapiro wiped the floor with Stelter as he called out CNN for blatantly pushing a gun control agenda and not being objective.
    Nicholas Fondacaro

RSS Larry Johnson Gives Lying No Quarter!

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Country Before Party

Crack the Acorn for Truth

A World Wide Blog

Live Traffic Watch

Back Posts

%d bloggers like this: