Google Celebrates 64th Indian Independence Day

Happy Independence Day, India.

India is celebrating its 64th Independence Day (65th if you count 15th August 1947 as the first Independence day)  to mark its independence from the British rule. Google has created an awesome doodle placing the Red Fort, which on mouse over will greet you with a message, “Indian Independence Day”.

The Red Fort,  also known as the Lal Qil’ah or Lal Qila was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It is one of the largest monuments and a popular tourist destination in Old Delhi (present day Delhi), attracting over thousands of tourists every year. After India achieved independence from the British in 1947, the Indian Army took over the fort, and in December 2003, the Indian Army handed the fort over to the Indian tourist authorities.

Google India Independence Day Doodle

The Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from the Red Fort on 15 August every year.

Well, to celebrate Independence Day, I am using the  Epic browser,  developed by a Bangalore based  start-up  called Hidden Reflex. Epic Browser is an Internet web browser which is based on Mozilla Firefox, which taps into several services to serve content which is useful and relevant to Indian users.

Epic still very much feels and behaves like Firefox. The browser is  reviewed by Pallab De and is rated 4.5 on a scale of 5 (Excellent). Here are some of its features –

  • One-Click Private Data Deletion
    Epic Browser
  • Latest Film Songs
  • Live Cricket Scores
  • Live TV
  • One-Click Private Browsing
  • Anti-Phishing Protection
  • No Browsing Reports
  • Flash Cookie Deletion
  • Tweaked for Speed

Download Epic Browser.

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Joel Fernandes

Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.