Celebrating the festival of lights, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai extended warm Diwali wishes to those marking the occasion. Taking to X, he not only conveyed his greetings but also unveiled the top trending "why" questions that global users are exploring regarding Diwali traditions.
Pichai's post featured an engaging GIF, showcasing a symbolic lamp surrounded by five numbers, each representing a distinct query. By clicking on these numbers, users could unveil the intriguing questions dominating Diwali-related searches worldwide.
The foremost inquiry that intrigued users globally was "Why Indians celebrate Diwali." Following closely were questions like "Why do we do rangoli on Diwali," "Why do we light lamps on Diwali," "Why is Lakshmi puja done on Diwali," and "Why oil bath on Diwali."
This insightful glimpse into global curiosity surrounding Diwali traditions highlighted the widespread interest and diversity in understanding the festival's significance.
Shifting gears, the post also recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent virtual interaction with Pichai. During the discussion, they delved into Google's role in expanding India's electronics manufacturing ecosystem. Modi praised Google's collaboration with HP to manufacture Chromebooks locally and commended initiatives like the 100 languages project, urging the development of AI tools in Indian languages. The Prime Minister further encouraged Google to contribute its expertise in AI towards promoting good governance.
Pichai's Diwali message not only shared festive joy but also unveiled the global intrigue surrounding the cultural and traditional aspects of the festival.
(With agency inputs)