Go to Google.co.in.
Type: ‘How to’ in your search window.
Trust me what you find will make you laugh, gasp and think.
Your most recent search will be followed by – ‘How to Kiss’ or ‘How to get pregnant’.
WHOA!! All I wanted to search was ‘How to make a no-bake cheese cake’ and it prompts me to this???
Is it Google or is it me? Is it trying to imply something – anything???
I am intrigued. I would have expected it to prompt me with ‘How to safeguard yourself from terror attacks’. Alas no.
‘Who’ and ‘What’ had less embarrassing answers though.
I am curious.
I go to Google.co.uk I do the same exercise.
It says: “how to make pancake” and “how to make money”.
Obviously as important as a kiss or getting pregnant!
I do the same exercise for a lot of other countries. It is thoroughly entertaining.
Then I get back to my google.co.in. And gaze at the screen after typing in ‘HOW TO..’ Deep breath.
I can hear all my non Indian friends smirking and thinking ‘you desperate people!’. I am trying hard to come up with a comeback line – which could be:
- I think it is a huge conspiracy. The world which includes Google is plotting against us as a Nation.
- We love research. We research everything.
- Remember Kamasutra? We own it and want to know if Google can compete.
- We are a nation of 1.25 billion but we still need to be sure if we have been doing it the right way.
Cannot come up with anything else.
Do I need to be embarrassed with the result flashing on my screen?
Does it say that this is all that we search for?
Do I need to be ashamed about the words staring at me from the screen?
A lot of things brush through my tiny brains – some defensive, some offensive and some questionable.
I know if I click on one of it, a range of youtube videos will take me through the whole process.
No Thank you. Not that I think it is gross, but just that I’d like to think a few things are naturally bestowed upon us and long existed before the age of Google.
So we must have done something right then – we can’t be that uninformed.
Welcome to the age of technology where we can do a google search for ‘How to pee’ which will give you a very logical and descriptive way of emptying your bowels!
Thank you my search engine for being by my side through good times and bad – for being the genie who has answers to everything – even things which needn’t have answers!