ON MISSION MODE
ON MISSION MODE
India is getting to play a more impactful role for Google
E. KUMAR SHARMA

Google’s mission statement has attained adulthood. Back in 1998, when two young founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin – drafted it, the choice of words with an apparent all-time relevance, continues to enthuse its leaders even today. No, back then too, it did not say “search” but opted instead for a call to organise the “world’s information” and to make it “universally accessible and useful.”

Today, in an era of information overload, that written goal seems to have acquired an all-new relevance. A good reason perhaps that Anand Rangarajan, Site Lead for Google in Bengaluru and Engineering Director in Search, who joined the company a decade later and moved to India seven years ago, says: “When I look at all the projects, it is amazing how true that mission is today.”

And, in this journey, India is beginning to play an increasingly important role. From a small team that met the two founders on their India visit in 2004, Google India has yet again retained its top position in the Business Today’s Best Companies to Work For list. Rangarajan says there are several reasons why Google remains an attractive destination for talent.

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April 05, 2020