This Diwali, we hope you spend some quality time with your friends and family (preferably away from the computer). However, if you're an information junkie like me and just can't stay away from the Internet, here are some search tips that will get you the answers you seek as fast as possible. These tricks will help you spend less time searching and more time celebrating!
|Cricket scores: As a cricket-crazy country, Google has simplified search for cricket scores and happenings. Just type "cricket" in a Google search box and you'll see a brief score of all the current cricket matches. A single click will also give you access to a detailed cricket score card. For diehard India fans, there is an even simpler way: type "cricket India" and get the scores of our latest win over Australia.|
|Movie reviews and show times: To make a good date a great date, check reviews of the movie and find out showtimes and locations with ease. Just type "movies Delhi" or "Roadside Romeo Mumbai" and you have and showtimes at your fingertips.|
|Stock quotes: The markets have given me some indigestion lately, but I've been using Google to keep me up to date as the market moves. I just type "Reliance quote" (or any "company name" followed by "quote") to see how my stock is doing on the Bombay Stock Exchange.|
|Currency conversion: As the market moves, so does the Rupee. While I was at our headquarters in Mountain View, California, I was curious to know how much a $4.95 meal was in Indian Rupees, and as usual, I used Google. Just type in "4.95 USD in INR" (or any other currency of your choice) and see the current conversion rate.|
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