Category: History

The History of Search Engines

Search engines have come a long way since their early prototypes, as our Internet Search Engines History infographic illustrates.

From improvements in web crawlers and categorizing and indexing the web, to introducing new protocols such as robots.txt so that webmasters have control what web pages get crawled, to the introduction of voice search, the development of search engines has been the culmination of multiple search technologies that developed from different search engines.

Alta Vista was the first search engine to process natural language queries;

Lycos started strong with a system categorizing relevance signals, matching keywords with prefixes and word proximity; and

Ask Jeeves introduced the use of human editors to match actual user search queries.


A view of the world’s first website

The internet is now more than 25 years old – but it has aged so well that it actually looks better than it did all those years ago.

The British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee launched the website on his NeXT computer, laying the groundwork for the connected society of the 21st century.

This page was little more than a dossier containing information about the software which powered the web, but it was arranged in a form which may be instantly familiar to many people.

He first conceived the idea in 1989, but put his thoughts into action the following year.

Yaad Karo apne Hyderabad ko

Yaad Karo apne Hyderabad ko 7 samundar par se yaad karo woh din aur raat Woh Allahamdullilah ki biryani, woh diamond ki chai, Woh radhey shyaam ki pani puri, woh chit chat ki chaat, Woh Softy ki ice cream, Wah usme thi kuch baat. Woh pulla reddy ki mithai, woh kamat ka dosa, Woh Gokul ki pav bhaji aur Ramser ka… Read more →

Hyderabad House

From the Pope to President Vladimir Putin, from Queen Elizabeth II to the President of Rwanda, theres no visiting dignitary who doesnt get treated like royalty at Hyderabad House, the palatial home that the Nizam built in Lutyenss Delhi for his wife, who, in a whimsical moment, decided not to live there because she didnt like the place. Today, theres… Read more →

When I Die

When my coffin is being taken out you must never think I am missing this world don’t shed any tears don’t lament or feel sorry i’m not falling into a monster’s abyss when you see my corpse is being carried don’t cry for my leaving i’m not leaving i’m arriving at eternal love when you leave me in the grave… Read more →

Irani Chai

Chairs that creak the moment you sit on them, marble-top tables that look smudgier after someone has cleaned them, plywood walls and mirrored interiors, may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but to the acolytes who have spent many an evening brooding over a broken love affair while the ever solicitous proprietor plied you with cups of thick milky tea… Read more →

Hyderabadi Lifestyle – Then and Now

LIFE STYLES In the golden days of Hyderabad, Nawabs and top government officials had over the top and sparkly life styles.They lived good life,enjoyed parties, bought luxury cars, built lavish homes. In Hyderbad, Rolls sold more cars in 1930 than in any other city because of severe world wide depression.(Some how Balda survived during that time). Things have totally changed… Read more →

Bidri Artifacts

This traditional craft flourished in the Deccan region since the early 17th century. Named after the city of Bidar, the capital city of the Bahamani sultans, the art form has long been known to connoisseurs of Indian art. Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad has a few quality specimen from the 17th Century which illustrate the technical skills of the craftsmen in… Read more →