Google Indonesia has launched a new Chrome experiment that reimagines the story of Ramayana for the digital age.
The plot of the story is the same as the classic version but here the characters – Ram, Sita, Hanuman and Ravan – use modern web tools like Google Talk, Maps, Docs, Gmail and even Web Search to plan their strategy. Jatayu even writes a blog.
The Ramayana in the Google Era
I have captured a few screenshots here but you should head over to ramaya.na to enjoy the complete work.
The script is written in Bahasa Indonesia but if you are even slightly familiar with the original Ramayana, you’ll get through easily. Extremely creative advertising for Google products though I am not sure if the site would work in non-Chrome browsers.
Ravan’s Lanka on Google Places
Ravana using Google Chrome’s Incognito mode to disguise himself