How much is that Google doodle in the window?
The first Doodle 4 Google competition in India started in August 2009, where students from class one to 10 all over India were given the opportunity to design a doodle for the search engine around the theme 'My India.'
"At Google," they say, "we like to reflect the ever-changing world of our users through the logo designs on our homepage."
Not surprisingly the winner, chosen by Google's original doodler, 31-year-old, Dennis Hwang, selected a design that seemed to fit with the universe of Google -- airy, simple and clean swept, if a little poetic at times.
Little Puru, we're told, won himself a laptop, a T-shirt with his doodle and Rs. 100,000 for his school.
But over at the Plugged.in blog they're wide-eyed for a different reason.
"Puru's counterparts in the US (and UK), i.e. kids who won the Doodle contest received a $15,000 college scholarship for the school of their choice, a trip to the Google New York Office, a laptop computer, and a T-shirt printed with their doodle and a $25,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab in their school."
Causing Techgoss to ask, "Are we children of a lesser Google?"