Hey Google India – Have some mercy on the Indian Kid [Doodle]

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Google India launched ‘Doodle 4 Google – My India’ contest in August and the results were announced on November 14th (Children’s Day).

Gurgaon based Puru Pratap, Class 4 student won the contest for the following logo

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The fun doesnt’ end here.

Puru won a laptop for himself, t-shirt with his doodle and Rs. 1 lakh for his school. Awesome, if you ask me!

What’s the big deal, if you ask?

Puru’s counterparts in US (and UK), i.e. kids who won the Doodle contest received $15,000 college scholarship to be used at 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 $25,000 technology grant towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab in the school.

Question for Google (especially Google India)

Any specific reason why Indian contest was stripped off the scholarship? Care to clarify why Indian schools got only 10% of what US/UK schools received as ‘prize money’?

Maybe, as Techgoss points out

Are we children of a lesser Google? Or is the Indian market less important? Perhaps Bing has the answer.

What’s your opinion? Shouldn’t Google, being a global organization take a more ‘global’ view?

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