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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Speech by Chetan Bhagat ( Inspiration for “ Three Idiots “ )

Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.

There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if y
our back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

"Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same is with
 life where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die. ……………….

One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? …………….

It's ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love, little fights with your spouse. We are people, not programmed devices........." :)

"Don't be serious, be sincere."!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

He trains India's poorest students for the IIT :

His father, a post office clerk in Bihar, couldn't afford private schooling for his children. So, Anand Kumar studied at a Hindi medium government school where, at an early age, he fell in love with mathematics. During graduation, he submitted papers on Numbers Theory that were published in UK's Mathematical Spectrum and The Mathematical Gazette.

He was accepted by Cambridge University and was close to realising his dream of becoming a mathematician, when his father suddenly passed away. The household income dwindled and Kumar and his mother made papad, which he sold door-to-door in the evenings, while writing mathematical theory in the daytime.

Then one day, a well-wisher suggested Kumar teach maths. In 1995, at the age of 22, he rented a classroom for Rs 500 a month and started teaching. In one year's time, the strength of his classroom went from two to 36. Today, his study centre Ramanujan School of Mathematics is renowned, the world over. In an interview with Sumita Vaid Dixit, he talks (in chaste Hindi) about Indian education, revolution and his dream.

Why did you start Super 30?
Within three years we had nearly 500 students. Although the fee was nominal -- Rs 1,500 a year -- some poor students could not pay. Once, a boy came to me and said that he wanted to study but could only pay after his father, a poor farmer, had harvested potatoes. In Bihar, we call it 'aloo ukharna'.

I didn't want to take away the boy's only hope of changing his life because he couldn't pay. That's when I decided that I will form a group of 30 bright students, all from poor families, provide them with board and lodging and prepare them for IIT. This group was called Super 30. My brother Pranav Kumar, a violinist by profession, manages the institute, while my mother cooks for the students.

In the last seven years, 182 students out of 210 have made it to different IITs of the country. And for the last two years, all 30 students of Super 30 have made it to IIT. Parents of some students are bricklayers some work as domestic help. Now many of our students are working in Europe and the US.

What is it about your teaching methods that help students get through to IIT?
This success is a combination of three factors. My students have junoon (passion), a fire in them to achieve. Two, our teaching approach is different. I use multimedia slides to make a little story with characters to explain maths concepts. Three, we take tests every day. Well, in a nutshell, we teach our students the how and why! That's all.

But how do you run the place with the little fee you charge the other students?
I didn't start the place to make money. There are many coaching institutes in Patna for the rich, but none for the poor. NRIs (non-resident Indians) come to me with offers of help, but I wanted to prove that much can be achieved with fewer resources.

Have you been able to prove that?
I think I have. There are far too many students coming to us, more than what we can take. And this has annoyed many coaching institutes. As you would know, many of the institutes here are run by criminals. I have received death threats, one of my non-teaching staff was stabbed, once they even tried to blow me away with a crude bomb, but I escaped unhurt. I move around with two security guards armed with machines guns.

Does the sight of security guards scare away children or parents?
(Laughs) Children in Bihar are familiar with the criminal activities here. It doesn't scare them.

Don't you get scared your life may be at stake?
I am doing this for society. Yes, mobility is restricted and I get frustrated at times, but it's okay. I get my strength from these kids. But over the past few years, the crime rate has come down and the police support me. Besides, if I get scared how will the others join me in creating a revolution?

What kind of revolution?
Making education accessible to every poor child in India [ Images ]. I wish the kids I have taught come back to their hometowns and do something for their people, their village. At times, it hurts to see that some forget about giving back to the society.

But there's another kind of kranti (revolution) taking place. Earlier when a peon used to work at an IAS officer's residence, he hoped that when his own son became a peon, the officer would treat him well. Today, the peon who works at the IAS officer's house wants his son to become an IAS officer, not a peon. That's kranti! We mustn't forget the sacrifice and hardships parents go through just to make sure their children live better lives, their children go to schools.

Would the HRD minister's proposals bring about a change?
Kapil Sibal [ Images ]ji thinks that by changing the syllabus or introducing a grading system, education will improve. The system will not change like this. Change will come when teachers have the passion to teach. Jab unme junoon hoga! For that teachers should be paid well. It's ironical that while parents want their children to have great teachers, they don't want their children to become teachers!

The policymakers' idea of education is limited to Delhi [ Images ] and the NCR region. They have no clue of the positions of schools in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh [ Images ] many schools don't have roofs here.

And suggesting 80 per cent as cut-off marks for the IIT entrance exam is ridiculous. You cannot apply this to local boards or to students in villages. There cannot to be true development until the villages of India are also a part of the development process. Bharat ki atman gaon mein bassi hain (the spirit of this nation resides in the villages).

Then what's the way forward?
We need two syllabi: one for students with an ordinary intellect and one for students with extraordinary intellect. There are those who can do very well in jobs and there are those who can excel in research, and the first six years of schooling are good enough to evaluate a student's potential. This method is followed by China and Russia [ Images ].

Do you know that China has topped 15 times in the past 22 years in the International Mathematical Olympiad? In times to come the top researches and scientists will come from China.

So we have to think of novel ways of encouraging our students to get into research. Why hasn't India produced Nobel winners in a long time? The ones that have are those who left this country to pursue their research elsewhere.

And, what are your future plans?
I want to extent my programme to students of Class 5 and 6 as many gifted children fade away before they reach class 10. Many out of school to sell vegetables or work at tea stalls. I want to catch them young.

So, now I'm thinking of setting up a chain of free schools across the country, with free board and lodging facilities, where children can study from Class 5 to up to Class 12 and where they are prepared not just for IIT but Olympiad tests in mathematics, physics and chemistry.

But your dream of going to Cambridge still remains unfulfilled?
When those eyes full of hope look at me, the respect and pleasure I get seeing my students being placed in large organisations makes me forget about it. But I do keep travelling to the US to give lectures my papers get published in international magazines. I am happy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Poem To Mom n Son

Poem to MOM  

My son came home from school one day,
With a smirk upon his face..
He decided he was smart enough,
To put me in my place.

'Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
that's taught by Mr. Wright?
It's all about the laws today,
The 'Children's Bill of Rights.'

It says I need not clean my room,
Don't have to cut my hair
No one can tell me what to think,
Or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion,
And regardless what you say,
I don't have to bow my head,
And I sure don't have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I want,
And pierce my tongue & nose.
I can read & watch just what I like,
Get tattoos from head to toe.

And if you ever spank me,
I'll charge you with a crime.
I'll back up all my charges,
With the marks on my behind.

Don't you ever touch me,
My body's only for my use,
Not for your hugs and kisses,
that's just more child abuse.

Don't preach about your morals,
Like your Mama did to you.
That's nothing more than mind control,
And it's illegal too!

Mom, I have these children's rights,
So you can't influence me,
Or I'll call Children's Services Division,
Better known as C.S.D.'

Mom's Reply and Thoughts

Of course my first instinct was
To toss him out the door.
But the chance to teach him a lesson
Made me think a little more.

I mulled it over carefully,
I couldn't let this go.
A smile crept upon my face,
he's messing with a pro.

Next day I took him shopping
At the local Goodwill Store...
I told him, 'Pick out all you want,
there's shirts & pants galore.

I've called and checked with C.S.D ..
Who said they didn't care
If I bought you K-Mart shoes
Instead of those Nike Airs.

I've canceled that appointment
To take your driver's test.
The C.S.D. Is unconcerned
So I'll decide what's best. '

I said 'No time to stop and eat,
Or pick up stuff to munch.
And tomorrow you can start to learn
To make your own sack lunch.

Just save the raging appetite,
And wait till dinner time.
We're having liver and onions,
A favorite dish of mine.'

He asked 'Can I please rent a movie,
To watch on my VCR?'
'Sorry, but I sold your TV,
For new tires on my car.
I also rented out your room,
You'll take the couch instead.
The C .S..D. Requires
Just a roof over your head.

Your clothing won't be trendy now,
I'll choose what we eat.
That allowance that you used to get,
Will buy me something neat.

I'm selling off your jet ski,
Dirt-bike & roller blades.
Check out the 'Parents Bill of Rights',
It's in effect today!

Hey hot shot, are you crying,
Why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out,
Instead of C.S.D..?'

Friday, December 4, 2009

100 Dollar - Touching Story

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.


SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"

DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?"

SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"

SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "If you must know, I make $100 an hour."

SON: "Oh! (With his head down).

SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow $50?"

The father was furious.

DAD: "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior."


The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.


DAD: "Are you asleep, son?"


SON: "No daddy, I'm awake".

DAD: "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $50 you asked for."


The little boy sat straight up, smiling.

SON: "Oh, thank you daddy!"

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.


DAD: "Why do you want more money if you already have some?"


SON: "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do.


"Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness. It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Plan your finances, be your own CFO

How is managing money in your household similar to managing your finances in a company? Are there personal finance lessons you can learn and strategies you can apply from the business world?

Investmentyogi tells you how to think like a CFO (chief financial officer) and manage your money professionally.

A company exists to earn revenues by selling products or services, managing expenses and earning profits. The goal of any company is to have more revenue and less expenses thereby maximising profits. Most companies of the world have this objective at the very core. Every other strategy revolves around this.

A CFO's role is to:

  • Be responsible for company's financial situation
  • Make investments for the company taking into consideration risk and liquidity
  • Borrow money at the best possible rate
  • Maintain a healthy debt/equity ratio
  • Monitor and control cost, expenses
  • Forecast and prepar the company for financial contingencies             

What if you look at yourself as a company and try to assign a CFO's role to yourself? Do you see the similarities here? You will be doing pretty much the same things with your personal finances.

A company earns revenue by doing its business which can be selling a product or some kind of service. You also earn revenue by offering your services to someone else. You are being paid for that every month. This is your top line. Just like a business your aim is also to increase your revenue either by switching jobs or getting a promotion.

Other income

Companies sometimes make money from secondary sources for example their investments into government bonds, other companies etc. The same is true with an individual. You also have other sources of income like giving out your home on rent, investments in mutual funds, stocks or sale of property.    

Fixed cost

A business has certain fixed cost like machinery, office rental, debt repayment etc. You also have monthly fixed costs like home rent, EMIs, school fees for your children. You always need money to make these payments.

Variable cost

Businesses have variable costs which vary from one month to another. For example salaries paid, raw material used, electricity consumption etc. You have monthly variable costs like groceries, transportation, entertainment, dining out. The figure will vary from one month to another.

You have to pay taxes on your revenue (income tax) just as companies pay taxes on their profits. You try hard to minimise your tax liability and so does a CFO.

If a company has taken loan from a bank of other financial institution for factory, machinery or any other operations then a part of its revenue goes into paying back this debt just as you have to pay EMIs for taking home loan, car loan.

Your capital structure (debt/equity ratio)

Every company needs money for its operations and for that it takes equity capital from investors (either private investors or stock market) and takes debt (in the form of loans from banks and other institutions). The CFO decides how to borrow and how much. The debt to equity ratio is crucial as it impacts the future of the business. Moreover the right structure is different for different kind of businesses.

If you look at your personal money as portfolio, a lot of similarities can be seen. You have a strike a balance between how you invest in debt instruments (like FD, PPF, bonds, NSC etc) and equity like stocks and mutual funds. It will depend upon your income, savings, age, risk profile and future goals. If you think like a CFO it will be so much easier to accomplish this task. You will have to ascertain the right capital structure for yourself. The difference is that companies borrow money using a combination of debt and equity whereas individuals need to invest.

Your profit and loss statement

 Prepare your own P&L statement just as the CFO of an organisation does. Here's how:

Total Income = Revenue + Income from other sources

Total Expenditure = Fixed cost + Variable cost + Taxes + Interest

Savings (Profit) = Total Income - Total Expenditure

See if you are a profit-making entity or a loss-making one. Calculate your profit margin like this:

Profit Margin = (Savings/Total Income) x 100

Ask yourself this question: are my savings enough to achieve my financial goals? Am I on track? If the answer is yes then good for you otherwise you will have to improve profit margin or savings which can be done either by increasing the net income or decreasing the total expenditure. Secondly, you will have to think of making investments which will have a balance of risk vs return, depending on your particular situation

A financial plan helps you look at your finances from a strategic perspective and transforms you into your own CFO. Take control of your finances today!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

You Sang to Me...


I just wanted you to comfort me 
When I called you late last night you see 
I was fallin' into love 
Yes, I was crashin' into love 
Oh of all the words you sang to me 
About life, the truth and being free, yeah 
You sang to me, oh how you sang to me 

Girl, I live off how you make me feel 
So I question all this being real 
'Cause I'm not afraid to love 
For the first time I'm not afraid of love 

Oh, this day seems made for you and me 
And you showed me what life needs to be 
Yeah, you sang to me, oh you sang to me 

All the while you were in front of me I never realized 
I just can't believe I didn't see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 
When you sing to me 
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies 
And I promise you this time I'll see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 
When you sing to me 

Just to think you live inside of me 
I had no idea how this could be 
Now I'm crazy for your love 
Can't believe I'm crazy for your love 
The words you said you sang to me 
And you showed me where I wanna be 
you sang to me, oh you sang to me 

All the while you were in front of me I never realized 
I just can't believe I didn't see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 
When you sing to me 
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies 
And I promise you this time I'll see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 
When you sing to me 

All the while you were in front of me I never realized 
I just can't believe I didn't see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 
When you sing to me 
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies 
And I promise you this time I'll see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 
When you sing to me 

All the while you were in front of me I never realized 
I just can't believe I didn't see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 
When you sing to me 
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies 
And I promise you this time I'll see it in your eyes 
I didn't see it, I can't believe it 
Oh but I feel it 

Principles for Peace of Mind..

Principles for Peace of Mind..

1. Do Not Interfere In Others' Business Unless Asked.
Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others' affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that our way is the best way, our logic is the perfect logic and those who do not conform to our thinking must be criticized and steered to the right direction, our direction. This thinking denies the existence of individuality and consequently the existence of God.. God has created each one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can think or act in exactly the same way. All men or women act the way they do because God within them prompts them that way. Mind your own business and you will keep your peace.

2. Forgive And Forget:

This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. This insult or injury was done once, but nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive,20Forget, and march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.

3. Do Not Crave For Recognition:

This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise anybody without selfish motives. They may praise you today because you are in power, but no sooner than you are powerless, they will forget your achievement and will start finding faults in you. Why do you wish to kill yours lf in striving for their recognition? Their recognition is not worth the aggravation. Do your duties ethically and sincerely.
4. Do Not Be Jealous:

We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only one year old. There are several examples like these in everyday life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember everybody's life is shaped by his/her destiny, which has now become his/her reality. If you are destined to be rich, nothing in the world can stop you. If you are not so destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere; it will only take away your peace of mind.

5. Change Yourself According To The Environment:

If you try to change the environment single-handedly, the chances are you will fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As you do this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly to you, will mysteriously change and seem congenial and harmonious.

6. Endure What Cannot Be Cured:

This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our control... If we cannot control them or change them, we must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them cheerfully. Believe in yourself and you will gain in terms of patience, inner strength and will power.

7. Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew:

This maxim needs to be remembered constantly. We often tend to take more responsibilities than we are capable of carrying out. This is done to satisfy our ego. Know your limitations. . Why take on additional loads that may create more worries? You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding your external activities. Reduce your material engagements and spend time in prayer, introspection and meditation. This will reduce those thoughts in your mind that make you restless. Uncluttered mind will produce greater peace of mind.

8. Meditate Regularly:

Meditation calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the highest state of peace of mind. Try and experience it yourself. If you meditate earnestly for half an hour everyday, your mind will tend to become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three and half-hours. Your mind will not be easily disturbed as it was before. You would benefit by gradually increasing the period of daily meditation. You may think that this will interfere with your daily work. On the contrary, this will increase your efficiency and you will be able to produce better results in less time.

9. Never Leave The Mind Vacant:

An empty mind is the devil's workshop. All evil actions start in the vacant mind. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile . Actively follow a hobby. Do something that holds your interest. You must decide what you value more: money or peace of mind. Your hobby, like social work or religious work, may not always earn you more money, but you will have a sense of fulfillment and achievement. Even when you are resting physically, occupy yourself in healthy reading or mental chanting of God's name.

10. Do Not Procrastinate And Never Regret:

Do not waste time in protracted wondering " Should I or shouldn't I?" Days, weeks, months, and years may be wasted in that futile mental debating. You can never plan enough because you can never anticipate all future happenings. Value your time and do the things that need to be done. It does not matter if you fail the first time. You can learn from your mistakes and succeed the next time. Sitting back and worrying will lead to nothing. Learn from your mistakes, but do not brood over the past. DO NOT REGRET. Whatever happened was destined to happen only that way. Why cry over spilt milk?

Six Silent Tears

Last night before went to bed
Thoughts of you filled my head
Though I have not cried this way in many years
Onto my pillow fell six silent tears
The first was for your smile that I miss
And your tender lips I long to kiss
The second was for your angle face
And thoughts of your loving embrace
The third came as no suprise
As I thought of your beautiful eyes
The fourth came rolling
Instead of my pillow, it should have been you I was holding
The fifth came for one reason alone
I felt my love for you wasn't fully shown
I really love and miss you my dear
And there just fell the sixth silent tear.


The Youngest Web Designer Girl Of the World

The web world web is under the feet of this 10-year-old petite girl from Kozhikode in Indian state Kerala. Sreelakshmi Suresh was born in 1998 to lawyer Suresh Menon and a school teacher mother Viju Suresh. And she made the news headlines not now. Some good two years back, when she was only eight by designing her own school’s website `www.presentationhss.com

This extraordinaire girl has won several honours, scrolls and awards from all over the world. Moreover, she is CEO, no less, of her own company eDesign Technologies. Almost a brand of herself in webworld, Sreelakshmi is ambassador of an IT company and is on the director board and partner too.

Wikipedia notes that she has been noted as one of the youngest award winning web designers in the world. The Association of American Webmasters, who has made her a member of the society, testifies that she is their youngest and the only member under-18- years-of-age.

Ruling United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi honoured Sreelakshmi, fondly called Sreekutti, with National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2008 and a medal at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi in the presence of the then Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury and Communications Minister A. Raja. Not just this proud national honour.

The honours list Sreelakhsmi received from all over the globe itself is impressive. Just take a look: Global Internet Directories Gold Award, American Webmasters Association Merit Award, Association of American Webmasters Official membership, Majon Web Select Seal of Excellence Award, Webmasters Ink Award for Excellence in Web Design, AIHC Platinum Award, WM8C Stamp of Excellence Award, 37th Texas Web Award, Mom’s Global Award for Inspirational Website 2006, Golden Web Award (all from the United States); Art Space World Web Award of Excellence 2006-07, Sixty Plus Education Award, Penmarric Bronze Award (all from Canada); Feeblemind’s Award of Excellence, La Luna Niche Best of the Web Award, The Webuilders TS Gold Award (from the United Kingdom); Planeta Foto Silver Award , Poetic Soul Award ( all from Brazil); and among others.

From India, Sreelakhmi was chosen as National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2008, Swadeshi Science Movement Excellence Award 2007, Thapasya Excellence Award 2007, Lions Clubs Big Achiever Award 2007 and 2008 and Varnam 2007 Puraskaaram, among others.
One of the honours given by Association of American Webmaster with its official membership is a rare that too for girls of her age.

When tiny-tots who play activity books or toys or cycles or glued to TV with Tom and Jerry, Ben10, Mr Bean et al, Sreekutti toyed with ‘mouse’ and a home PC. At four she was initiated into computers by her father who is a lawyer at Kozhikode bar and for past 3-4 years she immersed into web designing.

Open www.presentationhss.com Sreelakshmi’s first-ever web designed site, one will be impressed. A scroll read: This website designed by Sreelakshmi Suresh, the ‘Youngest Web Designer Girl of the World’, a class of IV, C division pupil.

The links on www.presentationhss.com show usual history, curriculum, admissions et al it also has a link ‘student enquiry’. Through this link parents can ask for information of their kid.

According to Suresh and Viju her parents, Sreekutti used to dabble with Microsoft’s paint and brush software programme for couple of hours and they directed her to do something different. Suresh linked her to the WWW and blogs.

Then, as they say, is history.

Her mother Viju had been quoted saying in local media that their girl baby took to ‘programmes like fish take to water’.

Sreelakshmi started began designing, as usual, with those of nears and dears, neighbours and finally ‘clicked’ to limelight by designing her school’s website.

So far she had designed a dozens include her own personal one www.sreekutty.com and as any other designer imagines, her dream is to make her www.tinylogo.com to be a logo based search engine!

Don’t be surprised Sreelakshmi is star in her school. And her teachers who support her all the way quip: “Sreelakshmi is an inspiration for grown-ups as well”.

All this Kerala prodigy seeks is only blessings from everyone.