Kudos : Doodle 4 Google : India Winner n Runner ups Doodles Gallery

Sky's The Limit For Indian Women : Gayatri Ketharaman

Sky’s The Limit For Indian Women : Gayatri Ketharaman

The Children’s Day doodle on the Google India home page has been designed by a class 10 student from Pune. The doodle titled “Sky’s the limit for Indian women” has been designed by Gayatri Ketharaman for the fifth edition of Doodle 4 Google competition with the theme celebrating Indian women.

“Each letter of the doodle depicts the trait of Indian women. She is graceful and elegant, adept at balancing work and home. She is a go-getter and also personifies motherhood,” said Gayatri Ketharaman, a student of Bishop’s co-education school in Pune.

This year the competition received 1.5 lakh entries in the contest held across 100 cities and 1,500 schools. The winner was selected from among 12 finalists chosen from different parts of the country by the national jury comprising actress Kirron Kher and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan. Along with the national winner, three students grouped into different categories were also awarded.

Madhuram Vatsal from Lucknow won the prize in Class one to three category, while Binita Biswajeeta from Odisha with her doodle ‘Women are future, empower them better’ won in Class four to six category, and Akash Shetty from Bangalore with doodle titled ‘Indian women leading our country’ won in the Class seven to ten category.

Here are the Doodles of other finalists

Class 7-10 Category

Nari, Tere Roop Anek Devanshi Das, Delhi Public School, Faridabad

Nari, Tere Roop Anek
Devanshi Das, Delhi Public School, Faridabad

My doodle shows different shades of Indian Women. ‘G’ is the Indian Bride cald in traditional red saree, epitome of grace and beauty. First ‘O’ is the symbol of Womenhood and second shows the goddess in her representing her inner strength. ‘G’ represents her most important role as a mother. The happiness and contentment is clearly visible on her face. ‘L’ and ‘E’ present the women with power as a warrior. – Devanshi Das, Delhi Public School, Faridabad

Indian Women Leading Our Country Akash Shetty, St Aloysius High School, Mangalore

Indian Women Leading Our Country
Akash Shetty, St Aloysius High School, Mangalore

It is not always that man make history, women do that to. Nobody can forget the contributions of women like Indira Gandhi, Rani Laxmi bai, Kalpana Chawla, Mery Kom, Saina Nehwal. These women have contributed to make our country proud – Akash Shetty, St Aloysius High School, Mangalore

Many Facets of India Women Vinni Malik, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

Many Facets of India Women
Vinni Malik, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

In my doodle, I have shown women working in various feilds like sports, writing, singing and dancing. One could see that the condition of women in society has improved alot. They have progressed from the boudaries of kitchens to the space beyond earth. There is nothing women can’t do. – Vinni Malik, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore

Class 4-6 Category

Celebrating Indian Women Prakhar Singh, St. Francis's College, Lucknow

Celebrating Indian Women
Prakhar Singh, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

Indian Women are blessed with a diverse personality. They respect the bond of marriage and care for their children. They are equally successful in their professional lives too.. They are astraunauts, lawyers, sportsperson and administrators as well.. This is what my doodle depicts. – Prakhar Singh, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

Celebrating Indian Women Dikshitha S, St. Charles High School, Bangalore

Celebrating Indian Women
Dikshitha S, St. Charles High School, Bangalore

Women’s status in the society has highly developed. They are being successful in all fields. I feel they have become more independent in today’s world so I have tried to incorporate it by showing it with various colours. Their freedom is represented by the colors – Dikshitha S, St. Charles High School, Bangalore

Women & Children Working In Different Ways Ayan Yasin Shaikh, St. Joseph High School, New Panvel, Mumbai

Women & Children Working In Different Ways
Ayan Yasin Shaikh, St. Joseph High School, New Panvel, Mumbai

Women in India now participate fully in areas such as education, sports, politics, media, art and culture. My doodle represents the life of an Indian Women… – Ayan Yasin Shaikh, St. Joseph High School, New Panvel, Mumbai

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Women Are Future, Empower Them Better
Binita Biswajeeta, D.A.V Public School, Balasore, Odissa

In my doodle, Indian Women has encapsulated Google logo representing Past, Present and Future. ‘G’reat warrior, ‘O’mni Talented, ‘O’rbital Queen, ‘G’amesmanship at International level, ‘L’ata mangeshkar, India’s Nightingale, ‘E’ternal Mother Teresa – Binita Biswajeeta, D.A.V Public School, Balasore, Odissa

Class 1-3 Category

Mother Of India Avipsha Das, Loreto Day School, Sealdah, Kolkata

Mother Of India
Avipsha Das, Loreto Day School, Sealdah, Kolkata

Indian Women is the real poradox. She has reached unattained heights of success in terms of profession, social status and education. The modern Indian Women have honed their skills and jumped into battlefield of life, fighting against social restrictions, emotional ties, religious boudaries and culture barriers – Avipsha Das, Loreto Day School, Sealdah, Kolkata

Today's Indian Women Soham Patil, Vidyashilp Public School, Pune

Today’s Indian Women
Soham Patil, Vidyashilp Public School, Pune

The women in India is now making a great progress in all the areas such as sports, education, science, environment, fashion etc. They have also won prestigious contests all across the globe – Soham Patil, Vidyashilp Public School, Pune

Roles Of Indian Women Shreya Pandey, K V Hebbar, Bangalore

Roles Of Indian Women
Shreya Pandey, K V Hebbar, Bangalore

This doodle represents the different roles played by an Indian Women. She not only does the household work but are also involved in other professions. Thus, she plays a vital role in society – Shreya Pandey, K V Hebbar, Bangalore

Celebrating Indian Women Madhuram Vatsal, St. Francis's College, Lucknow

Celebrating Indian Women
Madhuram Vatsal, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

my doodle shows all the forms of Indian Women – a learner, a warrior, a goddess, a dancer, a scholar and a jewellery lover – Madhuram Vatsal, St. Francis’s College, Lucknow

All these Kids deserves appreciation and we hope Google will reach the rural parts too in the coming future. There are many potential kids there too 🙂

Source & Courtesy : Google.co.in, IBN

Tribute : Shakuntala Devi “Human Computer”

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In 1977 in USA she competed with a computer to see who gives the cube root of 188,132,517 faster, she won. That same year, at the Southern Methodist University she was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer—546,372,891—was confirmed by calculations done at the U.S. Bureau of Standards by the Univac 1101 computer, for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation.

On June 18, 1980, she demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. She correctly answered 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730 in 28 seconds. This event is mentioned in the 1982 Guinness Book of Records.

Shakuntala Devi (November 4, 1929 – April 21, 2013), popularly known as the “Human Computer”, was a child prodigy and mental calculator. Her talents earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.

Google, on Monday Nov.4,2013, celebrated mathematics wizard Shakuntala Devi’s 84th birthday with a doodle. 

Shakuntala Devi was born in Bangalore, India, to an orthodox Kannada Brahmin family. Her father rebelled against becoming a temple priest and instead joined a circus where he worked as a trapeze artist, lion tamertightrope walker and magician. Devi’s father discovered her ability to memorize numbers while teaching her a card trick when she was about three years old. Her father left the circus and took her on road shows that displayed her ability at number crunching. She was able to do this without any formal education. By age six she demonstrated her calculation and memorization abilities at the University of Mysore.

In 1944 Devi moved to London with her father. She returned to India in the mid-1960s and married Paritosh Bannerji, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service from Kolkata. She and her husband were divorced in 1979. Devi returned to Bangalore in the early 1980s.

Devi travelled the world demonstrating her arithmetic talents, including a tour of Europe in 1950 and a performance in New York in 1976. In 1988 she returned to the US to have her abilities studied by Arthur Jensen, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Jensen tested her performance at several tasks, including the calculations of large numbers; Examples of the problems presented to Devi were calculating the cube root of 61,629,875, and the seventh root of 170,859,375. Jensen reported that Devi was able to provide the solution to the aforementioned problems (the answers being 395 and 15 respectively) before Jensen was able to copy them down in his notebook. Jensen published his findings in the academic journal Intelligence in 1990.

In addition to her work as a mental calculator, Devi was an astrologer and an author of several books, including cookbooks and fictional novels.

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Courtesy : Google and Wikipedia