15-yr-old Pune girl wins Google doodle contest
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi: A 15-year-old girl from Pune has won the Doodle4Google contest of 2013 with a doodle titled Sky’s The Limit for Indian Women. Gayatri Ketharaman’s winning doodle will feature on Google India’s homepage on November 14.
Google holds the doodle contest for school kids in India every year on a particular theme and features the winning entry on its homepage on Children’s Day.
For 2013, the theme was ‘celebrating the Indian women’. Google India managing director Rajan Anandan said the company received over 1.5 lakh entries this year.
Ketharaman, a student of Class X0 in Pune, has been taking part in the contest for last four year. She came close to winning in 2011 when her doodle on ‘India’s gift to the world’ was among the shortlisted entries. But this year she finally succeeded with a doodle that celebrates the Indian woman and her life.
“It took me around a week to complete the doodle once I started working on it. But before that, I spent several weeks thinking about the theme and how best I can represent the ideas I had in my mind about Indian women,” Ketharaman told TOI. “My doodle attempts to show different qualities of Indian women,” she added.
Source:::: The Times of India, 13-11-2013, p.11, http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2013/11/13&PageLabel=13&EntityId=Ar01302&ViewMode=HTML