SRCC gets a download of candid Pichai — a Valley success story

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‘I did dream of being a cricketer!’ Google chief Pichai tells students he grew up idolising Gavaskar.

From the next Android update being named after an Indian sweet to his cricket and football crazy childhood days, Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai spoke about most everything one would ask Google about if they were researching Pichai. “My Class XII score was not enough to get me admission in SRCC”, said Google CEO Sundar Pichai on being asked about his academics, during an interactive session at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in Delhi University on Thursday.Describing himself as a huge fan of cricket, technology giant Google’s chief Sundar Pichai said on Thursday that he wanted to be a cricketer in his childhood, and looked up to legends like Sunil Gavaskar in his growing years. At Kolkata, big damage was reported to public property as TMC workers supported by Mamta Banerjee hit the streets immediately after the Pichai announcement demanding that the new Android version be named Chumchum. “It has to be Peda, the Bihari sweet eaten by most including OBC and scheduled castes which constitute a large part of Indian population”, Lalu told reporters at Patna in his inimitable style, “Rabri bhi achcha choice hai“, he added with glee in his eyes for obvious reasons. “Peda is acceptable to us but it has to be Mathura ka Peda and not Peda from Bihar or any other place” Krishna Murari announced from Mathura as he took out a procession of 50,000 supporters. “No other name is acceptable under any circumstances. The executive, who is on his maiden visit to India after taking over as the CEO of Google in August, took out time to play cricket at India Gate with a few local residents.

Internet search giant Google announced on Wednesday that free WiFi being set up across 400 railway stations will be “highly reliable and hi-speed” that would surpass what the average internet user gets. After naming its Android versions lollipop, kit-kat, ice-cream sandwich and jellybean, Google might name the future generation of Androids after the names of Indian desserts, says Mr. Reason why we are doing it is, in India when you bring access to the Internet, it changes people’s lives,” Pichai said recalling his college days when he used to travel by train from Chennai to Kharagpur. Elsewhere, across India, various groups have come out in support of Rasmalai, Adhirasam, Mysore- Pak, Sewaiyan, Gajrela, Payasam, Dhodha, Phirni and Kulfi. From things like what he would have been if not the Google CEO and what kind of work place Google is, to when he bought his first smartphone, he answered it all. “Google is a really fun place to work.

It is also important to teach students to take risks,” he said. “I would encourage you to work with people you are insecure with because that means you are working with people who are better than you. It has a balloon-based project named Loon which was given a pilot approval after the CEO met India’s telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday. “Project Loon will be a reality in India. Pichai said the tech giant might conduct an online poll while naming its future androids. “And if all Indians vote, I think we can make [an Indian name] it happen,” he said.

Google was in talks with telecom operators and regulatory authorities in the country to bring it to India, especially for rural areas which lagged in connectivity,” he said. The CEO also highlighted India’s significance for Google by saying: “We do things first in India like YouTube Offline which started in India and is now in 77 countries. Pichai answered questions by students from various schools and colleges, gathered at the indoor sports stadium of SRCC college, which was packed to capacity. On the way forward for Google in the next 30 years, Pichai said he was hopeful that the company would still be working on products to solve problems for the whole of humanity. The CEO is known to make jokes about his recruitment at Google. “I got into Google because I wasn’t interviewed by Larry Page,” Pichai had said in conversations with other media outlets.

Asked how many phones he owned, the CEO said, “I probably shouldn’t be telling anyone this, but I own 20-30 smartphones,” drawing some laughter from the audience. “Most women in rural India think that the Internet is for their husbands or sons. The event that was organised in SRCC in association with Google saw a huge response from students who gathered from around 10 schools in the Capital and some DU colleges, including the technical colleges. The lanky Pichai also sang praises about India’s education system. “To move forward, creativity is an important attribute,” Pichai said adding that students in the US have a more practical approach, compared to India where things are rather methodical. “In the US, education is experiential, very hands on.

He highlighted Google’s programmes of bringing women online from rural parts of India. “It is global problem; less than one-third in usage in rural areas.

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