People started recognising me after Shah Rukh Khan took my interview, says the 45-year-old Indian-American business executive and CEO of Google Inc Sundar Pichai. In a speech for “TED Talks India Nayi Soch” he said, “Bollywood is globally famous. Everyone knows Shah Rukh, but people started to know me after my interview with him in 2014 for his film ‘Happy New Year’. I must say his job is really cool, but he’s cooler.”
Pichai will appear in the upcoming episode of TED Talks on Star Plus in an episode titled as “Tomorrow’s World” through video conference. He read a statement in which he says he aims to empower every Indian with access to smartphones and connectivity through a programme called ‘Internet Saathi’.
Internet Saathi is a Google initiative in partnership with Tata Trust, a digital literacy programme, in which Google aims to bridge the online gender divide in rural India.
On its website, Poogle says, “Even as the world becomes increasingly connected, rural India is witnessing a widening online gender gap — only one in ten internet users is a woman. Google is committed to bridging this divide. Through our Internet Saathi initiative, women ambassadors will train and educate women across 300,000 villages on the benefits of internet in their day-to-day life.”