Tuesday, 17 March 2015
'Google Kid' Who Knows It All!
Seven-year-old Kautilya Pandit is what you would call a walking, talking encyclopedia, with the capacity to absorb information ranging from geography to biology and current affairs.
The wonder kid also dabbles in economic statistics, politics and pretty much any other subject you can think of. Within three months, the little kid managed to memorise information about 213 countries, their population, GDP, source of income, currency, religion, culture and heritage.
Kautilya, a resident of Kohand Village in India's Haryana, is now a national celebrity, regularly travelling to schools across India, answering live questions from other kids, on stage.
His ability to absorb information and his photographic memory have earned him the nickname "Google".
One of his finest moments was when he got to be a part of the TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati (India's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire) in 2013. "That genius kid Kautilya Pandit, just above five years and answers questions that many scientists and knowledged (sic) persons could never (answer),” the show's host, Amitabh Bachchan, had posted on Twitter.