Inquisitive children, most of whom do not go to school or speak anything other than Hindi, investigated, experimented and within a short time had got to grips with the basics. Not being familiar with techno jargon has not inhibited their learning at all. Our 'mouse' is their 'needle' and our 'web-sites', their 'channels'. Our 'hourglass' busy symbol is their 'damru'; an hourglass shaped drum shaken by the god Shiva.
With no instruction the children have made vast progress, acquiring general computing skills as well as Internet skills. One young man who loves using the computer does not want to follow in his father's footsteps and be a blacksmith, but be a 'computerman' when he grows up.
In a county of over 1 billion people, there are only 1 million subscribers to the Internet in India. South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, has only 1% of the world's Internet subscribers - there is still a long way to go.