OK, I had to create a new username here (for obvious reasons !). I just couldn't sleep yesterday thinking about it ! Yes, seriously. Please tell me how to reveal this to the whle world without creating any problems. I would like to share an article (true incident) with the members. I changed the matter slightly, reason-I will explain later. Please be patient and read this fully. This small boy did a small project (IT related) and got media attention. Eventhough it is not something extraordinary, it was not very simple too, so I agree we should appreciate it. So far so good .. Now the second part - Boy get about 30 international awards - within two years. All local media and some middle east media publish the news. The boy become the 'new wonder kid' and 'new promise of India'. TV channels cover it. Some media gives importance to the small project but others shows the 30 awards. I thought I will check it. And guess what ? The 30 awards the boy received are just online awards !!! Basically we need to pay (varies from $10 to $60) to get that. They give these awards to almost everyone apply, some of the awards are just link exchange / results based on simple online test ! Some of you might be knowing it already. But media never try to check the claim. Third part - The boy get an 'Indian Award' from a top political (VVIP actually) leader for his 'extraordinary talent'. I am sure the other (30 international) awards helped him to get this. Fourth part - Boy becomes the centre of attraction again ! Becomes the youngest owner of a software company, becomes partner of another, becomes a brand ambassador of other two. Creates more projects - I checked and found that some are simple, good, one website he created is based on a php script and another - which he claim a full portal - copied a lot of images from other sites, takes news from some of the top Indian newspaper sites etc ! Conclusion - I am not jealous of this boy. He is very young, very. He know little bit in IT. But the 'international award' part mislead and confuses a lot. People think it is something given once in an year and only to very talented - on the other hand it is like 'pay and get award' that sites offer every day and no restrictions at all. I googled, I checked wikipedia, I checked sites. None of the people understand that it is just hype. People write like - 'We are proud of you boy', 'You are a model of all boys of your age'. I think there is a group behind this boy. They might be taking advantage of the fame and trying to get awards like this. Or his parents might be behind it. As he is very young, he is sure not behind this. What do you think ? How to make people aware that this is just hype and these international online awards are not the same as any 'Bharat Ratna' ? How to bring back the poor boy to his normal track and asking him to do only ethical things ? Guys, please help !!