Covid-19 pandemic heightens coding craze among Indian parents and kids

Arham Talsania, recognised as the youngest computer programmer by the Guiness World Records, with his certificates at a Udgam School for Children in Ahmedabad on Nov 9, 2020.
Arham Talsania, recognised as the youngest computer programmer by the Guiness World Records, with his certificates at a Udgam School for Children in Ahmedabad on Nov 9, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - Arham Talsania was not yet three years of age when he could tell one computer operating system apart from another. Soon enough he was playing logic-based games on the computer and other gadgets that his father, Mr Om Talsnia, a software engineer, would have lying around in the house in Ahmedabad.

Quick to spot his son's natural affinity for technology and problem-solving, Mr Talsnia began teaching Arham basic coding concepts. All this even before the boy turned five.

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