Mash, as Gopalakrishnan is called by most people, is writing a novel weaving the socio-ecological issues in Attappady into a thriller. To save time on writing each draft by hand and correcting and rewriting, we thought a laptop would be apt for him. The children of Sarang have learnt to use the internet to study about various subjects of their interest.

Since, there is no running electricity at Saranghills, a laptop with battery backup was needed for these and many other uses. We were saving up to buy a basic utilitarian model when Mr Joby from Chalakkudy gifted us this amazing laptop, the Acer Extensa! It was a very timely and generous gift.

As soon as the old battery of the solar power system is replaced, Saranghills will be equipped with high speed internet which can be used for basic purposes.