VidyaShankar Harapanahalli, an IT Professional holds Master Degree from BITS, Pilani in Software Systems. Immensely interest in literature. Has authored India's first cell phone novel in Kannada, "Kanasina Chitte Hidiyalu Horatu" ("Out to catch a dreamy butterfly"). His other book "Shuba Sankalpa" is collection of motivational stories. He has clubbed his passion for technology and literature that led him to create a crowd sourced Android App, "Kavite yaaru koLtaare Swamy?" ("Who will buy a poetry?") a collection of Kannada Poems. Android App is available for free download in Google Play Store.
He believe in using technology and social network media (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Apps etc) to spread Kannada and its rich literature across the globe. Always on technology exploration mode to use it for needs of Kannada and Kannadiga.
Vidyashankar is columnist in popular state level magazine and web magazines. His stories, poems and articles have been published in several Kannada weekly magazines, news papers and web magazines.