Several weeks ago we had an internal contest in which we competed by developing plugins to the then yet-to-be released Y! Messenger beta. I submitted a conversation plugin that helps one chat in Hindi and Tamil by typing the phonetic transcription. It wasn't an engineering marvel, but a practical utility nevertheless. While I didn't get any of the prizes, the judging team forwarded it to the Y! India Communities team, which got excited about it. They encouraged me to develop it to an official product supporting the effort with someone to develop the UI mocks. Last week, it was launched officially as IndiChat and has received a lot of press. The best part was when my father discovered it from the first page of a complimentary copy of "Business Line" that we got at a petrol pump!
OK, enough of vanity for the day.