I was at the supermarket, leading my wildly exciting life navigating grocery aisles, when my phone started beeping every few seconds. As I squinted at the messages coming in from friends across the world, all I could make out was that Tendulkar had Tweeted and his Tweet included a photo of my novel!
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It started with an invite to do a session based on my novel on Genghis Khan, at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)’s London chapter at the British Library.
Her latest book The Gory Story of Genghis Khan a.k.a. Don’t Mess with the Mongols invites kids.
Nayanika Mahtani, an IIM-b graduate, is a copywriter by day and a storyteller by night. Her first children’s novel was Ambushed. Her latest book The Gory
Story of Genghis Khan a.k.a. Don’t Mess with the Mongols invites kids in for a closer look at this most fascinating Khan. Currently, she’s working on a script as well as on her next book.
Life comes full circle, as they say. And the scrawl in the margins of my life slowly nudged its way into the centre of the page. Hoping, hoping that someone would read it and let it stay a while.
I first saw the ‘Human Computer’ Shakuntala Devi when she did a math show at my school in Kolkata. I was 6 years old, but I still remember how she held us spellbound by her magic, almost like she was pulling numbers out of the pallu of her silk saree.
The Vidya Balan-starrer Shakuntala Devi is easily one of the most anticipated films at the moment. And what sets the Anu Menon directorial apart – by the looks of the trailer – is that we’ll meet the Bengaluru-born mathematical genius not just for her arithmetic prowess, but also through the lens of her aspirations and relationships.