My heart was really touched when my son Avi and I first read about the bond that P T Usha, most famously known as the “Payyoli Express” shared with her coach and guru, Shri O M Nambiar in this book.
Janaki Ammal was an Indian botanist who was renowned world over. She fought against social odds at a time when girls were not allowed to go to school.
A national level volleyball player lost her leg, but she didn’t sit and dwell in sadness, She got inspired by seeing Yuvaraj Singh who had successfully battled cancer and continued playing. She made up her mind to climb Mount Everest.
This book explains how Anandibai Joshee was determined to study and became a doctor, when the society was against her.
By introducing new words, and associating the akshars with foods, a dry, academic language has suddenly become the coolest language in our house!
It’s lovely how The Buddha and his inquisitiveness, his path in getting his questions answered by himself, could be introduced to the tiny tots in a way they could co-relate.