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Kiran Nagarkar

from Jun 1, 2011 – Nov 30, 2011

Kiran Nagarkar
  • Country: India
  • Born: 1942
  • Latest publication: God’s Little Soldier, Noida: HarperCollins India, 2006

«Zia has a way with numbers. He can square and cube any figure, whether it's five digits or fifteen, and just as easily calculate the square or cube root, even if it means entering decimal territory. Go ahead, test him. 6 x 6, that's easy, anybody can tell you it's 36. 36 x 36? Need some help with the answer? Before you can hit the second key on the calculator, Zia will tell you it's 1'296. Now cube that. Don't bother to say Jack and the rest of it. 2'176'782'336. You think Zia's bluffing? Go ahead. Use the calculator. Are you finally convinced that he is not making it all up? Zia can zip and unzip through arithmetic with barely a trace of conscious thought and yet he believes that what he excels at is cricket.» From: God's Little Soldier

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Text posted on Aug 17, 2011

The Extremely Reluctant Blogger

Within a week of coming to Zurich, I was being asked what surely is a very natural question: How do you find Zurich? What are your first impressions? How is it different from Bombay-Mumbai?