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Noun. November 4, 2013, Word of the Day
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Maks like kabaddi is a national sport in India. Little desi enthu cutlets practice this sport from a very early age. Initially we are awkward at it and might get stuck at two ones za two. But we quickly master our sums through joint study and choop pencils and devote ourselves to a degree in PCMB, a precursor to IIT.

Then there is Shakuntala Devi. Mother of Indian Mathematics. Known as the 'Human Computer' she could tell you the 23rd root of a 201-digit number or correctly multiply two 13-digit numbers in the time it takes your average desi to say Eksath Basath!

She expired last week. RIP Shakuntala Devi.

Usage

Arjun: Shaq is to basketball as Shak(untala) is to Indian mathematics
Prabhu: Good one I say!
Added 2013-04-25 by Dishoom Dishoom

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English

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All India

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silly mistakes, IIT-JEE, Tuitions, Maks

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mainmacha

Point well taken :) "Mother of Indian Mathematics" and all! Full storyline here. Still, I thought the Shaq / Shak(untala) joke was funny.

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jobless

Please excuse, I say. i must taking much objection. Shakuntala Devi was a great Mathematician like B.B. Mama was a great cricket player. She had prodigious calculating abilities, but that does not a Mathematician make.

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