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Shakuntala Devi
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I grew up in a semi-slum area in Gavipuram, Guttahalli.
slum
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gavipuram
,
guttahalli
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semi
Shakuntala Devi
2
Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself.
nobody
,
myself
,
challenges
,
challenge
Shakuntala Devi
2
I have been running maths clubs for children completely free. In my building in Bangalore, I conduct maths clubs for several months, and every child who attended the club was poor in mathematics and is now showing brilliant results.
showing
,
results
,
child
,
several
Shakuntala Devi
4
I have written a book called 'In the Wonderland of Numbers.' It's about a young girl, Neha, who is very poor in mathematics, but in a series of illusory experiences, she becomes a great mathematician.
illusory
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poor
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book
,
becomes
Shakuntala Devi
2
I don't even possess a car. I ride in auto-rickshaws because I like to be a part of the masses. I don't want to single myself out as someone up and above.
part
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possess
,
ride
,
masses
Shakuntala Devi
5
If you do not use a muscle or any part of the body, it tends to become atrophic. So is the case with the brain. The more you use it, the better it becomes.
tends
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better
,
muscle
,
part
Shakuntala Devi
3
I haven't had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language.
education
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through
,
haven
,
gifted
Shakuntala Devi
4
Students shy away from Maths, but in reality Maths is the best friend of man.
friend
,
best
,
reality
,
maths
Shakuntala Devi
10
Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.
absorbing
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knowledge
,
school
,
widening
Shakuntala Devi
2
I relax completely when I'm at rest. I don't think of numbers; I don't think of work.
relax
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think
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work
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completely
Shakuntala Devi
2
I was performing at a New Jersey high school, and I asked a class of 2,000 students, 'How many of you love mathematics?' and only one hand went up. And that was the hand of the maths teacher!
mathematics
,
students
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many
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class
Shakuntala Devi
10
I cannot transfer my abilities to anyone, but I can think of quicker ways with which to help people develop numerical aptitude.
aptitude
,
abilities
,
numerical
,
transfer
Shakuntala Devi
2
Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.
wrong
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approach
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looked
,
mathematics
Shakuntala Devi
2
You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.
travel
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develop
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sympathy
,
beings
Shakuntala Devi
3
Numbers have life; they're not just symbols on paper.
life
,
numbers
,
symbols
,
paper
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