The Story

Gaam is a mischievous little boy. The bane of his life is Mathematics. He scored a consistent ‘zero’ in all his Math exams in school. Fearing another ‘zero’ in the exam, he ran away from the school on the day the results were to be declared. As he was in a tearing hurry to flee, he collided with a tantrik on the way. The tantrik was carrying some precious leaves (Bajramallika) and they fell down a...nd lay scattered all over the road.

A dhobi’s (washer man) ass, passing by, gobbled up all the leaves. The livid tantric said both Gaam and the ass would be offered as sacrifice. However, the tantrik said if Gaam could get back all the leaves, he would tell the boy where to look for Aryabhatta’s Diary so that Gaam would no longer have Math’s fright and get ‘zero’ in Math.

While searching for the precious leaves (Bajramallika), Gaam solves several hurdles (which are actually Maths problems). Finally, he finds the notes and gets Aryabhatta’s Diary.

Gaam’s days of ‘Math’s misery’ are over and he is no longer afraid of Math.