‘It Took me 20 Years to Learn’: Author of ‘Keeping an Open Mind’

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I am a student of biotechnology at Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, and this is my first book, Keeping an Open Mind. The book is based on fields such as biotechnology, and other aspects of science as well.

It wrote this book in five years, but it took me around 20 years to learn. Everything I thought of as a child is in this book. My research was in history, mythology, science, and then I joined them together to combine the perspectives.

My book is actually not about science or mythology, but about how science was expressed through mythology over the last 12,000 years. Now, we are just able to understand it with the help of maths, equations, physics and biology to segregate it into different fields.

I recently got a chance to present my book to Dr Pranab Mukherjee and he’s the most grounded person I’ve ever met in my life. It was an experience I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.

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If I get a chance, there are five people to whom I would like to gift this book.

Elon Musk

He’s a futurist and relationist. He relates physics, biology, chemistry and came up with the idea of space travel and free energy. He is a philanthropist who can actually utilise the knowledge of the world and help people with it.


Rajinikanth, because the kind of films he does. His films are completely out of this world. Literally!

Madhuri Dixit

I wish to gift my book to Madhuri Dixit because she had studied microbiology. So she would understand and may be enjoy reading my book.

Ratan Tata

Business tycoon Ratan Tata for his philanthropic work and his futurist outlook.

Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna, because she is such a fine writer. She writes mostly fiction, but I would like to know her opinion on my book.

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