Nothing makes the end feel more special than its beginning. It’s always hard to say goodbye but farewells are important before we can meet again. Thus for us, as we complete 180 episode of Radio Mathematics and bid adieu to an important program, the show will always have a special place in our hearts and mind.
Mathematics, the word conjures emotions of terror and can become quite a phobia, but in our journey of 180 episodes we have realized that Mathematics can be fun only if we let it just be. Fractions constituted as a piece of your favourite chocolate cake, Pythogoras as your friendly uncle, who takes his time out, to teach you his ever- famous theorems, or any other story which takes your fancy. But these are just semantics. For a domestic worker, equations or theorems might mean nothing, when they are cheated out of their share. The rise and fall of the sensex or the notes in music, everything is mathematically harmonized if we may say so. To the greatest thinkers of our time, mathematics probably resembled those musical notes.
In the span of 180 episodes, there was one thing that was common to all, and that was “growth”. With each step towards knowledge, the protagonist Arya was able to shed her inhibitions that came with circumstances at home and as she grew, realized that the only strength she would ever need was her education.
From the braiding of her hair, to the tying of her shoelaces, Arya was able to secure the fact that mathematics was going to be an inevitable part of her and her family’s life and she could not just be a bystander but an active participant.