When school reopens in the village of Kaikurussi after the pandemic lockdown nine-year-old Bipathu makes new friends-Madama a blind lady who has moved to the village Maash a neighbour Rahul a boy who loves football as much as she does and Duggu a rescued puppy. When Madama gifts Bipathu's brother Saad a special needs child a pair of braces Bipathu starts believing in the power of the universe. So when Suleiman the class bully roughs up Rahul to prevent him from training for the football match selections Bipathu looks to the universe for help. While Bipathu and Saad along with Duggu help Rahul ace up his game will her own dream of playing football ever come true?
Anita Nair is a bestselling and widely acclaimed novelist. Among her several books, The Better Man, Ladies Coupé and Mistress have been translated into over thirty languages around the world. For her total contribution to children's literature in English, she was awarded the Central Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013. She has also published Malabar Mind, a collection of poems, and Goodnight and God Bless, a collection of essays. A playwright, she has written the screenplay for the film adaptation of her novel Lessons in Forgetting, which won the 2012 National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in English. Anita conducts a creative-writing mentorship program in Bangalore called Anita's Attic. To know more, visit her at www.anitanair.net and www.anitasattic.com or follow @anitanairauthor on Twitter and Instagram.