Mumbai, Nov 19: Four Indians will be part of a special programme of National Geograhic Channel, in an in-depth series "my brilliant brain" exploring the human mind and what makes a genius.
Siddharth Nagrajan and Nischal Narayanam from Hyderabad, Tataghat Avatar Tulsi from Bangalore and Raghav Sachar from the city will be featured by NAT GEO in the series being billed by the channel as "its biggest initiative this year".
The 10-part series premiering December 10 runs through to December 21, with the Indian sections being presented by National award winning actress Konkana Sen Sharma.
"There is a genius in each of us just waiting to explode and we wish to open that window," Nikhil Mirchandani, MD, NAT GEO told PTI.
"My brilliant brain, is a special interactive initiative by us and we are hoping to get viewers to think again."
"The series delves deep into the minds of the world's renowned talents, including Albert Einstien, J Robert Oppenheimer, and Susan Polgar covering the mind's brilliance in a range of activities, from the atom bomb to music to math, from the unknown to the known," he said.
"Nature, nurture, genes, environment,... What inspires genius, .. Genius takes shape in dazzling ways, as brainpower, as creativity ... As imagination, as physical grace and athletic prowess," he said. "The series explores all".
"Indian geniuses" is part of the series which overall wants viewers "to rethink the abilities of the human brain."
In the "India's geniuses section", the programmes takes us through the lifes of: - Siddarth, who at 18 months played the "dhol" and gave a spell-binding solo performance. He debuted in his first concert at the age of three and now has over 1000 performances to his credit. He is now 10.
- Nischal, who surprised his father when he spotted errors in his Financial statement. He is the youngest Indian to make it to the Guinness book of world records for memorizing 225 random objects. He has already published 6 books on mathematical principles. He is now 12.
- Tathagat, completed his school at the tender age of nine, his bachelors degree a year later and his masters by age 12. Currently the youngest PHD student, he is on his way to becoming the youngest doctorate. He is now 20. Raghav started playing musical instruments at the age of 4. He picked up at least one instrument every year and has so far mastered 24. At performances he usually plays at least 10 instruments, including the flute, harmonica and three kinds of saxophone. He is now 26. My brilliant brain, also explores the world of seven year-old classical pianist Mark Yu in its programme "born genius".
"Accidental genius" is the story of Tommy Mchugh, who suffered serious brain injury but released a manic talent for painting, and George widener who is autistic but can give you any day of the week in history for thousands of years.
"Make me a genius" profiles Susam Polgar, the world's first female chess grand master.