The author tells us that it was Chandra who selected the name Nandhini for her character in the book. Naresh has the world’s coolest mother — she wakes up at midnight, dons a miner’s lamp and goes to her field to harvest flowers. Will he be able to show everyone at school that she’s a hero? “This is a story about a woman who cultivates a cheery disposition and stubbornly pursues her daring, unusual dreams. Naresh, Nandhini’s son, wants to show his friends how cool his mother is. But one day, he comes home crying asking his mother that how being a farmer can be aspirational to others. The book traces Nandhini’s life journey — how from a young girl she ended up being a woman farmer taking care of her family. Nandhini goes back to Naresh’s school and tells children that farming is not something that should be stigmatised and even children can get involved in it. The young farmer inspires children to take up farming,” Aparna explains.