Face lights up and diminutive fingers move at lightning speed when G. Jaanvi (9), a city school student, is handed over Rubik’s Cube, the magic puzzle cube invented by Hungarian Erno Rubik in 1974 and still frustrating millions of people as a mind game since 1980.
She is stealing public attention by solving the puzzle well under a minute.
Jaanvi finds satisfaction in chess and kaleidoscope game in addition to the Rubik’s Cube. She is a district-level chess player and solves other puzzle games like kaleidoscope with same efficiency she has in Rubik’s Cube.
The fastest time recorded by her in solving the Rubik’s Cube was 49 seconds during a display in front of an audience in Madurai which was loaded onto the YouTube. Now her aim is to solve the puzzle in less than 30 seconds.
In addition to that, Jaanvi is now attempting to solve the puzzle blindfolded. And she has had some success. “I am now able solve one side of the puzzle blindfolded but need to work more to solve all the sides,” Ms. Jaanvi said.
She is also planning to popularise the Rubik’s Cube among the school children in Tirupur as a tool to improve one’s analytical and solving abilities.