A class act

No longer child's play

Zee Learn’s strategy to move up the value chain is still to show up on the bottomline

It is a true story, it is filled with pathos, and it comes with a happy ending. 12-year-old Aproopa lives in Hyderabad and loves science. She was readying her project (a barometer made with, of all things, a used plastic water bottle, a toothpick and a straw) for the finals of an inter-school science contest, when tragedy took the form of a spinal injury and multiple surgeries. “She still made it to that stage and stood second,” recounts Navneet Anhal, chief operating officer, Zee Learn, with the easy pride of someone who has narrated a favourite story to a legion of admirers or, as in this case, newcomers to his company.