The second news article that me made me stunned is about our own desi girl - Kaavya Viswanathan. This 19 something Harvard lass made a fortune of about 2,80,000 pounds (about $5,00,000!) which was paid as an advance for her book "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life".
Opal Mehta, which has a first printing of 100,000 copies, has been optioned by the publisher DreamWorks.. And more info, Spielberg's is gonna make a movie on her story!
Here are the News articles 1 & 2
Excerpts from the Book (Holding to place my hands on the actual copy!)