Let me share with you one of the stories of Tenali Rama. Rama was one of the eight poets in the court of Vijaynagar King Krishnadevaraya. Apart from being a poet, he was also very wise and clever. One day, King Dhananjay of another kingdom wishes to attack Vijaynagar. Rama takes it upon himself to visit King Dhananjay and tries to stop the war. Dhananjay is pretty adamant that he would not back down. However, he is also very pleased with Rama’s wisdom and hence, wishes to reward him. Since he is very proud of his wealth, he asks Rama to ask him for whatever he wants, except of course, for not attacking Vijaynagar. Rama puts out a very simple request. He asks for grains of rice on the 64 boxes of a chess board. For the quantity of rice, Rama has a simple condition that each successive box will have double the number of grains as the previous box. So, the first box would have just one grain, second box 2, third 4 and so on. Dhananjay sees this as a pretty low value request and actually starts laughing. He gives Rama another chance in case he wants to change his mind and ask for some jewelry or a part of his kingdom. Rama doesn’t show any greed and says he would be just fine with the rice. Dhananjay happily agrees.