Sweet and Sour
By Tribhuwan N. Bhan
Sweet ~ Yeh Mera India
These facts were published in a German Magazine, which deals
with World History.
a) India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of
b) India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by
c) The World's first university was established in Takshashila
in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than
60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of
the greatest achievemnts of ancient India in the field of education.
d) Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages.
Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - A report in
Forbes Magazine July 1987.
e) Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to
humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
Today, Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilisation.
f) Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack
of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British
invasion in the early 17th century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by
g) The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000
years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Navgatih'.
The word Navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'. h) Bhaskaracharya calculated
the time taken by Earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer
Samrat. Time taken by Earth to orbit the Sun (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
i) The value of 'pi' was first calculated by Budhayana, and he
explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered
this in the 6th century, long bafore the European mathematicians.
j) Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India.
Quadrtic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest
numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106, whereas Hindus used numbers as
big as 1053 (10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BC
during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is tera 1012 (10 to
the power of 12).
k) According to the Gemological Institute of America, up
untill 1896, India was the only source for diamonds in the world.
l) USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old
suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless
communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
m) The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in
n) Chess (Shatranja or Ashta Pada) was invented in India.
o) Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and
health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans,
cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery
and brain surgery. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over
125 surgical equipments were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology,
aetiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also
found in many texts.
p) When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over
5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindh Valley (Indus
Sour ~ No Jokes
Express Delivery from US
At New York's Kennedy Airport today, an individual, later
discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight
while in possesion of a Ruler, a Protractor, a set Square and a Calculator.
Attorney General believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra
movement. He is being charged with carrying weapons of math-instruction. Al-gebra
is a very fearsome cult, indeed. They desire average solutions by means of
absolute value. They consist of quite shadowy figures, with names like X, Y,
and, although they are frequently referred to as 'Unknowns', we know they really
belong to a common denominator and are part of the axis of medieval with
coordinates in every country.
As the great Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, there
are 3 sides to every angle, and if God had wanted us to have better weapons of
math-instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes. Therefore, I am
extremely grateful that our government has given us a sine that it is intent on
protracting us from these mathematicians who are so willing to disintegrate us
with integral calculus disregard. These manipulating staticians love to inflict
plain on every sphere of influence. Under the circumstances, it is time we
differentiated their roots, made our point, and drew the line. These weapons of
math-instruction have the potential to decimal everything in their math on a
scalene never before seen unless we become exponents of a Higher Power and begin
to factor-in random facts of the vertex.
As our Great Leader would say, Read my ellipse. Here is one
principle he is uncertainty of-though they continue to multiply, their days are
numbered and the hypotenuse will tighten around their necks. But if their days
are numbered, then their time is very precious!