May-June 2004 issue
Kashmir's International KP Logo - Proposed
& Designed by Sandeep Sopori, USA
Sweet & Sour
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 history.
b) India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
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 India's wealth.
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 Saurashtra.
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 Valley Civilisation).
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!