The Indian Legacy in Calculus – Fundamentals of Mathematics

As most of us already know, mathematics plays a crucial part in our school, college and university curriculum. However it is sad to note that most parts of India hardly know anything about our own country’s inherent legacy in fundamental mathematics. One of the most useful and elegant areas of mathematics is calculus. Without calculus much of basic sciences, engineering and medicine would break down. Calculus plays a pivotal role in explaining anything from dynamics of galaxies to motion of electrons. It is in this context we need to remember…

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Grey Hair due to Stress in Grey Matter: Ancient Indian Wisdom from Ayurveda

Some days back there were some high powered fury on Twitter from many fanatical rationalists and hard core atheists questioning the reason why Indian spiritual ambassador Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev should be allowed to speak at the London Science Museum. There is a substantial fraction of people in UK as well as India who blindly think that everything to do with ancient wisdom in any native culture is just guess work, pseudo-science and occult junk! This is certainly an extreme side to take and it is important that academics stand a…

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