Reason is precious, but culture birthed reason. A doctor & an aspiring writer. Curious about Prehistory, Vedic/IE history, genetics & evolution. Bhāratīya.
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Oct 9, 2018 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
I know he's an ardhadeva to many. And what I am doing will be treated as no less than blasphemy
But I am now obliged to do this
Take a look at the Mongol. Then look at the face in the circle, the person whose device clicked the screenshot
A careless mistake of a double handler
One of the handles is carefully maintained. Clean, respectable, sticking to posting rules, civil in words and gentlemanly in conduct.
Recipe for a lot of stress if you are hiding your true thoughts, opinions and agenda
That's where the second handle comes in. And boy is it ugly
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
There were two great observatories in ancient India
Ujjain- Where the brightest minds gathered. Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Bhaskara I & II, Vateshwara, all worked here
Mahodayapuram-Designed by Sankaranarayan~860AD, it boasted of many named instruments
But not one brick remains..
The Avanti observatory was the single most important institution in the history of science.
Everything from the first trigonometric tables to heliocentric periods to principles of latitude & longitude determination came from here.
The zero degree meridian passed though Ujjain.
May 27, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Bright minds of Harvard & @maxplanckpress finally admit that Indo-Europeans(colloquial 'Aryans') came from south of Caucasus mountains- Not central Asia, but 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 around Iran
Where exactly though?
One day, when ALL the data is out- From South Asia! biorxiv.org/content/early/…
The study used 45 ancient samples spread across 3000 years to detect population movements. They found that there was movement from the Caucasus into the steppes around the 4th mBCE. These people carried the same ancestry found in neolithic Iran- 𝐚𝐧𝐝 modern Indian populations.
Feb 24, 2018 • 19 tweets • 7 min read
I am extremely disappointed that that this usually reasonable handle posts such shallow, ridiculously wrong and outdated opinions such as "No horse in Harappa-so Harappa is not Vedic''.
Is it just reactionary to the recent rakhigarhi paper which portends significant changes?
Those who continue in the Muellerian fashion to ignore EVERY inconvenient evidence need to answer one question- How many horse bones have you found in 1500 BC India when you would agree that India was-at last, finally- Vedic? Surely there must be bones everywhere you dig!
Jan 30, 2018 • 61 tweets • 15 min read
At least reformists should be bold enough to abandon Mullerian dates like '600BC' for Apastamba. He was one of the-
-Fathers of Geometry.'SulbaSutra' or 'rules of chords' is the oldest name for geometry
-1st to work with irrational nos
-1st to state Pythagorean theorem with proof
The sutras, though not devoted to pure mathematics, are the world's 1st treatises on it.They contain the seminal discoveries not just of Geometry, but also of Algebra & maybe even the place value. Their deserved recognition in the history of Math is denied
Sir William Jones(1746 –1794)
Because- "Yatha Guru Tatha Shishya !"
Because the only man crankier than Herr Max was his Guru whom he never even met.
Because Jones was the beginning of our continuing doom.
"I will not accept that anything is older than flood of Noah!
Definitely not the Vedas! Never!"
Jan 14, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
A tribute to the people of Andhra Pradesh. 🙏
Do you know the depth of your roots?
You are, it appears, the world's oldest surviving ethno-political identity, the oldest recorded tribe whose name and territory still survives.
You are mentioned in the Aitareya Brahmana, the oldest of the brahmanas. You were 'Andhras' then. You are still 'Andhras' now. A truly rare and great honor! Just how did you withstand the vagaries of time? It is a topic worthy of anthropological research. devasurah.blogspot.com/2018/01/andhra…
Nov 30, 2017 • 22 tweets • 7 min read
Look at these various names carefully!
They will tell you a secret.. a story..
Elephant- Sanskrit íbha, Mycenean erepa, Greek el-éphas, Latin ebur, Hittite laḫpa. and Slavic velibodŭ,
Ape- Sanskrit Kapi, Greek kēpos, Germanic api, Irish apa, Welsh epa and Slavic opica.
They tell you that wherever the common ancestors of the Indians, Greeks, Romans, Teutons, Celts, Hittites & Slavs came from, there were also elephants & apes
So what?- You may ask
Problem is- there's only 2 places on earth like that-
And India 😙
Once upon a time, long before the British, we had our own Vedic system of time keeping. We had 30 muhurtas in a day. Life was quicker paced, organized and more efficient. Each muhurta had a name too. #missingVedicTimes
How did the Vedic people measure the muhurta? How was it standardized across the Vedic civilization to prevent regional asynchrony?
By the use of Clepsydras(water clocks) until Vedic mathematics and astronomy was rigorous enough to arrive at horological constants independently.
Oct 19, 2017 • 32 tweets • 10 min read
Jesuits, 'soldiers of Christ', aren't your average priests. An order founded in 1540, it had great emphasis on scholarship, learning native languages and unorthodox approaches to missionary work. Pope Francis is a Jesuit, which explains his liberal views economist.com/blogs/newsbook…
Naturally, the Jesuits had no qualms about amassing any astronomical & mathematical knowledge from the pagan lands they went to proselytize in. India was no exception. They were very active in Kerala, where they gained access to Yuktibhasa, the seminal manuscript of Calculus.