Monthly Archives: January 2015

Major Somnath Sharma

October, 1947- Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru receives a message from an ex Dy Comissioner in Dera Ismail Khan of the N.W.F.P in Pakistan.  The message warns of a mission by Pakistan to send tribal raiders to Kashmir,  and some had … Continue reading

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Lala Lajpat Rai

Oct 30, 1928, past his 60’s, with an imposing personality, he stood on the stage at Lahore, and roared in a defiant voice. “Every blow on our bodies this afternoon is like a nail driven into the coffin of British … Continue reading

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Sringeri & The Hoary Guru-Shishya Parampara

The Guru has been accorded to a very high position in our Indian tradition. No one can attain fulfillment of the purpose of life without the grace of a Guru. We all desire Moksha whose sole means to attainment is Jnana (knowledge). The Vedas say that one attains immortality … Continue reading

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History of Numbers-Satapatha Brahmana

In my first post on History of Numbers, I had a brief overview of how mathematics evolved in India, and the factors leading to it, starting with the Indus Valley Civilization. In this post, I shall look at Satapatha Brahmana, … Continue reading

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Dr.Yellapragada Subbarow.

  12th of January, 1895- Bhimavaram, a small coastal town in Andhra Pradesh, it was the period, when a young monk from Calcutta,  by the name of Swami Vivekananda, had electrified the audience in America, through his address at Chicago … Continue reading

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History of Numbers in India-1

The ingenious method of expressing every possible number using a set of ten symbols (each symbol having a place value and an absolute value) emerged in India. The idea seems so simple nowadays that its significance and profound importance is … Continue reading

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