Saturday, October 18, 2008

Some indian facts

Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

Budhayana, was the first to calculate the value of ?pi?. He then went on to explain the concept of what today is known as the 'Pythagorean Theorem'. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Sridharacharya developed quadratic equations in the 11th century.

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106, whereas Hindus were using numbers as big as 10 to the power of 53, as early as 5,000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera (10 to the power of 12).

IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the scientific community, that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.

According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 BCE, a beautiful lake called Sudarshana was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2,600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgery.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Most Sleep... One Awakens... To the REALITY

‘Jealousy is the tribute; mediocrity pays to a genius’ this quote aptly describes the state of our nation. We are a nation of one billion plus with more than half the population struggling for power (Electricity) to light their bulbs at home

The nation becoming a super power is definitely a long road ahead…..

India’s image in the rest of the globe is that of a soft and mediocre nation whose economy has boomed courtesy of talented people and the price charged for their intellect. We are a society full of rules but no followers and nobody to execute. No Super power in the world has become a force with out an element of dictatorship in their execution. We need leaders who also have dictating abilities in order to administer things.

Gone are the days of protests which would fetch results after years of struggle and a few deaths to add on to. The road is there but we drive too slowly, in order to establish ourselves as a commanding nation. India needs drastic change in policies and systems. History has shown that no country have become a super power by buying weapons and aircrafts. They have risen to the current level by inculcating first certain basic amenities which would make their people strong both mentally and physically. The entire world counts on a decision made by a super power and all the global economies are linked to its power in some way or the other. This can happen only if the civilization of the country is resourceful and strong enough to make an impact.

We need to market our abilities in a much more systematic manner in order for people to realize that we are not a land with just people all around, but a land of geniuses who are not mediocre by any means. To add-on to we should not remember these things on specific occasions like the Independence day and the feeling of enthusiasm should be there year around.

Unconventionality is the need of the hour and implementation of unconventional rules will attract a lot of protest. All powers in the world have been opposed to or protested but they still remain to reign over the world.

Since the occasion is the biggest for any Indian and patriotism will be flowing in the nerves and veins of many, for the day, many of them who read this might disagree to what is written above and be optimistic about India becoming a super power in the near future. But since democracy allows you to express opinions I feel that there has to be huge wave of revolution for us to achieve something like that, and that wave also can be brought about by the people of the nation.
But it takes a lot of determination to do that and hopefully we all put in that effort.

To conclude: In order to achieve something you never had ,do something which you never did.

Advance Happy Independence Day.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Understand.....

I feared being alone
Until I learned to like

I feared failure
Until I realized that I only
Fail when I don't try.

I feared success
Until I realized
That I had to try
In order to be happy
With myself.

I feared people's opinions
Until I learned that
People would have opinions
About me anyway.

I feared rejection
Until I learned to
Have faith in myself.

I feared pain
Until I learned that it's necessary
For growth.

I feared the truth
Until I saw the
Ugliness in lies.

I feared life
Until I experienced
Its beauty .

I feared death
Until I realized that it's
Not an end, but a beginning.

I feared my destiny,
Until I realized that
I had the power to change
My life.

I feared hate
Until I saw that it
Was nothing more than

I feared love
Until it touched my heart,
Making the darkness fade
Into endless sunny days.

I feared ridicule
Until I learned how
To laugh at myself.

I feared growing old
Until I realized that
I gained wisdom every day.

I feared the future
Until I realized that
Life just kept getting

I feared the past
Until I realized that
It could no longer hurt me.

I feared the dark
Until I saw the beauty
Of the starlight.

I feared the light
Until I learned that theTruth would give me

I feared change,
Until I saw that
Even the most beautiful butterfly
Had to undergo a metamorphosis
Before it could fly.