Delusion of Western Universalism : History of Mathematics

Rajiv Malhotra writes…. “One of the most important objectives of my recent book, Being Different, An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism (HarperCollins, 2011) is to refute Western claims of universalism. According to these claims, the West is both the driver of history and the ultimate, desirable destination of the entire world. The West purportedly provides…

Comet – Laxman

As Rama and Laxman, along with Sugriva and rest of Vanara army left from Kishkindha (Hampi/Bellary – Karnataka, India) towards Lanka (Candy, Sri Lanka), Laxman observed a comet afflicting nakshtra Mula. The Comet Laxman was in apparition near nakshatra Mula during 24 August- 24 September 12209 BCE. — It appears, based on my research (The…

Sugriva – Vali Duel : First Round

First duel between Sugriva and Vali took place on 21 September 12210 BCE. A lone astronomy reference exists for this particular duel Valmiki described this fight between two brothers, as they rushed towards each other, as if to finish the fight before impending sunset, and compared them to a clash between Mercury and Mars. If…

Obession with “Lack” of Precision & Accuracy

A reader wrote recommending (and encouraging) me to read Devdutt Pattanaik’s JAYA – An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata. This reader wanted me to write a critical review of this book. I borrowed a copy of the book from my local friend. I read it over the weekend. — Here is my review: I liked…