On the theory of Canon

“If a story is not about the hearer he will not listen. And I here make a rule—a great and lasting story is about everyone or it will not last. The strange and foreign is not interesting—only the deeply personal and familiar.” – East of Eden (John Steinbeck) One of my friends, is busy building…

History of Indian Luni-solar calendar – Part 1

“If you are going to start a movement, make it intolerant of nonsense.” – Nassim Taleb — This would be a long series that would address existing knowledge of tradition of Indian Luni-solar calendar, going back at least for 24000 years in antiquity. Besides covering developments (more appropriately – changes and modifications) that have happened over…

To know the truth

Today, a reader (of my blog) wrote… “This is really interesting. What we need is the following: 1.All astronomical evidences in Mahabharata (original and not bhasyas) parva by parva 2.The way calendars and astronomical calculations done during those era 3. Candidates that satisfy for each evidences (a table perhaps) 4.Final candidates and why This will be…

Failure of a Theory

A reader wrote… “I have a decent background in astronomy but know only little about Mahabharata. I simulated number of your claims of Mahabharata verses and I also read articles written by Mr. Phadanvis. What I am struggling to understand is while good number of Mahabharata verses can be verified with astronomy simulations, some of…

Seemingly insignificant

An inspired and impressed reader writes… (Letter is long, I have reproduced small portion of it) ” Not sure what exactly I was searching for, but search led me to your blog and then for next 3 days I read and re-read articles on your blog. then ordered your books. read them each in one sitting.…