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India's Discoveries Haven't Received Attention They Deserve

In the ancient world there is a great deal of give and take and reciprocal learning.India was an integral and important constituent of such interchanges of goods and ideas. A fascinating excerpt......

'Why and how did science in India stagnate?'

'The debate between mythology and "rational" science in India is at least as old as Aryabhata and Brahmagupta and, to this day, has not been resolved in the Indian popular thinking on science.'......

'For 1,400 years India led the world in science'

'Indian science was perhaps more rational than the European science of the time.''Nobody tried or convicted Aryabhata just because he said Rahu-Ketu is nonsense.''Some Indians take the extreme view......

Don't mock India's scientific past!

It is important to approach the belief of people in ancient India's achievements with a sense of proportion, balance and empathy, argues B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant.Illustration:......

Did India discover flight before the Wrights?

'There is enough proof of science-driven research in the India of early centuries,' argues Kumar Abhishek.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com There have been constant efforts over the years to......

Manchester, Silicon Valley...

Why do Innovation Revolutions happen outside India, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   If you are born, raised and educated in India, high chances are that the......

Rohan Murty, the master of many trades

Over home-cooked food, Rohan Murty tells Rahul Jacob he is fascinated by history and ancient texts, and about his efforts to measure productivity in software companies, such as Infosys. IMAGE:......

Anand to play against 40 players simultaneously

Hyderabad is all set to witness aspectacular chess match with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand playing against 40 players simultaneously on August 24. According to the organisers of ICM --......

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