Organ Donor Awareness Week 2009 August 12, 2009
Sunday Spotlight: Devavision Productions July 19, 2009
I was really impressed with the research these people have done and the efforts they are putting in to get the word out there. I believe that there is a lot of ancient knowledge (not just in India but in other cultures as well) which is still “hidden” from us because we infact haven’t reached the spiritual, scientific and cultural maturity that is needed to comprehend it. So I’m delighted to see someone put in some serious effort towards “uncovering” that knowledge. Hence I thought I would do my bit of “publicising” this commendable effort and write a blog entry about them. Check them out if you are interested in ancient Indian knowledge!
India votes! April 30, 2009
The largest democracy in the world is currently holding its general elections to decide who will be the next set of politicians that will run the country. More than a month-long process hits its third phase today and my hometown, Mumbai, is voting today. While I sincerely wish that I could be in my beloved hometown to cast my vote and exercise the most fundamental right that democracy gives me, the truth is I’m not there. And I’m wasting my vote. However, there are quite a few younger generation NRIs like me who wish to vote and hope that soon India will have a provision for casting the vote online. Till then, all I can do as a true Indian is to encourage those who ARE in the right place at the right time to exercise their right and vote. And vote wisely!
Indian railway goes green March 11, 2009
Vedic mathematics ….. for dummies? March 10, 2009
“ ... all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae.”
“In the Vedic system ‘difficult’ problems or huge sums can often be solved immediately by the Vedic method. These striking and beautiful methods are just a part of a complete system of mathematics which is far more systematic than the modern ‘system’. Vedic Mathematics manifests the coherent and unified structure of mathematics and the methods are complementary, direct and easy. The simplicity of Vedic Mathematics means that calculations can be carried out mentally (though the methods can also be written down).”
“Interest in the Vedic system is growing in education where mathematics teachers are looking for something better and finding the Vedic system is the answer. Research is being carried out in many areas including the effects of learning Vedic Maths on children; developing new, powerful but easy applications of the Vedic Sutras in geometry, calculus, computing etc. But the real beauty and effectiveness of Vedic Mathematics cannot be fully appreciated without actually practising the system. One can then see that it is perhaps the most refined and efficient mathematical system possible.”