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 The culmination of Galtonism or pandemic days1
 Snatches
 The Plague: historical, biographical and current: a brief roundup
 Two squares that sum to a cube
 Difference of consecutive cubes, conics and a Japanese temple tablet
 The Mātrāmeru and convergence to a triangle
 The Aśvins and Rudra
 The roots of Vaiṣṇavam: a view from the numerology of Vedic texts
 Matters of religion3
 Sequences related to maps based on simple fractional functions
 Human journeys, ascents and descents
 Some Nārāyaṇalike convergents and their geometric and trigonometric connections
 Some notes on rational sector triangle triples
 Some (geo)political talk
 The aftermath: A polynomial equation
 The blue bottle and the talent show
 The minimal triangle circumscribing a semicircle
 IndoIranica: epic ruminations
 A modern glance at Nārāyaṇapaṇḍita’s combinatorics1
 Kaiṭabha, poison and death: meanderings through tradition
 Chaos, eruptions and rootconvergence in onedimensional maps based on metallicsequence generating functions
 Big fruits and dead giants
 Pearl necklaces for Maheśvara
 Nārāyaṇa’s sequence, Mādhava’s series and pi
 Discovering bronze in the characteristic ellipse of right triangles
 Matters of religion: the Vāyavīyaṃ Kauberavratam
 The Platonic culmination of Euclid and the pentagonhexagondecagon identity
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The culmination of Galtonism or pandemic days1
While many thoughts crowd our mind we have hardly felt the drive to put them down on a more visible medium. Such is the nature of the times when things happen reminding you of the inexorable turning of the yugacakra. … Continue reading
Snatches
Vidrum had called on his friends Somakhya and Lootika on a quiet afternoon to accompany him for a climb on the trails of Vidrumavistāra that lay beyond Viṣṭhaparvata. The fierce fighting arising from a surprise ghazvat of the makkhaviṣayadānavas had … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Life
Tagged fiction, Hindu knowledge, history of science, knowledge production, knowledge systems, Story
The Plague: historical, biographical and current: a brief roundup
Globalization is not a new thing. The IndoEuropean empire of the steppes was perhaps the first one. In addition to having a serious component of our genetic ancestry and most of our memetic inheritance in it, we can still see … Continue reading
Two squares that sum to a cube
Introduction This note records an exploration that began in our youth with the simple arithmetic question: Sum of the squares of which pair integers yields a perfect cube? Some obvious cases immediately come to mind: . In both these cases … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged arithmetic, Brahmagupta, cube, Euler, Gauss, Hindu mathematics, mathematical entity, mathematics, numbers, prime numbers, Ramanujan, square
Difference of consecutive cubes, conics and a Japanese temple tablet
Introduction In our part of the world, someone with even a nominal knowledge of mathematics might be aware of the taxicab number made famous by the conversation of Ramanujan and Hardy: the smallest number that can be expressed as the … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged arithmetic, cube, ellipse, geometry, history of science, Japan, mathematics, numbers, parabola, recreational geometry, square
The Mātrāmeru and convergence to a triangle
What is presented below will be elementary for someone with even just the mastery of secondary school mathematics. Nevertheless, even simple stuff might present points of interest to people who see beauty in such things. Consider the following question: Given … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged fibonacci, geometry, Golden Ratio, mathematics, recreational geometry, sequence, triangles, trigonometry
The Aśvins and Rudra
The twin Aśvins and Rudra are both IndoAryan reflexes of two deityclasses which can be reconstructed as likely being present in the ProtoIndoEuropean religion. Both are likely to have even deeper roots going back to even earlier religious traditions across … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged archaeology, ashvins, astronomy, atharva veda, atharvaveda, Hindu, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, religion, Rigveda, Veda, vedic, Yajurveda