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 Of lives of men; of times of menI
 The incredible beauty of certain Hamiltonian mappings
 Triangles, Hexes and Cubes
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 Godhūmo vijayate
 A note on tales of fratricide, warfare, cannibalism and incest
 The SatijaKetoja system
 Some simple maps specifying strange attractors
 A rambling talk on the śaiva mantra tradition
 Citrabhānu’s cubes
 Make your own sky map
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 The Meru and Nārāyaṇa’s cows: Words and fractals
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Category Archives: Heathen thought
Of lives of men; of times of menII
Of lives of men; of times of menI Vidrum: “When we attended the discussions at the Right Wing Debate club we heard the president Rammandir Mishra repeatedly emphasize that South Asian civilization was not a ‘historycentric’ civilization and that historycentricism … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Life
Tagged ancient Hindu thought, Euler, Gauss, Hindu, Hindu knowledge, Hindu science, Hindus, history, Ramanujan, Riemann, Story, world history
Of lives of men; of times of menI
Sharvamanyu and Vidrum arrived at the campus where Somakhya and Lootika were in their final days of college. Sharvamanyu had already been working for several months while Vidrum had just completed the last but one of his major exams for … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Life, Politics
Tagged Abrahamism, Aryan, Egypt, Hindu, IndoAryan, Iranian, religion, Story, war
Triangles, Hexes and Cubes
One philosophical question which we have often ponder about is: Are numbers “real”? One way to approach this question is via figurate numbers, where numbers directly manifest as very tangible geometry. This idea has deep roots in our tradition: as … Continue reading
Posted in art, Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged AryabhaTa, Euler, figurate numbers, Gauss, Geometric construction, geometry, hex, Hindu mathematics, nIlakaNTha somayAjin, recreational geometry, sequence, series sum, square, sum, triangular
A rambling talk on the śaiva mantra tradition
A rambling talk we had given on the śaiva tradition. Talking is easier but less precise than writing. So please be aware of the insufficiency that goes with the domain of any talk while perusing this material. Part 1; Introduction to … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged shaiva, shiva
Citrabhānu’s cubes
The Hindus unlike their yavana cousins preferred algebra to geometry. Yet on occasions they could indulge in geometric games for demostrating proofs of algebraic relations. We see a bit of this in the Āryabhaṭa school and the great BhāskaraII, but … Continue reading
Make your own sky map
We live in the age of photorealism, be it for maps of the world or of the sky – it is a realism that not long ago was beyond the reach of even our vision. That is why even though … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged astronomy, globular clusters, nakShatras, nebulae, open clusters, sky, star chart, stars, variable stars