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 Of lives of men; of times of menIII
 Pattern formation in coupled map lattices with the circle map, tanh map, and Chebyshev map
 Some novel observations concerning quadratic roots and fractal sequences
 Of lives of men; of times of menII
 Of lives of men; of times of menI
 The incredible beauty of certain Hamiltonian mappings
 Triangles, Hexes and Cubes
 The story of the Orissan cyclevālā
 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
 A note on Cepheid variables: reproducing the study of the periodluminosity laws
 The apparition of the Scottish surgeon
 The Meru and Nārāyaṇa’s cows: Words and fractals
 Hofstadter and Nārāyaṇa: connections across space and time
 Wisdom from a tag system
 A note on the cow, the horse and the chariot in the Ṛgveda
 Median and pedal triangles and derived fractals: an introductory account
 Mongolica: Chingiz Khan and the rest
 Braided power: a brief note on the last great steppe power: the MongolManchu system
 Means and conics
 The Rāmāyaṇa and a paraRāmāyaṇa in numbersII: Evolving early IndoAryan warfare
 The square root spiral and the Gamma function: entwined analogies
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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 note on tales of fratricide, warfare, cannibalism and incest
The Osman conqueror of Constantinople, MehmetII, bothered by the civil wars his predecessors had to fight to take the throne, institutionalized the system of fratricide. In this system, the rival brothers of the sultan, who took the throne, were all … Continue reading
Posted in History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged ants, biological warfare, biology, combat, developmental biology, evolution, fratricide, hymenopterans, males, sexratio, wasps
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
A note on the cow, the horse and the chariot in the Ṛgveda
yasmai tvaṃ sukṛte jātaveda u lokam agne kṛṇavaḥ syonam  aśvinaṃ sa putriṇaṃ vīravantaṃ gomantaṃ rayiṃ naśate svasti  For whom you will make a pleasant world, O Jātavedas! as he does correct rituals for you, O Agni! He endowed with … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged chariot, cow, holy cow, horse, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, indology, Rigveda, Veda, vedic