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 The Vyomavyāpin in the Pāśupatatantra and a discursion on ninefold Rudramantras
 BhāskaraII’s polygons and an algebraic approximation for sines of pi by x
 Origins of the serpent cult and Bhāguri’s snake installation from the Sāmaveda tradition
 Two simple stotras, sectarian competition, and the Varāha episode from the archaic Skandapurāṇa
 The zombie obeys: a note on host manipulation by parasites and its ecological consequences
 Cārucitrābhisambodhi
 RV 10.78
 The turning of the yugacakra
 A sampler of Ramanujan’s elementary results and their manifold ramifications
 A catalog of attractors, repellors, cycles, and other oscillations of some common functional iterates
 The wink of the Gorgon and the twang of the Lyre
 Some poems
 The Kaumāra cycle in the Skandapurāṇa’s Śaṃkarasaṃhitā
 Some notes on the runiform “Altaic” inscriptions and the early Turk Khaghanates: Orkhon and beyond
 Vikīrṇā viṣayāḥ: India and the Rus
 Alkaios’ hymn to the Dioskouroi: Hindu parallels
 Some notes on the IndoEuropean aspects of the Anatolian tradition
 The death of Miss Lizzie Willink
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 A note on Śrī, Viṣṇu and śṛṅgāra
 Are civilizational cycles the norm?
 On the rise of the mātṛkās and the goddess Cāmuṇḍā
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Subjective and objective insight
The black American scientist Sylvester Gates mentioned a curious personal anecdote in a talk. To paraphrase him, when he was in college, he had to take a calculus course. He mentioned how he could cut through differentiation as it was … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged consciousness, DMT, firstperson, ghosts, history of science, mathematics, objective, subjective
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On the passing of E.O. Wilson
E.O. Wilson, one of the great biologists of the age, has fallen to the noose of the king, the black son of Vivasvān. He lived a long, productive, and eventful life, just 8 years shy of a century. He was … Continue reading
Posted in History, Life, Politics, Scientific ramblings
Tagged ants, bees, biology, eusociality, history of science, hymenopterans, isopterans, social parasitism, society, sociobiology, sociology, Superorganism, Watson, Wilson
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Making an illustrated Nakṣatrasūkta and finding the constellation for a point in the sky
The illustrated Nakṣatrasūkta Towards the latter phase of the Vedic age, multiple traditions independently composed sūktas that invoked the pantheon in association with their home nakṣatras as part of the śrauta Nakṣatreṣṭi or related gṛhya homas. Of these oldest and … Continue reading
Posted in art, Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged astronomy, atharva veda, atharvaveda, globular clusters, history of science, nakShatras, nebula, nebulae, Rigveda, stars, Veda, vedic, Yajurveda
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Johannes Germanus Regiomontanus and his rod
Even before we had become acquainted with the trigonometric sum and difference formulae or calculus are father had pointed to us that there was an optimal point at which one should stand to observe or photograph features on vertical structures, … Continue reading
Bhāskara’s dual square indeterminate equations
PDF for convenient reading Figure 1. Sum and difference of squares amounting to near squares. In course of our exploration of the bhūjākoṭikarṇanyāya in our early youth we had observed that there are examples of “near misses”: . Hence, we … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, bhAskara, Euler, fibonacci, figurate numbers, Geometric construction, geometry, Hindu knowledge, Hindu mathematics, history of science, irrational numbers, line, mathematics, numbers, Pythagorean triples, recreational geometry, square, square root, squares
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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
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Tagged fiction, Hindu knowledge, history of science, knowledge production, knowledge systems, Story
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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
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Nārāyaṇa’s sequence, Mādhava’s series and pi
The cointoss problem and Nārāyaṇa’s sequence If you toss a fair coin times how many of the possible resultsequences of tosses will not have a successive run of 3 or more Heads? The same can be phrased as given tosses … Continue reading
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Tagged approximation for pi, coin toss, constant, Euclid, fibonacci, Geometric construction, geometry, Golden Ratio, hexagon, Hindu mathematics, history of science, mAdhava, mathematics, nArAyaNa, pentagon, pi, sequence, series sum, tribonacci
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Some words on mathematical truth, scientific conviction and the sociology of science
Sometime in the bronze age more than one group of humans, including our own Aryan ancestors, discovered that the squares of the two legs of a right triangle sum up to the square of the hypotenuse. This is the famed … Continue reading
Mongolica: Knowledge preservation and generation, Bolad Aqa and the like
We had earlier written an essay on the preservation and production of synthetic knowledge by the Chingizid Mongols. Here we discuss a few additional points in that regard. It is clear that throughout the Chingizid clan there was a certain … Continue reading
Posted in History
Tagged astronomy, buddhism, China, Chinggis Khan, history of science, India, Iran, Mongol, Mongol religion, Mongolia, Mongols
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The apparition of the Scottish surgeon
On a late summer evening, at the twilight hour, Somakhya accompanied by Lootika met Vidrum outside his home. Vidrum was supposed to show Somakhya something special he had found during a visit to the limestone excavations near his ancestral village. … Continue reading
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Tagged anthropogenic, extinctions, fiction, ghost, ghosts, history of science, Story, tortoise, turtles
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Āryabhaṭa and his sine table
Everyone and his son have written about Āryabhaṭa and his sine table. Yet we too do this because sometimes the situation arises where you have to explain things clearly to a layman who might have some education but is unfamiliar … Continue reading
bhR^igu smR^iti
We provide below a translation of the protoscientific section of bhR^igu smR^iti along with a comparative analysis visavis Miletian school of Greeks: Translation of the bhR^igu smR^iti 14 We are not entirely happy with this translation done sometime back: Despite … Continue reading
The makings of "Islamic Science"
“In the time of the Hellenes and during the early days of the empire of the Rum the sciences were honoured and enjoyed universal respect. From an already solid and grandiose foundation, they were raised to greater heights every day, … Continue reading
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Tagged history of science, religion, Thabit ibn Kurra
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