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 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
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 Median and pedal triangles and derived fractals: an introductory account
 Mongolica: Chingiz Khan and the rest
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 The Rāmāyaṇa and a paraRāmāyaṇa in numbersII: Evolving early IndoAryan warfare
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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
The two squares theorem
I do not know who might have discovered this simple relationship first. I stumbled upon it while drawing figures in the notebook during a seminar. Take any two squares such that they are joined at one side and the two … Continue reading
Posted in art, Scientific ramblings
Tagged cuboid, Geometric construction, geometry, linear, mathematics, recreational geometry, square
Euler’s squares
On account of our fascination with the geometry of origami (albeit not wellendowed in mathematical capacity) we discovered for ourselves shortly after our father had taught us trigonometry that, We had earlier shown the origami proof for that. But it … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged Euler, Geometric construction, geometry, Golden Ratio, mathematics, pi, recreational geometry, square, trigonometry
A strange Soviet construction
in our college days we used to visit the lālpustakbhaṇḍār in our city where Soviet books on science and mathematics were sold at a low price (alongside Marxian literature). They were a great resource that enormously contributed to our intellectual … Continue reading
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Tagged Geometric construction, geometry, mathematics, recreational geometry, Russia, square
Ramanujan’s second construction for the approximate squaring of a circle
To experience the greatness of great men one has to relive or redo some acts of theirs to the best of ones ability. In ones youth such enactments might inspire one to make a bid for greatness. Whether this happens … Continue reading
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Tagged approximation for pi, Geometric construction, geometry, pi, quadrature of circle, Ramanujan, recreational geometry, square, squaring a circle
Between the rasArNava and the chitrabandhas
In the glorious summer we sought, through the secret practice, the enlightenment, which the elixir of viveka confers upon the lucky. We reclined in the holy land of bhArata, now sullied by the faded vigor of our peoples and the … Continue reading
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Tagged ashoka tree, bhAravi, D4, Dialium, entropy, histones, kAlidAsa, kirAtArjunIyam, lowcomplexity, posttranslational modification, Sanskrit, Saraca, sarvatobhadra, square, symmetry