Indian Science Congress, Pythagorean Theorem, Aviation, Cows & Gold and Stuffs Like That

TL;DR: Regarding some blunders at Indian Science Congress 2015. And some thoughts on if Indians really discovered Pythagorean Theorem. We need to discuss the latter part; yes! I woke up, like any other sane individual, woke up startled yesterday. At first it looked like a pun story, and I was confused whether somebody has mistakenly made the news […]

Bothaiyanaar Alternative to Pythagorean Theorem

Bothaiyanaar’s Alternative to Pythagorean Theorem Related post: http://taaism.com/an-alternative-to-the-pythagorian-theorem-by-a-keralite-mathematics-teacher It was quite accidentally, when reading about Pythagorean theorem, that I stumbled upon this amazingly simpler theorem which stands as an alternative to Pythagorean theorem. This was actually written by a Tamil poet – Bothaiyanaar – and is useful while calculating the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle. Note that […]

A Proud Indian

Saw a couple of my friends saying that “Proud of being an Indian” is senseless, for your birth in India is just a coincidence or the play of the destiny. When I say I am an Indian, I know that it happened by chance; that I took birth in the country called India. But yes, […]