Facts and Fiction, Grand Parents, Issues in India, Politics in India

Of facts and …

Of late, we hear ‘distorted’ versions of ancient India’s scientific achivement. But, before we dismiss all such stories as baseless, we have to lend our ears to what our great grandpas had to say about certain unique aspects of Indian “discoveries”. It may appear to be baseless but as pointed out by our grandpas, “ There are things which are beyond explanations and beyond comprehension”. Take for example astrology and palmistry or the mention of the word “vimana” in Ramayana or “Dhoor Darshan” even in those ancient days.
When we criticize those who give us a distorted version of our achievements we have to point out attempts by certain modern hisortians to give a new colour to certain events just to safegaurd certain communities.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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