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Yoga philosophy of Patanjali

Among the six orthodox Hindu philosophies; Nyāya, Vaisesika, Sāmkhya, Yoga, Mimāmsā and Vedanta,  Yoga philosophy is the most well-known philosophy in India and abroad. It is also possibly the most ill-understood philosophy. This days, yoga is primarily understood as practice of certain physical postures and certain breathing exercises. However, yoga is much more than these,… Continue reading Yoga philosophy of Patanjali

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Einstein in Love-Part 3 (Elsa Einstein – Einstein’s devoted wife)

Elsa Einstein was born on 18 January 1876 and was a cousin of Einstein from both his parent’s side. Her father Rudolf Einstein was a cousin of Einstein’s father Hermann and mother Fanny was a sister of Einstein’s mother Pauline. Rudolf was a textile manufacturer at Hechingen, a small town in south-western Germany. He was… Continue reading Einstein in Love-Part 3 (Elsa Einstein – Einstein’s devoted wife)

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The famous picture of the fifth Solvay Conference 1927

The above was the famous picture from the historic fifth Solvay Conference in 1927. The twenty nine personalities in the picture are of general interest to public and in particular to science enthusiasts; seventeen of these participants obtained Nobel Prize, the greatest honour for a scientist, and with the exception of few, rest were nominated… Continue reading The famous picture of the fifth Solvay Conference 1927

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Einstein in Love: Part-2 (Mileva Maric─ Einstein’s unfortunate wife)

Mileva Maric was born on December 19, 1875, into a wealthy family in the village of Kac, Nova Sad, Hungary (now Serbia), and professing Greek Orthodox religion. She spent her childhood in 250 acre sprawling ancestral villa which her father Milos Maric inherited. Milos was in military service, but, soon after Mileva’s birth, took up… Continue reading Einstein in Love: Part-2 (Mileva Maric─ Einstein’s unfortunate wife)

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Einstein in Love: Part-1 (Marie Winteler-Einstein’s First Love)

Ever since I was a student, I was fascinated by Albert Einstein, the great scientist who revolutionized our idea of space-time and gravity. He was a great inventor also and few months back, to educate myself, I wrote a short piece on Einstein’s Patents and Inventions. While doing my research for that piece, few lines… Continue reading Einstein in Love: Part-1 (Marie Winteler-Einstein’s First Love)

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Sāmkhya: The Indian Philosophy

Introduction Sāmkhya Darshana is considered to be most ancient of all the Hindu philosophies. It is a dualistic philosophy and had such a strong influence on almost every aspect of Indian life and culture that Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj[1] of Varanasi considered it not merely one of the Indian philosophies, but the Indian Philosophy. Such widespread… Continue reading Sāmkhya: The Indian Philosophy

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Believe it or not: 1+2+3+4+5+…∞=-1/12

My friend who teaches history in a school came to me with a disturbed look. Recently, he saw a Youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww) with the title “Astounding: 1+2+3+4+5+….=-1/12.” The video has been very popular, six million or more hits. It proved the astounding result, summation of positive integers upto infinity is -1/12. My friend did not… Continue reading Believe it or not: 1+2+3+4+5+…∞=-1/12