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Hindustan Today:
A Ship Of Fools





It’s no longer just a handful of fools or drunks saying it.

India’s scientific institutions are espousing the foolishness. The state sponsored ‘Indian Science Congress’ is showcasing it. It’s part of the new text-books now, and being taught in schools, colleges, and yes, the nation’s institutes of technology.

The country’s Prime Minister and President and the ruling party have endorsed it as Hindu gospel. Hindutva's 'scholars' and 'scientists' are propagating it. And on the strength of the jingoism, they are now pushing to declare the country a ‘Hindu Nation’.

Where are the billion people in all of this? Like lemmings, they hop along merrily and blindly towards the abyss.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum and the inmates are going gaga over their achievement.

As the Indians once again become the butt of jokes before the world during the Indian Science Congress which begins in the new year, it’s worth noting that one of the primary indicia of utter lunacy is that the incorrigble buffoon is blissfully unaware of his stupidity, and forges ahead mightily, quite oblivious of the impact it has on others. 

Remind you of something?

In Nazi Germany, Hitler’s madness became the law of the land once the craziness of the country’s leaders was enthusiastically embraced as the rallying cry for world domination by the entire populace.

In less than a decade, however, they had self-immolated!

The following news item dated Friday, December 26, 2014 from the Modi Government’s mouth-piece, ’
India Today’, charts the beginning of a similar trajectory in India.


The Indian Science Congress -- to be held in Mumbai, India, next month and expected to be attended by Nobel laureates -- will showcase a speaker who claims that aeroplanes and spacecraft were far more advanced in the ‘Vedic age’ than their modern counterparts today.

"In those days, aeroplanes were huge in size and could move left, right, as well as backwards, unlike modern planes which only fly forward," ‘Captain’ Anand J Bodas is quoted as telling a leading newspaper in Mumbai. Bodas also said that aeroplanes in the Vedic age could not just move from one country to another, but also from one planet to another.

Bodas cites ancient Indian ‘treatise on aviation‘, the Vaimanika Prakaranam, as his source and claims that most of its principles have been forgotten because of the passage of time, foreign rulers and things being stolen from the country.

The five-day Indian Science Congress has scheduled its session on 'Vedic Mythology About Aviation' for January 4, 2015.

Another session on 'Ancient Sciences Through Sanskrit' will also be held at the prestigious event.

Bodas' claim is consistent with similar assertions made by pseudo-scholars and organisations affiliated to right-wing groups such as the BJP, RSS and VHP, all of whom have been given free rein since the Modi government assumed power earlier this year.

Y Sudershan Rao, who was recently appointed as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, claims that since the art of fiction writing was invented in the last century and because the Mahabharata was written at least two millennia ago, the epic must be accurate and true.

Schools in BJP-ruled Gujarat -- the State governed by Modi himself before his ascent to prime-ministership -- have also been given textbooks authored by controversial historian Dinanath Batra who claimed that automobiles were invented in ancient India.

Even PM Modi, while inaugurating a hospital in Mumbai last month, said that the Hindu deity Ganesha's head was an evidence of plastic surgery in the ancient days and that the birth of Kauravas in the Mahabharata is a proof of test-tube babies.

[News report, courtesy - India Today. Edited for]

December 29, 2014


Conversation about this article

1: Prabhu Dixit (New Delhi, India), December 29, 2014, 9:49 AM.

'Captain' Bodas? Must be an alien who's landed amongst us in an 'urran-khatola'!

2: Jenna Gold (Queens, New York, USA), December 29, 2014, 2:54 PM.

The Vedic 'scholars' are not entirely wrong in their outrageous claims. Stupidity, for example, was invented by them ... and perfected by them. Read this news report again, if you at all doubt this claim.

3: Kaala Singh (Punjab), December 30, 2014, 12:16 AM.

I do not know much about ancient India's amazing aerospace technologies but for several years now, India has been trying to develop a light combat aircraft christened LCA by the defence establishment and a couple of "technology demonstrators" have been built with help from the US, Israel and others, but the final product is nowhere to be seen after sinking billions of dollars of taxpayer money. It now seems that they have abandoned this program. (The monies, of course, are unaccounted for and long gone.) A similar program by Pakistan with Chinese help has successfully developed a fighter aircraft called JF-17 which has been in operation for a couple of years now and a number of countries are interested in buying this aircraft. If only present day India possessed some of technologies it purportedly had in ancient times, they could have saved all this money to build basic toilets for its teeming billion souls who continue to defecate in public places every day!

4: Sunny Grewal (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada), December 30, 2014, 3:19 AM.

Just for the sake of curiosity, what exactly do the supporters of these beliefs believe was the reason for these technologies no longer existing?

5: Jasbeer Singh (India), December 31, 2014, 12:57 PM.

#4 - The Mughal invaders switched off the vedic-system when they came across these planes moving left-right-backward and to other planets. That advanced scientific system is now being put back in place as of a few months ago with the Modi-BJP-RSS expertise and the left-right-backward aircraft will be back in operation shortly -- in just 3-4 centuries, for sure. Make in India!

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