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2-2018 Where ignorance is Bliss … a sequel

Yet another shameful discovery I made today was about the way we treat Ramanujan :
Do you know that it took almost a century after his death, to locate the house where Ramanujan was born ? Thanks to the efforts of Susumu Sakurai, Professor and head, Department of Math, Tokyo University of Science and Technology, and Dr. N. Mani, professor, Government Arts College, Erode, and president, Tamil Nadu Science Forum, the place would have perished and forgotten forever. This happens in a country where we fight tooth and nail for years over building a temple for a mythical person. We have memorials for politicians and scoundrels in every city. We have no place or willingness to remember a scholarly giant who made India proud.

Almost a 100 years after his death, the Indian Government declared that 22 December will be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day. Even today, many schools in India are not even aware of the significance of 22 December, or the decision by the Govt. of India.

Another shameful discovery I made was about Ramanujan museum, housed in a single room in an obscure corner of Chennai.

Also see my earlier post in WordPress, and the sequel to this sequel.

13 / 2012 How to misuse maths and fool people

My earlier posts 10/2012 and 12/2012 exposed the farce called Vedic Maths.

I have observed some more farces using mathematics, done by jokers, to hoodwink gullible idiots. Two such farces which come to my mind right now are ::

  • Numerology
  • Astrology

I will come up with more details soon, on these topics. If you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know directly by email :: drpartha AT gmail DOT com

Watch this space.