Globalisation is horizontal progress 1 to n, technology is vertical progress 0 to 1. Going back to the history, from 1815 to 1914, period of both rapid technological development & rapid globalisation, between first world war & Kissinger’s trip to China, to re-open relation with China in 1971, there was rapid technological development but not much globalisation. Since 1971 we have seen rapid globalisation
Globalisation brings decade ahead more convergence and more sameness, what developed nations have done in past, now many poorer nations doing the same and caching up thats what we call globalisation
Technology matters not just globalisation
But the truth is technology matters, without technological change if China doubles its power production over next two decades, it will also doubles its air pollution. If every one in India, hundreds of thousands of households were to live the way Amaricans live using only today’s tools the result would be environmentally catastrophic.
Spreading old ways to create wealth around the world will result in devastation, not richer. In a world of scarce resource, globalisation without new technology is unsustainable.
Today the challenge is to both imagine and create the new technologies that can make the 21st centuary more peaceful and prosperous than the 20th.
It is hard to develop new things in big organisations and it is harder to do it by yourselves
Bureaucratic hierarchies move slowly and entrenched interests shy away from risk. At the other extreme, a lone genius might create a classic work of art but he could never create an entire industry.
Startups operate on the principal that you need to work with other people to get stuff done, but you also need to stay small, positively defined, a startup is the largest group of people you can convince of a plan to build a different future.
New companies most important strength is new thinking, even more important than nimbleness, small size affords space to think
From one satellite to 104 satellites : Historic Achievement by ISRO
It is Bharat once again maid a historic achievement, Our scientists at ISRO proved to the world that the world just can not ignore Bharat. Bharat is emerging, Bharat will soon become Vishwa Guru again. Going further let us understand how the journey was since our first satellite launch to till date.
The picture speaks a lot you can read more about herehttp://knowledge-cess.com/journey-towards-space-isro/We started lifting satellites on bicycle and bullock cart, it is really an inspiring to read about our scientists. Placing a satellite on its orbit is not an easy job we have achieved it many times and we have achieved it in unique way.
Frugal Engineering : ISRO’s key to success
Bharat always lacking behind in space exploration not because of talent but because of budget and I am not saying that Bharat is not so rich to spend on it. We are capable both talent wise and budget wise, but our previous government was not so keen about this and hence our scientists were helpless.
Despite government’s less support ISRO has done remarkable job, it is possible because the way ISRO is working. Frugal Engineering is the key to success for ISRO to achieve the best with a less budget. I will explain it in simple way, NASA will prepare atleast 4-5 test samples and then will launch the final satellite, which cost more for all test launches, but ISRO tries all possible way by simulating it and then analyzing every possibilities then trying with a final launch. It is possible only because we have best minds, who can analyse, who can calculate everything without even doing a prototyping and without even real testing
Aryabhata India’s First Satellite to Cartosat-2D 104 satellites at once
It was in April 1975 Bharat launched first Satellite as an experiment and for learning all the basics of satellite launch, Active technological experience in building and operating a satellite system. India’s first satellite. It is not the weight it is carrying matters here because smaller satellites will make it possible but satellites have to be stacked all together with specific settings so that they can be released in their orbits without affecting the flights of others or colliding with each other. This is where ISRO has done a remarkable job and a great engineering innovations.
Aryabhata was a kind of experimental launch but cartosat-2D carried 104 satellite at once, it took decades of hardwork and dedication. It was a continuous learning for our scientists.
Innovative Approach Used By ISRO To Separate 104 Satellites
Imagine packing up your bag for your journey ! uff wasn’t it challenging to keep most of your items all in one bag? Despite we do hundreds of journey, every time when we travel we spend enough time to pack our stuffs. Common this is not a joke here we are packing 104 satellites in one launch vehicle. And it is not just packing the satellites but releasing satellites in a specific order, with precision in time is most important otherwise they collide with each other. So ISRO has done a remarkable job here, packing 104 satellites? yeah they have done it through an innovative approach.
At the Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC),ISRO used adapters such as Multiple Satellite Adapter (MSA) and Payload Adapter (PLA) were used along with six custom made adapters to house the satellites. The primary payload was mounted on the PLA, Some of the custom made adapters allowed multiple tier attachments of satellites. A few nanosatellites were even housed in the Vehicle Equipment Bay,which normally only contains the systems for ground communications, and functions as the “brain” of the launch vehicle.
Managing the separation events of the satellites, satellites would have to be released after the launch vehicle lost contact with the Isro Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) tracking station at Mauritius, and before establishing contact with the Troll station in Antartica.
The stage to which the satellites were attached had a complex maneuvering program, along with a sequence and timing for the satellite separation events. Isro engineers conducted detailed studies to ensure that the 105 objects, including a PSLV stage, would not collide after separation. Isro had to track 5460 pairs of objects
The separation of satellites, a very complex task in the mission was accomplished using a complex electrical wiring scheme, Any error in the wiring scheme would mean that the wrong satellite would be separated at the wrong time, potentially leading to collisions between the satellites.
The on board camera video shows how Satellites were injected into orbit
I remembered a conversation happened between me and my friend long ago, may be 7-8 years back. We were discussing about establishing a research centre in Bhārata, it happened during our morning walk when we were discussing about some out of the box ideas.
I am happy today because the life has given me an opportunity to work for one such great research foundation. I must say that Bhārata is changing, something really great is about to happen in near future, soon Bhārata will once again emerge as “Vishwa Guru”.
Let me elaborate what is changing and what is Research For Resurgence Foundation. RFRF is an ambitious project started by Bharatiya Shikshana Mandala, a non profit organisation working to bring Bharatiyata in Bharatiya Education. Great minds at Bharatiya Shikshana Mandala while doing brainstorming session, the discussion gave an insight on research works happening within the nation. It is then organisation felt the importance of research work and started discussing with eminent researchers, scientists, academicians.
Several such discussions , workshops started giving a very good shape and more clarity on what is need to be done. Research For Resurgence Foundation has been started with a great vision. Research has no boundary, any one can do a research, in fact most of the inventions happened either accidentally or because of the necessity. As we all know necessity is the mother of invention.
So far in Bhārata research quality has gone really low, research is being done for the sake of better jobs, but a true research is not that, something unbelievable has to be done to call it as a research. Another important aspect the organisation considering is , the research should be socially relevant and it is not mandatory to have a qualification to do any research. Even a farmer who has done something different for his necessity and wish to explore something new, even he will get an opportunity to do a research, we call them as Non-Formal-Researchers
What is Research For Resurgence (RFRF) ?
RFRF is an idea of Bharatiya Shikshana Mandal which creates a platform for such research ideas which are socially relevant and imbibe ‘Bharatiya Integrated Perspective’. If any one of you who does’t have any qualifying degree but you have any crazy idea which might look impossible then you have a great opportunity to get associated with Bharatiya Shikashana Mandal.
RFRF will bring a great platform for researchers, you will be getting guidance from eminent researchers,scientists and also funding for your research work if its really a great idea and has a social relevance.
RFRF International Conference :
Bharatiya Shikashan Mandal organised an international conference on Research For Resurgence at VNIT Nagpur, where a total of 728 scholars from Bharat and 9 other countries, 68 universities from 15 states including 17 central institutes. Participation of 24 industrial houses and organisations including TATASONS,CEAT,RPG,MIDC,MADC,FICCI,CII made involvement. The conference was graced by the attendance of 55 Vice Chancellors and heads of National Authorities in the field of educational such as NAAC,AICTE,NCTE.
Noted economist S Gurumurthy said “Prejudiced mindset of the intellectuals about Bharat and everything that is Bharateeya proved fatal for innovation”.
Bharata Emerging As Vishwa Guru Again
Ancient Bharata was a glorious Bharata, we knew that our Past was wonderful but it is the time to prove it and bring it back to the present. Swami Vivekananda Said Bharata is a Vishwa Guru, Bharat has talented minds but every Bharatiya should work towards bringing back that glorious Bharat again, in this journey the research will play a vital role and RFRF is opening a door for the bright future .
Structure Of Research For Resurgence Foundation
RFRF has various departments and centers as following.
Fundamental Research Center
Technology Demonstration Park
Industry Interaction and Incubation Center
Agricultural and Forestry Research Center
Educational Research Center
International Collaboration Center
Intellectual Property Right Center
Collegium and Conventions Center
Training and Capacity Building Center
Socio-Economic-Policy Research Center
Yoga and Health Center
Knowledge Resource Center
Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Finance And Accounts
Research Scholar home and Facilitation Center
The proposed Activity Distribution targeting four R’s as given below
You can go through the RFRF brochure (Click Here), and those who has any great Idea please Visit Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal Website(Click here) and propose your idea.
Mind blowing facts about Sanskrit : Learn Sanskrit
This post is just to list out some mind blowing facts about the most scientific language, an ancient root Sanskrit
Sanskrit has the highest number of vocabularies than any other language in the world. • 102 arab 78 crore 50 lakh words have been used till now in Sanskrit. If it will be used in computers & technology, then more these number of words will be used in next 100 years.
Sanskrit has the power to say a sentence in a minimum number of words than any other language
Sanskrit is the best computer friendly language.(Ref: Forbes Magazine July 1987).
Sanskrit is a highly regularized language. In fact, NASA declared it to be the “only unambiguous spoken language on the planet” – and very suitable for computer comprehension
There is a report by a NASA scientist that America is creating 6th and 7th generation super computers based on Sanskrit language. Project deadline is 2025 for 6th generation and 2034 for 7th generation computer.
The language is rich in most advanced science, contained in their books called Vedas, Upanishads, Shruti, Smriti, Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana etc. (Ref: Russian State University, NASA etc. NASA possesses 60,000 palm leaf manuscripts, which they are studying.)
Research has shown that the phonetics of this language has roots in various energy points of the body and reading, speaking or reciting Sanskrit stimulates these points and raises the energy levels, whereby resistance against illnesses, relaxation to mind and reduction of stress are achieved. •Sanskrit is the only language, which uses all the nerves of the tongue. By its pronunciation, energy points in the body are activated that causes the blood circulation to improve. This, coupled with the enhanced brain functioning and higher energy levels, ensures better health. Blood Pressure, diabetes, cholesterol etc. are controlled. (Ref: American Hindu University after constant study)
Sanskrit is the primordial conduit between Human Thought and the Soul; Physics and Metaphysics; Subtle and Gross; Culture and Art; Nature and its Author; Created and the Creator.
Learning Sanskrit from home:Youtube Channel for Sanskrit Classes
I have already posted several articles about mobile application for learning sanskrit. Some times, some people might feel uncomfortable with mobile because of screen size or any other reason. I have found several wonderful videos in youtube and the author of those mobile apps is same for these youtube videos.
Find several series of classes to learn sanskrit through youtube videos. The author has done wonderful job, they are teaching sanskrit basics with series of classes on Vibhakti and most importantly they are teaching sanskrit through Yoga and Tinantaprakriya . These videos helps you to learn sanskrit from home.
Learning Sanskrit from home: The Best Mobile app for Learning Sanskrit
After investigating a lot finally I figured out one of the best mobile app for learning sanskrit. I have my own analysis for saying this as Best Mobile app, let me explain about it, Vyoma Linguistic Labs has released series of mobile applications and each mobile application has a rich content, innovative techniques of learning sanskrit, most importantly the content is framed keeping value based education in mind. The sanskrit learning apps helps you to learn sanskrit at home.
Learning Sanskrit From Home
There are various options for learning Sanskrit from home, Youtube Channels, Mobile Apps, online classes
Android and iOS Mobile application for Learning Sanskrit : For Beginners
As I already explained in my previous post : For beginners we have an app to learn sanskrit वर्णमाला (varnamala)
Android and iOS mobile application for Learning Sanskrit : For Kids
If you are interested to teach Sanskrit for your kid then the best way to learn Sanskrit for kids is to start with Rhymes and Stories in Sanskrit. It is really great thinking, Rhymes in Sanskrit helps kids to enjoy the learning and stories will impart values along with learning Sanskrit. Your kid will enjoy this mobile app :
To learn any language, we have to start with vowels and consonants, in sanskrit collectively they are called as वर्णमाला (varnamala). Let me list out all वर्णमाला of sanskrit here.
अ आ इ ई उ ऊ ऋ ॠ लृ ॡ ए ऐ ओ औ अं अः
अन्तःस्थ Semi Vowel
In sanskrit the most important thing is the way we pronounce the characters, also there is more to learn about these वर्णमाला (varnamala).
Pure स्वर (svara) (vowels) in sanskrita are of two types Short Vowels and Long Vowels, and the pure vyanjanas ( consonants ) are represented with a halant symbol (्) . Still there are lot more to learn about अनुस्वारः (Anusvara) and विसर्गः (visarga).
So this is the starting point for learning Sanskrit. I request to download following android mobile application which will be the starting point for learning sanskrit. These mobile applications helps you to learn sanskrit at home.
Android and iOS mobile Application for Sanskrit Learning For Beginners
Sanskrit is called as a perfect language, an unambiguous language and hence NASA preferred it for Artificial Intelligence. But why so ? How it is different from any other language in the world? Why it is called as a most scientific language? What is so unique in sanskrit language ?
To answer all the above questions, we have to really look into the vyakarana in sanskrit. Though I don’t have enough knowledge in sanskrit, I am writing these articles after exploring a little bit about sanskrit with the help of few online courses of sanskrit ( Vyoma Linguistic Labs :Learn Sanskrit From home )
Vyakarana in Sanskrit:
In english if I say ‘Read‘ it is a just a word and you can not give any more explanation for that, is there any logic behind formation of this word ? Is there any explanation for the word ‘Read‘ or ‘Reading‘ ? Definitely we don’t have any answer for this question.
In sanskrit there is nothing which has no explanation, there is a logic behind formation of each and every word. Let me take simple example
There is a word ‘पठति‘ in sanskrit, which means ‘Read‘ but as I said above for every word there is an explanation, let us see how this word formed
Hope these simple examples help us to understand how rich the sanskrit language is. All I am trying to tell here is learn sanskrit, we have plenty of online courses, videos, mobile applications but I prefer the following pointers because these mobile apps for sanskrit are really very nice.
Being a Bharatiya, I am proud to write this article on sanskrit, Swami Vivekananda said one day “Bharat Mata would be Jagat Guru”, how true it is ! We taught to the world how to speak, we taught to the world how to write, our Vedas,upanishads has references to most of the modern scientific inventions, We knew solar system, galaxies thousands of years ago and what not ?. Every Indian is proud about what our country has given to the world.
I must say the best thing among all our contribution is sanskrit, There is lot lot to know about sanskrit, I just started learning and I am enjoying. I thought to share my understanding and importance of sanskrit in couple of articles.
How old Sanskrit is ?
Vedic sanskrit is being the oldest, dating back to as early as the early second millennium BCE. This qualifies Rigvedic Sanskrit as the oldest. Classical Sanskrit is the standard register as laid out in the grammar of Pāṇini, around the fourth century BCE.
Interesting Facts About Sanskrit Language:
Improvements in Concentration Level : learning sanskrit and speaking in sanskrit language improves our concentration level, If we take current generation, our kids has concentration of maximum 3min – 4min. But study has revealed that (an experiment conducted by Vyoma Labs Banglore ) a student learning sanskrit and speaking in sanskrit has gained concentration level upto 15min – 20min.
As Medicine : Research has proven that probability of Alzheimer disease is less if sanskrit is being used for speaking.
If English language has 25million words, sanskrit has 105million+ words, in fact lots and lots of Vedic scriptures have lost due to many reasons, so we can not give exact number.
Sanskrit is not just a plain language like any other language, it is logical and mathematics involved within it Example : Just see how the words in sanskrit are formed, it is called as vyakarana (व्याकरणम्) .
NASA looking at sanskrit for their work on artificial intelligence – (Ref : NASAKnowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence)
There is evidence that Pāṇini’s work in this area influenced modern linguists like de Saussure and Chomsky.
Well the list continues and I am still collecting lot of data on sanskrit, but don’t you think these interesting points motivate you to start learning sanskrit ?
Definitely it is great to find a very good Guru to learn sanskrit, but you can quickly start your learning sanskrit using these mobile apps and video links. Currently I felt these sanskrit learning mobile applications are really great for me to start.