India is and will always be an enchanting land. This is because like every other country, India also has a special and unique aspect for its greatness. Home to the Indus Valley Civilization, this magnificent country has rightly showed that minds of the people living here were scientifically a lot developed from the very beginning. India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization. Varanasi, was called "the ancient city" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C. and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history. India is the world's largest democracy. Grammar constitutes one of India's greatest contributions to Western philology. Panini, the Sanskrit grammarian, who lived between 750 and 500 BC, was the first to compose formal grammar through his Astadhyai. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. The World's first university was established in Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India's wealth.
The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by...