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'Zero', 'Navigation', 'Algebra': India has invented it all!

Tania Goklany, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 14, 2013
First Published: 22:43 IST(14/8/2013) | Last Updated: 07:19 IST(2/10/2013)

"Across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to the west, such gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system."

- Will Durant (American historian)


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India contributed so much to the world in various fields, so much to its own citizens to be proud of. Yet, Independence Day and Republic Day are perceived merely as a break from regular work. It's value is nothing more than that of an off-day.

It's rather shameful that Valentine's Day is celebrated with more zeal than patriotic festivals in our nation.

You can quote a million things wrong about India, but at the end of the day it's important to stop, think and respect all that this nation has given us.

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With inputs HT Infocentre and Swati Kundra


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