Friday, October 20, 2006

Agastya Foundation

Will paralysis be cured if you eat white pigeons? Why do human beings, plants and animals grow vertically and not horizontally?

Just a couple of questions posed by some 250 students to a team of scientists from IISc, reports the Hindu. This interaction was organized by Agastya Foundation. Here's an earlier story in the Business World, that describes Agastya's mission, its 'Mobile Lab' and its flagship program: training primary school teachers.


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    From the Agastya website: "Vedic philosophy, the Upanishads Ayurveda,Yoga, the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, Sanskrit, Tamil, zero, the number system, algebra, arithmetic, astronomy, astrology, temple architecture, metallurgy and chess are just a few examples of India's prodigious contribution. " Sounds a bit strange. Would like to know more.