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Harappan Water Storage

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Sanskrit and AI

Water Management in Ancient India

The history of water management in India goes back a long way. Mohenjodaro and Harappa were highly developed cities in the ancient times. These cities were well-organized and built of brick and stone. Their drainage systems, wells and water storage systems were ahead of their time, which set their civilization apart from all other ancient civilizations and stand out as a phenomenon to be marveled at.

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Sanskrit – the only unambiguous natural language on the planet

In the recent years, much time, effort, and money has been expended on designing an unambiguous representation of natural languages to make them accessible to computer processing. These efforts have centred around creating schemata designed to parallel logical relations with relations expressed by the syntax and semantics of natural languages, which are clearly cumbersome and ambiguous in their function as vehicles for the transmission of logical data. Understandably, there is a widespread belief that natural languages are unsuitable for the transmission of many ideas that artificial languages can render with great precision and mathematical rigor.

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Did You Know ?

‘Darbha’grass, a natural preservative

Darbha (Desmotachya bipinnata) is a tropical grass considered a sacred material in Vedic scriptures and is said to purify the offerings during such rituals. At the time of eclipse, people place that grass in food items that could ferment and once the eclipse ends the grass is removed. A systematic research was conducted jointly by the Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) and the Centre for Advanced Research in Indian System of Medicine (CARISM) of the SASTRA University, Thanjavur, under the supervision of Dr. P. Meera and Dr. P. Brindha, in which cow’s curd was chosen as a food item that could ferment easily.

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