BJP Discovers the Man Who Invented Aircraft. Strangely, He Is a Hindu

The Indian Science Congress, which is supposed to be a science event, was almost hijacked and crowded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is recklessly determined to promote Hinduism by linking science with Hindu mythology.

By Rakesh Raman

Rakesh Raman
Rakesh Raman

Science fraternity in India would have gone into a sudden state of shock when it was told that an Indian sage issued guidelines for making an aircraft in 7000 B.C. – although Wright brothers of America are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane in 1903.

A paper presented on ancient Indian aviation technology at the ongoing Indian Science Congress (Jan. 3-7, 2015) claimed that an ancient Indian rishi named Maharishi Bharadwaj had given detailed guidelines for making aircraft.

It’s said that Shivkar Bāpuji Talpade, a Hindu, used Maharishi Bharadwaj’s “DIY (Do It Yourself)” kind of manual written in Sanskrit language to make and fly India’s first unmanned airplane in 1895, some 8 years before the Wright brothers’ Wright Flyer.

The Wright Flyer: the first sustained flight with a powered, controlled aircraft.
The Wright Flyer: the first sustained flight with a powered, controlled aircraft.

The Indian Science Congress, which is supposed to be a science event, was almost hijacked and crowded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is recklessly determined to promote Hinduism by linking science with Hindu mythology.

Different ministers of BJP – including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi – have made random statements in the past couple months claiming various scientific inventions were made in India especially by Hindus, although the world is not aware of them.

According to BJP, these inventions by Hindus include plastic surgery, stem cell research, use of cosmic weapons, television, and even Pythagoras theorem.

BJP is making such mischievous attempts to achieve its larger objective of ushering in Hindu renaissance by hook or by crook. Forced religious conversions, attacks on minority communities, and unfounded claims on scientific achievements are parts of the Hindu party’s political shenanigans.

But scientists are obviously disturbed by these BJP blabbers. “Stop providing a platform for pseudo-science in 102nd Indian Science Congress,” said Dr. Ram Prasad Gandhiraman, a scientist with the Nasa’s Ames Research Centre in California. He has started an online petition requesting the Indian Science Congress to stop providing a platform for pseudo-science.

“Pseudo-Science does a great disservice to science and it is the responsibility of the scientists to stand up and defend the science. If we scientists remain passive, we are betraying not only the science but also our children,” says Dr. Gandhiraman.

By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company

You also can read: More Articles by the RMN Editor, Rakesh Raman

Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

RMN News

Rakesh Raman