My Direct Appeal to the Indian Prime Minister on Corruption- Excerpts From My Letter

Direct Appeal to the Prime Minister for Urgent Action

1.The onus is on the Prime Minister to consult the state governments where the matters below are exclusively in the state or the concurrent list as he is the leader of the nation. Most of the much needed reforms below could be achieved within a year if there is a political will. The nation would be behind the Prime Minister if investigations he orders results in his unseating or expulsion from the ruling party. However, it is alarming to learn about the Prime Minister’s criticisms about Judicial Activism when it is warranted by the “In-activism” of the Executive of which he is the de facto head. The proactive Judiciary is the only hope for the millions of people in India who are persecuted, harassed and bullied by the bureaucrats through corruption and injustice. From these premises the Informant appeals the Prime Minister to be proactive in the coming Budget Session and implement the following governance, legal, administrative reforms as listed below;

a) The Informant appeals to the Prime Minister to allocate 2% of the GDP for Judicial and Regulatory institutional infrastructure in the coming budget

b) The Informant appeals the Prime Minister to set up sufficient number of civil and criminal courts and other regulatory institutional infrastructure across India so that justice is not denied through delayed justice

c) To abolish all British era draconian laws which were orientated to make the Indian citizens to be at the mercy of the Indian bureaucrats who use this as duress to extract bribes.

d) To initiate amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act to enable the bribe payers to be whistle blowers and witnesses if they so choose so that the corrupt bureaucrats do not escape conviction due to the lack of witnesses. Decriminalisation of the bribe givers as in most cases of corruption only two sides privy to the criminal transaction are the bribe giver and the bribe taker.

e) To initiate steps to bring back all the Black and Laundered money in European tax havens and Swiss banks which is the plundered property of the state and qualify as proceeds of crime liable to be seized both under domestic tax laws as well as under UN regulations. The failure of the dictatorships and dynastic rulers besides the aggressive prosecution of the corrupt would erode the customer base of the tax havens and they have an interest in keeping India a corrupt country plagued with separatist movements often facilitated, fomented or funded by EU charities as could have been the case with the LTTE.

f) To stop any further resignations of election commissioners and other constitutional functionaries as was in the case of Mr. Gill who was used to bring in Mr. Balakrishnan especially when the current Chief Election Commissioner Mr.Chawla himself is of dubious integrity and independence according to his own predecessor. The need to secure the resignation of people of disputable integrity like Mr. Thomas at the CVC ought to be seen as part of this wider reform.

g) To publish a white paper on the looted Indian Heritage expropriated under the duress of European colonial occupation of India and its recovery so that the people’s right to their heritage including sacred, semi sacred and secular are protected in full both under domestic laws as well as under the UNESCO directives to the former colonial powers.

h) To commence the video recording of all police station interviews in the presence of the lawyers to prevent witnesses claiming duress and turning hostile later in judicial proceedings. Please inform the public and police that all police officers are officers of the court and they could be proceeded against if they were to intimidate, influence, bully or harass or seek bribes in any of their investigations or forge or doctor documents as it could amount to perversion of the course of justice/obstruction of justice/evidence tampering. And strive to make the Police and the CBI independent of the Executive so that they do their duties without fear or favour solely under judicial scrutiny instead of the scrutiny of the dynastic rulers and their bureaucratic and political coterie.

i) To modernise all polluting industries instead of shutting them down causing massive unemployment and social unrest through a dedicated Environment Fund which could be funded from the recovery of the Black/Laundered money in European Tax Havens including Swiss banks.

j) To set up an independent Project Implementation Department in the Centre and the States to monitor all project implementation to check diversion of funds, tardy implementation, corruption, inefficiency, cost overruns etc which cumulatively is wasting over 50% of the governments’ outlay whilst the Prime Minister is refusing to enhance the outlay for the Judiciary to 2% of the GDP.

k) To set up Anti-Corruption Courts in all Districts in India to facilitate timely prosecution of all corruption cases where the courts have the power to freeze the assets of the corrupt until they are acquitted as being tried out in Bihar.

l) To set up adequate number of Environmental cum Planning Courts in all states in India so that planning permission cum environmental clearances for all industries and businesses are given or rescinded by such courts instead of the piecemeal action of the environmental ministries which do not even care about open drains, littering, lack of toilets or running water or in India which do not attract media headlines. The biggest cause of pollution is inefficiency which results in the wastage of resources both human and natural besides energy, time and investment. Even planning permission for pubs in the UK is granted by the Magistrates Courts after hearing the potential landlord, the relevant council/police agency.

m) To implement mass legal literacy campaigns across India informing the Indian citizens about their rights in general and how and where to access them through the print, television media. Without knowing about a right no one can claim a right. Spreading legal literacy in India would empower people democratically and cost very little money as corruption would fall once people are given an opportunity to assert their rights especially when the victims of corruption are from the poor/ disadvantaged/ the OBC/SC and ST communities.

n) By increasing the budgetary allocation for the Judiciary and Regulatory institutions to a minimum of 2% of the GDP from less than 1% now especially because the domestic black economy is estimated to be around 50% of the official economy. The tax recoverable from this 50% domestic black economy will recover the 2% budgetary allocation several times over in a year. It would also address the issue of judge and lawyer population ratios where India is at the bottom of the league.

o) To issue a Gazette Notification to define Secularism and Socialism inserted in to the Constitution of India without any attempt to define it in the Constitution itself whilst the powers, duties, limitations of powers of the President, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India, the Lokh Sabha Speaker the Union Bureaucracy and their counter parts in the states are all clearly defined. After all Secularism and Socialism are our cardinal constitutional principles. Politicians, academics, artists, writers, actors etc are not a competent authority to define socialism and secularism but the union government comprising the Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary alone could do that. This particularly important as thousands of people in India lost their lives in about 30,000 communal rights across India since independence. Thousands also lost their lives in political clashes, strikes, bandhs etc since independence.

The Informant undertakes to submit documentary evidence before the Prime Minister upon reasonable notice and is even prepared to testify before any other agency or institution in the interest of promoting Rule of Law and Constitutionalism in India if he is accorded the protection under Witness Protection Schemes and provided legal aid both in India and the United Kingdom.

Signed this on the 15th day of February two thousand and eleven by the Informant

Johnson Thomas K

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My dear brothers and sisters of India my views on this fight against corruption are as below,


2. However there are people like Medha Patkar, Swami Agnivesh, Ms Sarabhai, Santhosh Hegde and others from the anti-development lobby who could use this campaign against corruption to sabotage development in India which alone can create jobs, homes, slum free cities, roads, schools, hospitals etc across India.

3. Please don’t get carried away by slogans as it was such slogans like Socialism, Garibi Hattao, and Aaam Aadmi which were once used by the ruling dynasty of India to perpetuate their rule over India.

4. If the government officers like the police, the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate and the courts were doing their duty the corrupt who bribe their way out or in would have been long ago in jails.

5. India needs more courts, judges, prosecutors, police stations, jails and police with modern training across the country to have speedy trials, decisions, investigations so that the corrupt do not get away.

6. The police and the CBI ought to be made independent of the Executive. The biggest cause of corruption in India is that the bureaucrats devise duress through laws so that people have to pay up to start a business or get a certificate or legitimate welfare benefits or a ration card. The Bribe Giver must be treated as a whistleblower. Ever wondered why bribe giving was made a crime? To criminalize potential witnesses to corruption and thereby protect the corrupt Indian babus who thrive on corruption!!! It is the same Indian babus who are educated who teach our illiterate politicians how to be corrupt!!!

7. The Indian citizens are not directly facing the corruption of the Prime Minister but of the corrupt police, village officers, civil supplies officers, and tax officers across our villages, towns, cities, street corners, collectorates, village offices which will not be solved by the Lok Pal Bill unless it is brought to every village police station premises.

8. Please don’t be fooled by Medha Patkar, Mallika Sarabhai, Swami Agnivesh, Santhosh Hegde, and Shanthi Bhushan unless they declare that their agenda is not to stall development in India under the cover of the anti-corruption campaign. I hope this is not to give an election fillip to Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi through a photo opportunity just before the polls like Mallika Sarabhai and Subhashini Ali did.


Please read the highlighted portions by clicking the link below;

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Should the Book on Gandhi by the Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Joseph Lelyveld be Banned?

The comments below are in response to Mr.Gopalakrishna Gandhi’s articles in the Hindustan Times of 29, 30 and 31 of March 2011. As you know Mr.Gopalakrishan Gandhi is a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and was removed from the directorship of a Gandhian Foundation in the USA for his outbursts against the Jewish people which Mahatma Gandhi himself would not have tolerated.

NO!!! The book should not be banned!!! Gandhi is my hero and will always be despite his failings. The next in line for me are Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Napoleon in the Western hemisphere. In the East I have other heroes like Valmiki and Vyasa and others. I have a complaint to make to the grand son of Mahatma Gandhi as below;

1. Did Gandhi have any clue that his anointment of Nehru would lead to a dynastic rule in India through the abuse of his surname?

2.Did Gandhi have any idea that the British were planning ahead of him to install their chosen heirs for India and indeed the whole of South Asia besides the former colonies who later became members of that organization headed by the British Monarch whilst claiming to uphold democracy? Please refer to the Commonwealth Charter to appreciate whether it was intended to perpetuate a rag tag colony for the ego of the British Monarch. The freedom struggle that Gandhi led was not to fight American Imperialism but British Imperialism but then how did it gradually became a fight against American Imperialism under the Nehru clan? Was this the so called Hindu extremists’ making or the communist Nehru’s making? Are you or your grandfather privy to all private communications/conversations between the British and the Nehru family?

3.Kripalani in his biography on Gandhi says that after Gandhi’s death Nehru shunned Indian advisors for Mountbatten which is corroborated by Harold McMillan’s (former British Prime Minister) diaries wherein he claims, “the atrocities the Mountbatten’s did on India was horrendous”

4. Even if your theory about the Hindu extremists killed Gandhi could be right neither you nor Gandhi were investigators of any standing. Could it be the British behind Gandhi’s assassination just like their influence in getting even the Nobel Committee deny Gandhi the Nobel Prize five times? The employee/employer relationship between Rabindranath Tagore’s family and their connection to Rajaram Mohan Roy who is buried in Bristol in Britain are all well known. Brahmo Samaj was founded by Rajaram Mohan Roy who is an uncle of Tagore. The Janagana Mana Athi Nayaka of India at the time of its writing in 1911 was the British and no wonder Tagore got a Nobel Prize and the British scuttled Gandhi’s chance to get the Nobel Prize five times admitted by the Nobel Peace Committee some time in 2010. The translation of the Jana Gana Mana is available on Wiki Pedia through a Google search.

5.Please have a look at the dynastic rulers and dictatorships in South Asia and West Asia all of them have a deep rooted allegiance to Britain and European tax havens. the fake Gandhi’s in India, the Bhuttos in Pakistan, Bandaranaike in Sri Lanka, the Gaddaffi’s in Libya, the Mubarak’s in Egypt, the Azads and Hussein of Syria and Jordan whether through second homes, tax evasion or education or military training. Even Robert Mugabe was knighted by the John Major’s government before he became an international paraya (pariah). Does anyone in India know what Sonia Gandhi the most powerful person in India doing from 16 March to 21 March of 2011 in London? Even a holiday of the democratic leaders attract media coverage. As she is the most powerful person in India the people of India has a right to know what she was doing in London for 5 days? How did Motialal become such a wealthy lawyer, one of the wealthiest in the world under the British Raj when even today Clifford Chance the wealthiest law firm in the world cannot achieve number one position without the support of the British establishment?

6. We the people of India request you the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi whom we love not to allow your grandfather’s name to prop up a dynastic rule in India. This is the least we ask from you as there are already 460 government programs named after the Indira-Nehru dynasty who abuse your grandfather’s surname “Gandhi” besides all the prominent landmarks in all major cities be it JNU, IGNOU, JNPT, IGIA, to name a few.

7. Hindu extremism you allege is now mellowing Hindus also had a case as you ought to appreciate and unfortunately no body told the Muslims about the Hindu sufferings due to political correctness. If you can take out an injunction against the use of Mahatma Gandhi’s pictures by the dynastic ruling party in India to befool the nearly 50% illiterate Indian voters through unfair voter recognition and thus voter decision it would be a great service from you to India. Images for nearly 50% illiterate voters in India are what mould their perception and eventually decision making. I think Abraham Lincoln is from Springfield Illinois and you should be concerned about the dynastic slavery India is undergoing now through dynastic rule through the abuse of your grandfather’s surname. Accidents are one offs or rare incidents but when they repeat itself it is a pattern even under basic logic!!! The British the largest losers in human history always tried to divide the Hindus up to keep their empire going and has now become the world’s 5th largest economy from the first in early 1900 despite their Booker Prizes, Amnesty International, the BBC, the Oxfam etc with the active support of the Indian leftists and Naxals.

This book ban is to justify the banning of a book on Sonia Gandhi by a Spanish author. Even Kama sutra was not banned in ancient India!!! Banning is a Taliban policy and not good for any democratic country! The tragedy in India is even the election commission and police act as plaintiffs in defamation matters to prop up dynastic rulers. The rules prohibiting personal attacks on candidates is clearly a rule to protect Sonia/Rahul and the Indira-Nehru dynasty as such defamation ought to be a civil matter in all elections as in other sound democracies. No body banned personal attacks on Obama when he was a candidate in the last US elections as people have a right to know about the personality, friends, faith, policies, antecedents of political candidates as the voters are those who deserve protection from parting with their mandate through deception or misleading claims.

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Some Wonders of Indian Civilisation

It’s a pity that some vested interests only show Taj Mahal as the ultimate in Indian architecture which is a great disservice to those aspiring to appreciate art and architecture without prejudices. I hope you enjoy by clicking the links below;

This blog is a work in progress so please bear with me.



The purpose of this blog is just to provoke thinking-challenge our own thinking with an open mind. I came to the UK in 1996 with the history I was taught about India in tact. Once I began research for my second book I paid a closer attention to some of the stereotypical facts about India in light of several programmes on Indian history.

Just to compare the standard of Indian History taught in Indian schools I bought a travel guide on India. It was shocking to see that the Indian History books written by the so called eminent historians do not even have the academic standing of a travel guide publisher on India.

The travel guide I am talking about is “Eyewitness Travel Guides” by Dorling Kindersley or DK which is part of Penguin and a major supplier of school texts in Britain.

I think every Indian who wants to learn more about India should buy a copy of the DK’s Eye Witness Travel Guide on both India and Europe. It has pictorial details on many of the ancient Indian cities, the plan, photos, details of construction and scale legends and myths associated with it.

The drydocks of Lothal – carbon dated to 2500 BC- historical significance. The world’s oldest known dry dock proves that Indians had knowledge of navigation and shipbuilding techniques at least 2000 years earlier than the Greeks. Please see the link below;

The Submerged City in Bay of KambhatThe objects recovered from the site such as a stone slab with mysterious markings probably the earliest form of writing, the submerged city has streets, houses, staircases and temples and is carbon dated to circa 8000 BC. However many vested interests unlike DK and the link below do not want to recognise it as it will make them re-write the World History written for us by the victors. Please see the link below.

The Ajantha & Ellora Temples– They still call it Cave Temples but the fact of the matter is unlike the pyramids it was carved from top to bottom where the sculptors chiselled through 85,000 cubic meters (about 3 million cubic feet and is believed to be built in 8 century AD. This temple complex is 81 meter by47 meter and does not deserve to be called a cave temple.

The Adilaj Vav– In Gujarat could be called a Step Well or could be called one of the finest pieces of architecture and sculptoring depending upon one’s political correctness. Please see the link below. It was built around 1499 AD.

Another Intricately Carved Step Well in Gujarat- Remember working on granite is much harder than working on marble- Please compare this to the best swimming pools or roman baths anywhere in the world.

The Brihadhishwara Temple-Built around 1000 AD this temple has an octoganal single piece granite weighing 80 tonnes atop the Vimanah at a height of 66 meters or about 217 ft. The Discovery Channel had a programme on this temple a few years ago- wondering how they managed to lift an 80 tonne object to a height of 217 ft without electricity or crane.

It is many things contained in the DK’s Travel Guides on India which might have influenced the world’s best brains to extol the relative merits of Indian civilisation and philosophy as illustrated in one of my earlier blogs. Please see the link below.

I tried to add the link for Belur-Halebeedu which is a UNESCO protected heritage but it is not working out. Anyone interested can search Belur-Halebeedu Google images to see the craftsmanship of the amazing architects, artisans and sculptors of this gem of a heritage.

There is more to add to this blog in due course.

Would love to receive your comments, criticisms etc.

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Bill Gates Charity Letter of 2011 Unresolved Issues

I wished there were a section for people to comment on Bill Gates Letter for 2011! With all due respect to Bill Gates (He is an icon for humanity, a philosopher but with wealth, a thinker, an empathetic billionaire and above all a role model for humanity, a revolutionary of Gandhian/Martin Luther King proportions and above all a great human being and I pray God gives us more people like Bill Gates but these are my personal views on Bill Gates and I am not going allow my following views on his 2011 letter.

Therefore with great admiration I dare to criticise Bill Gates on the issues he raised up to the section (Miracles of Vaccines) in his letter as follows;

1. Gate’s demand for more AID pledges from the rich countries whilst being an issue ignores the problem of under utilization of AID in many of the developing countries. For instance India is still hoarding about $20 billion in AID received and is paying millions in fines for that according to a report in the Indian media upon which I had responded through Twitter. Under utilization of AID is not a political or legislative issue but plain negligence. If AID recipients are responsible for under utilization of AID then AID givers too could be responsible for lack of monitoring and auditing in a double entry system of accounting. If stakeholder (shareholder) investment were to have been under utilized legitimated questions would have been raised in shareholder meetings.

2. The issues in paragraph 1 above if were left unaddressed could become serious speed breakers and road blocks to the Health & Prosperity goals Bill Gates speaks about. Many charities and foundations set up by visionary “do gooders” often hide under political and legislative reasons not to address the issues in paragraph 1 above. At this moment in time there is only one Bill Gates and the chances of humanity having another Bill Gates in the coming years is very bleak considering the global economic turmoil so what needs to be said has to be said.

3. There is no dispute on the intrinsic merits of increasing AID but only its effective use. Without giving country wide or country specific data I can say that there are charities in certain countries in the West who hoard $120 billion in their charitable foundations some of which could have been collected by showing heart wrenching pictures of poverty, famine, disasters, illiteracy, disease, natural disasters affecting both humans and animals. The humanity expects from Bill Gates to run a charity which is different from all other charities in its reach and healing instead of following the templates of existing charities which were once set up by great humanitarians like Bill Gates himself but in a different decade and age. Institutions do suffer from value erosion like individuals and unless this is dealt with goals will remain as goals either unaccomplished or part accomplished. Eradication of polio and eradication of the depreciation in charity goals therefore assume equal importance. It is conceded the Bill Gates foundation may not be able to indulge in direct political or legislative action where their humanitarian activities in developing countries could be frustrated through such interference or involvement as the case may be. But Bill and Melinda Foundation could not have been banned from funding researches in to such issues. In Kerala, India where I grew up we have saying roughly translated in to English means, “There is no hope for a farmer when even the fence starts eating the crops”, “There is no point in filling a leaking pot with water”.

4. Bill Gates for me is a philosopher because he knew the intrinsic worth of giving. In Hinduism it is called renunciation. There were Maharajas and emperors in India before Christ like Parikshit, Chandra Gupta and Ashoka who even gave up their Kingdoms to embrace sanyasa or renunciation of all their wealth believing that humanity would follow their path in sorting out human problems. It unfortunately did not happen. Renunciation of these great men became an opportunity for opportunistic men who succeeded them and nothing happened. Humanity was back to square one.

5. I reserve my comments about the Polio Campaign in the USA to another paragraph below

6. It is still a pity that India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have Polio cases. Could it be due to the issues raised in paragraph 1 to 5 above is left to the deliberation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (“the Foundation”)

7. It is wrong to state that people need to be more charitable in an age of charitable excess where no body has a proper figure on the charity lavished on humanity in the past five to six decades involving trillions of dollars more than the founding capital of the Foundation. Yet diseases, poverty, homelessness all come back to haunt us. In the Holy Bible there is the parable of “Widow’s Mite” everyone contributed but poverty, disease, homelessness are all still there on our tree screens as if nothing had happened before to sort out these issues. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence” and it is so true even today despite trillions of dollars of over funding of charities. The $720 million short fall for polio eradication projected by the Foundation ought to be seen in this context.

8. It is up to the Foundation to evaluate whether its noble goals of prevention of death and disability due to Polio incidence the four countries are being hampered in any way due to the issues raised in paragraph 1 to 7 above considering the fact that only 1% of the infected develop disability and/or progress to death whilst they can infect others. Eradication of polio is not a quick fix but a sure fix that humanity deserves and the humanity of faceless and voiceless millions are looking up to the Foundation to do something different from the renunciation and charitable empathetic giving that has been going on for centuries. Please also refer to paragraph 4 and 7 above.

9. There cannot be any dispute against the projections of a $50 billion saving from Polio eradication alone but the billion dollar question is what could be the cumulative saving for humanity from solving preventable diseases, deaths, homelessness, joblessness, accidents, negligent health care etc. There are no projections of these eventualities in Bill Gates’ letters.

10. The “Resolve and Courage” of leadership in prevention and eradication of Polio referred to in Bill Gates Letter for 2011 is also relevant to the purposes of paragraph 1 to 9 above. The marchers in the “March of Dimes” some 50 years ago in the USA that Bill Gates witnessed had such lofty ideals although they were not as wealthy as Bill Gates or Warren Buffet. In that spirit of “March of Dimes” the citizens of the USA might have donated trillions of dollars in philanthropy to “Save the World/Humanity” and their disadvantaged brethren but it all disappeared in to a vacuum of underperformance and diminishing returns as evidenced by the charity collections going on today. Charity ought to be a stop gap arrangement and not an ad infinitum business venture of charity dependence to save the charities from extinction like the dinosaurs.

11. Humanity and humility as enunciated in Bill Gates’ 2011 letter does not mean fatalism even for charitable purposes and the philosophy is the need of the hour. The reduction of Polio spastics of 741 to 41 and 388 to 41 for Nigeria and India whilst being impressive if such a comparative study/auditing is done for the impact of other preventable diseases including those caused through lack of information, awareness, negligence, professional negligence………..then perhaps this world could become a paradise. I know it is naive to think in these lines but you thought in these lines when you dropped out Harvard and presented before the world the “Microsoft”- micro but soft windows for all of us to interact with our brothers and sisters in the wider world. There were days when I wished I were born as your gardener/driver/dustman……………but destiny made me a lawyer with dual qualifications with a heart that can identify with people from my backgrounds.

12. Your points about significant and co-ordinate leadership and resourcefulness I believe could be relevant to paragraphs 1 to 11 above.

13. Your emphasis on empathetic efficiency is the need of the hour and the humanity expects from one of its heroes to deliver the entire hero is spending his own resources for the benefit of the humanity!!! In Kerala, India where I come from even the beggars toss back miniscule alms as it is so insulting to them. I have been a victim of that several times in 2005 when I was with my mother during a vacation from the UK from July to October 2005. I remember watching Bill Gates on NDTV in the company of Narain Murthy of Infosys advising the audience before him besides his global Indian audience, “The World Depends on the USA Getting Certain Things Right” now it is up to Bill Gates to consider whether it is relevant for the humanity to expect certain things for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation getting right or are they going to be another Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations, Oxfams, Green Peaces and millions of other charities who simply trade poverty porn to get donations!!!

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How the World’s Best Brains Described India Whilst the Modern Oxbridge Injected Contempt for India Aided by the BBC?

A reader of my blog a while ago forwarded to me the following commentary on Indian Civilisation and Heritage by a galaxy of the best brains in the world. The Copy right for these quotations belongs to my friend as I am only a reflector. Before these great men Darwin, Marx and Hawking’s and their “apostles”, “devotees”, “believers”, “followers” and “fans” foisted by the modern Oxbridge and the BBC are mere puny mediocre intellectual fraudsters deceiving history and humanity as a whole!!!

Please see below to appreciate what I am speaking about;

T. S. Eliot – great American poet, -philosopher, critic

Indian philosophers’ subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.

François M Voltaire(1694-1774) – France’s greatest writers and philosopher

I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the ganga — astronomy, astrology, spiritualism, etc. it is very important to note that some 2,500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the ganga to learn geometry…but he

would certainly not have undertaken such a strange journey had the reputation of the Brahmins’ science not been long established in Europe…

Mark Twain(1835-1910) American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer

India is the land of religions, cradle of human race, birthplace of human speech,

grandmother of legend, great grandmother of tradition. The land that men with

intellectual bent desire to see and having seen once even by a glimpse, would not give

that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the globe combined.

Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882) great – American author, essayist, – lecturer, Unitarian minister

The Vedas taught me. in them I have found eternal compensation, unfathomable power, and unbroken peace.

Julius R Oppenheimer (1904-1967) one of the world’s greatest physicists, known as ‘the father of the atomic bomb’

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.

The Gita, the most beautiful philosophical song existing in any known tongue.

Albert Einsteinone of the greatest scientists, philosopher, received Nobel Prize for his ‘theory of relativity’.

We owe a lot to Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have ever been made.

Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803), – great German philosopher, poet and critic

Mankind’s origins can be traced to India, where the human mind

got the first shapes of wisdom and virtue with a simplicity, strength and sublimity which has – frankly spoken – nothing, nothing at all equivalent in our philosophical, cold European world.

The Veda was the most precious gift for which the west had ever been

indebted to the east

Friedrich Hegel – (1770-1831), great German philosopher

It strikes everyone in beginning to form an acquaintance with the treasures of Indian

literature, that a land so rich in intellectual products and those of the profoundest order of thought… India has created a special momentum in world history as a country to be searched for knowledge.

India has created a special momentum in world history as a country to be searched for knowledge.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) great dramatist, Nobel laureate in literature

The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We western veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the creator’s hand.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), one of the greatest German philosopher and writer

In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the

Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life; and it will be the solace of my death. They are the product of the highest wisdom.

Frederic von Schlegel (1772-1829), German writer, critic philosopher, philologist, the most prominent founder of German romanticism

There is no language in the world, even Greek, which has the clarity and the

Philosophical precision of Sanskrit and this great India is not only at the origin of everything she is superior in everything, intellectually, religiously or politically and even the Greek heritage seems pale in comparison.

The ancient Indians possessed knowledge of the true god; conceived and expressed in noble, clear and grand language…even the loftiest philosophy of the Europeans, the idealization of reason, as set forth by the Greeks, appears in comparison with the abundant light and vigor of oriental idealism, like a feeble spark in the full flood of the noonday sun.

Everything without exception is of Indian origin. Whether directly or indirectly, all nations are originally nothing but Indian colonies.

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) British philosopher, mathematician best known for his work in mathematical logic and the philosophy

The vastest knowledge of today cannot transcend the buddhi (intellect) of the rishis (saints) in ancient India; and science, in its most advanced stage now, is closer to Vedanta than ever before.

Fritjof Capra physicist and systems theorist, a founding director of the center for ecoliteracy, USA

To the Indian rishis the divine play was the evolution of the cosmos through countless aeons. There is an infinite number of creations in an infinite universe. The rishis gave the name Kalpa to the unimaginable span of time between the beginning and the end of

creation. (One Kalpa is about 4,320,000 years).

The scale of this ancient myth is indeed staggering; it has taken the human mind more than two thousand years to come up again with a similar concept.

H. G. wells (1866-1946), English prolific writer and philosopher

This makes Hinduism the most tolerant religion in the world, because its one transcendent god includes all possible gods. In fact Hinduism is so elastic and so subtle that the most profound Methodist, and crudest idolater, are equally at home with it.

Hinduism is synonymous with humanism.

That is its essence and its great liberating quality.

There is space in its philosophy for everyone, which is one reason

Why India is a home

to every single religion in the world.

Herman Hesse (1877-1962) German poet and novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1946

The marvel of the Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), great American philosopher, writer, Unitarian, social critic, transcendentalist

In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial.

What extracts from the Vedas I have read fall on me like the light of

A higher and purer luminary, which describes a loftier course through

purer stratum. It rises on me like the full moon after the stars have come out,

wading through some far stratum in the sky.

Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some

unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. in the great teaching of

The Vedas, there is no touch of

sectarianism. It is of all ages, climes and nationalities and is

the royal road for the

attainment of the great knowledge. When I am at it, I feel

That I am under the spangled

Heavens of a summer night.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) English novelist and critic and philosopher

Hinduism, the perennial philosophy that is at the core of all religions.

Lord Curzon (1859-1925) British statesman, viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905, and later became chancellor of ‘Oxford University’

India has left a deeper mark upon the history, the philosophy, and the religion of mankind, than any other terrestrial unit in the universe.

Romaine Rolland (1866-1944) a great French writer, dramatist, critics, historian, Nobel laureate

Religious faith in the case of the Hinduism has never been allowed to run counter to scientific laws, moreover the former is

never made a condition for the knowledge they

teach, but there are always scrupulously careful to take into consideration the possibility

that by reason both the agnostic and atheist may

attain truth in their own way.

William Butler Yeats (1856-1939) Irish poet, dramatist, and essayist and Nobel laureate

It was only my first meeting with the Indian philosophy that confirmed my vague

speculations and seemed at once logical and boundless.

Paul William Roberts, professor at oxford, award-winning television writer, producer, journalist, critic and novelist

The Vedas still represent eternal truth in the purest form ever written.

and they are what drew me to India in the first place, what kept me there,

and what draws me back still.

Jean-Sylvain Bailly great French astronomer who calculated the orbit for the Hailey’s comet

The Hindu systems of astronomy are by far the oldest and that from which the Egyptians, Greek, Romans and – even the Jews derived from the Hindus their knowledge.

the motion of the stars calculated by the Hindus before some 4500 years vary not even a single minute from the tables of Cassini and Meyer (used in the18th century).

Mark Tully former BBC correspondent in India, author

But I do profoundly believe that India needs to be able to say with pride, ‘yes, our civilization has a Hindu base to it.

Pierre Simon de Laplace (1749-1827) French mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, a contemporary of napoleon, best known for his nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system

it is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by ten symbols, each receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value, a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit.

Brian David Josephson – (1940 – ) welsh physicist, the youngest Nobel laureate

The Vedanta and the Sankhya hold the key to the laws of mind and

thought process which is co-related to the quantum field, i.e. the operation and distribution of particles at atomic and molecular levels.

August Wilhelm von Schlegel (1767-1845) a German scholar, poet, critic

Even the loftiest philosophy of the Europeans appears like a

feeble spark before the Vedanta.

A. E. George Russell (1867 – 1935) poet, artist, and mystic, a leading figure in the Irish

literary renaissance of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

The Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads contain such god-like fullness of wisdom on all things that I feel the authors must have looked with calm remembrance back through a thousand passionate lives, full of feverish strife for and with shadows, ere they could

have written with such certainty of things which the soul feels to be sure.

Alexander M. Kadakin – former Russian ambassador in India

India seems to be specially designed by the god to defy all prognoses and theories. My heart remains here but all my India will travel back along with me, needing no extra

space in the plane. and new ones will appear when I return.

Charles H. Townes (1925-), American, Nobel prize-winning, worked extensively during

World War II in designing radar bombing systems, invented the microwave-emitting

Indian students should value their religious culture and of course, the classical Indian culture bears importantly on the meaning of life and values. I would not separate the two. To separate science and Indian culture would be harmful. …I don’t think it is

practical to keep scientific and spiritual culture separate.

Alan Watts (1915-1973) English philosopher, prolific writer

to the philosophers of India, however, ‘relativity’ is no new discovery, just as the concept of light years is no matter for astonishment to people used to thinking of time in millions of kalpas, (one kalpa is about 4,320,000 years).

John Archibald Wheeler (1911 – 2008) American physicist, the first involved in the

theoretical development of the atomic bomb and first to coin the ‘black hole’ who later

occupies the chair that was held by Einstein

I like to think that someone will trace how the deepest thinking of India

made its way to Greece and from there to the philosophy of our times.

It is curious that people like Schrödinger, Niels Bohr, and Oppenheimer were

Upanishad scholars.

Lin Yutang (1895-1976) great Chinese scholar, prolific writer

India was china’s teacher in religion and imaginative literature,

and the world’s teacher in trigonometry, quadratic

Equations, grammar, phonetics, Arabian nights, animal

Fables, chess, as well as in philosophy, and that she

inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, herder,

Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop.

Erwin Schrödinger (1887–1961) Austrian physicist awarded Nobel Prize for his

invention of wave mechanics

This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of

This entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so

constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance.

This, as we know, is what the Brahmins express in

that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear;

‘tat tvam asi ’, this is you. or,

again, in such words as “I am in the east and the west,

I am above and below, I am this entire world.

Queen Fredericka of Greece, wife of king Paul of Greece

I envy the Indians.

while Greece is the country of my birth,

India is the country of my soul.

Pierre Sonnerat (1748 – 1814) French naturalist and author

Ancient India gave to the world its religions and

philosophies. Egypt and Greece owe India their wisdom and it is known that Pythagoras went to India to study

under Brahmins, who were the most enlightened of

human beings.

Wilhelm von Humboldt(1767- 1835) Prussian minister of education, a brilliant linguist

and the founder of the science of general linguistics

the Gita, the most beautiful, perhaps the only true

philosophical song existing in any

known tongue…. perhaps the deepest and loftiest

thing the world has to show.

Lord Warren Hastings (1754-1826), the first governor general of British India

I do not hesitate to pronounce the Gita a performance of great originality, of sublimity of

conception, reasoning and diction almost unequalled; and a single exception, amongst

all the known religions of mankind.

Andrew Tomas (1906- 2001) an Australian UFO pioneer, author of several physics,

Astronomy and spiritual books

the atomic structure of matter is mentioned in the

Hindu treatises vaisesika and nyaya.

The yoga Vasishta says: —– there are vast worlds

within the hollows of each atom,

multifarious as the specks in a sunbeam —–

which we have assumed now as true.

Juan Mascaro (1897 – 1987) taught at Oxford University

the greatness of the Bhagavad Gita is the greatness of the universe, but even as the wonder of the stars in heaven only reveals itself in the silence of the night, the wonder of

This poem only reveals itself in the silence of the soul.

Hun Shih (1891-1962), Chinese philosopher and author

Never before had china seen a religion so rich in imagery, so beautiful and captivating

in ritualism and so bold in cosmological and metaphysical speculations. She begged and

borrowed them all freely from this munificent Indians. China’s indebtedness to India can

never be fully told.

Dr. Carl Sagan (1934-1996) most famous modern astrophysicist

The Hinduism is the only one of the world’s greatest faiths dedicated to the idea that the

cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths.

It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond, to those of modern scientific


C E M Joad (1891-1953) British philosopher, author, teacher

The thought of the Upanishads is bold

and free, and their general conclusion is that mystical experience

is the pathway to reality?

Count Hermann Keyserling (1880-1946) great Estonian philosopher, first to conceive

and promote a planetary culture, founder of the school of wisdom

India has produced the profoundest metaphysics that we can hardly imagine of.

Victor Cousin (1792-1867) great French philosopher

When we read with attention the poetical and philosophical monuments of India, we

discover there are endless truths, and truths so profound, and which make such a

contrast with the meanness of the results at which European genius has sometimes

stopped, that we are constrained to bend the knee before the philosophy of the east, and

to see in this cradle of the human race the native land of the highest philosophy.

Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933) a great writer, socialist, George Bernard Shaw

regarded her as the ‘greatest woman public speaker of her time’

after a study of some forty years and more of the great religions of the world, I find

none so perfect, none so scientific, none so philosophical and none so spiritual than the

great religion known by the name of Hinduism.

India is the mother of all religions. in her are combined science and religion in perfect

harmony, and it is India that shall be again the spiritual mother of the world.

Dr. Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889-1975) great British historian. His massive research

was published in 12 volumes between 1934 and 1961 titled as `a study of history’

at this supremely dangerous moment in human history, the only way of salvation is the

ancient Hindu way. Here we have the attitude and spirit that can make it possible for

The human race to grow together in to a single family.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) a great Belgian writer and Nobel laureate

have we not here the whole of Darwinian evolution confirmed by geology and foreseen

at least 6,000 years ago? On the other hand, is this not the theory of? Akasa which we

more clumsily call the ether, the sole source of all substances, to which our science is

returning? But the scientific ether is not precisely the Hindu Akasa which is much more

subtle and immaterial being a sort of spiritual element or divine energy, space

uncreated, imperishable, and infinite.

David Bohm American, one of the world’s greatest quantum mechanical physicists and


One would say atman is more like the meaning. but then what is meant would be

Brahman, I suppose; the identity of consciousness and cosmos….this claims that the

meaning and what is meant are ultimately one, which is the phrase atman equals

Brahman of classical Hindu philosophy.

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Latin, English and Sanskrit Besides Sub Prime History Written By the Victors

Latin, English and Sanskrit Besides Sub Prime History Written By the Victors

I think it is wrong to hide the influence of Sanskrit on English, Latin and other Indo-European languages. Kalidaasa’s Shakunthalam and Goethe’s Sakontala may not be that different after all. The Vedas, Puranas, Itihaasas, Upanishad’s and the Five Books of Moses and the Old Testament and the New Testament may not be that dissimilar either.

From these premises I believe learning Sanskrit is eminently more sensible than learning Latin. Many people blindly believe Greek and Latin alone is responsible for the English etymology. This belief could be due to the fact that in English dictionaries the etymology of most English words is shown as Greek & Latin or French & German. The Sanskrit connection is often ignored or sidelined either due to ignorance, bigotry, intellectual racism or all of them. Some others can’t even make the connection between English and the rest of the Indo-European family of languages although it is the largest language family in the world spoken by the largest number of people in Asia and Europe even according to several Encyclopedias.

In a world of ideological divide and academic expediency what is forgotten are the true connections between the Indo-European languages. It is believed that the Silk Road has been in existence for about 4500 years or so connecting Europe with Asia which in a sense laid the foundations of the modern world as we know it.

For some the Silk Road unfortunately was a mere ” spice road/curry trade route” involving some spices like cloves, cinnamon, pepper, turmeric or a luxury trade involving silk, sahutosh, pashmina, cashmere, diamonds, pearls, saphron, precious stones etc! Was it also a “Skills Road as it was in Asia that most of humanity’s first innovations happened? The Silk Road/Silk Route or whatever that infrastructure is called allowed Europe to learn about the religions like Hinduism (the oldest of major religions), Judaism, Budhism, Jainism, Christianity, and Islam which all originated in Asia. Jesus Christ was a rebel Jewish Rabbi born in Asia (Israel/Palestine) and whether he has had blonde hair or not is not the issue the issue is about the assimilation of languages, cultures, philosophies, science between the the two continents.

Please bear in mind how the European colonialists rewrote the history of humanity since the early 1700s to this day using their techonological and economic advantage in the form of printing presses, industrial revolution, typewritters to the computer. Until 1700 AD both India and China together had a global GDP share of 70% which in India’s case shrunk to 0.8% by 1991 and China’s to less than India’s in 1947. Please keep in mind the denigration inflicted on both India and China by the European print and television media using both the so called experts from Europe in tandem with the hired Indian and Chinese experts. The typical Indian and Chinese pictures of 1990s that of the cyclists on Chinese roads or that of the Hindu monks in bathing ghats in Varanasi or that of snake charmers to name a few were all part of a pattern like a pattern of dictatorships and dynastic rulers in the developing world mostly educated in British universities like in the case of the Indira-Nehru dynasty of India, the Bhuttos of Pakistan, the Husseins and Azads of Jordan and Syria. Ever wondered why all the Indian born Booker Prize Winners are all staunch British supporters, Hindu haters and Islamic sympathisers! Ever wondered why Khalid Muhammed Sheik the architect of September 11 terrorist attacks on New York was educated in London School of Economics? The London School of Economics is hotbed of Islamic terrorism according to several reports by UK Sunday Times!

In its hey day the British establishment through their charitable, human rights and other organisations were the chief brand ambassadors, benefactors and alibi makers for the Kasmiri and Sikh militants. One should also take note why only the Taj Mahal is shown and celebrated as the only architectural marvel whilst there are thousands of Indian temples and palaces some of which beat Taj Mahal in its aesthetic and architectural fete. The key to creating Divide and Rule whether in a family or a nation is by favouring one against the other without which no one can create Divide and Rule. Please also appreciate why the Western Europeans who derisively call the Eastern Europeans have no qualms in claiming that the foundation of Western Civilisation was laid by Greece which is easterly of even Eastern Europe. Another case in point of this historical, cultural, linguistic, civilisational denigration through distortion and misrepresentation is the name given to South Asians in Britain. South Asians from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh are called “Asians” whilst Japan, South Korea, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia and in short all the major forex buyers are in Asia. The finest example of the European colonial mindset is the British Monarch annointing British and pliable foreign nationals as Lords, Knights, Commanders, Officers and Dames of the Empire. The British leftists like leftists everywhere are anti heritage like the Islamic fundamentalists as evidenced by Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Stalin’s Russification, the blowing up of the Bamiyan Buddha in Afghanistan by the Taliban. The British charity industry works in tandem with the foreign office controlled BBC and the British education industry. Sorry for going on about this context whilst the theme of this blog is about looking at how English borrowed so heavily from Sanksrit. If “Nein” in German is the English equivalent of “No” and Jagnath is good for juggernaut many of the Sanskrit words in this blog do qualify for this etymological study.

I therefore believe that there is more connection between Sanskrit, Latin and English than projected by vested interests and the historians of the victors as Latin is also an Indo-European language. I am not an expert in Latin (my Latin learning confined to mere botanical and zoological names plus legal terms etc). However I believe it is order to give the similarities between English and Sanskrit (Some Sanskrit words are difficult to be spelt in English as the former has 48 letters whilst the latter has only 26. The differences in the pronunciation of “C”, “kicking Ka” “Curly Ka” “J” and “G” in English may be an issue for some. Sanskrit is not a simplistic or simpleton’s alphabet with only vowels and consonants but has vowels and consonants with complex Gutturals, Palatals, Cerebrals, Dentals, Labials, Sibilants and Aspirates. Please also do appreciate that most of the words given in this blog are based on the starting sound of the words represented by the respective Sanskrit and English alphabets. It is believed that to have a normal conversation or writing letters one needs only a five hundred word strong vocabulary assuming grammar, pronunciation etc are properly used. Simply because the modern numerals looks like Arabic numerals there was no need to sever the connection between the Sanskrit numerals and Arabic numerals either as there was no historical or scientific reason to do so except when history and study of languages is subservient to colonial bigotry. I will try to give my best shot to compare English and Sanskrit as below;

English – Sanskrit

Mother Mathar

Father Pithar

Brother Brathar

Sister Svasar

Daughter Duhitar

Son Sud

Navy Nav (Naavig)

Nine Nau/Nav

New Nava

Diva Divine Devi/Dev

Duo/Duvet/Dual Dvaya

Two Dva

Three/Trinity/Trident Thri/Thraya/Trishul

Same Sama

Cereal Siri

Dental Denda

Rhythm Rtham

Saint Sant

Bad Name/Bad Smell Badnam/Badbu

Better Behethr

Province Pravshya

Prophet Pravachak

Primitive Prachin/Pouranik

Ambrosia Amrut

Vicious/Poisonous Vish

Preserve(Protect) Pare

Prime Pradhan/Pramukh

Immortal Amarath

Sun Soma/Surya/Sooraj

Nose (Nasal) Nasika

Pail (Pail of ) Pyala

Arrogance Ahamkar

Saturn Shani

Challenge Chunnothi

Boy Balak

Coward Khayal

Prayer Prarthan

Day Divas/Din

Nail Nakh

Cot Cutti

Beat Betayi

Cut Cutiya

Worried Wihilith

Arrow Asthra (Astra)

Adidas Aadhidas

Looks like Lagtha

Sorrow Sankad

Heart Hrut

Serve Seva

Word Vachan/Vak

Atom Anu

Propagation Prasaran

Shame Sharam

Shelter Sharan

Homicide Hatya

Genocide Janahatya

Geno/genesis Janma

Senate Sabha

Magical/Magician/Magic Maya/Mayavi

Magical/Mandrek Mantrik

Secure Surakshith

Insecure Asurakshith

Sage Sadhu

Sea Sagar

Mouth Moo

Moustache Moosh

Strength Shakth

End Andh

Serenity/Shalom Shanthi

Priest Pathiri/Pujari/Purohit

Protect Parithranaya

Door Dwar

Servant/Service Sevak/Seva

Means (means this) Mane

Attack Aakraman

Pious Pavitr

Atrocity Athyachar

Hey He

Rose Roja

Coward Khayal

Chest Chathi

Beat Beati

Tamborine Tamburu

Gehenna(Bible) Gehan/Gahari

Wisdom/Wise Vivek/Vivakshi

Matter Mathr

Swastik Swastika

Aryan Aryan (Not to be confused with Sir William Jone’s Aryan Theory)

Even Eva

Nose Nasika

What Yat

Name Naama/Nam (as in nomenclature)

Hand Hasth

Vow Vaada/Vruth

Supreme Sattamam

Path Patha

Feet Paada (as in podiatry)

Myth as in mythology Mythya

Mirage Maya

Self Sva/m Swayam

Ignorance Agyan (Agnostic)

Avatar (movie) Avathar

Man (as in mankind) Manav

Negate Nih (as in annihilate)

No Na

Never Na

Nano Nanna

Mind Mana/h

Math (as in mathematics) – Mat (Hindu monastry)

Serpent Sarpa

Me Mam

Thee Thvam

You Tu (as in Ye tu Brutus- You too Brutus)

Those Tam

Mine Mama

In me Mayi

They Te

It/This Ithi/Idam

That Tat

It Id

From that/Therefore Thatam

Bind (as in bound together) Bandh

Bondage Bhandam

Vocabulary Vak/Vachan

What yeth

Stanza Sloka

Sthitha/Sthithi Position/Situ (as in situ)

Stine (as in Palestine) Stan (as in Pakistan/Uzebekistan)

Kamosh Calm

Here Ihar

Protest Pradhished

Baby/Boy Baalak

Yuv Youth

New Nava

Navel Naabhi

Octo Astha

Decem Dasham

Centam Satam

Percentage Prati Shat

Curriculam Gurukul

Guru Guru

Mantra Manthra

Kushi Cushy

Naughty Narked

Naked Nagna

Mandate Matdhan

Part (as in chapter) Parv

Attack Aakraman

Go Bhago/Ja (with a G sound)

Upper Ooper

Crow Kauva

Anonymous Anjan

Shine Shaan

Vision Viksha

Start Shurvat

Science Shastr

Prophecy Pravchan

Prophet Pravachak

Widow Widhwa

Daring Dheer

Destiny Dheev

Look Dek

Senate Sansad

Sound Sabd

Sonar Sana

Anxious Aakamsh

Peter (Hebrew meaning Stone) Pathar (coal is kala pathar in Sanskrit/ black rock)

Gehenna ( Deep Valley Bible) Gehen

Scriptures Sruti

Shura (as in Islamic Shura) Sura (thesis)

Burden Bhara/Bloj

Dangerous Dharunam

Presented (as in shown)- Pradarshitham

Upper/Higher Unnatham

Prompted Proktam

Three Trin

Population/Subjects Prajam

Duty Dharma

Angry Amarsha

Arrest Asadya

Eyes Aksham

Bound up Bandhva, babandha

Roped (as in bound up)- Rasanaya/Rajjva

Provoked Prokopit

Buddy Beedu

Youth Yuv/Yavvan

Naked/Nude Nagna

Relation Rishtha

Clan Kul

Page Panna

Part Parva

Bull Behel

Hand Haath

Corner Cona

Anarchy Arakshith

Road/Route Raastha

Gloom Gham

Please (v)- Prasan, Prasad, Preeth

No/Never Na

Ambrosia Amrut

Carnal Kaama

Cupid Kamadev

Pain Peeda

Genesis Janm

Loffer Lafangi

Adam Adi/Aaditya

Clear/Clean Kora

Suspicion Shanka

Near Najar

Madness Mast

Chest Chaathi

Sorrow/Sadness Sankhad

Flower Phool (fa as in philo)

Boy Baalak/Baal

Loot Lout

Jealous Jalna

Chivalrous Shoora

Meet Mil

Society Samaj

Daring Dhir

Star Sitara

Persevere Prayas

Penitance Prasidit

Prayer Prarthan

Negate Nih

Name Namna, Namni, Naam

Me Maya

Mirage Maaya

Supreme Sathamam

Even Eva/Evam

Me, mine, myself,my me/mey/mam/mat/mayi/mama

It/This Iva/Imam/Idam

Appear Abhati

Accurate Achuyutha

Sudden (all of a) Sahasa

Arrive Aagath

That/Him Tam

That Yat/Tat

Smile Smayan

Satisfied Santhusht

Utter Uktam/Uvacha

Born Bhu

Annihillate Avatiathi

Eight Ashta

Seven Saath

Four Char/Chatur

Chess Chathuranga/Chooth

Stanza Sloka

Unlimited Anantha

What Yat

Bind Bandh

Bondage Bandham

That/From that Thatam

Apart Anyatha

It Iti/Idam

Calm Kalmosh

Therefore/thereafter- Thatam

Situate Sthitha

Situation/Position Sthan

You Tu/Tethu

Service Susrush/surush/seva

They Te

All Akila

Kindness Krupam

Here Iha

Those/Him Tam

Curricullum Gurukul

Go Ga

Panacea Punati

Whatever Yat

How Yatho

Satisfied Samprupth

Persevere Parishram

Perfect/Complete Poorna

Possess/Acquire Praptha

No/Never/Not Na

Sa She

Made of Mayi

Capable Kalpa

Direction/Distance Dik/Door/Disha/Disham

Night Nisa

Day Din

That Time Thatha

Jesus (Lord) Isasya/Ishwar

There Tatra

Varied/Surprising Vichitra

Suddenly Sahasa

Aggrieved/pained Aathuram

Grave/Serious Gambhir

Sorrow Sucham

Ultra Sonic Agodharam

Difficult Dushkar

Unstable Asthir

(160 English words or words known to English speakers above is only a sample and not a word by word etymological research on English, Greek, Latin and other Indo-European languages and Sanskrit. The names of gods and goddess pirated by the Greeks and Romans from Sanskrit counterparts are not reproduced here as they are older than both the Greek and Roman gods even if Sir William Jones’ theory of Aryan Invasion of India in 1500 BC is to be accepted as the Gospel truth as they predate Homer and Pythogoras by atleast seven centuries. Furthermore, Shiva the Indian god has about 1000 synonyms whilst Zeus the puny God of the Greeks is caught out by the trail of gods of similar names from India upto Greece via Eastern Europe including through Poland even according to a dictionary of Mythology by J A Coleman (a British military guy turned historian of selective mythology) Anyone like Frederic von Schlegel with the ability to think freely from Germany but not under a compulsion to perpetuate the British empire in India on the orders of their London Head Quarters like Sir William Jones the author of the Aryan Theory could be more closer to the truth as the Aryans after they took their so called Sanskrit language from Central Asia to India did not write any books of a remotely intellectual calibre as that of the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Shakunthalam are all pointers for researchers to bury Sir William Jones for good unless they want to play the Divide & Rule politics of subservience under the cover of their so called historical research which resembles their sub prime research on modern economics of credit crunch!!! Please appreciate my logic as reflected by Federic von Schlegel as below or see the list of great men who support my theory against Sir William Jones/ the BBC/the Indian Booker Prize winners by having a look at my blog “What the world’s best brains said about ancient India”

Frederic von Schlegel (1772-1829), German writer, critic philosopher, philologist, the most prominent founder of German romanticism

There is no language in the world, even Greek, which has the clarity and the

Philosophical precision of Sanskrit and this great India is not only at the origin of everything she is superior in everything, intellectually, religiously or politically and even the Greek heritage seems pale in comparison.

The ancient Indians possessed knowledge of the true god; conceived and expressed in noble, clear and grand language…even the loftiest philosophy of the Europeans, the idealization of reason, as set forth by the Greeks, appears in comparison with the abundant light and vigor of oriental idealism, like a feeble spark in the full flood of the noonday sun.

Everything without exception is of Indian origin. Whether directly or indirectly, all nations are originally nothing but Indian colonies”)

INDIAN AND WESTERN CALENDARS – The names of the Fifteen Moon Days – (the English meaning of the Sanskrit words in column one are given in brackets for comparisons)


THE HINDU AND WESTERN CALENDARS THE DAYS (The Bracketed Meanings in the First Column Represent the Literal Translation of Each Days- The copyright of Wikipedia is acknowledged for the section immediately below)

Vaasara refers to the days of the week and bear striking similarities with the names of the week in many western cultures:


Sanskrit name of the weekday↓

English & Latin names of the weekday↓

Celestial object↓


Ravi vāsara


Sunday/dies Solis

Ravi = Sun


Soma vāsara


Monday/dies Lunae

Soma = Moon


Mangala vāsara


Tuesday/dies Martis

Mangala = Mars


Budha vāsara


Wednesday/dies Mercurii

Budha = Mercury


Guru vāsara



Bruhaspati vāsara


Thursday/dies Iovis

Guru (Brihaspati) = Jupiter


Shukra vāsara


Friday/dies Veneris

Shukra = Venus


Shani vāsara


Saturday/dies Saturnis

Shani = Saturn

The term -vaasara is often abbreviated as vaara or vaar in Sanskrit-derived languages. There are many variations of the names in the regional languages, mostly using alternate names of the celestial bodies involved.


The ecliptic is divided into 73625252 nakshatras, which are variously called lunar houses or asterisms. These reflect the moon’s cycle against the fixed stars, 27 days and 7¾ hours, the fractional part being compensated by an intercalary 28th nakshatra. Nakshatra computation appears to have been well known at the time of the Rig Veda (2nd–1st millennium BCE).

The ecliptic is divided into the nakshatras eastwards starting from a reference point which is traditionally a point on the ecliptic directly opposite the star Spica called Chitrā in Sanskrit. (Other slightly different definitions exist.) It is called Meshādi or the “start of Aries“; this is when the equinox — where the ecliptic meets the equator — was in Aries (today it is in Pisces, 28 degrees before Aries starts). The difference between Meshādi and the present equinox is known as ayanāngsha or fraction of ecliptic. Given the 25,800 year cycle for the precession of the equinoxes, the equinox was directly opposite Spica in 285 CE, around the date of the Surya Siddhanta.[1][2]

The nakshatras with their corresponding regions of sky are given below, following Basham.[3] As always, there are many versions with minor differences. The names on the right-hand column give roughly the correspondence of the nakshatras to modern names of stars. Note that nakshatras are (in this context) not just single stars but are segments on the ecliptic characterised by one or more stars. Hence there are more than one star mentioned for each nakshatra.

Sanskrit name


Malayalam name


Tamil name


Western star name








β and γ Arietis








35, 39, and 41 Arietis
























λ, φ Orionis




Ātira or Tiruvātira

ആതിര (തിരുവാതിര)











Castor and Pollux








γ, δ and θ Cancri



आश्ळेषा / आश्लेषा





δ, ε, η, ρ, and σ Hydrae










Pūrva or Pūrva Phalgunī

पूर्व फाल्गुनी





δ and θ Leonis


Uttara or Uttara Phalgunī

उत्तर फाल्गुनी













α, β, γ, δ and ε Corvi




Chittira (Chitra)

ചിത്തിര (ചിത്ര)



















α, β, γ and ι Librae








β, δ and π Scorpionis




ṭṭa (Trikkēṭṭa)

കേട്ട (തൃക്കേട്ട)



α, σ, and τ Scorpionis








ε, ζ, η, θ, ι, κ, λ, μ and ν Scorpionis


Pūrva Ashādhā






δ and ε Sagittarii


Uttara Ashādhā






ζ and σ Sagittarii





ഓണം (തിരുവോണം)



α, β and γ Aquilae


Shravishthā or Dhanishta

श्रविष्ठा or धनिष्ठा





α to δ Delphinus


Shatabhishā or Shatataraka

शतभिषक् / शततारका





γ Aquarii


Pūrva Bhādrapadā

पूर्वभाद्रपदा / पूर्वप्रोष्ठपदा





α and β Pegasi


Uttara Bhādrapadā

उत्तरभाद्रपदा / उत्तरप्रोष्ठपदा





γ Pegasi and α Andromedae








ζ Piscium

An additional 28th intercalary nakshatra, Abhijit (अभिजित्)(α, ε and ζ LyraeVega – between Uttarasharha and Sravana. Last two (third and fourth) Padas of Uttrashada and first two (first and second) Padas of Sravana are considered to be Abhijit. Unless specifically mentioned it is not included in the list of the 27 constellations.

The nakshatra in which the moon lies at the time of sunrise of a day is the nakshatra for the day’s therefore obvious to an intelligent but independent mind that who copied whom in this saga!!! Was it the Aryans who came to India but did not bother to create anything literary of the magnitude of the Indians despite their superiority or the Greeks or the Romans or the Egyptians. The biggest question is who pirated whom to jump the historical and civilisational league tables?

Whilst history including history of languages written by victors may be titillating it creates complacency and complacency self delusion and defeat for the victims of such plagiarized history. This I believe is the philosophy behind the saying, “Pride Goes before a Fall”. The English dictionaries are teaching the children of the English speaking world a wrong etymology to suit their political ideology and are hurting their children in the long run whilst the sycophant historians are profiting and amassing awards, citations and recognition! The proof of the pudding is in the eating as in the spelling competitions done in the USA/UK where the native children are lagging behind the children from the Indian and Chinese families in both the USA and the UK.

If western soldiers are constantly taught that no body conquered Afghanistan and Russia they would grow up as soldiers, commanders and Defense Secretaries to believe it as a gospel truth. Of course Russia was conquered by the Huns, Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan; the Japanese just like the Romans and Greeks conquered “all of the entire known world”. Afghanistan was conquered by at least two Indian emperors Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka/Asoka besides the Huns and the Khans above. Alexander never conquered India and his so called benevolence of giving India back to the Indians as Lord Macaulay taught the Indians was simply to pump down Indian accomplishments and achievements to pump up British accomplishments through their western counterparts.

As regards the relative wealths of the Greeks with their olives, Egyptian with their cotton, babylons with their almonds, Romans with their grapes the best measurement is their relative trade baskets compared to ancient India. As regards their religions, gods, goddesses the relative religious scriptures they have and worhsips paractised today in these countries would testify the depth of their religions. Hinduism and Judaism withstood the invasions, oppressions, progroms, prosyletisation of the foreigners. What more the scriptures and srutis of the Jews and the Hindus and their temples/synagogues are still venerated by their devotees. What about the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Babylonians, Aztecs, Arabs etc? The true test of a religion is its deep rooted existence and not a fad which could have been copied from anywhere. Simply because the IPad is made in China today does not mean that the idea for the IPad originated in China. It may or may not have.

If ancient Indians could take Hinduism up to Sumatra and Malaka and built temples there they could have designed even the Egyptian pyramids. If Indians could have built Anghor Vatt in Cambodia and abandoned it for the French to discover it in the 18th century they could have travelled to Egypt. It is relevant to re-appraise the full impact of the musings of Strabos the Greek geographer who claimed that one ship sailed from India to Greece & Rome via Alexandria in the first century AD. The Romans were losing about 1% of their GDP to the luxury goods from India around that time.

This list of words above however is not an exhaustive list of all Sanskrit words similar to English but only teaser to prod others to investigate further. This sort of literary, religious, civilization, scientific connections between India and Europe could be the reason why some of the best brains in the world like Oppenheimer, Wheeler, Bailey, Voltaire, Mark Twain, Von Schlegel, Elliot, Heisenberg, Schopenhauer from diverse fields such as Physics to Literature and Philosophy eulogized and revered the ancient Indian Heritage. Sir William Jones (the author of the Aryan theory) a British colonial judge like Lord Macaulay (colonial educationalist in India) is definitely not in the league of these great men. For more information on this see my blog- What the Best Brains Said About Ancient Indian Heritage” by clicking the link below;

If you highlight the above link and then right click your mouse and then click on “search google for” the above link would be visible which would corroborate my what I have been saying above. I hope if one adopts an open mind to read through this post one can see the intellectual piracy of the Greeks (with their olives), Romans (with their wine), Egyptians (with their cotton), Babylonians (with their almonds/pistaccio) against the trade basket of India with diamonds, pearls, saffron, dhaka muslin, pashmina, spices, ivory which would still exceed the trade baskets of all these other countries in value terms!!! As said earlier the Romans were losing 1% of their GDP to their import of Indian luxury items had to pay the Indians in gold as the legal tender in an ancient barter scheme and even today India has the largest reserve of gold at 15,000 tons out of the 140,000 tons so far mined globally in their homes much maligned slums!!!

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