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  1. says: (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut

    Free read The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories characters ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sidin Vadukut Sidin Vadukut ´ 7 Summary A myth is far truer than a history for a history only gives a story of the shadows whereas a myth gives a story of the substances that cast the shadows The Sceptical Patriot as the title explains explores the tru

  2. says: (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut

    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut History it turns out is far complicated and interesting than it looksLet me begin this review with a disclaimer before I'm accused of bias None of the praise that might be directed towards this book stems from the admiration I have for Mr Vadukut's columns travelogues in Mint where he's an editor and none of the criticisms I migh

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    Free read The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories Sidin Vadukut ´ 7 Summary characters ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sidin Vadukut Dinanath Batra your move I somehow don't like Sidin Maybe because I found his Dork painfully unfunny or maybe because he didn't reply to me on Twitter once But I find him overrated As an author I still like his tweets So I was not pl

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut Though I was burned by the Dork book which I had to abandon I picked this one up because I thought the podcasts on Indian history were really good and filled a gap But it was a mistake I can think of hundred things wrong with this book starting right with its treatment narration content and general laziness not to mention glaringly obvious factual errors More on this later Any book with that many things wrong does not deserve to be bothered

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut Sidin Vadukut ´ 7 Summary characters ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sidin Vadukut I post this review with great trepidation for it seems most people have given the book rave reviewsI'd picked up The Sceptical Patriot with a lot of hope I thought the book would probably debunk a lot of myths that a typical Indian believes in The second part was that after being disappointed by Dork The Incredible Adventures of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese I was hoping that Mr Vadukut would be as amusing as he is on his twitter fee

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut Actually my problems with this book are manyfoldACould have definitely been shorterA lot of gibberish is added to make it

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut If you've ever received WhatsApp forwards or seen posts on social media extolling the virtues of ancient Indians and urging you to be proud of them because of the discoveries they made and wondered how much of what those posts say

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    characters ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sidin Vadukut Sidin Vadukut ´ 7 Summary Free read The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories Sidin Vadukut has found his niche methinks And boy has he nailed it Sidin’s The Sceptical Patriot is a racy fun read Writing non fiction is easy and tough at once It is easy because unlike fiction you needn’t design characters plot and story arcs It is tough because to make it engaging you need to move mountains Bill Bryson’s

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    Sidin Vadukut ´ 7 Summary (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut The author's inimitable style of writing does make this book a breezy readTo read on BrahmaguptaTaxilaPersepolis and other such esoteric topic

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories] Å Sidin Vadukut The articulation is unconventional and so is the approach to revisiting some historical events The author has the courage to term the legal system in India as uncommonly inefficient He goes on to add that For most Indians courts are bottomless pits of misery where you only go when you want to make sure that your law suit never achieves closure He doesn't even spare his own clan the journalists In the mind of Indian public journalists cur

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Free read The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories

characters The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Nd Did India really invent the zero Has it truly never invaded a foreign country in over 1000 years Did Indians actually invent plastic surgery before those insufferable Europeans The truth is interesting and complicated than you thin. If you ve ever received WhatsApp forwards or seen posts on social media extolling the virtues of ancient Indians and urging you to be proud of them because of the discoveries they made and wondered how much of what those posts say is true this is the book for youIn a style that s similar to conversing with someone in person the book takes some of the most propagated India facts and attempts to verify them And because that s not very patriotic the titleWas the zero India s contribution to the world Did plastic surgery originate here at the hands of Sushruta Was Sanskrit really thought to be a natural language easiest to use for computer programming These and other oft heard facts like them are put under the scanner and investigated with the help of historical sources and the internetIt s all done in a very entertaining way and that s why this is fun to read and not like a textbook With personal anecdotes and a witty tone embellishing historical fact I learnt many things and enjoyed doing so as well

characters ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Sidin VadukutThe Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories

characters The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB India A land where history myth and email forwards have come together to create a sense of a glorious past that is awe inspiringand also kind of dubious But that is what happens when your future is uncertain and your present is kind o. Dinanath Batra your move I somehow don t like Sidin Maybe because I found his Dork painfully unfunny or maybe because he didn t reply to me on Twitter once But I find him overrated As an author I still like his tweets So I was not planning on liking this book and was gleefully looking forward to tear apart all those glowing five star ratings Too bad I liked it I won t give it Five Stars but maybe I ll give it a PerkYou re not a True Patriotic Indian if you haven t received one of those emails with India Facts that you have to forward to all True Patriotic Indians if you are a True Patriotic Indian You get bite sized pieces of those facts on Whatsapp these days I delete such emails without opening them and have even sent some of my Patriotic friends permanently to the spam folder So just when I was about to tick the box that said False Patriot against my Level of Patriotism Sidin thankfully gives me another option One that I can comfortably tick guilt free Sceptical Patriot Yes the book does meander and digress a lot There s uite a bit of unrelated personal stories that gives the book a blogposty feel But forgiven He doesn t claim to be writing as a fuddy duddy serious historian and some chuckles are needed to break the academic feel of the topics There is so much that has been covered and well researched Was Sushruta the person behind Michael Jackson or Sridevi s nose Did Marconi steal the thunder from Jagdish Chandra Bose Should we blame ancient Indians for placing Zero in the dangerous hands of Kapil Sibal Was the whole world at Takshasila long long long before they were at Sharadha University And oh Takshashila is not in Bihar Was ancient India richer than Mukesh Ambani Would I have been less intimidated by computerese if my developers used Sanskrit instead of Java All these uestions have answers Interesting answers Medicine economics physics history geography the range of topics covered seems a bit ambitious But everything is served in Baby Bear portions just right The scorecards at the end of each chapter had me nodding in agreement But he has been too politically correct Come on Sidin waiting for spicier topics in your next book Like Tejomahalaya or this or this And while you re at it please tell me what will happen if I drink Coca Cola with Mentos inside the ATM and then enter my PIN backwards

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characters The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB F shitty it gets embellished until it becomes a totem of greatness and a portent of potential Sidin Vadukut takes on a complete catalogue of ‘India's Greatest Hits’ and ventures to separate the wheat of fact from the chaff of lege. Actually my problems with this book are manyfoldACould have definitely been shorterA lot of gibberish is added to make it lengthier and the book could have easily been around a 100 pages shortBAfter reading the whole bookI don t feel any wiser or informed about the India facts discussed in the bookIt is a popular and intelligent formula which the author has cooked up for this bookIt is to google extensively about a particular topic and then summarise it with anecdotes and satires and sometimes crassyunneeded humorIn his narrationone can easily figure out that he is trying to unlayer the fact and the whole story behind it one by oneThe problem is that while it feels good somehow in the first two chaptersthe formula becomes mundane and redundancy becomes the annoying factor of his bookwhich doesnot change its formula of narrative at all in any of the rest of chaptersAfter a while you start getting irritated with the same old start to a chapter as to where he got this idea from through the descriptions of his own autobiographical endeavorsCDefinite attempt to produce artificial sensationalism in sarcasmwhich is unappreciated and many a times not funny but annoying and too oversmartly narratedDProbably the whole point of writing this book fails due to his ambiguity of all the facts he tries to verifyReason being that he doesnot take the pains to one sidedly declare whether a fact is a complete fallacy or stands true to the best of his knowledgeThe facts which he considers completely untrue get a rating of 210 or 410 WhyI askWould they feel ignored or left outSorry but that is not why I bought this bookdiplomacy and playing safe doesn t work for a book that rides on the audaciousness of the choice of topic and the repercussions attached with being wrong in one s research and suchI was expecting much committment from an IIM A alumniThe last thing which sucked was his sources were mostly the sources of those people on blogs whom he deridesby calling them unaware patriots and stuff like thatYes I agree that he has done his research through books of famous people across centuries and tried to verify his facts to the best of his knowledgeBut nowhere was he able to make his verdict a final statement with complete suritythere was always a cloud of dubiousness hanging over all his facts and even within a chapterit was easily evidentThe book raises uestions than it answersAlsoIt would have been good if he had included atleast one fact which he could prove once and for all and give it a 1010 That would have been gutsy and a welcome changeNow lastly the uestions he has added at the end of all chapters for the Excessively sceptical a term which makes me instantly uestion as to which category he belongs tohaving written an entire book about India facts and their veracity One would think he is the torch holder for the excessively sceptical Anyhowthat is what I felt about this book which started with a concept that amused me but having read two chaptersbecame a monotonous and redundant read and I was already counting the pages which I had to go through to just be done with this bookIf I had to read about his personal experiencesopinions and anecdotesI would have preordered Sidin VadukutAn autobiography As simple as that This wasn t what I signed up forA feeble attempt which didnt enrich much about my country than I already knew

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories
  • Sidin Vadukut
  • English
  • 27 July 2018
  • 9788129129031