Where are the Indian Brains?Being an Indian myself, I feel the pride in respect and understanding from fellow humans living abroad from other countries, who acknowledge the so called 'Indian Brain'.
I felt writing about this for long, but hit my mind soon after reading a news post from a co-founder of a famous technology gadgets giant who has a different view on the 'Indian Brains' and our creativity.
People have contrary thoughts on his words and call him stereotype.
Taking back a moment on this, what actually is the 'Indian Brain' and why are we special? And really, are we special?
The answers chain back to the Indian heritage, culture, history, science, ancestors and much more. But, that's only from the past and that's how, I believe, we have earned the credit.
For those who are yet to realize what I am talking about, let us start thinking from the past.
I hope most of us have known or read a little about the brilliance in archeological marvels in India which still have unanswered questions. Even before medical advancements have evolved, Sushruta was able to perform surgeries and authored Sushruta Samhita for surgeries.
If we remember using Log table during our academics we need to realize that it came out after a lot of research in figuring out the calculations and values for us to follow. In similar thoughts, what kind of researches would have happened for preparing 'Panchangam'? We never know and DON'T know. All ancient inventions, astonishing historic marvels built in our country would have undergone outstanding thought process before it had evolved into what we know about it now.
But, did these happen with the help of similar academics that we have undergone and have been following? A big NO!
If it's a NO, why are Indians still respected? From my thoughts, it's only because we still have same essence of our ancestors who were technology masters with extraordinary brilliance, in each one of us. This brilliance doesn't come out unless we move ourselves from being misguided in following the history, than creating the future.
Our current education system dates back only from the 18th century and in these few centuries that we have progressed, we lag behind in emphasizing new thoughts.
I am glad to see people reacting for the fundamentals in creating new thoughts in students.
Organizations like LMES from Chennai bring us hope in having a change injected into our minds on our current education system.
Does studiousness and 'just' hard-working result in non-creative Indians? May be, to some extent! But I wish we realize the need for change in our education and grow our future with the same pride of an 'Indian Brain'.
The current stand and the future on how we move forward in our education system, is what that will decide having the same pride on our shoulders and for our generations to come.
This is my first post in this forum and I would be glad to hear your thoughts as responses :~)