In Mahabharata, Tripura Chief Minister Finds Proof Of Internet

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Guwahati:  The theory of ancient Indian television got a huge upgrade today as a BJP Chief Minister claimed that internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.  “The Europeans and the Americans may claim that it is theirs, but it is actually our technology,” said Biplab Deb,  the Chief Minister of Tripura, where BJP captured power from the CPM in the assembly elections held earlier this year.

The description in Mahabharata of the blind king Dhritarashtra getting updates about the battle of Kurukshetra from Sanjay, both sitting in the palace, proves particularly piquant for right-wing thinkers looking for scientific achievements in ancient India. While the epic explained that Sanjay was granted special powers by the sage Vyas, many remain convinced that it proved television existed in ancient India.

Today Mr Deb, while speaking at an event in state capital Agartala on computerisation of the Public Distribution System, took it up a…

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