Top 10 Indian inventions that changed the world: There are many inventors in the world in which we should be thankful for making our lives easier. With many science aficionados worldwide who are eager to invent one or other products which will help mankind, some inventions stand against the rest and make its way through our daily lives which will be helpful for us in the long run.
India, being one of the oldest civilization and home to many brilliant scientists and inventors since long, has managed to provide some of the inventions which have been used worldwide. Here are 10 such inventions that we should thank for which are invented by Indians.
Every phone/tablet/TV and PC has a slot for Universal Serial Bus (USB) which is a little removable storage/data transfer device that is easy to use pocket friendly. Do you know that the USB was invented by an Indian named Ajay V Bhatt who is an Indian-American computer architect. Along with USB, Ajay Bhatt has also developed various other technologies such as Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP), PCI Express, Platform Power Management, etc all these go on to his credit.
9. Radio Waves
Radio Waves were invented by Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose who in the year 1895 gave the first demonstration of electromagnetic waves where he sent the electromagnetic wave across 75 ft which passed through walls and ring a bell and also explode the gunpowder. He is known as the father of wireless telecommunication and his invention was used by Guglielmo Marconi to build an operational two-way radio.
Of course, everything in the modern world is surrounded around mails and messages, be it formal reply or a reminder an email to a person is what people expect. But do you know, Email or Electronic Mail was invented by Indian American entrepreneur and an inventor. VA Shiva Ayyadurai is credited to have invented Email which he wrote while studying at New Jersey High school in the year 1979.
7. Fiber Optics
Without this invention, we would still be seeing the slow Internet and data browsing speed. Fiber Optics is a boon to the modern internet world where we are witnessing transfer speeds of over a gigabit. Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany is credited to have invented Fiber Optics and is widely recognized as the ‘Father of Fiber Optics’ and is named one of the ‘7 unsung heroes’ by Fortune Magazine.
6. Cataract Surgery
Indian history is such rich that one of the important medical breakthroughs was developed and performed in the 3rd Century CE. Cataract Surgery which is performed for the first time by Sushruta, who is the father of Indian surgery and Ophthalmology in the 3rd Century CE using a curved needle that helped to loosen the lens and push the cataract back into the eye. He used warm butter to soak the eyes and placed bandages until the eye healed. With this technique, westerners developed the modern method for cataract surgery.
5. Board Games
One of the favorite pastimes for many people and for some serious competition, board games such as Chess and Snakes and ladder were invented in India as early as the 6th Century. Chess, a game of intellectuals was developed during the Gupta Period in the 6th century and the game of Snakes and ladders was invented by Gyandev who called the game Mokshapat and was developed during the 13th century.
In the field of health and fitness, Yoga is one of the ways which people follow worldwide. India introduced the world to the activity of Yoga which was practiced in India since ancient times. It is said that Lord Shiva was the first Yoga Guru hence named Adi Yogi. Today it is practiced for spiritual, physical, and mental exercise and many people are performing yoga daily to keep fit.
Buttons, one of the most important items which are a must need in any apparel which we are wearing was founded in India. It dates back as old as Indus a valley civilization that is around 2000 BCE where some buttons were found to be made of seashells and were in a geometric shape. These were used for ornamental purposes then and now people are using the same design as cloth fasteners.
2. The Ayurveda
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian art of medicine was invented by Charaka who is known as the Father of Medicine. Ayurveda means ‘science of life’ and it is a traditional form of medicine that was invented, practiced, and followed in India 5000 years ago which helped people to attain good and healthy living. This is being used even today and it is one of the forms of alternative medicine.
Zero is one of the major contributions of India in the field of science, technology, medicine, and mathematics. Zero (0) which means nothing has an important contribution to the field of mathematics and binary systems without which there would have been no computers. Aryabhata who is credited as the inventor of Zero is also credited to be a man of numerous mathematical and astronomical talents.