Have You Seen The Ancient Pen Drive Yet? #InternetMahabharata Takes Over Twitter

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb was mocked for saying ancient India invented the Internet.

The bizarre and “out of this world” theories proffered by ministers and politicians in India on the advances science had made during the times of Ramayana and Mahabharata have often caused a gulp or a guffaw. For instance, did you know Brahmagupta-II discovered “law of gravity” before Sir Isaac Newton did? Or that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution of Humans was scientifically wrong?

The bizarre theories of the advent of science and maths in ancient India have been many, but the latest come from the Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb who recently said that the Internet is nothing new to India and that it existed even in the days of Mahabharata!

Speaking at a public event in Agartala, Deb said that the blind king Dhritarashtra would get regular updates about the battles of Kurukshetra through Sanjay, who was also nowhere near the battlefield like him and this was possible only through “technology and satellite communication”

Social media has gone berserk after his remarks with crazy comments adding more fire to the controversy. Pictures of the Pandavas bent over a box, an ancient “laptop,” Pandavas gathering together to discuss the low internet speed in Indraprastha holding all sort of gadgets and several other tweets and FB posts have kept social media users in splits after the minister’s remarks.


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