How Aryabhata got the earth's circumference right14 min read . Updated: 15 Feb 2018, 05:45 PM IST
Unravelling the mystery behind the ancient mathematician-astronomer's astounding feat
In today’s age, “How far is the stream?" is an oft-repeated query that trekking and hiking groups brace themselves for from the newbies, before breaking into a wry smile. They then recount an amusing anecdote and proceed to watch the blood drain from the unsuspecting tyro’s face. The story, surely not common to a specific Indian culture or geography, roughly follows the same narrative.
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