Suhas Mahesh talks about the pleasures of Sanskrit and physics. Thank you Suhas!
When I contacted Suhas Mahesh, he wanted to talk about three things.
1. Can Sanskrit as a language be removed from its religious roots. Is that possible?
2. How do we rejuvenate indian culture using Sanskrit as a tool.
3. Science in Sanskrit.
Suhas Mahesh is an undergraduate at the Indian Institute of Science. Though blissfully wedded to physics during day, he ekes out time to woo language at night. Despite his diplomatic insistence that he loves all languages equally, sources close to him reveal that he has a special corner in his heart for gīrvāṇī. Half of his free time is spent oohing and aahing over beautiful words. The other half is spent convincing others they must be oohing and aahing too. Suhas’s other interests include philosophy, aesthetics, electronics and etymology. He also dabbles in poetry, Classical Latin and Carnatic music. He can be reached at [email protected]
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vodka & uddhaka are from the same root — that is interesting!
MIT used to have a conversation class every week in the last decade.
Oh yes, it was a Samskrita Bharathi class taught by a climate science researcher. The only times he didn’t show up, he was on an expedition to Antarctica or Greenland ! Such enthusiastic folks…
Wow! Didn’t realize that it was that spread out.
When he had a chance, I am sure Pallamraju Duggirala taught other researchers en route to, and in the camp, at Antartica and Greenland as well!