The chief minister of the north-eastern state of Tripura, Biplab Deb, said Indians invented the internet some two millennia ago. Photo: EPA
Shashi Tharoor
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Asian Angle by Shashi Tharoor

Did ancient Hindus surf the Web?

Many pushing for a Hindu state in India claim much of modern technology – from airplanes to plastic surgery – amounts to intellectual property theft from the faithful some 2,000 years ago

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The chief minister of the north-eastern state of Tripura, Biplab Deb, said Indians invented the internet some two millennia ago. Photo: EPA
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