Patrick Moore, well known for his astronomy popularisation programmes, had the longest monthly TV series on the BBC called Sky at Night, which ran from 1958 till 2012. Naturally, he had a number of stories to tell. Here are some of them.
In January this year there was a special meet in a town in northern Maharashtra to celebrate the 900th birthday of the Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya. According to records, his birth place was near Chalisgaon, although like many historical events in our country, lack of proper records makes this claim subject to controversy.
We lea-rn from history that Alexander from Macedonia, while a small boy, had expressed concern that his father Phillip, ruler of Macedonia, was conquering new territories at such a rate that nothing would be left for him to conquer.