Besides India having the biggest democracy, diversity and one of the oldest civilizations of the world, it will be no astonishment that India is also known for its contribution to technology. Today I have come up with the list of Indian Technology that was invented by Indians and changed the way we look at the world.
1. USB (Universal Serial Bus)
Imagine the old time when USB was not invented, how hard it would be to plug in and out those wires. This similar idea came into the mind of Ajay Bhatt who is known as the co-inventor of USB.
Ajay Bhatt is an Indian-American computer architect who is known for his inventions of USB(Universal Serial Bus), AGP(Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express and many more contributions to the field of computer architecture.
He with his team released the first version of USB 1.0 in 1996.
2. HDTV (High-definition Television)
If you are an Indian then you must have watched a TV commercial “Dabba hay Dabba, Uncle ka TV Dabba”. This commercial was all about upgrading your TV and DTH connection to HD. The man behind this groundbreaking HDTV technology is an Indian named Arun Netravali.
He completed his undergraduate course from one of the most reputed institutes of India “IIT Bombay” then worked with Bell laboratories and redefined the way people perceive visual communications today.
3. Google News
Google news is the largest news aggregator website that presents the articles by thousands of publishers around the world. It was first launched in 2002. The man behind the idea of Google News was Krishna Baharat who was a research scientist at Google and completed his undergraduate CS degree from “IIT Madras”.
Google news crawls various news published within 30 days from various websites around the world and then depending upon how users friendly it is and various other factors present it in their Google news website.
4. Fiber Optics Technology
Who hasn’t heard of Fiber Optics technology, today companies like JIO and others are providing high-speed internet to its users which is only possible due to the Fiber Optics technology.
Narinder Singh Kapany is known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” who invented the Fiber Optics back in 1952. He did his undergraduate degree from India and then did his Ph.D. degree in optics from London. His technology is not only used for the internet but also being used in Telephones, Cable Television, and various military applications too because of its high security.
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5. Intel Pentium Processors/SD cards
In 1993 Intel introduced their “Pentium Processors” and the man behind the successful development of this processor was also an Indian Vinod Dham until then the processors were having the frequency of around 5Mhz but Pentium Processors boomed this with the higher frequency of 100Mhz. He is also known as the Co-founder of SD cards.
In 1990s Pentium Processors were having high demand in the market because of them the watching video, playing games in computer became possible in computers. Later in 2006, Intel introduced their Core Processors which were better than the predecessors. But still today Pentium Processors is having demand for building a budget PC.
Hotmail is the first web-based email service founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in 1996. Later on, in 1997 it was acquired by Microsoft and in 2004 they renamed it to Outlook.
If you visit the Hotmail official site you will be redirected to the Outlook website. The outlook is helping thousands of corporate and students around the world to manage personal data and documents for communication.
7. Wireless Communication/Radio Technology
You know that Marconi made the first radio but what you don’t know is that it was only possible due to Jagdish Chandra Bose who made it possible by inventing the radio waves receiver.
Wondering, why he is not as famous as Marconi? Just because he never patented his work. He was also the first scientist to prove that Plants have a life too and invented a device called crescograph, a device that is used to measure the plant’s growth.
8. Plastic Surgery
Till now you must have been thinking that plastic surgery is modern technology. You are wrong dear. Plastic surgery got its origin from ancient India thus you can proudly call it Indian Technology. This is the process of reconstructing body parts by the transfer of tissues.
Sushruta is known as the father of plastic surgery. He developed surgical techniques for the reconstruction of nose and earlobes. His great work in this field is written in the book “The Story of Wound Healing Repair” by A.O Whipple.
9. Zero/Binary Numbers
Aryabhatta was the first person to use the concept of zero in his mathematical work, so there will be a nothing wrong to say that he invented the number “zero” but he had not defined a symbol for it.
Today, without the concept of zero we can’t imagine binary numbers and without binary numbers, we can’t imagine operating the modern computers as they need binary zero and one to store the data and perform various ALU functions.
10. Cataract Surgery
Cataract Surgery is Indian Technology. This method of Cataract Surgery was dangerous but was used in India in ancient times. This method involves removing the cataract by using a sharp object this lead to blindness in most cases and cure in some of the cases.
Sushruta, an Indian Physician described this technique in his book. This method was then also used by India’s neighbor country to get a cure from cataract.
So what’s stopping you from achieving your goals? We are born in India and we must be thankful to God for this for a beautiful country. Being true Indian you must feel proud to share this with your friends and comment below how many of these facts you already knew about India?