Indian Minister Ridiculed: He claimed ancient India invented the Internet


Obbana Rajah

Hilarity ensued when Biplab Deb, an Indian minister claimed that the Internet was invented thousands of years ago by ancient Indians.

Biplab Deb, the chief minister of the north-eastern state of Tripura, made the comments at a public function on Tuesday.

He is part of the trend where Indian ministers explain how many modern-day inventions were actually in-use centuries ago. One such example is the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who in 2014, told doctors and medical staff at a Mumbai hospital that cosmetic surgery existed in ancient India. Last September, junior education minister Satyapal Singh claimed that the aeroplanes were mentioned in the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana.

Twitter users had a field day with this.

And, if Minister Biplab Deb was not bad enough, Tripura’s Governor Tathagata Roy showed his support for the chief minister’s statements.

He tweeted, “Tripura Chief Minister’s observations about the happenings of the Puranic period are topical. It is virtually impossible to conceive of devices like ‘Divya drishti’, Pushpaka Ratha’, etc without some kind of prototype and study thereon”.


  1. USA had been using that since 2007 if not earlier !
    “美國在2007年就在用了,井底之蛙。”~引述:Brandon Cheng ; 谁知道。。。 可能 Brandon Cheng 2007年的也未必是世界第一。。。 总之不是中国大陆世界第一就是了。。 美国 或其他国家早就有了!(美国2007年广告都没吹牛什么突破/创新/世界第一, 谁知道 到更早有没有 其他国家早就有了)

  2. CHINA’s lies and fakes about “WORLD First” total bullshit> Taiwan , Brazil , France and all countries had been using this system of articulated Buses , it Is just called “Bus Rapid Transit” (BRT) System , Stop the misleading and bullshit lies , RED Fascist CHINA ! >>>>

    Typically, a BRT system includes roadway that is dedicated to buses, and gives priority to buses at intersections where buses may interact with other traffic; alongside design features to reduce delays caused by passengers boarding or leaving buses, or purchasing fares. BRT aims to combine the capacity and speed of a metro with the flexibility, lower cost and simplicity of a bus system.

    The first BRT system was the Rede Integrada de Transporte (‘Integrated Transportation Network’) in Curitiba, Brazil, which entered service in 1974. This inspired many similar systems around Brazil and the world, such as TransMilenio in Bogotá, Colombia, which opened in 2000. As of November 2016, a total of 207 cities in six continents have implemented BRT systems, accounting for 5,468 km (3,398 mi) of BRT lanes.[

  3. Liars have been around for as long as humans existed. Humans lie to get ahead of those who don’t. Many FTs lie about their credentials to get out of their country to steal jobs. Many are in Singapore now among us. These liars have no integrity nor shame. They lie, cheat, bribe and will sell out their family and friends to get what they want.