I was born a dark-skinned, lower caste Indian, in Bombay, India. The writers of American History have a pattern and practice of denying that people of color and of lower socio-economic status have contributed in a significant way to the evolution and advancement of the scientific and technological growth of this country. There are untold African Americans and other inventors of color that were ignored and unrecognized for decades. I am a dark one, who is standing firm for the record and in the spirit of inventors, poor and dark, that came before me, that have been systematically ignored, in a world still filled with caste and colorism. I am a living example of the American Dream. I am the inventor of email.
Our faces reflect our journeys across multiple worlds, starting at home to beyond and back to our self. The beauty of life perhaps lies in our common struggles to find patterns of connection across those worlds. The worlds I experienced were ancient and modern, art and science, mind and body. Across these worlds, I sought connection between the magical holism of the East with the scientific rigor of the West.
Everything is a System— Your Body, Your Business, Your World. Your body, your business, your world are all systems. When you know what a system is, you are ready to liberate yourself, your body, and the world around you.
Throughout history, there has been an effort to dismiss the fact that innovation can take place at any time, in any place, by anybody. There has been a systematic effort to ensure that innovation be monopolized by those with power – power which, incidentally, is substantially a public gift. Innovation by others has always been undermined by vague reasoning and the parroting of fallacies as truth.
Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai reflects on why America Innovates and India may never as long as feudal lords control Indian innovation.
The Systems Health online educational program developed by Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai bridges the gap between the foundations of modern science and the collective wisdom from ancient traditions of Siddha, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, creating a common language and a truly integrative framework within which to practice medicine.