Here's why Indians are trolling The New York Times

The New York Times recently published a piece on the benefits of deep breathing.

"Scientists at Stanford University may have uncovered for the first time why taking deep breaths can be so calming," the article says, quoting Stanford research. "The research, on a tiny group of neurons deep within the brains of mice, also underscores just how intricate and pervasive the links are within our body between breathing, thinking, behaving and feeling."

For the most part, Indians did not disagree with the assumption, but they did have a problem with the phrase "for the first time."

Indians on Twitter teared into the publication for not acknowledging the centuries-old practice of Yoga, for which, incidentally, the world credits India. Deep breathing, one of the most popular exercises in Yoga, is known as pranayam and has been practised for eons.

The NYT article makes no mention of it. And readers are burning the publication for the oversight.

There are angry comments on NYT's website...

...and, of course, on social media.

And leading the charge on Twitter is top Indian businessman Anand Mahindra, who runs Mahindra Group — the $18 billion automobiles-to-IT conglomerate.

Good morning, NYT? LOL.

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Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Participants perform yoga during World Yoga Day in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
School children attend a yoga session on the last day of the 10-day long camp in Ahmedabad, India, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India, January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
School children attend a yoga session on the last day of the 10-day long camp in Ahmedabad, India, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
School children attend a yoga exercise session during a camp in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 11, 2011. At least 6,000 children participated, organisers said. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
Yoga enthusiasts practice yoga at Yueyan Cave during a session organised by a yoga club in Daoxian, Hunan province, China September 11, 2016. Picture taken September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Participants perform yoga during World Yoga Day in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
People practise yoga together ahead of World Yoga Day in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China, June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
People practise yoga at a tourist spot ahead of the International Day of Yoga, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, June 20, 2016. China Daily/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.?
Women practice yoga during a performance on a glass bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pingjiang county, Hunan province, China, November 5, 2015. About hundred yoga fans put on the show to promote the concept of green life and the idea of harmony between human and nature on Thursday, according to local media. REUTERS/China Daily CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
School children perform yoga before the inauguration of the international kite festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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