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Facts About India

  1. Feb 12, 2005 #1
    TO MAKE EVERY INDIAN PROUD


    Q. Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?
    A. Vinod Khosla

    Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the
    today's computers run on it)?
    A. Vinod Dahm

    Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
    A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Aziz Premji,
    who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of
    Brunei is at 6th position now.

    Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web
    x-udd email program)?
    A. Sabeer Bhatia

    Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator
    of program languages such as C, C++, Unix
    to name a few)?
    A. Arun Netravalli

    Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
    A. Rajiv Gupta

    Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000,
    responsible to iron out all initial problems?
    A. Sanjay Tejwrika

    Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
    A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.


    We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even
    faring better than the whites and the natives.

    There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population). YET,

    * 38% of doctors in USA are Indians.

    * 12% scientists in USA are Indians.

    * 36% of NASA scientists are Indians.

    * 34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.

    * 28% of IBM employees are Indians.

    * 17% of I! NTEL sci entists are Indians.

    * 13% of XEROX employees are Indians.


    Some of the following facts may be known to you. These facts were recently
    published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT
    INDIA.

    1. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.

    2. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

    3. The world's first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More
    than 10,500 students from all over the world
    studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the
    4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements
    of ancient India in the field of education.

    4. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language
    for computer software.

    5. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.

    6. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken
    and underdeveloped through political
    corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.

    7. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The
    very word "Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit
    word NAVGATIH.

    8. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the
    concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean
    Theorem.British scholars have last year (1999) officially published that
    Budhayan's works dates to the 6th Century which
    is long before the European mathematicians.

    9. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations
    were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; the
    largestnumbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians
    used numbers as big as 53.

    10. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until! 1896, India
    was the only source of diamonds to the world.

    11. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst
    academics that the pioneer of wireless
    communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

    12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.

    13. Chess was invented in India.

    14. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health
    scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans,
    cataract, fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anaesthesia was well
    known in ancient India.

    15. When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over
    P00 years ago, Indians established Harappan
    culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilisation).

    16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100
    1/4.


    Quotes about India.

    We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no
    worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. Albert Einstein.

    India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech,the
    mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grand mother of
    tradition. Mark Twain.

    If there is one place on the face of earth where all dreams of living men
    have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of
    existence, it is India. French scholar Romain Rolland.

    India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever
    having to send a single soldier across her border. Hu Shih (former Chinese
    ambassador to USA)



    ALL OF THE ABOVE IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, THE LIST COULD BE ENDLESS.

    BUT, if we don't see! even a glimpse of that great India in the India that
    we see today, it clearly means that we are not working up to our potential;
    and that if we do, we could once again be an evershining and inspiring
    country setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.

    I hope you enjoyed it and work towards the welfare of INDIA.

    Say proudly, I AM AN INDIAN.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2005 #2
    ahhhhh....nice Biology..
     
  4. Feb 12, 2005 #3
    UNIX isn't a programming language.

    Not something to be proud of at all.

    Good thing.
    Good things.
    REALLY REALLY BAD THING.

    How does that even work? On another note, it is far more suitable for philosophy discussions as well. Many philosophical ideas that are much more easily expressed in sanskrit than in english.

    Actually the Arabs came up with algebra some 300 years before that. And those largest number figures...?




    Other than that, kudos.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2005 #4
    So if according to you Indians are geniuses tell me why India is a complete economical, social,environmental disaster ??? :confused:
    PS.and don't start going on and on with how India is the largest democracy stuff.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2005 #5
    i think u know the reason.....have u heard of LALU ever
     
  7. Feb 12, 2005 #6
    care to elaborate ?
     
  8. Feb 12, 2005 #7
    ahhhhh....BASICALLY ITS BECOZ OF POLITICAL ISSUES AND CORRUPTION BUT ITS NOW IMPROVING...DO U KNOW ABT THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA...A.P.J.ABDUL KALAM//
     
  9. Feb 12, 2005 #8
    spender, if you have read some of my previous posts, you would know the answer, it's because we have stupid and corrupt politicans, but this new generation has some good leadership, and technology is now on the rise. Some of us don't want to be completely westernized, but at the same time we appreciate technology, what this new generation wants is Indian/Eastern morals and values with Western technology, but it will take some time before this revolution happens when all the corrupt people will be ousted, but we have such a huge population, that it will take a long time.

    Laloo epitomizes the corrupt politician, his wife is the governor of his state and he is a minister..
     
  10. Feb 12, 2005 #9
    :cool: :cool: NICE kLUSENER
     
  11. Feb 12, 2005 #10
    I saw those eastern morals in action recently in Sri Lanka shortly after tsunami swept thousands to their deaths, some official from Sri Lankan financial institution said that this disaster is is good for the economy and lots of people gonna have jobs in rebuilding ! You see, all of them long ago swallowed capitalistic hook and no eastern morals can fix your system.
    India and the rest is destined to be third world forever.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2005 #11
    hey i will kill you....just be in urs limits....ahhhh what u think of urself...whatever u are.... :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: /india is the best.....i don't know what i am...but i live India,,i have seen it....the best ppls exist in India i know that...
     
  13. Feb 12, 2005 #12
    Now that is pure bigotry in my opinion, you being an outsider know nothing about what is happening in India.. Don't generalize an entire continent based on the actions of a few. I could say the same thing about Rice, who said that the tsunami was a "wonderful opportunity" that produced "great dividends". But I am not stupid enough to generalize that the whole Western world feels like that and so all of them are uncaring, cold-hearted individuals.

    I would commend that man because despite such a horrible incident, he is brave and smart enough to look at the bright side. What happened as happened, now you have to look towards the future.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2005 #13
    thats nice rely Klusener...may i know what u do??
     
  15. Feb 12, 2005 #14
    Well, I just entered college here. I am actually looking at coming to sydney, because I want to study physiotherapy in cricket and Australia is the best place for that.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2005 #15
    ahhhh...nice...u are Welcome here
     
  17. Feb 12, 2005 #16
    Okay,okay, India is the best country in the World, but I would not go there ever,people creep me out with their staring.Other wise good luck yo suckers.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2005 #17
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  19. Feb 12, 2005 #18
    What is the purpose of your post?

    Some individuals from India may be brilliant but India as a country hasn't done much to boast of.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2005 #19
    hey i am just a kid..got it somewhere ...posted it here....not sure what i am doing but i like India..
     
  21. Feb 12, 2005 #20
    I assure you whatever country you are from, the feeling is mutual. Not all of us are "turn you other cheek" suckers of the philosophy that Gandhi preached.

    Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone lays a hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

    That's the kind of philosophy that we support.

    "but I would not go there ever,people creep me out with their staring."

    I think i might explain that, this is what goes on in their minds:

    Oh god, what is that gora guy doing here? Does he want to steal our money again, didn't he already come and steal everything? Maybe if we keep staring at him, he will disappear. Oh mighty ganesha, make that guy disappear.

    just kidding. :blushing: :rolleyes:
     
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