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Facts To Make Indian Proud

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    Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp) ?

    A. Rajiv Gupta

    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 Azim
    Premji, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries, and is an Ismaili Muslim. The Sultan of Brunei is
    at 6 th position now.

    Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's
    No.1 web based 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 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.

    Q. 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 INTEL scientists 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
    1. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of
    history. ( ? )
    2. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by
    3. The world's first University was established in Takshila (in Taxila, Pakistan)
    700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied (
    more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4 th
    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 (port for boats-rough translation)
    8. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he
    explained the concept of what is now k! nown as the Pythagorean
    Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published
    that Budhayan's works dates to the 6 th Century which is long before
    the European mathematicians.

    9. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India . Quadratic
    equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11 th Century; the largest
    numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used
    numbers as big as 10 53.
    10.. According to the Gemmological 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, (Gujarat, a state north of Mumbai)
    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
    dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture
    in Sindhu Valley ( Indus Valley Civilisation) , now in Pakistan.
    16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in
    India in 100 BC.

    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 )

    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 .