To all my fellow Indians, You may be aware of that after IT now
India moving towards Biotechnology. According to one research India
will emerge as a super power in IT & Medical research by 2025.
Q. Who is the Co-founder of Sun Microsystems? (The company which is
sweeping the internet with its brainchild Java)
A. Vinod Khosla
Q. Who is the Creator of Pentium Chip? (Needs no introduction, 90%
of the today's computers run on it)
A. Vinod Dahm
Q. Who is the third richest person on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim
Premji,CEO, Wipro. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6th position now.
Q. Who is the current president of AT&T Bell Labs? (AT & T Bell Labs
is the creator of C, C++, Unix to name a few)
A. Arun Netravalli
Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail?
A. Sabeer Bhatia
Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
A. Rajiv Gupta
Q. Who is the Testing Director of Windows 2000?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika
Q. Who are CEOs of the following well known companies? Please find
the answers yourself.
America Online (The Largest ISP in the World)
Lucent Technologies (Pioneer in Fiber Optics)
Network Solutions (The sole web domain assigner)
General Dynamics Corporation
Cable & Wireless
The Motley Fool
Hughes Network Systems
Net 2000 Communications
INOVA Health System
Consumer Elec. Ass'n
The Carlyle Group
Venture Fund, L.P.
Raytheon Systems Corporation
What did you find? Do you find anything common between them?
Yes, they are all Indians.
We are known as the Indian Mafia (or Internet Mafia?).
We are the wealthiest among all ethinic groups in America, even
faring better than the whites and the natives. We are the suceess
story in America.
Let the world know what we stand for.
There are 3.22 Million Indians in America.
38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
36% of NASA employees are Indians.
34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians
28% of IBM employees are Indians
17% of INTEL employees are Indians
13% of XEROX employees are Indians
Some of these facts may be known to you.
These facts were recently published in a German Magazine which deals
with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.
A .India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of
B .India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
C .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.
D .Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is
the most suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes
magazine, July 1987.
E .Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years
ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our
F. Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of
development, India was the richest country on earth until the time
of British invasion in the early 17th Century.
G .The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
H .Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit
the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.; Time taken
by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
I .The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he
explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem.
He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European
J .Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India; Quadratic
equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; The largest
numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106(10 to the power of
6) whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053(10 to the power of 53)
with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period.
Even today, the largest used number is Tera 1012(10 to the power of
K .According to the Geological Institute of America, up until 1896,
India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
L .USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion
in the world scientific community that the pioneer of Wireless
communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
M .The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in
N .According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake
called 'Sudarshana' was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during
Chandragupta Maurya's time.
O .Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
P .Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health
scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like
cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and
even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well
known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep
knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion,
metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
Q .When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000
years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu
Valley(Indus Valley Civilization)
R .The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India
in 100 BC.
QUOTES ABOUT INDIA
A . Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us
how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could
have been made.
B . Mark Twain said: 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. Our most
valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are
treasured up in India only.
C . French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is one place on the
face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home
from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence,
it is India.
D . Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered
and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having
to send a single soldier across her border.
All 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 ever-shining 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.