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Be Proud to be. I N D I A N. "A man who believes in himself & not circumstances is the real winner” - Swami Vivekananda. Please go through below mentioned facts, which will make you proud to be an Indian. Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems ?. Mr. Vinod Khosla.

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Be Proud to be

I N D I A N

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"A man who believes in himself & not circumstances is the real winner”

- Swami Vivekananda

Please go through below mentioned facts, which will make you proud to be an Indian

Who is theco-founder of Sun Microsystems?

Mr. Vinod Khosla

Who is thecreator of Pentium chip(90% of the today's computers run on it)?

Mr. Vinod Dham

Who is thethird richest man on the world?

Who is thefounder and creator of Hotmail(World's No. 1 web based E-Mail program)?

Mr. Sabeer Bhatia who later sold it to Microsoft for over $400m.

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)?

Mr. Azim Premji (Wipro)

Mr. Arun Netravalli

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Who is Hewlett Packard Vice-president of Printing & PC Business?

Who is the CEO of Mckinsey world-wide?

Who is the dean of world’s No.1 B-School for Marketing?

Mr. Dipak Jain, Kellogg School of Management

Mr. Rajat Gupta

Who is the CFO of Pepsico world-wide?

Ms. Indira Nooyi

Mr. Vyomesh Joshi

Who are theChief Executives of Citibank, HSBC & Standard Charted?

Mr. Victor Menezes, Mr. Aman Mehta and Mr. Rana Talwar

Who is the owner of the largest steel company (LNM Group) in the world?

Mr. Lakshmi N Mittal

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Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better than the Chinese, Jews, Germans & native Americans:

There are 3.22 Millions of INDIANs in USA (1.5 % of population).

oYET, 38% of doctors in USA are INDIANs.o12% scientists in USA are INDIANs.o36% of NASA scientists are INDIANs.o34% of Microsoft employees are INDIANs.o28% of IBM employees are INDIANs.o17% of INTEL scientists are INDIANs.o13% of XEROX employees are INDIANs.

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India today

  • One Billion Population.
  • World’s largest democracy. Over 670 million people voted and changed the federal government (without bloodshed or turmoil) in May 2004.
  • Free press, Freedom of speech, religion, language
  • Unity in diversity. Over 3 races, 7 religions, 15 official written languages, 750 spoken dialects, 30 states but one India
  • Transparent & independent judiciary, banking, finance, stock market systems.
  • World’s largest film industry is Bollywood, India (Produces over 1500 films/year Vs 800 of Hollywood)
  • 3rd largest economy in Asia. 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world.
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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 China Ambassador to USA)

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These facts were recently published in a German Magazine, which deals withWORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA

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

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

§India invented the Number system. Aryabhatta invented zero.

§The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC.

More than 10500 students from all over the world studied more than

60 subjects.

§ TheUniversityof Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of

the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

§  According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable

language for computer software.

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

Budhayana first calculated the value of pi, 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.

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 whereas Indians

used numbers as big as 1053.

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

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

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

Chess was invented in India.

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 anesthesia was well known in ancient India.

When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over

5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley

(Indus Valley Civilization).

The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

India is the birthplace of major eastern religions including Hinduism (Oldest),

Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

Buddhism which spread as far as Japan in the East to Greece in the west,

was founded by Siddartha Gautama Buddha (600 BC) in India.

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Two of the world's six oldest languages Sanskrit and Tamil are from India.

The other four are Chinese, Greek, Latin & Arabic. Rules of grammar was

established over 3000 years back for these old languages.

Many English words originated from Sanskrit & Tamil:

Sanskrit:

Guru, Pundit, Mantra, Sutra, Nirvana, Juggernaut, Raja, Yoga, Jungle,

Orange, Singapore, Aryan, Mandarin (Govt Officer) etc.

Tamil:

Cash (Kaasu), Curry (Kari), Catamaran, Coolie (Kooli), Ginger (Injiver),

Mango (Mann-gai), Mulligatawny, Pariah

  • Kalari Payat martial art was invented in 500BC in Kerala. Bought to China through Indian Monk, Bodhidharma. Shaolin temple monks consider this as parent of Kung-fu and Karate.

Yoga and Meditation was invented in India.

Kamasutra – World’s oldest treatise on Sex, written in India.

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Over 1000 years before, before the invention of any modern day ships, planes,

Cars, construction equipment, printing press, computer etc:

World's largest epic/ poetry was written: Mahabharata (2 times the size of

Illiad & Homer combined) was written in Sanskrit 6th century BC

World's largest Moral code containing 1330 verses "Thirukural" was written

in Tamil in 1st century BC

Indians kings built temples 10 storeys high in 1300 years back (700AD)

Indians invented alloys - Steel and Bronze – Eg: Chandra Steel Pillar in Delhi

(Gupta Dynasty 4c AD) and Chola Five Metal Bronze Nataraja (3c AD)

Indian Chola kings sent Marine expeditions in 700 AD across south-east Asia.

Their influence is seen in temples of Angor Wat, Thailand, Indonesia-Bali

even today.

Sanskrit & Indian influence is still seen in ASEAN names:

Singapore (Lion City), Garuda (Indonesia’s airline), King Rama/ Siam (Thailand),

Bandar Sari Begawan (Monkey God), Bhoomi Putra (Malaysia).

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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.

If we have the vision and work hard, we could once again be an ever shining and inspiring country setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.

21st Century is India's!