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Facts 2 Make Every Indian Proud

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

Q. Who is the creator of the Pentium chip (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 are the founder & creator of Hotmail?
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, & Rana Talwar.

We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better than the whites & the natives. There are 3.22m of Indians in

USA (1.5% of population). YET,
   38% of doctors 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.
   12% of all scientists in USA are Indians.

You may know some of the following facts. 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. Aryabhatta invented 'zero'.
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 2 the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language 4 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
& 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, & he explained the concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published tht Budhayan's works dates to the 6th Century, which is long before the European mathematicians.

9. Algebra, trigonometry & calculus came from Inida. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks & the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 1053.

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 tht the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose & not Marconi.

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

13. Chess was invented in India.

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

15. When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilisation).

16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India 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 & 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.
-- Frech scholar Romain Rolland.

India conquered & 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 tht great India in the India tht we see today, it clearly means tht we are not working up to our potential; & tht if we do, we could once again be an ever shining & inspiring country setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.

Say proudly, I AM AN INDIAN.

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