A SMALL DROP OF FACTS TO MAKE EVERY INDIAN PROUD
Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?
Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today's
computers run on it)?
Who is the third richest man on the world?
According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine,
it is AZIM PREMJI, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is
at 6th position now.
Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web
Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the
program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000,
iron out all initial problems?
Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.
We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even
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.
You may know some of the following facts. These facts were
in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.
01. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
02. India invented the Number system. Aryabhatta invented 'zero.'
03. 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.
04. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for
05. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
06. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken
and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest
empire on earth.
07. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very
word "Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
08. 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.
09. 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.
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.
13. Chess and Polo were 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 5000
years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley
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.
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.
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)
India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages. India was the mother of our philosophy, of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in Christianity... of self-government and democracy.
In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all.
Will Durant, American Historian 1885-1981
NOW FOR SOME FACTS THAT WILL MAKE OUR HEADS GO LOW IN SHAME ......... !!!
Can one imagine working for the following organisation?
It has a little over 500 employees with the following
29 have been accused of spouse abuse.
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have more then three criminal cases pending against
117 have been charged and are being investigated for
Murder,Rape,Assault,Extortion and Robbery.
71 cannot get credit or loans due to bad credit
21 are current defendants on various lawsuits.
84 have been involved in offenses and have paid fines.
The rest are too smart to get caught.
U would have already guessed what mighty Organization this is?
But here's spelling it out? .................
It is the 545 members of the Lower House of Parliament
of India that works for you and me. The same group
that cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of laws
designed to keep the rest of us in line...
can u believe it ????? ......
New Delhi, May 2: In a major boost to electoral reforms, the Supreme Court today made it compulsory for candidates contesting parliamentary or assembly polls to disclose to the electorate their criminal antecedents, if any, and their financial and educational background.
A three-judge bench comprising Justice M B Shah, Justice B P Singh and Justice H K Sema, directed the Election Commission to pass necessary orders in two months so that the candidates are required to give details on five counts:
• The candidate’s conviction/acquittal/discharge of any criminal offence in the past and whether the punishment was imprisonment or fine
• Whether, in the six months before nominations were filed, the candidate was accused in any pending case, of any offence punishable with imprisonment for two years or more
• The candidate’s assets and those of his/her spouse and dependents
• Liabilities, if any, particularly whether there are any overdues of any public FIs
• The candidate’s educational qualifications.
New Delhi, July 8:United by their fear of new powers assumed by the Election Commission to screen candidates, political parties across the ideological spectrum decided today to counter a Supreme Court judgment with legislation in Parliament.
The decision to bring the Bill in the monsoon session was taken at an all party-meeting. It was called originally to discuss the EC’s proposal of amending statutory rules and the format of nomination papers to give effect to the Supreme Court judgment of May 2 mandating candidates to disclose their criminal antecedents, if any, as well as financial and educational background.
NEW DELHI July 15. The Union Law Ministry today finalised the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2002, which seeks to bar persons against whom charges have been framed by courts in two separate cases of heinous crimes from contesting elections as against the existing norm of two years' conviction in a criminal case.
The draft Bill, prepared on the basis of suggestions made at the all-party meeting held on July 8, was today circulated by the Law Minister, Jana Krishnamurthy, to various political parties and leaders for their suggestions and comments by July 21.
The Bill effectively nullifies the Election Commission notification on June 28 giving effect to the Supreme Court directions and dispenses with the imperative for furnishing information in an affidavit by candidates about their criminal antecedents, assets and liabilities and educational qualification.
Under Sec. 8B of the Bill, a person against whom charges have been framed in two separate criminal proceedings in heinous crimes at least six months prior to the date of filing of nomination shall be disqualified till his acquittal or discharge in any such proceedings.
Heinous crimes has been defined to include murder, treason, kidnapping for ransom, rape, dacoity, dacoity with murder, drug smuggling and causing death by terrorist act as per the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
Further, Sec. 33A virtually nullifies the May 2 Supreme Court order by saying that "notwithstanding anything contained in any judgment, decree or order of any court or any direction, order or any other instruction issued by the Election Commission, no candidate shall be liable to disclose or furnish any such information in respect of his election, which is not required to be disclosed or furnished under this Act or the rules made thereunder''.
Furnishing of educational qualification of the candidates at the time of filing nomination has also been dispensed with in the Bill. If it was found that the candidate had concealed information regarding charges framed against him in two separate criminal proceedings or furnishes false information, he will be disqualified to be a Member of the Assembly or Parliament, as the case may be.
Click HERE to RAISE A VOICE AGAINST these "bhoore sahebs"
FACTS THAT WILL TELL US WHO WE REALLY ARE !!!
WE THE INDIAN
DO NOT HAVE TEN MINUTES? DO WE?
This is the speech by Dr.Abdul Kalam Azad given at a students Conference in
Hyderabad and I quote: "Allow me to comeback with vengeance. Got 10 minutes for your country? "
If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient. YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage. YOU say that the
phones don't work, the railways are a joke, the airline is the worst in the
world, mails never reach their destination. YOU say that our country has been
fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits. YOU say, say and say.
But what do YOU do about it? Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him
a name - YOURS. Give him a face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and
you are at your International best.
In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads. YOU are as proud of
their Underground Links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs.60) to drive
through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road)
between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU comeback to the parking lot to punch your
parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall
irrespective of your status identity. In Singapore you don't say anything, DO
YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramzan, in Dubai.
YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.
YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London
at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, "see to it that your STD and ISD calls are
billed to someone else."
YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 kmph) in Washington and
then tell the traffic cop, "Jaanta hai sale main kaun hoon. (Do you know who
am I ?). I am so and so’s son. Take your two bucks and get lost."
"YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage
pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand.
Why don't YOU spit Pan on the streets of Tokyo?
Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston?
We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a
foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own.
It is you who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you
touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an
alien country why cannot you be the same here in India.
Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay
Mr.Tinaikar had a point to make. "Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets
to leave their affluent droppings all over the place," he said. " And then the
same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency
and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a
broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels?
In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job.
Same in Japan. Will the Indian citizen do that here? " He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do
everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative.
We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking
garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick up a stray piece of
paper and throw it in the bin.
We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to
learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries
but we are not going to stop Pilfering at the least opportunity. This applies
even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public.
When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl
child and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do
the reverse at home. Our excuse?
"It's the whole system, which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego
my sons' rights to a dowry."
So who's going to change the system? What does a system consist of?
Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other
cities, other communities and the government.
But definitely not me and YOU.
When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we
lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the
distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr. Clean to come along & work
miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand. Or we leave the country
and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to
bask in their glory and praise their system.
When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England
experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf.
When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by
the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country.
Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.
Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of
introspection and pricks one's Conscience too.... I am echoing J.F. Kennedy's
words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians...
"ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE
INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY"
Let us do what India needs from us.
ONLY THEN CAN WE TAKE india FROM swaraaj TO suraaj .......
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11. Globalisation (coming soon)
12. The Ayodhya Dispute (coming soon)
Webmaster: Parts of this site have been last updated on 1st March 2005. I do not hold or claim for all the material on this site as being original and my creation. I merely want to convey my views and the contributors on this site who have just one single dream in their eyes... TO MAKE INDIA A TRUE WORLD LEADER, A LEADER OF HUMANITY.
Dr Ankur Agarwal
Parts of this site have been last updated on 1st March 2005. I do not hold or claim for all the material on this site as being original and my creation. I merely want to convey my views and the contributors on this site who have just one single dream in their eyes... TO MAKE INDIA A TRUE WORLD LEADER, A LEADER OF HUMANITY.