What makes India Great?

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Something about my Great Country India
(Subsequent upon comparison of India being done by some people with other neighboring countries, it has become necessary to remind what makes us incomparable. It will be ironical if we even think of comparison. Lets proud to be an Indian)
Read this and please tell me if it is worth debating or comparing India and any other neighboring country? If yes please tell me in which sector others can compete with India:
1) India is the Largest Democracy in the World-: Population: 1.1 Billion,
2) India is 10th most industrialized country,
3) India is the World's biggest back office,
4) India is among World's largest skilled workforce,
5) India will be Largest English speaking Nation by 2010,
6) 800 movies are made annually-- Bollywood overshadows Hollywood,
7) 6 Miss Universe / Miss world titles in last 10 years,
8) Low per capita income US $550 ; 26% live in poverty, literacy levels at 68%,
9) The Indian Diaspora:
38% of Doctors in America are Indians,
36% of NASA Scientists are Indians,
34% of Microsoft employees are Indians,
28% of IBM employees are Indians,
17% of Intel employees are Indians,
13% of Zerox employees are Indians,
10) India will eventually become World's third largest economy after China and the USA-- Goldman Sachs,
11) India among fastest growing GDPs in the world,
12) India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will exceed that of Italy in 2020, France in 2020, Germany in 2025 and Japan in 2035 -- Goldman Sachs
13) India's Foreign exchange reserves history 1990-91 $4 billion, 1995-96 $20 billion, 2001-02 $60 billion, 2002-03 $76 billion, 2003-04 $100 billion, 2004-05 close to $150 billion,
14) Indian Economy:
Robust growth of manufacturing,
agriculture and services, Low external debt 250 Fortune 500 companies outsource IT work to India,
Increased disposable income, increased wealth Large emerging affluent middle class,
15) Indian Aviation:
Air deccan-- 1st low cost domestic carrier,
Most International carriers now target India for network growth and profitability $5 billion capital infusion in Government owned carriers,
Airport privatization
16) India will be the second fastest growing travel and tourism market over 2005-2014 at 8.8% -- WTTC,
17) Size of Indian tourism is 330 million as of 2004,
18) Indians going abroad as of 2004:
Singapore -- 375,658
Saudi Arabia -- 373,636
UAE -- 336,046
Kuwait -- 293,621
Thailand -- 280,641
Bahrain -- 268,383 USA -- 257,271
China -- 213,611 U.K -- 205,065
Hongkong -- 193,705
NewZealand -- 16,862
19) India growth projections:
1999 -- 2.7%
2000 -- 3.4%
2001 -- 3.6%
2002 -- 4.2%
2003 -- 4.5%
2004 -- 5.9%
2005 -- 6.9%
2006 -- 8.0%
2007 -- 9.4%
2008 -- 11%
2009 -- 12.8%
2010 -- 15%
20) Drivers of outbound growth:
Increased charter operations,
Upper middle income group will remain largest segment,
Potential consumer pie will grow to 300 Million,
Age group of 15 to 49 likely comprise 62%,
Self-employed who account for over 40% will emerge as high potential target market,
Holiday finance will become popular,
21) Over 50 million Indians will travel overseas by 2020 -- World Trade Organization,
Other Important Data:
i) Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?
- Vinod Khosla
ii) Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today's computers run on it)?
- Vinod Dahm
iii) Who is the third richest man on the world?
- 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.
iv) Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web based email program)?
- Sabeer Bhatia
v) 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)?
- Arun Netravalli
vi) Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
- Rajiv Gupta
vii) Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?
- Sanjay Tejwrika
viii) 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 faring better than the whites and the natives. There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population).
Some of the following facts may be known to you. 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. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
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 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 stricken 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.
8. The value of pie 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 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 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 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 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 Civilization).
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)
More, what makes India Great (Incomparable with Neighbours):http://i19.tinypic.com/675r2ma.jpg

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Anonymous said…
Yes, I appreciate this one.
India's Ujjwal said…
good work.. Thanks for this one!

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