Happy Independence Day !!!!
Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp) ?
A. Rajiv Gupta
Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today's
computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm
Who is the third richest man on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji, who
is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of
is at 6 th position
Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail
is world's No.1 web based email program)?
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
Who is the new MTD
of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?
Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.
Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in
, even faring better than
the whites and the natives.
are 3.22 millions of Indians in
(1.5% of population)
of doctors in
36% of NASA scientists are Indians.
of Microsoft employees are Indians.
of IBM employees are Indians.
of INTEL scientists are Indians.
13% of XEROX employees are! Indians.
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
never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
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
built in the 4 th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient
in the field of education.
4. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for
5. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
6. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and
underdeveloped through political corruption,
was once the richest empire
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, and he explained the
concept of what is now k! nown 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
. 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 10 53.
10. According to the Gemmological Institute of America, up until 1896,
was the only source of diamonds to the world.
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
12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in
13. Chess was invented in
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
15. When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000
years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in
16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in
in 100 BC.
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
scholar Romain Rolland.
conquered and dominated
culturally for 20 centuries
without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
(former Chinese ambassador to
OF 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