Great to be an Indian - Give this a thought
We still need a westerner to identify our Indian heroes. This country will never appreciate talents. As mentioned the most valuable talent in every person is to appreciate the other person's talent. We lack that talent and thereby would never prosper nor allow others to prosper. The biggest talent we have in our country is point fingers at a scape goat.
We will talk a lot about Bill Gates, but, not about Narayana Murthy. Becoz, Bill Gates is a westerner. Why are we racial towards our own people and wait for a western press to recognize our talent.
We accept that there was a bridge constructed across India and SriLanka some 17,50,000 years (in treydha ugha when Ramayana happened and Lord Rama existed) only when told using pictoral proofs from NASA. Why? Don't we claim that we have got all these INSATS on the orbit to do 'extraordinary' jobs for us? Where is it now? Why do we wait for NASA to claim what happened in India 17,50,000 years before?
The great mathematician Ramanujan needed a Prof Hardy to get himself recognized to the rest of the fellow Indians. Our Indians needed a westerner to recognize C V Raman as a great Physicist to the other fellow Indian. There are still a lots of Ramanujans, C V Ramans in this country waiting to be recognized by any western press or a westerner (will their dreams come true? will they be recognized?).
We will never change. Why are our news papers fast asleep. Come to think of it even reporters do not get credit from their own editors. How many press articles have you seen with the phrase 'By a Staff Reporter'? Why not the name of the reporter? Do you think we will change? Is this fair? Don't you think that talent must be recognized and given due credit?
So is it the fact only the rich and famous can live in this country? Is it true only our politicians can fly to USA for a health check-up in our tax money? If it is all true, then, why are we here?
Do we get our talents recognized in our home? The answer is most of the times a big 'no'. Do we get our talents then recognized at the place we work for? Again the answer most of the times is a big 'no'. Why? Think!
Our own country men will not recognize our fellow Indian. We need a Fortune or a Time magazine to do that for us.
I read this article compiled by a fellow countryman. He says its GREAT TO BE AN INDIAN? Is it? Read on...The text in blue, written to hopefully open eyes. DO WE CREATE HEROES? OR DOES THE WEST DO IT FOR US?
You may be aware of that after IT now India moving towards Biotechnology. According to one research India will emerge as a super power in IT & Medical research by 2025.
Q. Who is the Co-founder of Sun Microsystems? (The company which is sweeping the Internet with its brainchild Java)
A. Vinod Khosla
(Who is the founder of TCS? Not many prople know because the western journalists haven't acknowledged it yet.)
Q. Who is the Creator of Pentium Chip? (Needs no introduction, 90% of the today's computers run on it)
A. Vinod Dham
Who is the inventor of India's supercomputer Param?
Q. Who is the third richest person on the world?
A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Azim Premji, CEO, Wipro. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6th position now.
Why should a Western magazine be a source of information for this data? OK, who is the third richest person in India? Should Fortune report this too?
Q. Who is the current president of AT&T Bell Labs? (AT & T Bell Labs is the creator of C, C++, Unix to name a few)
A. Arun Netravalli
Who is the CTO of CDAC, Pune?
Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail? (Hotmail is world's No. 1 web based email program)
A. Sameer Bhatia
Why didn't an Indian company purchase Hotmail and make it famous?
Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
A. Rajiv Gupta
Who is the GM of HP, India?
Q. Who is the Testing Director of Windows 2000?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika
Who is the testing director of ISRO, India?
We are known as the Indian Mafia (or Internet Mafia?).
We are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better than the whites and the natives. We are the success story in America. Let the world know what we stand for.
Why give statistics about Indians in USA? How about UK? Germany? Kenya? How about India itself?
"There are 3.22 Million Indians in America.
"38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
"12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
"36% of NASA employees are Indians.
" 34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians
"28% of IBM employees are Indians
"17% of INTEL employees are Indians
"13% of XEROX employees are Indians.
Some of these facts may be known to you. These facts were recently published in a German Magazine which deals with WORLD
(We need Germans to reinforce these facts.)
HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.
A. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
B. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
C. 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.
D. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987. (We need Americans to tell us Sanskrit is ideal for computer software?)
E. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast
regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
F. Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the
early 17th Century.
G. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The Very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
H. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.; Time taken by earth to orbit the sun:
(5th century) 365.258756484 days.
I. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century
long before the European mathematicians.
J. 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 (10 to the power of 6) whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during
the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 1012(10 to the power of 12).
K. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. (Aagain, America has to do the R & D)
L. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of Wireless communication was Prof.
Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi. (USA based IEEE has to tell us this)
M. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
N. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake called 'Sudarshana' was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta
O. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
P. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs,
fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were
used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts. (We conveniently forget about this. Once the West popularizes this, we re-learn from them)
Q. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley(Indus Valley Civilization)
R. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
QUOTES ABOUT INDIA (Note: All quotes about India are by non-Indians. Do we lack famous people?)
A. Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
B. Mark Twain said: 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. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
C. French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days
when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
D. Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single
soldier across her border.
All the above is just the TIP of the iceberg, the list could be endless.
Great to be an Indian? Read on...
The source of all/most of these facts originate from the West. Does that mean that only when the West acknowledges our greatness, only then can we acknowledge it our greatness?
How about the wealth of talent in India? To hell with them, hm? Till they get acknowledged in the West? Like M.Night Shyamalan or Narendra Karmakar. And then let us LAMENT about BRAIN DRAIN.
Even to pat ourselves on our backs, we need a NON-INDIAN to tell HOW GREAT WE INDIANS ARE!!!
THE GREATEST TALENT IS THE ABILITY TO APPRECIATE TALENT.
RECOGINZE GOOD WORK AND GIVE MERIT IT'S DUE.
THAT'S THE LEAST YOU CAN DO.