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Facts about India

Posted on: February 21, 2009


Let the world know what we stand for.

  • 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.

  •  India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  • India invented the Number System.
  • Aryabhatta invented zero.
  •  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.
  • Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987.



  •   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.
  •  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.
  •  The art of Navigation was born in the riverSindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The Word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.

  •  Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by theearth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.; Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
  •  Budhayana first calculated the value of pi, andhe explained the concept of what is known as thePythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the6th century long before the European mathematicians Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from  India;
  •  Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the11th century ; The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10 6(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).
  •  According to the Gemological Institute of  America, up until 1896,India was the only source fordiamonds to the world. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a  century-old suspicion in the world scientifi  community that the pioneer of Wireless  communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
  • The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra. According to Saka King  rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake  called ‘Sudarshana’  was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during  Chandragupta Maurya’s time.
  •   Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
  •  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, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found    in many texts.
  •  When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu  Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  •  The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
All the above is just the TIP of the iceberg, thelist 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 INDIA. PROUD to be an INDIAN.


Facts to make every Indian Proud

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

Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today’s computers run on it)?
Answer: Vinod Dahm

Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
Answer: According to the latest report Lakshmi Niwas Mittal is the 3rd richest man in world in 2005.

Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world’s No.1 web based email program)?
Answer: 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)?
Answer: Arun Netravalli

Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
Answer: Rajiv Gupta

Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000,responsible to iron out all initial problems?
Answer: Sanjay Tejwrika

Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
Answer: Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.

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).

Interesting Fatcs About India

  1. India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  2. The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  3. Chess was invented in India.
  4. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  5. The ‘Place Value System’ and the ‘Decimal System’ were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  6. India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
  7. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  8. The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  9. The world’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  10. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  11. India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India’s wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
  12. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
  13. The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician 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.
  14. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world (Source : Gemological Institute of America).
  15. India exports software to 90 countries.
  16. The four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.
  17. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  18. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.





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