In June 2004, Mr Laloo Parsad Yadav became Railways Minister of India. Immediately after assuming office, his first order was to replace Kulhars (earthern pots) at all Railways Stations and trains. A dip in kulhars gives the feel of Anglo-Indian tea. He did it to attain popularity among kumhars. He overlooked as to they wont be able to supply it. In Haryana alone, they need about 1 lac kulhars. These are costlier, difficult to carry. Even the particular clay that is used to make these kulhars is not available in plenty. At times, these may be smelly too.
FEW FACTS TO MAKE EVERY INDIAN PROUD
Q. Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?
Ans: Vinod Khosla.
Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip?
Ans: Vinod Dahm.
Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
Ans : 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.
Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail?
Ans : 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)?
Ans : Arun Netravalli.
Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
Ans: Rajiv Gupta
Q: Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing
Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?
Ans : Sanjay Tejwrika
Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank,
Mckensey & Stanchart?
Ans: Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana
+++ 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
+ 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 recently published in a German
magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.
+ India never invaded any country in her last
1000 years of history.
+ India invented the Number system. Aryabhatta
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.
According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for
+ Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine
known to humans.
Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and
underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire
The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word
"Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
+ 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
+ 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.
+ According to the Gemmological Institute of
America, up until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world.
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.
+ The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation
was built in Saurashtra.
+ Chess was invented in India.
+ 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
+ When many cultures in the world were only
nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan
culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilisation).
+ The decimal system was developed in India in
+++ 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
+ 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
(Former Chinese Ambassador to the USA)
are some interesting facts about India and Indians.
3.The World's first university was established in Takshila in
9.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.
13.The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
27.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.
28.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 structure materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only."
29.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."
30.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."