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PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN

India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization.

India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

India is the world's largest democracy.

Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called "the ancient city" when Lord
Buddha visited it in 500 B.C.E, and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in
the world today.

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

The World's first university was established in Takshashila 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 - a report 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. Christopher Columbus was attracted by
India's wealth.
The art of Navigation was bornin the river Sindhu 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 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.
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.

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 Hindus used numbers as big as
10**53(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
10**12(10 to the power of 12).

IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific
community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish
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, physiology, 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 four religions born in India, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and


Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.

The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100
BC.
India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence
without violence.

India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.

India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.

India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super
computer indigenously.

Famous Quotes on India (by non-Indians)


• 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.
• 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
instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
• 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.
• 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.

Facts to make every Indian proud

Q. Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?


A. Vinod Khosla
Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the
today's computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm
Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?
A. 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.
Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web
based email program)?
A. 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)?
A. Arun Netravalli
Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
A. Rajiv Gupta
Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000,
responsible to iron out all initial problems?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika
Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
A. 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). ,
Cellphone Hazards
Dos and Dont's
- Use landlines instead of mobiles wherever - Don't use a cellphone if the signal is weak-that's
possible. when they shoot out more radiation
- Talk less, text more; invest in a hands-free - Opt for a low SAR (specific absorption rate)
kit phone and avoid sleeping with it.
- Children below eight should not be allowed - It's difficult, but try not to use a cellphone for
to use mobile phones except in emergencies. more than one-two minutes at a stretch.
- Try to live away from a cell phone tower-ideally more than five km away

7 Reasons Why You Should Worry


The data is mixed and experts differ. But there's growing concern that the ubiquitous wireless
technology has the potential to become the next public health disaster.

Heating trouble Genetic danger

Cellphones generate heat and these Cellphone and cellphone tower radiation stress
radiofrequencies are absorbed mostly by the cells, releasing DNA-damaging free radicals
head and neck. Heavy use increases the risk of and stress proteins that can cause degenerative
raised cellular, tissue as well as body brain damage like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or
temperature. Multiple Sclerosis.
Pregnancy and fertility Sleep disorders

Pregnant women more likely to have children May activate brain's stress system; make people
with problems. Cellphones can affect male more alert, bring down the ability to wind down
fertility, too. and reduce sleep
Children run a greater risk Long-term effects

With their developing nervous system, growing Over 10 years of heavy cellphone use can
tissues, thinner skulls, children run a greater double the risk of brain cancer and up the risk
risk of energy absorption. It can lead to memory of ear tumours by four times. Long-term use,
loss, inability to learn and behavioural issues. especially on one ear, may damage tissues in
the inner ear and lead to deafness

Cancer and tumours

Some researchers hold that radiofrequency fields are tumour initiators or they increase the uptake
of carcinogens in cells. The World Health Organisation Interphone study in 2008 suggested a
connection between long-term use and three types of tumours: glioma, cancer of the parotid (a
salivary gland near the ear) and acoustic neuroma (a tumour that occurs where the ear meets the
brain).-- 7 hours of talk time a week and 56 messages on average. That's how badly hooked metro
indians are to cellphones.