March 23, 1931- Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev Death Anniversary

binagupta / 4 yrs ago /

23rd march 1931 in the morng time legendar BHAGATH SINGH, RAJGURU,SUKHDEV Were hanged to death for our nation.

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Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp) ? 
A. Rajiv Gupta 

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 Azim Premji, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6 th 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 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. 

Q. 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). YET, 
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. 

Some 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 INDIA . 
1.  India  never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history. 
2.  India  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  University  of  Nalanda  built in the 4 th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient  India  in the field of education. 
4. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software. 

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,  India  was once the richest empire on earth. 

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  India  . 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,  India  was the only source of diamonds to the world. 

11.  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. 
12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra. 

13. Chess was invented in  India  . 
14. 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 ancientIndia . 
15. 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). 
16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in  India  in 100 BC. 

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  )

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 evershining 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  . 

Say proudly, I AM AN INDIAN. 

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Sakshi / / 1 year ago

im proud 2 b an indian!
but we all hav 2 work very hard 2 give our motherland its past glory again

binagupta / / 4 yrs ago

ashish: your point is well taken! I wanted to remind about his death anniversary and also for a change bring out the achievements of Indians as usually i for one speak about the corruption and huge money garlands etc etc.-
at the end of the day
I am proud of my Indian roots

Aashish I dimri / / 4 yrs ago
Aashish I dimri

Beena G,
Though the title was good, but the content was negligible.
How come ,a very seasoned mind forget that Bhagat Singh,Sukh Dev and Rajguru had nothing to do with successful PIOs, but the landless, helpless and oppressed countrymen.
Isn't it a great paradox that Bhagat Singh was a staunch socialist, but he is indirectly being compared with proponents of capitalism.
Hope, you would re-read meaning of Mera Rang De Basanti Chola !
In simple words, I was expecting some thing pertinent to the topic.

binagupta / / 4 yrs ago

suju: jai hind

Sujatha Karthikeyan / / 4 yrs ago
Sujatha Karthikeyan

Hi Binaji,

I am proud to be an Indian. Jai Ho!!!!

Thanks for sharing all this info!!!


p.s. Hope you got my note.

binagupta / / 4 yrs ago

i was waiting for u on this one

jaijui / / 4 yrs ago

dear bina,
u have made us all nostalgic..aware of our India
and yes she has come a long way baby !!


binagupta / / 4 yrs ago

Raj:yes I totally agree;)

Raj Arumugam / / 4 yrs ago
Raj Arumugam

Many interesting facts and I like the ending words in your blog. India, in my view has been sleeping, but I know there's a new energy and the new India that is shaping now will once again offer to the world her energy, leadership and wisdom.

binagupta / / 4 yrs ago

tx devi:) we must never forget them!

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