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Be Proud to be an Indian

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 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 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.

Quotes about India by Others

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, 1879-1955 - German scientist and humanist

When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect about how God created this universe, everything else appears superfluous.
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955 - German scientist and humanist

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, 1835-1910 - American author and humorist

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)

If there is one place on the face of this 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."
Romain Rolland, French Philosopher 1886-1944

India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages. India was the mother of our philosophy, of much of our mathematics of the ideals embodied in Christianity... of self-government and democracy. In many ways Mother India is the mother of us all.
Will Durant, American Historian, 188-1981

I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it, Inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, Possessing everything, but possessed by nothing.
Apollonius Tyaneus, first century CE - Greek thinker and traveler

Among all nations, during the course of centuries and throughout the passage of time, India was known as the mine of wisdom and the fountainhead of justice and good government, and the Indians were credited with excellent intellect, exalted ideas, universal maxims, rare inventions, and wonderful talents.
Qadi Sa'id, 1029-1070 - Arab Muslim scientist of Cordova, Moorich

It does not behoove us, who were merely savages and barbarians when the Indians and Chinese people were civilized and learned, to dispute their antiquity.
Voltaire, 1694-1778 - French author and philosopher

The motion of the stars calculated by the Hindus before some 4500 years vary not even a single minute from the tables we are using today. [Cassine and Meyer tables used in the nineteenth century]
Jean-Sylvain Bailly, 1736 1793 - French astronomer

The Sanskrit language is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either.
Sir William Jones, 1746-1794 - British jurist and Indologist

In the whole world, there is no study, except that of the original Vedas, so beneficial and so elevating as that of Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life; it will be the solace of my death. They present the fruit of the highest knowledge and wisdom.
Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860 - German philosopher

The Indian teaching teaches to speak truth, love others, and to dispose trifles. The East is grand and makes Europe appear the land of trifles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 - American poet and philosopher

In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmological philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and the literature seem puny and trivial.
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862 - American poet and philosopher

If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power, and beauty that nature can bestow, in some parts a very paradise on earth, I should point to India.
Friedrich Max M. Muller, 1823-1900 - Renowned German scholar and Indologist

Tolstoy not only read the Ved but also spread their teachings in Russia. He included many of the sayings of the Ved and the Upanishad in his collections.
Alexandra Shifman on Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910 - Russian author and philosopher

The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. On the face of India are the tender expressions, which carry the Creator's hand.
George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950 - Irish author and literary critic

The history of India for many centuries had been happier, less fierce, and more dreamlike than any other history. In these favorable conditions, they built a character meditative and peaceful and a nation of philosophers such as could nowhere have existed except in India.
HG Wells, 1866-1946 - Sociologist, historian, and author

It is already becoming clear that a chapter, which had a Western beginning, will have an Indian ending, if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race.
Arnold Joseph Toynbee, 1889-1975 - British historian

India conquered and dominated China culturally for twenty centuries without having to send a single soldier across her border.
Hu Shih, 1891-1962 - Former Chinese ambassador to the United States

[The Bhagavad Gita] is one of the clearest and most comprehensive summaries of the perennial philosophy ever to have been done.
Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963 - English novelist

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967 - American nuclear physicist (father of the atom bomb)

About a thousand of their [the Jews'] forefathers fled from Palestine to India after the destruction of the second temple in 135 CE, and were welcomed by the Hindu ruler of the time, who allowed them to settle wherever they pleased. The governing factor in politics was dharma (righteousness) , rather than any panth (denomination).
Geoffrey Moorhouse, 1931- - Travel author

Says Swami Vivekananda, "Like the gentle dew that falls unseen and unheard, and yet brings into blossom the fairest of roses, has been the contribution of India to the thought of world."

Adapted from the slide show "Mera Bharat Mahan"
presented by Indiatimes (

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.



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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 01/23/13