India Meme

March 20 2010

1. Indians did invent the zero.

2. Even though, India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world.

3. Indian did invent the game of Chess.

4. Swastika is often confused with Nazi symbol which is a very auspicious symbol for Indian, with Hinduism as their faith.

5. Indian ranks #1 with $1.456 trillion of undocumented money or Black Money. We are  a poor county
Outsourcing is more of a curse than a boon to Indian economy, but since its easier math with outsourcing, it is considered as first business of most of the Indian entrepreneurs, yes, including , Infy. TCS , Wipro.

6. Tea is a preferred drink in India, which was a gift from our colonial masters.

7. ‘Frontline’ is the World most underrated Indian magazine, which actually is quite good, considering the alternative for Hindu.

8. Jammu & Kashmir were actually great tourist destination, like Paris or Switzerland and people; had to book accommodation/tickets in advance, before terrorism, screwed the beauty and serenity of the valley.

9. Indian Army is the world’s second largest force and they all deserve each bit of our sincerest wishes, after all it is they who lay their lives in the battle field and not politicians, who should in, my opinion should serve at-least for 5 years, to understand the value of a human life.

10. We always offer water, tea, coffee, cool drinks and something to  eat to all our guest, no matter who you are and what time it is.

11. India has the largest Postal network in the world with 1,55,618 Post Offices at the end of the financial year i.e. 31.3.2003 including 1,39,081 Post Offices in rural areas.

12. We stay with our parents even after marriage, generally, folks in US  and Europe think that it is crazy, but it is what it is.

13. Years till the British came to India and stole took away snatched exchanged most of it, for the miserly.
We along with China are the two richest countries in natural resources, that is one of the main reasons why there is so much population in this Asian landscape… All the wanderers who came here settled here!! The Mongolian’s and Aryans took the two most rewarding places on this planet as far as natural resources are concerned. The Turks tried to come in however they only managed to get some parts of India, and they largely settled in the Indian Subcontinent. This is the most significant reason for the high population, as there were more resources and less hardship the concentration of people happened and then they kept reproducing… and you know the rest.

14. India receives 20 inches of fresh rainfall each year… meaning almost 2 feet under water, this is an unbelievable gift we have….

15. Most of the cases, Indians will give more importance to family over friends.

16. We are not health-conscious, yet.

17. The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshipers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

18. The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat’. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowries shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

19. The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.

20. 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. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used 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 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

21. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.

22. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

23. Ushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

24. The Venkateshwara Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

25. India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.

26. Yoga & Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries. which proves my point India is good at creating stuff but not so good in marketing/ IP protection.

27. The first reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra India?

28. World may be surprised that Indian national sport is not Cricket its hockey and no one cares.

29. One good and bad thing about India is we are open to every change and embrace everything with open arm, even if it hurts at first and then get used to it.  But, still this country is because of few of those,  who dare to fight odds  for the most basic rights.

30. I am proud to be Indian... What about you?

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