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    Some of these facts may be known to you.These facts were recently
    published in a German Magazine which deals with


    India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of
    India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by
    The World's first university was established in Takshshila 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 was one of the
    greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of
    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
    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.
    The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
    The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word
    NAVGATHI. 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 sun5th 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
    .This theorem is nothing but Shulva Sutra. 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(10 to
    the power of 6) whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053(10 to
    the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during
    the Vedic period.
    According to the Gemological Institute of America, until 1896,
    India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
    USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion in
    the world scientific community that the pioneer of Wireless
    communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
    The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in
    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, ractures, urinary stones,
    even plastic surgery and brain surgery.
    Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. ver 125
    surgical equipment were used.
    Deep knowledge of anatomy, hysiology, etiology, embryology,
    digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many
    When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000
    years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley
    (Indus Valley Civilization) . The place where, the decimal system
    was developed first in India in 100 BC.
    According to one research, India will emerge as a super power in
    IT & Medical research by 2025.
    Who is the Co-founder of Sun Microsystems? (The company which is
    sweeping the internet with its brainchild Java)

    -Vinod Khosla

    Who is the Creator of Pentium Chip? (Needs no introduction, 90% of
    the today's computers run on it)

    -Vinod Dahm

    Who is the third richest person on the world?

    According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine,it is Aziz
    Premji, CEO, Wipro. The Sultan of Brunei is at 6th position now.

    Who is the current president of AT&T Bell Labs? (AT & T Bell Labs
    is the creator of C, C++, Unix to name a few)

    -Arun Netravalli .

    Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail? (Hotmail is world's
    popular web based email program)

    -Sabeer Bhatia

    Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?

    -Rajiv Gupta

    Who is the Testing Director of Windows 2000?

    -Sanjay Tejwrika

    Who is the Vice President - Credit Risk Management, Bank of

    -Sanjay Gupta

    Who are CEOs of the following well known companies?

    Please find the answers yourself.

    AppNet America Online (The Largest ISP in the World)

    WebMethods Lucent Technologies (Pioneer in Fiber Optics)

    Proxicom Network Solutions (The sole web domain assigner)

    General Dynamics Corporation

    Lazard Freres Litton PRC Columbia Capital Primus Communications
    Discovery Communications

    Bell Atlantic

    Cable & Wireless

    The Motley Fool Hughes Network Systems


    MCI Worldcom





    Teligent, Inc.


    U.S. Airways

    CIENA Corp.

    BioNetrix Net 2000

    Communications Computer Associates

    SAIC Startec INOVA Health System Cvent.com

    Eglobe Metrocall, Inc.

    DynCorp Consumer Elec Ass'n.The Carlyle Group Cyveillance

    Nextel Communications Fannie Mae Intelsat Draper Atlantic Venture

    L.P. Freddie Mac Manugistics

    Raytheon Systems Corporation pacevest

    Do you find anything common between them ?

    Yes, they are all Indians.

    We are known as the indian Mafia (or Internet Mafia?).

    We are the wealthiest among all ethinic groups in America.

    We are the suceess story in America.

    There are 3.22 Million Indians in America.

    38% of Doctors in America are Indians.

    12% of Scientists in America are Indians.

    36% of NASA employees are Indians.

    34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians

    28% of IBM employees are Indians

    17% of INTEL employees are Indians

    13% of XEROX employees are 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
    constructive 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.

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    So can I assume that you are inferring that the rest of us just don't measure up because we are not from India?

    Oh, you left out the part about Indians (as evidenced above) having the biggest egos on the planet too. And let's not forget that India is also a world leader in child slave labor. Why didn't you brag about that?

    If you're gonna rub the bright spots in the rest of the world's collective face, you might as well face the dark side too, because every country has one...mine as well as yours.
    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

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    Would you like me to bow down to you in subservience? Now **** off!
    \"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.\" -- Dom Helder Camara

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    everyone likes ontopic discussions

    Muhammad ibn Musa abu Abdallah al-Khorezmi al-Madjusi al-Qutrubulli was born about 810AD in Khorezm (now Uzbekistan)

    ten works of Al-Khorezmi's are known today. these include Kitab az-zij al-sindhind a set of astronomical tables including the first sine and cotangent tables. Kitab hisab al-'adad al-hindi an arithmetic text. and Kitab al-muhtasar fi hisab al-gabr w'al-muqabalah a compact text on the solution of equations.

    The third book Latinised as Ludus algebrae et almucgrabalaeque gave us the word algebra.
    The second, Latinised as Algorithmi de numero Indorum, brought the Hindu-Arabic number system to Europe. That is the base 10 number system with a symbol for zero and nine others whose values depend on their position. in medieval times, arithmetic was identified with his name, rendered as Algorismus

    Al-Khorezmi's text on artihmetic included all the basic arithmetical processes by which numbers could be added, subtracted, doubled, halved, multiplied, divided and their square roots extracted. Today his name lives on as the description of any clear and precise procedeure for solving a given problem: an Algorithm. Face it, it could have been alot worse!
    Hmm...theres something a little peculiar here. Oh i see what it is! the sentence is talking about itself! do you see that? what do you mean? sentences can\'t talk! No, but they REFER to things, and this one refers directly-unambigeously-unmistakably-to the very sentence which it is!

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    I wouldn't dispute what you have said (V)/\><, mainly because I know it to be true But I'm not so sure how relevant or appropriate this thread is anyway. Why does he feel the need to justify India's greatness? And some of those facts are debateable: In all the pages on pi I have read, and the assignments on pi I have had to do, never have I heard of a guy called Budhayana. afaik Archimedes came up with the first decent approximation of pi. The first university to the best of my knowledge, was in France, not India.

    I have found this article on many sites - just out of interest, what magazine did it come from?

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    I don't intend to tell that any civilisation is bad. My only intension is to reveal some facts the world does not know. Today, the world sympathises our country for some facts like child labour and living standards. I want the world to know that we have a very ancient civilization
    and from the history , it is clear that no indian want to conquer others. ie, we are very much peace loving and i want a discussion about ancient civilizations. There are some great ancient civilizations and i want to understand about them as well.



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    I thought this was a security website? I think you may have gotten this one confused with www.history.com. Maybe you could find some good forums there for this stuff. And maybe the people there will care also.
    \"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.\"
    -Albert Einstein \"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.\"

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    I thought this was a security website? I think you may have gotten this one confused with www.history.com. Maybe you could find some good forums there for this stuff. And maybe the people there will care also.
    \"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.\"
    -Albert Einstein \"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.\"

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    is it true that in india people wipe their asses with one hand and shake with the other so as not to spread disease due to their lack of sanitation? just something i heard and was curious about.

    the mayans had a complex system of math and science. they practically invented the game of basketball. they also had an incredibally advanced astronomical college they also sacrificed people daily and were one of the bloodiest races around. just goes to prove that intelligence and common sense do not go hand in hand.
    just like water off a duck\'s back... I AM HERE.

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