Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ten most admired Indians

According to a poll conducted by "The WEEK" in 2000 the list of most admiring Indians are :

2.Lata Mageshkar
3.Sachin Tendulkar
4.Amitabh Bachchan
5.Kiran Bedi
6.Chandra Babu Naidu
7.Aishwarya Rai
8.APJ Abul Kalam
9.Saurav Ganguly
10.Amartya Sen

Look 30% are women

Poll methodology
Step 1: A list of 100 eminent Indians was collated jointly by The Week and market research and opinion polling agency TNS Mode.

Step 2: The list was given to 1047 persons in 6 cities, asking them to sort the names into four categories: people they admired a lot, people they admired somewhat, people they did not admire, and people they did not know. And then rank the top 10 from those whom they admired.

Step 3: The ranks were given a score, the topmost being 10. A mean rank score was computed for each contender. Based on the mean rank score, the 10 most admired Indians were shortlisted.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Great Son of India

Dhyan Chand

His quicksilver agility on the field as a centre-forward and captain of the Indian hockey team became legendary. It earned him the name 'hockey wizard'. Such was Dhyan Chand's reputation, that people thought he used a special hockey stick. Olympic officials in Holland took it apart to see if there was a magnet inside. In Japan, they decided he used some sort of super glue. German dictator Adolf Hitler offered to buy Dhyan Chand's hockey stick. A Vienna sports club has a statue of Dhyan Chand depicting him with four arms holding four hockey sticks!Dhyan Chand was a member of the Indian hockey team which won a gold medal in its first appearance in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. He played a stellar role in its win in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. In the 1936 Berlin Games, Dhyan Chand was the captain and led India to victory over Germany in the final. Out of the 338 goals scored by the Indians in 37 matches in 1932, Dhyan Chand contributed an astounding 133! In 1947, at the age of 42, and semi-retired, he accompanied a young Indian team to East Africa and scored 61 goals in 22 games!A team-member, Olympic gold medallist Keshav Dutt says,"Dhyan Chand knew where each player was without having to look. It was almost psychic." Another team-mate Gurbux Singh recounts how even in 1959, when he was way past his best, no Indian player could win the ball in a bully-off with Dhyan Chand.India issued a stamp in his honour in 1980.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Great Son of India

Amitabh Bachchan born 11-10-1942 is a renowned Indian film actor, popular mostly in the India and the Middle East. Bachchan's acting career began in 1969, reaching heights in the mid 70-80s. After withdrawing from acting career, Bachchan returned in 2000 as the host of the television show Kaun Banega Crorepati . He is presently active in the Indian film industry.
Bachchan was also a member of Indian Parliament (MP), being elected in 1984 from Allahabad. His political career was short lived as he resigned from this post after only 3 years.

Amitabh's 10 Best Dialogues:
10. Kaalia
"Hum jaha pe khade ho jaate hein , line wahin se shuru hoti hai."
9. Trishul
"Sahi baat ko sahi waqt pe kiya jaye to uska maza hi kuch aur hai, aur main sahi waqt ka intezaar karta hoon."
8.Satte Pe Satta
"Chain kuli ki, main kuli ki chain! Chain kuli ki, main kuli ki chain! Chain kuli ki, main kuli ki chain!"
7.Chupke Chupke
"Jis tarah gobhi ka phool phool hokar bhi phool nahi hota, waise hi gainde ka phool bhi phool hokar phool nahi hota."
"Yeh tumhare baap ka ghar nahin, police station hai! Is liye sidhi tarah khade raho!"
5. Agneepath
"Pura naam, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. Baap ka naam, Dinanath Chauhan; Maa ka naam, Suhasini Chauhan, gaon Mandwa; umar chhattis saal..."

4.Namak Halal
"I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English because English is a very phunny language."

"Rishte me to hum tumhare baap lagte hain , naam hai Shahenshah."
2. Deewar
"Haan, main sign karoonga, lekin pehle us aadmi ka sign le ke aao, jisne mera baap ko chor kaha tha ; pehle us aadmi ka sign le ke aao jisne meri maa ko gali deke naukri se nikal diya tha; pehle us aadmi ka sign le ke aao jisne mere haath pe ye ('mera baap chor hai') leekh diya tha. Uske baad... Uske baad, mere bhai, tu jo kahega us par main sign karoonga."
"Tumhara naam kya hai, Basanti?"

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Proud to be Indian (India in USA)

According to a survey

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.

We can rule the world any time .....

Monday, October 09, 2006

India Pakistan Wars

The first test for the Indian armed forces came shortly after independence with the first Indo-Pakistani conflict (1947-48). The military was called upon to defend the borders of the state of Jammu and Kashmir when tribals--principally Pathans--attacked from the northwest reaches of Kashmir on October 22, 1947. India's 161st Infantry Brigade was deployed and thwarted the advance of the tribal forces. In early November 1947, the 161st counterattacked and successfully broke through the enemy defenses. Despite early successes, the Indian army suffered a setback in December because of logistical problems. The problems enabled the forces of Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir, as the part of Kashmir under Pakistani control is called) to take the initiative and force the Indian troops to retreat from the border areas. In the spring of 1948, the Indian side mounted another offensive to retake some of the ground that it had lost. No doubt fearing that the war might move into Pakistan proper, regular units of the Pakistani army became more actively involved. As the conflict escalated, the Indian leadership was quick to recognize that the war could not be brought to a close unless Pakistani support for the Azad Kashmir forces could be stopped. Accordingly, on the advice of Governor General Earl Louis Mountbatten (Britain's last viceroy in India in 1947 and governor general of India, 1947-48), the Indian government sought United Nations (UN) mediation of the conflict on December 31, 1947. There was some opposition to this move within the cabinet by those who did not agree with referring the Kashmir dispute to the UN. The UN mediation process brought the war to a close on January 1, 1949. In all, 1,500 soldiers died on each side during the war.

Proud to be Indian(Indian Mirchi)

The Tezpur Chilli called after the area where it is grown is the hottest chilli on earth.It has highest Scoville units per capsaicin (a unit to measure hottness).

We Indians are hot......

Friday, October 06, 2006

Proud to be Indian( Indian Post)

India Possesses the largest postal network in the world.It comprises 154149 post offices of which 89% are located in 604341 villages.Letters are collected from 564701 letterboxes and processed by a network of 573 Railway Mail Services(RMS).

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Proud to be Indian (Record)

There are more than 5000 dailies,16000 weeklies and over 6000 fortnightlies in Indian language,higher then any other country.

This shows Indians read more than others in world.

Proud to be Indian (Indian Woman Leads in Business)

Indra Nooyi was born in India and become the highest ranking Indian-born woman in corporate world.Nooyo was ranked 43rd in Fortune's list of 50 powerful women in business.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Proud to be Indian (Top of World)

The Indian Astronomical observatory (IAO) is situated 4,517 m above mean see-level in Ladakh,Jammu and Kashmir.This Observatory-commissioned in the year 2002 is highest in the world.Himank situated near Ladhak is the world's highest motorable road at an altitude of 18,380 feet above sea level.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Proud to be Indian (Highest Conference Hall)

Indian Army's Conference Hall on the border at Nathula near Gangtok is built at a height of 14,600 ft.Maj.Gen.PPS Bindra and 104 engineers of the army worked for 7 months to complete the task in May 1998.