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Why Indians are influential - From A Pakistani Writer

Published on: Thursday, 29th January 2009 05:32 AM     By      Administrator

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 "India's success is mainly due to its democratic system. Despite corruption and other contradictions and problems in the society, the democracy and investment in education, science and technology has helped India to advance; and play an important role in world politics. Let us look at some achievements made by Indians."

"There are 3.22 million Indians in USA - 1.5 percent of population, yet:

38 percent of doctors in USA are Indians;

12 percent scientists in USA are Indians;

36 percent of NASA scientists are Indians;

34 percent of Microsoft employees are Indians;

28 percent of IBM employees are Indians;

17 percent of INTEL scientists are Indians;

13 percent of XEROX employees are Indians.

Indians constitute ten percent of all medical students in America.

Indians own nearly 40 percent of all the small and mid-size hotels in the country.

Four out of 10 Silicon Valley startups are run by Indians.

Indians are the richest immigrant class in the US, with nearly 200,000 millionaires.

Between 1990 and 2000, the population of Indian scientists and engineers (S and E) in Silicon Valley grew by 646%.

Apart from that India consumes a fifth of the world's gold output. India is the largest producer and consumer of tea in the world, accounting for more than 30 percent of global production and 25 percent of consumption. India is the world's premier centre for diamond cutting and polishing. Nine out of every 10 stones sold in the world pass through India. India's Hero Honda is the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, with 2002 production of 1.7m units. India has the second-largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world. India has the third-largest investor base in the world.

India has the third-largest army in the world, nearly 1.5 million strong. Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world, with a staff of 1.6 million people under single management. India is the second-largest cement-producing country in the world, producing more than 110m tonnes. India is the largest democracy in the world, with nearly 400m voting in the last national elections."


"There are more Indians in Britain than Pakistanis and Kashmiris put together. Whereas we have more people in prisons and in low level jobs; Indians have more people in 'white collar' jobs and places of power. We spend more time and money in arranging functions, welcome parties and receptions for police inspectors, 'patwaris' and local politicians from AJK and Pakistan than on education of our children and making political space for ourselves in Britain.

I have written this knowing that it will open a flood gate of criticism against me because in our society we are taught to dislike and hate Hindus and Jews; and I have dared to highlight contributions of both communities. I hope my message is understood in its true perspective that we need to channel our energies in making ourselves more competitive rather than cursing others for our mistakes and miseries."



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