Reproducing what I read to a question in this forum.
There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA ----1.5% of the population -----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.
Will these facts help the foreigners realize that India is no longer a country of Sadhus and snake charmers?
All the statics that you have mention is simly NOT true. It takes common sense only to understand why. Why don't we see and Indian whenever we get to see a scene of scientists looking at a bay of Computer screens in a NASA room where all the action is taking place. I read in Reader's Digets long back an article in which it was mentioned that when a delegation of Ford Motors visited a car manufacturer of China, they were surprised when they were told that the Conveyor Belt was invented by there founding president. They were so confident about it that the Ford people didn't dare inform them about Henry Ford and the concept of Conveyor Belts. It is good and even patriotic to pat one's back and project oneself as having arrived (alongwith "statistics"). Perhaps one day what you mention here may come true! Who knows??
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1. No one considers India a land of sadhus and snake charmers.
2. But it is also true that people get amused and amazed at people travelling in loal trains without doors, which are highly dangerous. Professional pushers of Japan is a much better concept after knowing about deaths on railway tracks.
3. It's a pity that despite all the facts mentioned above, India still continues to struggle with crumbling infrastructure and all the problems.
4. I have all due regards, but it's time, we see the mirror.