Why Indians are influential
Dr Shabir Choudhry
In response to my article ‘Why Jews are powerful and Muslims are powerless’ I got a lot of response. Many appreciated it but some, once again, called me a ‘Yahoodi agent’ – agent of Jews, just because I have highlighted some of the contribution made by Jews to science and learning. Some said Jews are killing innocent Palestinians and you are praising them.
First of all I wrote that piece before the present crises started in
As for blame game is concerned it is part of political culture of
Since that I have been ‘awarded’ with such more ‘titles’ for my political and literary work, but I have not given - in to this harassment, intimidation and blackmailing; and continued with my jihad of speaking truth and providing knowledge which I think is based on facts, and by promoting culture of tolerance, moderation and accountability.
Why Indians are influential
Today what we witness is (which is acknowledged by some Pakistani writers and politicians) that Pakistan stands alone in comity of nations; and majority of the countries, including Muslim countries stand with India; and take pride in having relations with India. Economically, politically, democratically, militarily and financially both countries are miles apart, emotionalism aside there is no comparison between them; both countries had to travel a long journey to reach this stage.
Victory always has more than one claimant, and no one likes to share blame in failure; and as Pakistan’s failures is too obvious in many fields I would not like to point them out as it could upset my Pakistani brothers, hence more allegations against me. Fact however remains that
Richest man in the world is an Indian, Mukesh Ambani who was born in April 1957. He completed his graduation in Chemical engineering, and studied for MBA at
The fifth richest man is also an Indian, Lakshmi Mittal with total value of $50.9 billion. He was born on 15th of June 1950 in Rajasthan. He heads the multi national steel company Mittal Steel, which is one of the largest steel companies in the world, with steel making facilities in fourteen countries with 150,000 employees.
General Manager of Hewlett Packard is an Indian, Rajiv Gupta; creator of Pentium chip (90% of the today's computers run on it) is also an Indian, Vinod Dahm. Creator of world's No1 web based email program – hotmail is also an Indian - Sabeer Bhatia. The president of AT & T-Bell Labs - creator of programmes like C, C++, Unix etc is an
There are 3.22 millions of Indians in
- 38% of doctors in
are Indians; USA
- 12% scientists in
are Indians; USA
- 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.
- Indians constitute ten percent of all medical students in
- Indians own nearly 40% of all the small and mid-size hotels in the country.
- Four out of 10
Silicon Valleystartups are run by Indians.
- Indians are the richest immigrant class in the
, with nearly 200,000 millionaires. US
- Between 1990 and 2000, the population of Indian scientists and engineers (S&E) in
Silicon Valleygrew by 646%.
Apart from that
There are over 70,000 bank branches in
Indian immigrants have founded more engineering and technology companies in the
Based on analysis of the World Intellectual Property Organization, patent databases, the largest group of immigrant non-citizen inventors were Chinese (Mainland and Taiwan-born). Indians were second, followed by the Canadians and British.
This list is not complete, as all the data cannot be included in one article. Most of the above data deals with the Indians in the
There are more Indians in
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.
Writer is a Spokesman of Kashmir National Party, political analyst and author of many books and booklets. Also he is Director Institute of Kashmir Affairs. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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