10 Things You Should Know About Indian Americans

1- According to Merrill Lynch, there were 200,000 millionaires of Indian origin back in times when the population of overseas Indians was far lesser than what it is today.

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2- India was the leading country of origin in the USA with 14 founders of billion dollar companies.

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3- Indian-Americans are the richest ethnic communities in the US with a median income of around 100,000 USD

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4- Around 71% of all Indians in the USA have a bachelor’s degree or higher and in comparison, the national average of 28%

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5- 40% of all Indians in the United States have a doctorate, master’s degree or other professional degrees which is again five times the national average of USA

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6- Around 35% or even more hotels in the US are owned by Indians and a vast majority of them are owned by the Patels of Gujarat.

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7- There are around 223,000 Indian-owned firms in the US that employ more than 600,000 employees.

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8- According to a 2014 study, 15% of start-ups in Silicon Valley were founded by Indians even though Indians made just 6% of the Valley’s working population

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9- According to Safra Catz, the CEO of the Software major Oracle Corporation, 75% of its management is actually from India.

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10- Pepsi, Microsoft, MasterCard, Google, Adobe, SanDisk, all of them have one thing in common and that is their CEOs who have at least finished their graduation (bachelors) from India.

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33,000 Indian Millionaires are living in UAE

 

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Indians have played a significant role in the development of the UAE. The overseas Indians who are living in the UAE are known for discipline, technical expertise, and low criminal activity.

The population of UAE is around 9.2 million, out of which only 1.2 are Emirati citizens. The UAE is home to 2.8 million Indians.

According to the 2005 report by Merril Lynch, there were around 33,000 Indian millionaires living in the USA.

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In 2015, the annual remittance made by the Indian community in the UAE was around 12.5 billion USD.

Source – India in Details

There should always be something bigger than your fears: Bernard D’sa

Warrior of Change” is an initiative to inspire positive change in the minds of people and empower them to start their own journey through powerful stories of real people striving hard to make a difference.

Our next Warrior of Change is Bernard D’sa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Raindrops Inc. (the parent company of Raindrops Publishers). He is deeply passionate about poetry, which reflects, in his work. He studied English literature along with philosophy and spirituality. He started as a writer and observed that it is very difficult to be published at Indian publishing scenario.Raindrops Inc. (Raindrops Company) came into being in 2012 and has been growing ever since. Continue reading

One Man Started a Forest and Another Moved The Mountains: Real Life Superheroes

“Warrior of Change” is an initiative to inspire positive change in the minds of people and empower them to start their own journey through powerful stories of real people striving hard to make a difference.

Our next Warrior of Change is Jadav Payeng and Dashrath Manjhi. Jadav is an  environmental activist and forest worker from Jorhat, India.  He is the man who single-handedly planted a 1,360-acre forest. He transformed a barren land into a lush new forest. Who says, a man alone can do nothing.

Jadav Payeng is the man who single-handedly started a forest.Watch the documentary here

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Dashrath Manjhi is the man who carved a mountain using hammer and chisel over a period of 22 years. Watch him here

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Here are two brave souls who devoted their entire lives for mother nature. One was determined to start a forest and another wanted to break a mountain and carve a path for his villagers.

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He single-handedly created 1,360 acres of the jungle when he was just a teenager worried about his homeland. “The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms. It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested,” says Payeng. He even transplanted ants to his burgeoning ecosystem to bolster its natural harmony.

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Dashrath, on the other hand, was ridiculed for having an ambition of moving the mountains. He tirelessly worked for 22 years and carved the mountain. His inspiration was the death of his beloved due to lack of medical attention. The villagers had to travel 70 kilometers to see a doctor, the distance was reduced to one kilometer after efforts of Dashrath. He was denied help or assistance from the Indian government.He was called the poor man’s Shah Jahan by filmmaker Ketan Mehta who has also made a documentary on his life.

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Sarafa Bazaar of Indore: Food Paradise of India

Indore is a city situated right in the centre of India. It’s love affair with food is long and legendary. It is common for Indoris to have serious dicussions and passionate debates about street food. Continue reading

10 Things You Do Not Know About Yoga

1. Yoga was first mentioned in Rig Veda

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But the exact history of Yoga is obscure due to its oral transmission. Modern scientists belive it to be as old as 10,000 years! Continue reading

Pictures of India that will shock the World

1- Mumbai

 

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Dwarka : 12,000 year old submerged city in the Arabian Sea

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Ayn Rand

Some truths can alter our reality, shuffle everything we know about human civilization and ancient technology.
I grew up listening to stories of majestic gods and wars. One of the fascinating was the story of Dwarka- one of the world’s oldest kingdoms built by Lord Krishna. As per Mahabharatha, the city of Dwarka was devoured by the sea after a brutal war where millions were killed.
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Mahabharat says that Dwarka had 900,000 royal palaces, all constructed with crystal and silver and decorated with emeralds.

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India has much more than Taj Mahal!

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru

Laxmi Vilas Palace – Baroda, Gujarat
Thirumalai Nayak Palace – Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Ujjayanta Palace – Agartala, Tripura
Lake Palace – Udaipur, Rajasthan
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
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 Jag Mandir
Jag Mandir (Hindu Temple-palace) is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 155. It is named as

 

The New Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India

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Jaisalmer Fort Palace, Rajasthan, India

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Mohabbat Maqabara Palace in Junagadh, Gujarat, India

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Akshardham Temple, India

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The Golden Temple, Amritsar

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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

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Mysore Palace

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Meenakshi Temple

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Samode Palace, Jaipur

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Junagad Palace-fort of Gujarat

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Qutab Minar

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Kumbhalgarh Fort

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Neemrana Fort Palace

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Source – Travel Blog

Lessons from Bhagvad Gita

Once the four Pandavas asked Krishna:

Q: “What is Kaliyuga and what will happen during Kaliyuga?”

A: Krishna smiled and said, “Let me demonstrate to you, the situation of Kaliyuga.” He took a bow and four arrows and shot them in four directions and ordered the four Pandavas to go and bring them back.

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Each of the four Pandavas went in the four different directions to search for the arrows.

When Arjuna picked an arrow, he heard a very sweet voice. He turned around and saw a cuckoo singing in a spellbinding voice but was also eating the flesh of a live rabbit which was in great pain. Arjuna was very surprised to see such a gory act by such a divine bird he left the place immediately.

Bhima picked arrow from a place, where five wells were situated. The four wells were surrounding a single well. The four wells were overflowing with very sweet water as if they were not able to hold water and surprisingly the well in the middle of these four overflowing wells was completely empty. Bhima was also puzzled at this sight.

Nakula was returning to the place after picking up the arrow. He stopped at a place where a cow was about to give birth. After giving birth the cow started licking the calf but continued to lick it even after the calf was clean. With great difficulty people were able to separate them and by that time the calf was injured badly. Nakula was puzzled by the behavior of such a calm animal.

Sahadeva picked arrow which fell near a mountain and saw a big boulder falling. The boulder was crushing the rocks and big trees on its way down, but the same boulder was stopped by a small plant. Sahadeva was also amazed at this sight.
All the Pandavas asked the meaning of these incidents. Krishna smiled and started explaining.

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“In Kaliyuga, the priests will have a very sweet voice and will also have great knowledge but they will exploit devotees the same way cuckoo was doing with rabbit.

In Kaliyuga poor will live among rich, those rich will have the enormous amount of wealth which will actually overflow but they will not offer a single penny to the poor same as the four wells didn’t have a single drop of water for the empty well.

In Kaliyuga parents will love their children so much that their love will actually spoil them and will destroy their lives similar to the love shown by the cow to her newborn calf.

In Kaliyuga people will fall in terms of character like the boulder from the mountain and they will not be stopped by anyone at the end only the name of God will be able to hold them from doom like the little plant held the boulder from further fall.”

~ Uddhava Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam