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Define India in one sentence





vineeth
I love people talking about different countries, cultures and customs... I am from India and I would like you from differnet countries say in one sentence or two that what do you think about India. Please note that its not at all about politics and all. I just wish to hear what others think.

For me its as follows...

"India is a place where people keeps their foot on the dirty grounds but heads in the supreme heights".
Horizon
As related to the period with Gandhi:

"A group of strong-hearted people capable of achieving many feats in the eyes of their country."

Eh, I'm not good with sentences.. I hope you get the general idea Wink
sana618
its difficult to describe such a big country in just one sentance.... but here goes.....

a vast study and knowladge of cultural, religion, Agriculture, Commerce and Industries, Science and Technology, ancient and morden Medicines.......

do you think i've managed to say atleast a part of what your country is!!!!!
coolclay
Well I don't mean to be rude or anything but the first thing that comes to my mind when someone says India is telemarketers or customer service lines and barely being able to understand what they are saying. But when I think of the country itself I think of the awful caste society that exists to keep some people from ever becoming anything in life.
adri
I'm just saying my thing here from my vision (don't be mad It's just the I see India)

A big but poor country with lots of elephants, forest and religious people (Ghandi...) and they don't like the Pakistans at the moment.


Happy Holidays



Adri
Hogwarts
I have no problem with India, or it's people, however my first thought off the top of my head on this is...

Far too much indentured labour, far too little being done about it

Sad
hunnyhiteshseth
coolclay wrote:
Well I don't mean to be rude or anything but the first thing that comes to my mind when someone says India is telemarketers or customer service lines and barely being able to understand what they are saying.


lolz.. Laughing Laughing . True. absolutely true. But, I guess now they have started employing more educated lot with proper 'accent' training. So, you cant tell apart te new ones.
By the way, that made me remember an episode of Comedy Inc. where a person fakes Indian ascent to wade off the caller.

Quote:

But when I think of the country itself I think of the awful caste society that exists to keep some people from ever becoming anything in life.


Well actually that was true earlier but now situation has normalized and even reversed in some cases. (how?? -- thats a matter of separat debate and i would love to continue that in a separate thread).
I would just like to mention that in less than 50 years of getting independence India had a President, KR Narayanan, from so called lowest caste. Compare that with US which will get its first black president in 2009 after more than 250 years of independence.
deanhills
An enormous thriving country with one of the two largest populations in the world, with low plateaus, high mountains, in the summers hot in the valleys with lots of rain and flooding, and cool up in the mountains where all the tea plantations are; ayurvedic spas in the South, experts and gurus in preventive medicine together with specialists in all yoga practices; and up North Bangalore and beyond, brilliant IT geeks, and successful entertainment via Bollywood with its beautiful stars.
spring567
adri wrote:
I'm just saying my thing here from my vision (don't be mad It's just the I see India)

A big but poor country with lots of elephants, forest and religious people (Ghandi...) and they don't like the Pakistans at the moment.


Happy Holidays



Adri


Me too . I only know India is a big country . But people are very pool .
wellerchap
A land of enormous wealth, but seemingly larger levels of poverty.
deanhills
wellerchap wrote:
A land of enormous wealth, but seemingly larger levels of poverty.


True, there is an enormous divide between those who have and those who do not have. Poor is equal to wretchedly poor.
hunnyhiteshseth
adri wrote:
I'm just saying my thing here from my vision (don't be mad It's just the I see India)

A big but poor country with lots of elephants, forest and religious people (Ghandi...) and they don't like the Pakistans at the moment.


Happy Holidays

Adri


lolz. I wonder thats the view of India from 16th century, I wonder would it ever change.
Ofcourse,India is a big country. I think poor is subjective term but still yes,Inda is poor, if you compare that with those imperalist nations ofcourse (and needs lot of aid$$ too!! Laughing , send all $ you have!!)

Forest & elephants are fast depleting. Barring the national parks and other conservation parks forests arre limited. Elephants are endangered species.

Well thats Gandhi & not Ghandi. Anyway whats in a name, but he surely was not a religious person. Most people know him as a proponent of non-violence ant attribute reason of India's freedom to him. If you ask me he was a thug who sold his useless idea of non-violence for getting freedom to world.

Yeah India definitely not like Pakistan's establishment at this time but surely dont hate Pakistan aas a whole. I mean that piece of land had been part of India for thousands of years and I dont think these relatively recent events of partition & war etc. can break that. Infact, I think 40-50 years down the line, Pakistan may again be part of one unified India.
truespeed
When i think of India, i think of over population,cricket and bollywood. Also where zero was discovered.
vineeth
Thanks for your comments and keep posting. Just feel free to say what you feel like and there is no restriction on criticism and offensive remarks. Just say what you know in your heart...

This is because only after saying everything you know about us, I would be able to clear all doubts and misconceptions.
saratdear
Kyohtee wrote:
I describe it in one WORD!!!! ----

Faggets!

My Father died there!


Excuse me. Indians are faggets just because your father died here?

Coming back to the original topic, nice to know another Keralaite, vineeth Smile

Defining India in one sentence for someone Indian is a nearly impossible, but I will try.

For me, India is "A country with a rich history and a varied culture and people who do not use their full potential to solve their own problems, but are starting to do so. And yes, the country which has pretty much the biggest film industry in the world.
deanhills
saratdear wrote:
Coming back to the original topic, nice to know another Keralaite, vineeth Smile


I am not from Kerala, but know quite a number of people from Kerala both in the UAE and Oman. It is one portion of India that I would love to visit one day. People are wonderful, the food from Kerala pretty awesome. This is also where Ayurvedic Massages are more traditionally, but in certain respects apparently, more perfectly practised. A place called Kottakal. I have not been there, but maybe one day I will get there Smile
saratdear
deanhills wrote:
saratdear wrote:
Coming back to the original topic, nice to know another Keralaite, vineeth Smile


I am not from Kerala, but know quite a number of people from Kerala both in the UAE and Oman. It is one portion of India that I would love to visit one day. People are wonderful, the food from Kerala pretty awesome. This is also where Ayurvedic Massages are more traditionally, but in certain respects apparently, more perfectly practised. A place called Kottakal. I have not been there, but maybe one day I will get there Smile


Well...you're welcome here any day! Apart from some screwed up politics, I think Kerala is a wonderful place. Wouldn't you agree, vineeth? Smile
Wolf1918
As one who has, on several occasions, been forced to deal with what is jokingly referred to as "Technical Support" that has been out-sourced to India ... You REALLY don't want ME to answer that question. Of course that is only one tiny view of a vast country, but it IS the only real experience I've had with it.
Xaferrow
"india, where you can find 'Bollywood'" Very Happy
Horizon
I see that some people can be too harsh.. I wonder how many of you actually know somebody who's Indian.

At my school, I've got a friend who's Indian, as well as a teacher. Both of them have the best personalities I've seen in my school! Nobody else I know can measure up to them.
Jaan
An exotic place.
vineeth
saratdear wrote:
deanhills wrote:
saratdear wrote:
Coming back to the original topic, nice to know another Keralaite, vineeth Smile


I am not from Kerala, but know quite a number of people from Kerala both in the UAE and Oman. It is one portion of India that I would love to visit one day. People are wonderful, the food from Kerala pretty awesome. This is also where Ayurvedic Massages are more traditionally, but in certain respects apparently, more perfectly practised. A place called Kottakal. I have not been there, but maybe one day I will get there Smile


Well...you're welcome here any day! Apart from some screwed up politics, I think Kerala is a wonderful place. Wouldn't you agree, vineeth? Smile


Yes, Kerala is a wonderful place for many reasons. The first being the most greenish beautiful state in India (but I personally feels that its Kashmir) and presence of authentic Ayurveda centers. There are many others including education, health care, hospitality etc.

And for those who don't know, National Geographic Traveller classified Kerala as one of the "A must see in a lifetime" table... Come and feel Kerala.
kody
I can define India in one word: Overpopulated.
Fatality
Here is my go at this:

"A place with ambitious and persistent people with a rich past that wish to move up in the world, but are sometimes denied the opportunity."
PatTheGreat42
"Home country of Indians."
tony
India is that country north of Sri Lanka.
orellanco
well i don't like to juge
but here it goes

india, well i think of india as a place where hard working people and knowledge has changed its roots over the years and had made india abetter place than it was before so that everyone could rich their awesome goals
Gonzalo
I hate when people call forth stereotypes to gather a lack of open minded point of view.

Anyhow, India or any other country we never went to, can be defined by us in a million stupid ways but a single truth is merged with a reality, we would never be even close to be able to put in words what each person has to give, even less, to conform an idea of a whole bunch of those people building a culture which allows a country to be.



Pd; Elephants with little ears, dots in the forehead, shiva from mortal kombat and the origin of the phrase "holy cow!".
shkumbin
"Taking acid in a goa trance festival in a beautiful beach Smile"
mOrpheuS
I think it was best depicted in the movie Armageddon -

A country full of turban wearing yokels, gathered around the Taj Mahal, praying for a miracle*.



You can also use any of these keywords to define India - Taj Mahal, Population, poverty, hunger, famine, Gandhi.

That's about it for now, got to go have my breakfast of chilled monkey-brain sorbet.

* - not trying to do something about the impending disaster themselves despite having a pretty good space program of their own - relying, instead, on valiant American oil drillers
Runescapetown
coolclay wrote:
Well I don't mean to be rude or anything but the first thing that comes to my mind when someone says India is telemarketers or customer service lines and barely being able to understand what they are saying. But when I think of the country itself I think of the awful caste society that exists to keep some people from ever becoming anything in life.


Yeah thats kinda true. When ever you want to talk to a company about something like my phone company always indian's with really bad accents pick up the phone... Seriously its hard to communicate with them and they get angry too.
r4inm4ker
A nation with great prospect but has so many problems to solve, like poverty rate,social conflict, etc.
vineeth


Well, thank you all for your comments. Now, shall I explain a few more about India?

Edit : Please note that most of the following applies to Pakistan and Bangladesh. We all share the same culture. Only the figures coined after 1947 applies exclusively to present Republic of India.

India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)

The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
 
The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
 
Chess was invented in India.
 
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
 
The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.
 
The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
 
India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
 
The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
 
The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
 
India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
 
The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
 
The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
 
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
 
India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
 
The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.
 
Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
 
The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
 
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India. Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
 
Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world (Source : Gemological Institute of America).
 
The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
 
Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.
 
Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.
 
India exports software to 90 countries.
 
The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.
 
Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
 
Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
 
There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
 
The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively. [NOTE : I am living approx 100 KM away from this church and I used to visit it once in a while.]
 
Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
 
The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.
 
The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.
 
Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
 
India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.
 
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.
 
Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
 
Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
coolclay
Yea!!! India is the best country in all the world!!! Shocked
saratdear
coolclay wrote:
Yea!!! India is the best country in all the world!!! Shocked


Do I sense a bit of sarcasm here? Neutral
vineeth
saratdear wrote:
coolclay wrote:
Yea!!! India is the best country in all the world!!! Shocked


Do I sense a bit of sarcasm here? Neutral


Smile not really. He just wanted to say that India is a good country, don't you coolclay?

If India is good, each and every country is good as we, the humans, are living everywhere and in India, we believes that divinity is inherent in everything. So, in essence, there is no difference between you and me, except those made by the minds.
sana618
WOW!!! that is some information, even though i had experienced the hospitality of the Indians for quite a number of months i didn't know all that. its really amazing. also india contributed to mathematics so much (guess the students who are not into maths are not so happy to read that).
Afaceinthematrix
vineeth wrote:

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.



I think most of what you said is true, but that part is not. Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus did not originate in India. Certain parts of them may have, but as a whole they did not. Most studies in mathematics have originated from many different areas of the world at different times by different people. I do not know how much India contributed to these subjects, but I know that they did not originate in India and very little of Calculus was developed in India.

I have nothing against India. I am trying to find a way to visit there. I was just correcting a minor error because math is my favorite subject (and the subject that I am pursuing at my university) and I wanted to clear up a misconception.
deanhills
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
vineeth wrote:

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.



I think most of what you said is true, but that part is not. Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus did not originate in India. Certain parts of them may have, but as a whole they did not. Most studies in mathematics have originated from many different areas of the world at different times by different people. I do not know how much India contributed to these subjects, but I know that they did not originate in India and very little of Calculus was developed in India.

I have nothing against India. I am trying to find a way to visit there. I was just correcting a minor error because math is my favorite subject (and the subject that I am pursuing at my university) and I wanted to clear up a misconception.


Is it possible to give more info on where Calculus was developed Afaceinthematrix since that must be quite well documented at your University?

Could be that information by Vineeth was taken off the Web and perhaps they are "misstatements"?:

http://mathemajik.googlepages.com/index.htm

Also picked up quite a large chapter in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_mathematics

Quite interesting and I am curious to hear how this is interpreted on the academic level in the United States.
hunnyhiteshseth
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
vineeth wrote:

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.



I think most of what you said is true, but that part is not. Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus did not originate in India. Certain parts of them may have, but as a whole they did not. Most studies in mathematics have originated from many different areas of the world at different times by different people. I do not know how much India contributed to these subjects, but I know that they did not originate in India and very little of Calculus was developed in India.

I have nothing against India. I am trying to find a way to visit there. I was just correcting a minor error because math is my favorite subject (and the subject that I am pursuing at my university) and I wanted to clear up a misconception.


I guess they didnt originated in India in current form but some form of it first appeared in India only. Like for eg. , the pythagoras theorem, it was known earlier to Indian mathematicians than Pythagoras but since Europeans didnt knew about that earlier so Pythagoras Theorem name stuck to it. Similarly, there are other examples in other fields also.
Hogwarts
Could we please stop the constant threads glorifying India, already?
deanhills
Hogwarts wrote:
Could we please stop the constant threads glorifying India, already?


Perhaps a "misconception" is being worked through presently Hogwarts, nothing to do with glorification of any country, including India.

Quote:
vineeth wrote:

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.


Quote:
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
I think most of what you said is true, but that part is not. Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus did not originate in India. Certain parts of them may have, but as a whole they did not. Most studies in mathematics have originated from many different areas of the world at different times by different people. I do not know how much India contributed to these subjects, but I know that they did not originate in India and very little of Calculus was developed in India.

I have nothing against India. I am trying to find a way to visit there. I was just correcting a minor error because math is my favorite subject (and the subject that I am pursuing at my university) and I wanted to clear up a misconception.


I did some searches on the Internet and could not come up with much, and since I was curious, then asked Afaceinthematrix where calculus originated from since he is a keen student and studying the subject at University. Smile
Afaceinthematrix
deanhills wrote:
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
vineeth wrote:

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.



I think most of what you said is true, but that part is not. Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus did not originate in India. Certain parts of them may have, but as a whole they did not. Most studies in mathematics have originated from many different areas of the world at different times by different people. I do not know how much India contributed to these subjects, but I know that they did not originate in India and very little of Calculus was developed in India.

I have nothing against India. I am trying to find a way to visit there. I was just correcting a minor error because math is my favorite subject (and the subject that I am pursuing at my university) and I wanted to clear up a misconception.


Is it possible to give more info on where Calculus was developed Afaceinthematrix since that must be quite well documented at your University?

Could be that information by Vineeth was taken off the Web and perhaps they are "misstatements"?:

http://mathemajik.googlepages.com/index.htm

Also picked up quite a large chapter in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_mathematics

Quite interesting and I am curious to hear how this is interpreted on the academic level in the United States.


It's hard to give credit to one person or one civilization. Surely a lot of math was developed in India, but to give them credit for Calculus, Algebra, and Trigonometry is a little dishonest. Newton is usually given credit for modern Calculus, although many other people (such as Leibnez) had huge contributions towards it. Calculus seems to have been developed independently at many times. It can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians who used forms of integration. Archidemes used concepts such as limits to do many things like come up with the first good approximation of Pi. One Indian mathematician (I have no idea how to pronounce, or even spell, his name) named Bhaskara (it was something like that) developed Rolle's theroem. So India did contribute towards the development of Calculus, but it did not originate there (I'd say that it probably originated in its earliest forms in Egypt and modern forms somewhere in Europe).

The same can be said for Algebra and Trigonometry. The thing about these is that the concepts are universal and they often developed independently in many locations at many different times. No one person, or civilization, should be given credit for these studies because it's a collection of the contributions of many great minds. So while India did develop some of the math we use today, it's dishonest to say "India developed Calculus, Algebra, and Trig" or even to say "India developed most of the Calculus, Algebra, and Trig that we use." These practices were certainly done in other places before they were done in India. It would be more accurate to say, "Indians developed some of the concepts that we use in Algebra, Calc, and Trig."
Hogwarts
Deanhills wrote:
Perhaps a "misconception" is being worked through presently Hogwarts, nothing to do with glorification of any country, including India.

Yes, I see how vineeth's post wasn't glorifying India at all Rolling Eyes

And the topic is an inherently flawed one, and would still be even if people had somehow managed to stay on topic. There are around 7 one-liner posts in this thread, and the last several posts have had nothing at all to do with the topic.
vineeth
Thanks for your comments.

Please note that most of the terms that we are using now cannot be directly linked to ancient India culture. One example is "Religion". In India, we don't understand so called "Hinduism" and other "Isms", but for us, it is a way of life touching each and every aspects of human life and development. In most other places, religion is nothing more than a social function, or "reserving a seat in heaven, if there is one".

The facts about India is published officially by the Govt. of India fact file.

Sorry, I cannot provide you with details information at this time as I am on a travel across India and my internet access will be limited. I will provide them, as soon as I am back home.

About glorifying India, it is a matter of views. I don't think that India requires any "glorification", as its glory is already known to all. We also believes that this glory is inherent in every single person on the face of earth. I just wanted to share the fact file with you.

Thank you once again for your comments and keep posting.
deanhills
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
It's hard to give credit to one person or one civilization. Surely a lot of math was developed in India, but to give them credit for Calculus, Algebra, and Trigonometry is a little dishonest. Newton is usually given credit for modern Calculus, although many other people (such as Leibnez) had huge contributions towards it. Calculus seems to have been developed independently at many times. It can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians who used forms of integration. Archidemes used concepts such as limits to do many things like come up with the first good approximation of Pi. One Indian mathematician (I have no idea how to pronounce, or even spell, his name) named Bhaskara (it was something like that) developed Rolle's theroem. So India did contribute towards the development of Calculus, but it did not originate there (I'd say that it probably originated in its earliest forms in Egypt and modern forms somewhere in Europe).

The same can be said for Algebra and Trigonometry. The thing about these is that the concepts are universal and they often developed independently in many locations at many different times. No one person, or civilization, should be given credit for these studies because it's a collection of the contributions of many great minds. So while India did develop some of the math we use today, it's dishonest to say "India developed Calculus, Algebra, and Trig" or even to say "India developed most of the Calculus, Algebra, and Trig that we use." These practices were certainly done in other places before they were done in India. It would be more accurate to say, "Indians developed some of the concepts that we use in Algebra, Calc, and Trig."


Thanks Afaceinthematrix. Understand better now.

Hogwarts wrote:
Deanhills wrote:
Perhaps a "misconception" is being worked through presently Hogwarts, nothing to do with glorification of any country, including India.

Yes, I see how vineeth's post wasn't glorifying India at all Rolling Eyes

And the topic is an inherently flawed one, and would still be even if people had somehow managed to stay on topic. There are around 7 one-liner posts in this thread, and the last several posts have had nothing at all to do with the topic.


People were supposed to define India in one sentence, hence a number of short postings. I think the thread is a pretty good one, came up with some good insights about India. Vineeth glorified a little perhaps, but I like his idea about the glory of India starting with how the individual feels about him/herself. The self-esteem of a nation being dependent on the self-esteem of the individual.
Hogwarts
deanhills wrote:
People were supposed to define India in one sentence, hence a number of short postings

Which is only one of the several reasons this is a bad topic. Just because you're 'meant to say a single sentence' on what you think of India does not mean you can elaborate upon what you think that

vineeth wrote:
I don't think that India requires any "glorification", as its glory is already known to all

Well that's brilliantly contradictory to your actions.

vineeth wrote:
About glorifying India, it is a matter of views. I don't think that India requires any "glorification", as its glory is already known to all ... I just wanted to share the fact file with you.

So you're saying that a fact file, from which the majority of facts some way glorify India, is not glorifying India?

Oh, and would it be possible to mention that the page of which you copy/pasted that from uses said facts to lead up to the words, in large highlighted letters, "Proud to be Indian"? Of course, no glorifying is being done here!

vineeth wrote:
I just wanted to share the fact file with you.

In a completely off-topic post. Your intellectual prowess is astounding! Rolling Eyes

vineeth wrote:
The facts about India is published officially by the Govt. of India fact file.

Because the government wouldn't be trying to glorify the country they run at all, would they?
bloodrider
Defining Indian in just one phrase, that's hard... But one phrase came to my mind:
"Place where the people don't eat cow meat."
Laughing, just kidding Razz


Am I offtopic, or just the tittle of this topic isn't appropriated?
ptfrances
Just in few words

"The country of bouddhism with a unique culture and a sense of peace"
Wink
deanhills
ptfrances wrote:
Just in few words

"The country of bouddhism with a unique culture and a sense of peace"
Wink


The main religions in India are Hindi and Muslim I believe. Also come Christians, perhaps a smattering of buddhism? It has a unique culture for sure and some peace in certain areas of the country. But also unrest in others.
coolclay
Well I was being sarcastic, because it's a little disgusting how much you are attempting to glorify your own country. But India is a great country as much as any other country though. They certainly aren't any better than any other countries in my opinion. Every country has good things, good history, as well as bad things, and bad history.
hunnyhiteshseth
deanhills wrote:


The main religions in India are Hindi and Muslim I believe. Also come Christians, perhaps a smattering of buddhism? It has a unique culture for sure and some peace in certain areas of the country. But also unrest in others.


Thats Hinduism, Hindi is the language spoken in North India. Actually there are 4 major religions in decreasing order of followers: Hindus, Muslims, Sikh, Christians

Rest of population comprises of -- jainism, budhism, zorastr..(dont remember spelling),attheist, agnostic etc. etc.
deanhills
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
deanhills wrote:


The main religions in India are Hindi and Muslim I believe. Also come Christians, perhaps a smattering of buddhism? It has a unique culture for sure and some peace in certain areas of the country. But also unrest in others.


Thats Hinduism, Hindi is the language spoken in North India. Actually there are 4 major religions in decreasing order of followers: Hindus, Muslims, Sikh, Christians

Rest of population comprises of -- jainism, budhism, zorastr..(dont remember spelling),attheist, agnostic etc. etc.


Thanks for correcting me hunnyhiteshseth. And for the additional information. If you would make a guess, what do you think would the percentages be for Hindus, Muslims, Sikh, Christians and Others?
hunnyhiteshseth
I guess this would help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India#Religious_demographics


And yes, my above info was slightly wrong.
Greatking
"A world on its own"
deanhills
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
I guess this would help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India#Religious_demographics


And yes, my above info was slightly wrong.


Thanks hunnyhiteshseth. I was totally bowled over by the percentages in India: 80% Hindus. 13% Moslems. 2% Christians. I thought the number of Christians would be much more? Think I have a better understanding now of the conflict between Pakistan and India. Number of Hindus in Pakistan are almost as small as the number of Christians and the number of Moslems overwhelmingly more than in India. However possibly the population in Pakistan is less than in India? The Demographics of the two in Wikipedia make comparisons a little difficult. Data of Pakistan is a bit more up to date. Data of India in percentages and not up to date. Do you know Websites that compare the statistics of Pakistan and India?
hunnyhiteshseth
deanhills wrote:
hunnyhiteshseth wrote:
I guess this would help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India#Religious_demographics


And yes, my above info was slightly wrong.


Thanks hunnyhiteshseth. I was totally bowled over by the percentages in India: 80% Hindus. 13% Moslems. 2% Christians. I thought the number of Christians would be much more? Think I have a better understanding now of the conflict between Pakistan and India. Number of Hindus in Pakistan are almost as small as the number of Christians and the number of Moslems overwhelmingly more than in India. However possibly the population in Pakistan is less than in India? The Demographics of the two in Wikipedia make comparisons a little difficult. Data of Pakistan is a bit more up to date. Data of India in percentages and not up to date. Do you know Websites that compare the statistics of Pakistan and India?


I don't have any such website bookmarked but surely i could answer your question qualitatibvely.
India's population is 1 billion, so you can convert that into numbers.

The number of Muslims in India is more than that in Pakistan, I guess 2nd largest after Indonesia.
Melacos
"Extreme inequality inherent in the country's structure"
tingkagol
India: A country with rich identity and roots. "The Namesake" shows this, and it's a good movie.

Indians: They are crazy about chilli. Smile I think they are really smart and nice people. I'm a fan of Karsh Kale - coolest Indian electronic music artist ever.
urtrivedi
No word in this world can describe INDIA. But only thing is that Indians (Include myself) does not respect their own INDIA and don't know the value of this country.
raaeft1
India is spiritual Guru of the World.
DarkReaver
A truely unique culture with a wide variety of people, cuisine and sites to see, definately a hot spot and highly recommended for the somewhat experienced traveller.
spring567
It is said India is a dirty counrty and women don't have their right at all .
eday2010
India is dirty, with dirty looking people who smell bad.
ProfessorY91
Ouch Morpheus. That was harsh.

"A billion beige people stuffed onto a piece of land so overcrowded they call it a subcontinent."

Or

"A country with colorful people, with their heads in the air, and air in their heads."

I am also Indian. I've got rights Razz
deanhills
ProfessorY91 wrote:
I am also Indian. I've got rights Razz
What are they? Smile
hunnyhiteshseth
spring567 wrote:
It is said India is a dirty counrty and women don't have their right at all .


Who the f* said that? Man, India is the first country in world to have a woman PM!

Quote:

India is dirty, with dirty looking people who smell bad.


Define dirty.


Quote:

I am also Indian. I've got rights


Oh really? Laughing
keane
Whoa! This thread has gone berserk... LOL!

Anyway, here's my take:

India is the leading BPO country and it's the Philippines' competitor.

Hehehe... At least I'm not being harsh. Razz
vineeth
Well, being harsh and loud never means that it is correct. But I made this thread just to know what you think of India and you are free to talk... Please continue.
Priya2691

India is a land of Diversity.
It is a land of Tradition and Culture.
It is a land known for respecting the visitors.
It is a land of tolerance.
It is a continent to sum up.

And for all of you out there,

Love or hate, but you just cant' ignore India.
Smile [/b]
Lennon
India will be the next China in 10 years, in economy and power, given the huge potential it has.
India is one of a few world leaders in specialists with a huge number of skilled workers emigrating around the world.
India is a country that has some of the biggest problems the rest of humankind has to witness related to overpopulation, poverty and still poor infrastructure.
India will become a member of the UN security council in the next 20 years.

Indians are some of the most respectful people on the planet
Indians are some of the most hardworking people on the planet
Indians resemble potential with lack of access to develop that potential.
daivajna
No country in the world power full than India , we have powerful arm I.e. " peace ". By this we out the British from the country. But nowadays politicians doing country into pieces for their benefits. Yes, so many says country is suffering from poverty,but we giving priority to solve problem of community to show equality😊
zOSHelpForums
Integrity in diversity!
ElSouq
Spicy food and lots of trees. I love the jungles that are always shown on discovery channel.

And I recently read about a man who grew his own forest there! http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/indian-man-single-handedly-plants-a-1360-acre-forest
pavlakaslatka
Different. As simply as it means.
jajarvin
The land of Mahatma Gandhi.
kishorebarik26
India is over populated.
India has many casts.
India has many religion.
India is poor country.
India is dirty country.
Indians looks dirty.
---------------------------------------
India is a country of unique cultures.
India is a country where any religion worship as per their culture.
India is a country where government declare holiday on Diwali, ID-Ul-Fiter, Christmas.
India is a country where many time kingdom has come and looted, but still it has precious resources.
India is a poor country for which Mother Teresa had left her own country and stayed in India forever.
Indians are very poor but still many Indian companies are taking over many International Country.
Indians looks dirty but two times Ms World and one time Ms Universe has come in this country.
India has a lot of problem but still it's is the country where people live fearlessly.
I have a lot more to say about India.

JAI HIND.
mshafiq
India is big country and there is verity of people with languages and food and way of living style.
loveandormoney
vineeth wrote:
I love people talking about different countries, cultures and customs... I am from India and I would like you from differnet countries say in one sentence or two that what do you think about India. Please note that its not at all about politics and all. I just wish to hear what others think.

For me its as follows...

"India is a place where people keeps their foot on the dirty grounds but heads in the supreme heights".


Love in many colours.
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