Hamara Bharat Mahan

Jul 8, 2010

The India brand - feel proud to be an Indian

* The number of companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, at more than 6,000, is second only to NYSE.

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

* With 800 movies per year , India 's film industry overshadows

Hollywood .

* The organized lottery market in India is US$7bn (2% of GDP)

* India consumes a fifth of the world's gold output.

* Indians account for 45% of H1-B visas issued by the US every


* Growing at 6%, in 25 years Indian GDP(on a PPP basis) will be at

the same level the US is at today

* Six Indian ladies have won Miss Universe/Miss World titles over

the past 10 years.

* Bank deposits in India roughly equal 50% of its GDP C again,

among the highest in the world.

* Indian Railways is the largest railway network in the world

under single management

* India has the third largest army in the world, nearly 1.5

million strong.

* India is the largest producer and consumer of tea in the world,

accounting for more than 30% of global production and 25% of


* India is the world's premier center for diamond cutting and

polishing. Nine out of every 10 stones sold in the world pass through

India .

* India has the highest number of annual bulk drugs filings (77)

with USFDA.

* India is home to the largest number of pharmaceutical plants

(61) approved by USFDA outside the US .

* India's Hero Honda is the world's largest motorcycle

manufacturer, with 2002 production of 1.7m units.

* Other than US and Japan , India is the only country to have

built a super computer indigenously.

* Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world, with a

staff of 1.6 million people.

* India is the second largest cement producing country in the

world, producing more than 110 m tones.

* Of the fortune 500 companies, 220 outsource their software-

related work to India .

* There are 8,500 Indian restaurants in the U.K.15% of the

country's total dining-out establishments.

* India is the largest democracy in the world, with nearly 400m

voting in the last national elections.

* India has the second-largest pool of scientists and engineers in

the world.

* India has the third largest investor base in the world

* According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until

1896, India was the only source of diamonds.

* The Kumbh Mela festival, held every 21 years in the city of

Allahabad , attracts 25 million people CE more than the population of

185 of the 227 countries in the world.

* The Indian city of Varanasi , also known as Benares , is the

oldest continuously inhabited city in the world today.

* There are 3.22 million Indians in the US .

* Indians are the richest immigrant class in the US , with nearly

200,000 millionaries.

* India is ranked the sixth country in the world in terms of

satellite launches.

* There are over 70,000 bank branches in India - among the highest

in the world.