Friday, December 02, 2005


* 1/3rd of NASA scientists are Indians
* There are over 5000 Indo-American professors in American colleges.
* More than 30,000 Indian doctors in America
* GE has set up its second largest R&D centre in India with 1,000 PhDs.
* 50 p.c. Fortune 500 companies outsource work to India .
* Among the only three nations to build supercomputers.
* Among the only six to launch satellites.
* Over 35 p.c. Silicon Valley start-ups are by Indians.
* The largest English-speaking technical manpower.
Let’s look at manufacturing and trade:
* NSE and BSE rank No. 3 and 5 respectively, in the number of trades worldwide.
* The largest cotton yarn exporter, largest manufacturer of motorcycles and two-wheelers.
* Lowest-cost producer of steel, aluminium, cement, CDs.
* Pharma is the next IT in the making. We are 4th largest.

India is an idea whose time has come. It has all the ingredients of a global brand waiting to be communicated, first to the internal audience and then to the world. The key is that we have to start and this is the time for it. We cannot wait for the perfect moment, there will never be one.

(The writer is Chairman, The Aditya Birla Group)


At 11:32 AM, Blogger silentEcho said...

India is an idea whose time has come. Surely so. It is time to cash our cheques.Waiting for perfect moment??? Every moment can be made into one given the grit and courage. We have talked abt the problems until now...its time now for the solutions.

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Ashutosh Madeshiya said...

Nikux, we still need a revolution in Manufacturing and retailing sectors. Basically, unless we extra-ordinarily excel in these capital intensive sectors, we cant see ourselves as a world leader!
I accept and appreciate this wake-up call though! :-)

At 3:22 AM, Blogger silentEcho said... don't know me.We have never met. I am in second year and yes....fron hall 2 hoo hooba. Anyways thnx for dropping in n thnx for the good wishes.

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Ashutosh Madeshiya said...

yeah..this is a begining, school days will be over now :(
I am targeting HLL and rest of the companies are more or less same for me except those bloody coding engineers loking companies...:-|


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