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Indian Culture Quest
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  • 1. Culture Quest INDIA Incredible India
  • 2. History TIMELINE ANNO DOMINI BEFORE CHRIST 15th Aug. 1947 70000 BC 500 BC 300 – 500 1600 1858 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH EAST FIRST HUMANS TAKSHSHILA & GUPTA EMPIRE INDIA CO. BRITISH RAJ INDEPENDENCE MIGRATE TO NALANDA FORMED INDIA MAHABHARTA SANSKRIT MOHANDAS GAUTAM AKBAR “THE & LATIN GANDHI BUDDHA GREAT” RULES RAMAYANA GREEK 500 BC – 200 AD 1556 - 1605 1786 1869 - 1948 550 BC Incredible India
  • 3. FIRST HUMANS TIMELINE
  • 4. GAUTAM BUDDHA • 5th Century BC • Founder of Buddhism and means “enlightened ones” • Born Siddharta Gautama, a prince • At age of 29, left to seek religious enlightenment • Reached enlightenment in the village of Gaya, later known as Bodhgaya • Died at the age of 80 achieving parinirvana (final nirvana) TIMELINE
  • 5. MAHABHARATA • “The Great Tale of Bharatas” • Composed of nearly 100,000 verses divided into 18 books • One of the books discusses four goals of life • Artha (Wealth & Success), • Kama (Desire & Pleasure), • Dharma (Moral Principles), • Moksha (Knowledge & Liberation) TIMELINE
  • 6. History GUPTA EMPIRE • 300 – 500 AD • The Golden Age of India • Advances in science, arts and literature • Aryabhata proves earth went round the sun • Came up with the concept of zero and pi • Kamasutra , a treatise of love, dates back to this era • Kama (Pleasure, desire) & Sutra (Earliest surviving example of science of erotica genre) Incredible India TIMELINE
  • 7. SANSKRIT History LATIN GREEK Sanskrit Latin Greek PITAR PATER PATER MATAR MATER METER Incredible India TIMELINE
  • 8. History BRITISH RAJ • Began in 1858 under England’s Queen Victoria • Transfer of administrative power from British East India Co. • By 1910, India had 4th largest railway system in the world. • Positive advances of social reforms were coupled with racism and economic exploitation • Lack of Indian representation in government and an economic system perceived as drain on wealth lead to agitation Incredible India TIMELINE
  • 9. • Known as Mahatma (“Great Soul”) • Great political leader and social reformer • Founded India’s nonviolent movement against British Colonial rule • Studied law in London and practiced in South Africa • Wrote Hind Swaraj, or Freedom of India in 1909 as a means to end British colonial rule MOHANDAS GANDHI TIMELINE
  • 10. INDEPENDENCE History • After a century long struggle • Tens of thousands of lives sacrificed • India and Pakistan gain independence on 15th August, 1947 • British left and left English for us Incredible India
  • 11. Culture Be ready to get mesmerized by the Indian Culture... Incredible India
  • 12. Religions in India Hindus Muslims Christians Sikhs Buddhists Jains Others 13% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 80% 1% Incredible India
  • 13. Festivals Incredible India
  • 14. Dance- Dance-North India Incredible India
  • 15. Dance- Dance-South India Incredible India
  • 16. Musical Instruments
  • 17. Marriage-North Marriage- Incredible India
  • 18. Marriage-South Marriage- Incredible India
  • 19. Women’s Dress-North Dress-
  • 20. Women’s Dress- Dress-South
  • 21. Men’s Dress Incredible India
  • 22. Diversified food habits
  • 23. Indian Cuisines Incredible India
  • 24. Indian Snacks Incredible India
  • 25. Myth: Indians are vegetarian Incredible India
  • 26. Incredible India
  • 27. Indian Sports
  • 28. Incredible India
  • 29. Martial Art: Kalaripayyattu Incredible India
  • 30. Wrestling: Kushti Incredible India
  • 31. Yoga
  • 32. Government System, Military and Business Incredible India
  • 33. The Indian Flag • Saffron stands for courage, white for purity and truth, and green for growth and auspiciousness. • ‘CHAKRA’ has 24 spokes, denotes life in movement and death in stagnation. Incredible India
  • 34. Constitution • Constitution came into effect on 26th Jan 1950. • Longest written constitution of any sovereign nation in the world. • Known in Hindi as “Bhartiya samvidhan”. • Parliamentary system based on United Kingdom. Incredible India
  • 35. Government System Central Government governs 7 Union 28 States Territories State governs government for each state Incredible India
  • 36. Government System President Prime-Minister Pratibha Patil Manmohan Singh - Current -First Citizen -Main Seat of power Selected from Nominated elected candidates 545 Lower 250 Upper house house Member of Parliament Elect Nominate Elect All Citizens above State the age of 18 Representatives
  • 37. Political Parties • 8 national parties (represented in more than 4 states) • More than 50 regional parties. • Parties can form governments by attaining majority using coalitions. Indian National Congress Bhartiya Janta Party Communist Party of India • Founded in 1885 • Founded in 1980 • Founded in 1920 • Never been in power • In power for 50 of 60 • In power for 5 years at central years after government. independence
  • 38. Indian Defence Forces
  • 39. Indian Defence Forces
  • 40. Indian Defence Forces Indian Army Indian Navy Indian Air Force World’s 2nd Largest 7th largest in the World’s 5th largest world with 55,000 Air Force with 170,000 1,130,000 Active Active Troops Active Troops. Soldiers and 1,800,000 reserve troops. 155 Vessels 1130 Combat (multi including Aircraft role) and 1800 Non Involvement in UN Carriers and Nuclear Combat aircrafts in Peace Keeping Forces. Submarines. service. Air Strike capability through Sea (Nuclear and Non – Nuclear)
  • 41. Economy GDP Composition 26% 54% Services 20% Agriculture Industry 4th largest economy - $3.305 trillion in 2008. • 3rd in income inequality index after Japan and Germany. • 2nd most attractive FDI destination. • GDP growth above 7% for a decade, and above 9% for last 3 years. • Expected to growth above 5% in 2009. • Foreign reserves up from 2.2 to 130 billion dollars in 15 years. •
  • 42. Human Capital • Young nation – median age will be 26 in 2025. • Largest pool of English speaking scientific manpower. • Fastest growing high income household group. • Poverty declined from 55% to 26% in 20 years. • More than 400,000 undergraduate (Science and Engineering) and 80,000 (MBA and MS) graduates each year. • Average 11.3 million jobs being created per annum till 2008.
  • 43. Growing Sectors 80% 70% 60% 40% 30% 30% Growth rate 16% 20% 10% 9% 0%
  • 44. R&D and Product Development
  • 45. Foreign Acquisition by Indian Firms Total Value (billion $) 68 80 40 60 18 40 20 0 2005 2006 2007 Tata take over of Corus group for $12.2 billion. • Hindalco Industries acquired the Canadian aluminum company Novelis for • $6 billion . Tata Motor takes over Jaguar and Land Rover for $1.5 billion. • UB group all-cash acquisition of Whyte & Mackay for 595 million pounds. • Average 400 firms are bought each year across US and Europe. •
  • 46. Incredible India
  • 47. SOME OF ‘EM.. Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Sabeer Bhatia, who founded Hotmail and sold it to Microsoft for $400 million Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997) Nobel Prize for peace (1979) Dr. Amartya Sen Nobel Prize for Economics (1998) V.S. Naipaul (1932- ) British writer of Indian origin; Nobel Prize for Literature 2001 Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941) Nobel Prize for Literature (1913) A.R Rehman recently won 2 Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire. Incredible India
  • 48. Few prominent Non Resident Indians(NRI) - BOBBY JINDAL -US Congressman, Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District LN MITTAL -Chairman and CEO, Mittal Steel Company. SALMAN RUSHDIE –Literary great (Satanic Verses) PADMA LAKSHMI- Top international supermodel BIKRAM CHOUDHARY- The Bill gates of Yoga KALPANA -First Indian American to fly the US space shuttle Incredible India
  • 49. Did you know? 36% of NASA employees are Indians. One-third of the engineers in Silicon Valley are of Indian descent. Incredible India
  • 50. India’s Contribution to the World Incredible India
  • 51. The Original founder of Chess
  • 52. ZERO Incredible India
  • 53. KAMASUTRA: >Written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana >Standard work on human sexual behavior >Kāma means sensual or sexual pleasure, and sūtra are the guidelines of yoga. >Basically a practical advice on sex and even dating!! >Not a tantric text. No rites involved. Incredible India
  • 54. World's first university in Takshila , India in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world More than 60 subjects. Found the value of pi Was first calculated by Budhayana, Pythagoras Theorem. Budhayana discovered the Pythagoras Theorem in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. Invented surgery 2600 years ago. Sushruta - father of surgery. Performed complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic and brain surgery Incredible India
  • 55. Incredible India
  • 56. THE GOD… Incredible India
  • 57. BOLLYWOOD: Largest number of film releases in an year, with the largest cinema Audience in the world.
  • 58. Bollywood Trivia Indian Cinema is more than 100 years old. Indian film industry: Largest in the world in terms of ticket sales Highest number of films produced/year. In 2003: 877 feature films and 1177 short films were released Bollywood: It’s not the whole Indian Film Industry but a part of it. A Billion people watch Indian movies every 3 months…that’s almost 500,000 every day!!
  • 59. Bollywood Movies… Incredible India
  • 60. Bollywood Stars… Incredible India
  • 61. INDIA ON THE OSCAR MAP… Incredible India
  • 62. INDIAN BEAUTIES… Incredible India
  • 63. Can you spot the beauty here...??
  • 64. 5 Times winner of quot;Miss World“ Pageant Competition
  • 65. TWO Miss Universe Pageants
  • 66. So What’s an Indian Woman like…?? Incredible India
  • 67. A Fun loving Girl A Family person Business woman Incredible India
  • 68. INDIAN fashion… Incredible India
  • 69. Traditional Indian Ensemble Incredible India
  • 70. Fashion Incredible India
  • 71. Fashion Incredible India
  • 72. Tourism Tourism... Incredible India

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