Let us take a look at how Indian’s have helped build the superpower US. India’s ability has never been of question; in fact many of Indian brains have resulted in the development of the globe at large.

Albert Einstein once remarked, “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” Despite facing constant criticism in the educational scenario, India has done and proven amidst all this many a times that we are superior to many.

The saga of the noteworthy presence of Indo-Americans in the U.S. and their aid to the American society in general can be traced to the early 90’s. Indian’s are the third largest Asian American ethnic group and we have immensely contributed to the U.S. in the various fields.

There are many great Indians who won the heart of American’s, be it Sanjay Tejwrika – the Microsoft Testing Director of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems of Windows or Vinod Khosla – the co founder of Sun Microsystems, technology and management or the ever inspiring story of Vinod Dham – who went to U.S. with $8 in his pocket and later turned up to be the “Father of the Pentium chip”.

There are six Indian-Americans in the top level management of MBA Schools in U.S. Two other gentlemen in this category are IITian Sunil Kumar – Dean of the Chicago Booth School of Business and then there is Nitin Nohria who became the 10th dean of the Harvard Business School.

It is an honour that four Indians, C K Prahalad, Vijay Govindarajan, Ram Charan and Rakesh Khurana have made it to the list of top 50 management gurus around the world.

Hari Prasad Vemuru who is recognized as one of the best researchers in the U.S researched on Indian e-voting machines and his work also landed him behind the bars, waiting only to be accomplished by so called America.

Starting with Indra Nooyi who became the most powerful women entrepreneur in the world – a name quite synonymous with women power and rightly so, even women folk have made their mark in American land.

Apart from the individual contributions, four out of every ten startups in Silicon Valley are run by Indians. Studies also say that the Indian industry has contributed over $105 billion to the U.S. economy and supported large number of jobs in recent years.

Not to forget Indian films are extensively shot in US and the Hindi film audience is also growing day by day in the States.

All these brings a glimpse of great caliber the country possesses and if we continue working up to our potential India will be an ever shining and inspiring country setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.

So the Indo-American connect is combination of quite a few things. Thereby it won’t be wrong on my part to say that Indians do not work under Americans but Indian’s work with American’s.

Angana, TIF


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