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Just want to know, who is truly global/international star?

Can be anyone from Lakshmi N. Mittal to Dheerubhai Ambani, Shahrukh to Amitabh Bachchan, Ashwirya to Sushmita, Narayana Murthi to Ajim Premji or anyone from any field.
 
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never heard of any of them.
The only Indians known here are Ghandi and Baghwan.
 
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Wow. Baghwan is indian. Great to hear.
 
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Ghandi and Baghwan.



Buwahahahahahaha !!!

Baghwan means god
 
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Originally posted by Rohitt Vermaa:
Wow. Baghwan is indian. Great to hear.



me too
 
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As far as I understand, to an average European, India means - crowded, people hanging of the trains, poverty, speaks 'Indian', Gandhi. Oh yeah, they would have heard about the hippie hangouts, elephants and naked sadhus! And of course, spicy Indian food.

If you speak to someone who has traveled (as in, outside the usual predominantly white world which is Europe, America, Australia and touristy Thailand) they probably would know Indians don't speak 'Indian', and are a curious mix, mostly Hindus, Gandhi and Nehru/Gandhi family, and a place where a lot of jobs are now heading!

If you ask someone who are into Cricket (very few!), they might know Sachin and a few other players.

If you ask anyone in IT, they would know a bit about Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Might have heard of names like TCS, Infosys etc too.

More well-read/traveled thinks there is a strict caste system, strong family ties, arranged marriages, poverty, bollywood, corruption, male dominant society etc.

This is my observation, but I could be wrong! To know India from typical western point of view, check out 'Holy Cow!' by Sarah McDonald. Its a few years old, but still mostly relevant!

Good luck!
[ January 06, 2007: Message edited by: Ashok Mash ]
 
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Indian (Asian), South American and African news is not usually covered by the US media. Most people in the US know about India from history classes. Then there was the movie about Mahatma Ghandi. Many (US) people in IT know Indians from working with them. Many others know Indians from calling "help desk". But those people aren't famous. I think that most people probably know that many jobs are being outsourced to India. But those Indians are also not famous. I can't speak for European.

I do know that in Brazil, there is much more news coverage of other continents than there is in the US.
 
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Just to clarify what Jeroen said, if people in Europe or the USA talk of Bhagwan (or Bagwhan or one of several other spellings), they are talking about this man, who -according to Wikipedia- was indeed Indian.

Anyone following business news in Europe lately will have heard of Mr Mittal (and his company) because of the takeover of the French steelmaker Arcelor.
[ January 06, 2007: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
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Originally posted by ankur rathi:
Just want to know, who is truly global/international star?

Can be anyone from Lakshmi N. Mittal to Dheerubhai Ambani, Shahrukh to Amitabh Bachchan, Ashwirya to Sushmita, Narayana Murthi to Ajim Premji or anyone from any field.


Do you read TOI alot? . It covers these people on regular basis.If it finds famous are insofficient,it tracks how many people of Indian origin are 'conquering' the world,be it H1-Bs in US or cab drivers in London or diamond merchants in Belgium.TOI covers these news with pride.
It claims it is largest English selling daily in world.
[ January 07, 2007: Message edited by: Arjunkumar Shastry ]
 
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TOI



By the way that stands for Times Of India
 
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Originally posted by John Meyers:


By the way that stands for Times Of India



some people prefer to call it Trash Of India or Times Of Islamabad ...
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Just to clarify what Jeroen said, if people in Europe or the USA talk of Bhagwan (or Bagwhan or one of several other spellings), they are talking about this man, who -according to Wikipedia- was indeed Indian.



Correct. He was just called Baghwan here, nothing else, and his movement the "Bagwhan movement".
 
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Correct. He was just called Baghwan here, nothing else, and his movement the "Bagwhan movement".


So was he the god with 99 Rolls-Royce ?
 
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He was just called Baghwan here, nothing else, and his movement the "Bagwhan movement".



Actually I have never heard of him. I am sure most of us here have never heard of him. Will investigate at work tomorrow. Will make for a good read at wiki
 
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Now that I think about it, Viswanathan Anand comes to mind.
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Now that I think about it, Viswanathan Anand comes to mind.



Actually, we Indians don't remember him too often (atleast me), thanks for the effort Ulf
 
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Originally posted by ankur rathi:
Just want to know, who is truly global/international star?

Can be anyone from Lakshmi N. Mittal to Dheerubhai Ambani, Shahrukh to Amitabh Bachchan, Ashwirya to Sushmita, Narayana Murthi to Ajim Premji or anyone from any field.



Mmmmm.... Aishwirya Rai. I'd recognize Mr. Bachchan only because he and Aishwirya have been in movies together.


(It's hard to finish a message about Aishwirya. She induces the "Catalina half-naked" syndrome that Randy suffered from in the "Jump for Joy" episode of "My Name is Earl".)
 
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Hi,In India nobody knows him by Bhagwan. He is well known as Osho.
 
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Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
never heard of any of them.
The only Indians known here are Ghandi and Baghwan.


Never heard of Baghwan.

The only famous Indians I know of are Ghandi, Imran Khan, and Vijah Singh.
 
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Originally posted by Srikanth Raghavan:


Actually, we Indians don't remember him too often (atleast me), thanks for the effort Ulf




Well because like other Indian sport persons, he is not concentrating on signing more advertisements or attending page3 parties - rather then he believe in improving his game.

I guess he is not among top 5 Indian sport person as far as annual income is concern.
 
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Originally posted by Brian Kelly:

Never heard of Baghwan.

The only famous Indians I know of are Ghandi, Imran Khan, and Vijah Singh.



That deserves a indeed.

An Indian, a Pakistani and a Fijian walk into a bar...
 
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Originally posted by Brian Kelly:

Never heard of Baghwan.

The only famous Indians I know of are Ghandi, Imran Khan, and Vijah Singh.



Can I laugh like John Meyers once? Buwahahahahahaha !!!

Imran Khan and Vijay Singh are not Indians. And I am no way related to President Musharraf
[ January 08, 2007: Message edited by: Srikanth Raghavan ]
 
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In India, only corrupt and muderders are heros Salman Khan, sanjay dutt,shibu soren,sidhu
 
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Originally posted by Sayak Banerjee:

So was he the god with 99 Rolls-Royce ?



Alteast he was much much better than Asharam or lot of other fake Sadhus that appear in Astha.
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:


Alteast he was much much better than Asharam or lot of other fake Sadhus that appear in Astha.



Osho got publicity just because rich and famous Hippi crowd was attracted towards him.Do you really belive in his teaching of "From Sex to Superconsciousness"??
25 years back in Pune,where his Ashram was located,local people used to protest again him and his desciples for remaining naked in public view.
 
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Originally posted by Ryan McGuire:


That deserves a indeed.

An Indian, a Pakistani and a Fijian walk into a bar...


 
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Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:

Osho got publicity just because rich and famous Hippi crowd was attracted towards him.Do you really belive in his teaching of "From Sex to Superconsciousness"??
25 years back in Pune,where his Ashram was located,local people used to protest again him and his desciples for remaining naked in public view.


I am not in the debate whether being naked is good or not.

My point is that he lived his teachings(whatever it may be. And trust me, some of his philosphies are really good.)

I think he was better than todays so called Babas who preach something and practice other ..
 
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Jagdish Bhagwati is well known in economist field.
He lived in the USA since 60ties.
 
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