Sunday, September 15, 2013

Say it with Numbers … … …

In the 14th century, most Kashmiris voluntarily adopted a form of Islam heavily influenced by mystic Sufism. Their syncretic culture became known as Kashmiriyat

93% of Iranians are Shias, but the sect accounts for only 1 in 10 of the 1 billion Muslims worldwide

rural America accounts for just 16% of population today. In 1910 72% of Americans lived in rural areas

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in mid-2005, there were 2186,230 people imprisoned in the United States. This works out to 488 per 100,000 citizens, making America the country with the highest percentage of it's population behind bars in the world

At the Equator the circle has the maximum diameter of about 8,000 miles (12,800 kms)

At a distance of about 22,300 miles above the equator there exists a free space or an orbit called the Geostationery Orbit wherein if a Satellite is parked it rotates around the Earth at the same speed at which the earth rotates round itself.

Ooty ….its peak called Dodabetta at a height of 8,000 Ft.

Mont Blanc….height of 15,771 feet

From ‘Leaving India. My Family's Journey from five villages to five continents’ by Minal Hajratwala
The Year 1900: 6 countries with more than 10,000 people of Indian origin (British Guiana, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Natal, Jamaica and Fiji)

The Year 1945: 10 countries with more than 10,000 people of Indian origin (Mauritius, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, British Guiana, Fiji, Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Jamaica and Zanzibar)

The Year 1984: 33 countries with more than 10,000 people of Indian origin (South Africa, England and Wales, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Fiji, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Singapore, Surinam, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Netherlands, Yemen (PDR), Kenya, Kuwait, Tanganyika, Qatar, Bahrain, Muskat/Muscat, Iraq, Zambia, Mozambique, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Nigeria, Germany (FRG), Hong Kong, Jordan, New Zealand, Libya)

The Year 2001: 47 countries with more than 10,000 people of Indian origin (USA, Saudi Arabia, England and Wales, South Africa, Canada, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Fiji, Oman, Singapore, Kuwait, Reunion, Netherlands, Australia, Surinam, Qatar, Bahrain, Kenya, Yemen Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Tanganyika, Thailand, Italy, Portugal, France, Jamaica, Indonesia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel, Guadeloupe, Philippines, Germany, Madagascar, Spain, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Russia, Switzerland, Zambia, Libya, Uganda, Austria, Lebanon, Sweden)

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