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Friday, May 06, 2005

Mail about India - forward it!!!!

Got the following forward recently..... just go thru the few lines.. I hv not reproduced everything, since you may not have the patience to read.

"Do you know right now, India is the richest country in the world!!....

...G Vaidyaraj...a descendent of Raja Krishnadev Raya....For the last 300 years, three stones were worshipped .... One day, he took the stone...cleansed it....he was amazed when .....he discovered that they were diamonds of about 4600 carats each...

...informed the Govt. of India... news censored...now deposited in a Swiss Bank... The cost of single diamond exceeds the GDP of USA + UK. India can buy virtually 7 developing nations... One diamond costs thrice the debt of World Bank over India....One such diamond can buy 10 Bill Gates to you......."

It continued with some more Indian Miracle stories.

I remember seeing a similar mail couple of years back. Just to reconfirm the age of this forward, I did some research and ended up with some blogs of yesteryears.

Blog-1
Blog-2

Each and every content of the above message were there in the 2002 blogs. There were no other supporting evidences (Times, The Hindu etc.,) as claimed in those blogs. This must be a hoax. I firmly believe it.. how about you?????

Sometimes, I wonder about our Indian patriots who keep on forwarding these kind of mails. I think we feel very enthusiastic when we happen to see these sort of mails, about India. (pl. refer to my earlier post on this). There may be some facts and some fictitious information in these forwards. We don't bother to edit those fictitious info, as otherwise we don't find time to read other forwards received from pals.

Honestly, I used to forward these mails earlier. Now that I am blogging on facts & opinions, I try to avoid known fictions. So, nowadays many souls are saved from these forwards.... :-) :-) :-)

But one thing sure. We will receive the same mail 3 years later. Once again, the blog world will discuss this issue, I believe. Hope I will be part of it again....asking people to ignore this again.

13 Comments:

Blogger Cogito said...

Does fwding these mails make one any more or less patriotic ? I think the answer to the Question solves the problem.

Friday, May 06, 2005 9:02:00 AM  
Blogger Munimma said...

RamC
I read this and soon afterwards checked my mail, and what do you know, I have been tagged!
It mentions that the diamond news was on star tv recently.
Call me cynical, but I will believe when I see it. ;-)
No need to say where the mail is going :-|
Patriotism or Jingoism?

Friday, May 06, 2005 9:07:00 AM  
Blogger thennavan said...

Na maangum sona chaandi
Na maangum hira moti
Yeh mere kis kaam ke :-)

Why do we need gold and diamond to rule the world
When we have Gems,
Yes, we have 100+ crore Gems in India and they will take this country forward :-)

Friday, May 06, 2005 7:16:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

cogito.. the answer depends on person to person.. perception plays the role.

Munimma.. BTW, if you happen to watch the program somewhere, capture it and spread it. atleast, let us be happy genuinely.

thennavan..this is a gem.....

Saturday, May 07, 2005 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> Sometimes, I wonder about our Indian
> patriots who keep on forwarding these
> kind of mails.
As a patriotic Indian, those are the people I'm ashamed of.

-Vikram.

Friday, June 10, 2005 6:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess. if our politician start working towards the development of our nation.
we'll definetly be one of the Top nations in a very short time.

Thursday, June 30, 2005 7:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Satendra said...

Its sheer idiotness, there nothing patriotic or unpatriotic in this, but mere foolishness. Some people are trying to make fun and others are just playing in their hands. I guess its individuals ability to distinguish between fact and FART. Dont be a part of rumour urself, save ur soul and save others.

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Monday, October 10, 2005 5:24:00 AM  
Blogger Saket said...

i feel ashamed to read such a hoax especially because it tries to glorify INDIA wrongly.. this is not patriotism. its a sick attitude. i hope people stop forwarding crap which they do not know is right or wrong.

Saturday, November 05, 2005 8:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chillax folks!
only .03% of India is net savvy and out of this,98% browse the porn sites.these very blokes think of doing something else for a change and hence these forwards.
one need'nt be ashamed or elated by what a couple of 'porn site' browsers are written and forwarding.

for some masala visit my sites:
www.itsybitsy.co.in
www.creativity.itsybitsy.co.in
...here I have written what the gems of India are actually up to !

Friday, November 10, 2006 8:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

** sorry an error in the above post: ..are writing & forwarding...

Friday, November 10, 2006 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger sachin said...

hi ....frnds
i was happy whn i hear this news but when i checked d proof of dat i am disappointed .....
it was only a false information ...
i wonder that why all indians are behind the treasure stories.....
Its time to wake up and work ....
JAI HIND

Thursday, November 05, 2009 1:54:00 AM  
Blogger vijay said...

India has an history of being the richest country in the world, Our country has seen many rules many kings and emperors.
I believe there could be many hidden treasures may be just under our feet.
JAI HIND! I AM PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:40:00 AM  
Blogger Kapil said...

i do not who creates all such stories and post it on, just do some creative work and come out of dreams, be real

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:59:00 AM  

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