a Mercedes Benz owned by an Abu Dhabi oil billionaire.
Featuring the newly developed V10 quad turbo with
horsepower and 2800nm of torque, 0-100 km/h in
than 2 sec's, 1/4 mile in 6.89 sec's, running
on bio fuel.
It is NOT stainless steel, people! It's WHITE
This may explain the exorbitant price we're paying
gas. At least it's going to a good cause, huh
What's happening with
the global economy?
Pakistani journalist writes about today's India By Dr. Farrukh Saleem
what's happening in India:
The two Ambani
brothers can buy 100 percent of every company
listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and
would still be left with $30 BILLION to spare.
The four richest Indians can buy up all goods
and services produced over a year by 169 million
Pakistanis and still be left with $60 billion
to spare. The FOUR richest Indians are now richer
than the FORTY richest Chinese.
In November, Bombay Stock Exchange's benchmark
Sensex flirted with 20,000 points. As a consequence,
Industries became a $100 billion company (the
entire KSE is capitalized at $65 billion). Mukesh
owns 48 percent of Reliance.
In November, comes Neeta's birthday. Neeta turned
forty-four three weeks ago.
Look what she got from her husband as her birthday
gift: A sixty million dollar jet with a custom
fitted master bedroom, bathroom with mood lighting,
a sky bar, entertainment cabins, satellite television,
wireless communication and a separate cabin with
game consoles. Neeta is Mukesh Ambani's wife,
and Mukesh is not India's richest but the second
Mukesh is now building his new home, Residence
named after a mythical, phantom island somewhere in
the Atlantic Ocean. At a cost of $1 Billion (see what a Trillion dollars looks like) this
would be the most expensive home on the face of
the planet. At 173 meters tall Mukesh's new family
residence, for a family of six, will be the equivalent
of a 60-storey building. The first six floors
are reserved for parking. The seventh floor is
for car servicing and maintenance. The eighth
floor houses a mini-theatre. Then there's a health
club, a gym and a swimming pool. Two floors are
reserved for Ambani family's guests. Four floors
above the guest floors are family floors all with
a superb view of the Arabian Sea. On top of everything
are three helipads. A staff of 600 is expected
to care for the family and their family home. (See the World's
first $Billion home.)
In 2004, India became the 3rd most attractive
foreign direct investment destination. Pakistan
wasn't even in the top 25 countries.
In 2004, the United Nations, the representative
body of 192 sovereign member states, had requested
the Election Commission of India to assist the
UN in the holding elections in Al Jumhuriyah al
Iraqiyah and Dowlat-e Eslami-ye Afghanistan. Why
the Election Commission of India and not the Election
Commission of Pakistan? After all, Islamabad is
closer to Kabul than is Delhi.
Imagine, 12 percent of all American scientists
are of Indian origin, including Sikhs; 38 percent of doctors in
America are Indian; 36 percent of NASA scientists
are Indians; 34 percent of Microsoft employees
are Indians; and 28 percent of IBM employees are
For the record: Sabeer Bhatia created and founded
Hotmail. Sun Microsystems was founded by Vinod
Khosla. The Intel Pentium processor that runs
90 percent of all computers was fathered by Vinod
Rajiv Gupta co-invented Hewlett Packard's E-speak
project. Four-out-of-ten Silicon Valley start-ups
are run by Indians. Bollywood
produces 800 movies per year and six Indian ladies
have won Miss Universe/Miss World titles over
the past 10 years.
For the record: Azim Premji, the richest Muslim
entrepreneur on the face of the planet, was born
in Bombay and now lives in Bangalore. India now
has more than three-dozen billionaires; Pakistan
has none (not a single dollar billionaire).
The other amazing aspect is the rapid pace at
which India is creating wealth. In 2002, Dhirubhai
Ambani, Mukesh and Anil Ambani's father, left
his two sons a fortune worth $2.8 billion. In
2007, their combined wealth stood at $94 billion.
On 29 October 2007, as a result of the stock market
rally and the appreciation of the Indian rupee,
Mukesh became the richest person in the world,
with net worth climbing to US $63.2 billion (Bill
Gates, the richest American, stands at around
Indians and Pakistanis have the same Y-chromosome
haplo group. We have the same genetic sequence
and the same genetic marker (namely: M124). We
have the same DNA molecule, the same DNA sequence.
Our culture, our traditions and our cuisine are
all the same. We watch the same movies and sing
the same songs. What is it that Indians have and
we Muslims don't?
INDIANS ELECT THEIR LEADERS!
And they think of Construction of their own nation,
unlike other nations who are just concerned with
Destruction of others.
Simple answer as to why the Indians fair better
than the Pakistanis - They don't focus on religion
all the time and neither do they spend time and
money in devising ways to kill their own and everyone
else over religion.
-- See Shift