MY INDIA


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East or west, India is the best :)
1) Around a 100 million years ago, India was an island.

2) India’s name is derived from the “Indus” river.

3) Indus Valley Civilization is the world’s oldest civilization.

4) India, hence, is the world’s oldest, most advanced and        continuous 

civilization.
 

 5) India has been the largest troop contributor to the United       Nations Peacekeeping Missions since its inception.

6) India has the world’s third largest active army, after China     and USA.

7) The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple     both, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca     combined.
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8) Every 12 years, a religious gathering called 
    
the Kumbh Mela occurs in India. It is the world’s 
     
largest gathering of people.

9) The gathering is so large that the Kumbh Mela is 
     
visible from the space.

Kumbh Mela from Space.
10) Varanasi is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the 
       world today.


11) India has more mosques (300,000 mosques) than any other 
       nation in the world.

12) And the third largest Muslim population in the world.

13) Takshila is said to be the first every university in the world; it 
      started around 700 BC.

Takshila
14) Today, India has the world’s largest school in terms of     
     students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more 
     than 45 thousand students!


15) Indian Railways employs more than 1.3 million people. 
     That’s 
more than the population of many nations.

16) More than 54 crore people voted in the 2014 General 
      Election 
– more people than the population of USA, UK, 

      Australia and Japan combined.

17) Number of births in India every year is more than the total 
      population of Australia, and many other nations.

18) India has the largest English speaking population in the 
      world.

19) At an estimate, 25% of the total workforce of the world’s 
     population will be from India in the next year or so.

20) India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on 
      bullock cart.

21) And despite budgetary constraints, India’s space program is 
      one of the top 5 space programs in the world.

India’s first rocket, on a cycle.
22) In 2004, 200 women took law in their own hands and came to 
     the court armed with vegetable knives and chilli powder 
     and murdered on the court floor a serial rapist – Akku Yadav. 
      Then every woman claimed responsibility for the murder.


23) English Actor Sir Ben Kingsley’s birth name is Krishna 
      Pandit Bhanji and he is of Indian descent.

24) Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by 
      a meteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.

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25) In a village called Shani Shingnapur in    
        Maharashtra, people have been living in
        houses 
 
with no doors for generations. This is 

        because they believe that whoever steals 

        anything from this place will incur the wrath of        
 


Shani God and will have to pay for his/her sins 



       very dearly. There is no police station in this 
 



        village either.
 
26) Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near
       Leh 
 
Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to              have 
magnetic properties strong enough to             pull 
 
cars uphill and force passing aircraft to 
        increase their altitude in order to escape 
        magnetic interference.

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27) Viswanathan Anand is the first player in chess    
       history to have won the World Championship in 
      three different formats: knockout, tournament, 
       and match.

28) Chess was invented in India.

29) Buttons were invented in India. Yes, your 

        shirt’s 
buttons.

30) We also invented the ruler.

31) And shampoo.

32) And discovered the number zero.

33) And the value of pi. 

34) And trigonometry, algebra, calculus.

35) And cataract surgery.

36) And plastic surgery.

37) And diamond mining.

38) And water on the moon.

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39) Until 1986, the only place where diamonds had been officially found was in India.

40) India has banned all captive dolphins, stating that dolphins should be viewed of non human persons.

41) India’s tech capital, Bangalore, has increased its office supply by six times since 2006, and now has more Grade-A offices than Singapore.

42) India is the largest producer of films in the world.

43) India is the largest milk producer in the world.

44) India leads the world with the most murders (32,719) per year, with Russia taking second at 28,904 murders per year.

45) To avoid polluting the elements (fire, earth, water, air), followers of Zoroastrianism in India don’t bury their dead, but instead leave bodies in buildings called “Towers of Silence” for the vultures to pick clean. After the bones dry, they are swept into a central well.

46) Karmanasa River in India is considered to be a 

cursed river and it is believed that touching its 

water would ruin one’s plans. There’s hardly any 

development along this river. People around this 

river just eat dry fruits because cooking food would 

require water!

47) Two major religions, Buddhism and Jainism, 

were established in India.

48) Chail in Himachal Pradesh is the highest 

cricket pitch in the world. It is situated at an 

elevation of 2444 meters (above the sea level).

49) The India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final 

match in Mohali drew 150 million viewers 

worldwide.

50) Sachin Tendulkar. (Okay, you knew this!)

51) The first Granite Temple of the world, the 

Brihadeswara Temple is situated in Tamil Nadu. It 

was built during the 11th century, in only five 

years.


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52) Around the 17th century, India was one of the richest countries in the world.

53) Today, India is the world’s third largest economy.

54) India is one of the only three countries that makes supercomputers (the US and Japan are the other two).

55) The world’s largest road network is in India—over 1.9 million miles of roads cover the country.

56) India has the largest amount of vegetarians in the world.

57) So much so that Pizza Hut had to open their first pure vegetarian restaurant in the country.

58) And KFC had to introduce a “vegetarian” menu for India.

59) And so did McDonalds, the world’s largest fast-food manufacturer.

60) Chai is India’s national drink.

61) India grows 1.2 million tons of mangoes every year, weight equivalent to 80,000 blue whales.

62) The state of Meghalaya is the wettest inhabited place of earth.

63) India gave the world Yoga, that has existed for more than 5,000 years.

64) May 26 is celebrated as the Science Day in Switzerland in honour of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, because on the day, Kalam visited the country :)

65) Martial Arts was first created in India.

66) The world’s biggest family lives in India. One man, 39 wives and 94 children.

67) India is the world’s largest importer of arms.

68) But India has never invaded or attacked a country.

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
Albert Einstein.

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