#Incredible India Facts that you must go through to know more about India
#1 There is a village named Snapdeal.com Nagar Shiv Nagar village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India which was renamed ‘Snapdeal.com Nagar’ after snapdeal.com, the e-commerce company, installed 15 hand-pumps to help villagers who had to walk for miles to fetch water . The village has the Snapdeal branding everywhere.
#2 India sets up a voting poll booth for one person in every elections, Yes you heard right ! a pooling booth for a single person, ECI of India sets this voting booth in the Gir Forest for only one person ” Mr. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas”. He has been voting since 2004 in his dedicated polling booth every time. #every #vote #counts.
#3 Country from where “ZERO” has started its journey must have someone named ‘the human calculator’ isn’t surprising at all. The woman nicknamed as ‘the human calculator’ Shakuntala Devi is from Bengaluru city in India. She earned a mention in the 1982 Guinness Book of World Records when she multiplied two, thirteen digit numbers and gave the correct answer in 28 seconds. Quick as Husain bolt, isn’t it.
#4 Adding another unknown thing about India is the fact that it is illegal in India for a child to neglect their parents after their retirement. So one thing is clear that if you disrespect your parents Indian law will disrespect you.
#5 In India we not only respect cows but also provide them a Photo ID Card by the law in West Bengal one amongst the Indian states , which is known as MOO!
#6 India has an experimental township which welcomes citizens from all over the world and has no provisions of money or religion an Utopian town. It was founded in 1968 it’s called Auroville situated mostly in Tamil Nadu. Ever wished a place like this ?
#7 Manmohan Singh– our 13th Prime Minister and a great Economist is also World’s most qualified Prime Minister. His economics reforms saved Indian economy from collapse in 1991.
#8 Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together. That’s why India was addressed as “Golden bird” back and i guess it is still now!
#9 True to the cultural norm of sticking together, only about 2 in 100 marriages in India ends up in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world. Indian solves their matter mutually.
#10 India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built an indigenous super computer.
#11 One amazing fact about India’s rich culture is that the World’s largest religious building, The Angkor Wat is a Hindu Temple in Cambodia dedicated to lord Vishnu. It was built by King Suryavarman II Indian king.
#12 ‘Bosons’ which are considered as the greatest discovery of this generation were the discovered by an Indian scientist, Satyendra Nath Bose who has worked alongside Einstein himself. The fact is that half of the particles in the world are ‘Bosons’ named after Bose should definitely make us proud.
#13 Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries. You must have known this if you watched Baaghi Movie of Bollywood right ?.
#14 ‘Bangalored’ is a word in Oxford dictionary, which is used by Americans quite often when they lose their jobs because of outsourcing by their companies to Indian cities for cheap labors.
#15 In 1928, India was so good at Hockey that the British withdrew from Olympics to avoid a possible embarrassing defeat by its own colony. A defeat that could affect their pride.
#16 In 1948, the Nobel Peace Prize was likely to be awarded to Mahatma Gandhi, however, due to his assassination it was left unassigned in his honor.
#17 As soon as a person achieves moksa (liberation) and becomes a Hindu sadhu, he becomes legally dead and can thereafter, this fact has a doubtful nature.
#18 Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. A Forbes magazine report from July 1987 stated that it is the most precise and therefore suitable language for computer software. The reason might be its antiquity.
#19 Manohar Parrikar and Arvind Kejriwal are one of the first IITian who became a CM, IITians are everywhere.
#20 One more interesting fact is The Baily Bridge, located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan Mountains is the highest bridge in the world. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
#21 India was once a continent. More than 100 million years ago, most of what is now India was an island. It had broken off from an ancient super continent referred to as Gondwanaland by paleo geographers (named after Gondwana, a forested area of central India), and was moving slowly northwards. About 50 million years ago, dinosaurs by now extinct, the India continental plate collided with Asian plate,colliding and creating the Himalayas – the world’s youngest major mountain range – and, of course, the highest, which is still growing at the rate of more than 1 cm in a year.
#22 India has the world’s largest film industry. More than 1,100 movies are produced, on average, each year – that’s slightly ahead of Nigeria’s Nollywood, But most of the Indian films are not, as is often supposed, products of Bollywood, the nickname given to Mumbai’s Hindi movie industry which is responsible for roughly 200 films a year.
Almost as many films are made each year in both Tamil and in Telugu which is locally known as tollywood , these languages are widely spoken southern Indian – and Chennai and Hyderabad are major film productions centres.
#23 Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference. It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.
#24 Havell’s is purely an Indian brand & named after its first owner Though the company was bought for just 10 lakh Rupees a long time ago and is now a multi-billion electrical goods company, it’s an Indian company and is still named after its original owner, Haveli Ram Gupta.
#25 Dhyan Chand, the hockey legend, was offered a rank of field marshal in the German army by Hitler. He refused the offer and led the Indian team to win gold in the Berlin Olympics of 1936.