India is a unique nation that has always set examples for other countries to follow. The Asian country is the living example of ‘Unity in Diversity.’ There are hundreds of villages in the country and each village has its own language. Also, India is the second most populated country in the world, standing just behind China.
Over 1 billion people reside in India. Hence, there are many facts related to India that not many Indians would know.
(Source – Scoopwhoop)
The birthplace of Snakes and Ladders
One of the most popular board games, Snakes and Ladders originated in India as the preachers used it to teach Karma to their disciples. The game is also available on Android devices now.
One voter, one voting booth!
Meet Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas. This man’s name will go down in the history books as the Election Commission has to set up a special election booth for him in Gir Forest.
Indians mined diamonds first
India dominated the world in terms of diamond production as the precious allotrope of carbon was available only in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta.
Havells is an Indian company
Popular electric goods manufacturing company, Havells is an Indian company named after Haveli Ram Gupta. The original owner sold this firm for just INR 10 lakhs only.
‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’ in the true sense
Astronaut Rakesh Sharma described India as ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’ when asked how the country looks from space.
Ben Kingsley is of Indian descent
Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, Ben Kingsley, was born as Krishna Pandit Bhanji in England!
Hilter offered Dhyan Chand German citizenship
A majority of the Indians know about Dhyan Chand’s unbelievable hockey skills. The master player once received an offer from Hitler to become a German citizen and play for Germany.
Rabindranath Tagore wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh
While Rabindranath Tagore penned Jana Gana Mana for India, he also wrote Amaar Sona Bangla song which is the national anthem of Bangladesh.
Shakuntala Devi – The human calculator
After dividing two 13 digit numbers correctly in just 28 seconds, Shakuntala Devi achieved the tag of a human calculator.
The birthplace of sugar
India was the first country to consume sugar and many foreign farmers learned the technique of cultivating this crop from Indians.
The largest producer of milk
India stands at the number one position in the world when It comes to the production of milk.
Most vegetarian people in the world
Due to religious restrictions, a majority of the Indians do not have the permission of eating non-vegetarian food. This restriction has enabled India to become the country with the most vegetarians in the world.
The 2nd largest English-speaking country
While the Indian people often devalue their English speaking skills, the truth is India is just behind the USA when it comes to the number of people who speak this language.
India’s first President did not take his full salary
Dr. Rajendra Prasad reportedly did not take 50% of his first salary because he felt that he did not need the extra amount of money.
The largest cricket ground in the world
With a seating capacity of 1,10,000, Motera Stadium of Ahmedabad has become the largest cricket ground in the world. The stadium recently hosted the Namaste Trump event.
First Indian rocket was transported on a cycle
Many Indians would not know that the first rocket made in India was transported on a bicycle. The rocket was very small in size.