India has banned all captive dolphins, stating that dolphins should be viewed as non-human persons. Here’s a good Samaritan! Surely PETA would be proud.
One of the Most amazing fact about India is that The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 50,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class. If that doesn’t make you feel proud, nothing will.
Adding another fact about India to its incredibleness is the fact that it is illegal for a child in India to neglect their parents after their retirement. #incredibleIndia
India is the only country to have an entire ocean named after it, i.e. Indian Ocean. #incredibleIndia #AmazingFactIndia
True to our motto to keep up with the bizarre, cows must, by law, have a Photo ID Card in West Bengal, India. Say MOO!
India is the only country in the world which has both tigers and lions in the wild. Still not convinced this nation is incredible?
We bet nowhere else in the world would you find an experimental township which welcomes citizens from all over the world and has no provisions of money or religion. You read it right, founded in 1968 it’s called Auroville situated mostly in Tamil Nadu.
Yet another amazing fact about India proving the incredibleness of this nation is that the Indian Railways has world’s 4th largest rail network and it employs 1.6 million people.
The number of people travelling in Indian Railways is roughly 25 million per day which is like shifting the entire population of Australia. Woaw
Now let’s talk numbers. If there’s strength in numbers, we sure are powerful as India has more population than the entire Western Hemisphere of Earth. Go manpower!
Did you know? Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonalds introduced vegetarian menu just to cater to the Indian population. That’s the power of the Indian populace.
In a display of democracy at its best, a whopping 54 crore+ people voted in the 2014 General Election, which is more than the population of USA, UK, Australia and Japan combined. Impressive figure, isn’t it?
India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S. Make sure to use that as a solid rebuttal next time you’re in an India v/s U.S. debate. You can thank us later.
Complementing the above fact about India, India has the largest number of post offices in the world. Indian Postal Service with 154,900 post offices is regarded as the most distributed postal system in the world.
At an estimate, 25% of the total workforce of the world’s population will be from India in the next year or so. GO INDIA!
India has the 2nd largest road network in the world after the US.
India has the largest number of news channel in the world. India has 5600 newspapers, magazines in over twenty-one different languages with a combined readership of over 120 million. Now those are some impressive figures!
India has the fastest growing telecom market and the lowest call rates in the world.
India’s “Go Air” airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter, so they save up to US$500,000 per year in fuel. Bet you didn’t know that!
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. OH MY GOLD!
True to the cultural norm of sticking together, only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
India is fast becoming the manpower capital of the world. Half the world’s outsourced IT services come from India, amounting to a $47 billion dollar industry.
Proving our undying love for cinema, India sold 3.2 billion tickets last year. This makes India a bigger movie market than America and Canada combined.
India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart. After all, we are known for our ‘jugaad’ 😉
India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously. Now that’s something to be proud of.
May 26 is celebrated as the Science Day in Switzerland in honor of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, because on the day, Kalam visited the country. One great man who never stops making India proud. RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Another amazing fact about India’s rich culture – World’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat is a Hindu Temple in Cambodia dedicated to lord Vishnu.
Bet you didn’t know that the world famous ‘JAMES BOND’ theme song is actually inspired from the song ‘ Good sign Bad Sign’ sung by Indian characters in the novel ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’. The song was composed using a Tabla.
‘Bosons’ which are considered as the greatest discovery of this generation were the discovery of Indian scientist, Satyendra Nath Bose who has worked alongside Einstein himself. The fact that half of the particles in the world are ‘Bosons’ named after Bose should definitely make us proud.
Developed in 1972, Navi Mumbai, a planned satellite township of Mumbai, is the largest planned township on the planet.
Did you know? Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
World’s largest school in terms of students is the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students. Now beat that.
A fact every Indian should be proud of – India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history. Let’s try o keep that up.
Pioneering isn’t new to India. Here’s a list of things invented and discovered by Indians. How many were you aware of?
Snakes and Ladder
Cataract surgery and plastic surgery
Discovered the number zero, trigonometry, algebra and calculus
Water on the moon
The list goes on.
The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana. He first explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
Another interesting fact! 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.
Staying true to the ideals of secularism mentioned in its one-of-a-kind constitution, there are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
Indians are known for their big hearts. The fact that India provides refuge to more than 300,000 refugees originating from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh; escaping religious and political persecution just goes to prove that.
The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, it receives donations worth $6 million (US) from an average of 30,000 visitors every day. Now that is some mind-blowing achievement.
Here’s something that ought to make every Indian GOT fan proud. A subsidiary of Prana Studios in Mumbai is responsible for modelling Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons. “Make in India” seems to be working well.
Both the Indian men’s and women’s Kabaddi teams have been absolutely unbeatable. We have won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date. GO INDIA!
Something for the literature geeks and grammar Nazis! MALAYALAM, a language spoken in the state of Kerala is the longest palindrome of world.
Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. A Forbes magazine report from July 1987 states that it is the most precise and therefore suitable language for computer software. This ought to make every Indian proud of this cultural language.
The healthy supplement Chyawanprash is known to be the oldest brand in the world. Originated since the Vedic period, it has been in continuous demand till date. Impressive, right?
As soon as a person achieves moksa (liberation) and becomes a Hindu sadhu, he becomes legally dead and can thereafter, ride free of cost in trains. Who knew travelling would be so much easier when you’re dead?
In 1928, India was so good at Hockey that the British withdrew from Olympics to avoid a possible embarrassing defeat by its own colony. Them Lagaan feels!
In 1948, the Nobel Peace Prize was not awarded. It would have been awarded to Mahatma Gandhi, however, due to his assassination; it was left unassigned in his honor.
‘Bangalored’ is a word in Oxford dictionary, which came up after heavy outsourcing to India took the world by storm. Make sure to add that to your vocabulary.
It is widely believed that Indians are highly demanded employees the world over. Here’s some interesting statistics to back that –
38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
36% of NASA employees are Indians.
34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
28% of IBM employees are Indians.
17% of Intel employees are Indians.
13% of Xerox employees are Indians.
India is the first country in the world to have succeeded in putting a probe into Mars’ orbit in the very first attempt. This is, hands down, the most cost effective Mars Mission to have ever been undertaken. ‘The Mangalyaan Mission’ cost only $ 74 million. The recent Hollywood space adventure movie “Gravity” cost about a $ 100 million to make. Well, cost effectiveness always was one of our strong suits. #Amazing facts inIndia