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Monday, 29 September 2014

Did you know that...

Here are some interesting facts.You may be knowing some of them and others may increase your knowledge.

1. The Tirupati Balaji Temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined together.
2.  Every 12 years, a religious gathering called the Kumbh Mela occurs in Allahabad. In fact all major rivers in India have congregation after every twelve years known as Pushkarams.  
It is the world’s largest gathering of people. The gathering is so large that  the Kumbh Mela is visible from the space.
3. India has more mosques (300,000 mosques) than any other nation in the world.
4. 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!
5. Number of births in India every year is more than the total population of Australia, and many other nations.
6.India has the largest English speaking population in the world.
7. Lonar Lake, a salt water lake in Maharashtra, was created by a meteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.
8. Buttons were invented in India. Yes, your shirt’s buttons.
9.  Shampoo  was first  made in India.

10   Cataract surgery was  first performed in India.
11. Plastic surgery also originated in India.
12. India was the first to discover water on the moon.
13. India’s tech capital, Bangalore, has increased its number of offices six times
      since 2006, and now has more Grade-A offices than Singapore.
14. India is the largest milk producer in the world.
15. India is one of the only three countries that makes supercomputers (the US         and Japan are the other two).
16.   Chai is India’s national drink.
17.   Martial Arts was first created in India.
18.   India gave the world Yoga that has existed for more than 5,000 years.
 19. "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.

20.India leads in making payments through mobile phones


Are you not a proud Indian?

Written  for  Write Tribe  Pro Bloggers week  6  day  59













12 comments:

  1. I'm not a proud Indian as I'm not Indian; however, I could see why I might wish to be! ;) <3 I think it's cool - didn't know - that India has the largest English speaking population in the world. No wonder there are so many of you talented prolific Indian bloggers! ;) <3

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    1. Thanks Elly. Many Indians also don't know all these facts

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  2. p.s. By the way, it reminds me of the "I M Indian" video...did you see it? I bet you'd like it! (Featured on my blog at http://www.xpressyouressence.blogspot.ca/2014/09/soulful-sunday-fave-posts-mine-and-yours.html since I can't seem to copy and paste the video itself!). ;) <3

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    1. Yes Elly I saw it and told my children also to watch.

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  3. Wow we are so cool, aren't we? All we need is to now become tolerable and a society that actually respects women and stop practicing customs which make no sense...

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    1. Thanks Naba. You have rightly said our society must learn to respect women.

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  4. These are great! So much to be proud of! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Ruchi. Welcome to my site.

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  5. Some i knew, some i did'nt. Thanks for sharing info. Oh yes, i am a proud Indian:)

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    1. Thanks Asha.One proud Indian welcomes another proud Indian.

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  6. Wow. Some lovely facts out there :). Guess now what we need most is to concentrate on building our values whether its cleanliness, respecting women, respecting society and the likes :).

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    1. Thank you Aseem.Welcome to my site.

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