We all know that India is a land of diversity. It is not one particular thing that makes it great; it is an amalgamation of ideas. India is the world’s largest democracy, and from being one of the earliest civilisations in the world, there are many things that make it unique. We have a history that goes back thousands of years and also our home consists of more than a hundred different languages. Over the period, the country has made discoveries that have altered the course of the world’s history. Here we give you Interesting Facts about India that will make you feel proud of this nation we are hopeful enough to be born in. Historian Eric Hobsbawm says
“What makes a nation, is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past“
Fact 1: India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
Fact 2: There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world
Fact 3: Pioneering isn’t new to India. Here’s a list of things invented and discovered by Indians. How many were you aware of?
- The ruler
- Toilet Flush
- Diamond mining
- Snakes and Ladder
- Fibonacci Numbers
- Card games
- Binary Code
- Fiber optics
- Cataract surgery and plastic surgery
- Discovered the number zero, trigonometry, algebra and calculus
- Water on the moon
- The list goes on.
Fact 4: The Republic of India is the largest democracy in the world
Fact 5: India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
Fact 6: Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
Fact 7: Martial Arts were first created in India and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
Fact 8: 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, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple every day.
Fact 9: India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
Fact 10: It is widely believed that Indians are highly demanded employees the world over. Here are 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.
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