India is a big country not only in terms of area and population, but also in terms of diversity. Knowing everythingabout this great country is almost impossible.Here are some shocking things that will make you even morecurious about India.
There are places in India where a man marries a woman and moves to his mother-in-law's house.Khasi and thematrilineal Muslims inMinicoy, Lakshadweep are some of the examples.
Ajay V. Bhattis the man behind USBs.You can also credit him for AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port),PCI Express, Platform Power management architecture and various other chip-set improvements.
So far India has taken part in 43 Peacekeeping missions with a total contribution exceeding 180,000 troops and a significant number of police personnel having been deployed. In 2014 India is the third largest troop contributor [TCC] with 7,860 personnel deployed with ten UN Peacekeeping Missions of which 995 are police personnel, including the first Female formed police unitunder the UN. Recently Indian Peacekeepers were lauded by the UN for their efforts in preventing a carnage in theSouth Sudan conflict which resulted in the death of two of its soldiers.
An estimated 120 million people visited Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 in Allahabadover a two-month period, including over 30million on single day.
And only 12.18% of population knows the language.
Yes, The shirt buttons which we all use but don't acknowledge.
From ancient times, India was the source of nearly all the world's known diamonds, and until the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in 1726, India was the only place where diamonds were mined.
8. India is largest producer of movies in the world
This includes Tollywood, Bollywood, and all other movie industries.
Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon, made important contributions to the field of plastic and cataract surgery in 6th century BC. The medical works of both, Sushruta and charak originally in Sanskritlater spread. British physicians travelled to India to see rhinoplastiesbeing performed by native method.
10. Bear Grylls wantedto join The Indian Army after getting out of school
Presenter of the famous show, Man Vs. Wild, Bear Grylls always knew he wanted to do something adventurous with his life. No wonder, his first choice was to join The Indian Army.
Ghaziabad, Surat and Faridabad. There.
We have come a long way.
How many do you know...?