We are truly a unique country filled with wonders! You are going to love this! Jai Hind!

The first railroad was constructed by two Indians (Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth) and not the British

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Hitler wanted this Indian Athlete to Accept German Citizenship and Play for Germany

Dhyanchand was aIndian field hockey player, who is widely considered as the greatest field hockey player of all time. He is most remembered for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals (19281932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era where India was the most dominant team in Hockey. Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Dhyanchand played his final international match in 1948, having scored more than 400 goals during his international career.

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India’s 25 richest people have a combined net worth of $174.8 billion, which is about as much as Ukraine’s GDP

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The Biggest Air Evacuation in the History of Mankind Was Done by India

In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait  home to almost 1,76,000 Indians, all of who had suddenly lost all their money, were homeless and scared for their lives. Back home in India, it was politically one of the most fragile times.  India was in financial trouble and the VP Singh government was lacking support with the opposition trying to bring the government down. But leaving all problems aside, the Indian govt. decided to rescue its citizens.

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Half the world’s outsourced IT services come from India, amounting to a $47 billion dollar industry

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Lifeline Express is the world’s first hospital-train!

Established in 1991, the train has traveled the length and breadth of the country, bringing medical aid and relief to the most far-flung and inaccessible areas.

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India’s tech capital, Bangalore, has  increased its office supply by six times since 2006, and now has more  Grade-A offices than Singapore

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India has been the largest troop contributor to the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions since it’s inception and every year remains in the top 4

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India Has Spent  $50 Billion of Arms and Defense Purchases in the Last Decade

Making it the second largest importer in the world! 

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India has an Airforce base in Tajikistan. Farkhor Air Base is India’s one and only military base outside its territory

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The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is  located in the Ladakh valley  between the Dras and Suru rivers in the  Himalayan mountains. It was  built by the Indian Army in August 1982

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A bigger movie market than America and Canada combined, India sold 3.2 billion tickets last year

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Sanskrit is the Most Suitable Language for Computer Software

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Agni III is the Most Accurate Missile in the World in its Range Category and BrahMos is the Fastest Operational Cruise Missile in the World

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Mount Kailash has never been conqured inspite of the Chinese government’s support to climbers

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The Kashmir dispute is a tri-party dispute between India-Pakistan-China and 5 distinct territories of Kashmir.

Yellow territory has the world’s highest mountains – including K2 and integrated into Pakistan, Brown territory is one gifted by Pakistan to China, Blue territory is one India has in its maps but has never ever been into. The Red territory is where all the action is…

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Bodhidharma, a prince of the Pallava dynasty went to China and began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Kung Fu!

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Govt hiked the payment for the hangman from Rs. 10 to 5,000 just days before the Kasab hanging

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In 2001, Indian pharma company Cipla produced a three-in-one drug for HIV, which is affordable at an incredible $ 1 a day.

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This Indian State Has  the Most Honest People In the World 

‘Nghah lou dawr’ – mainly shops along the highway in Mizoram where groceries and flowers collected by the shopkeepers from nearby forests are kept on display with the rates and a money box. The astonishing thing being that there is no shopkeeper around the shop. If you want to buy some vegetables, it’s as simple as weighing it and paying the amount according to the rate, and that’s it. Pick up the balance from the money box and continue with your daily routine.

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The Free Kitchen (Langar) at the Golden Temple Feeds up to 100,000 People a Day 

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An Indian man named Jadav Payeng started planting trees on a barren sandbar at 17. He is now 47 and lives in his own 1360 acre forest which now houses rhinos, tigers, deer, apes and elephants.

The World’s Only Bank With No Locks

In January 2011, the United Commercial (UCO) Bank opened a ‘lockless’ branch in the village of Shani Shingnapur, the first of its kind in the country, taking note of the near-zero crime rate in this village. The doors of every villagers home is kept open at all times as are teh bank door- no locks anywhere. The villagers believe that the ancient local Shani tenple is “jagrut” /”alive” and Lord Shani will severely punish offenders.  There have been only 3 thefts documented.

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Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by a meteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.

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India has 3 biodiversity hotspots, no other country,  or even continent except Brazil and Indonesia have more than 2

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India has three antarctic stations, Dakshin Gangotri, Maitri and Bharathi. The first station Dakshin Gangotri was buried in ice and abandoned in 1990–91

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The number of cellphone subscribers In India Increased By 16,240% between 2001-2011.

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You Can Buy a Dinosaur Egg for $10 in these Indian States.

In some areas of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh eggs of giant reptiles are found and even illegally sold at 10$.Fossilized skeletons with length around 18-20m and 10-13 tonnes have been found in Maharashtra.They are also believed to be found in Gujarat, Rajasthan and .M.P.Some may have a misconception that huge dinosaurs never roamed India but Bruhathkayosaurus, according to some, was the largest dinosaur that ever lived. Its remains were found near Trichy, in Tamil Nadu. Its name is derived from bruhath, meaning huge in Sanskrit, and kay, meaning body.

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India has Classified Dolphins as “Non-Human Persons”

This status was given to the animals due to their near human intelligence and the government has ordered their release from captivity.

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India was  the First Country in the World to Produce Steel

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India has over 275 billion tons of coal reserves, that’s the equivalent of 1.37 billion blue whales

 

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English Actor Sir Ben Kingsley’s Birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji and he is of Indian (Gujarati) descent

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Australian Cricketer Stuart Clark is of Indian Origin

Stuart Rupert Clark (born 28 September 1975, Sutherland, Sydney) is a former Australian cricketer who played for New South Wales and the Australian team. His father Bruce Clark who is from Madras (now Chennai) was a student at Christ Church Anglo Indian-High School Madras, and his mother Mary Clark (name at birth – Boosey) is from the Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka, India He was a right-arm fast-medium bowler and a fairly competent lower-order batsman. His nickname “Sarfraz” originates from the similarities of his bowling style to Sarfraz Nawaz. He had a short stint with the Indian Premier  Leauge (IPL) before fully retiring form cricket in 2012

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About 25% of India’s land is turning into desert – that’s the equivalent of three United Kingdoms.

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Indian Post Allows you to Order Personalized Stamps with your Picture on Them

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Tirupati Balaji temple 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 everyday.

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India is home to 3,00,000 mosques which is more than any country in the world.

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India has the World’s Smallest Prison Population

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Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh Koothrappalli from Big Bang Theory) is married to a former Miss India, Neha Kapur

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Each Year 2,500 Crores Worth of Hair is Bought and Sold in India

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A City Name “Jhumri Telaiya” Actually Exists in Jharkhand

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A Chinese pop star named Sa Dingding sings in Sanskrit 

According to a study conducted in 2011, India’s Parle-G biscuits were the world’s No. 1selling biscuits.

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People expected fat free milk will become a hit with Indians as a “healthy” alternative.  Indians trashed the notion.

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There were no plastic bags in India before 1985

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India consumes about half of the world’s whiskey.

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