All throughout the year, we Indians do not realise the importance of living in a free nation. It is only during the month of August, all the 'desh bhakti' arises! Until then, we are usually busy posting stuff online and sharing unwanted data on our social networks.
Since the feeds on our social sites are filled with patriotic things that we do not think twice before sharing, we're here to make you realise that there is a lot to know about our own nation and August is not the only month in which you have to share these details to make people acknowledge the beauty of our nation!
Here are some of the best untold/unknown facts which will make you realise that we hardly know much about our own nation!
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So, learn about the unknown facts on India and be proud to be a citizen of this nation.
Amazing Fact #1
The largest gathering of humans in a single place takes place in India every twelve years at the famous Kumbh Mela. In the year 2013, an estimated number of over 120 million pilgrims attended the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.
Amazing Fact #2
India has the world's largest vegetarian population, which is either by choice or because of religious reasons. Either way, India leads the world when it comes to vegans!
Amazing Fact #3
India was the first country in the world which came up with the knowledge of extracting sugar and purifying the same. Other countries received that knowledge from us. Imagine how creative our ancestors have been!
Amazing Fact #4
You must be shampooing for many years now with big brands in the market. But did you know that the western world didn't even know about this? It was India from where the concept of shampooing emerged. So folks, you owe your silky smooth hair to Indians.
Amazing Fact #5
Sanskrit emerges as the most scientific language till date. This language is one-to-one mapping between "orthography and phonography". ‘Orthography' is what you write and ‘Phonography' is what you speak.
Amazing Fact #6
The Wright Brothers are credited for flying the first airplane... well, that's a lie! Did you know that it was actually Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who designed and flew an airplane using concepts described in Rig Veda?
Amazing Fact #7
The Guinness Book of World Record says that India takes 3rd rank in the world when it comes to claiming new records every single year. The USA stands in first place and the UK stands in the second.
Amazing Fact #8
There is a massive tax hole in India. Only 3% of the Indian population actually pays taxes! This may be a surprising fact more than an amazing fact. This is because of the following reasons - agriculture is exempted from taxation, majority of the Indian workforce work in an informal sector, there are millions of people living in rural areas, etc. Collecting taxes from them is not an easy task.
Amazing Fact #9
India has a spa for elephants alone. Yes! Elephants are pampered there like anything and they go through exotic spa treatments. The spa is called "Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre". It is located in Kerala.
Amazing Fact #10
Did you know that the total number of passengers carried by the Indian Railways in one day is a stunning 23 million? This is just 1 million shy of the total population of Australia - the continent nation.
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