Facts about India You Need to Know Right Away

The Golden Temple which feeds 1 lakh, people, daily

Source: The Logical Indian

The Golden Temple in India serves around 1 Lakh people daily with vegetarian meals. It doesn’t discriminate on their ethnicity, class, or creed. Anyone can come and have their meal.


The Nobel Peace Prize was withdrawn in 1948

The Noble Peace Prize was supposed to go to Mahatma Gandhi but because of his assassination, the title was left unassigned as a tribute to the leader.


The most qualified person in the country

Source: Indiatimes

The most qualified person in the country was Dr. Shrikant Jichkar. His astonishing range of qualifications include IAS, IPS, lawyer, doctor, photographer, radio operator to securing the highest degree in a university for Sanskrit and being an MLA at 25, the person is what we used to call ‘studious’ in school.


The biggest family in the world

Source: YouTube

India houses the biggest family in the world. The family of Ziona Chana from Mizoram has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. All these people live together as a family happily in the same house.


Hockey wizard Dhyanchand was offered German citizenship

Source: ThePrint

Major Dhyan Chand, the wizard of hockey, was offered a German citizenship by Adolf Hitler after defeating Germany in 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was also promised German citizenship, a high post in the German military and a chance to play for the German national side. But as patriotic as he was, he refused it.


The human calculator

Source: India Today

The lady with the tag of a human calculator belongs to India. Shakuntala Devi was presented with the title after she demonstrated the calculation of two randomly selected 13 digit number which was 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779. She answered correctly to this operation within 30 seconds.


India’s first president took only 50% salary

Source: 4to40

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of the country took just 50% of his salary when he was appointed. He claimed that he did not require any more money than that. And by the end of his 12-year tenure, he only took his 25% salary. Back then, the salary of a president was INR 10,000.


Indian Kabbadi team has won all World cups

All Kabbadi world cups held till now has been won by Indian teams. Indian men’s team in kabbadi has been undefeated in past 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups. And not just men but women has won all the world cups too.


Steel wire at Bandra Worli Sealink is equal to Earth’s circumference

Source: Local Press Co

The true architectural marvel, Bandra Worli Sealink has wires which if joined would be equal to earth’s circumference. It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for the completion of the bridge and it weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants.


Kumbha Mela visible from space

Source: The Unimaginable India

The largest fair in the world has a gathering of about 75 million people from all around the world. The gathering of the fair is so huge that the crowd was visible even from space.


Floating Post Office

Source: HolidayIQ

India boasts the largest postal network in the entire world where there are more than 1, 55,015 post offices. But that’s not the only interesting thing. There’s also a floating post office in Dal Lake, Sri Nagar which was inaugurated in August 2011. Amazed, aren’t you?


Gold, Gold everywhere

Source: NTD India

The amount of gold which is owned by Indian housewives is 11% of the total world’s gold. The reason possibly is that Indians have historically and even now invest too much in gold. Indians own more gold than the reserves of the IMF, United States, Germany, and Switzerland combined.


Babies born every year

The number of babies born in India every year is more than the total population of Australia and many more nations.


Vegetarians in India

Source: BBC

India consists of the largest number of vegetarians. Around 20-40% of Indians are vegetarians which makes it the largest vegetarian-friendly country. So much so that Pizza Hut had to open their first pure vegetarian restaurant in the country, and KFC had to introduce the vegetarian menu and so did Mc D.


Largest importer of armed weapons

India is the largest importer of arms yet India never invaded or attacked any country.

Author: Juhee Mehta

Literally, see characters of books in every person she meets. Apart from eating, she is found adventuring and talking to herself. Believes in magic and escape reality through words. If she possibly knows you, you might find yourself in her poems.

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