We all have been living in India all our lives. But how much do we really know about our Motherland? India is the motherland of mathematics, foreign languages, the ideals embodied in Christianity and some of the world’s greatest philosophies. India is not just the largest country demographically but her achievements and history go back a long time too. Don’t you agree?
To prove it, we have 7 points that will change your mind:
1. India is the world’s second-largest English-speaking country:
USA takes the first position with approximately 125 million english speaking people, which is only 10% of our population. Don’t worry, we’ll get there.
2. Largest vegetarian-friendly country:
20-40% of the total population of India is vegetarian due to religious reasons or personal, doesn’t matter.
3. The human calculator:
Shakuntla Devi recieved the title ‘The Human Calculator’ after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,396,774,870 x 2,465,099,754,779 in just 28 seconds. Don’t stress, hum se na ho paaega!
4. Shampoo is an Indian concept:
Okay, not the commercial liquid ones but the concept of using herbs was invented by India. The word ‘shampoo’ is derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
5. A day dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam:
The father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day
6. We were the first to consume sugar:
India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar. Many visitors from abroad learnt the refining and cultivation of sugar from us.
7. A special polling station is set up in the middle of Gir Forest:
Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004 and during every election since then, a special polling booth is set up exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.
India is all about surprises. These are just few. Our Motherland holds purity and serenity in its roots and looks towards being the greatest country of the world.