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Facts To Make Every Indian Proud

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Facts To Make Every Indian Proud

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1. The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers.

The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

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2. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).

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3. India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

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4. Chess was invented in India.

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5. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.

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6. The ‘Place Value System‘ and the ‘Decimal System‘ were developed in India in 100 B.C.

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7.  The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite.

This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.

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8. India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.

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9. The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev.

It was originally called ‘Mokshapat’.

In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same,i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

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10. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.

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11. The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.

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12. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

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13. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind.

The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

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14. India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century.

Christopher Columbus, attracted by India’s wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

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15. The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago.

The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘NAVGATIH’.

The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.

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16. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.

According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.

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17. The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem.

He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.

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18. Taj Mahal World’s One of Finest Wonders is in Agra, India.

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19. Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.

Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

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20. Indian dances styles based on the Tandava like the Urdhra Tandava, Sandhya Tandava, etc.

Indian classical dance found its way outside India, especially to the countries of Southeast Asia.

The dance styles of Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, etc., have so heavily borrowed from the Indian classical dance traditions that to a casual observer there would seem to be hardly any difference between the two.

While Western dance has not directly borrowed anything from Indian classical dance, it has borrowed from Indian folk dance through the medium of the Gypsies.

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21. 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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22. Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery.

Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

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23. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine.

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24. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.

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25. India exports software to 90 countries.

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26. The four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.

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27. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.

Islam is India’s and the world’s second largest religion.

There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.

Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively.

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28. The largest Railroad system in the world, The longest paved Highway system in the world (1,517,080 km),

The largest Highway system in the world (3,319,640 km) and second largest food producer after China.

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29. India is in a select group of six nations which successfully accomplished mission of placing the 2000 Kg satellites into space.

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30. The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin.

They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.

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31. India is today recognized as one of the countries most advanced in nuclear technology including production of source materials.

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32. The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination.

An average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

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33. Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called “the Ancient City” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.

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34. India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.

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35. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.

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36. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

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37. Quotes about India :

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“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!” – Albert Einstein (Theoretical Physicist, Germany)

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“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” – Mark Twain (Writer, America)

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38 .Co-founder of Sun Microsystems is an Indian that is Vinod Khosla and Creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today’s computers run on it) is also an Indian, Vinod Dahm.

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39. Largest contributor of United Nations peacekeepers (55,000 Indian personnel serving in thirty-five nations for peacekeeping)

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40. Founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail was world’s No.1 web based email program) is Sabeer Bhatia, an Indian.

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41. President of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few) is Arun Netravalli , an Indian.

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42. GM of Hewlett Packard is Rajiv Gupta, an Indian.

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43. New MTD ( Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems.

Sanjay Tejwrika is an Indian.

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44. Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart are Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar respectively, all Indians.

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45. India invented the Number system.

Aryabhatta invented ‘zero.’

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46. The world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC.

More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects.

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47. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software.

Indian Brahmi script was used in Malaysia and some other parts of South-east Asia.

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48. In the field of missile launch technology, India is among the five top nations of the world.

India has got second largest Army in World

World’s Fifth largest Navy and Fourth largest Air Force.

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49. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world.

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50.  In Biotechnology, Indian biotech industry is growing at an annual rate of 38% compared to 17% growth worldwide.

We are fourth largest producer of pharmaceuticals.

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Proud to be an Indian. 🙂

JAI HIND 🙂

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rickroux on February 16, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    I wanted to share an incredible source on Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of Natural Healing. This site has free educational content, videos, articles, and learning tools. I was amazed to see that this ayurvedic school has online videos of their classes for FREE! … to visit their website click on or copy:

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    Regards,

    Rick Roux

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  2. Posted by Somebody on February 23, 2010 at 5:13 PM

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