India is undoubtedly one of the most interesting countries in the world. It impresses us with its contrasts, it impresses us with its traditions and culture and remains a secret to most foreigners.
We collected 19 amazing facts about this spice country that will show India from a completely different side.
Amazing Fact About India
18. There Are 6 Seasons In India
According to the Hindu calendar, there are 6 seasons in India: summer, autumn, winter, spring, monsoon, and winter eve season.
17. There Is An Agreeing Gesture
Instead of nodding, the Indians bobble their heads from side to side. To us, it may seem more like a condemnation than an answer that means “yes”.
16. India Is The Largest Vegetarian Country In The World
Vegetarianism is one of the traditional characteristics of Hinduism, which is why almost 60% of Indians are vegetarians. India also has the lowest percentage of meat consumption per capita.
15. India Is The Largest English Speaking Nation In The World
There are 2 official languages in India: Hindi and English. In addition, the government accepts 17 other languages. There are 1,650 dialects found across the country.
14. The Air Is Polluted
There is an air pollution problem in all major cities, and the exhaust from cars causes pollution and respiratory problems among citizens and visitors. Just one day in Delhi or Mumbai is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
13. All The Major Religions In The World Are Found In India
Although 80% of Indians are adepts of Hinduism, the country includes all the world’s religions. There you can find followers of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and other religions.
12. The Biggest Family In The World Lives In India
The biggest family in the world lives in India. This man has 39 wives and 94 children.
11. Police Are Paid For Their Mustaches
Indian policemen receive bonuses if they have a mustache. This idea is, make men more respectable and manful. Furthermore, it is an essential feature of Indian folklore.
10. Indian Currency
Foreigners are prohibited from taking the local currency (rupees) when leaving India.
9. Cows Have An Identity Card
In West Bengal, an Indian state, each cow must have a photo ID card.
8. It Is The Country Of Spices
70% of all spices supplied to the world market are produced in India.
India’s population is currently reaching the 1.5 billion mark. It is higher than anywhere else in the entire Western Hemisphere.
According to the UN, India may soon overtake China.
Only one marriage in 100 ends in divorce in India. It is one of the lowest divorce rates in the world.
5. “Love rules”
In India, there is a “watchdog group” called “Love Commandos“. It supports couples of different castes who are being oppressed.
4. There Is A New Way To Use Popular Beverages
Indian farmers use Coca-Cola and Pepsi instead of expensive pesticides.
3. Women Can Be Very Rich
Indian housewives own 11% of the world’s gold. This is more than the combined stocks of the United States, Switzerland, Germany, and the International Monetary Fund.
2. They Rejected Civilization
India controls Sentinel Island, a territory that remains largely untouched by modern civilization.
1. The Homeland Of Chess
India is the homeland of chess. The indigenous name of this game is Chaturanga, which means “4 divisions of an army” (ie elephants, cars, cavalry, and infantry).
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