100 Interesting Facts About India

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76East India Company

In the early 19th century, the East India Company had cut off the hands of hundreds of weavers in Bengal in order to destroy the indigenous weaving industry in favor of British textile imports.


77. A man named Kalyanasundaram in India took up odd part-time jobs so he could donate all his savings and regular income to those in need, every month for 30 years. After he retired as a librarian, he even donated his pension.


78. The Asian brown cloud is a layer of air pollution that appears over South Asia and the Indian Ocean every year between January and March when there is no rain to wash pollutants from the air. Nearly two million people die each year, in India alone, from conditions related to the brown cloud.


79. Only about 1% out of 1.25 billion people in India pay taxes


80. A Indian man named Manpreet Singh stopped growing at the age of six months and at the age of 21 (in 2017) was only 23 inches tall.


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81Sex determination

The disclosure of the sex of the fetus is strictly prohibited under the law in India because of issues with "female foeticide" and the negativity associated with having a female child creates due to the dowry system.


82. In 1981, India launched a satellite that was transported on an ox-cart, with the rocket parts carried on the back of bicycles.


83. India was attacked on 7/11. Bombs were set off on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai, 209 people were killed and over 700 were injured.


84. There are huge "step wells" (Chand Boari) in India up to 13 stories deep which keep the water 5-6 degrees cooler than it is at the surface


85. A village (Piplantri) in Rajasthan, India plants 111 trees every time a girl is born, ensuring the tree's survival over the years. The village has planted over 250,000 trees.


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86Spy Pigeon

A pigeon was held in India and kept under police guard on an allegation of spying for Pakistan


87. There is a tree in India whose canopy covers 3.7 acres (14,5000 square meters) in the area making it the widest tree in the world.


88. There's a Deaf KFC in Pakistan, India and Egypt made for and handled by deaf people.


89. There are more tigers in Texas than in their native land of India


90. After the Kargil War of 1999 between India and Pakistan, Indian Army recommended to Pakistan that one of their soldier (Karnal Sher Khan) be honored for bravery by them. Pakistan accepted the recommendation, posthumously awarding him their highest military honor.


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91Dabbawala

In India, you can have your fresh home-cooked lunch picked up and delivered to your office by Dabbawalas with less than one error per six million deliveries.


92. During World War II, the British Government covered the Taj Mahal with Bamboo scaffoldings to protect it from German Bombers. This was done again during 1965 and 1971 when India was involved in conflicts with Pakistan.


93. Lord Cornwallis, the general famous for leading the British Army during the American Revolution became Governor-General of India after the war and is buried there in a tomb overlooking the Ganges River.


94. India has the largest government midday meal program in the world, feeding 120 million students per day for free.


95. There's a village (Asola Fatehpur Beri ) in India that exclusively produces bouncers and bodyguards for New Delhi nightclubs.


96IAF pilots

In 2004, exercise between the US and the Indian Air Forces, Indian pilots notched up an astounding 9:1 kill ratio. U.S. pilots said that the Indian pilots showed innovation and flexibility in their tactics. and that they came into the exercise underrating the training and tactics of the IAF


97. The Great Gama is the only undefeated wrestler in the world. His career spanned 50 years. And Bruce Lee was a fan.


98. A major cause of human rabies deaths in India is faith healing as people believe that they've been impregnated by puppies after being bitten by a dog and consult a healer instead of a doctor before it's too late. This mass hysteria is called Puppy pregnancy syndrome.


99. Diamonds were not originally mined. They were actually found alongside or at the bottom of rivers in India.


100. The Ghost Chili was investigated by India as a nonlethal way to flush out terrorists from their hideouts and to control rioters. It was called a "Chili Grenade."

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