30 Interesting Facts About India-Part8


1-5 Interesting Facts About India

Double_Seven_Cola-Interesting Facts About India

1. After Coca-Cola was forced out of India in 1977, the Indian Government started its own brand of cola known as Double Seven. – Source

2. In 1954, archaeologists excavating an 8th-century Viking settlement in Sweden found a Buddha statuette from India – Source

3. Legendary swimmer Mihir Sen’s (first Asian to swim across English Channel) life was systematically destroyed by CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu – Source

4. A tribe in Madhya Pradesh has an ‘elopement festival,’ where young people can choose their own partner, bypassing the traditional arranged marriage – Sources

5. Execution by elephant was a common method of capital punishment in South and Southeast Asia, and particularly in India. Asian Elephants were used to crush, dismember, or torture captives in public executions. – Source

6-10 Interesting Facts About India

The Pullan family-Interesting Facts About India

6. The Pullan family, from India, entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest albino family. – Source

7. During civil disobedience movement (peaceful protest) in 1930 as a part of independence struggle, children were organized into ‘vanar senas’ or monkey armies and in at least one place the girls decided they wanted their own separate ‘manjari sena’ or cat army. – Source

8. Gopala (reign 750-770 CE) was probably the first democratically elected head of the state in the entire South Asia. He was the founder of Pala dynasty during the classical period of India. –Source

9. When Audi entered the Indian market, they had to create a new car horn to withstand the heavy use – Source

10. When an Indian prince crossed the mountains into Tibet, the perplexed locals asked him where he came from. Ignorant of their Tibetan language, he simply pointed to the mountains. Confused, the Tibetans believed he was from the sky. To honor this divine man, they crowned him the first emperor of Tibet. – Source

11-15 Interesting Facts About India

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh-Interesting Facts About India

11. When Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala was refused of his order of a new Rolls Royce, he extracted his revenge by converting his old Rolls Royce cars into garbage collection vehicles. – Source

12. In Meghalaya, a matrilineal system operates where property, names and wealth passes from mother to daughter rather than father to son. – Source

13. Total distance covered by the 14,300 trains on the Indian Railways every day equals 3.5 times the distance to moon – Source

14. Last month, a businessman in Jaipur was sent an electricity bill for 55 crore. – Source

15. Lalu Yadav’s lawyer in Fodder Scam was Kapil Sibal – Source

16-20 Interesting Facts About India

Palm Leaf Scripts-Interesting Facts About India

16. Scripts which were originally written on palm leaves are all rounded because straight lines would rip the leaves. – Source

17. To help spread Christianity in India around the 16th century, Fr. Thomas Stephens learned Marathi, and in the style of Marathi ovis composed an epic poem – ‘Krista Purana’. – Source

18. Indian passport holders can travel visa-free or visa-on-arrival to 52 different countries –Source

19. India stands worst in term of % of day’s income needed to buy a gallon of petrol ($4.74 or 108.65% of a day’s wage). – Source

20. Another astonishing fact is that in India, one must toil for nearly an hour to earn enough money to buy 500 ml of beer. – Source

21-25 Interesting Facts About India

Matrilineal System-Interesting Facts About India

21. In Meghalaya, a matrilineal system operates where property, names and wealth passes from mother to daughter rather than father to son. – Source

22. Sanjay khan reportedly brutally assaulted Zeenat Aman in the 1980s and caused permanent damage to her eyes. – Source

23. In 1700s, in the Portuguese church of Goa, people were paid to convert in British India –Source

24. Gandhi had an Irish accent. – Source

25. The Indian Army helped quell a coup attempt that sought to overthrow the government of Maldives, in 1988. – Source

26-30 Interesting Facts About India

Adwaita tortoise-Interesting Facts About India

26. Adwaita a tortoise in Kolkata was estimated to be 255 years old when he died in 2006. –Source

27. The 42nd Amendment, passed during the Emergency when half of the Parliament was in jail, made such wholesale, dictatorial changes to the Constitution that it has been dubbed the “Constitution of Indira”. – Source

28. Chutia” is the name of a tribe in Assam. – Source

29. On 25 March 2004, Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize was stolen from the safety vault of the Visva-Bharati University, along with several of his personal belongings. – Source

30. Razmnama is the Persian translation of Mahabharat, which was translated by the orders of Akbar. – Source


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