Monday, 8 December 2008

Incredible India!

Some interesting trivia on India. Even I wasn't aware of most of these facts!

In the last 100,000 years of history, India has never invaded another country.

It is forbidden for an aircraft to fly over the Taj Mahal.

India’s motto is “Satyameva Jayate”. It is in the Sanskrit language and is translated as “Truth Alone Triumphs”.

34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.

The most languages in the world have originate in India, around 845 different languages.

Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.

India is one of the very few countries with no official religion.

Chess was invented by Buddhist monks in India who preferred it to war. Badminton too, was invented in India.

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus all originated in India.

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

Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise. The Forbes Magazine stated that Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software!

The longest railway platform is in India, that is in Kharagpur.

Before New Delhi, the capital was Calcutta (until 1911).

The art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh 6000 over years ago. The very word 'Navigation' is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.

India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century.

Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not sold in India until recently because it clashed with the traditional arranged marriage.


vitruvian said...

damn i actually knew some of this stuff! theres something that shawnie doesn't know and I know... :D

I can believe u didn't know about the calcutta being the capital thing..and satyameva jayate..u firang :P

but the diamonds, taj and chess bits i like!!

Dude..also check out my other blog idli chutney..i think u might like that one better..

Shawn said...

I didn't know about Calcutta ya! Nor did I know about satyameva jayete! As in I wasn't aware that was our motto.

But guess what? diamonds, taj and chess i knew :P

Shawn said...

I remember reading idli chutney once long back. Its co authored by you and some other guy na. Goin by sheer size, Im sure you are the idli lol!