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It happens Only in India!

It happens Only in India!

  1. India is the world’s largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people.
  2. 100 million people come to India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans.
  3. India’s Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and preverbal.
  4. Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
  5. To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work almost 6 hours.
  6. In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
  7. 70% of all the world’s spices come from India.
  8. Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.
  9. Gleevec, a cancer drug that costs US$70,000 in the U.S. per year, cost just US$2,500 in India because it can’t be patented there.
  10. Children’s Day is celebrated in India on November 14th, 9 months after Valentine’s Day.
  11. In India, there is a vigilante group called the “Love Commandos” that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.
  12. 61% of school children in India have disease-causing germs on their hands.
  13. A man revived 5 rivers and brought water back to 1000 villages in India using native water preservation techniques.
  14. There’s a village in India that produces most bouncers and bodyguards of New Delhi’s nightclubs.
  15. Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
  16. In West Bengal, India, cows must have a Photo ID Card.
  17. During WW2, India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history: over 2.5 million men. At least 38 Indians received the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.
  18. One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes.
  19. India has the largest slave population in the modern world with over 14 million slaves.
  20. 53% of homes in India do not have a lavatory.
  21. India has more mobile phones than toilets.
  22. There’s an experimental township in India founded in 1968 and called Auroville, where citizens are from all over the world and there’s no money or religion.
  23. The village of Shani Shingnapur, India, had no doors, locks or crime for over 400 years until 2010.
  24. In India, a polling station is set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004.
  25. India has more population than the entire Western Hemisphere of Earth.
  26. While Beijing’s pollution problem is more famous, the world’s most polluted city is New Delhi, India.
  27. India’s “Go Air” airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter, so they save up to US$500,000 per year in fuel.
  28. A con man in India repeatedly “sold” the Taj Mahal, the Indian parliament and various other heritage sites. He was sentenced to 113 years but managed to escape prison 9 times. The last time, he was 84 years old.
  29. The richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, built a home valued at US$1 billion. It’s a 27-story building with 3 helipads, a 6-floor car park, a staff of 600, a 4-storey hanging garden and a cinema.
  30. There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in their lives, while treating births with great grief.
  31. The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class.
  32. India is expected to be the world’s most populous country by 2050. With 1.6 billion people, it will almost equal the U.S. and China’s population combined.
  33. Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.
  34. India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages.
  35. The workforces of Colombia and India enjoy a leisurely 18 days off per year, making them the two countries with the most public holidays in the world.
  36. In India, it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.
  37. “Anal” is a language spoken in India and Burma by 23,000 people.
  38. In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient’s left kidney during a three-hour surgery.
  39. The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
  40. India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S.
  41. There 2.5 million of Zero Rupee banknotes in India. They are “paid” in protest by angry citizens to government functionaries who solicit bribes.
  42. A man married a dog in India as atonement.
  43. Farmers in India use Coca-Cola and Pepsi as cheap pesticides, according to the BBC.
  44. The Khasi people in Meghalaya, India, grow living bridges with tree roots.
  45. India planted nearly 50 million trees in 24 hours on Monday, July 11, 2016, a new Guinness World Record.
  46. London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi.
  47. The Taj Mahal’s white marble exterior is gradually turning yellow due to high levels of air pollution.
  48. In some remote Indian villages, babies are dropped from the tops of temples and caught by adults below—it’s believed to bring good health.
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