Who would have guessed that the seraphic land of the holy saints was once an Island? And the colossal mountain range of the Himalayas was materialized due to a mere collision between the Indian island and the Asian continent! India accounts for 18% of the world population alone, but there are still facts that we Indians don’t know about India. Peculiar, isn’t it? Here are a few of the most intriguing facts about the seraphic land of the holy saints.
(1). The cryptic Anti-Gravity Hills in Ladakh, Magnetic Hills:
The Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway, infamously known as “straightway to heaven,” a mere 30 km from Leh city. Scientists say there are strong magnetic forces emanating from the magnetic hills that pull stationary vehicles upwards within their range. The Magnetic Hills are the subject of numerous beliefs and philosophies. Some say it’s just an optical illusion. But, you won’t know until you see for yourself!
(2). India’s is the second-largest English-speaking nation:
Just 10% of India’s population roughly, 125 million people, made India the second-largest English-speaking country, second only to the United States of America. In the coming decade, this estimate is anticipated to triple. Leaving behind the perplexing question of English or Hinglish, which will India choose?
(3). The most visited place in the world: The Golden Temple!
What?? Yes, you heard it right! There is Guinness Book of World Records in its name, with over a fraction of a million devotees flocking to the shine every day. And Lovely Professional University is just a mere two hours train ride from the temple. You can go and pay a visit when the pandemic ends!
(4). India is also the land of the many firsts like Shampoo, Zero, Snake & Ladder game (Mokshapat), Trigonometry, Intel’s Pentium chip, etc.
How do I put it? India’s not only home to 18% of the world’s population, but it’s also home to 18% of the world’s brains. There are many spectacular things that the seraphic land of the holy saints has contributed to the world! From the world’s first university to your buttons, butter chicken, and the cure for leprosy, India has been quite a Santa Claus to the rest of the world.
(5). The Indian Mars mission was cheaper than the Hollywood movie The Gravity!
Indians are born strategists and the aces of hacks. They not only made the Mars Orbiter Mission ($74 million) a reality at one-ninth of NASA’s budget ($671 million) for the same project, but our entire expenditure was also even than a $100 million Hollywood blockbuster. Also, the Indian’s succeeded in a single go whereas, NASA took two failed attempts before making it to Mars.