Some Lesser Known Facts About India

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It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale, worthy in comparison only to the superlative mountains that overshadow it. These are a few trivia you should know about India.


1
The name "India" originates from the River Indus, the surroundings valleys which were the home of the early settlers.

2
India is second only to to China in country population. It's growing by approximately 17 million people a year and could potentially surpass China by 2030.

3
Bollywood, the Mumbai-based production empire, is the largest film industry in the world, including Hollywood.

4
Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.

5
Yoga has existed for more than 5,000 years in India.

6
Our counting system was actually invented in India, then borrowed and popularized by the Arabs

7
Nek Chand Saini, of Chandigarh, India, has created over 20,000 sculptures, waterfalls, and bridges around his home using old car parts, light bulbs and bicycle frames.