Some Lesser Known Facts About India


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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.