Sunday, September 18, 2011


Hi all

This is being the first post of my blog, thus I start posting with some surprising facts about my country. And here they are

  • Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  • Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
  • India exports software to 90 countries.
  • Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world (Source: Gemological Institute of America).                        
  • The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.
  • India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
well, there may be several more surprising facts about INDIA and i would be more happy if u viewers mention them in comments. welcome !!!

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