10 Interesting Facts about India

WRITTEN BY Aditi Shrivastava

Diamonds

India was the first country to mine diamonds. And was the only source of Diamonds from 4th century Bc for approx 1000 years

Hinduism

Considered to be the world’s oldest religion dating back as early as 5,500 BCE and interestingly, there is not a known founder of the religion

Shani Shignapur

The village of Shani Shignapur is known for not having a door lock on a single house & surprisingly, There hasn't been a criminal act recorded in approximately 400 years.

North Sentinel Island

One of the world's last

Spices

India currently produces over 70% of the world's spices.

Shampoo

The world should Thank India for the shampoo they use. The word "shampoo" is derived from the Sanskrit word "champu," which means "to massage."

Chess

Chess is said to have originated in India more than 1,500 years ago. It is said to be based on the chaturanga war game from the 7th century.

White tigers

White tigers are only found among Indian tigers. White tigers are a subspecies of Bengal tigers that have a pigmentation difference.

Anti-Gravity Hills

Situated in Ladakh with the anti-gravitational effect, this is the only magnetic hill in India where a car will begin to move uphill on its own.

Snapdeal.com

There is a village in Uttar Pradesh which was renamed Snapdeal.com Nagar’ after the e-commerce company, installed 15 hand-pumps in the village