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Few Amazing Facts About India! Is India Shining?

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Last updated on August 8, 2019

Last updated on August 05, 2019.

Few Astonishing Facts About India! Is India Shining?

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The chaos and fear created by some about the End of the world just got subsided.  A sigh of relief spread among the people who got confused about the End of World phenomenon.

It’s about my lovely country called India—The largest democracy in the world.

The word “India” is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which early settlers lived.

Yes, here comes some of the astonishing facts about my country

India is one among the three nations in the world that make supercomputers,   The United States and Japan being the other two nations.

India is one of the 6 countries that launch satellites.

The “Place Value System” and the “Decimal System” were developed in India in 100 B.C.

The Bombay Stock Exchange carries 6000 companies! Only the NYSE has more.  Eight Indian companies are listed on the NYSE, three on NASDAQ.
By the volume of the pills produced, India’s pharmaceutical industries is the second largest in the world after Chinas’.
India has the second, largest community of software developers after the US.
India has the second, largest network of paved highways after the US!

India is the world’s largest producer of milk, it is also among the top five producers of sugar, tea, coffee, spices, rubber, silk, and fish.

100 of the Fortune 500 companies have an R & D facility in India.
Nearly 49% of the high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley and Washington D.C, are owned by Indian or Indo-Americans!
Half the world’s outsourced IT services come from India, amounting to a $47 billion dollar industry.
India grows 12 million tons of mangoes in a year, the weight equivalent to 80,000 blue whales.
A bigger movie market than America and Canada combined, India sold 3.2 billion tickets last year
India has 568 million more registered voters than the US — and a better turnout rate too

The average Indian is nearly 20 years younger than the average Japanese (26 vs 45)

The Blogger P V at India’s Capital. Near Qutub Minar, 
The tallest brick minaret in the world, 
An important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. 
This tower is in the Qutb complex in South Delhi,
It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.

Sanskrit is the mother of all the European Languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine in July 1987.
India is the world’s largest tea producer, and tea (chai) is its most popular beverage.
India has the second, largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a supercomputer indigenously.
India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
One of the largest employers in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
The world’s highest cricket ground is in India.  It is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, Built-in 1893 after leveling a hilltop.  Its cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.

More Amazing Facts About India

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.

Though India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, yet it is the second-most populous country in the world, with a population of 1,166,079,217.   India is the seventh-largest country in the world, at 1.27 million square miles.

Indians hold prominent places both internationally and in the United States. For example, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), the creator of the Pentium chip (Vinod Dahm), the founder/creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia), and the GM of Hewlett-Packard (Rajiv Gupta) are all Indians.

Even in spite of all these sweet and shining facts,

there are few bitter facts too to note here:

The country leads the world with the most murders (32,719), with Russia taking second at 28,904 murders per year.

India has one of the world’s highest rates of abortion.

More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. An estimated 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line.

Amazing facts about India In Military Power: 

India holds  4th position in the world military power, even pushing down the British to the 5th place.  Of course, India doesn’t want to fight with anybody, but at the same time, if someone attempts to do that we will not lag behind, this is a warning signal too to our enemies at the border. :-)

The below picture shows a clear picture of the world nations position in their military strength.

So Beware!!!

We Are Not Behind! Check out some of the amazing facts about India


Picture Credit: Rajesh Shiva’s FB Page


This video shows the great changes taking place gradually in India as well as the world around.  In short, this video gives a clear picture of the major role India plays in the days ahead.   Watch carefully to find out some of the amazing facts about India

amazing facts about india
Blogger P V’s family members.  A recent visit to New Delhi’s India Gate

STOP PRESS: The latest developments at India’s capital New Delhi after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year old girl in a moving bus is so alarming.  The protesters, the young girls, and boys turned up on the roads of New Delhi (at India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Vijay Chowk, and other places) to show their anger are confronted by the police with many rounds of tear gas, lathi charge and continuous use of water cannon.

Of course, these types of developments are definitely a black mark in the history of India.

amazing facts about india
The Blogger in front of Taj Mahal at Agra, One of the wonders of the world. For more information Pl. visit Taj Mahal Official Site


PS: These statistics are collected from various reliable sources like World Book Encyclopedia,,,  The Hindu Daily, The Times of India, Guardian, New York Times, etc…..

Published on: Dec 23, 2012 @ 18:15
Last updated on August 05, 2019

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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi Paps,
      Thanks for the visit and note.
      Season’s Greetings
      Best Regards

      December 25, 2012
  1. Sreejaya Dipu
    Sreejaya Dipu

    I was able to know more about our India…Thanks for the post…

    December 29, 2012
    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Thanks Sreejaya for the visit and comment
      Good to know that this info is more useful
      Keep inform

      December 29, 2012
  2. ajith

    ഇന്‍ക്രെഡിബിള്‍ ഇന്‍ഡ്യാ

    January 4, 2013
    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Thank You Sir For The Visit,
      Indeed Our India is Incredible.
      Best Wishes

      January 25, 2013
  3. Sun Sentinella
    Sun Sentinella

    I like the helpful info you provide in your articles.
    Thanks for telling more about shining India. The facts you mentioned in it are really unknown to us.
    I am so glad that I found your page today. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly.
    Keep writing keep sharing.
    ~ Sentinella

    August 2, 2018
  4. Rodolfo Cosentino Coelho
    Rodolfo Cosentino Coelho

    I want to know this subject well, because I like it very much! Very interesting and unknown facts about India you shared. Well packed information about my India. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Keep writing about such knowledge packed subjects for your readers.
    Have a great weekend.

    August 16, 2019
  5. Charlie

    Thank you so much for this detailed post on India. It’s a country that can often get a bad deal in the western media as they just focus on the conflicts but this article shows us all the progressive nature of the country too. Great work! Namaste.

    October 28, 2019

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