Indian Independence Day

1:01 AM


Today, is 15th August, therefore The Indian Independence Day. We got our independence from the British rule in 1947. So, if you think about it, India is still a relatively 'new' country in terms of its independence. But an ancient civilization due to its history and culture. 

While some Indians might already be aware of most of these facts about India, I thought it would be interesting to share My Top 10 Interesting Facts About India:
  1. India is the Largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old).
  2.  India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
  3. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. Also, Algebra, trignometry and calculus came from Inida. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 1053.
  4. Chess was invented in India.
  5. India is the second largest English speaking nation in the world.
  6. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract, fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India.
  7. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
  8. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people!
  9. 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.
  10. Indian origin 96-year old, Randall Butisingh, now a Florida resident is the world’s oldest blogger. He runs a popular blog http://randallbutisingh.wordpress.com
P.S. In total there are 60 facts if you are interested to read them all, click here!

Husband's Weekend Meal
Brown Rice with few grains Wild Rice and Peas & Carrots 
Spicy Butter Chicken
Pudine-ka-Raita [Mint Yogurt]
Hungry, anyone?! ;)

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33 comments

  1. I love that food platter abs abs love it. I love mint in dahi- we overdo it in Kashmiri food, but I still like it...and yeah, its amazing how old, and young (too) India feels...i didn't know about the oldest blogger stat, fun that! :)

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  2. Those are some really interesting facts! I love the one about the oldest blogger!!

    And that meal look absolutely delicious! Ironically, I almost always eat Indian food on Canada Day!

    Ce qui m'inspire

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  3. happy India independence day!
    fact no.4 made me go WOAH!

    thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

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  4. happy independence day!!!

    the food luks yummy!!..except for butter chicken (as am a veggie), i can try out everything on the menu :))

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  5. Happy Independence Day to India! Although I am not really "from" any country and don't feel nationalistic at all, I am happy to celebrate anything that signifies an end to colonialism ;)

    Leia

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  6. Happy Birthday, India!
    I celebrated early with a Vegetable pathia last night and by watching The Darjeeling Limited again yesterday afternoon. Hubby's meal is making me extremely peckish.
    Fabulous facts, fancy the world's oldest blogger being an India. Great stuff!
    All this talk of India is inspiring me to go surfing for cheap flights. xxx

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  7. happy fifteenth, tanvi!! gosh that food looks good. :)

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  8. Happy I day, very interesting facts!! what a scrumptious spread..it's 9.30 am and I'm dreadfully hungover and could really do with some of that lovely looking food!
    Is there a green white and orange outfit of the day coming up today?!

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  9. Great post Tanvi. Have been thinking about posting a similar post "10 facts about India you should know" but you beat me to it. Anyways its a great way to let people know more about our fantastic country!!

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  10. love the pic of the food... adroable!

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  11. I am so glad Tanvi, you made this post. I was expecting something like this from you. Thank you so much. I liked the post.

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  12. I need some butter chicken ummmmm. India is a very smart country! Good genes huh lol ...

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  13. fab facts, thanks for sharing x

    Missy
    Designer sunglasses giveaway!!
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  14. I always love random trivia. Do you ever go on sporcle.com, I love thier geography quizzes and random knowledge game. Also, the husband's meal looks delish.

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  15. Wow..I didn't know a lot of these facts..and how cool is the Indian blogger one..awesome!! Happy Independence Day to you too :)

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  16. All the food looks so yummy. Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind!

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  17. love this post - what a great blog you have here!!

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  18. I wish I was eating your husband's meal for supper instead of a bag of doritos. It's not too late to order Indian, is it??

    Hope you had a fab weekend celebrating!!

    xoxo, Ashley

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  19. I had no idea chess was invented in India...I was totally a chess club nerd in fourth grade! haha

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh, man, I love Indian food so much! That looks amazing! Interesting facts, pretty much every Indian I've known has been pretty freakin' cool, Happy Independence Day, Tanvi! XX!

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  21. The food looks good! Happy Independence Day honey! :)

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  22. Happy Independence Day!!!

    Thanks for sharing some facts on India, how interesting!!!

    and Oh MY the FOOD!!! girrrllll, the pic is sure making me hungry :))

    Off in search of food now :))

    BIG HUGS
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  23. Jai Hind!!


    Awesome facts. All in all, WE ROCK :-p

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  24. I am missing home cooked meal. After having eaten out for about three days now, I am so happy to be back home to eat "Ghar ka khana".

    Happy Independence day to you!

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  25. Happy Independence Day to you Tanvi hon!!
    You are of course a wonderful example of all that India stands for... its beauty, grace, intelligence, strength, power, diligence, spirituality, the complementary compliment of traditional and modern and eastern and western.

    ...and my mouth is going crazy looking at the food!!!!

    xoxo

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  26. Happy independence day to u too!!!

    btw, did u make the butter chicken?

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  27. Happy (belated) Independence Day!

    Those facts are fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. So many things I'd never have known without you! :)

    I'm feeling all the home-sickness. Hope you get to visit soon :)

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  29. Happy Independence Day to you too(belated, rajma rice is my fav. meal.

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  30. You can't do this to meeeeee! I'm craving rajma-chawal now! :P
    Happy Independence Day to you too Tanvi! :)
    XX

    http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  31. :) happy independence day and thanks for the very informative post!

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