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25 shocking facts that most Indians don’t know!


  1. Hockey is not the national game of India. In fact, India doesn’t have an official national game!
  2. India has has the largest vegetarian population of the world. 28.85% Indians are pure vegetarian.
  3. Diamonds were first mined in India. For 1,000 years, starting in roughly the 4th century BC, India was the only source of diamonds.
  4. That the “western” toilet we use in India today was invented during the period of the Indus Valley civilization (4000 years ago).
  5. The first rocket of India was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  6. Varanasi, also known as Benaras, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
  7. Indian housewives hold more than 11% of the world’s gold, which is more than the reserves of  The US, Switzerland and Germany put together.
  8. The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all the world cups. They have also won all the Asian games to date. Just amazing!
  9. With over 1, 55,015 post offices India has the largest postal network in the world.
  10. Kumbh Mela is the world’s largest human gathering. It is even visible from the space.
  11. Chail in Himachal Pradesh is the highest cricket pitch in the world. It is situated at an elevation of 2444 meters (above the sea level).
  12. India has more population than the entire western hemisphere of the earth.
  13.  Mawsynram of Meghalaya is the wettest inhibited place on the earth.
  14. India has never invaded or attacked a country.
  15. India has the largest English speaking population in the world.
  16. Indian Railways is one of the largest employer in the world with a 1.4 million-strong work force. That is more than the population of many countries. Indian Railways stands on 8th place amongst the largest employers.
  17. One of the pioneers in music systems and often regarded as the best Audio Equipment brand in the world called Bose Corporation was founded by an American of Indian descent, Amar Gopal Bose.
  18. Bandra Worli Sealink in Mumbai has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference.
  19. It’s illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India. NRIs and foreigners can’t leave with rupee.
  20. Great Indian scientist APJ Abdul Kalam visited Switzerland on 26th May 2006. Upon his arrival Switzerland announced 26th May as National Science day. A  great tribute to Missile Man of India.
  21. At Dal Lake in Srinagar, a new post office was inagurated in 2011. It is a floating post office.
  22. National anthem of Bangladesh “Amar Sonar Bangla” is written by Rabindranath Tagore.
  23. After defeating Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Major Dhyan Chand, the wizard of hockey, was summoned by Hitler. He was promised German citizenship, a high post in the German military and the chance to play for the German national side. Dhyan Chand however declined the offer.
  24. The game Snakes and Ladders originated in India.
  25. Border Security Force (BSF) of India is the world’s largest border guarding force.

4 Ways to Decrease Stress and Maximize Performance!

If you are stressed, then you can’t give 100% to your work. That affects your performance.

What is stress? It is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. 

When a person feels stressed by something going on around him, his/her body reacts by releasing chemicals into the blood. This gives the person more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if the stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if the stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. 

These are the 4 ways you can decrease stress:
1. Maximize endorphin production:  When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body. So, one of the quickest and surest ways to diminish the negative side effects of stress is to get your sweat on by getting into heavy excercise routine.
2. Learn how to say “no” more often: You have to learn to say ‘no’ to avoid unnecessary stress. Apply your mind and energy in something you really want to, don’t get involved in something unnecessary. This simple habit of saying ‘no’ to unnecessary things forces you to zero-in on what matters most for that particular day that will give you your biggest return on energy and time.
3. Go make someone else’s day: Strange? The positive feeling that you relalize after helping someone is priceless. 
4. Monitor your food habits: Avoid junk foods. Eat healthy and stay refreshed!
So, take care of your health and monitor what you put into your body on priority. 

Use these four strategies described above to minimise stress and maximise your performance.

15 records in cricket that look unbreakable for ever?

1. Rohith sharma’s unbeatable 264 individual ODI score.

2. Anil Kumble’s 10 wickets haul in an test innings against Pakistan in 1999.

3. Brain Lara’s unbeatable 400* individual test score.

4. Sachin Tendulkar’s most played 452 innings in ODI.

5. Sachin Tendulkar’s hundred international centuries. 51 in test and 49 centuries in ODI.

6. Ricky Ponting as captain with 219 wins in the 322 matches in which he led Australia.

7. Saurav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards in ODIs. He did it against Pakistan in Toronto in 1997

8. Dhoni’s fastest stumping in 0.09 seconds.

9.Dravid’s 735 hours 52 minutes at the crease in Test cricket, the most for any batsman.

10. Yuvraj singh and Gayle’s fastest half century in 12 balls.

11. Mutthia Muralidharan’s 800 wickets in test cricket.

12. Average of 99.94 in test cricket by Don Bradman.

13.624 runs partnership in a test match. (Sangakkara – Jayawardene).
14. Highest total or score by a team in test match is made by Sri Lanka, 952 for 6 declared against India. 

15. Australia’s 16 consecutive test wins under the captaincy of Steave Waugh.