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True facts about India



  1. India is the world's largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people.
  2. 100 million people come to India's Kumbh Mela Festival, the world's biggest gathering of humans.
  3. India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal. 
  4. It's illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India. 
  5. Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes. 
  6. The world's biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children. 
  7. Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache. 
  8. India has more mobile phones than toilets. 
  9. One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes. 
  10. 70% of all the world's spices come from India. 
  11. Sex toys are illegal in India. 
  12. To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work almost 6 hours. 
  13. 53% of homes in India do not have a lavatory. 
  14. While Beijing's pollution problem is more famous, the world's most polluted city is New Delhi, India. 
  15. India's "Go Air" airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter, so they save up to US$500,000 per year in fuel. 
  16. The richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, built a home valued at US$1 billion. It's a 27-story building with 3 helipads, a 6-floor car park, a staff of 600, a 4-storey hanging garden and a cinema. 
  17. The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class. 
  18. Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together. 
  19. Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world. 
  20. 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in world are just in India. 
  21. India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S. 
  22. Farmers in India use Coca-Cola and Pepsi as cheap pesticides, according to the BBC.
  23. London has more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi.
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