Interesting Fact 1 â€“ Chess was invented there
In fact the modern form of chess that came out in Europe evolved from an older game in India called Shatrani.
The pawn, knight, bishop and rook evolved from infantry, cavalry, elephants and chariots.
Interesting fact 2 â€“ Mathematics
The value of "pi" was first determined by Budhayana, an Indian mathematician, in the 6th century.
Algebra, calculus and trigonometry also originated from India.
Interesting fact 3 â€“ Yoga
Yoga is a physical and mental discipline that originated in india 5000 years ago.
A person who practices yoga to a high degree is called a Yogi.
Interesting fact 4 - Software
India is one of the largest exporters of software products in the world; it exports software to over 80 countries.
Interesting fact 5 â€“ Mosques
Even though India is traditionally a Hindu country it has over 300,000 mosques.
Why is this? Because India has the third largest population of Muslims in the world after Pakistan and Indonesia.
Interesting fact 6 â€“ River Indus
Even though the river indus flow mostly through Pakistan the word India is derived from it.
Interesting fact 7 - Number system
The modern number system came to Europe through the Arabs, but they themselves got it from Inda where it was invented. It is often called Arabic numerals but the arabs themselves call it Hindsaa(given by hindus)
Today practically the whole world uses the number system
Interesting fact 8 - Largest Employer
The indian railway system employs more than 1.6 millions people making it the largest employer of people in the world
The railway owns over 200000 (freight) wagons, 50,000 coaches and 8,000 locomotive