Category: India

The word “thug” comes from 1350s India from the Hindi word “thag,” which means “deceiver” or “thief” or “swindler.”

There is a village in India whose main export is men. This village prepares men to become bouncers for nightclubs and bars. They do so by having a 2-hour workout in the morning, followed by a 2-hour workout in the afternoon, in combination with high-protein food.

Audi had to use more durable horns in Indian-market cars, as their standard horns would have been unable to cope with the amount of honking Indian drivers do. source

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An estimated 31% of India’s population is vegetarian, by far the highest rate in the world. India has more vegetarians than the rest of the world put together.

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A woman in northern India, who was armed with only basic farm tools, managed to fight off and kill a leopard that pounced on her when she was carrying water. Kamla Devi, 56, said she fought with the animal for more than half an hour using a sickle.

The individual animal with the most human kills ever was a tiger from Northern India, which adjusted its hunting strategy to kill people after a tooth injury left it unable to hunt normal prey and was shot after an estimated 436 kills.

A city in Chhattisgarh, India has set up a ‘garbage cafe’ to offer free meals to anyone who collects plastic waste and deposits it to the Municipal Corporation. This step aims at curbing plastic pollution and enhance waste management.

Indians are relearning Sanskrit and reviving the ancient language, with 10,000 new speakers in 2010 alone.

Indians are relearning Sanskrit and reviving the ancient language, with 10,000 new speakers in 2010 alone.

Indian army reportedly spent six months watching “Chinese spy drones” violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus. (source)