Thursday, 12 September 2013



1. Cricket: Although the English brought cricket to India, it is still the most popular game in the country. Games are played in parks and official games are watched and cheered by many.

2. National game: The national game of India is field hockey, India has won several gold medals over the years.

3. Mathematics: Indians made noteworthy contributions to trigonometry, calculus, and algebra. In 100 B.C. the decimal system was invented here.

4. Navigation: The word navigation comes from a Sanskrit word as the first navigators made their way along the Sindh River about 6000 years ago.

5. Medical advances: Surgeries were done in India over 2,600 years ago by Sushruta. He also developed Ayurveda and made records of several complicated surgeries and operations.

6. Big business: Vinod Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems and Rajiv Gupta is the GM of Hewlett-Packard. Many other big international companies are founded or run by or with Indians.

7. Outsourcing: Half of the outsourced IT services in the world come from India. This is a large industry and big part of the current Indian economy.

8. Software: One of the largest exporters of software, India exports to over 60 countries right now.

9. White: Tradition in India holds that white be worn for funerals, in contrast to other countries, where black is more common.

10. Family: The extended family is an important part of Indian life and culture. Many families still live together in extended or ‘joined’ family units.

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