Myths About India Which You Should Know Right Now

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Myths needs to be revealed as we are living in a modern world in which the information access comes first

#1. Hockey is India’s national sport

Here is one of the first myths.You’ll be amazed to know that our textbooks made us believe that Hockey is the sacred national sport of India, despite Cricket being the most sought play. While a few would try showing off their knowledge by saying, Kabaddi, is in fact India’s national sport, believe none! The real fact is India has no national sport.

Hockey is not our national game

In short Hockey is not our national game (Image Source – Internet)


#2. Hindi is the official language of India

If you believe that a nation with 80 percent of its population being Hindu has Hindi as its official language, then you are as wrong as a fool. In fact, as per the Constitution of India, India has 24 official languages including Hindi in Devanagiri script and English, along with Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

Hindi is not our national language

Hindi is not our national language (Image Source – Internet)

#3.Varanasi is the oldest city around the world

Don’t believe this one because the fact is that there are over 30 cities according to historians, which were colonized way before Varanasi that was colonized around 1100 years BC.

Varanasi is not the oldest City

Varanasi is not the oldest City (Image Source – Internet)

#4. Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye…”

There has been no affirmative record that MK Gandhi ever made this statement. In fact this was used as one of the dialogues by actor Ben Kingsley, who played the lead in Gandhi. It is said that this was inspired from Matthew 5:38 of biblical verse, which says, “You have heard that it has been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth…”

Mahatma Gandhi never said eye for an eye quote

Mahatma Gandhi never said eye for an eye quote (Image Source – Internet)

#5. Indian railways is world’s largest manpower employer

We do have one of the largest railway network in the world, but that doesn’t mean we would achieve everything on large-scale related to Indian Railways. So, do not believe just any rumors; Indian railways might have an army of employees deployed, but surely not the largest.

Indian railway is not the biggest employer

Indian railway is not the biggest manpower employer (Image Source – Internet)


#6. Subhash Chandra Bose died in plane crash

Clearly for all these years, we have all believed that Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash. But, the recent surfacing of files related to the his life have question the credibility of this rumor that was spread across vigorously.
Subhash Chandra Bose was never died in a plane crash

Subhash Chandra Bose was never died in a plane crash (Image Source – Internet)


So these are the 6 myths you need to know about India. If you like it do subscribe to our daily newsletter at the bottom of the home page of our website

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