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.
#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.
#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.
#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…”
#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.
#6. Subhash Chandra Bose died in plane crash
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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