India is known to be a country of 100 nations. Indeed, beauty and diversity thrive in this humid land.
India is home to incredible surprises.
For example, did you know that the golden temple in India feeds vegetarian meals to over 100,000 people a day. That is regardless of race, religion, and class.
Did you know that 70% of all the world’s spices come from India? Yes, India is the modern day Spice Peninsula.
Also, you’d be surprised to know that in one state, police officers are given promotions when they have a moustache? This remains a mystery for me. Maybe it’s the authority that comes with the moustache, or maybe it’s some kind of way to ward off wrongdoers at the sight of a uniform symbol of authority.
To earn enough to buy a big mac in India, the average person has to work for almost 6 hours. Isn’t that incredulous? It makes me want to grab a big mac right now for being thankful.
While Beijing’s pollution problem is more prominent than New Delhi, it is a fact that Delhi has the more toxic air.
Indian housewives hold 11% of the world’s gold. That is more than the reserves of the US, IMF, Switzerland put together. That’s the way it goes in India. Most can’t afford a big mac in a day, but they sure can hoard gold.