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11 Things To Know About India

1. India is the world's most populous democracy, with 1.2 billion people.

2. 75-100 million people attend India's Kumbh Mela Festival, the world's biggest gathering of humans

3. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund both project a robust 7.5% growth for the country in 2016 and 2017.

4. India had the biggest leap in ranking in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017. It moved from 55th to 39th place.

5. Indian housewives hold 11% of the world's gold. That's more than the reserves of the US, Switzerland and Germany put together.

6. The Hindu calendar has 6 seasons : spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.

7. By 2050, india is expected to be the world's most populous country with 1.6 billion people.

8. There are more people using the internet in India than the entire population of the US.

Snakes and Ladders originated

9. Snakes and Ladders originated in India. it's thought it was designed to teach children about the idea of karma.

motherland of Yoga

10. The motherland of Yoga

11. The ancient language Sanskrit is the mother of all indo-european languages.