• The Big B was to be named ‘Inquilab‘ before his father, the famous poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan finally agreed upon ‘Amitabh‘, which means brilliance unlimited.


  • Meena Kumari had also six fingers on her right hand. But it was always kept in mind to not  show her right hand fingers in any of the films she had done.


  • The song “Mehandi Lagake Rakhna” of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was originally written for another movie and was a bit different starting with “Payal Chankate Aa Jana” . However the Chopra brothers liked the song and included it in the the movie which became a hit track


  • The ‘Khalnayak’ song ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ was protested by as many as 42 political parties.


  • Film ‘Main Hoon Na‘  was originally named ‘The Outsider‘ and the actor did not initially approve of change in the movie’s title by director Farah Khan .

  • The world’s largest ship breaking yard is in Gujarat near Bhavnagar at Alang.
  • Reliance Petroleum Limited, one of the group companies of Reliance Industries Limited founded by Dhirubhai Ambani operates the oil refinery at Jamnagar which is the world’s largest grass roots refineries .
  • Over 60% of Indian Population in North America is Gujarati.
  • Gujarat is having the highest no. of operating airports in India (Total 12).
  • India ‘s 16% of Investment are from Gujarat .

Do u Know about India (1)?

Posted: October 5, 2011 in INDIA, Main

  • The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.


  • The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan‘ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.


  • The number system was invented by IndiaAryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.


  • Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software. ( a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987 ).


  • Chess was invented in India.

  • A zebra is white with black stripes.
  • All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.
  • Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.
  • The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.