Top 6 Countries With The Largest Indian Population In The World

1. United States Of America

The United States boasts one of the largest Indian populations, with millions of Indian Americans contributing to the country’s rich cultural tapestry. According to the latest statistics, the Indian diaspora in the United States numbers over 4 million, making it a prominent and influential community. Indian communities have established themselves in several major cities across the United States. These cities, including Silicon Valley, New York, Chicago, and Houston, have become hubs for Indian professionals, students, and families. They host a plethora of cultural events and festivals that reflect the vibrancy of Indian traditions in America.

  • Population of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 1280000
  • Population of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 3180000
  • Population of Overseas Indians – 4460000

2. The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom shares deep historical ties with India, dating back to colonial times. Today, the Indian diaspora in the UK is a vibrant and integral part of British society. The presence of numerous Indian communities, especially in cities like London, has led to a cross-pollination of cultures and traditions.

Indian immigrants have made significant contributions to the UK’s multicultural society. From politics and business to the arts and academia, individuals of Indian origin have excelled in various fields. The UK is home to a wide range of Indian restaurants, cultural events, and religious sites, highlighting the enduring connection between the two nations.

  • Population of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 351000
  • Population of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 1413000
  • Population of Overseas Indians – 1764000

3. The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has witnessed an exponential increase in its Indian expatriate population over the years. Today, Indians constitute a significant part of the country’s total population, with their numbers reaching into the millions. This rapid growth is a testament to the economic opportunities and global exposure the UAE offers to Indian professionals and workers. The Indian expatriate community in the UAE has played a pivotal role in the nation’s economic development. From contributing to the growth of sectors like construction and healthcare to establishing successful businesses, Indians have left an indelible mark on the UAE’s landscape.

  • Population of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 3419875
  • Population of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 5269
  • Population of Overseas Indians – 3425144

4. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia hosts a significant Indian workforce, primarily in sectors like construction, healthcare, and information technology. The Indian community in Saudi Arabia consists of skilled professionals who have made substantial contributions to the nation’s infrastructure and economic development. Indian cultural centers and community groups have flourished in Saudi Arabia, providing a platform for Indian expatriates to celebrate their cultural heritage. Events like Diwali, Holi, and Eid are celebrated with enthusiasm and offer a taste of home to the Indian community residing in the Kingdom.

  • Population of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 2592166
  • Population of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 2781
  • Population of Overseas Indians – 2594947

5. Malaysia

Malaysia is home to a diverse range of Indian ethnic groups, each contributing to the nation’s rich tapestry of cultures. Malaysians of Indian origin primarily consist of Tamils, Malayalees, Punjabis, and Bengalis, among others. This vibrant mix of ethnicities brings a myriad of traditions, languages, and culinary delights to Malaysia. The Indian community in Malaysia plays an integral role in the nation’s development. From trade and commerce to education and politics, Malaysians of Indian descent have been active contributors to the country’s progress. Their cultural influence is evident in religious celebrations, festivals, and the enchanting art of Bharatanatyam, which is widely appreciated.

  • Population of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 227950
  • Population of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 2760000
  • Population of Overseas Indians – 2987950

6. Canada

Canada has been a destination of choice for Indian immigrants seeking a better quality of life and new opportunities. With a significant presence of Indian Canadians across the country, the Indian diaspora has shaped the multicultural fabric of Canada, contributing to its reputation as one of the world’s most diverse nations. Indian Canadians have embraced their cultural roots while integrating into Canadian society. The diversity of Indian communities in Canada is evident in the array of cultural festivals, religious celebrations, and culinary traditions that enrich the country’s multicultural landscape.

  • Population of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 178410
  • Population of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 1510645
  • Population of Overseas Indians – 1689055

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Opening A Franchise Outlet In Kochi

It’s finally here, though I had no clue that it would be. Well, almost here.¬† Famous American fried chicken company Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is finally coming to Kochi. As shared in a previous post two days ago, the fast food franchise is opening up an outlet on the 5th floor of Center Square Mall which is under 2 kilometers away from me. It’s one of those fast food restaurant chains which I have seen online for years and years but didn’t think that they would come here. But here we are in 2024 and soon I will be able too taste some of it.

Founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972, Popeyes has more than 50 years of rich history and culinary tradition. Popeyes distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring a range of offerings that include Chicken Sandwich, Popeyes Signature Chicken and Chicken Tenders. The passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavourful authentic food has made Popeyes one of the world’s largest chicken quick service restaurants with over 3,300 restaurants around the world.

Popeyes entered India in January 2022 with an outlet in Bengaluru. So far, Jubilant has only opened Popeyes restaurants in southern India as part of its cluster approach and has rolled out the brand in cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Madurai and Manipal. I see that they have one outlet in Kozhikode, which opened on the 3rd of April and they have one more opening on the 26th of June. I am not sure as to when it is opening here but atleast it seems to be soon.

FEDEX SCAM CALLS : Scammers Pretending To Be From FedEX Or Other Couriers

Hello I just received a SCAM call by some guy pretending to be a rep for FedEx International based out of Mumbai. The call was routed via a route IVR that said press 1 to speak in English and 2 to speak in Hindi I got connected to some guy who said that there was an issue with one of my package from FedEx. I was expecting a couple of packages from Amazon and usually they come via Amazon Logistics but from time to time I do get a package from some 3rd party seller who uses Delhivery or DHL. So I thought that this was one of them but international?

It has been ages since I placed an order from abroad. So I told him that I wasn’t expecting anything from an international destination when he said that it as a package that I had sent. Having not shipped anything to anyone, I told him that it wasn’t me as I haven’t sent anything via FedEx. He then said that it as through the FedEx office in Mumbai. I told him that was impossible as I had not been to Mumbai in over 40 years, 43 atleast! So he says the issue or the claim : a package containing some “illegal items” has been confiscated by Indian customs. On saying that I haven’t sent anything, he says then my Aadhar has been leaked and someone has been using my details to use it for such nefarious purposes.

As I was suspicious, I was checking Google for FedEx Scam an found the same details mentioned as in my call. My suspicions now confirmed I then spent 2 minutes spewing the finest swear words aka FOUL MOUTH TIRED aka FOUR LETTER WORDS at this despicable scum sucking excuse of a human, I then disconnected the call. Fuck him and his scam and people just be aware!

5 Hollywood Films That Were Banned In Indian Theatres

Dirty Grandpa is a 2016 American buddy sports romantic sex comedy film about a lawyer who drives his grandfather to Florida during spring break. The film was directed by Dan Mazer and written by John Phillips. It stars Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in the leading roles, with Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough and Dermot Mulroney in supporting roles. It was filmed on location in Atlanta from January 19 to May 9, 2015.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo¬†is a 2011¬†mystery¬†thriller film¬†based on the¬†2005 novel¬†by Swedish writer¬†Stieg Larsson. It was directed by¬†David Fincher¬†with a screenplay by¬†Steven Zaillian. Starring¬†Daniel Craig¬†as journalist¬†Mikael Blomkvist¬†and¬†Rooney Mara¬†as¬†Lisbeth Salander, it tells the story of Blomkvist’s investigation to find out what happened to a girl from a wealthy family who disappeared 40 years ago. He recruits the help of Salander, a computer hacker.

The Da Vinci Code¬†is a 2006¬†mystery¬†thriller film¬†directed by¬†Ron Howard, written by¬†Akiva Goldsman, and based on¬†Dan Brown’s¬†2003 novel of the same name. The first in the¬†Robert Langdon¬†film series, the film stars¬†Tom Hanks,¬†Audrey Tautou,¬†Ian McKellen,¬†Alfred Molina,¬†J√ľrgen Prochnow,¬†Jean Reno¬†and¬†Paul Bettany. In the film,¬†Robert Langdon, a professor of religious symbology from¬†Harvard University, is the prime suspect in the grisly and unusual murder of Louvre curator Jacques Sauni√®re. On the body, the police find a disconcerting cipher and start an investigation. Langdon escapes with the assistance of police cryptologist Sophie Neveu, and they begin a quest for the legendary¬†Holy Grail.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, based on a story by George Lucas. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones film series, and a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. The film features Harrison Ford who reprises his role as the title character. Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone and Ke Huy Quan, in his film debut, star in supporting roles. In the film, after arriving in British India, Indiana Jones is asked by desperate villagers to find a mystical stone and rescue their children from a Thuggee cult practicing child slavery, black magic, and ritual human sacrifice in honor of the goddess Kali.

I Spit on Your Grave (originally titled Day of the Woman) is a 1978 American rape-and-revenge film written and directed by Meir Zarchi. The film tells the story of Jennifer Hills (Camille Keaton), a fiction writer based in New York City who exacts revenge on her four tormentors who gang rape and leave her for dead. I Spit on Your Grave is noted for its controversial depiction of extreme graphic violence, particularly the lengthy depictions of gang rape, that take up 30 minutes of its runtime.

Vasuki Indicus : Fossil Of An Ancient Giant Snake Found In India

A new genus and species of giant madtsoiid snake that lived in what is now India around 47 million years ago (early Middle Eocene epoch) has been identified from a partial vertebral column unearthed in the Indian state of Gujarat. Scientifically named Vasuki indicus, the new species thrived during a warm geological interval with average temperatures estimated at?28 degrees Celsius. The ancient snake was part of Madtsoiidae, an extinct group of primarily Gondwanan land snakes with a temporal range spanning about 100 million years from the Late Cretaceous epoch to the Late Pleistocene.

“The Madtsoiidae family existed for around 100 million years from the Late Cretaceous to the Late Pleistocene and lived in a broad geographical range including Africa, Europe, and India,‚ÄĚ said Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee paleontologists Debajit Datta and Sunil Bajpai. ‚ÄúVasuki indicus represents a lineage of large madtsoiids that originated in the Indian subcontinent and spread via southern Europe to Africa during the Eocene, approximately 56 to 34 million years ago.‚ÄĚ

A series of 27 mostly well-preserved vertebrae from a fully-grown¬†Vasuki indicus was recovered from the Panandhro Lignite Mine, which is part of the Naredi Formation in the Gujarat state, western India. The vertebrae measure between 3.75 and 6.3 cm (1.5-2.5 inches) in length and 6.24 and 11.14 cm (2.5-4.4 inches) in width, suggesting a broad, cylindrical body. Vasuki indicus reached an estimated length of between 11 and 15 m (36-49 feet), making this species the largest known madtsoiid snake. ‚ÄúThis is comparable in size to the longest known snake to have ever lived, the extinct¬†Titanoboa,‚ÄĚ the researchers said. ‚ÄúThe large size of¬†Vasuki indicus¬†made it a slow-moving, ambush predator akin to an anaconda.‚ÄĚ

Five Awesome Hollywood Movies Set In India

Lion is based on the true story of Saroo Brierly (via People), who, after being tragically separated from his family 25 years prior, embarks on a journey across India to reunite with them. Highly emotive and truly powerful, the movie was a huge success with critics and was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards, with particular praise aimed at the acting of the cast, which included Dev Patel as Saroo and Nicole Kidman as his adoptive mother, as well as a number of well-known Indian actors, including Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Priyanka Bose.

Octopussy is the 13th film in the James Bond franchise and the sixth to feature Roger Moore as the suave and sophisticated British secret agent. Investigating the murder of a fellow agent, it sees the globe-trotting spy travel to India where his trails led him to the mysterious Octopussy, who he ends up later enlisting to help thwart the dastardly plans of exiled Afghan Prince, Kamal Khan, who is working with the deranged Soviet General Orlov, to detonate a nuclear bomb on an American airbase in West Germany. With much being filmed in India, audiences are treated to plenty of high-octane action sequences, including brawls in the densely populated streets whilst riding a tuk-tuk, as well as Bond hanging onto the tail of a moving airplane whilst high in the sky. There are also plenty of elegant palaces, with images of the Taj Mahal and locations including the Shiv Niwas Palace, Taj Lake Palace and Jag Mandir Palace, being used.

When it comes to awards, this 1982 biopic is one of the most highly decorated there is. Starring Ben Kingsley as the eponymous Gandhi, Gandhi tells the story of how he led the nonviolent non-cooperative Indian independence movement against the British Empire during the 20th Century. Visually stunning, beautifully acted, and telling an important story, the movie was nominated for 11 Oscars, winning eight, including Best Actor for Kingsley as well as Best Director and Best Picture.

The Jungle Book РThere have been countless adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of short stories collectively known as The Jungle Book. Probably, the most well-loved is Disney’s 1967 animated musical. Set deep in the Indian jungle, it tells the tale of a feral child raised by a pack of wolves as he navigates the dangers of the jungle, making man a friend and foe along the way. The beautifully animated Indian wilderness perfectly captures the essence of the jungle described in Kipling’s stories, no doubt inspired by his time growing up in India.

Life of Pi¬†is a 2012¬†adventure-drama¬†film directed and produced by¬†Ang Lee¬†and written by¬†David Magee. Based on¬†Yann Martel’s 2001 novel¬†of the same name, it stars¬†Suraj Sharma¬†in his film debut,¬†Irrfan Khan,¬†Tabu,¬†Rafe Spall,¬†G√©rard Depardieu¬†and¬†Adil Hussain¬†in lead roles. The storyline revolves around two survivors of a shipwreck who are on a¬†lifeboat¬†stranded in the¬†Pacific Ocean¬†for 227 days. One is a sixteen-year-old Indian boy named Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) and the other is a ferocious¬†Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The film began development shortly after the release of the book and filming was split between¬†India,¬†Taiwan¬†and¬†Montreal in 2011.

Five Facts About Holi

1. Holi is a lunar celebration : Holi falls on a full moon day in the month of phalgun, as per the lunar calendar. Phalgun generally occurs around February/March.

2. It is a spring festival : Holi is celebrated at the onset of spring season. The budding of flora is an anticipation to rich harvest for the year.  In celebration of this communities come together to dance, smear coloured powder and throw water balloons at each other.

3. There’s not just one story behind the festival : One of the core stories behind the festival is based on the legend of Hiranyakashyap, Prahlad, and Holika from Hindu mythology. However, in some regions, the focus of the celebrations shift to blessings for good harvest, commemorating ancestors, celebrating victories and¬†more!

4. The use of natural colours was influenced by ayurveda : Traditionally, Holi colours were derived from natural sources like leaves, fruits, roots¬†etc which are key ingredients of¬†ayurveda¬†medicines.¬†The colours are used either in particulate powders or liquid splashes.¬† All natural, it’s a way to rejuvenate the skin with the plants’ healing and refreshing properties.

5. There are showcases of dance, music and processions : Some cities have elaborate processions lasting up to two weeks!  Traditional folk songs and dances take the centre stage. More popular in urban areas is to have selective Bollywood songs that resonate with the festival. Some cities even organise local rock concerts!

RIP Pankaj Udhas

Veteran Ghazal singer & playback singer Pankaj Udhas has passed away at 72 after a prolonged illness on February 26. The singer’s family released a statement confirming the death of the ghazal maestro. “With a very heavy heart,¬†we¬†are¬†saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj¬†Udhas¬†on 26th February due to a prolonged illness. Udhas family.” The singer passed away at 11 AM today at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. According to reports, he was diagnosed with cancer a few months back and was not meeting anyone. The singer’s last rites will be performed on Tuesday (February 27). Pankaj Udhas’ daughter Nayaab also shared the news of his father’s demise on social media.

Pankaj Udhas, a name synonymous with soulful ghazals, has captivated audiences for over four decades. Born on May 17, 1951, in Jetpur, Gujarat, India, Udhas’ musical journey began at a young age, nurtured by a family steeped in music. Udhas’ early career saw him singing for Hindi films and even dabbling in Indian pop. However, his true calling lay in the realm of ghazals, a form of Urdu poetry set to music. In 1980, he released his first ghazal album, “Aahat,” marking the beginning of a prolific career that would see him release over 60 solo albums and numerous collaborative projects. Udhas’ melodious voice, coupled with his nuanced understanding of ghazal poetry, resonated deeply with listeners. He became a pioneer in bringing ghazals to the mainstream, making them accessible to a wider audience beyond connoisseurs of the genre.

Udhas’ dedication to his craft has been recognised with numerous prestigious awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Ghazal Singing, and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour. Beyond his musical prowess, Udhas was known for his humble and down-to-earth personality. Pankaj Udhas‚Äô voice is forever etched in the hearts of ghazal lovers everywhere.¬†

Black Friday sale For The IPhone 15 In India

The iPhone 15 is available with a Rs 8,000 discount offer, which is great because Apple launched it just 3 months back in India. As part of the Black Friday sale, the iNvent store is currently giving two offers on the latest iPhone, which effectively brings down the price of the iPhone 15 to Rs 71,900. Here are the details about the iPhone 15 deal and whether you should consider buying it or not. Before we get into the deal, it is important to note that iNvent is Apple’s authorised seller.

On iNvent store’s website, the iPhone 15 is currently listed with a starting price tag of Rs 76,900, which is down from its original price of Rs 79,900. This means that customers are getting a flat discount of Rs 3,000 on the site. There is also an additional Rs 5,000 cashback offer on HDFC bank cards, which will effectively bring down the price to Rs 71,900. So, the total discount here is Rs 8,000 on the device. But, do keep in mind that this iPhone 15 discount offer is visible only on the black colour model.

The iPhone 15 is a great phone that you can buy right now if you can afford to spend around Rs 72,000 in India. It comes with a new 48-megapixel camera system with support for 4K Cinematic mode, a faster chipset, a new punch-hole display design, and a USB-C port.

Six Things That Tourists Need To Be Careful Of In Goa

No plastic

When in Goa, do keep in mind that this beach destination has announced a blanket ban on certain single-use plastic items from July 1, 2022. Also, as per the notification issued by the pollution watchdog, stocking, manufacturing, and sale of these single-use plastic items is prohibited in Goa.

Be cautious of water activities

Recently, the state tourism department also noted that boating/water sports activities from areas other than those permitted and conducted within demarcated zones, will not be allowed. They have also warned touts against selling of cruise boat tickets or any other tourist activities at places other than authorised ticketing counters and offices.

No cooking on beaches

Next time when you’re in Goa, don’t try to cook food or consume alcohol on the beaches, as new stricter rules have been put in place to regulate such activities of tourists. If reports are to go by, the Goan Government has also updated the Registration of Tourist Trade Act to regulate fines on drinking and cooking on the beaches.

Cooking near roadsides

Not only beaches, one will also not be allowed to cook near the roads. Reportedly, the state tourism department has also prohibited any sort of cooking near the roads, as it has been found that many tourists often cook and create a mess by the roadside.

Ban on desk beds lying on beaches

Take note that there is also a ban imposed on illegal placement of deck-beds, tables, and other items on all the beaches of the state without acquiring valid permissions from the prescribed or competent authority. So, make sure that you have all the required information before using any of these.

Unauthorised vehicles

During your next Goa vacation, make sure that you take a vehicle for use after carrying out thorough research, and checking their valid documents. This is because it is now illegal to drive any unauthorised vehicles in tourist places, especially on Goa beaches.

Will The Government Change The Name Of India to Bharat?

The current government is considering a yet another silly thing – to change the name of the country from India to Bharat! The invitations to a state dinner to mark India‚Äôs hosting of this year‚Äôs G20 came not, as you‚Äôd expect, from the office of the president of India, but from the ‚Äúpresident of Bharat‚ÄĚ. There‚Äôs a¬†growing push among BJP MPs to adopt the name change, since ‚ÄúIndia‚ÄĚ ‚Äď the conventional English rendering of the country‚Äôs name ‚Äď to some at least, symbolises ‚Äúcolonial slavery‚ÄĚ. The nation of more than 1.4 billion people is officially known by two names, India and Bharat, but the former is most commonly used, both domestically and internationally.

Bharat is an ancient Sanskrit word which many historians believe dates back to early Hindu texts. The word also means India in Hindi. Given the Hindu-nationalist ideology of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‚Äôs government and its push for increased use of Hindi, critics responded to the use of Bharat in the invites by suggesting the government was pushing for the name to be officially changed. Changing India’s name to only Bharat would require an amendment to the constitution which would need to be passed by a two-thirds majority in both houses of parliament.

The BJP has already renamed cities and places that were linked to the Mughal and colonial periods. Last year, for instance, the Mughal Garden at the presidential palace in New Delhi was renamed Amrit Udyan. Critics said the new names are an attempt to erase the Mughals, who were Muslims and ruled the subcontinent for almost 300 years, from Indian history.

Subways’s New Hotseller Menu Items Sounds Tempting

Subway, the quick-service restaurant brand has been on a journey of change across many of its international markets. For the Indian market, that means the biggest shakeup to its menu in 20 years. Here the brand opens up on its drastic reinvention. I a surprised when a few days ago I noticed quite a changed menu for Subway.

Opting for simplicity versus complexity, Subway has launched a range of new menu offerings¬†in India ‚Äď and simpler ways to order them. It’s the biggest strategic shakeup from the brand in India in its two decades in the country. The shift includes an easier-to-navigate ‚Äėpoint and order’ menu section as well as a new range of eight ‚Äėhotseller‚Äô subs, the flagship offering of the company, to combat an unwanted reputation for cold sandwiches.

Suway has been in India as a franchisee operation for 20 years and today boasts 650-plus stores and their menu has changed very little since then. I first tried Subway back in 2014 and the menu has mostly started the same. the brand rejigged the menu and opted to launch a range of new hot subs (the ‘hotsellers’) that have been crafted with the Indian palate in mind. These include Chilli Cheese, Crunchy Mexican, Paneer Achari, Italian Pesto, Chicken Tikka Achari, Great American BBQ, Spicy Chicken Cheese, and Pepper Chicken. The reengineering in India mirrors similar changes by Subway in the UK, Canada and US. Subway’s brand refresh in Britain has been accompanied by its biggest marketing campaign in the country in 25 years.

ISRO’S Chandrayaan-3 Lands On The Moon’s South Pole

India’s¬†Chandrayaan-3 has landed on the moon’s south pole, making India the first country to reach that region. The successful moon mission has made India the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface after the US, China, and the erstwhile Soviet Union. Parties and prayers were held with great fervour across the country ahead of the historic lunar touchdown. ISRO is live telecasting the landing event on its ISRO website. The Chandrayaan-3 mission was launched on July 14 from Sriharikota. The Vikram lander began its descent toward the moon surface at a velocity of 1.68 km per second. It then slowed down before beginning a powered vertical descent to the surface of the moon.

The real test of the mission began at the last leg of the landing. Prior to 20 minutes before landing, ISRO initiated Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS). It enabled Vikram LM to take charge and use its on-board computers and logic to identify a favourable spot and make a soft-landing on the lunar surface. Given the history of India’s second lunar mission, which failed during the last 20 minutes before landing, ISRO was extra-cautious this time in the process. Due to high risk to the spacecraft minutes before moon landing, the duration is dubbed by many as “20 or 17 minutes of terror”. During this phase, the whole process became autonomous, where Vikram lander ignited its own engines at the right times and altitudes.

The spacecraft’s Vikram lander made the soft landing at 6.04 PM (IST), ending the disappointment over the crash-landing of the Chandrayaan-2 lander four years ago. According to ISRO, the mission’s three objectives are to demonstrate a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, to demonstrate a Rover roving on the Moon and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments.

A Few Fun Facts About India On Her 76th Independence Day

India was the first country to mine diamonds

India was the source of diamonds were in the world from the 4th century BC for around 1000 years. The pure diamonds were found in the Krishna River Delta, located in Andhra Pradesh.

They are pioneers

As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Indians gave the worlds a lot of important inventions and discoveries. You may don’t know, but chess is one of them, the king Balhait ordered an Indian brahmin to design a game to promote the intelligence of people. Wireless communication is another one, this innovation revolutionized the way we communicate by Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose.The wireless radio communication, which enables individuals to communicate quickly and transmit data over a distance without the electrical wires or cables.

India is the second largest English-speaking country in the world

Lastly, in our list of facts about India, did you know that India is the second largest country in the world that speaks English? So it is! English is the main language spoken in the country, apart from the 400 languages and dialects we have mentioned before.

India has one of the lowest percentage of population using the internet

Even though India also has the second largest number of internet users in the world, second only to China, the percentage of the population using the internet is among the lowest in the world, with only 48.7% of the population having access to it ‚Äď well behind the world average of 64.4% (as of 2022).

Home of a mysterious skeleton lake

Located in the Himalayas at about 16,470 feet, the glacial Lake Roopkund has become famous for the human skeletons found in the lake and surrounding areas. It is thought that the skeletons are the remains of people from the 9th century who perished during a severe hail storm.

India has 22 recognized languages

The numerous languages spoken across India include Santali, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, and Urdu. However, the official languages are English and Hindi. India also has the world’s second-largest population of English speakers (first is the United States), since most Indians speak their own regional language as well as English for easier communication.

There are A LOT of holidays

In 2019, India recorded 26 official holidays, including Independence Day, Deepavali, Holi, and Christmas. The wide range of celebrations comes from the fact that so many different cultural groups are blended in the Indian population, leading to a plethora of holidays and festivals.

Around 70% of the world’s spices come from India

India is by far the largest producer of spices, which are shipped across continents to restaurants and kitchens worldwide. Some of the best-known spices are turmeric, cumin, saffron, and chili powders

Top-earning Indian YouTubers

Ever wonder what the top Youtubers earn? So I barely follow any Indian YT content creators but I as curious as to what the top guys can make. I am guessing that the payment is going to be really good considering that the amount is gonna be better in Indian Rupees or even if not the ads will pay well. So I took a look and here is what I found:

The top-earning YouTubers in India are:

  1. Carry Minati: Rs. 46.5 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  2. Amit Bhadana: Rs. 10.5 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  3. BB ki Vines: Rs. 9.8 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  4. Ashish Chanchlani Vines: Rs. 9.4 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  5. Gaurav Chaudhary (Technical Guruji): Rs. 8.9 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  6. Sandeep Maheshwari: Rs. 6.5 lakhs per 1lakh views
  7. Harsh Beniwal: Rs. 5.8 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  8. Nisha Madhulika: Rs. 4.9 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  9. Siddharth Nigam: Rs. 4.6 lakhs per 1 lakh views
  10. Amit Agarwal (Labnol): Rs. 4.5 lakhs per 1 lakh views

I don’t subscibe to any of them. Infact, I don’t know any of them, what they look like or what kind of channel/content they have – other than Technical Guruji. And to be honest I am not interested either. Most of the content isn’t what I would want and if it is something I am into, then the content is done in Hindi. English and Malayalam mostly for me.

Bad Experiences On Air India, Often Said To Be The Worst Airline For India & Indians

I haven’t traveled international since the late 80s and I was a child back then. A few years ago I had to go to Delhi/Gurgaon from Kochi and my office booked an Air India flight for me. The plane felt like it was kept together by scotch tape and safety pins. The food was one half of a sandwich so cold, it must have been in the freezer, a box of juice and a tiny bottle of water. The airhostesses were my mom’s age and looked like they would scold me if I asked for anything, so I didn’t.

Earlier this year a UN DIplomat wrote about his flight on Air India as the worst flight experience ever. “As a UN diplomat, I’ve flown worldwide, but Air India 102 JFK to Delhi was my worst flight experience: broken seats, no entertainment/call buttons/reading lights, cockroaches! Poison spray. disregard for customer care,” the diplomat wrote on Twitter. It didn’t used to be like this – back in the 80s, when my family made quite a few international flights we loved them.

Also this year flight AI-112 made an emergency landing at the Jaipur airport on Sunday (June 25) because of bad weather conditions. The flight was scheduled to arrive in Delhi at 4 am. The flight later received clearance to resume the journey to Delhi however, the pilot refused to fly citing flight duty time limitations and duty hours.¬†Taking to Twitter, Adit, one of the passengers, said on Sunday that passengers had not been assisted with any recourse to reaching their final destinations. And the saga seems to continue post 12 hours Air India! Still unorganised as ever. Passengers are hungry, tired, fatigued & frustrated with the inept service of what is meant to be a national airline.”

Another detailed blog post with tons of photos talk about the disater from check-in, boarding, mechanical issues which delayed the flight, unclean sheets, unclean bathrooms, in-flight equipment that look worse for wear and may or may not work and worst in class customer service for Business class.