Introduction:

Have you ever thought about what the Industrial Revolution, Pokemon and the Kardashians have in common? Without them, the world would be a much different place. Did you ever think that what would happen in a world without India?

But have you ever thought about how the world would look like without India? From breathtaking landscape to rich culture and traditions, from mouth-watering cuisines to stunning architecture, India has it all.

Can you imagine the world without 1/6th of its population? With a population of 1.3 Billion, India comprises 17% of the world’s population. It is the biggest democracy in the world and also has the third largest Economy. There’s no country more diverse than India culturally, religiously and intellectually.

What wouldn’t have happened without India?

Extraction and Purifying of Sugar:

Do you like fancy cake and cookies? You will also have to thank India for your cavities and diabetes as it was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar back in 350 AD and ever since we have been adding it to our cooking and desserts in ginormous quantities, i.e. 20 Kilograms per capita.

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Diamonds:

India men know that sweets are not how you win a women’s heart, Diamonds are.  So guys if you wanna blame someone to spend thousands of dollars on an engagement ring,

We Indians are the ones as we were the first to mine those expensive rocks that makes your girlfriends happy.

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Festivals:

Apart from Diamonds and Sugar, India is a country where the cities are engulfed by people during festivals like Holi, Diwali, Navratri and Onam which are known to be big and colourful. Infact, the Holi festival inspired the famous Colour Run

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These are not just the only things westerners have borrowed from India:

We are what we think

                                         – Buddha

Probably why India is considered as such a diverse country is due to multiple religious beliefs, traditions and practices. The Indian subcontinent is the birth-place of four the major religions, 

Pentium Chip:

Do you miss your old computer with the Pentium Chip? If yes, then you’re not the only one. Did you know that till 2009,

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90% of the computers ran on the Pentium Chip which was again developed by an Indian Engineer and Entrepreneur ‘Vinod Dham‘, He is also known as the Father of the Pentium Chip.

Wireless Communication:

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Can you think even think of owning a laptop without WiFi? A Laptop without WiFi is like a pair of spectacles without the lens.

Guess what, the father of wireless communication was also an Indian. Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose’s contribution to the radio and microwaves optics gained him the title of Father of Radio Science by IEEE. So most of the world owes India for one of the most precious gifts we’ve ever received.

Speaking of wireless communication, did you check out our article about true wireless charging? If no, then check it out here: Is this the world’s first “Real” wireless charger?

Shampoo:

Did you know that Indians also invented Shampooing? the word shampoo comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Champu‘ which means ‘massage and us Indians have been massaging with herbs for years.

When it comes to war, India has not invaded or started an attack on another country in the last 10,000 years, however, it is one the largest importer of arms.

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In the end, I’d like to say that the world would have been a very different place without India and maybe a less developed one. 

 

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