BC: Shukriya (Thank you~)
FC: India! | Nija Huffin
1: Geography& Climate | Indian food is high in spices because herbs & spices are very abundant in India
2: Agriculture | Wheat | Grains & seed oil | Rice Ragi Jowar All types of spices Coconut All types of pulses
3: Religion | Size: 3,287,590 sq km Population: 1,170,938,000 People Religion:Polytheistic Hindu, Islam Language: Hundreds of tongues but most popular is Hindi
4: Historical info | ~India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history. ~India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. ~The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. ~Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India
5: Native custom's & beliefs | Definitely conservative. The believe in conservative upbringing. India is mostly Hinduism, Islam being 2nd. Small Christians and Buddhists. Like developing countries like China, they too are sensitive people and get offended easily, its not that they are offensive by nature. Its just that India is very ancient civilization and Indians are not use to accepting others customs and cultures.
6: Holidays & celebration | Rama Navami - birthday of Lord Rama (April) Krishna Jayanti - birthday of Lord Krishna (July-August) Raksbandhana - renewing bonds between brothers and sisters (July-August) Ganesha-Chaturthi (Ganesha Utsava) - festival of Ganesh (August-September) Dassera - victory of Rama over demon king Ravana (September-October) Navaratri - festival of Shakti (in Bengal) or Rama's victory over Ravana (South India) (September-October) Diwali - festival of lights and Laksmi (September-October)
7: Native dishes | Samosas Lemon Rice Vegetable Biryani Tomato Rice Saag Paneer Thali Platter Roti, Parotha, Ghobi Parotha bread
8: Exotic food | exotic foods Gujarati Rajasthani Punjabi
9: Herbs & spices | Chilli Coconut Turmeric Saunf Garam Masala Mustard Seeds Rose water and extract *Spicy food!