India

“India is the cradle of the human race, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Most valuable and the most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” -Mark Twain

With about a sixth of the global population, India isn’t small… and it isn’t new either… arguably, some of the oldest inventions came straight out of India…the number zero, gunpowder, reconstructive surgery, dentistry (Tanu!), hospitals, fibre optics, shampoo, sugar, calculus, arithmetic and algebra (hmm, not sure we won here), and not to forget the Kama Sutra! (amogst many others). Oh, and of course gravity (take THAT Newton!) So much so that Einstein once wrote:

“We owe a lot to the Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worwhile. Scientific discovery could have been made”. -Albert Einstein

It’s not all peaceful though, India’s history is quite tumultuous, which has left a country the size of a continent with more things to do than can fit in a lifetime. So, without further ado, my Indian bucket list:

If you can think of any more, drop me a line!

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