On 12-Aug-2017 In History & Culture
We have often been told stories about our country. The stories have continued over the generations and long periods of history. And so we have not made any efforts to check if they are true or not. Here are some such stories. How many of these hold true? You shall see.
In 2012, Union Ministry made it very clear that India does not have any national sport. While most textbooks teach otherwise, the government in response to a 10-year-old's RTI query said that India does not have a national game.
According to the constitution of India, Hindi and English are our official language and India does not have any national language.
How many of you have seen this photograph? Just so you know that is not Mahatma Gandhi. Yes, the photograph is real but the Gandhi in it is fake. According to a report, the man is an Australian actor.
According to various research papers, Varanasi is NOT the oldest city in the world, but is one among the many.
We have been taught throughout our school that Mahatma Gandhi is the Father of our Nation. However, the government of India doesn't believe so. In response to an RTI filed, the government stated that the title has not been accorded to MK Gandhi constitutionally, but out of respect.
Though it is believed that India withdrew from the 1950 FIFA World Cup because the players did not want to play in shoes, but the reason is not very clear. Rumoured reasons also point to lack of money and All India Football Federation's lack of enthusiasm for FIFA.
In 2015, Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's Daughter shared a photograph of her addressing an audience at Harvard University. For all those who don't know the photograph is not fake but the fact that she gave a lecture there is false. Harvard Kennedy School Communications Department spokesperson made it very clear that she was a part of the audience.