10 Biggest myths we Indians are believing

This is a sort of disclaimer. Me poking on India’s history in no way shall define my serenity and love for my motherland. I don’t know why this happens, but whenever someone tries to eradicate the wrong in India, people plunges on him hailing him traitor. The disclaimer has served its purpose so now let’s begin!

1. India was disqualified from FIFA world cup in 1950 because the players wanted to play barefoot

In 1950, India qualified by default for FIFA because of the withdrawal of all of their scheduled opponents. But the INDIAN governing body AIFF didn’t allowed tour, being unable to understand the importance of the event at that time. Reasons shown by the AIFF included the cost of travel (despite the fact that FIFA agreed to bear a major part of the travel expenses) lack of practice time, team selection issues and valuing the Olympics over the FIFA World Cup. Just because once Indians had played barefoot, it shall imply that they wanted to play barefoot. Also it was after the end of 1950 world cup, FIFA restricted barefoot playing. For more read here: Sailen Manna( the then Indian captain) report on FIFA.com

2. UNESCO declares Indian National Anthem best in the world

UNESCO has never awarded any country this weird award. Sure, we all love our anthem but you can’t expect the other 6.5bn population to also love it!

3. HIV in Frooti

This is another annoying one. How could people even believe this. First thing, why will someone at Frooti having HIV pour his blood. And second of all, we all know HIV virus can’t survive outside a human body for more than 12 hours. So even if it was there, its already been killed. Keep calm!

4. Indian Railways – World’s largest employee base

No hoax here. Its true. Indian Railways are the largest employer in the world if…. If only we didn’t have global and mass organisations like US Department of Defense, People’s Liberation Army of China, and Walmart.

5. India has never invaded another country

Forget the ancient history chapters of India’s long-lost past, it has been done twice after 1947, which was the time when the present India came to being. The first was in 1961 when all 3 wings of the Indian armed forces invaded Goa, then a Portugese colony, and annexed it to the Indian State. At that time, Portugal had ruled over Goa for over 450 years. The Indians may look at it as ‘liberation’ but it can also be viewed as an invasion.The second was in 1971, when the Indian army entered what was then East Pakistan to ‘liberate’ it from West Pakistan leading to the formation of Bangladesh. (Quora)

6. Hindi is our national language

I cannot stress this enough that Hindi is not our national language. It is merely an official language – one out of 22 others. Hindi is spoken by 40% of people, whereas English by 43%. Unless it’s 50%, we can’t have a national language.

7.Mahatma Gandhi was photographed dancing at a party.

That’s actually an Australian actor who once acted in a movie as Gandhi. After the movie shot, he danced in a party. That’s it!

8. Hockey Is India’s National Sport

Thanks to our NCERT text books we have long believed this. According to a RTI reply from sports minister of India,

there has not been any official order or notification which calls hockey the national game,

. On the contrary, http://www.india.gov.in, has posted an article calling hockey India’s National Game.

9. Varanasi is oldest inhabited place on Earth

Varanasi is considered the oldest inhabited city of the world. It is just in the list ‘one of the many oldest inhabited cities’. In fact, there are 30 other cities that existed way before Varanasi in 1100 BC

10. Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash

The Mukherjee report of 1999 suggests that Bose didn’t die in an air crash in 1945. Even though the court rejected this report, there is no record of a plane crash at the time Bose was believed to be flying. No DNA analysis was ever done on the ashes that are said to be Bose’s to prove otherwise. Why?

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History is full of lies. Someday i will cover that too. Till then have a great week ahead! Thank you!

Source: Wikipedia| Quora | Logical Indian| Some private investigation 😛

One thought on “10 Biggest myths we Indians are believing

  1. Good. Waiting to listen more of your views on History is full of lies !
    Though the statement is not so correct, History we read is full of lies probably 😛
    History itself can’t be a lie 😉 Don’t know what I am saying. But waiting to read some interesting posts from you. Keep up.


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