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12 Strange Things You Only See in India

India is undoubtedly one of the most interesting countries in the world. For outsiders, it’s a country of mystery, with an exotic culture and tradition of ancient wisdom we never encounter at home. It strikes us with its contrasts. It’s a place full of odd customs and curiosities. Bright Side gathered 12 amazing facts about this country of spices that will show India from a completely different side.

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TIMESTAMPS:
The quirks of Indian English 0:29
Beautifully adorned toes 1:27
Unbreakable promises 2:08
The birthplace of plastic surgery 2:34
Twice the Hollywood 3:30
Holy rats! 4:28
Bull surfing…narly! 5:37
Who to thank for your clean hair! 6:29
Serious wildlife conservation 7:13
Towers of Silence 8:27
Packed like sardines in trains 9:12
Pageants for true beauties 10:08

Music by Epidemic Sound

SUMMARY:
– India is one of the largest English-speaking countries in the world, second only to the US. But in a country with around 880 spoken languages, only 22 of which are even officially recognized, it’s no wonder Indian English may sometimes tickle your ear in a strange way.
– In India, when two loving hearts decide to marry each other, the groom must put a wedding ring on his bride’s… toe? Yep, that’s the custom! These wedding rings are called “bichiya,” and every bride wears them on both her second toes as a sign of her newly married state.
– Most people in India believe that a spoken word has immense power within it. And if you break a promise, you’ll enrage spirits and deities.
– India’s Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world. It produces about 1,200 films every year – that’s twice the amount that Hollywood puts out.
– If you ever go to the village of Anandapally after harvest season, then you might be able to watch some bull surfing! Can you imagine riding on a board with the power of two oxen in your hands?!
– The original word “champu” means “massage” and was initially used to describe the process of hair strengthening with herbs common in India.
– India gets a lot of criticism for its pollution problem, which there’s no denying that it’s a serious one. But that doesn’t say anything about Indian people’s attitude towards wildlife. There are 104 national parks in India, with over 15,000 square miles of overall coverage.
– India is not only home to rare wildlife species, but some uncommon ideologies too. One of them is Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrians believe fire and earth to be sacred fundamental elements, so it’s really undesirable for them to bury or cremate their departed.
– Indian has the fourth largest railway system in the world, with almost 42,000 miles of track overall. But if you want to keep a pleasant impression of this country in your heart, then you might wanna avoid trains at all costs.
– “The Most Beautiful Indian Elephant” contest happens each year on the full moon between February and March, and this pageant is a key part of Jaipur’s famous Elephant Festival. Nowhere else in the whole world are these gorgeous giants celebrated like they are here.

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43 comments

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    What a fascinating country! Hey guys, what´s your favorite Bollywood movie?

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    Stop considering India as a poor country. Btw we dont wear wedding rings on our toes. If you think that India is all about classical cliched music then u r wrong. 0:16 India is not an odd country. We value our traditions and customs.
    This is a big deal for us that you are displaying India like this. We respect all foreign customs but dont label it as 'odd' so learn to respect our customs.btw your views on our country's tradition are not bright, they r negative. Dont go against your channel's meaning.
    BRIGHT SIDER-JI Please kindly put an end to this. Visit India and make a new video with proper survey and study of India. Bharat Mata ki Jay🇮🇳 India rocks✌🏽✌🏽
    – A Proud Indian

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    lil park Chim Chim

    Actually Indians also have Marriage Rings which is Worn on ring Finger and Bichiya is Different

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    Guys, it's so awesome btw the toe rings are not be worn by every indian married women , it's basically a culture in South part

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    Andre Fernandes

    I live in India

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    dont you like tollywood

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    bahubali movie

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    Love from India😄✌

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    Ur pronunciation are so wrong …
    But dont worry … U will get it …

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    U have seen some other India. The real India u have not yet visited only but made a video. It's very beautiful and friendly we welcome everyone .

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    I am from India we are also commonly wear wedding ring in our ring finger

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    Your facts about India are not accurately correct…. From India

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    This video is filled with wrong assumptions.
    Ridiculously prepared.
    We are deeply offended by it.
    Could you ensure this video is removed?

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    that is not bull that is ox

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    You missed telling about bharath matha ❤❤❤🤔

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    I am from India.west Bengal…..purba Medinipur💚💚💚💜💜💜💜💜💚💚

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    Hey and in india there are garos

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    Dil Bechara ♥️

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    Chekuri Sri Venkata Srinivasa Raju Srinivasa Raju

    But indian are amazing 😍😂

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    vinamra sheorayan

    proud to be an INDIAN

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    vinamra sheorayan

    this video is very small you ll also need to include yoga and harrapa and whatnot

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    Is there any non Indian person here??

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    I am an Indian

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    i am in india too but in mezoram

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    Kaustubh Tiwari

    We dont wear wedding ring on the toes it is a different type of ring

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    WOW, THIS VIDEO IS USELESS(almost all of this is wrong)

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    India is a very vast country. It has 29 different states with each state having it's own language. And even each state is divided into few parts based on the culture. Literally some times each village has a mystery to find out. There are thousands of villages all over India. Even the union territories have their own language and customs. It will take you years to travel all over India to find all the mysteries. You didn't mention even a little about South India. You better visit South India when you come back to India again. I am proud to be an Indian.

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    1:30
    It is not the tradition of the whole india…It only happens in some most urban places..

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    Hey I'm an Indian 🇮🇳

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    For the thumbnail,a better looking foot with toe ring would have been nice, ❤️from India

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    Honestly the youth in india rn is grown more westernly, I am a proud indian, but literally everyone stereotyping indian standards is not cool, times change you know and I wish people's views change too. We are no raj or kumar from Simpsons anymore, not that we ever were and also not that they were any near to portraying indian culture and also the india you guys think of, does not exist.

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    We feel proud that we are indian

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    After watching the whole video
    Me : I'm I really an Indian?.. Never heard of these things 😶

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    Phir hera pheri😂😂 is mi fav 1

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    The peoples from other country thought that hindi is the national language but its not right in india we have different language in all states so stop making video like this show all states dont show only north india

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    I am from India and I wanna share some more information about India:
    India is known as Bharat mata
    In Hindi mata means mother
    This means that we respect our country as our mother.

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    Thanks for your support.proud to be an Indian🙏🙏

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    I'm an Indian……South Indians also wears the wedding ring on ring finger………💍…….I love bollywood and tamil………..all movies………..

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    I live in India

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    One like from India

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    It's funny u showing snake whisperer in animal conservation

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