Here are 10 lies told in India that each one of us thought to be true.
1. Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash.
Even though the court rejected Mukherjee’s 1999 report of Bose didn’t die in an air plane crash in 1945 there’s no record of a plane crash at the time Bose was believed to be flying. Also, no DNA analysis was done on the ashes that are said to be Bose’s to prove otherwise.
2. Milkha Singh won gold during the 400m race at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
The Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, was was fifth in line and with great effort, secured fourth position and was never leading in the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Olympics.
3. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti gave a lecture at Harvard.
A Harvard spokesperson confirmed that Misa Bharti, daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav, posted a picture of her standing on a podium of Harvard, claiming that she was invited to lecture the gathering on the Role of Youth was fake.
4. Hockey is India’s national sport.
The fact remains that it was never declared our national sport even though it is all over our NCERT textbooks as Sports Ministry has made it clear that it has not declared any sport as the national game whereas www.india.gov.in, has posted an article as hockey India’s National Game.
5. “An eye for an eye would leave the whole world blind” -Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi had many fancy lines but this wasn’t one of them. Contrary to popular belief, these words were actually said by Ben Kingsley within the movie Gandhi . there’s no record of this statement being made by Gandhi in any of his collected works.
6. Hindi is the only official language of the country.
There are quite twenty official languages within the country, including Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, English, etc. Yes, the govt will still promote the language, but all states are liberal to have their own official languages.
7. Ayodhya has existed since the mystical age of the Ramayan.
The modern day town of Ayodhya was found out by King Vikramaditya and didn’t exist during the period of time of the Ramayan. it had been found out with the aim to recreate its mystic. In fact, there’s another town in Thailand by the name of Ayutthaya which holds an identical story thereto of the mythology.
8. India has officially been secular since 1947.
The original Indian Constitution never had the term ‘secular’. The constitution was later amended in 1976 adding the term secular to its preamble and other sections. The Supreme Court says India has always been a secular country, on the other hand why didn’t we’ve it in our constitution?
9. Varanasi (Benaras) is the oldest city in the world.
Varanasi is taken into account the oldest inhabited city of the planet . This isn’t true because there are over 30 cities which were inhabited before Varanasi in 1100 BC. Get your facts right, historians.
10. Mahatma Gandhi was photographed dancing at a party.
Fell for it? this is not Gandhi dancing with a woman , it’s actually an Australian actor dressed like Gandhi. Gandhi is certainly one role model; we have got actors dressing like him.