India! The country with amazing diversity and wonders has many champions. All these are real facts and real records. Most of them are certified by authentic record books like Guiness Book of Records & Limca Book of Records. I am trying to tabulate as many as I can. Please help me in my efforts by adding more facts and records.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Anandita Dutta Tamuly from Titabor village, 325 km east of Guwahati, Assam, India, has a pecuiliar fiery habit - gobbling red-hot chillies without batting an eyelid or shedding a tear.

She is like any other woman of her age - except for her preference for the local chilli variety called the Naga Jolokia or Bhut Jolokia (Capsicum frutescens). She can easily chew down 60 of the fiery peppers in two minutes. She can even break the chilli and splash it on her eyes without any apparent discomfort. She gave a stunning performance of her abilities in a TV show named "Shabaash India".

The Naga Jolokia is claimed by scientists and also recognised by the Guiness book of records as the world's fieriest. The hotness of the Naga Jolokia chilli, measured in Scoville units, was 1,001,304 units compared to the Mexican chilli's 577 units, they said. Tamuly hails from the state of Assam, where the pepper occurs as a natural hybrid. The local variety of the chilli is grown mostly in the hilly terrain and is considered a staple menu in every meal among the northeastern people.

'I have been eating Naga Jolokia since my childhood and never realised the hotness in my mouth,' she said.

She started munching chillies when she was just five years old. 'I had a sore tongue and my mother applied chilli paste to cure the infection when I was five years old. Since then I developed a penchant for chillis,' Tamuly said.

Tamuly claims her chilli eating habit has had no adverse effect on her health.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


The mathematical constant e is one of the most important numbers in mathematics, along with the constant π(pi), and the imaginary unit i. The mathematical constant e is the unique real number such that the function e to the power of x has the same value as the slope of the tangent line, for all values of x. The number e is sometimes called Euler's number after the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler.

Since e is transcendental, and therefore irrational, its value cannot be given exactly as a finite or eventually repeating decimal. The numerical value of e truncated to 20 decimal places is:

2.71828 18284 59045 23536...

Bhaskar Karmakar of India created world record by reciting e to an astonishing 5,002 decimal places. He performed his world record breaking feat on 25 November 2007, taking a time of just 1 hour 29 minutes 52 seconds. He also recited the value backwards to 5002 decimal places in 1 hr 48 min 45 seconds.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


India has the most post offices in the world! According to Guiness book of records, India thrives with well over 150,000 post offices. The number of post offices in India is more than double of its nearest competitor China.

World's Top 10 Countries With Most Post Office Country Total NO. Of Post Office (2001)
India 154,919
China 57,135
Russia 41,052
USA 38,123
Japan 24,760
Indonesia 19,881
UK 17,633
France 17,067
Ukraine 14,963
Italy 13,788

Established by the British colonial rulers for the smooth running of their administration, the Indian postal system has evolved into a multi-technology and multi-service organisation which is present throughout the length and breadth of the country. Even in th age of SMS and e-mail, the Indian postal system is thriving with its fascinating ability to act as the life blood of written communication.