Desi Things

This site seeks to demystify Indian customs and culture for anyone who wants to learn more. Hopefully, you find the content interesting, educational and find answers to questions you had, but never asked.

Here are a collection of Desi things, or what you may want to know about the India and it’s traditions and various other things you might be wondering about.

Here are some interesting things about the Indian subcontinent:

  1. The Indian subcontinent is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, the Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished around 2600 BCE.
  2. The Indian subcontinent has been ruled by numerous empires and dynasties, including the Maurya Empire, the Mughal Empire, and the British Raj.
  3. The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of several major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
  4. The Indian subcontinent has a rich tradition of literature, art, and music, with works such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the sculptures at Khajuraho being renowned around the world.
  5. The Indian subcontinent has made significant contributions to science and mathematics throughout history, with notable figures such as Aryabhata, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and C.V. Raman.
  6. The Indian subcontinent has a diverse population, with over 2,000 ethnic groups and more than 1,600 languages spoken.
  7. The Indian subcontinent has a rich tradition of food, with dishes such as biryani, samosas, and curries being popular around the world.
  8. The Indian subcontinent has a history of political activism and social movements, with figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bhimrao Ambedkar, and Rabindranath Tagore playing important roles in shaping the region’s history and culture.
  9. The Indian subcontinent is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Taj Mahal in India, the Buddhist monuments at Sanchi in India, and the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.
  10. The Indian subcontinent continues to play an important role in the global economy, with countries such as India and Bangladesh experiencing rapid economic growth and development in recent years.