12 Great Inventions We Should Thank India For

We all know that India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a super rich culture and history. But did you know that some of the stuff you use every single day was invented in the land of spices, sarees and Taj Mahal? From the buttons on your shirt to the shampoo in your shower, there are so many things we can’t go without we can thank India for.

Music: Arc of the Sun – The 126ers

TIMESTAMPS
The zero 0:46
Rulers 1:38
Chess 2:14
Plastic surgery 3:11
Cataract surgery 4:06
Wireless communication 4:44
The USB 5:37
Yoga 6:31
Natural fibers 7:26
Flush toilets 8:10
Shampoo 8:39
Buttons 9:22

SUMMARY
-Aryabhata, an Indian genius of math and astronomy, invented the “zero” as a symbol to represent “nothing” in the fifth century A.D.
-The Indus Valley Civilization was using rulers in 1500 B.C. and earlier.
-Chess originated from Chaturanga, and it was a strategic board game popular during the Gupta Empire, around the 6th century AD.
-In the 6th Century B.C., an Indian physician named Sushruta described the use of hundreds of medicinal plants and instructions for performing surgical procedures in his reference book.
-Sushruta not only invented plastic surgery but also performed the first cataract surgery.
-Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose presented his discovery of radio communication waves to the public in 1895.
-Ajay Bhatt came up with the idea of a universal port for devices as he was putting an SD card into his computer in the 1990s.
-People in Northern India were practicing yoga over 5,000 years ago.
-The Indians started cultivating cotton back in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.
-Home toilets connected to a complicated sewage system, with canals, irrigation, and smart water management, existed in India over 5,000 years ago.
-Shampoo was invented in India in 1762 and was originally used for head massages.
-The first buttons were found during excavations in Mohenjo-Daro, one of the largest settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization.

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530 Comments

  1. According to our college professor the decimal number system was based in Hindu-Arabic number system where basic digits of counting use 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 that were adapted by Arabs from Indians, but the Arabs also added the 0 to the number system. I don't know how accurate such information, we may investigate. Zero may have just been a concept used by the Indians in philosophy during ancient times, but perhaps the Arabs may have been the ones that used it early as numeral.

  2. Yes!!!! India is the most beautiful and culturaly rich in world

  3. Me: mohanjodaro
    Bright side :moohan jodaaro

  4. Happy Independence Day to all 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  5. If the fool Britain didn’t come to India then there was nothing known as Ludo also in your USA

  6. Thank you for posting this video from India.

  7. So proud to be Indian!
    I see a lot of love from many other country 😭✨

  8. What about the Vedas that tell you how to do literally everything neatly..

  9. Great culture! Great nation! Great ppl! Total respect from Israel! 🙂

  10. Please try to pronounce the words properly
    JAI HIND

  11. Aryabhata are you don’t invented the zero Brahmagupta invented to 0

  12. Im from the Philippines, and am proud about india, thnks to their inventions.

  13. What ? British took everything from India ? Then what is Britain made of ? 🧐🤔🤨🙇‍♂️

  14. We are proud to be Indian That's Why India Called "vishwa guru bharat" 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  15. Asian indian should be thankful that they survived,their ancient culture survuved,otherwise read abt native indian race of america and australia who almost wiped out by european settlers,mere a thing of past now.

  16. Indian invented many more things like they knew that the earth is round centuries ago, value of pie , gravity, algebra, atom and many more things

  17. It was not only ZERO …. but Indians were aware of the full numbers 0-9 … clue is there in the same video itself . "The Rulers"

  18. Fun fact: More than 50% people watching this video as Indians 😉

  19. My English assignment turned out to be this Video as listening test

  20. Actually first wireless communication was first used during mahabharat Era when Sanjay used wireless communication to tell the king about whatever was happening on the battle field.

  21. Sadly invaders have taken these things, denied the Hindu origins and made it their own;e.g. today's phony yoga for example. Of course weak Hindus share in these thefts.

  22. btw people call kalidasa shakesphere of india but actually its vice versa cuz kalidasa came before shakesphere

  23. who indian dident knew that chess was invented in india? and snakes and ladders are called saap sedhi where saap means snake and sedhi means ladder in india

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