Betting and Gambling is one of the age-old games being played in India. Originally started for entertainment Gambling has radically evolved into a full-time money earning business over the years. However, in India the Casino Gambling is being run without any strict actions in key cosmopolitan cities and even in 2nd, 3rd tier towns and villages.
What the Law Says?
“The Public Gambling Act of 1867 is a central law that prohibits running or being in charge of a public gaming house. The penalty for breaking this law is a fine of ₹200 or imprisonment of up to 3 months. Additionally, this Act prohibits visiting gambling houses. A fine of ₹100 or imprisonment of up to one month is the penalty.”
This light-hearted law is only a hogwash. Politically backed and moderated by local goons, business houses run highly systematic casino gambling in casino clubs, online casino gambling websites and even casino game apps.
Lottery is again another multi-crore gambling business that is run by several state governments while being officially banned in other states of India. Not sure, why Lottery it is legal and illegal in various states. The people who spend money in buying Lottery are mostly illiterates, daily labors and lower middle-class citizens. The idea of Winning Lottery and becoming rich shackles their belief system in rightfully sweating hardwork and earning steady income by undertaking regularized jobs.
Kerala state Lotteries run by Government of Kerala is a popular and profitable lottery business engine. From a humble INR 20 Lakhs revenue in 1967, during the financial year 2013- 2014, The department reported a profit of Rs 788.42 crore.
In India Tamilnadu State has banned all forms of Lottery business in the year of 2003 being sold within or from outside the state.
Don’t read it wrong. It is not fighting with the Dogs. It is a barbaric blood sport being organized in remote villages and secret undergrounds in metro cities where two Voracious Dog Breeds are allowed to fight each other, tear flesh, break bones until they are pronounced dead. In India, Dog fights are often staged in barns, outdoor pits, garages, basements, warehouses, abandoned buildings, back alleys, neighborhood playgrounds, or even in the streets. Local Officials are being “Handled” to not act or report these games.
Animal Welfare Organizations such as PETA India and the Animal Welfare Board of India are not able to report or act against or entirely ban these blood sport as these events are being organized and followed by a loyal fan base using posters, local adverts and SMS or WhatsApp groups for their sickening amusement.
Though it is legally banned in India, Indian states such as Punjab, Haryana, Jaipur, Uttar Pradesh and in some parts of Delhi one can regularly come across Dog Fighting events.
Sports Gambling Betting
What’s sickening is while most of our generation teens and youngsters are already lacking physical fitness and start catching up lifestyle diseases, politically backed corporate companies are launching disguised Sports Betting schemes, online betting games and betting mobile apps in a loosely-framed legal system.
Sports Gambling and Betting is highly detrimental for a healthy ecosystem, business economics and following crimes.
In India, several times Sports Betting incidents have been reported, caught red-handed and punishments have been levied. In the promise of earning money or satisfying instant income gratification, these quick rich schemes loot masses of people in a jiff. FICCI reported that the market for underground or illegal sports betting has been pegged at over ₹300,000 crore. A report by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), illegal betting and gambling revenue market in India is valued at $150 billion. Experts say that nearly 80 per cent of this is being contributed by cricket.
Kites are an amazing form of scientific experiment where we learnt to fly kites sky high for mere entertainment. Over the period this too got corrupted by the introduction of variations, skills demonstration, racing and now uncontrollable criminal activities that follow such kite flying events.
Kite Running, Kite Flying Race, Kite Fighting and there are several other deadly variations in India. Flying Kites and getting into serious racing lead people into several dangers like injuries, bleeding, accidents, fights and even murders. Every year in India several people are reportedly killed by Manja, the glass powder coated kite flying. Kite flying also poses threat to low flying planes and copters.
There is blanket ban for this deadly motivated kite flying that poses deadly risks and disrupts normal lives. Kite Flying is banned in several cities though being practiced in most parts of the country because of the lack of regular authorities.
Once known as motherland to several thousand rare animal species that other countries in the world were envious of. But thanks to the enlightenment behind the animal trafficking business and bloody entertainment affairs, people are lured into developing a flair for Animal Hunting. Many rare animal species are now in the danger of becoming extinct due to the volume of animal hunting activities.
Popular animal species that are being hunted are deers, tigers, elephants, rhinos, snakes, crocodiles, peacocks and several other birds. These animals are mostly hunted dead or alive for their peculiar features in their skin, horns, feathers, meat or just for entertainment.
Cocks are by nature aggressive. But that is mainly for establishing territories, claiming mating rights and for displaying genetic dominance among the bird community. This natural past time of watching cocks fight has become a blood sport now. Today Cockfighting is an illegal sport banned in several states of India.
Cock Fighting was originated in the Southern India and spread across the entire Indian sub-continent. The sport has become banned once people started tying 3 to 4 inches blades to legs of the birds and allowed them to fight, poke each other until they die or retract from fighting.
Exclusively for Cockfighting, special fighting cock breeds are bred, grown and trained to create bloody entertainment for the onlookers.
Banned Video Games
Who could have guessed that even video games would create havoc in the society. Several video games released over the years have been banned and shut down by the Government.
Several video games like Manhunt Series, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, Dragon Age inquisition, Overwatch, Smite, Pokemon Go were reported and found to be spreading violence, sexual orientation, disrupts religious beliefs and create public havoc.
BlueWhale is another game that jolted the World by inducing players to kill themselves. Without adequate regularization laws and acts video games create quick damage before their aftermath is realized and controlled.
Bullfight and Jallikattu
Bullfight is a form of animal fighting between two strong bulls in certain parts of the country. Sair fair is the traditional bull fight. In India the bull fight event is organized at Arki in Solan, Himachal Pradesh and certain other parts of the country.
Jallikattu has been practiced in India for Thousands of years and is a part of the culture to demonstrate courage. This practice of Jallikattu is unharmful for the bulls and promotes breeding of native cow breeds which is a backbone for the agricultural ecosystem in India. Often being misunderstood and politically played out, in 2014 the sport Jallikattu was outlawed by the Supreme Court following objections from animal rights activists who say it is cruel. But later in 2017 January after the protests by people of Tamilnadu, the ruling was withheld.
Bikes and Car racing is another deadly sport in India. Following the popularization of F1 Car racing and sports bike racing events in the western world, India too picked up the lead and started running racing events across many states. With a strong purchasing power, teens and youths are buying, importing high performance vehicles for their personal gratification and indulge in life threatening racing events in an unorganized manner. Several paining accidents have been reported and hundreds of people die due to these street racing events on bikes or cars.
Let us be vigilant enough in spreading awareness among youth and the overall society about the harm these banned games present.
Don’t get me wrong! This post is not intended to shoo away visitors who wish to come India. I welcome International travelers from all the countries in the world to visit India, get a glimpse of our culture, taste our food, witness great monuments take away some excellent memories, keen and eager to invite all the world’s population
I have listed ten aspects that we cherish and follow. If visitors have any ideas or perceptions not so favorable of these, they may choose not to visit India. But they sure do will miss out a great opportunity to taste the culture of India.
People from around the world visit to India in their thirst for self-discovery and spirituality Major spiritual places in India are Rishikesh, Hardwar, Auroville, Bodhgaya, Benares, Dharmshala, and Rameshwaram. As the people increasingly becoming capitalistic, the seeking for spirituality grows in urgency. Those who truly understand spirituality will agree that it is beyond religions and languages. So, if you truly don’t want to witness spirituality in its originality and variety, you should choose to skip visiting India.
- Visual chaos
You may find ton of a things to be said for chaos but also a lot to be said for learning to let fly and go with the wonderfully chaotic flow of human aura. Because rush hour here is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before in any part of the word. There is absolute madness. But Indians sure do know how to navigate this chaos and get things done in style.
- Train Ride – A Lifetime experience
Indian Railways is the world’s second biggest employer, and the train system in India is mixed with the fun and excitement of travelling with the Indian Railways, simply makes for an amazing experience! By taking a train ride, you will get to experience remote and inner beauty of Indian countryside, diverse landscapes and people across the country.
- Indian Architecture
One of the most enduring achievements of Indian civilization is undoubtedly its architecture, which extends to a great deal more than the Taj Mahal to 1000’s of architectural wonder across the country; it will take a life time to see all these classics. But make sure to visit monuments, temples, mountain peaks of India.
Read our post Top 10 Largest and Famous Hindu Temples in India
In India, a trip to a Market is much more like a full-on cultural immersion. Experience the process of finding a good treasure and get into the mood of the place by haggling over the price.
- The Himalayas
The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has many of the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest.
Read our post on Top Ten Highest Mountain Peaks in India
India is a land of festivals, where people from different religions coexist harmoniously. The wide variety of festivals celebrated in India is a true manifestation of its rich culture and traditions. There are many Indian festivals and celebrations are Dussehra, Kali Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Basanta Panchami, Makar Sankranti, Janmastami,Pongal, Ram Navami, Akshya Tritiya, Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha , Muharram observed , Christmas Day and Guru Nanak Jayanati.
Read our post on Top 10 festivals celebrated in India and their Dates in 2018
There are many yoga teachers and schools ain India to choose from. Yoga tours provide both physical and mental therapy. India has been the land of saints and sages who mediated, practiced and perfected Yoga.
From Knayakumari to Kashmir and from Assam to Gujarat, you will find diverse culture, language and landscape. If you want to miss this most unique aspect of India, it’s cultural diversity, then you might as well skip visiting India.
A visit to India will give you the opportunity to get a snapshot of the diversity of wildlife in India. India is among the 17 mega diverse countries which has about 60-70% of bio-diversity on the planet. Distinct animals found in India are Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, Nilgiri Tahr, Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Lion, Black Buck, Lion Tailed Macaque and Snow Leopard.
Like I said in the beginning, this post truly emphasizes Top 10 reasons on why one should visit India. Join me in the comments section below with your pointers and ideas.
India is home to some of the tallest and greatest mountain peaks in the World. Situated just near to the Ecuador, having these Mountainous ranges offer this great nation a flavor of weather, seasons and natural wonders.
Here are the Top 10 Mountains Peaks in India:
Kanchenjunga Height: 8,586 Meters Mount Kangchenjunga, Himalaya State: Sikkim
Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. Kanchenjunga stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal translation of Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows” and these treasures are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kanchenjunga is a group of five peaks out of which four are over 8450 ft.
Nanda Devi Height: 7,816 Meters Mount Garhwal Himalaya State: Uttarakhand
Nanda devi is the second highest mountain peak in India. This is the highest peak (entirely) in the country, as Kanchenjunga lies on the border areas of India and Nepal. It was the highest known mountain in the world until 1808 when western surveyors discovered Dhaulagiri. The mountain stands tall at an elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft).
Kamet Height 7,756 Meters, Mount: Garhwal Himalaya, State: Uttarakhand
Kamet is the second highest mountain peak in Garhwal Himalayas. It lies in the Chamboli District of Uttrakhand. It is the third highest peak in India (according to India however, the rank is much lower as it includes in its list of mountains all those in Pakistan occupied Kashmir). The Kamet mountain peak is the 29th highest in the world.
Saltoro Kangri / K10 Height: 7,742 Meters Saltoro Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir
The Saltoro Kangri is the highest peak of Saltoro Mountain ranges,a sub range of Karakoram, the biggest range of greater Himalaya mountains. Saltoro Mountains are situated at the center of great Karakoram and very near to the longest glaciers in the world, the Siachen Glacier. The Saltoro Kangri is 31st highest independent mountain peak in world with an
elevation of 7,742 m (25,400 ft) in Kashmir.
Saser Kangri I / K22 Height: 7,672 Meters, Mount: Saser Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir
Saser Kangri I (or Sasir Kangri) is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh, the easternmost sub-range of the Karakoram range in India. This massif lays toward the northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, at the head of the North Shukpa Kunchang Glacier, a major glacier, which drains the eastern slopes of the group. The mountain stands at an elevation of 7,672 m (25,171 ft) and is ranked at no. 35 in world’s highest mountain peaks.
Mamostong Kangri / K35 Height: 7,516 Meters, Rimo Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir
Mamostong Kangri or Mamostang Kangri is the highest peak in the remote Rimo Muztagh range, which is a subrange of the Karakoram range in India. The Karakoram Range is spread in three countries namely Pakistan, India and China. Mount Mamostong lies in Indian part of Karakoram Range. The mountain stands at an elevation of 7,516 meters (24,659 feet) and is raked 48th in world’s highest peaks.
Saser Kangri II E Height: 7,513 Mount, Saser Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir
Another magnificent peak in the Saser Muztagh is Saser Kangri II. The eastern elevation of the peak is 7,518 m (24,665 ft) and the western elevation is 7,500 meters. Saser Kangri II is ranked 49 in the top 100 mountain peaks of the world.
Saser Kangri III Height:7,495 Mount: Saser Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir
At no. 51 in the list of top 100 mountain peaks of the world is Mount Saser Kangri III that stands at an elevation of 7495 meters (24,590 ft). This mountain is located on Saser Muztagh Range that is a sub-range of Karakoram Range.
Teram Kangri I Height:7,462 Mount: Siachen Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir
The Teram Kangri group is a mountain massif in the remote Siachen Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. The high point of the group, and of the Siachen Muztagh, is Teram Kangri I. The peak lies on the boundary between China and the disputed Siachen Glacier region near the line of control between India and Pakistan. The northeast side of the peak is in Chinese-controlled territory, the southwest side in the disputed Siachen area currently controlled by India.
Jongsong Peak Height:7,462 Mount: Kangchenjunga, Himalaya State: Sikkim
Jongsong Peak is a mountain in the Janak section of the Himalayas. At 7,462 metres (24,482 ft) it is the 57th highest peak in the world, although it is dominated by 3rd highest, Kangchenjunga, 20 km (12 mi) to the south. Jongsong’s summit is on tri-junction of India, Nepal and China.
|Rank||Mountain name||Height (m)||Range name||State|
|2||Nanda Devi||7,816||Garhwal Himalaya||Uttarakhand|
|4||Saltoro Kangri / K10||7,742||Saltoro Karakoram||Jammu and Kashmir|
|5||Saser Kangri I / K22||7,672||Saser Karakoram||Jammu and Kashmir|
|6||Mamostong Kangri / K35||7,516||Rimo Karakoram||Jammu and Kashmir|
|7||Saser Kangri II E||7,513||Saser Karakoram||Jammu and Kashmir|
|8||Saser Kangri III||7,495||Saser Karakoram||Jammu and Kashmir|
|9||Teram Kangri I||7,462||Siachen Karakoram||Jammu and Kashmir|
Gross domestic product is the best way to measure a country’s economy. GDP is the total value of everything produced by all the people and companies in the country. India is a 2.5 Trillion $ economy let’s see how the States of India contributes to the Nation’s Rapidly Growing economy.
- State: Maharashtra
- Capital: Mumbai
- GDP: 25.35 lakh crore
- Rank: 1
Maharashtra, the richest state regarding GDP, has a diversified economy. It owes its success to international trade, mass media (television, movies, video games, and music), aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism. The state leads in industrialization in India. Most major corporate and financial institutions in the country have their headquarters in the state’s capital city Mumbai, which also happens to be the financial capital of India. The state of Maharashtra also has the largest proportion of taxpayers in India. The state’s share markets transact 70% of the country’s stocks. The service sector dominates the economy of Maharashtra. The state recorded a GDP of US$250 billion in 2014-2015.
- State: Tamil Nadu
- Capital: Chennai
- GDP: 14.79 lakh crore
- Rank: 2
Tamil Nadu, the second richest state regarding GDP, is a leader in the production of agricultural products in India. It is the fifth biggest producer of rice and produces 10% of fruits and 6% of vegetables in the country. Its leading fruit crops are mango and banana; they account for 87% of total fruit production. Its main vegetables are tapioca, tomato, eggplant, and drumstick. Other economic sectors in Tamil Nadu include textiles, automobiles, heavy industries and engineering, and electronics and software. Rather than be dependent on agriculture, Tamil Nadu has diversified its economy and is one of the highly industrialized states of India. The state in 2014-2015 recorded a GDP of US$150 billion.
- State: Uttar Pradesh
- Capital: Lucknow
- GDP: 14.29 lakh crore
- Rank: 3
Uttar Pradesh ranks third in the list of Indian states by GDP, contributing 7.8% to India’s GDP. An agricultural state, Uttar Pradesh is the country’s leading producer of sugar. Sugarcane is the main cash crop and wheat being the main food crop. Uttar Pradesh is also an industrialized economy, being home to some locomotive plants, and manufacturing products such as electrical equipment, steel, leather, textiles, jewelry, and automobiles. The state of Utter Pradesh in 2014-2015 recorded a GDP of US$150 billion.
- State: Karnataka
- Capital: Bengaluru
- GDP: 12.85 lakh crore
- Rank: 4
Karnataka’s contribution to the national gross domestic product has dramatically increased, thanks to a correction by the Centre in the methodology used to estimate the IT sector’s contribution to the economy.
It is one of the high monetary development states in India with. Karnataka is the sixth wealthiest state in India. Karnataka has recorded most noteworthy development rates as far as GDP and per capita. The tertiary segment contributes 55%, optional segment contributes 29% and vital division contributes 16% to the conservative development of the state. Bangalore, the capital city of the state is the Silicon Valley of India and is a prime IT hub in the country.
- State: Gujarat
- Capital: Gandhinagar
- GDP: 12.75 lakh crore
- Rank: 5
This state has the biggest inland mechanical focus in western India after Mumbai. This state is the biggest exporters of gems and diamonds. Vikram Sarabhai and Kasturbhai Lalbhai who gave the name for the Ahmedabad as Manchester of India. Aravind Mills is biggest material factories in India. This state has mechanized farming and is one of the largest producer of agricultural products in the country. Gujarat is one amongst the Top 10 Richest States in India 2017.
- State: West Bengal
- Capital: kolkata
- GDP: 9.35 lakh crore
- Rank: 6
It is one of the wealthiest states in India. The economy of West Bengal is mostly subject to farming and medium measured enterprises. Be that as it may, extensively measured enterprises assumed an exceptionally noteworthy part in the economy of the state. West Bengal was still reliant on the Central Government for taking care of the requests for sustenance. It is the nourishment delivering state in India, which produces 20% of rice, 35% of the potato.
- State: Rajasthan
- Capitals: Jaipur, Jodhpur
- GDP: 7.52 lakh crore
- Rank: 7
It is one of the richest states in India 2017. Out of the fifteen million hectares of land that is being developed, just 20% land is being flooded. Wheat, Barley, Gram, Vegetables, organic products and so on are the primary harvests developed here. Openings for work in this state are great. There is a decent system of streets in the state covering a length of 1,50,000km. It has the largest desert in the country and is one of the hottest states in the country.
- State: Telangana
- Capital: Hyderabad
- GDP: 7.50 lakh crore
- Rank: 8
The economy of Telangana is mainly supported by agriculture. Two important rivers of India, the Godavari and Krishna, flow through the state, providing irrigation. Farmers in Telangana mainly depend on rain-fed water sources for irrigation. Rice is the major food crop. Other important local crops are cotton, sugar cane, mango and tobacco. Recently, crops used for vegetable oil production, such as sunflower and peanuts, have gained favour. There are many multi-state irrigation projects in development, including Godavari River Basin Irrigation Projects.
- State: Kerala
- Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
- GDP: 7.48 lakh crore
- Rank: 9
Service industry dominates the Kerala economy. Kerala’s per capita GDP in 2013-14 is Rs. 103820. Kerala’s economic progress is above the national average, but relatively few major corporations and manufacturing plants are headquartered in Kerala. Around 3,000,000 Keralites are working abroad, mainly in Persian Gulf; to where migration started with the Gulf Boom. The Kerala Economy is therefore largely dependent on trade in services and resulted remittances.
- State: Madhya Pradesh
- Capital: Bhopal
- GDP: 7.35 lakh crore
- Rank: 10
The economy of Madhya Pradesh was considered as one of the most “sick” economies of India till 2003 under the CM Digvijaya Singh lead Congress, after 2005 it registered consistent growth rate and it reached India’s top-most state in terms of GDP growth, with a rate of 12% GDP for annual year 2011–12. Madhya Pradesh received an award from President Pranab Mukharjee in January 2013 for improving its tourism, medical and infrastructural growth.
Often we need to remember that India is a unique nation with so many legacies to be proud of. It is indeed a wonder how this country has continuously offered some of the brightest minds the world has celebrated. Only by knowing our strengths, we could get better.
There are hundreds of such invention we can recollect. Let me start with the top 10 important inventions that India offered to the World.
- Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries. Some might say that this is in argument, but there are so many historical facts and proofs that can vouch for this statement.
- Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years. It was once thought that Yoga is only for Hinduism. But actually Yoga is a way of life. Today Yoga has been followed widely even by people who follow Non-Hindu religions.
- Chess was invented in India. The World famous strategy game was invented in India. There are so many other formats of chess that are later discovered by other countries and being played. But till date, Chess is considered to be the number one mind game. Many chess legends are born in India. Their legacy is being followed by so many aspirants today.
- Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are mathematical studies, which originated in India. Their applications may not be in everyone’s practical life. But there are many sciences like astronomy, life sciences, astrology etc. that rely on these subjects and create theories that later gets implemented for elevating human life.
- The ‘Place Value System’ and the ‘Decimal System’ were developed in India in 100 B.C.
- Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Ayurveda is still the purest form of medicine that uses everyday food and spices to treat ailments.
- The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘NAVGATIH’. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.
- The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
- Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
- Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
Share your comments below with other prideful inventions by India to the World.