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India’s First!

Presenting India’s firsts – A weekly series that will showcase India’s first achievements that you probably did not know about! Help us curate an interesting list every week with many lesser known facts like these. Send us an email at

The first person to travel round the globe on a motorcycle

Dayala started his world tour on motorcycle from Vishakapatnam, Andhra pradesh. He rode around 5 continents, 14 countries and 47000 kms in a mere 18 months.

First Asian to win a nobel prize, was an Indian!

Rabindranath Tagore, recieved a nobel prize for his outstanding work in Literature. It was awarded in the year 1913.

One of the worlds oldest dam

The Kallanai dam was built in the 2nd century AD, by King Karikalan of the chola dynasty. The dam was then rebuilt by the British in the 19th century

The first lady to become miss world

Faria was born in Goa, and after winning the ms. Mumbai crown, she went on to win Eve’s weekly miss India contest, before finally winning the title of Miss world.A

India’s first woman to climb the Mt. Everest

Bechendri pal is an Indian mountaineer, she belonged to a family of very moderate means. She is the living example of how there is no substitute for hardwork.

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