7 Indian Inventions that Will Surprise You

1. Shampoo

This commonly used hair cleansing agent that is present in almost every household these days, is said to be the invention of one of the ancient Indian tribes.

2. Game of Chess

Chess was played in India as early as the Gupta rule. It was played by the kings not only to pass time, but to enhance their strategy making skills as well.

3. Slideshare

This could be the most interesting Indian invention, in today’s technology era. Slideshare is a platform on the internet, where people can upload and share PowerPoint presentations. It was founded by an Indian lady named Rashmi Sinha and her husband. LinkedIn took it for 640 crores.

4. Ink

Remember your school days and the ink pen you used for writing. The ink that you filled in the pen was the invention of India. It was called ‘Masi’ earlier. Its use dates back to the 4th century.

5. E-Mail

This most common mode of correspondence was the brain child of Shiva Ayyadurai. He invented it in 1979, and owns the copyright for the same. Hat’s off to him. 

6. Sugar

Our grandmothers and great grandmothers found out the way to make sugar from sugarcane juice. What an invention!! No wonder India has a challenge called diabetes.

7. Zero

Last but not the least; this was the greatest thing which India could have given the world. Aryabhatta was the brain child behind this phenomenal invention.   

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    E-mail was not invented by Shiva Ayyadurai. Actually, he created a program named EMAIL which he copyrighted in 1982. E-mail system was invented much before him.

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