How many times have you read or been told things that turn out to be false? How many times did we find things to be untrue and were taken aback, because we heard stories and were taught things which said otherwise? Here are 10 lies told in India that each one of us thought to be true.
1. Milkha Singh looked back during the 400m race at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
The Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, was never leading in the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Olympics. Yes, he didn’t look back. He was fifth in line and with great effort, secured fourth position.
2. Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash.
The Mukherjee report of 1999 suggests that Bose didn’t die in an air crash in 1945. Even though the court rejected this report, there is no record of a plane crash at the time Bose was believed to be flying. Add to that, no DNA analysis was done on the ashes that are said to be Bose’s to prove otherwise.
3. “An eye for an eye would leave the whole world blind” -Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi had a lot of fancy one-liners, the kind that he could’ve owned Twitter with if he was around in this day and age. But for all his wise quips, this wasn’t one of them. Contrary to popular belief, these words were actually said by Ben Kingsley in the movie Gandhi. There is no record of this statement being made by Gandhi in any of his collected works.