An elephant named Osama Bin Laden

In 2006, the state of Assam in northeastern India was being terrorized by an elephant. The 10ft (3m) tall animal would frequently appear out of nowhere, and attack anything in its path. What made the problem even worse is that it was not scared of noise, firecrackers or even fire itself. 

The man who built a road through a mountain

In 1960, Dashrath Manjhi (1934-2007) had a regular life in a small, but remote village in India. One day, his wife injured herself and died because she didn’t get medical attention fast enough, because there was no quick way to the next large village.

The Gurkha soldiers

In 1814 the conflict between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Nepal escalated into the Anglo-Nepalese war. Nepal lost after 2 years of fierce resistance, causing the British unexpected heavy casualties.

The Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort in Jodphur, India is one of the biggest still standing castles worldwide. It’s foundation was laid in 1459 by a man named Rao Jodha. Other rulers kept improving and enlarge the castle for hundreds of years.