Bangkok is called the 'Venice of the East'
Just like Venice, Bangkok is also a city built on dozens of canals and with buildings standing on stilts. Although most of these canals have now been paved in, the nickname has stuck. However, another, less-cheerful point of similarity is the sinking of Bangkok. Due to rising sea levels and extensive development, Bangkok is sinking at a rate of 2 - 2.5 cm per year. Parts of Bangkok could be submerged in a few decades, so you might want to prepone your vacation there.
Hindi was designated as the official language of India on September 14, 1949. Every year on September 14th, Hindi Day is observed.
There are 176 universities worldwide that teach Hindi. 45 of these universities are from the United States.