D. R. Kaprekar (mathematician) (Source: Wikipedia)
The mysterious 6174, the answer to life, the universe and everything.
Have you heard of Roger Dowler, knighted gent and a Nabob of India?
Gandhi and goat (Source: Unknown)
Do you remember the time when Gandhi passed an order stating that all goats were to be freed?
Nathuram Godse during M.K.Gandhi's murder trial (Source: Wikipedia)
How do we better know Ramachandra with the nose ring?
Robert Frost, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front (Source: Wikipedia)
Why did India suddenly become fascinated with a Robert Frost poem in 1964?
Pakistan Declaration (Source: Wikipedia)
Pakistan is an acronym coined in 1932 in Cambridge

Quotable quotes

More perfect than Greek

The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have spring from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists: there is a similar reason, though not quite so forcible, for supposing that both the Gothick and the

Akbar never denied his mother anything but this …

Ecbar Shaugh [Emperor Akbar] … never denyed [his mother] any thing but this, that shee demanded of him, that our Bible might be hanged about an asses necke and beaten about the towne of Agra, for that the Portugals … tyed [the Quran] about the necke of a dogge and beat the same dogge about the towne of Ormuz. But hee denyed her request, saying that, if it were ill in the Portugals to doe so to the Alcoran, being it became not a King to requite ill with ill, for that the contempt of any religion was the contempt of God.

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Belur and brilliant beryls

The name of the gemstone, beryl, probably originates from the Prakrit veruliya and Sanskrit vaidurya- which might be of Dravidian provenance. One theory points its source to the city of Velur (modern Belur, Karnataka). Derivatives such as brilliant and beryllium share these origins.