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
Shere Khan (Source: Wordpress)
One of our national parks, primarily a tiger reserve, is named after a tiger-killer.

Quotable quotes

The British mistake of not breeding virile Indian princes

If India is to be really capable of holding its own in future without direct British control from outside I am not sure that it will not need an increasing infusion of stronger Nordic blood, whether by settlement or intermarriage or otherwise. Possibly it has been a real mistake of ours in the past not to encourage Indian princes to marry English wives ... and so breed a more virile type of native ruler.

Did you know?

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.

Ganga and Kurma

In the early 90s, the Indian government released specially-raised flesh-eating turtles into the Ganga to eat and clear the river of partly-burned corpses from the Varanasi ghats. The programme failed as poachers captured and wiped out the turtle population (again).