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.

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The Loo and the Roo

The Loo is a hot, debilitating wind that sweeps across Western India, particularly Rajasthan in the months of May and June. Heatstrokes are referred to as Loo lagna (लू लगना). Apparently, Hamdard's Rooh-afza is based on a unani recipe for a drink with cooling properties recommended during this time.


The word saffron, a colour often associated with Hinduism, is believed to have its root in the Arabic word, az-za'faran which is itself of unknown origin.