Rama's coronation (Source: Wikipedia)
Were you aware that the Jataka Tales also covers the Ramayana?
Gulzarilal Nanda (Source: Wikipedia)
India has had its own crises lasting "Thirteen Days". Not just once, but thrice.
Jambu (Jamun) (Source: Wikipedia)
FYI, we all live on an island of jamuns.
First page of 'The Arctic Home in the Vedas' 1925 Edition (Source: Wikipedia)
Did you know that Lokmanya Tilak believed that the original home of Aryans was the North Pole?
Lala Lajpat Rai '04 (Source: Motivational India (Lala Lajpat Rai))
How is famed freedom fighter, Lala Lajpat Rai, connected to the Indian banking system?
Portrait of Elihu Yale by Enoch Seeman the Younger, 1717 (Source: Wikipedia)
Yale, the Ivy League university, might not have existed if it wasn't for India.

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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).

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.

Saffron

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.