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.
He-Man during the transformation sequence in the intro to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. (Source: Wikia)
What links He-man, the Chinese silk trade, Tamil, and the perfume industry?
Cover of the novel, Monkey, by Arthur Waley (Source: Wikipedia)
Did you know that one of China's greatest epics is all about getting to India?
The dickey of a 1955 Hudson Rambler (Source: Wikipedia)
What the hell is a 'dickey' anyway?
Rabindranath Tagore (1909) (Source: Wikipedia)
What drove the Tagore family to support the Brahmo Samaj?

Quotable quotes

Hala's Holi

Young girl,
On this day of Holī
—Your breasts dusted with flour,
Your eyes red from too much liquor,
A lotus stuck in your hair
And mango shoots behind your ears—
You are a credit to our village.

Did you know?

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.