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Shaikh Shafique in Malegaon ka Superman (Source: Time of India ('Malegaon ka Superman' Eid release a gift for ailing actor))
What connects the town of Malegaon in Maharashtra with Superman and James Bond?
Sabu (Still from "The Thief of Baghdad") (Source: allstarpics (Sabu gallery))
Have you heard of Mysore-born Sabu who, at one point in time, was one of the richest actors in Hollywood?
Chicken Tikka Masala (Source: Wikipedia (Chicken Tikka Masala and Naan))
Did you know that Chicken Tikka Masala is considered to be the true national dish of Britain?
Braham Chopp (Source: lessmiths (Chopp Brahma, Brazil))
What connects a Brazilian alcoholic beverage to the Hindu Trinity?
Asterix (Source: Wikipedia (Asterix))
Did you know that the classic comic series, Asterix, has been translated into Hindi and Bengali?
Atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 (Source: Wikipedia (Nagasaki Bomb))
What links the Bhagavad Gita and the Atomic Bomb?

Quotable quotes

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.

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?

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.