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The Koh-i-Noor Diamond (Source: famousdiamonds (The Koh-I-Noor))
At one point in time, every diamond in the world originated in India.
Ravi Hutheesing: Dancin' with Hanson (Source: Amazon (Book cover))
What links the American pop band Hanson and the Nehru-Gandhi family?
The Indian Tricolour (Source: Wikipedia)
There are a number of flags which appear similar to the Indian Tricolour.
Sidi Mubarak Bombay (Source: Unlocking the Archives)
What connection does Bombay have with the source of the river Nile?
Jules Jannsen - Oil on Canvas by Jean Jacques Henner (Source: Wikipedia (Jules Jannsen))
What connects the city of Guntur, dirigibles and rockets?
Emilie Schenkl with her daughter Anita (Source: Rediff (Slideshow))
What tenuous connection does this Austrian professor of economics have with the Indian freedom movement?

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?

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.

Beer and the Butcher

Reginald Dyer, the Butcher of Amritsar, of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, was the youngest son of one Edward Dyer, the man often credited with establishing India's first successful brewery at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. It would eventually become Mohan Meakin Breweries.