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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?

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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 which would eventually become Mohan Meakin Breweries.

Bahadur and Ella

The person credited with discovering legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald was a Bardu Ali, his name a corruption of Bahad(o)ur Ali. He was the son of a peddler from Bengal who had settled in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century.