A wise man, if he sees a rainbow in the sky, must not point it out to anybody.
Yeh masjid hai yeh maikhana, taajub is per aata hai
Janabe-e-Shaikh ka naqsh-e-kadam yoon bhi hai aur yoon bhi
(Here is the mosque and there the tavern; What amazes me is to see
The imprints of the holy man's feet going from the one to the other.)
The Caste System is not merely a division of labour. It is also a division of labourers.
Did you know?
In 2022, the village of Ganeshpur in Bihar, found itself facing frequent 2-3 hour power cuts after sunset. It turned out that the cause of this was an electrician who turned off the electricity supply because he wanted to visit his girlfriend under the cover of darkness.
Gorakhpur, a sleepy city in Uttar Pradesh not far from the Nepal border, is home to the world's longest railway platform at 1.355 km long. The previous record-holder was a platform at Kharagpur in West Bengal.
There is a village in Kerala named Areacode. Its area code is 0483 (for Malappuram).
In 1965, an American combined a black American Shorthairs with a sable Burmese to create a new breed of cat which she named Bombay. Bombays are sleek and muscular with shiny midnight-black coats.
In 2011, Somalia's Islamic terrorist group, al-Shabaab, banned the humble samosa apparently because its triangular shape supposedly resembled the Christian Holy Trinity.
A tea-poy has very little to do with tea. It was originally the name for an Indian three-footed, i.e., a tī-pāī table which could be used for many things including serving tea.
The Panchen in Panchen Lama is a portmanteau of the Sanskrit pandit and the Tibetan chenpo (meaning great).
The East Punjab Agricultural Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds Act 4 reads,
In the event of any area being invaded, or in danger of an invastion, by locusts, the Collector of the district or other officer authorised by him in this behalf may call upon any male person not below the age of 14 years resident in the district to render all possible assistance in carrying out preventive or remedial measures and in the destruction of locusts …
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