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Savitri Devi (1 December, 1937, Calcutta) (Source: The Savitri Devi Archive (Gallery))
What relationship does a "Savitri Devi Mukherji" have with Nazism?
Cyclone Catarina from the International Space Station (Source: WIkipedia (Cyclone))
Did you know that the mysteries of tropical cyclones were unravelled in India?
Ravi Hutheesing: Dancin' with Hanson (Source: Amazon (Book cover))
What links the American pop band Hanson and the Nehru-Gandhi family?
Sidi Mubarak Bombay (Source: Unlocking the Archives)
What connection does Bombay have with the source of the river Nile?
Pete Best (Source: Wikipedia (Ex-Beatles drummer Pete Best))
Which member of the most popular rock band ever was born in India?
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

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.

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.

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A Sikh Animal

Vic Briggs, a guitarist of the British rock band, The Animals, later became interested in Sikh devotional music and its use of the harmonium. He converted to Sikhism (taking on the name Vikram Singh Khalsa) and has performed at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

I have sinned

In 1842, Major General Charles Napier was commanded to quell a protracted rebellion in Sindh (now in Pakistan). He however exceeded his mandate and conquered the entire province. Once done, Napier is rumoured to have sent a telegram to his superiors with just one word, peccavi, Latin for "I have sinned".