He who can listen to the music in the midst of noise can achieve great things.
Did you know?
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.
In 2011, Somalia's Islamic terrorist group, al-Shabaab, banned the humble samosa apparently because its triangular shape supposedly resembled the Christian Holy Trinity.
The most sought after knife-handles and pistol-grips are made from the antlers of Sambar stags. The antlers are made of bone and shed annually.
Mind your Language, the British TV series was remade in the US as What a Country! in which the Pakistani character, Ali Nadeem, was played by Vijay Amritraj.
Ranjeet Singh, the Indian character in Mind your Language was portrayed by Albert Moses, a Sri Lankan.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's nickname in the American media was "the giggling guru". He was given this epithet after he was seen giggling frequently on the Johnny Carson Show in 1969.
The countryside of Sonargaon, located a few miles out of Dhaka, features the Taj Mahal Bangladesh, a replica of Shah Jahan's Agra original. It was commissioned by a Bangladesh film-maker.
The British pop singer, Cliff Richard, was born Harry Rodger Webb in the King's English Hospital in Lucknow. His family later moved to Calcutta before leaving India for good when he was around eight years old.