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"Car of Juggernaut" (1851) (Source: The Illustrated London Reading Book)
Did you know that the word Juggernaut has its roots in Odisha?
The Calcutta Cup at Twickenham, July 2007 (Source: Wikipedia (Calcutta Cup))
What does a prestigious rugby trophy have to do Kolkata?
South Asian Time Zones (Source: Wikipedia (IST))
What is IST based on and when was it established?
Cyclone Catarina from the International Space Station (Source: WIkipedia (Cyclone))
Did you know that the mysteries of tropical cyclones were unravelled in India?
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?

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.

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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.

Locusts in The Punjab

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 …