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Massacre Ghat, Kanpur (Source: Wikipedia (Sati Chaura Ghat, 2008))
How did the ordinary-sounding Satti Chaura Ghat get its present name?
Notice outlining the history of the Barog Tunnel (Source: Wikipedia (Notice at Barog Tunnel Entrance))
What does this picturesque village in Himachal Pradesh have in common with a British engineer?
Radhanath Sikdar (pre 1870) (Source: Wikipedia (Radhanath Sikdar))
In 2004, the Department of Posts released a stamp featuring Radhanath Sikdar. Who was he and why are his two feet still being talked about?
Potti Sreeramulu (Source: Wikipedia (A portrait of Indian revolutionary Potti Sreeramulu))
While hunger strikes are commonplace in India, has there been anybody who has carried out the threat to its ultimate end?
1990 USSR Stamp (Source: Wikipedia (Kim Philby on a 1990 USSR stamp))
This man could well be Ambala's most infamous son. Who was he?
'The Great Game', a euphemism for espionage and diplomatic manoeuvring, has its roots in our humble corner of the world.

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Free Tamil OC

The Tamil slang for something free of charge, oasi, is derived from the abbreviation, OC, which expands to On Company's Service. The company in question was the British East India Company which stamped its official mail with these letters to avoid having to pay postage.

Ledikeni

Ledikeni, a Gulab Jamun-like Bengali sweet, was named after Lady Canning, the popular wife of Governor General Canning. It is apparently a slightly larger version of the Pantua.