Pandy or Pandee was British slang for a mutinous sepoy. The derogatory term was derived from Mangal Pandey who shot two British officers in 1857.
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The British breakfast dish of Kedgeree, which consists of rice, smoked haddock, eggs, parsley, and butter or cream, is said to have been adapted from the Indian Kichidi.
The trio of Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal were collectively known as Lal-Bal-Pal.
The first entirely Indian bank was the Oudh Commercial Bank. It was established in 1881 in Faizabad (Saket) and functioned until 1958.
Prior to 1956, State Bank of India was actually the Imperial Bank of India which itself traced its roots to the Bank of Calcutta which was established in 1806.
Curry is considered to be one of the national dishes of Japan. It was introduced by the British in the late 19th century, and, until relatively recently, was believed to be a Western dish.
Cinema reached India for the first time in 1896 thanks to The Lumière brothers who were touring the world screening short silent films. They screened six films at the Watson Hotel in Bombay.
Dum-dums are bullets which are designed to expand upon impact. They are so called because they were first produced by the British Indian Army at the Dum Dum arsenal in Calcutta.