Welsh Corgi puppies (Source: pixabay)
Superstitious people of some Indian states believe that being bitten by dogs will make them pregnant with puppies
D. R. Kaprekar (mathematician) (Source: Wikipedia)
The mysterious 6174, the answer to life, the universe and everything.
Have you heard of Roger Dowler, knighted gent and a Nabob of India?
Gandhi and goat (Source: Unknown)
Do you remember the time when Gandhi passed an order stating that all goats were to be freed?
Nathuram Godse during M.K.Gandhi's murder trial (Source: Wikipedia)
How do we better know Ramachandra with the nose ring?
Robert Frost, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front (Source: Wikipedia)
Why did India suddenly become fascinated with a Robert Frost poem in 1964?

Quotable quotes

India's link language

Since every school in India teaches English, why can't it be our link language? Why do Tamils have to study English for communication with the world and Hindi for communications within India? Do we need a big door for the big dog and a small door for the small dog? I say, let the small dog use the big door too!

India's rashtrabhasha

It is claimed that Hindi should be the common language because it is spoken by the majority. Why should we then claim the tiger as our national animal instead of the rat which is so much more numerous? Or the peacock as our national bird when the crow is ubiquitous?

Neutralising the press

Like the god Vishnu, my press will have a hundred arms, and these arms will stretch out their hands throughout the country delicately giving form to all manner of opinion. Everyone will belong to my party without knowing it. Those who think they are speaking the language of their party will be acting for mine. Those who think they are marching under their own banner will be marching under mine.

Did you know?

Power of Love

In 2022, the village of Ganeshpur in Bihar, found itself facing frequent 2-3 hour power cuts after sunset. It turned out that the cause of this was an electrician who turned off the electricity supply because he wanted to visit his girlfriend under the cover of darkness.

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.

Suny Delhi

The seat of Delaware county in the state of New York, USA, is the town of Delhi. It is named after India's capital city as its founder, an Ebenezer Foote, was nicknamed, "The Great Mogul". Delhi, NY is pronounced "Del-hy" and is also home to a State University of New York or SUNY Delhi.

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".

The terrible beast of Punjab

Hugh Falconer, a 19th century Scottish palaeontologist, named a species of extinct elephant-like creatures Dinotherium pentapotamiae which, translated from Greek means "terrible beast [of the] five rivers". The pentapotamiae (penta = five, potamiae = rivers) is a translation of Punjab (panj/panch = five, ab = river/water) which is where the fossils were found.