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.
I'm not flattered by the honour done to me. This is a small achievement. If there is anything that I aspire for, it is the Nobel Prize. You will find that I get that in five years.
On this day of Holī
—Your breasts dusted with flour,
Your eyes red from too much liquor,
A lotus stuck in your hair
And mango shoots behind your ears—
You are a credit to our village.
Did you know?
In Vedic times, if you killed a man, you had to offer 100 cows as restitution.
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 at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. It would eventually become Mohan Meakin Breweries.
Akbar, the greatest of the Mughals, could not read or write and was possibly also dyslexic.
There is a tribe named Anal in Manipur who speak the Anal language.
A tea-poy has very little to do with tea. It was originally the name for an Indian three-footed, i.e., a tī-pāī table which could be used for many things including serving tea.
Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet was also known as the Doon Cabinet due to the presence of many of his fellow Doon School alumni (Doscoes).
In 2001, there were just over one million Ho's in India. The Ho tribe can be found in the states of Jharkand and Odisha.
The state of Uttarakhand has two official languages, Hindi and Sanskrit. It also has a Sanskrit Education Minister.