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  • ... that sprinter Milkha Singh refused to accept the Arjuna Award, one of India's top sporting honours, citing undeserving awardees?
  • ... that after the Indian team won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, their manager PR Man Singh ensured that Wisden Cricket Monthly editor David Frith would "eat his words"?
  • ... that the social network Koo increased in popularity after the 2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest caused a standoff between Twitter and the government of India?
  • ... that in 1957, a bus ride from Calcutta to London cost £65?
  • ... that British Army officer Sir Augustus FitzGeorge served as equerry to his father, Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, and accompanied Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, on his visit to India?
  • ... that the Lac La Croix Indian Pony was recreated from a breeding population of four mares by crossing them with a Spanish Mustang?
  • ... that radio station WWBC in Cocoa, Florida, was forced to remove its transmitter tower from the Indian River when the site was sold to condominium developers?
  • ... that the Friends of the Soviet Union was founded in 1941 with poet Rabindranath Tagore as its patron?
  • ... that five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and India's first woman Everest climber Bachendri Pal received the Arjuna Award in the 1980s, then India's highest sporting honour?
  • ... that Colonel Hugh Pettigrew observed that troops who thought that the Scottish Highlands resembled Waziristan on India's North-West Frontier were "of little use to anyone"?
  • ... that Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi sought plant species from Indian forest conservationist S. G. Neginhal to be planted at the memorial of his mother, former prime minister Indira Gandhi?
  • ... that the northern plains gray langur monkey is killed in India for food and to prevent crop-raiding, despite being considered sacred by Hindus?
  • ... that Payal Ghanwani was the first Belizean senator of Indian descent?
  • ... that Indian lyricist Gulzar wants his patriotic song "Ae Watan" to become the "song of our nation"?
  • ... that the British Raj restricted access to squash courts in India—then located on military bases—to the upper class of society?
  • ... that in 2019, despite a nationwide ban in India, an estimated more than 900 crore (US$130 million) was wagered on cockfighting in Andhra Pradesh in just three days?
  • ... that the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill introduced in 2019 by the Indian parliament has been met with protests and criticism by the queer community?
  • ... that small Indian ringstones of the 3rd to 2nd centuries BCE typically have four nude female figures around the central hole?
  • ... that Ismith Khan's novel The Jumbie Bird explores the transformation of immigrants from India into Indo-Trinidadians?
  • ... that nearly half the milk produced in India, whose dairy industry is the largest in the world, comes from buffaloes?
  • ... that clinical trials in India must have government-regulated ethics committees oversee their research?
  • ... that the book Before Freedom contains 38 years of letters from Jawaharlal Nehru to his sister Nan, including some he wrote while imprisoned during India's fight for independence?
  • ... that the anandalahari is an Indian chordophone musical instrument used by religious singers of the Baul faith?
  • ... that the Palika Kendra is one of 23 buildings in India documented in the Atlas of Brutalist Architecture?
  • ... that Sarika Kale, a kho kho player who has struggled financially for years, won ₹51,000 for her performance as captain of the India national team at the Third Asian Kho-Kho Championship?
  • ... that the All India Anglo-Indian Association maintains that Anglo-Indians are unique because they are Christians and have historical links to both Europe and India?
  • ... that Woodland Sketches by Edward MacDowell includes a piano piece based on the songs of the Walla Walla and Brotherton peoples?
  • ... that Gujarati humourist Ratilal Borisagar was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award by India's National Academy of Letters in 2019?
  • ... that a print of Badnam Basti, often described as India's first gay film, was discovered in 2019 after having been lost for 40 years?
  • ... that a 17th-century illustrated manuscript of the Anis Al-Hujjaj shows pilgrims sailing from the Indian subcontinent to ArabiaTemplate:-?
  • ... that the opera Die Prinzessin Girnara, by composer Wellesz and librettist Wassermann, and based on a legend from India, premiered simultaneously at two opera houses in 1921?
  • ... that after Indian-American lawyer Sakharam Ganesh Pandit represented Bhagat Singh Thind in a 1923 U.S. Supreme Court case, the U.S. government attempted to revoke his citizenship?
  • ... that General Sir Charles Reid shot the celebrated, but probably not man-eating, Leeds Tiger?
  • ... that Faith Smith, who grew up on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin, became the founding president of the first urban institute of higher learning led by and serving Native Americans?
  • ... that one of the arguments made by the Simla Deputation for increasing Muslim representation in Indian politics was that they had ruled India under the Mughal Empire?
  • ... that Cleveland Indigenous activist Sundance successfully petitioned Oberlin High School in Ohio to change its school mascot from the Indians to the Phoenix in 2007?
  • ... that Facebook has to vet fake news in India for 23 official languages, but has been able to cover only 10 of them?
  • ... that Stribodh, first published in 1857, was one of the earliest magazines in India to be aimed at a female audience?
  • ... that Kim A. Wagner, a Danish author of books on India, is named after Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim?
  • ... that SC East Bengal became the first club in Indian football to activate the force majeure clause in their 2020–21 season?
  • ... that Sarran Teelucksingh was the first person of Indian descent elected to the Legislative Council of Trinidad and Tobago?
  • ... that the tomb of Sultan Alauddin Khalji was built inside an Islamic school in Delhi, India?
  • ... that Sunita Sharma is reportedly India's first woman cricket coach?
  • ... that Gunjan Saxena was the first woman Indian Air Force officer to go to war?
  • ... that Kolkata's Currency Building has housed the Agra Bank, an office for the issue and exchange of currency, the Reserve Bank of India, and a public art museum?
  • ... that the 2018 film Hotel Milan is based on "anti-Romeo squads" formed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh?
  • ... that although the 2018 release Hamari Paltan was promoted as the last film of veteran Indian actor Tom Alter, another one featuring him premiered later that same year?
  • ... that after traveling through India, Tibet, and the Qing Empire for more than 20 years, 18th-century Dutch explorer Samuel van der Putte ordered his notes and journals to be burned rather than accept their misuse?
  • ... that Indian choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai suggested the egg-shaped Kuiper belt object 20000 Varuna be named after the Hindu deity Varuna?
  • ... that Nainital Yacht Club, located at an elevation of 2,084 m (6,837 ft), is the highest yacht club in India and among the highest in the world?
  • ... that every sixth person in the world who has diabetes is from India?
  • ... that the six members of Navika Sagar Parikrama, an all-female crew who circumnavigated the globe, received India's highest adventure award in 2017?
  • ... that it took 190 litres (42 imp gal; 50 US gal) of paint to complete the livery of the Indian locomotive class WDG-4GTemplate:-?
  • ... that Russian generals proposed to invade India in 1854 and in 1855 to divert British forces from the Crimean War?
  • ... that Priscilla Jana, a South African human-rights lawyer of Indian descent, was the first woman to hug Nelson Mandela in 13 years of imprisonment on Robben Island?
  • ... that the Marine Cemetery, made from plastic bottles collected from an Indian beach, is dedicated to nine endangered aquatic species?
  • ... that the Doric columns used in Christ Church in Byculla, India, were imported from England?
  • ... that when Lois Ellen Frank first proposed her 2003 James Beard Award–winning cookbook on Native American foods, publishers told her there was no such cuisine?
  • ... that superstitious people hold a Cleveland Indian responsible for losses by the Cleveland Indians?
  • ... that the number of Tibetan refugees in India decreased by 44 per cent between 2011 and 2018?
  • ... that Vijayalakshmi Ramanan, the first woman officer of the Indian Air Force, custom-tailored her uniform as there were no specific uniforms for women when she joined the force?
  • ... that in the 1980s, textile conservator Martand Singh organized a series of exhibitions to rekindle interest in the weaving and dyeing traditions of India?
  • ... that the twenty members of the successful 1965 Indian Everest expedition are to date the only team recipients of the Arjuna Award?
  • ... that Turkey's Anadolu Shipyard signed a contract with India's Hindustan Shipyard to transfer technology for the building of five fleet support ships for the Indian Navy?
  • ... that Essop Moosa, who was of Indian origin, became the first non-white player to play for an all-white soccer team in South Africa, appearing under a pseudonym?
  • ... that to make the ethnographic film series The Doon School Quintet, visual anthropologist David MacDougall was given unprecedented access to film students at an all-boys boarding school in India?
  • ... that Nilima Arun Kshirsagar developed and patented liposomal amphotericin B, which was used to treat "black fungus" during the COVID-19 pandemic in India?
  • ... that Wahan Ke Log is one of the earliest science-fiction films made in India?
  • ... that a book detailing the short life of Indian actress Meena Kumari was published just seven months after her death in 1972?
  • ... that radio station WWBC in Cocoa, Florida, was forced to remove its transmitter tower from the Indian River when the site was sold to condominium developers?
  • ... that the Friends of the Soviet Union was founded in 1941 with poet Rabindranath Tagore as its patron?
  • ... that due to COVID-19 lockdowns in India, the science-fiction short film 55 km/sec was directed remotely, and the lead actors Mrinal Dutt and Richa Chadda filmed themselves through their own devices?
  • ... that the space industry of India has supported the launch of more than 100 domestic satellites and more than 300 foreign satellites?
  • ... that Kashmiri poet Madhosh Balhami lost 30 years of his poetry in a clash between militants and the Indian government?
  • ... that Indian-American chef Raji Jallepalli, who is credited with "originating the fusion of classic French and Indian cuisines", originally trained as a microbiologist?
  • ... that the Buddhist site of Ratnagiri in Odisha, India, includes rare carved scenes that seem to combine eroticism and hair-cutting?
  • ... that Satyavathi Rathod is the first woman from a scheduled tribe to serve as a minister in the Indian state of Telangana?
  • ... that India's first metro, the Kolkata Metro, was first proposed in 1919 but became operational only in 1984?
  • ... that during its 2019 election campaign, the Indian National Congress promised to abolish the sedition law, although the government had arrested 9,000 people for sedition alone in 2012–2013?
  • ... that Tamil Nadu was the first state in India to use green corridors to expedite organ transplants?
  • ... that Aisha de Sequeira led Morgan Stanley's mergers and acquisitions in India when it was the top bank by the value of its deals in 2012?
  • ... that the Lekhapaddhati, a guidebook written in Sanskrit, includes specimens of letters and documents intended to be used by administrators during Chaulukya rule in Gujarat, India?
  • ... that ancient Gupta art of India includes gold coins commemorating the Ashvamedha Vedic horse sacrifice?
  • ... that the adults and larvae of the cactus lady beetle prey on the West Indian red scale, the date palm scale, the white peach scale, the sugarcane scale, and the minute cypress scale?
  • ... that Kim A. Wagner wrote The Skull of Alum Bheg to tell the story of "thousands of Indian soldiers" who rebelled in 1857?
  • ... that in 1886 prison superintendent John W. Tyler took 34 Indians, mostly prisoners, to the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London to show their skill in carpet weaving?
  • ... that Indian child actress Taruni Sachdev was nicknamed the "Rasna girl"?
  • ... that the annual Indian sports awards ceremony at the Presidential Palace includes awards for adventure, for the top-performing university, and for sports promotion?
  • ... that Mahatma Gandhi championed the concept of composite nationalism, which led to a massive expansion of the Indian independence movement?
  • ... that India's Shikhar Dhawan and England's Jack Burnham are the only players to have scored three centuries in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup?
  • ... that Shantaram Siddi is the first Indian legislator of African descent?
  • ... that during the 1981 Benson & Hedges Cup Final, a domestic cricket match in England, two West Indian players set new batting and bowling records?
  • ... that the web series Avrodh: The Siege Within meticulously details the planning for India's retaliatory military strike following the 2016 Uri terrorist attacks?
  • ... that the West Indian Incumbered Estates Acts were modelled on legislation introduced after the Irish Great Famine?
  • ... that the Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary acts as a natural corridor in the movement of the Himalayan brown bear and markhor between Poonch and the Kashmir Valley forests?
  • ... that prior to becoming Google India's manager, Sanjay Gupta was credited for expanding Star India's sports business by launching Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League?
  • ... that the ancient Indian religion Jainism holds that the universe was not created?
  • ... that the northern plains gray langur monkey is killed in India for food and to prevent crop raiding, despite being considered sacred by Hindus?
  • ... that the Indian film Chand Bujh Gaya (The Moon Is Eclipsed) was denied a censor certificate for fear of "inciting communal violence" and "communal disharmony"?
  • ... that John Montgomery Cooper advanced the theory that both South American and North American Indians were "marginal peoples" who were cultural relics from prehistoric times?
  • ... that all the residents of Wallacepur, a village in the Indian state of Gujarat, are Christian?
  • ... that inter-service cooperation was one of the most important lessons of the Bangladesh war for India?
  • ... that Shawnee leader John Lewis often wore a "peace medal" given to him by U.S. president Thomas Jefferson?
  • ... that during the collision of India with Asia, the southern part of the Tibetan Plateau achieved its high elevation before the northern part?
  • ... that Muhammad Ali Mungeri was the prime founder of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, a major Islamic seminary in India?
  • ... that storm surge and abnormally high tides generated by the 1875 Indianola hurricane in Texas swept boats as far as 9 mi (14 km) inland?
  • ... that a kidney-transplantation scandal led to a 2011 amendment to the law on organ donation in India?
  • ... that the 1964 split in the Communist Party of India was ignored by the Soviet press, but was overemphasized in Chinese mass media?
  • ... that the Latin American travesti gender identity has been considered to be a third gender, akin to the hijras of India and the muxe of Mexico?
  • ... that India developed nuclear power when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was prime minister?
  • ... that under India's new education policy, students will be allowed to combine fashion studies with physics, or baking courses with chemistry?
  • ... that Rani Kumudini Devi was the first woman to serve as Mayor of Hyderabad?
  • ... that Manoj Muntashir originally wrote "Teri Mitti" as a tribute to soldiers, then wrote a reprise as a tribute to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in India?
  • ... that Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru launched Shankar's Weekly, even though its founder described the magazine as "fundamentally anti-establishment"?
  • ... that India's Mohan Samant managed the largest covert naval operation in history, which resulted in the destruction of around 100,000 tonnes of Pakistani shipping during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971?
  • ... that Indian writer Malayanil was a pioneer of modern short-story writing in the Gujarati language?
  • ... that Travancore Radio's first English-language broadcaster, Indira Joseph Venniyoor, was paid 69 rupees (then equivalent to US$14.50) for her broadcasts in 1949?
  • ... that the first cookbook edited by Maria Guarnaschelli helped introduce American cooks to Indian cuisine?
  • ... that Saumitra Khan was elected in the 2019 Indian general election by a margin of more than 78,000 votes without participating in any political rally in his constituency?
  • ... that cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (depicted) was recognised by his native India with both a top sporting honour and its highest civilian honour?
  • ... that Joshna Chinappa has won the Indian national squash championship a record 18 times?
  • ... that 50 books from a total of more than 150 authored by Pakistani historian Abu Salman Shahjahanpuri are about the Indian scholar and independence activist Abul Kalam Azad?
  • ... that the 1990 Bijnor riot was the most destructive event during concurrent Hindu nationalist campaigns in India, which eventually led to the demolition of the Babri Masjid?
  • ... that the State Emblem of India was embossed on the wheels of the Chandrayaan-2 mission's lunar rover to leave behind patterned tracks on the lunar surface?
  • ... that the last British troops left India in 1948, post independence, from the Gateway of India?
  • ... that the play Karl Marx in Kalbadevi depicts an imaginary visit by Marx to Kalbadevi, the hyper-capitalist area of Mumbai, India?
  • ... that the Port of Krueng Geukueh in Aceh, Indonesia, became an entry point for aid shipments as it was not damaged by the 2004 tsunami?
  • ... that India is creating the post of Chief of the Defence Staff twenty years after it was officially suggested?
  • ... that despite being described as a "weak candidate", Arvind Sawant defeated his nearest competitor by more than 120,000 votes to represent the Mumbai South constituency in the 2014 Indian general election?
  • ... that after an aeroplane hijacking, the Central Industrial Security Force was given the responsibility of securing airports in India?
  • ... that Qatar expressed interest for its industrial security personnel to be trained at the National Industrial Security Academy of India?
  • ... that before the passage of India's anti-defection law, an estimated 550 out of 3,500 legislators elected in 1967 defected from their parent parties, some crossing the floor more than once?
  • ... that six All India Institutes of Medical Sciences began operating in 2019, including institutes in Telangana, in Jharkhand, and in West Bengal?
  • ... that the 2005 book Open Secrets reveals how assets of Indian intelligence agencies, including aircraft, were used by politicians and their families for private purposes?
  • ... that Iqbal Qureshi composed the music for the 1964 film Cha Cha Cha, the first Indian film to feature Western dance?
  • ... that Asus had to rename their ZenFone 6 for the Indian market after the Delhi High Court ruled that the name violated a competitor's trademark?
  • ... that British Army officer Sir Augustus FitzGeorge served as equerry to his father, Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, and accompanied Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, on his visit to India?
  • ... that a two-year Native American housing protest group called the Chicago Indian Village started next to the Chicago Cubs home stadium, Wrigley Field?
  • ... that Stuart Bergsma, a medical missionary in Ethiopia and India, connected speaking in tongues with emotional stress?
  • ... that The Unsafe Asylum, a book of short stories by Anirudh Kala, explores the psychological effects of the Partition of India?
  • ... that Indian writer Shrabani Basu learned about the relationship between Abdul Karim and Queen Victoria while researching the history of curry?
  • ... that Indian cricketer Bangalore JayaramTemplate:`s English styled Mashie Lodge, was named after his favourite golf club, the Mashie Niblick?
  • ... that in 1990, Mantu Ghosh became India's youngest national table tennis champion at age 16?
  • ... that during a 2015 speech at the Oxford Union, Indian politician Shashi Tharoor claimed that Britain owes reparations to India?
  • ... that Pakistan was envisioned as the New Medina to be used as a staging point for the conquest and Islamisation of India, similar to the conquest of Mecca by Muhammad?
  • ... that Mozambique-born Violet Dias Lannoy, called "the lost Goan/Indian/African novelist" by Peter Nazareth, came from a Goan family, worked with Mahatma Gandhi, and hung out with Richard Wright?
  • ... that the release of the 2001 Hindi film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke was delayed for several months due to allegations that it was funded by the Mumbai underworld?
  • ... that after the Indian team won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, their manager PR Man Singh ensured that Wisden Cricket Monthly editor David Frith would "eat his words"?
  • ... that the newly reported 6th-century Devunigutta Temple in Telangana, India, only came to international scholarly attention when images were posted on social media in 2017?
  • ... that Rembrandt's Mughal drawings depict Indian emperors and noblemen, and are the only drawings in which the artist engaged with the style of a "dramatically foreign culture"?
  • ... that Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi sought plant species from Indian forest conservationist S. G. Neginhal to be planted at the memorial of his mother, former prime minister Indira Gandhi?
  • ... that Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mathura, India, combines Gothic principles, Indian craftsmanship, and a Russian dome?
  • ... that the social network Koo increased in popularity after the 2020–2021 Indian farmers' protest caused a standoff between Twitter and the government of India?
  • ... that Kolkata, the smallest by area of India's six A-1 cities, has the country's largest suburban rail system by track length and number of stationsTemplate:-?
  • ... that Assam Petro-Chemicals became the first Indian company to sell methanol as cooking fuel?
  • ... that the tur pod bug is the most damaging sap-sucking pest of the pigeon pea in India?
  • ... that the lehenga was the traditional dress of women belonging to the Bettiah Christian ethnoreligious community of India?
  • ... that as the film negatives used for the first Indian feature film were of limited spectral sensitivity, the colour red was avoided in sets, costumes, and make-up?
  • ... that after meeting Pueblo Indians during his World War II service, Burton Benedict switched his focus at Harvard University from ornithology to anthropology?
  • ... that in the 1970s, Indian retailer Anokhi, which produces hand-printed garments, helped revive traditional Rajasthani woodblock printing?
  • ... that the final exhibition of Indian artist Anjum Singh, titled I am still here, was an autobiographical depiction of her struggles with cancer?
  • ... that Myra MacDonald, whose career as a foreign correspondent for Reuters spanned virtually three decades, and who covered South Asia for a long time, wrote three books on India and Pakistan?
  • ... that Indian doctor Nasarvanji Hormusji Choksy, who worked to improve public health, contracted bubonic plague three times?
  • ... that the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial honors the participants of the Salt Satyagraha, a nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930?
  • ... that India's 2020 food-security scheme, launched during the country's COVID-19 pandemic, is equivalent to feeding 2.5 times the population of the US, 12 times that of the UK, and twice that of the EU?
  • ... that the cotton mealybug, originally discovered in an underground ants' nest in New Mexico, is now a major cotton pest in India?
  • ... that Bihar Animal Sciences University is one of four state universities and six private universities established in the Indian state of Bihar in 2017–18?
  • ... that a medal depicting Minerva, sometimes identified as the East India Company's Monghyr Mutiny Medal, may in fact be a Freemasons' award?
  • ... that Indian Kathakali artist Mathoor Govindan Kutty specialized in Kathakali Stri Vesham, the portrayal of female characters on stage?
  • ... that the 14-year-old lead actress in the 1931 British Indian film The Last Kiss was brought from a brothel in Dhaka?
  • ... that two months after being unable to walk properly, Indian long jumper M. Sreeshankar won the bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships?
  • ... that in a radical reform of its power grid, Gujarat became the first state in India to separate electricity feeder lines between agricultural and household usage?
  • ... that India has 66 chess grandmasters?
  • ... that the ancient fortified city of Bhitargarh served as a node to the strategic trade routes connecting Tibet and eastern India?
  • ... that English librarian Frank Cundall created the West India Reference Library in 1894, which later became the nucleus of the National Library of Jamaica?
  • ... that more than 130 revolutionaries were hanged on the premises of Sikri Mata Temple during the Indian Rebellion of 1857?
  • ... that after Lady Ganga learned that she had stage-four cervical cancer, she traveled to India and set a women's world record by standup-paddleboarding 700 miles (1,100 km) on the Ganges?
  • ... that the creators of the Indian web series His Storyy changed the ending because of prevailing social discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community in the country?
  • ... that according to legend, Gabriel Boughton treated Jahanara Begum's burns and in return received the right to free trade for the East India Company from her father Shah Jahan?
  • ... that Naimur Rahman took six wickets for 132 runs in the very first test Bangladesh played in 2000?
  • ... that sprinter Milkha Singh refused to accept the Arjuna Award, one of India's top sporting honours, citing undeserving awardees?
  • ... that international cricketer Rohit Sharma is the rhino ambassador for WWF-India?
  • ... that the Indian Air Force has launched two mobile air combat games, Guardians of the Skies and A Cut Above, to reach out to youth?
  • ... that images of the widowed queen who commissioned the first major work of Indian Deccan painting were erased after her son rebelled and imprisoned her?
  • ... that Manjappada, a supporters' group of Kerala Blasters FC, coordinated and brought forty-one busloads of their fans across Kerala to the venue for the opening match of the 2019–20 season?
  • ... that teenager Jyoti Kumari travelled 750 miles (1,210 km) on a bicycle with her injured father, during India's COVID-19 lockdown?
  • ... that Karan Johar launched the pop song "Genda Phool" on social media during India's coronavirus lockdown?
  • ... that Vikram Misri was the Indian ambassador to China during the 2020–2021 China–India skirmishes?
  • ... that the Indian wax scale was first described in 1798 by Fabricius, but was wrongly attributed to another author for nearly two hundred years?
  • ... that after a secret purchase from Europe, the Special Group became the first Indian troops to be equipped with the AK-47?
  • ... that the Indian folktronic duo Hari & Sukhmani combine traditional Punjabi folk music and Sufi poetry with electronic music?
  • ... that the jute hairy caterpillar is a serious pest of fibre crops in India, sometimes occurring in epidemic outbreaks?
  • ... that as a child, Indian archery champion Pravin Jadhav was undernourished and lived in a shack near a drain?
  • ... that Alexander Lindsay served as a general in the East India Company while remaining a half-pay lieutenant in the British Army?
  • ... that Barrackpore Trunk Road, the oldest metalled road in India, was built in 1775 to connect the first British cantonment in India with Calcutta, then the country's capital?
  • ... that the East Bengal Ultras, founded in 2013, became India's first ultras group?
  • ... that Farooq Khan headed the Kashmiri Special Operations Group credited with the killing of more than 2,000 militants between 1994 and 1996?
  • ... that Mahanati is the highest-grossing South Indian film to feature a woman as its primary character?
  • ... that Paleo-Indians began inhabiting Maryland around 10,000 BC?
  • ... that the All India Conference of Indian Christians was opposed to the partition of India?
  • ... that after suspected coronavirus patients in Maharashtra, India, started fleeing hospitals, the government directed officials to stamp the left hand of those quarantined at home using indelible ink?
  • ... that Zeng Rongsheng organized a Sino-American joint investigation of the geology of the Tibetan Plateau and examined the collision process of the Indian Plate with the Eurasian Plate?
  • ... that a tournament in which a goat is awarded as the top prize was used by the selectors of India's Special Area Games Scheme to scout for field hockey players?
  • ... that a Jewish girl from Jerusalem became an acclaimed performer of Indian, Javanese, Balinese, and other ethnic dance forms in the United States?
  • ... that Sir Robert Fletcher rose to command the East India Company's Madras Army, despite being cashiered for his involvement in the 1766 Monghyr Mutiny?
  • ... that the first batch of cadets from the Indian Military Academy included the future army chiefs of Pakistan, Burma, and India?
  • ... that five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and India's first woman Everest climber Bachendri Pal received the Arjuna Award in the 1980s, then India's highest sporting honour?
  • ... that Khin Maung Lat, a servant at the king's palace in Ratnagiri, India, eloped with Princess Myat Phaya Lat against the will of the king and queen?
  • ... that Colonel Hugh Pettigrew observed that troops who thought that the Scottish Highlands resembled Waziristan on India's North West Frontier were "of little use to anyone"?
  • ... that Acorn Creek is named after an extinct Creek Indian village and plantation on the Chattahoochee River?
  • ... that in 1957, a bus ride from Calcutta to London cost £65?
  • ... that a scheme for declaring ten public and ten private institutions as Institutes of Eminence has been approved in India?
  • ... that Radio Quarantine was founded in India by a group of professors, directors and PhD students in response to social isolation protocols following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic?
  • ... that food writer Vir Sanghvi called Indigo "one of the most important establishments in Indian restaurant history"?
  • ... that the American merchant ship Herald served in the U.S. Navy against France before becoming a French privateer, was sold to Britain as a slaver, and ended her days as a West Indiaman?
  • ... that around 200 CE, the Indian monk Nagarjuna exhorted a king to make "Images of Buddha with fine proportions / Well designed and sitting on lotuses"?
  • ... that the Lac La Croix Indian Pony was recreated from a breeding population of four mares by crossing them with a Spanish Mustang?
  • ... that hundreds of stockbrokers protested outside the Bombay Stock Exchange demanding removal of the Big Bull after the market crashed?
  • ... that Bharatiya Janata Party politicians Maneka Gandhi and Santosh Gangwar, current members of the 17th Lok Sabha, have been elected to the Indian lower house for the eighth time?
  • ... that badminton player P. V. Sindhu became the inaugural recipient of the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award in 2020?
  • ... that, unusual for a Sikh place of worship, Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib in India was influenced by Islamic architecture?
  • ... that Swarup Rani Nehru appealed to women to make salt in defiance of the salt laws in British India?
  • ... that Australian soprano Ada Baker toured India and China before becoming a singing teacher in Perth in 1889?
  • ... that the Famine Inquiry Commission has been criticized by scholars and Indian nationalists for exonerating the British government of responsibility for the 1943 Bengal famine?