- Mulligatawny soup may have been the first dish of Indian origin served on a flight, on Graf Zeppelin’s 1929 journey around the world
- Till Aug 31 last year, the PMO helped 12,858 people who wrote to PM Modi, disbursing Rs 174.99 crore
- When he became BJP president, Nitin Gadkari went to the CPI office to take A.B. Bardhan’s blessings
- The population of donkeys in India has fallen by 76 per cent since 1951... but the mule population is up by 233 per cent
- After 712 babies had been photographed, Shashi Tharoor’s sisters, Shobha and Smita, became the first models for Amul ads in 1961
- ‘Error 451’ is the new HTTP code for online censorship
- The coconut tree loses its ‘tree status’ in Goa. No okay needed to cut it down now.
Compiled by Uttam Sengupta and Alka Gupta