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Tea is India's most popular drink - the country consumes 837,000 tonnes of it every year. The ritual of drinking chai transcends all boundaries, and roadsides are dotted with #Chai wallahs who serve it boiled up with spices, sugar and milk.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27991440
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Saina Nehwal on Saturday became the first Indian woman player to become the World No 1 after Carolina Marin lost her match to Ratchanok Intanon.
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"Unfortunately most people have not heard the post-colonial scientist. We are still spellbound by the colonial judgment. We have become what the British wanted us to become: more material, more timebound, rejecting the mental, the psychological, the timeless. This increasingly material mindset reveals itself in the determined, sometimes violent, desire to locate the exact birthplace of Ram and Krishna, in the spate modern mythological fiction books that seek to historicise mythological figures and in the decision to make Gita a 5151-year-old event."

http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-mythology/5151-years-of-gita.html"Unfortunately most people have not heard the post-colonial scientist. We are still spellbound by the colonial judgment. We have become what the British wanted us to become: more material, more timebound, rejecting the mental, the psychological, the timeless. This increasingly material mindset reveals itself in the determined, sometimes violent, desire to locate the exact birthplace of Ram and Krishna, in the spate modern mythological fiction books that seek to historicise mythological figures and in the decision to make Gita a 5151-year-old event."

http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-mythology/5151-years-of-gita.html
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Shakespeare lived at a time when India was ruled by Akbar the Great, or the Great Mogor as he was referred to by the sea-faring Europeans, whose long reign was marked by opulence, harmony and a resultant peace. There are various references to India in Shakespearean plays. He uses words like Ind, Inde, India, Indies (East) and Indian to refer to a country fabulously rich.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/william-shakespear-wrote-about-india/1/357138.html
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Group of Desi / Indian friends in Houston and Texas
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We are one of the largest Desi / Indian Meetup Groups in the world. The objective is to bring together the folks with love for the Indian sub-continent. India-ness (or Desi-ness) is the feel we strive to generate.

From Cricket games to Games / Potluck nights, from Bollywood movies to Bollywood Moves, our events are a great way to make new friends, expand your professional networks and enjoy the hospitable warmth of India in this great, big place.

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http://www.meetup.com/swades/
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