Thursday, January 07, 2010

Born In India...

I was thinking about British writers born in pre-independent India. These are the ones I know of:

(1) Eric Blair (George Orwell) Motihari, Bihar.

(2) Lawrence Durrell - Jamshedpur, Bihar.

(3) George Durrell - Jamshedpur, Bihar.

(4) Spike Milligan - Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

(5) Rudyard Kipling - Bombay (now Mumbai).

Am sure there are more. Keep watching this space.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Last Scotsmen on Earth?

"The last Englishman on earth would be an Indian," - Malcolm Muggeridge.

What about the last Scotsman on earth?

The pipes and drums of a battalion of the Rajput Regiment, Indian Army