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1. Did you know that the favourite “Pav Bhaji” was a result of the American Civil War?. //When the American Civil War was going on, the British didn’t have a stable supply of cotton because of the disruption in America. Hence, they came to India looking for it. The mills started getting huge orders and the workers would often have to work late into the night. And to keep the workers fed, vendors would be found outside these mills selling plates of pav bhaji.// More on this by Aakar Patel in the Mint newspaper. 2. Did you know that a…

Fax usage is growing in some parts of the world This is puzzling at one level and expected at another. We have seen this trend in other areas too: Vinyl records are making a comeback, they are prized possessions now. In fact, there are crowdfunded projects now for cutting your own vinyl records at home with the music you like. When digital and web came, many of us thought that the amount of travel to see places (or) work will come down with the advent of webcams and virtual-walkthroughs. Instead, the number of people travelling is at an all-time high.…