Dear Readers, you may notice the dates of the Blog do not match the Flash Post dates which are in real time. The blog was written in 2009 and saw the light of day 6 months back when my younger daughter discovered it and decided to bring it to you here.
Flash Post 274!

Flash Post 274!

Button, what was the first ‘desi’ word that appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary?

Nothing comes to mind. What was it?

Well, well, give me a long and tight hug before I tell you the answer.

Willingly. Can I go tighter?

The word was ‘loot’ which was coined soon after the East India Company arrived on the shores of Bengal and carried back with them shiploads of India’s most beautiful and precious crafts.

And when did they land in India?

In the year 1608 when their ships arrived at the port in Surat.

Thank you for teaching me so much. And here’s another tighter hug for you.

Here’s the EIC coat of arms:

ankara escort ├žankaya escort