In yet another colourful encounter, 10 gymnosophists (the Greek word for Jains!) were captured and brought to Taxila. Since they had a reputation for cleverness and wit, Alexander thought to play a game with them. He declared that he would ask each of them a question, and put to death the one who had the worst answer.
The original name for chess, which was originally invented in ancient India, was Chaturang, from the Chaturang Bal. It is quaint to think that the pieces of chess even today follow this system of fourfold force.
When British Singapore fell to the Japanese on Feb 15, 1942, Bose made his first open broadcast to India saying, "This is Subhash Chandra Bose speaking to you over the Azad Hindi Radio…the fall of Singapore means the collapse of the British Empire… and the dawn of a new era in Indian history."
At the Shaolin monastery, Bodhidharma saw that the monks were weak from meditation and fasting. He taught them the martial arts he had learned as a young prince…similar to Kalaripayattu! This gave birth to the famous kung-fu warrior monks of Shaolin!