Saturday, April 22, 2006

Frequently Asked Questions!

Q. Is Goa a part of India?

A. Yeah, and a state to boot :P
So says Wikipedia:

After India gained independence from the British in 1947, Portugal refused to accede to India's request to relinquish their control of its exclave. Arbitration by the United Nations General Assembly in the 1950s ruled in favour of self determination. Finally, on 1961-12-12, the Indian army moved in, uniting the colony with India. After a brief skirmish lasting for twenty-six hours, Goa, along with Daman and Diu (enclaves lying to the north of Maharashtra), was made into a federally administered Union Territory. The UN Security Council considered a resolution condemning the invasion which was vetoed by the Soviet Union. Most nations later recognised the annexation, and Portugal recognised it after its Carnation Revolution in 1974. On 1987-05-30, the Union Territory was split, and Goa was elevated as India's twenty-fifth state, with Daman and Diu remaining Union Territories.


Q. What does Hephail mean?

A. Well, was trying to register with AIM, so wanted something which could be used across any site, without rejection :p

Started with wet rain, dryice, dryhail, .... and voila: Hephail!

Q. Is there any one else with such a crazy nick?

No. But Fadhail comes close... Almost think of him as a brother :p
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