1. He was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to a Goan father, who was a former Indian Test cricketer, and a Maharashtrian mother, who was an activist in Mumbai and former head of the Department of Sociology at St. Xavier's College. He attended University College, Oxford, getting the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Civil Law. He also represented Oxford University Cricket Club in county cricket and played 7 matches for them as a batsman in the English summer of 1987. As a student he was an extremely active member of Christian church choirs.
She received her bachelor's degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. A recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, she has a Bachelor's in Modern History from Magdalen College and an M.Phil from St Antony's College at Oxford. In 2004 she became the first woman to anchor the popular BBC show Question Time India. She is also the author of the novel The Gin Drinkers, published in 1998. Her second novel Blind Faith was published in 2006 by Harper Collins.
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2. In 1960, Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchased a small store in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The deal was secured by a US$75 down payment and the brothers borrowed $500 to pay for the store. Eight months later, James traded his half of the business to Tom for a used Volkswagen Beetle. As sole owner of the company, Tom Monaghan renamed the business X in 1965. In 1967, the first franchise store opened in Ypsilanti. The company logo was originally planned to add a new dot with the addition of every new store, but this idea quickly faded as X experienced rapid growth. By 1978, the franchise opened its 200th store.
3. On the BBC Radio 2 Drivetime Show on 9 August 2010, the band XY explained to the host that the name Y comes from when the group were photographing "Y" homes. The architectural style describes the large plantation homes in the American South. "Y" more commonly refers to pre-Civil War America, especially the pre-Civil War culture in the slave holding southern states. While photographing the houses one of the group said that there's a great band name in there, and they adopted the name shortly after.
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