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On the day India achieved freedom from century-old British rule, Independent India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said the task at hand was “incessant striving” for the future. “That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we may fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world ..."

British actress Olivia Colman, who won the Oscar for best actress this year for “The Favourite,” has Indian ancestry. Scroll says the discovery was made in an episode of the British documentary series “Who Do You Think You Are."