I would say that samosa, with its potato filling (or peas filling, for Jains who shun root vegetables), is an Indian innovation based on inputs from Central Asians, Persians, and Portuguese.
Our icons have been reduced to ‘property’. Possessing them is more important than appreciating them. That is tragic.
In Western storytelling the actor is a container of an idea. In Indian storytelling, the actor is a vessel who nourishes the audience with rasa.
The idea of measurement is a key theme in Hindu mythology: three measures of man are not quite the three measures of God.
Violence is hurting the physical body. Violation is hurting the mental and social body.