"So when I first heard about it, I was out running - I run a lot - and I was trying to think of a way into the Doctor’s character. So I was thinking, Time Lord, what does Time Lord mean? And I thought he’s falling through time, he’s never at home and he’s lost - I could play that." Click thru for full quote
Most Indians (hindus) fast regularly or on special occasions like festivals and other auspicious days . On such days they do not eat at all, eat once or make do with fruits or a special diet of simple food. Fasting in Sanskrit is called upavaasa. Upa means "near" + vaasa means "to stay". Upavaasa therefore means staying near (the Lord), meaning the attainment of close mental proximity with the Lord. Then what has upavaasa to do with food?