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If you are a big Gora British officer with a pansy name like Colonel Sir Neville Chamberlain in the 19th century trying to make sense of inscrutable India, you might seek solace in a pansy game of billiards. But come on? Your memsahib now resembles a bonda and all you have to release the tension is a game involving one long stick and black and white balls?
Snooker was invented in Jabalpur by British officers doing time pass. They had to come to India to see color:)
Snooker is also slang for a first-year cadet or inexperienced personnel.
Added 2011-09-20 by Dishoom Dishoom