Lal was an android, constructed by Data in 2366 with a newly-developed submicron matrix transfer technology. Using his own positronic brain as a template, Data created Lal for two purposes – to attempt to re-create the work of his father, Noonian Soong; and to experience the act of procreation, and of having a family. Data chose the name for his offspring from the Hindi word meaning beloved.
An Indian Bungalow:A bungalow is a type of house, with varying meanings across the world. Common features to many (but not all) of these definitions include being detached, low-rise (single storey or one-and-a-half storeys), and the use of verandahs. The term originated in India, derived from Hindi बंगला baṅglā. Such houses were traditionally small, only one storey and detached, and had a wide veranda.