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KOHINOOR of KOLKATA

Calcutta is where the destiny of the world's best known diamond turned; and with it began a tussle that continues to this day. To coincide with the release of their new book, William Dalrymple and Anita Anand sliced open this delectable bit of history for The Telegraph

By the mid-19th century Britain, through the East India Company, had almost total dominion over India. Only the Sikh Empire of Maharaja Ranjit Singh stood defiantly unbowed. | Read»


Alive amid gravestones, a City

Crossings - In Bhopal, where begums were nawabs, justice has a habit of miscarrying

HISTORY HAS a way of leaching into the present in Bhopal. Sometimes it is understated and sometimes quite dramatic. | Read»


Top Gun

V. Kumara Swamy profiles J.S. Khehar, soon to be India's Chief Justice

You don't expect a would-be Chief Justice of India (CJI) to use such a word to describe himself - certainly not three times in a row. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar surprised a group of women lawyers... | Read»


jatra.com

Some Calcutta theatre groups are moving stage to where nature is. Sharmistha Ghosal finds out why

Sonali Mukherjee loves theatre, always has since she was a child. Husband, Surojit, prefers long drives, quick getaways. After 10 years of marriage and a theatre break, Sonali has found a solution. | Read»


Inventory

A Contemporary History of Public Crying

The first female president of South Korea was visiting a market this month when she came up against citizens calling for her ouster. Park, who has been embroiled in a corruption scandal, burst into... | Read»