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Curated city tours go virtual

The city of joy is sprinkled with stories all around. Not all of those make it to the pages of a book. While s...

Silence of the Lambretta

A hot May afternoon in the early 1980s. Mr Chakrabarti had only just brought home his wife and the new-born ba...
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Jab chhor chale... Nakhlau nagari...

The news of the death of Prince Kaukab Quder Sajjad Ali Meerza, great-grandson of the last Nawab of Awadh, Waj...

Mrs Kasalova’s perestroika

When Russia announced that it had named the coronavirus vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Research ...

Cradle of the dying

Bani adam a’za-ye yekdigar-and/ke dar afarin-aš zeyek gowhar-and. All human beings are members of...

A royal tale of legacy and revival

She stays in India’s “largest private residence”, the Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Baroda. He is a ...

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Heritage  /  Published 10.09.20

A royal tale of legacy and revival

A “history narrator”, her description of the Baroda jewels was jaw-dropping. “The Baroda pearl carpets have Basra pearls with over 2.2 million beads, ruby, sapphire, emeralds, 300-40...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Heritage  /  Published 30.08.20

Dreams die first

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By Moumita Chaudhuri, Upala Sen in

Heritage  /  Published 23.08.20

Fever Sutra: The Much-Feared Jwara

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By Bitan Sikdar in

Heritage  /  Published 18.12.18

Chandernagore is a hidden gem with a French past

Some members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is working to secure the history and revive the cultural heritage of Chandernagore are launching a tour to give visitors a feel of the town w...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 22.02.19

Nizam's jewellery worth billions on display

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By Smita Tripathi in New Delhi

Heritage  /  Published 18.01.20

Sufi performance stopped, govt denies charge

Noted Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi has claimed that her 'Qawwali' performance organised by the Uttar Pradesh government at a private hotel here was 'deliberately stopped'.The Culture Department of...
By PTI in Lucknow

World  /  Published 06.01.19

The dirge of Lahore’s nautch girls

Kiran remembers the days when she shimmied confidently across rooms adorned with plush velvet pillows and fine carpets, working alongside a troupe of trained musicians and commanding the attention of ...
By Maria Abi-Habib/New York Times News Service in Lahore

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford in

World  /  Published 04.08.18

Battle to save India Club may not be over

The battle to save the India Club, an historic venue in London with links to V.K. Krishna Menon, the India League and the fight for Indian independence, may not be quite over.This is because Marston P...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.18

Art strewn about for a dekko

Waking up on a Sunday morning to headlines of Mumbai's Victorian and Art Deco precinct being recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site was a euphoric moment, as I had spent some of my most memorab...
By Alpana Chowdhury in


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