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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 ...
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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 ...

Dreams die first

On Republic Day this year, a second-year undergraduate student of history at Visva-Bharati was expelled from t...

Fever Sutra: The Much-Feared Jwara

They chanted to keep the jwara at bay — Nah samvidvan pari vrimddhi takmana. Meaning, O fever, listen to...

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Opinion  /  Published 20.09.19

Questions about the Central Vista overhaul

The Central Public Works Department of the Government of India has recently issued a Notice Inviting Bids from National/International Design and Planning Firms for Appointment of a Consultant for comp...
By A.G.K. Menon in

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

Yogi's Gorakhpur has become a cow sanctuary

Not long ago, a special ambulance service was launched by the state government for injured cows. But a senior official at the local Baba Raghav Das Medical College tells me that most of the trauma pat...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

The boats that are becoming extinct

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By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.19

When Rabindranath Tagore visited Shillong

A century ago, the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, made his maiden visit to Shillong, the capital of undivided Assam. He spent three weeks at Brookside, a bungalow in the Rilbong locality, belong...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

The blue-blooded own bespoke guns, Purdey proves

And beside me is Nicholas Harlow, member of the gun sales team at the 200-year-old prized gunmakers in England, explaining that the company has a legacy so elite that it can proudly claim that not onl...
By Hindol Sengupta in

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

Why royalty still means big business

Gayatri Devi encapsulated the “life of novelistic dimensions”, as The New York Times called it upon her death in 2009. Never wear, the Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi was warned by her grandmother...
By Hindol Sengupta in

Arts  /  Published 17.08.19

Ramayana drawings in an Ahmedabad museum

It is like a mise en scène of a cinematographer preparing to shoot the Ayodhyakanda. The edges of the paper on which the “storyboard” was made are frayed, the paper itself has yellowed, but the l...
By Anasuya Basu in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The non-believer

I had a registered marriage. That wasn’t unexpected — I had declared I would never take seven rounds around a fire ever since I was old enough to understand, and object to, the mantras used. But t...
By Paromita Sen in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The time traveller

The Bisuddha Siddhanta Panjika, or panji, would rest at the head of my grandfather’s bed, which was where he’d meet his visitors. He was a Sanskrit scholar and a purohit, and he would get a stream...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.19

Tome tour of Raj Bhavans of Bengal

Governor Viren Shah had commissioned the book Raj Bhavan of Kolkata. Sixteen years on, the current occupant of the country’s most magnificent gubernatorial address, governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, h...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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