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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 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

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

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

Culture  /  Published 06.04.19

Heritage feritage: Calcutta wakes up

Sometimes a hashtag is all it takes to wake up slumbering beauties. Who knows when Calcutta had receded from India’s heritage map. Visitors to the city would salute the Victoria Memorial, the Howrah...
By Upala Sen

Culture  /  Published 06.06.20

A few good men

During the first few days of the lockdown, Raghbir Singh and some others served 500 meals in and around south Calcutta. Thereafter, they lost count and it was never the point in any case.The 30-year-o...
By Manasi Shah

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

Saying goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle

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By Abhijit Mitra

Heritage  /  Published 29.09.18

Mahatma Gandhi doesn’t live here anymore

In the book, The Oxford India Gandhi, there is a reference to how erstwhile Bengal chief minister, the late Jyoti Basu, came calling on the Mahatma here. The excerpt reads: “...We said we were Commu...
By Manasi Shah


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