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...

Everything is different

Burrabazar is one of the largest wholesale markets of eastern India — textiles, medicines, garments, cosmeti...

Boston Ice Party

This was not very long ago, but a period that may well now be time stamped as BC or Before Corona. The ex...

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.20

Culture rebrand as veiled threat

By Soumitra Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.20

Blot on British rule in focus at Raj memorial

A monument to the Raj is hosting an exhibition on one of its worst atrocities. The exhibition titled Ways of Remembering Jallianwala Bagh and Rabindranath Tagore’s Response to the Massacre is being ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 11.08.18

Aurangzeb's villainisation is bad history

By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 02.01.11

At 200, Chowringhee cousin let down by Lucknow

By Tapas Chakraborty in

Culture  /  Published 22.01.20

Inspired India Concert pays tribute to Gandhi

A blend of multiple cultural genres marked Sourendro-Soumyojit’s Inspired India Concert 2020, presented by Ambuja Neotia and supported by Senco Gold, in association with The Telegraph, at Courtyard ...
By Aniruddha Biswas in

World  /  Published 21.01.20

Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

More than 1.1 million people were murdered by the Nazis and their henchmen in Auschwitz. Most who were killed were Jews, but the victims also included Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war, and others....
By AP in

Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Before the fall

The Red Road is actually grey. It begins where it does, at the Raj Bhavan in Dalhousie, and runs for two kilometres or so, slicing through heaps of scenic green till Fort William looms into view.Some ...
By Manasi Shah in

Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Revealing some Pankaj Mullick legacy gems

In 1922, a 17-year-old set to tune Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Shesh Kheya. He sang it at college functions and other cultural events. When word reached Jorasanko, the Tagore family abode in north Ca...
By Anasuya Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.20

The maker and the masks

Ping. Ping. Ping. A slew of images land in my WhatsApp chat from an unknown number. Images of deserted lanes. A straw-and-bamboo frame of a donkey. Headless clay idols, about two dozen of them, herded...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 03.11.18

Restoring art to its former glory

The Calcutta Tercentenary Trust, set up in 1989 and chaired by British high commissioners in India, had created a project team of the best restorers from the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum...
By Anasuya Basu in


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