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Opinion  /  Published 22.01.20

Fighting to save history on reels

There is a quiet fight to save our film heritage that is happening in our part of the world. Some fights are more dramatic than others — but it is a fight for our cinematic memory with many unsung h...
By Shivendra Singh Dungarpur 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

Heritage  /  Published 21.01.20

Action from the Bengal British Heritage Cup

The Mohun Bagan football ground hosted a cricket match after years with the Bengal Heritage Foundation (BHF) team, comprising NRIs mostly from Britain, facing a combined team from the British Deputy H...
By Sudeshna Banerjee 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

World  /  Published 21.01.20

Fighting to preserve Lower Fifth Avenue magic

“While our building, like other new towers currently planned and under construction in the neighborhood, will impact some view corridors, we are sensitive to our neighbors and have purposefully scal...
By AP in

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

Culture  /  Published 11.01.20

How Cyril Radcliffe carved the Indian subcontinent

Justifying his decisions, Radcliffe, in an interview with veteran Indian journalist Kuldeep Nayar, said, ‘I had no alternative; the time at my disposal was so short that I could not do a better job....
By Manan Kapoor in

Heritage  /  Published 31.12.19

Timeline tram

Bramha Shankar Singh can count on his fingers the number of days left of his service. “Thirteen,” says the tram driver with a smile. The last 40 years Singh has seen the world from the driver’s ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Heritage  /  Published 25.12.19

Chathedral might not be saved: Notre Dame Rector

The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there's a “50% chance” the structure might not be entirely saved, because scaffolding installed before this year...
By AP in Paris

North East  /  Published 22.12.19

Amid unrest, Yuletide spirit in Mizoram

While protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, are engulfing the country, Mizoram soaked in the Yuletide spirit to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Mizoram celebrated the centenary of the ...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl


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