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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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Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

World's oldest hat-maker still raking it in

Thus, was born the 40-step-manufactured bowler hat sported in time by everyone from Laurel and Hardy, and Charlie Chaplin to the bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in the Tintin books. Even toda...
By Hindol Sengupta in

India  /  Published 28.07.19

The story of India’s tiger man

The story of the striped wild cat has been told through a feature documentary — Tigerland — produced by Oscar-winners Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels) and Fisher Stevens (The Cove) that premiere...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Mughals: The invaders who came home

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By Debobroto Das in

Heritage  /  Published 28.04.19

The story of the fifth Bishop of Calcutta

Sometime ago it was reported that the coffin of Daniel Wilson was found in a vault under the main altar of Calcutta’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Wilson was the fifth Bishop of Calcutta and founder of S...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Heritage  /  Published 22.02.20

Once upon a home

There is a house that oftentimes appears in my dreams. And no, it is not called Manderley. In fact, it is not a house at all, but an apartment building of the old fashioned sort. And most likely it ne...
By Upala Sen in

Heritage  /  Published 20.02.20

Chinese New Year celebrations at DI

As history would have it, there is an undeniable imprint of China in Calcutta, be it the food or the famous China Town area that visitors flock to or the Chinese festivals that are celebrated with gre...
By Shreya Basu Roy in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.20

Radiant roses and more

The Agri Horticultural Society of India celebrated its 200th anniversary with a spectacular flower show at its gardens. The Bicentenary Flower Show & World Regional Rose Convention 2020 in associa...
By Kasturi Sen in

India  /  Published 04.09.19

Sun Temple scaffolding to go

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to remove the iron scaffoldings around the Sun Temple in Konark that have over the decades encircled the 13th-century shrine and obscured its archi...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Heritage  /  Published 20.10.18

There's more to celebrate than Dussehra, Diwali

DreeAlthough Dree is the festival of the Apatani tribe, it has gained popularity amongst other tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. The two-day festival celebrated in April is meant to ensure a good harvest. ...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 30.08.19

Lifting the veil: The Raj Bhavans of Bengal

An aura of secrecy pervaded Bengal’s Raj Bhavans. During the raj, people could only gape at the lofty edifices from outside the ornate wrought iron gates. Even though citizens are now allowed inside...
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