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British India
Opinion  /  Published 30.09.21

Rapid capacity building is answer to China

Since 1858, when the responsibility of running the British Indian Empire passed to the Crown, the defence of the frontiers dominated the strategic thinking of the Government of India. Throughout much ...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Health  /  Published 16.08.21

Woodlands: 25% discount for OPD patients

Dr Basu added, “Through this offer, we want to stress on the need for regular health check-ups, of which investigations are a part. This is the only way to prevent or make early diagnosis of lif...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.07.21

A matter of disaffection

The trial lasted a week. It hinged on Justice Strachey’s interpretation of the term “disaffection”. Amrita Bazaar Patrika reported that Justice Strachey said in the same breath that ...
By Upala Sen

Culture  /  Published 08.07.21

All about Calcutta’s louvered windows

Khorkhori. The name of the movable louvered windows of Bengal was inspired by the sound “khad khad” when they were opened. The wooden rod on the inside of the window, attached to all the l...
By Swati Gautam

Opinion  /  Published 22.04.21

Great minds think differently

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By Priyam Marik

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Books  /  Published 07.03.21

Chai pe Charcha (Lest we forget)

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By Alana Hunt

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

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.19

Symbol of ‘Bengali bhadralok’s idea of renaissance’

Nearly half a century back, when a statue of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar was vandalised in Calcutta, Bengal was in another form of tumult. Back then, Naxalites had beheaded a bust of Vidyasagar at the de...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Mughals: The invaders who came home

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By Debobroto Das

Opinion  /  Published 03.10.19

From no-violence to non-violence: understanding Gandhi

There is a close relationship between politics and violence. This closeness reached its zenith in the 20th century in the form of two World Wars. It is against this almost necessary relationship betwe...
By A. Raghuramaraju


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