British India
Lifestyle  /  Published 17.08.22

A woman's perspective: British Raj through the eyes of memsahibs who straddled two lands

Education was not the only reason why the parents parted with their children. Very often, concerns relating to the children’s health compelled them to remove them from India at a very tender age...
By Ipshita Nath

Places  /  Published 02.08.22

A walking tour of Delhi’s Northern Ridge

The road continues inside the park, which is a car-free zone. Past the canopy of trees it goes to the highest point of the ridge, which has the colonial-era Flagstaff Tower. A small diversion before t...
By Rangan Datta

Culture  /  Published 03.04.22

Death of the Cartoon

Recently, the Museum of Cartoon Art was inaugurated at Savitribai Phule Pune University and an art gallery, also in Pune, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in memory of the legendary cartoonist R.K. Lax...
By Paromita Sen

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

By Priyam Marik

Books  /  Published 07.03.21

Chai pe Charcha (Lest we forget)

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


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