British Raj
Opinion  /  Published 24.08.22

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More than 58.5 million citizens uploaded their selfies with the national flag on or around August 15. So says the Union ministry of culture, having gleaned the data from the Har Ghar Tiranga website. ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

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

Food  /  Published 14.08.22

Colonial Culinarians continue to influence our eating habits

Although the English breakfast is an assembly of many different food items and ingredients, some of which are just re-heated, it can be conveniently said that the whole of the dish is way more than th...
By Vikas Kumar

Places  /  Published 11.08.22

The World War story of this most familiar of Kolkata memorials

Its location on the sprawling Maidan, and proximity to the football ground meant that there were times — until the mid-1960s — when ticketless spectators used to climb it to watch the matc...
By Somen Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.22

Dear Mr Churchill…

Churchill fell out with Baldwin over the latter’s India policy. Baldwin was all for granting Dominion Status to India, and Churchill was vehemently opposed to the idea. In one of his speeches fr...
By Upala Sen


West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.22

Mamata slams ‘torturous’ Centre

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asserted that the BJP was not going to retain power at the Centre after the general election of 2024 and lambasted the party over the way it allegedly had the Opposition h...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

News  /  Published 20.07.22

Discovery of British-era photos and artefacts turns Kolkata office into ‘Aladdin's cave’

Tucked away in a storeroom in the labyrinth-like corridors of a Secretariat building in Kolkata is a treasure trove of rare photographs, sketches, mementos and documents whose discovery has turned the...

India  /  Published 07.07.22

Modi slams education during British Raj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the British gave the country an education system to create a servant class for meeting their own needs and a lot of it still remained unchanged. Addressi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Varanasi

Places  /  Published 28.06.22

Church where Charnock lies: Colonial heritage of historic St. John’s Church

What intense deliberations would these walls have witnessed? I imagined an anxious Warren Hastings, sitting and brooding in his chair, surrounded by his coterie all sweating in the heat while they plo...
By Adil Ahmad

India  /  Published 24.06.22

PIL filed in Delhi HC to change call sign VT

A plea was filed in Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking a direction to the Centre to change the call sign “VT” on Indian aircraft, saying the prefix stands for Victorian Territory and Vic...
By PTI in New Delhi


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