News  /  Published 14.08.22

Relics of history on display at Alipore Jail museum

“For the first six weeks of his imprisonment, the chief executive officer of the Kolkata Corporation found himself lodged in the Alipore Central Jail of Kolkata. After he managed to turn his pri...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Style  /  Published 13.08.22

Fashion through the decades

Location: Bohurupi Santiniketan; 20/12B Graham’s Land, Tollygunge, NSC Bose Road Pictures: Pabitra Das ...
By Saionee Chakraborty

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

Places  /  Published 10.08.22

Rodda Arms Heist: The brazen Bengal robbery that shook the Raj

Though not a single revolutionary was killed during this heist, nor a single bullet fired, this robbery played a crucial role in India’s struggle for Independence. From Rash Behari Bose to Bagha...
By Amitabha Gupta

Events  /  Published 08.08.22

Teachers deliberate on the idea of democracy at History for Peace conference

On all three days, the participants were divided into smaller groups as they attended one of the three specially curated workshops. Juraj Varga, chairman, Centre for Education and Innovations, Slovak...
By Subhadrika Sen


People  /  Published 08.08.22

Remembering the last days of Rabindranath Tagore on Baishe Srabon

Now, more than a month after the poet’s death, the dark shadow of collective grief and mourning seemed to be fading – if ever so slightly. Perhaps this was linked to the change in seasons;...
By Swati Ganguly

Places  /  Published 05.08.22

The story of Mumbai’s Zero Point

Travel details: St. Thomas’ Cathedral, Mumbai, is an active place of worship with regular prayer service held every Sunday morning. The church remains open every day from 7am to 6pm and photogr...
By Rangan Datta

Books  /  Published 05.08.22

Wisdom of dice

Book: Just play! Life lessons from traditional Indian games Author: Vinita Sidhartha Publisher: Rupa Price: 295 Childhood memories often invoke images of lazy weekends spent with one’s famil...
By Shaoli Pramanik

Culture  /  Published 02.08.22

Why did the Roman Empire fall?

"Romam salvete": Welcome to the Roman Empire. The ancient kingdom stretched from Britain to the Black Sea and from Spain to Egypt. Its military capabilities and technical and cultural achiev...
By Deutsche Welle

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


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