Opinion  /  Published 28.02.20

Black History Month: remember them all

Remember them allFebruary is Black History Month, a celebration of the contributions of the African American community to society and its central role in the history of the United States of America. E...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.20

'Centuries-old' tunnel unearthed in Bengal

A tunnel, believed to be centuries-old, was unearthed while digging a plot of land for building the foundation of a house in West Bengal's East Burdwan district, officials said on Sunday.During founda...
By PTI in Burdwan

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.01.20

Wing-command cheer at dam

A joint survey by Deoghar forest wing and Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) on January 15 has recorded over 7,000 migratory birds from central Asia at the scenic Sikatiya dam in Deoghar. The exer...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 24.01.20

Walk down heritage lane

Want to learn about British colonial heritage in Shillong? If interested, from next week onwards, one can join a three-hour Shillong Heritage Walk to acquaint with the city’s colonial heritage.The w...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Books  /  Published 11.01.20

The battle of Plassey: Paving the way for the Empire

A battle begins differently for different people. “It was on a Thursday, the fifth of Shevval, in the year 1170,” the Siyar [the book Siyar-ul-Mutaqherin] heralds the battle with a flourish, “an...
By Sudeep Chakravarti in

Books  /  Published 10.01.20

Different music of the hills

The book, Against State, Against History: Freedom, Resistance, and Statelessness in Upland Northeast India, by Jangkhomang Guite, is a welcome addition to the literature on historiography and the conc...
By Rashi Bhargava in

India  /  Published 28.12.19

At history meet, CAA backlash

By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.19

Lying as a modern art

Had Oscar Wilde been alive today, he may have felt less disappointed. When he wrote “The Decay of Lying” exactly 130 years ago, he was deeply disturbed by people, writers especially, falling into ...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.12.19

Captive vultures to be released in wild today

Six vultures from a north Bengal park, two of them with satellite transmitters tied around their necks, will be released into the wild on Tuesday. The movement of the birds will be closely tracked aft...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 14.12.19

Beirut: The city that refuses to die

As I drive from the Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut to my hotel in the city’s bustling Hamra district, the first impression is that of a city that has seen better days. The highway on b...
By Smita Tripathi in


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