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World  /  Published 07.02.19

Gucci pulls item after product called ‘racist’

Less than a week into Black History Month, in two episodes of retail déjà vu, Adidas and Gucci have apologised and pulled products criticised as racist.The offending Gucci item was an $890 black-kni...
By Tiffany Hsu and Elizabeth Paton/New York Times News Service in New York

Travel  /  Published 04.02.19

Warsaw rose from the ashes of the World War

The Good Maharaja'We Polish people are so grateful to the 'Good Maharaja' and I would like to thank you because you are from India,' said Toschka, my guide in Warsaw. I felt embarrassed, not only beca...
By Smita Tripathi in

Books  /  Published 02.02.19

Simon Sebag Montefiore doesn't serve history cold

Montefiore is a super prolific writer. He is also part of the UK power set with a Royal connection. His in-laws, the Palmer-Tomkinsons, are friends of Prince Charles — skiing companions according to...
By Upala Sen in

Books  /  Published 31.01.19

A new way to look at the US in South Asia

As Srinath Raghavan writes the history of the US in South Asia in The most dangerous place: A History of the United States in South Asia, his story begins from the early 19th century, when South Asia ...
By Anindya Jyoti Majumdar in

Books  /  Published 28.01.19

When China and India were surprisingly similar

What China and India Once Were: The Pasts That May Shape the Global Future, Edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman, Penguin Viking, Rs 799...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan in

Books  /  Published 25.01.19

Historian recalls tryst with Moscow

From an all-access pass to the highly classified Soviet archives to Simon, who?One of the most widely read historians of the time, Simon Sebag Montefiore, described in Calcutta on Wednesday his experi...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

World  /  Published 22.01.19

British museums to relabel colonial treasures

The Koh-i-Noor diamond may never be given back to India, but there is now a chance that in the years to come it will be sent on a long loan providing there is a solemn promise to restore it to the Tow...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 07.01.19

The battle over the early Indians

Excerpted from Early Indians by Tony Joseph, published by Juggernaut, Rs 531...
By Tony Joseph in

Books  /  Published 28.12.18

Don't close 2018 without these fiction titles

MilkmanBy Anna Burns, Published by Faber & FaberBurns inveigles the reader into the experience of trying to carry on with normal life in a period and place of prolonged conflict in this gripping n...
By The Telegraph in

Heritage  /  Published 18.12.18

Chandernagore is a hidden gem with a French past

Some members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is working to secure the history and revive the cultural heritage of Chandernagore are launching a tour to give visitors a feel of the town w...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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