World  /  Published 02.08.22

Queen a coloniser: Aussie senator

An Indigenous Australian parliamentarian was instructed to retake her oath of office on Monday after she changed it to label Britain’squeen a colonizer. Greens Senator LidiaThorpe told parliame...
By Reuters in Sydney

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.22

Letters to the Editor: Calcutta's nonchalance on platinum jubilee of the Queen

Momentous miss Sir — Calcutta was often called the last outpost of the Empire. Ian Jack once wrote in The Guardian that two things united Calcutta and London — “the first is expensi...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.22

Swiss calling hill school band

The pipes and drums band of Kumudini Homes, a school in Kalimpong, will be the first from India to perform at the Basel Tattoo, a musical show featuring mainly military bands from around the globe, in...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.22

Twisted plot

In a recent television interview, the actor, Akshay Kumar, commented on the contents of history textbooks in India. While discussing his recent film, Samrat Prithviraj — loosely based on the &ld...
By Kanad Sinha

Books  /  Published 17.06.22

Hidden truth

Book: The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor — The Truth And The Turmoil Author: Tina Brown Publisher: Crown Price: $35 The scandals surrounding the unhappy House of Windsor have bee...
By Sohini Chakraborty


World  /  Published 12.06.22

Huge feat by Queen

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday overtook Thailand's King to become the world's second-longest reigning monarch in history, after France's Louis XIV. The UK has been celebrating...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London

Opinion  /  Published 11.06.22

The lessening role of British monarchy

It is not easy for monarchs to lose their empires and keep their smiles intact. Last weekend, Queen Elizabeth II showed that 70 years after she became Britain’s head of state, her sense of humou...
By The Editorial Board

Entertainment  /  Published 06.06.22

7 must-watch shows on British royals

The White Queen and its sequels (The White Princess and The Spanish Princess) This show goes further back into the history of the British royals. The White Queen is based on the historical novel seri...
By Agrima Tikader in Calcutta

World  /  Published 05.06.22

Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue without the queen

Queen Elizabeth's son and grandson addressed fans at a concert marking her 70th year on the throne. But Britain's longest-reigning monarch missed the "Party at the Palace." Queen El...
By Deutsche Welle

World  /  Published 04.06.22

Harry, Meghan attend service for Queen

With fanfares, pageantry and the ceremonial precision at which Britain excels, Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades as monarch were celebrated in her absence on Friday at a religious service that ...
By Stephen Castle in London


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