Queen Victoria
Opinion  /  Published 25.12.21

83: Will Omicron stall UK release?

In spite of speculations, I don’t think Boris Johnson is ready to be ousted yet. In the unlikely event that it were to happen, Liz Truss, the over-ambitious foreign secretary, is said to be the ...
By Amit Roy

Places  /  Published 16.12.21

Victoria’s secret: What the Empress told a little boy

What the new structures have sought to attain in the skies, Victoria Memorial dominates closer to the ground. The collective psyche of a city. If only the black fairy had not limited its visit to lit...
By Ananda Kamal Sen

Culture  /  Published 24.10.21

Under My Wings, A Wind

I wrote to the Cheltenham Local History Society hoping to get more details about the brief to Clark, perhaps his jottings. Jill Waller replied saying, “Sadly almost all the records of H.H. Marty...
By Upala Sen

Calcutta  /  Published 15.03.21

When Conan Doyle turned Sherlock

He wrote in The Daily Telegraph, doing “a forensic examination of every point in the trial” and exposing each as flimsy. The article was reprinted in The New York Times, The Washington Pos...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

This Month, That Year

By Our Bureau in Salt Lake


Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

The inner eye: lessons for New India

His wife heavily gravid and going to deliver any moment, barrister M.K. Gandhi picked up pen and paper on May 21, 1900, in Durban, Natal, South Africa for ‘public work’. This time it was t...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Entertainment  /  Published 17.01.20

Dolittle: A dreary, overextended yawn

At some point during its troubled gestation, the movie once known as ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’ was renamed Dolittle.” Was “voyage” too fusty, “doctor” too fancy? Whatever the case,...
By Manohla Dargis /NYTNS

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Royal Ascot and its Asian connection

Along with the Chelsea Flower Show and the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, Royal Ascot, where the Queen arrives with members of her family in horse-drawn carriages, is another highlight of the...
By Amit Roy

Books  /  Published 03.01.20

The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Love

In the first quarter of the 20th century, perhaps no other wedding gained so much attention as that of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley. The marriage of Queen Victoria’s grandson on Tuesday,...
By Argha Kr Banerjee

Food  /  Published 22.12.18

Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Melbourne

Melbourne is a big city with a heart like London and the soul of old-world Australia. The city witnessed a Gold Rush for a few decades, onwards of 1850, and was set to be the next New York, so you’l...
By Karen Anand


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