Queen Victoria
World  /  Published 14.10.22

Diplomatic 'grenade' on Kohinoor diamond ticks

The diamond was ‘gifted’ to Queen Victoria in 1849 by Maharajah Duleep Singh after the British annexation of the Punjab...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 25.12.21

83: Will Omicron stall UK release?

EYE ON ENGLAND: London as the best place in the world for books to do with India...
By Amit Roy

Places  /  Published 16.12.21

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

Victoria Memorial (and its black fairy) turned 100 this year, quietly, inevitably, as all historical monuments do when they mark a milestone...
By Ananda Kamal Sen

Culture  /  Published 24.10.21

Under My Wings, A Wind

A hundred years ago she assumed her perch — classical goddess, guardian angel, creature of magic. The story of a fond finial...
By Upala Sen

Calcutta  /  Published 15.03.21

When Conan Doyle turned Sherlock

A session with author Shrabani Basu introduces a case that grabbed headlines across continents and provided an insight into his sleuthing skills ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

This Month, That Year

Here’s a look back at some events that made news around the world and in our own backyard in February...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

The inner eye: lessons for New India

Lessons for New India from a British empress...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Entertainment  /  Published 17.01.20

Dolittle: A dreary, overextended yawn

This is the latest movie to feature Dr. John Dolittle, the doctor turned horse whisperer...
By Manohla Dargis /NYTNS

Books  /  Published 03.01.20

The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Love

Andrew Lownie’s meticulously researched new biography, The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves, manages to shed new light on the partnership of Dickie and Edwina...
By Argha Kr Banerjee

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Queen Victoria’s rather personal relationship with India

India offered Victoria a personal and political relevance that she was constitutionally refused in Britain...
By Nayantara Mazumder


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