Queen Victoria
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 in

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 in

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 in

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 in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.19

How Victoria Memorial survived name change

How come the Victoria Memorial Hall was not renamed something suitably nationalistic after the Independence of India in 1947 and the statue of Queen Victoria not removed from in front of the building?...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.19

On auction: items of Albert Pierrepoint, Britain's most prolific executioner

Britain’s most prolific executioner, Albert Pierrepoint, hanged 600 people, most notably Udham Singh, now regarded as a heroic freedom fighter by many in India for his assassination in London in 194...
By Amit Roy in

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Queen Victoria’s rather personal relationship with India

Several historians have argued that Queen Victoria was a monarch solely in name. Miles Taylor, however, studies the validity of this claim from another perspective: that of Victoria’s rather persona...
By Nayantara Mazumder in


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