Culture  /  Published 27.06.20

Another time, another soldier

Postscript Year-long memorial events in Bangladesh leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Liberation War of 1971 have been disrupted by the outbreak of Covid-19. Arefin started his career in the ...
By Major Shamsul Arefin in

World  /  Published 16.06.20

Gone with the wind? No, battle on

When HBO Max announced on Tuesday that it was temporarily removing Gone With the Wind from its streaming service, it seemed as if another Confederate monument was coming down.Gone With the Wind may re...
By Jennifer Schuessler in New York

India  /  Published 13.06.20

In Ladakh, Kargil echo and variance

The reported deep incursion by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into eastern Ladakh — now the trigger for growing concern over a full-blown military confrontation — has eerie and uneas...
By Sankarshan Thakur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.20

Houses torched in gang war in Murshidabad

A criminal gang torched 14 homes of members of a rival faction at Kanapukur near here in Murshidabad district on Monday morning, leaving three women seriously injured when they tried to salvage their ...
By Alamgir Hossain in BhagabangolaII

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Past connection

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? The Covid-19 crisis is a mirror held up to each nation. Some, like Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand, look very fair. Many have celebrated an u...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

World  /  Published 20.05.20

UK war veteran and fundraiser who served in India to be knighted

A 100-year-old Army veteran, who served in India during World War II and recently became a national hero in the UK after he helped raise over GBP 32 million for the National Health Service in its figh...
By PTI in London

Books  /  Published 13.05.20

A yarn invoking literary duos

The novel is full of witticisms and entertaining episodes — in the course of their journey, Khudabaksh and Bholanath are shot at, chased by dogs, and trip on wild mushrooms. But perhaps what is most...
By Kamalika Basu in

Business  /  Published 04.05.20

Trade war fears pull down stocks

The stock markets turned hugely volatile on Monday with the Sensex shedding over 2000 points to close below 32000 on negative cues from the global markets and disappointment over the extension of the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

World  /  Published 01.05.20

Captain Tom gets his ‘marvellous’ cricket cap

Forget the personalised birthday card that Captain Thomas Moore received from the Queen on reaching his 100th birthday on Thursday or his promotion to Honorary Colonel or even the flypast over his Bed...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 29.04.20

US Covid-19 cases cross 1 million

 The number of people infected by the coronavirus pandemic in the US crossed the one million-mark on Tuesday, while the fatalities spiked to over 58,300, exceeding the number of American soldiers...
By PTI in Washington


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