War Memorial
Places  /  Published 13.08.22

Saluting the long-forgotten lascars

My friend, Leading Seaman Nayak, opened for me the cage-like door to the monument’s interior. We stepped into a square room which smelt of the acidic odour of pigeon droppings, with their fallen...
By Adil Ahmad

Places  /  Published 11.08.22

The World War story of this most familiar of Kolkata memorials

Its location on the sprawling Maidan, and proximity to the football ground meant that there were times — until the mid-1960s — when ticketless spectators used to climb it to watch the matc...
By Somen Sengupta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.22

Salute to Kargil heroes

Bengal on Tuesday reported 1,232 Covid-19 cases, 2,595 recoveries and seven deaths. Currently, the state has 21,287 active cases, according to the bulletin. Recovery rate was 97.96 per cent and morta...
By The Telegraph

Places  /  Published 26.07.22

Teen Murti Memorial — India's World War I connection to Haifa, Israel

In 2018, to commemorate the centenary of the siege of Haifa, several events were held in Delhi and Haifa and attended by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the then Israeli counterpart...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 25.07.22

In pictures: Kargil War Memorial in Ladakh commemorates 23 years of triumph

On the eve of the 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas, My Kolkata brings a virtual tour of the memorial that pays tribute to our fallen war heroes...
By Karo Christine Kumar


Places  /  Published 25.06.22

Pune’s deep and unforgotten connection with the World Wars

Incidentally, cemetery also has a WWI connection. In 1962, bodies of 629 World War I servicemen were brought to the cemetery from Sewri Cemetery, Bombay and reburied in the Kirkee Cemetery.  Beh...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 23.02.22

Gwalior Monument: Kolkata’s little-known colonial landmark

Like many older monuments around the country, the Gwalior Monument is in need of some care. A plethora of flower pots cover the open sides of the pavilion hiding the sarcophagus from view, and ev...
By Somen Sengupta

India  /  Published 26.01.22

R-Day: Modi pays homage

Rajnath Singh tweets on Instagram ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.22

Claiming Cleo: rewriting history

Each of the three recent attempts by Narendra Modi and his government to correct ‘imbalances’ in history has been challenged on the grounds of creating new asymmetries. While unveiling the...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Should we keep schools open now?

Thirst for knowledge Sir — The current surge in Covid-19 infections has renewed the debate over whether to keep educational institutions open. While a solution seems to elude the authorities, s...
By The Telegraph


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