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World War I
World  /  Published 04.09.20

Donald Trump denies military slur

President Trump heatedly denied on Thursday night that he referred to American soldiers killed in combat during World War I as “losers” and “suckers”, moving quickly to avoid l...
By Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman in Washington

North East  /  Published 13.11.18

Fading memories of Khasi sacrifice in WW1

When world leaders gathered at Paris to commemorate the centenary of The Armistice of November 11, 1918, which ended the fighting during World War I, a monument here built in the memory of Khasi men w...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

Nationalism and patriotism are opposites

Wisdom needs to be reiterated in troubled times. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, seems to have done just that by highlighting the difference between nationalism and patriotism. Speaking on a...
By The Editorial Board in

Hollywood  /  Published 19.02.20

Science and the human minefield

World War I was gruesome. It was a war at the cusp of old technology and new. The idea of air force was only a few years old, fire power in the form of artillery dominated battle, battle tanks made th...
By Shyam G. Menon in

Books  /  Published 11.04.19

How the Indian army transformed post the Great War

The Indian Empire At War: From Jihad to Victory, The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War By George Morton-Jack, Little, Brown, Rs 699...
By Shantanu Chakrabarti in

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.19

A bad boy among British historians

Stormy petrels seldom have a cache beyond a point. They are rare in today’s universities, normally committed to propriety, or political lackeyism. Their presence in these precincts calls upon instit...
By Hari Vasudevan in

Books  /  Published 07.05.20

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

World  /  Published 11.11.18

A Great War, still raging

On the centenary of the end of “the Great War” that was supposed to end all wars, the present was as much at play as was the past, both with an Indian connection.Not just because French President ...
By Amit Roy in London

Entertainment  /  Published 15.01.20

George Mackay on '1917' that’s up for 10 Oscars

It’s early summer 2019 and George MacKay is standing in a trench, staring into the eyes of Colin Firth. They’re making a First World War film on Salisbury Plain, which is standing in for the Weste...
By Kyle Buchanan/New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.19

Tagore on jingoistic patriotism

A little over a century ago, a man who had been born in a British colony, and who would die in it, pronounced this judgement, “The idea of the Nation is one of the most powerful anæsthetics that ma...
By Samantak Das in


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