World War I
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

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.22

Enlightened vision: Schooling for humanity

“The Child” (1930) is the only long poem Rabindranath Tagore wrote originally in English. The first draft composed, as legend has it, over the course of a single night, “The Child&rd...
By Samantak Das

Places  /  Published 04.12.21

On National Navy Day, a look back at Lascar Memorial and its significance

In recent years, the memorial complex has been used as a venue for several cultural events. It also serves as the venue for the naval concert, which generally coincides with the National Navy Day on D...
By Rangan Datta

News  /  Published 15.11.21

Tribute to World War martyrs on Remembrance Sunday

Soldiers who laid down their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts were honoured at the Maidan Cenotaph on Sunday. Diplomats, army officers and policemen gathered to commemorate Remembrance...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 11.11.21

Remembrance Day: How Kolkata honours the fallen soldiers of WWI and WWII

Interestingly, red poppy flowers form the base of the remembrance of the fallen men. The red poppies were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a reg...
By Rangan Datta


World  /  Published 05.09.20

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

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

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


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