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Culture  /  Published 28.03.21

Chronicles of time

How did you feel about the movie adaptation of your work Victoria And Abdul? I have only had that one book made into a movie and it was huge. So, no complaints there! I had six Hollywood studios pitc...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 12.03.21

Building on a memory

This is also complicated by the fact that the memory of the Second World War in Southeast Asia is not an abstract matter —it doesn’t concern pre-historical matters whose actors have now sa...
By Pallavi Raghavan in

Culture  /  Published 07.02.21

So, see you on the other side, eh?

A cemetery is not a cheery place to be in, more so in these despairing times. But that is exactly where I landed up on a cold and windy December morning, a friend in tow. The friend was excited; as a...
By Swachchhasila Basu in

Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

Ninety eight and still going strong

So popular is he that a couple of years ago they had to carve out space from their garden and build an extra living room just to accommodate his unending guests. Even during the pandemic he gets phone...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Books  /  Published 11.12.20

The spy who loved watching birds

The name’s Bond, James Bond, but he was — now hold that martini! — an intrepid, unassuming ornithologist who introduced the world to such exotic creatures as Cuba’s bee humming...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

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World  /  Published 14.10.20

Poland’s Tallboy bomb explodes

The biggest World War II bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water on Tuesday as navy divers tried to defuse it.  More than 750 people had been evacuated from the area near the Piast Canal ...
By Reuters in Warsaw

Books  /  Published 28.08.20

Secret horrors from 1940's Singapore

Lee’s nuanced storyline remarkably blends historical facts, epistles, family history and fiction to provide rare insights into the traumatic experience of comfort women during the Second World W...
By Argha Kr Banerjee in

World  /  Published 22.10.19

Japan emperor ascends throne

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

The war that epitomised the callousness of imperialism

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bengal famine of 1943, a heart-rending episode in which three million persons died, and which epitomised the callousness of imperialism. The scale of devast...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

India  /  Published 30.08.19

Imran warns world of fallout of inaction

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday sought to ratchet up the rhetoric on Kashmir further with an article in The New York Times that warned the world of a nuclear flashpoint if it continued to...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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