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World  /  Published 10.01.22

WW II soldier’s letter to mother delivered after 76 years

Angelina Gonsalves answered the doorbell to find her longtime letter carrier standing in front of her, with registered mail in his hand. “Hi, was your husband in the service?” Angelina, 89...
By Michael Levenson

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

News  /  Published 18.09.21

In pictures: One revolver, three khukris, and a whole lot of history

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By Rohan Datta in Kolkata

World  /  Published 22.07.21

US life expectancy dropped in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic was largely responsible for shaving a year and a half from the life expectancy of Americans in 2020, the steepest drop in the US since World War II, according to federal stati...
By Daniel Victor in New York


World  /  Published 11.06.21

US, UK renew World War II accord

With the world confronting the immediate crisis of a pandemic and the long-term challenge of climate change, President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Thursday turned for insp...
By Marc Santora, Michael D. Shear and David E. Sanger in London

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.21

Wounded world: Time for a new compact with nature

The human world as we know it is turning on its axis. The scale of human loss and suffering due to Covid-19 may well be the greatest public health challenge since the end of the Second World War. But ...
By Mahesh Rangarajan

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

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

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


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