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Culture  /  Published 20.03.22

The Cake Man From Piedmont

In A Taste of Time: A Food History of Calcutta, Mohona Kanjilal writes about the white vermouth Federico made with Indian spices for Prince of Wales Albert Edward, when he came visiting in 1875. The p...
By Anasuya Basu

World  /  Published 18.03.22

Morale falls as troops die

In 36 days of fighting on Iwo Jima during World War II, nearly 7,000 Marines were killed. Now, 20 days after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia invaded Ukraine, his military has already lost more s...
By Helene Cooper, Julian E. Barnes, Eric Schmitt in Washington

World  /  Published 14.03.22

£350 a month to host refugees

British homeowners who offer to take in Ukrainian refugees are being offered a “thank you” payment of £350 a month by the government under an unusual and unprecedented new scheme ann...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 05.03.22

BBC uses shortwave for Ukraine dispatches

As Russia is trying to cut off the flow of information in Ukraine by attacking its communications infrastructure, the British news outlet BBC is revisiting a broadcasting tactic popularised during Wor...
By Tiffany Hsu

India  /  Published 06.02.22

Revival of abandoned WW-II airstrip on track

“On July 26, 1945, two British Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator four-engine bombers had collided at a low altitude near the secret Amarda airfield. Fourteen airmen — the crew of the two airc...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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

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


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