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West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.19

Duo retraces route of Lithuanian who rode to Calcutta

The city of Klaipeda underwent several changes in street names when it went from the Germans to the Lithuanians to the Soviets. It had also been bombed during World War II. So even when the location o...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 18.01.19

Tagore's letters to French writer Romain Rolland

This relationship, which remained intense for much of two decades, had a deeper meaning. It mirrored the frustrating efforts to plant the seeds of peace on a philosophical and religious level which th...
By Martin Kämpchen

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.19

The dwindling Chinese community of Calcutta

If it hadn’t been for the Cheenapara song, I wouldn’t have heard of him. Thomas Chen has written, composed and sung the song that is part of a larger initiative launched by The Community Art Proje...
By Manasi Shah

World  /  Published 28.02.20

Secret passage from 1660 found in UK Parliament

A 360-year-old passageway once used by British monarchs has been rediscovered inside Parliament, revealing a piece of history that was thought to have been permanently covered up after World War II.Fo...
By Anna Schaverien/New York Times News Service in London

Opinion  /  Published 04.05.19

Japan’s silent strength is a reminder to India

Not for nothing was Japan called the Britain of the East. Emperor Hirohito’s phlegmatic “The war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage” broadcast on August 15, 1945 famo...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


Opinion  /  Published 30.04.19

The lethal half-life of toxic ideologies

Even if you become interested in history at a young age, you tend to view it in simple terms: so and so won, so and so lost, this war ended precisely on this date, that rule began at precisely that mo...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.19

How can we fix our terrible school system?

No one is perfect. All of us must have some memories of misbehaving in class; some no doubt revel in them. But no one would recall being rewarded for it. Yet, some deserved to be; such are the results...
By Ashok V. Desai

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

History wars reflect how Asia is changing

Differing interpretations of a treaty over half a century old, territorial claims and counter claims, anger on the streets, charged political rhetoric underwritten by a deep sense of historical wrong ...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

North East  /  Published 19.03.20

Coronavirus awareness in Nagaland

The special action group on coronavirus in Nagaland on Thursday asked faith-based organisations to play a role in disseminating information to create awareness about personal hygiene and practising r...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur


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