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Writers’ Building: A heritage which is victim of Rulers’ neglect in Bengal

For decades, the imposing architecture of the 241-year-old Writers’ Building was a matter of pride for India. But now, Writers’ Building, Kolkata’s first three-storied...

Durga Puja is losing its sheen in Bengal: “Where are the orders for idols?”

In rain-drenched Kumartuli - Kolkata’s historic potter’s district on the banks of the Hooghly river - artisans are worried. Orders for Durga Puja idols...

Finally, a figure on how much Britain looted India: $45 trillion, 17 times more of present UK’s GDP

There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not...

For every Tandav and Nawab, there is a Baahubali: May this tribe grow

To understand the controversy around the television serial TANDAV, one has to look way beyond Amazon, and dig deeper into the reasons behind such...

Jeff Bezos vs Mukesh Ambani: The latter would be ‘bankrupt’ if Future Group goes

A clash of Titans of the business world, Amazon.com Inc. and Reliance Industries Ltd. is now on in the Delhi High Court. This is...

History’s blowback: An Indian who owns East India Company and more

We all know that East India Company was a precursor to formal British rule in India. Well, nowadays its owned by an Indian industrialist,...

35 years ago, ‘Mandir Wahin Banayenge’ on a wall, that got me started

About 35 years ago, I was asked to visit Lucknow on some work pertaining to inland cargo movements for imports and exports, and landed...

India’s border woes: A legacy of Colonialism, geography and Pakistan

India is shouting from the rooftop it has made no transgressions across its eastern borders in neighbouring Nepal but it has made no difference...

How Rani of Jhansi escaped the Nehruvian hammer of oblivion

I happened to watch the movie “Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi” in theatre the other day. Kangana Ranaut as the protagonist was a force of...

August 3 could be the day when Indian cricket was saved

Mark August 3 in your diary. That’s the date when Supreme Court hopefully would take an important call. Run your guesses: Ram Janmabhoomi? J & K’s Special Status? Aadhaar Act?...

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