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  • ‘British Empire’ as IPL sponsor of Chennai Super Kings is new Twitter debate

    ‘British Empire’ as IPL sponsor of Chennai Super Kings is new Twitter debate

    Taking note of the infamous history of the British Empire and calling it “insensitive”, author and economist Sanjeev Sanyal asked if a company in Israel will advertise itself as ‘Nazi Germany’.

    April 12, 2019
  • Remembering victims of the slave trade

    Remembering victims of the slave trade

    Since 1998 UNESCO has been observing 23 August as the International Day for the remembrance of slave trade and its abolition. Today the Day turns twenty one. The decision to observe the day was taken by UNESCO at its 29th session held in Paris in November 1997 “to honour the memory of millions of men, …

    August 23, 2018
  • The War and India

    The War and India

    Srinath Raghavan highlights India as a power in its own right, rather than a mere bastion of the British Empire... A review.

    April 29, 2018
  • To our real Bond

    To our real Bond

    Today, Ruskin Bond remains one of the most sought after Indian authors, writing in the English language. His works describe a new India that has emerged post-independence even as the melancholic lament for a more humane and laid back Hindustan of the times when the sun was setting on the British empire, lost somewhere in …

    December 23, 2017
  • A thirsty and hungry Empire

    A thirsty and hungry Empire

    In an incredible coincidence, two books have been published in recent months, and both have narrated how the British Empire impacted the world with trade, which influenced the economy and culture of England and other nations. John Williams, a missionary from England, visited Raiatea, in the Society Islands near Tahiti in 1817. He philosophised on …

    September 22, 2017
  • ‘Reinvention’ of India’s oldest metalled road

    ‘Reinvention’ of India’s oldest metalled road

    The transformation of the nearly 250-year old Barrackpore Trunk (BT) Road — one of India's oldest metalled roads — from an ancient neighbourhood to a modern one has been documented in a new coffee table book. "Reinvention" captures the dramatic transformation of the BT Road that was built in the year 1775. It connects Barrackpore, …

    February 18, 2017