Tag: Queen Victoria

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  • The heritage of British period statues

    The heritage of British period statues

    Statues of India-lovers should not be dumped here and there but preserved to commemorate a part of our history, which cannot be wished away. Delhi has shown the way with Coronation Park and other cities can follow suit

    June 13, 2019
  • This retired Army doctor is passionately guarding a piece of history

    This retired Army doctor is passionately guarding a piece of history

    Dr Ritu Kalra, a retired major, from Shimla has a countless and rare collection of stamps as old as from 1854.

    December 6, 2018
  • The little Siraj

    The little Siraj

    The trip to Murshidabad was planned in advance by my brother Nirmal, who weeks before our journey, handed us some books on the history of Murshidabad and the Battle of Plassey. He was an ardent admirer of Siraj-ud-Daulah, the young Nawab of Bengal who had dared to challenge the East India Company. By the time …

    May 13, 2018
  • Full of mischief

    Full of mischief

    I watch as Dame Judi Dench eats her chilled corn soup with saffron and sips champagne. At 82, she is just as elegant as you would imagine, with silver hair, ice-blue eyes and crisp diction. She’s just five foot one inch tall but her reputation is towering. Dench is one of the greatest British actresses, …

    October 14, 2017