Monthly Archives: July 2016

176 Years Of Bourne & Shepherd

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Bourne & Shepherd was an Indian photographic studio and one of the oldest established photographic businesses in the world.  Established in 1863, at its peak, it was the most successful commercial firm in 19th-and early 20th-century…

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Favourite letters from a Rainy Day or Borshar Priyo Chithi: Srijato

‘It was dusty. The rain kept beating down. The streets were empty in our ancient town. The clouds of the past never went any where Caught by a thousand umbrellas as they were. If they went, would the bus stop … Continue reading

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The Romanovs

In the bleak morning hours of today back in 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, the last of the Romanovs who had ruled Russia for three centuries, was executed along with his wife, Alexandra and their five children by Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg. … Continue reading

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When brothers learn to hate: Dara Shikoh

It might merely be wishful thinking at this stage in time, but I wonder how different the course of Indian history might have been if Dara Shikoh had been allowed to succeed Shah Jehan instead of being brutally put to … Continue reading

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Last Cab to Darwin: a gem that is well worth the fare!

Last night I saw a film that will probably never win at the Oscars or make a great splash outside this country, but if you like a truly human story where no one tries to show you sweeping shots, grand … Continue reading

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Shiladitya, Rajkahini: Abanindranath Tagore’s tales of the Rajputs

Long before Shiladitya’s birth, when the last king of Kanaksen’s lineage was still ruling at Ballavipur, there was a great tank in that city whose waters were said to be very sacred indeed. This was known as Suryakund or the … Continue reading

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