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Duel Avenue: Here Was Fought A Duel Which Changed Modern Indian History

About 230 years ago in Calcutta, a duel was fought which could have changed the history of modern India. Fighting the duel were two

Making A Capital Investment : How The British Created New Delhi

Back in 2013, the then Delhi Government had given a new tagline for Delhi - Dildaar Delhi (magnanimous Delhi). It was quite apt,  for

“I will fight till the last man”: Major Somnath Sharma, First Param Vir Chakra Winner

The wireless crackled at the Headquarter of 161 Brigade, tasked to protect the Kashmir valley against the Pakistan infiltration in 1947. Amidst the rattle

Deviprasad Roychowdhury : Man Who Has Left a Mark on the Indian Currency Note

Flip a 500 Rupee Indian currency note and you will see an image of Mahatma Gandhi leading ten people on a march. The iconic

Signpost of Bengal Renaissance Stands in Ruin

The first Brahmo Prayer Hall, inaugurated by Raja Ram Mohan Roy, located on Chitpur Road, Kolkata stands in anonymity and in a dilapidated

Hazra Park Durga Puja : All Men Are Created Equal

Amidst the pomp and splendor of various Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata, one Puja stands tall. It stands apart not because it is backed

In Search of Pather Panchali’s Nischindipur at Boral Village

Boral Village near Garia township of Kolkata is where Satyajit Ray unfolded his Pather Panchali saga. Boral became the setting for Nischindipur, an idyllic

Madhumala Chattopadhyay: An Anthropologist’s Moment of Truth

This is the story of how Dr. Madhumala Chattopadhyay and team made the first ever friendly contact with the hostile Sentinelese tribe of the

Supriya Saha: India Has A New Olympic Champion

At around 1.30 am, 6 August 2015, the Dragon Air flight no 269 enroute from Hongkong made preparation to land at the Netaji Subhash

When Government Performs, Should We Not Applaud

Editor’s Note: The flash floods in the hill state of Uttarakhand in 2013 claimed more than 5000 lives and left thousands stranded. There were

Man Who Almost Won India her First Nobel Prize in Medicine

Editor’s Note: A man could be seen spending many a nights over six years peering into a microscope, heating chemicals, mixing them, testing and

Rao Tula Ram: Subhash Chandra Bose from Haryana

There is uncanny similarity between Rao Tula Ram, the hero of Haryana and Subhash Chandra Bose, read on and be amazed