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Jan 10, 2018
Kolkata then and now: Photographer Denis D Gray captures the City of Joy and its British-era buildingsKolkata was the seat of Britain's power in India until the capital was shifted to Delhi. Reminders of its colonial past remain, in the form of churches and old buildings
Dec 19, 2017
Lok Sabha passes two bills to repeal 245 laws including Calcutta Pilots Act, Prevention of Seditious Meeting ActThe Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed two Bills to repeal 245 obsolete and archaic laws, including the 158-year-old Calcutta Pilots Act of 1859 and the 1911 Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act.
Nov 05, 2016
Shashi Tharoor: You can’t revenge yourself upon history, history is its own revengeShashi Tharoor's new book — An Era of Darkness — examines the legacy of the British Empire in India
Oct 01, 2016
How the socio-political, cultural narrative about India set in motion in the Colonial era, persistsHow was it that a race/nation that came to India as supplicants seeking permission to trade with us ended up as our imperial overlords? And what have been the continuing consequences of the same
Jul 24, 2015
Everyone hates the British: How Tharoor's suave Oxford speech united a polarised IndiaMP Shashi Tharoor’s video of a speech at an Oxford Union Society debate arguing that Britain owes reparations has gone viral, embraced on all sides of the political spectrum, earning Tharoor a nod from Modi-ji himself. (Though his party chief Sonia Gandhi is apparently miffed with him for not approving of the Congress’ gung-ho obstruction strategy in parliament.)
Jul 22, 2015
Five lessons we learned about India from Shashi Tharoor's Oxford speechNot only do India and the British have a past, they have a very gory past as Shashi Tharoor reminded us with his speech at the Oxford Union.We share with Britain a history of being oppressed for centuries, of bloody massacres, mass arrests, the suppression of democratic rights and the supplanting of our own culture to serve the British interests.
Nov 27, 2012
Why these Patna residents speak with a Scottish accentUnknown to many of us, Patna is also a Scottish village in East Ayrshire founded by William Fullarton who was born in the Indian city of Patna during the British rule.