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The Great British Loot: Indian animals in the Royal Menagerie of 18th century London
India

The Great British Loot: Indian animals in the Royal Menagerie of 18th century London

As with every excess that the East India Company has perpetrated, its Indian roots lie with Robert Clive, arguably the first English Nabob. Even in this specific case, Clive set the precedent for importing Indian animals into England

The fount of official corruption: From Islamic Nazars to East India Company and Indira Gandhi
India

The fount of official corruption: From Islamic Nazars to East India Company and Indira Gandhi

The Nazar system, introduced during the Muslim rule, continued in an altered form after Independence, especially during Indira Gandhi’s regime

Head-on | US double-standards on invasive wars need to be laid bare
World

Head-on | US double-standards on invasive wars need to be laid bare

The Russia-Ukraine war is an intra-Slav conflict, but remote-controlled by Saxons in Washington and London. Their destructive capacity remains as unparalleled in the modern world as it was throughout history

Anand Mahindra shares Twitter thread on East India Company, says 'delighted to be part of turning history upside down'
India

Anand Mahindra shares Twitter thread on East India Company, says 'delighted to be part of turning history upside down'

Mahindra responded to a Twitter thread by author and tech expert Jaspreet Bindra, who gave a short history of the EIC and spoke about Indian-origin businessman Sanjiv Mehtawho bought it in the early 2000s

Pandora Papers: ICIJ spills the beans on dirtiest financial secrets of the rich and famous
World

Pandora Papers: ICIJ spills the beans on dirtiest financial secrets of the rich and famous

The report released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists involved 600 journalists from 150 media outlets in 117 countries

Kampani qalam: Why Company paintings are a treasure house of knowledge on Indian birds
India

Kampani qalam: Why Company paintings are a treasure house of knowledge on Indian birds

Company painting is unique and occurred only in India because it required the combination of European patrons, techniques perfected in the West and the skill of Indian artists

After anti-nation Infosys row, Panchjanya calls Amazon East India Company 2.0
India

After anti-nation Infosys row, Panchjanya calls Amazon East India Company 2.0

The RSS-linked weekly has claimed that the e-commerce giant wants to establish its monopoly in the Indian market by seizing economic, political and personal freedom of the Indian citizens

Rani Lakshmibai Death Anniversary: History, significance of queen who fought for India's freedom struggle
India

Rani Lakshmibai Death Anniversary: History, significance of queen who fought for India's freedom struggle

Rani Lakshmibai played an important role in the revolt of 1857, which was known as the first war of independence. While bravely fighting against the imperial forces, she succumbed to battle injuries on 17 June, 1858 near Gwalior.

Once a Mysorean military base, Sultan Bathery's Jain temple bears witness to the tribulations of Wayanad and its people
Lifestyle

Once a Mysorean military base, Sultan Bathery's Jain temple bears witness to the tribulations of Wayanad and its people

Sultan Bathery's Jain temple has seen the changing fortunes of Wayanad, from its position on Jain cultural networks, to the region's invasion by Tipu Sultan, to the large scale settlement of Malayalis in the modern era.

'A reminder of the high points in Indian art': William Dalrymple on curating Company paintings exhibition in London
Life

'A reminder of the high points in Indian art': William Dalrymple on curating Company paintings exhibition in London

A new show at the Wallace Collection in London, Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company, curated by historian William Dalrymple showcases the extraordinary oeuvre of Indian artists for the first time ever.

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, speaking in LS, claims GDP has no relevance, should not be treated like Bible, Ramayan and Mahabharat
India

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, speaking in LS, claims GDP has no relevance, should not be treated like Bible, Ramayan and Mahabharat

Before Nishikant Dubey, Adhir Ranjan Chowdury, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, attacked the government over the falling GDP numbers.

GDP nosedives to 6-year low: Economy needs rooted policy wonks, not supercops with harsh approach to macroeconomics
Business

GDP nosedives to 6-year low: Economy needs rooted policy wonks, not supercops with harsh approach to macroeconomics

The NDA government's acts, be it the controversial demonetisation of high-value currency notes in 2016 or the introduction of the IBC, displayed a fetish for a supercop mentality or an obsession with seeing itself as a torch-bearer for a market economy.

Laal Kaptaan movie review: Saif Ali Khan throws himself into a Naga sadhu role in an overwritten, underdeveloped film
Bollywood

Laal Kaptaan movie review: Saif Ali Khan throws himself into a Naga sadhu role in an overwritten, underdeveloped film

Laal Kaptaan had all the pieces to craft an effectual Indian western but it falters on a visually over-told story.

William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinent
Life

William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinent

Through William Dalrymple’s enjoyable history of the East India Company, a study in contrasts emerges: the juxtaposition of the Company’s rise in India with the Mughal empire’s collapse, the personalities of the emperor Shah Alam and Robert Clive, and quite importantly, the perception of the ‘Raj’ in India versus the reality of a corporate, profit-driven enterprise being at the helm.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: How Chiranjeevi’s period drama portrays patriotism for a contemporary audience
Entertainment

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: How Chiranjeevi’s period drama portrays patriotism for a contemporary audience

By tracing the origin of an uprising in the mid-19th century AD, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy gives insight into how discontent starts a mass movement for change.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy director Surender on making his first period film epic, and working with Chiranjeevi
Entertainment

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy director Surender on making his first period film epic, and working with Chiranjeevi

"We had to strike a balance between the grandeur and realism required to make Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy," says director Surender Reddy.

Making of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: How the Chiranjeevi, Tamannaah-starrer became a pan-Indian film
Entertainment

Making of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: How the Chiranjeevi, Tamannaah-starrer became a pan-Indian film

Ahead of the release, the crew of Chiranjeevi-starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy reveals how they brought alive the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India Company
Life

William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India Company

William Dalrymple's new book The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire deals primarily with the East India Company, its history and doings in India, concluding with its final triumph when it defeated the Marathas and directly or indirectly controlled all of India under Richard Wellesley

Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
science

Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting

NCMWRF, founded in the 20th century, was among the first Indian institutions to acquire a supercomputer, in 1989.