He is dead of having desired to live too fast. The burial lasted the whole day: The Queen and the Cabinet had sent carriages. All the high class in its entirety was there, and to each participant were donated veils of black silk which they retained.
waterlogging continues to affect in the older quarters in the north, central and south Kolkata. I wanted to explore the root of this by traveling back in time and tracing the history of drainage in the Second City of the (British) Empire.
Arriving in Kolkata after a few days of introduction to India in Chennai, you expect some noise and traffic, and … More
Introduction The Last Supper painted by German neoclassical painter Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) remains one of the most famous colonial era … More
Early sources of drinking water From the standpoint of health, sanitation and drinking water, Calcutta was a poor choice for … More
Introduction I recently read Kohinoor: the story of the world’s most infamous diamond, the new book by William Dalrymple and … More
Introduction Christmas, New Year’s Day, and the birthday of the King of England were the three major festivals celebrated by … More