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When banjo music filled the streets

When J F Bailey, a con stable in British Malaya, landed on the shores of Madras in the late 1890s, he had just a trunk of clothes and a few coins to start life afresh. Why he chose to move to the city remains a mystery , but his reason for setting ... Times of India, 21 hours ago

Two centuries after British Army officer discovered Ajanta, descendant to visitcaves

In April 1819, Captain John Smith, an officer with the Madras regiment of the British Army, was on a hunting trip in Aurangabad. Chasing a tiger, he found himself near the edge of a deep ravine. On the other side was a huge arch of what seemed like ...
 Yahoo! India2 months ago

Answers to the Strategist quiz (#449)

In 1794, the British government had asked the then governor of St. George, Madras, to personally ensure the success of a ____ plantation
 Business Standard1 month ago

Scandals in old Calcutta

A popular 19th century book by a British surgeon stationed in India details the affairs of a Danish beauty in Bengal who became the second lady in Napoleon's court, and other sensational tales Yet another surgeon makes an appearance in Endpapers, ...
 Livemint.com6 hours ago
Deccan Chronicle

Chennai: Good old Connemara to get makeover

Chennai: The city's iconic old hotel, renamed in 1890 after the then Madras Governor Robert Bourke, Baron of Connemara, will be shut for guests from May 10, 2016. After a major restoration work expected to last a year at least, the city will have a ...
 Deccan Chronicle1 week ago Chennai chronicler rediscovers American connect to Madras  Times of India2 weeks ago Taj Connemara to close down for a year  The Hindu1 week ago

Oriental ideas

The British had flagged off a new system of education in India and, at that time, Calcutta became the headquarters of fresh initiatives. The art college was founded in 1854, indicating that the cultural horizons were expanding. Earnest Benfield ...
 The Statesman1 week ago
Hindu Business Line

IIT-Madras ties up with UK varsity to promote social entrepreneurship

IIT-Madras has partnered with the UK's University of Southampton to promote social entrepreneurship. The two have launched a networking platform for knowledge sharing. The platform, UK-India Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Education ...
 Hindu Business Line2 weeks ago UK-India Social Entrepreneurship in Education Network Conference to be ​​ held at IIT Madras on April 15 & 16  Web Newswire2 weeks ago UK Working with India on Joint Programmes  New Indian Express1 week ago

Madras is a fabulously evocative city

Brian Stoddart explains why the city provides the perfect setting for his Le Fanu crime novels. Professor Brian Stoddart is an academic, historian, educationist, researcher, and fiction writer. His well-researched Le Fanu crime novels, A Madras ...
 The Hindu1 week ago
The Hindu

Credit system, online learning need thrust, says British official

The Director of Education and Society at British Council India said on Friday that he is looking forward to major thrusts in online learning and credit-earning courses in India's new education policy. Richard Everitt met journalists on the ...
 The Hindu1 week ago
Deccan Chronicle

Madras High Court regains glory

Chennai : The Madras High court has passed several milestones in its 154-year old history. Currently it is crossing another landmark, as the Heritage Committee has taken up a commendable task of renovating the Indo-Saracenic style of architectural ...
 Deccan Chronicle3 weeks ago Petition in High court to prevent sand mining on Tamirabarani bank  Economic Times1 month ago Retiring judge for quota in appointment of Madras High Court judges  Deccan Chronicle1 month ago Madras high court judge in the dock!  Deccan Chronicle2 months ago
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