INDIA WAS THE jewel the crown lost in 1947. The Kohinoor is the jewel still embedded in the crown that the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, wore. Linked by a gem that is uniquely Indian, the two books bear witness to a continuing fascination with an ... Open Magazine, 1 month ago
The KohiNoor (Mountain of Light), now part of the British Crown Jewels, has witnessed the birth and the fall of empires across the Indian subcontinent, and remains the subject of a bitter ownership battle between Britain and India. “It is an unbelievably ...The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
This is royally awesome. Madame Tussauds London unveiled seasonal versions of royal wax figures on Tuesday, dressing members of the British royal family in ugly Christmas sweaters to create a display as eye-catching as Rudolph’s red nose. We've teamed ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
Did the human drama provoked by the Japanese invasion of Burma and the Indian exodus from Rangoon inspire director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming epic? IMAGE: Saif Ali Khan in Rangoon. The railway station scene seem to suggest that Saif's character is waiting for the Kangna Ranaut character during the exodus from Rangoon. 'A love triangle forms against the backdrop of the Second World War.' That's all imdb.com says about the plot for Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon, which releases on February ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups speaking a different language, you tell him he must sign this over or else...' The Kohinoor has raised more controversy in history than any other gem.William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, authors of Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond, tell Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel about the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IN 1575, a lady by the name of Gulbadan Begum set out on pilgrimage to Mecca, only to find herself delayed for an entire year in Surat. The authorities wouldn’t grant her permission to sail, and in the end she had to arrange for the town of Bulsar to be ...Open Magazine, 1 month ago
'I would recommend every young Indian reads Shashi Tharoor's book to get a perspective of our colonial past in the present day mesmerising euphoria of the global village in spite of Donald Trump, says Shivanand Kanavi. IMAGE: King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary, the only English monarchs to win the 'jewel in the crown', at the Coronation Park in Delhi in 1911. Shashi Tharoor whose brilliance enchanted over 3 million people on YouTube with his debating skills at an Oxford Union ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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