Buried in a Kolkata cemetery is an Englishman who served India well during her struggle for freedom.A close friend of both Gandhi and Tagore, Charles Freer Andrews was more Indian than many Indians of his time.Rediff.com's Indrani Roy rediscovers the priest-teacher who was a benevolent force that neither Indians nor the British could ignore. EARLIER IN THE SERIES: The American who fought for India's freedom IMAGE: A bust of Charles Freer Andrews at the Lower Circular Road Cemetery, Kolkata. Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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When Somaliland and Somali joined, there were no archival data about Somali population. Consequently, this forced Somali people to measure the population of Somali clans on the bases of land they reside. This wrong population measurement completely ...SomalilandPress, 1 week ago
Myrtle Ryan Invariably people picture the South Pacific as a place of endless sunshine, tranquil seas, lush vegetation and, of course, sunny-natured people. Many equate it with the HMS Bounty, whose sailors mutinied after tasting the fruits of ...IOL, 1 month ago
Most of us are aware of this story: Robert Bruce, the king of Scotland, was driven into exile by the English. He hid inside a cave, his morale low. That is when he noticed a spider, trying to climb the cave wall using its web. The spider fell ...Times of India, 1 month ago
It required much moral courage to issue an exhortation to look forward not backwards to the Anglo-Indian community that has such an overdose of nostalgia flavouring its lifeblood, but Neil OBrien was richly endowed with precisely that quality. It ...The Statesman, 2 months ago
Archbishop Emeritus Henry Sebastian D'Souza , who served the Archdiocese of Calcutta from 1986-2002, passed away on Monday afternoon at Vianney Home on Middleton Row. He was 90 years old. Archbishop Henry was born on January 20, 1926, in Calcutta ...Calcutta Telegraph, 2 months ago
Neil OBrien, eminent quizmaster, educationist and parliamentarian, passed away on Friday. The 82-year-old former Lok Sabha and West Bengal Assembly member is survived by his wife and three sons. Credited for pioneering quizzing in the country, Neil ...The Statesman, 2 months ago
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