Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicBritish India

Topic: British India

Indian biscuit company that made migration of the Sindhi population to Gwalior possible

In ‘Branded in History’, Ramya Ramamurthy explores how colonial Indian brands — both home-grown and foreign — were produced, distributed and marketed.

Chinese foreign ministry blames Britain and its ‘bloody colonial past’ for Kashmir crisis

Quoting a Xinhua report, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lijian Zhao said 'Britain can never clean itself from its bloody colonial past as long as the bloodshed in Kashmir continues'.

British MPs seeking human rights clause for trade must know India can find new markets in EU

For the UK to retain the large share of India’s trade with EU, a new deal has to be signed. But the MPs’ demand to include a 'human rights' clause is like waving a red flag to the bull.

Dadabhai Naoroji believed the Indian civil service was the reason for India’s poverty

In Naoroji, Dinyar Patel writes about the Parsi politician’s theory of how a lack of Indians in the administrative corps caused Indian impoverishment.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the polyglot reformist, journalist and educationist

Roy’s historic letter to Lord Amherst in 1823 marked the beginning of modern English education in India.

Edwin Lutyens’ Delhi is unique. India’s political class must not tamper with it

Lutyens’ Delhi is inhabited mostly by politicians and civil servants. They are the birds of passage who have no long-term interest in retaining it.

Not just April Fool’s, 1 April is the day measurements became simple for India

1 April 2019 marks 62 years since India accepted the 100-paise-to-a-rupee formula, or the 'decimal coinage system'.

Historian wants to change how school children are taught British empire

Black history is British history too, notes historian Jeremy Corbyn, and should be part of curriculum.

50 years before 1857, a mutiny on this day shook British rule in India

Today is the anniversary of the first sepoy mutiny that took place more than 50 years before 1857 rebellion.

How a British Indian soldier viewed India-China relations

Self-published by Thakur Gadadhar Singh in 1902, English translation of ‘Chin Me Terah Mas’ will be released in October

On Camera

YourTurn

The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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