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The Lascar Memorial - Ninety Years of Honour

Shahida Rahman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

The 90th anniversary of The Lascar Memorial in Calcutta, India takes place this month in 2014. Many people will not know who Lascars were or why they should be celebrated. By highlighting the anniversary of this Memorial, I will be able to shed some light on the sacrifices these brave men made for England.

Why Is This Stamp Worth An Eye-Watering £69,000?

Posted 25.03.2013 | Home

Stamp collecting is a hobby that has always been unfairly associated with 'anorak' types. On some occasions it can also be associated with the uber...

Caste-Away

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Banerjee

Industrially and economically India is incredible, but still thousands of people leave the country every year. Why? So long as the caste system continues to promulgate this social hang up of 'birth not worth', outdated religious reservations will hinder sociability and India's presence on the world stage.

100 Year Old Pictures Of India Discovered In Shoebox

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

A shoe box full of images capturing life in India at least a century ago has been discovered in one of Scotland's national collections. One shows b...

Lost Indian Boy Finds Mother 25 Years Later... On Google Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.04.2012 | Home

A boy who lost his mother and was left stranded in the slums of Calcutta has found her 25 years later - with the help of Google Earth. Saroo Brierl...

Calcutta Fire: At Least 73 Dead As Inferno Engulfs Indian Hospital

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Six hospital officials have been charged with culpable homicide in Calcutta after a fire at a hospital killed at least 73 people. The majority of t...