In the early 19th century, two simians were the toast of the town in colonial Calcutta. In this moving essay, we introduce you to Lady and Sir Oran, among the first orang-utans in India to be scientifically studied as they lived amidst human society.
On a rainy afternoon in August 1914, revolutionaries in Calcutta pulled off an arms heist that sent shock waves through the British administration. All it took was a bullock cart that ‘lost its way’. Catch the dramatic story of the ‘Rodda Arms Heist’ and its stellar cast of characters
Fort William College was meant to train young British lads for the Company but it ended up as a great centre of Indian languages. Find out how a college set up by the East India Company became the ‘birthplace of modern Hindi’ and went on to even influence the Bengal Renaissance