Tag: history

Pride and Prejudice 1995

Why South Asian Authors Continue to be Inspired by Jane Austen

Stories about family conflicts and social class have always been popular themes for South Asian authors.  It's no wonder then that Jane Austen and her...
Vintage Air India Posters

These Vintage Air India Posters are Iconic

It was on October 15, 1932, that Tata Airlines — which would later become Air India — was first founded. We’re using this anniversary...
The Chattri Memorial

Tracing the History of Britain’s First Memorial to Indian World War I Veterans

As the world continues to celebrate the centennial of the end of World War I, one man is determined to share the story of...
This Shiva statue ended up in an Australian museum. It turned out to be stolen.

An Australian Museum’s Shiva Statue Identified as Stolen Property

A dancing Shiva statue currently owned by the Art Gallery of South Australia has been identified as stolen property by the Indian government.Indian government...
Third Culture Cooks hosts dinner parties in Mumbai

Ragini Kashyap Bridges Cultures With Food in ‘Third World Cooks’

Breaking bread together is one of the simplest and often most effective forms of diplomacy. With her pop-up dinner series "Third World Cooks," Ragini...
India Lost and Found Instagram Project

Amit Pasricha’s Instagram Account is Shining Light on India’s Forgotten Monuments

While every tourist knows iconic Indian monuments like the Taj Mahal and the City Palace of Jaipur, there are hundreds of other, smaller monuments...
Diversifying Wikipedia

Anasuya Sengupta Wants to Diversify Wikipedia

While Wikipedia is one of go-to resources for most internet users, the diversity of the information presented is often sorely lacking. Anasuya Sengupta wants...
Downton Abbey cast

Why the Upcoming ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Needs an Indian Character

The producers of the beloved and occasionally infuriating British television series "Downton Abbey" are moving forward with a feature-length film about the Crawley family.While...
Sikh World War I monument.

A British Town is Honoring South Asian World War I Soldiers

A century after the end of World War I, a town in England’s West Midlands is preparing to unveil a new statue honoring South...
the history of Indian-Chinese fusion food

How Indian-Chinese Food Gained Popularity in India and its Diaspora

Indian-Chinese food has long enjoyed its status as comfort food in both India and its diaspora. Chili chicken, Hakka noodles, and gobi manchurian, to...