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The ‘ravaging territorial appetites’ that finally saw the East India Company cut to size

William Dalrymple: The ‘ravaging territorial appetites’ that finally saw the East India Company cut to size Pawan Luthra: The famine in Bengal in 1770 began the downturn of the...

The militarised East India Company: Its transformation into a ruling power

Pawan Luthra: The East India Company changed from ‘an empire of business, into the business of empire’. How did they do this? Readers gather to get their copies autographed...

William Dalrymple: The formation of the East India Company

Pawan Luthra: William, take us back to 1599, and paint us a picture of how the East India Company came into being, and how over a period of time the aims of this private...

William Dalrymple: The grandeur that was 16th and 17th century India

Pawan Luthra: William, your latest book, The Anarchy has just hit the stores and is on the best sellers list everywhere. It sits at the middle of the end of the great...

OCI confusion continues

Several families travelling to India were stranded at airports across Australia and New Zealand, as airlines continue the rigid implementation of little-known rules relating to the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card....

Read, Listen, Eat, Watch: What we’re loving right now

An interesting read, soothing to listen to audio, mouth dripping dishes to eat and mind-blowing shows to watch. A creatively suggestive section that brings to you the best of it all.

Diwali traditions, old and new: the evolution of celebrations

Diwali is a time of tradition, and not just those that have been passed down through the ages. Look some Diwali practises you've created for your family.

Dealing with Diwali blues: Celebrating away from home

Living away from home during the pujas is particularly hard for me, as I assume it is for every Indian in a similar situation. It doesn’t matter how far away you are because the honed...

Read, Listen, Eat, Watch: What we’re loving right now

An interesting read, soothing to listen audio, mouth dripping dishes to eat and mind-blowing shows to watch. A creatively suggestive section that brings to you the best of it all.
Aussie lingo and phonetics

Aussie Lingo: Expressions that work differently on a FOB

When you step out of your country, regardless of your background, it’s quite natural to feel a bit lonely. Yes, there are fellow-Indians all around you. Dabur Amla hair oil is available....