The media has been in an overdrive projecting US Presidential candidate Joe Biden's connections to India. But did you know that Joe Biden's great, great, great, great, great grandfather worked for the East India Company? Not many are aware...
The “essential” aspects of Indian urban planning are always the subject of public debate whenever our city is faced with a major crisis, such as the urban flooding we experienced recently in Chennai. As urban planning and its modern applications are painted as India's culprit for "dysfunctional" cities, it is important to examine the roots that affect India's current urban plan. We need to ask ourselves some important questions about the foundations of urban planning in India. Who has the right to plan the city? Why are India's planning laws and procedures designed around them? Here is how Colonial Masterplans are still followed to develop Indian cities.
This is the story of The East offering her Riches to Britannia, a painting commissioned by the 24 Directors of the East India Company. In 1778, the directors of the East India Company installed an extravagant new painting in their...
In 1856 as India or Hindustan or Bharat (whatever you wish to call) was about to burst into flames against the oppression of the English East India Company, one Indian Prince was on the verge of creating history in...