British Raj

Looking back through the glamour Princess Diana's son and his wife graced India with this past week is really beautiful to
Darjeeling, with 28,000-foot Mount Kanchenjunga in the background This was the can-do, yak-wrestling spirit that defined
"Horrible and revolting" -- that's how 22-year-old British cavalry officer turned war correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and Pioneer newspapers, Winston Churchill, described in a dispatch what he saw when entering the ruins of the village of Desemdullah in the Mohmand Valley.
The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has enjoyed enormous popularity and power, suffered enormous tragedy and reversals of fortune; yet, except for a brief period -- during the time of Indira Gandhi, and again after her death -- has ruled by popular mandate.
If the British East India Company existed today, it would be a billion-dollar mega-corporation. In 1786 the company wanted a suitable port of "refreshment and repair" along the valuable trade route to China, and the tropical island of Penang.
Yet, "generalizations are by definition wrong in Afghanistan," I was told by a colonel working at ISAF headquarters in my
5th April, 2011 O Mahatma This is turning out to be a great week for India. Anna Hazare, a Gandhian who has used your methods
The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.