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Once upon a time…(7)

Some of the most wonderful memories of my school and college days are of going to The Statesman Vintage Car Rally over the years. Started in New Delhi in 1964, and brought to Calcutta in 1968, it is the oldest, continuously-run such event in India and the sub-continent. I can still recall the excitement of waking … Continue reading

Once upon a time…(6)

This is about a German warship that bombed Madras in 1914, and how this event got into the Tamil language. It’s also about how military airplanes used to land on Red Road in front of the Ochterlony Monument in Kolkata during the WW II. On 22 September, 1914, the German light cruiser, the SMS Emden, … Continue reading

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