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Making a case for the Classics: Henry Eliot’s open letter to the millennials

They are fiercely radical, brave, different and exciting; read them now
The word ‘classic’ is such an over-used term it’s easy to lose sight of what it means(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
The word ‘classic’ is such an over-used term it’s easy to lose sight of what it means(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Published on Apr 25, 2020 10:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Henry Eliot

Oak tree symbolizing Trump-Macron friendship dead

The tree was a symbolic gesture, it came from a northern French forest where 2,000 US Marines died during the First World War. But a few days later, the tree was nowhere to be seen.
The sapling, a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit, is gone from the lawn.(AP Photo)
The sapling, a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit, is gone from the lawn.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

Celebrating Einstein, the scientist-statesman

His unique position as a scientist statesman creates a template for future scientists to follow
Many of science’s most well recognised symbols are related to one specific scientist. Be they equations (E = mc2), theories (that one about relativity), or even the most popular idea of the “mad scientist” look. This person is Albert Einstein(AFP)
Many of science’s most well recognised symbols are related to one specific scientist. Be they equations (E = mc2), theories (that one about relativity), or even the most popular idea of the “mad scientist” look. This person is Albert Einstein(AFP)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 07:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Life-changing reads of 2018

Five authors share the one book of 2018 that taught them something new about life
Five authors pick a book each that taught them a new lesson this year
Five authors pick a book each that taught them a new lesson this year
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 10:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Samreen Tungekar

Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu meets Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron at World War 1 commemoration banquet

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu met United States president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron at a banquet hosted by the latter in honour of Heads of States who are attending a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the Armistice of First World War.
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu met United States president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron at a banquet hosted by the latter in honour of Heads of States who are attending a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the Armistice of First World War.(Twitter/@VPSecretariat)
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu met United States president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron at a banquet hosted by the latter in honour of Heads of States who are attending a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the Armistice of First World War.(Twitter/@VPSecretariat)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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Paris | By Asian News International

Duty and loyalty on display in the First World War

According to the note on the bayonet, Singh got all the respect in the hospital that a senior officer in the British Indian Army was entitled to including private room and dedicated staff.
Subedar Major Thakur Singh, who participated in World War-I. Picture clicked from an old photograph at his grandson’s residence, in Sector-04 in Panchkula, Haryana.(Photo by Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times)
Subedar Major Thakur Singh, who participated in World War-I. Picture clicked from an old photograph at his grandson’s residence, in Sector-04 in Panchkula, Haryana.(Photo by Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 12:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Danish Raza

British rewarded India’s help in World War 1 by imposing draconian laws, writes Shashi Tharoor

When the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the First World War in 1964, there was scarcely a mention of India’s soldiers anywhere, least of all in India.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba at a reception given in Ahmedabad in 1915. Gandhi returned to India from South Africa that year(Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba at a reception given in Ahmedabad in 1915. Gandhi returned to India from South Africa that year(Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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By Shashi Tharoor

Statue honouring Sikh soldiers who fought for Britain during WW-1 to be installed in UK

The statue, depicting a Sikh serviceman carrying a rifle, will pay tribute to the thousands of troops from India who fought and died for Britain between 1914 and 1918.
Indian infantrymen on the march in France during World War I.(Getty Images)
Indian infantrymen on the march in France during World War I.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 10:48 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India

Book review: Meet the detective who can fill the gap between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond

The Irregular — A Different Class of Spy is a pulsating story that uses the frame of a murder mystery to exhibit international intrigue, history and social issues.
Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars is the protagonist of this book.
Wiggins of the Baker Street Irregulars is the protagonist of this book.
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 04:38 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent

Adolf Hitler’s portrait of French lover to go up for auction, expected to fetch $74,000

The painting, signed A. Hitler, 1916, depicts Charlotte Lobjoie, a Frenchwoman whom Hitler met while serving in France during the First World War.
The signature of former German dictator Adolf Hitler is seen on a painting of the old registry office in Munich, at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg November 18, 2014.(REUTERS//Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo)
The signature of former German dictator Adolf Hitler is seen on a painting of the old registry office in Munich, at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg November 18, 2014.(REUTERS//Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 07:19 PM IST
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