Author of ‘The Cartiers’ talks about the art of writing history

What started as a search for champagne to celebrate the 90th birthday of her late grandfather, Jean-Jacques Cartier, Francesca ended up discovering a trunk full of letters which gave her a window of opportunity to peep into times of the Cartiers. But to write a history book, that too a family’s origin story, is no easy feat. How did Francesca do it? Continue Reading

Process of jailing those who looted public money started: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hit out at the opposition, saying history will have a mention of those who ridiculed the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Continue Reading

’22 August is not Chennai’s birthday’

A whole series of misconceptions and myths have been built that 22 August 1639 is the founding day of Chennai and that, therefore, the city is 379 years old. Chennai, in fact, is over 2,000 years old, rich in literature, music, dance. Continue Reading