Tag: British Raj

Salman Khan, 2002 hit-and-run case and the Indian Justice delivery system

Thinking Beyond Anoop Swarup My head hangs in shame as I cannot speak against the judiciary in a free and democratic India where my right to expression and freedom of speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. Yes, there are over 3 crore cases pending in our courts while scores facing prosecution continue to languish in

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The Jewish Jewels of Calcutta: Magen David Synagogue

Arpita Mitra The interiors of the Magen David Synagogue are astonishingly well maintained. The chequered marble floor, gleaming chandeliers, stained glass windows create a stunning atmosphere. The Baghdadi Jews came to Calcutta during the British Raj to take the commercial opportunities the city afforded. The first Jewish immigrant to Kolkata was Shalom Cohen in 1798

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