Rajnath balm on Chinese pain after 5 decades

Ming-Tung Hsieh has stoically borne the scars of internment for over half a century. But on Wednesday, he broke down and wept unabashedly. Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s apology to Indian Chinese for the torture, harassment and wrongs done by the Indian government during the Sino-Indian War in 1962 had a cathartic effect on not […]

Students to explore Kolkata’s Chinese settlement and Anglo-Indian community

Students of architecture from Denmark and all over India are in the city to study the Anglo-Indian community and Chinese settlement and document their architectural heritage at Bow Barracks and old Chinatown at Territi Bazaar.

ZTE finally comes to India

Global telecommunications giant, ZTE has finally entered the Indian market.

Chinese In India: Kolkata’s Dwindling Chinatown

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in New Delhi to meet with his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, in an effort to resolve some seemingly intractable problems between the giant Asian rivals, including border issues.

The Tea-house project: Kolkata’s Chinatown set for revival

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Discussions and debates in quaint Chinese tea houses over simmering cups of green tea in the snaking lanes of Kolkata’s Chinatown may soon be a reality. A project aimed at preserving the heritage of the Indian Chinese community in the city and to create an eco-friendly and economically viable arts-heritage-food hub […]

Letter To The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh

In January of 2011, AIDCI (Association of India Deoli Camp Internees 1962) sent a second letter to the Indian Prime Minister, appealing for the establishment of an official monument to commemorate the lives lost during the 1962 internment at Deoli. Both the first and second letters have gone unacknowledged and unanswered

The Hou Brothers – The Deoli Diary

It is a Saturday morning in July when I meet Hou Chao Hua and Hou Tang Hua. They are unmistakably brothers and look very much alike. I had originally come to interview another man, but Ying Sheng Ahpak managed to recruit them and they sat at the “waiting table” drinking tea and eating buns as […]

Kolkata’s vanishing Chinatown

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