Traditionally, the festival of Diwali (the festival of lights), is said to spiritually signify the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. However, during the 1802 festival, a fierce battle, known as the Battle of Poona, erupted near Pune, India, between the rival factions of the Maratha Continue Reading
‘No, tell me where you’re really from.’ Not as recent a phenomenon as we may think… Ata Rahman looks at everyday racism by exploring his own family’s roots.
Other than by the Olympians of Greece, sport has not been influenced and organised so effectively before or since the Victorians. Take a selection of sports known and cultivated by the British. I suppose football is on your list, as is rugby and probably tennis and cricket too. The Victorians had a say in all Continue Reading