From popular Indo-Muslim game to Baltic obsession; the story of Novuss

Novuss is the national game of Latvia; Koroona is the national game of Estonia - same game, two names. That's not the only unusual thing about this 'gaming double agent', royal Indian ancestry has been mentioned too. Guest writer, Geoff Chester explains ... Around the middle of the nineteenth century, in British-ruled India, a game played on …

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Top five places to connect with Europe’s Muslim Heritage

As interest in the Muslim heritage of Europe grows, more and more of us are looking for places to connect with the continent's Islamic past (and present). This list handpicks the five ideal destinations to do just that. Each entry has been included for its historical significance as well as its ability to offer the visitor something special. They come with …