Sensing India’s fashion designers’ ability to cash in on the wedding time by making bridalwear and groom’s outfits, wedding exhibitions and bridal shows have now found a place on the fashion map. Vinod Nair
Last month, at a seminar in Delhi, Stephanie Cutter, US President Obama's deputy campaign manager in the 2012 re-election, said: "Use of social media in Indian politics is still at an infant stage." Members of Team Rahul Gandhi later met her to learn the tricks of this fast developing e-game of politics. Saubhadra Chatterji writes.
Political articulation in India is now defined by increasing competition: greater number of voices competing for attention. All too often, politicians cross the line. Zia Haq
writes. The who's who of one-upmanship
So much has been made of the 25% quota for underprivileged children in private schools, mainly because it is an issue that affects the middle and upper-middle classes. Vinod Raina writes.
3 yrs after the RTE Act was passed, India's challenge is no longer getting kids to school, but providing quality that keeps them there and gives them the 21st-century education they need. Charu Sudan Kasturi
writes. On the ground | India's schools: a status check
Police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat after a wild car chase and gun battle that left his older brother dead and the Boston area sealed in an extraordinary dragnet.
At least sixteen people are injured when an 'incendiary bomb' explodes outside the BJP headquarters in Bangalore, a 7.8 magnitude quake in the Iran-Pakistan border shook northern and western India and leaves 34 dead in Pakistan, investigations reveal that the homemade explosive devices used in the Boston bombings were kitchen pressure cookers packed with shrapnels and metal fragments which killed 3 and injured many and for the first time China on Tuesday revealed the military strength of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Here are some of the most read stories on hindustantimes.com.
Teenager Aarushi Talwar's sensational murder five years back was carried out by her own dentist parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and no outsider was present at the time of the crime, CBI told a court in Ghaziabad, visitors to the Google page on Tuesday were taken on a short journey into the history of Indian railways, with a doodle marking "India's first passenger train", two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Himayat Baig was today convicted by a sessions court for murder, criminal conspiracy and other charges.
"Gangnam Style" star Psy's new music video had been watched more than 10 million times on YouTube less than 24 hours after he unveiled his much-anticipated new dance in Seoul, the website showed on Sunday, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was quite argumentative as a child and often defied his teachers but showed leadership qualities from an early age, Children are hitting puberty earlier than ever before. What's causing it and do we need to start worrying?
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are political opponents but their growth models are strikingly similar. In theory, the proposition seems sound. In practical, it does not happen. Chetan Chauhan
writes. TAILOR TALK
IT major Infosys on Friday reported a 3.3% increase in its consolidated net profit to Rs. 2,394 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013, Legendary actor Pran, 93, will be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award as announced on Friday, Vidyut Jamwal starrer action-thriller Commando has got mixed reactions from reviewers.
A huge pink diamond described as “God’s gift to India” will go under the hammer next week in New York and is expected to fetch $30-$40 million (Rs.160-216 crore).
Even as the Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is strutting around talking about the development that he has brought about in his state, an acute water crisis grips many parts of the state, bollywood hottie Sunny Leone's item number in Shootout At Wadala runs into controversy with the censor board, IT giants Google and Microsoft are in a rift over ad and regulatory issues and the Sholapur farmer who was ridiculed by deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar gets a relief from the Bombay high court. Here are some of the most read stories on hindustantimes.com.
Once again I am in a dilemma over what to highlight first — the insensitivity of the woman cops who had put behind bars a minor Dalit girl who had gone to the police station to lodge a complaint of sexual assault or the women achievers whom Hindustan Times had felicitated in Lucknow for their grit and determination. Sunita Aron