Aditya Dogra

Aditya Dogra

Aditya Dogra writes on art, culture and campus, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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Amrish Puri and Tigmanshu Dhulia played very different kinds of Bollywood dads.
Amrish Puri and Tigmanshu Dhulia played very different kinds of Bollywood dads.

Father’s Day 2020: Things Bollywood dads say that everyone can relate to

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 08:18 AM IST
From Amrish Puri to Anupam Kher, Bollywood dads have many shades. Here are some iconic dialogues from Hindi films down the years that you might have heard your dad say, too.
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While most would expect the usual tropes of a murder mystery to form the backbone of the story, writer and director Manil Mayank Mishra, says that the play is a more realistic take that would have the audience seeing beyond the obvious.
While most would expect the usual tropes of a murder mystery to form the backbone of the story, writer and director Manil Mayank Mishra, says that the play is a more realistic take that would have the audience seeing beyond the obvious.

Attention, mystery buffs!This play in town is just for you

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:32 PM IST
36 Defence Colony is set to give the audiences a classic whodunnit with a more realistic and grounded spin.
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The musicians launched ‘Shine Your Light’— the official anthem for the #KindnessMatters campaign.(Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times)
The musicians launched ‘Shine Your Light’— the official anthem for the #KindnessMatters campaign.(Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times)

This IIT concert was all about kindness

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 06:54 PM IST
Kindness can be infectious. And, at the recent Kindness Concert held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, it sure did catch on.
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World Photography Day 2019: To a photographer, Delhi is always shot ready.(Jasjeet Plaha/ht)
World Photography Day 2019: To a photographer, Delhi is always shot ready.(Jasjeet Plaha/ht)

World Photography Day 2019: Here’s why Delhi is a photographer’s muse

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 11:16 AM IST
World Photography Day 2019: On World Photography Day, here are shots from Delhi that prove why the city is a favourite of photographers.
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From insects and snakes to horses and half-eggs, the book takes you on a journey that starts with you feeling grossed out to actually appreciating just how diverse the food scene is around the world.
From insects and snakes to horses and half-eggs, the book takes you on a journey that starts with you feeling grossed out to actually appreciating just how diverse the food scene is around the world.

Book Review: Dare Eat That by Divya Anand

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Author Divya Anand explores that very realm through her book, and shows a side of world cuisine that we often end up ignoring.
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Tattoos and dermal piercings seem to be in vogue this season, and tattoo shops around the city have noticed a surge in youngsters who want to get them done.
Tattoos and dermal piercings seem to be in vogue this season, and tattoo shops around the city have noticed a surge in youngsters who want to get them done.

Fuchcha’s get inked: Making a statement with tattoo and piercing in the new session

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 05:28 PM IST
College students always gear up before the new session, but now tattoos and dermal piercings have become their way of introducing the cool quotient.
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What type of DU student are you? Take this quiz and find out!

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 03:46 PM IST
Take this quiz and maybe you’d be able to tell which kind of Delhi University student you are.
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Actor Renee Dhyani
Actor Renee Dhyani

I miss the good-looking sardars of Khalsa college: Actor Renee Dhyani

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Actor Renee Dhyani talks about being known as the ‘Dilli ki Ladki’ in her industry, missing the city’s street food and fashion, and her love for the hunks of SGTB Khalsa college.
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Through the journey of a climber, we look into how menacing the climbers’ queue on Everest really was.(Associated Press)
Through the journey of a climber, we look into how menacing the climbers’ queue on Everest really was.(Associated Press)

Despite traffic on Mount Everest, they conquered the peak

By Aditya Dogra, Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Through the journey of a climber, we look into how menacing the climbers’ queue on Everest really was.
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DU Campus Prep: Hey, soon-to-be Fuchchas, ready for DU life?

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 03:06 PM IST
All eyes set on DU? Prepare yourself for the varsity with these simple pointers.Though the process of #DUadmission2019 is yet to begin, here’s a low-down on what’s in store at the university — lingo, lifestyle and survival tips
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A shot of first year students at DU day 1 last year.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A shot of first year students at DU day 1 last year.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

10 types of students you meet during DU admissions

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Getting your admission game on? We bring you the 10 types of students who you might encounter while you’re out hunting your grad college.
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Choose hydrating fruits for the strays around your house as they help keep them cool(Getty Images)
Choose hydrating fruits for the strays around your house as they help keep them cool(Getty Images)

Summer care for strays: Here’s how you can do your bit for your furry friends

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 12:07 PM IST
In this searing heat, furry friends are counting on the warmth of your heart to help them stay cool
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Delhi food has been recommended strongly: Israeli chef Chef Gil de Picciotto(Avigail C.J. Spira/Official Twitter handle)
Delhi food has been recommended strongly: Israeli chef Chef Gil de Picciotto(Avigail C.J. Spira/Official Twitter handle)

Delhi food has been recommended strongly: Israeli chef Chef Gil de Picciotto

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 09:37 AM IST
In the city for the Israeli National Day celebrations, Chef Gil de Picciotto talks about the parallels between Israeli and Indian food, his love for food innovation and his journey from fighter pilot to chef.
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The Hauz Khas lake is one of the most popular ones in Delhi(Jasjeet Plaha/HT)
The Hauz Khas lake is one of the most popular ones in Delhi(Jasjeet Plaha/HT)

Earth Day Special: The enticing lakes of Delhi NCR

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 03:44 PM IST
On Earth Day today, take a look at these beautiful lakes that will transport you to an idyllic utopia
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Rahul Verma aims to tackle mental health and the well-being of the old after the #Udayfightshunger campaign.
Rahul Verma aims to tackle mental health and the well-being of the old after the #Udayfightshunger campaign.

Quit my job to feed people: Rahul Verma of the Uday Foundation

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2019 02:08 PM IST
While grappling with his newborn son’s medical condition, Rahul Verma decided to make a difference to the thousands waiting outside hospitals
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Holi 2019: How to ensure a pawsome time for your furry friends

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Happy Holi 2019: Pets, unlike humans, are more susceptible to damage, allergies and more, when it comes to colours. That is where the need of special care comes in, and it isn’t that tedious a job, too.
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IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was waiting to cross over to India at the Attari-Wagah border on Pakistan side on Friday.(ANI)
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was waiting to cross over to India at the Attari-Wagah border on Pakistan side on Friday.(ANI)

Tees, merchandise, offers and moustache styles: Wing Cmdr Abhinandan is taking over pop culture

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 01:11 PM IST
We look at all the new trends that have sprung up after the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman from Pakistan.
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Scenes from teh V-Tree puja at Hindu College.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Scenes from teh V-Tree puja at Hindu College.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)

Pitrasatta Se Aazadi: Protesters take over V-Tree puja, manage to dampen celebrations

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 01:56 PM IST
A tussle between some students of Hindu College wishing to continue the Virgin Tree puja and those opposing it broke out at the college on Valentine’s Day
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Prateek Kuhad during his performance at Reverie, the annual cultural fest of Gargi College.(Shivam Saxena/HT)
Prateek Kuhad during his performance at Reverie, the annual cultural fest of Gargi College.(Shivam Saxena/HT)

Bollywood is like any other project to me: Singer Prateek Kuhad

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 03:16 PM IST
We caught up with singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad after his performance at Reverie ’19, and talked about performing on campus, his music and more.
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An artist works on a paint by numbers mural outside Studio Khirki which hosted the Irragulars Art Fair(SHivam Saxena-HT)
An artist works on a paint by numbers mural outside Studio Khirki which hosted the Irragulars Art Fair(SHivam Saxena-HT)

Art, and nothing more: The Irregulars Art Fair is back

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Cheekily clashing with the India Art Fair in the capital, this Anti-Art Fair will give you a peek into the world of independent art
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A poster of the game.(PUBG)
A poster of the game.(PUBG)

Want to be a PUBG pro? Here are tips and tricks that every noob should follow

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 08:37 AM IST
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG is ‘the’ thing in the mobile gaming world right now. And, if you’re looking to win big, here are some tricks that will help you.
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Singer Aditi Singh Sharma rocked teh stage at Janki Devi Memorial College’s Star Night(Manoj Verma/HT)
Singer Aditi Singh Sharma rocked teh stage at Janki Devi Memorial College’s Star Night(Manoj Verma/HT)

Ab party karke hi jaayengey: Singer Aditi Singh Sharma at Symphony ’19

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 01:15 PM IST
Power-packed performances, endless selfies and a party like no other with singer Aditi Singh Sharma made JDMC’s Symphony the perfect start to the fest season.
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Artist Jyotiprakash Sethy poses next to his artworks(Sarang Gupta/HT)
Artist Jyotiprakash Sethy poses next to his artworks(Sarang Gupta/HT)

An ‘eye’ for an eye: This exhibition is an artists’ attempt at changing the world

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Visual artist Jyotiprakash Sethy showcases the harsh realities of our world through striking mix media artworks that revolve around violence against women and the Syrian war.
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Actor Gulshan grover was recently honoured by his alma mater, Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Actor Gulshan grover was recently honoured by his alma mater, Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Nothing compares to being honoured by your alma mater: Gulshan Grover

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Actor Gulshan Grover who was recently honoured at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) Annual Cocktail Dinner talked to us about varsity life, his preferred haunts and the fest season that was his favourite.
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Make your own Santa Claus
Make your own Santa Claus

Christmas DIY: Make your own Santa

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Happy Holidays 2018: With this kit, you can make a cute figurine of Santa Claus, or a bookmark — and share your achievement on social media with #ChristmasDIYwithHTCity
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Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has wowed audience time and time again. Now, a festival in town is giving visitors a glimpse of the traditional guru-shishya parampara.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has wowed audience time and time again. Now, a festival in town is giving visitors a glimpse of the traditional guru-shishya parampara.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)

A sarod festival that celebrates the guru-shishya prampara

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 03:27 PM IST
An ongoing Sarod festival in town celebrates the compositions of sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, being performed by his disciples.
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Author Ravi Subramanian’s latest book is called Don’t Tell The Governor.
Author Ravi Subramanian’s latest book is called Don’t Tell The Governor.

Would love to see Shah Rukh Khan as RBI governor in book adaptation, says Ravi Subramanian

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Banking is such a vast subject that there is enough scope for me to write banking thrillers all my life and never repeat my stories. I find writing that borrows heavily from real life is a lot more engaging and thrilling.
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Paul Booth was recently in Delhi for the Heartwork Tattoo Festival.
Paul Booth was recently in Delhi for the Heartwork Tattoo Festival.

American artist Paul Booth applauds India’s respect for tattoo

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 12:40 PM IST
American tattoo master Paul Booth has created tattoos for celebs including singer Corey Taylor from Stone Sour and Slipknot and The Undertaker.
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Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone at their wedding. (Instagram)
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone at their wedding. (Instagram)

Delhi brides are big on celeb inspired lehengas, and how

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 11:20 AM IST
City brides have always been inspired by designer lehengas when it comes to getting their own wedding lehengas made, but now, they seem to be taking inspiration from the celebs that tied the knot in the past year.
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Cosplayers at the 2017 Comic Con in Delhi.(Prabhas Roy/HT)
Cosplayers at the 2017 Comic Con in Delhi.(Prabhas Roy/HT)

Dress up and get your capes ready for the Delhi Comic Con

By Aditya Dogra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 12:26 PM IST
The Delhi Comic Con is back in its eighth edition. From Deadpool to Thor, from the Joker to the Stormtroopers, everyone’s gonna be at the three-day fan festival.
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