Aprajita Sharad

Aprajita Sharad writes on city, campus, Page 3 parties and cultural events for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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#WorldPoetryDay: DU students vouch for verses that act as anchor in life, pandemic times

On World Poetry Day, today, students of Delhi University vouch for verses that have been a ray of hope amid trying times.
This World Poetry Day, some members of poetry clubs across the varsity share how verses have acted as an anchor in their lives. (Photos:Instagram (for representational purpose only))
This World Poetry Day, some members of poetry clubs across the varsity share how verses have acted as an anchor in their lives. (Photos:Instagram (for representational purpose only))
Published on Mar 21, 2022 02:25 PM IST
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ByNaina Arora and Aprajita Sharad, New Delhi

Peace in Kashmir helped me win Gold: Sadia Tariq

Sadia Tariq participated and won a gold for India in the Moscow Wushu Stars championship in the middle of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. The 15 year old champion wants the government to open a Wushu academy in Srinagar to support the brewing athletic talent in the valley.
Sadia Tariq won a gold medal for India at a junior tournament held in Moscow.
Sadia Tariq won a gold medal for India at a junior tournament held in Moscow.
Updated on Mar 02, 2022 10:53 PM IST
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Amitabh Bachchan look alike spotted in Hansraj College!

A handful of students from Hansraj College, who were hanging out after their classes on a Monday evening, around the famous lover’s point (LP) zone of their college, were surprised when they spotted an Amitabh Bachhan look alike walking up to them! “It was 3pm in the evening and the college was almost empty
Students at Hansraj College were surprised to spot a mimicry artist on campus.
Students at Hansraj College were surprised to spot a mimicry artist on campus.
Published on Feb 24, 2022 01:50 PM IST
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Preserving Punjabi folk music is my passion : Minu Bakshi

Bakshi has been appreciated by many for her attempt at preserving Punjabi folk music and giving traditional songs a modern twist
Minu Bakshi has been on a mission to preserve Punjabi folk music and make it relevant to the taste of youngsters.
Minu Bakshi has been on a mission to preserve Punjabi folk music and make it relevant to the taste of youngsters.
Published on Feb 24, 2022 12:08 PM IST
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#Backtocampus : Our furry friends excited to see us!

The dearth of pampering and food that campus pets suffered from amid an online college life, finally came to an end as students started attending offline classes.
Students of Delhi University, who’ve started attending offline classes, come bearing treats for their furry friends.
Students of Delhi University, who’ve started attending offline classes, come bearing treats for their furry friends.
Published on Feb 24, 2022 11:54 AM IST
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Online help desks emerge as saviours for outstation students

Seniors have set up digital help desks to assist DU students coming in from various cities, to find the right accommodation and relocate to Delhi within their budget.
Seniors have formed digital desks to help outstation students find accommodation in Delhi (Photo : Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Seniors have formed digital desks to help outstation students find accommodation in Delhi (Photo : Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 14, 2022 09:31 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

DU Diaries : Hunting for PGs, ghar jaisa khaana and roomies begins!

Students have begun to search for the perfect accommodations around the campus, as they brace themselves to attend offline classes in Delhi University
Students have begun PG hunting as they look to settle in the city to resume offline classes in Delhi University (Photo : Sanchit Khanna / HT)
Students have begun PG hunting as they look to settle in the city to resume offline classes in Delhi University (Photo : Sanchit Khanna / HT)
Updated on Feb 14, 2022 05:34 PM IST
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Seniors help bust fake news, notices floating on social media

Students are getting confused by many fake notices, that are doing the rounds; especially those regarding the medium that the students will have to take while attempting the exams this year.
As Delhi University opens after two years, many fake notices about mode of examination have begun floating around (Photo : Amal KS/HT)
As Delhi University opens after two years, many fake notices about mode of examination have begun floating around (Photo : Amal KS/HT)
Published on Feb 11, 2022 01:18 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

#ExamStress? Colleges reopen but students continue debate over online-offline test

Elated by the news of Delhi University finally reopening, students are divided over which mode should the upcoming examinations be conducted in.
Students are divided over which mode the upcoming semester examinations should be conducted in (Photo : Vipin Kumar/HT)
Students are divided over which mode the upcoming semester examinations should be conducted in (Photo : Vipin Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 11, 2022 12:58 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

#DUReopens: Apna time aa gaya, say elated students

As Delhi University braces to reopen on 17th February, students feel overwhelmed to visit the campus and experience a normal college life, after almost two years.
Students rejoice as Delhi University opens after almost two years (Photo : Manoj Verma / HT)
Students rejoice as Delhi University opens after almost two years (Photo : Manoj Verma / HT)
Updated on Feb 11, 2022 12:26 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

Delhiites rejoice as gyms, colleges, schools reopen

DDMA’s recent order allows the reopening of colleges, schools and gyms in Delhi. It also permits 100% capacity in offices, and extends the start time of the night curfew to 11pm.
Gyms have been allowed to reopen, after being closed for several weeks due to the Covid situation in the Capital. (Photo: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Gyms have been allowed to reopen, after being closed for several weeks due to the Covid situation in the Capital. (Photo: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on Feb 04, 2022 10:23 PM IST
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BySiddhi Jain (Inputs by Aprajita Sharad and Sanchita Kalra)

Learned discipline from Indian Army, it built me as an athlete, says Arif Khan

Arif Khan, the only athlete participating in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 hopes that his performance at the Olympics would help popularise winter sports in India and attract sponsorships for deserving winter sports athletes.
India' skier Mohammad Arif Khan is the only athlete participating in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 (Photo : Kerstin Joensson / AFP)
India' skier Mohammad Arif Khan is the only athlete participating in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 (Photo : Kerstin Joensson / AFP)
Updated on Feb 04, 2022 07:51 PM IST
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Earliest memory I have with my racket is playing street badminton with my father: Unnati Hooda

Unnati Hooda became the youngest Indian to win a Super 100 tournament as she defeated compatriot Smit Toshniwal to claim the Odisha Open women’s singles title.
Unnati Hooda claims the Odisha Open women’s singles title 2022 (Photo : Facebook)
Unnati Hooda claims the Odisha Open women’s singles title 2022 (Photo : Facebook)
Published on Jan 30, 2022 05:46 PM IST
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Rohan Yadav can be the next Neeraj Chopra : Coach Michael Musselmann

Rohan Yadav is being hailed as the next Neeraj Chopra by social media users. His coach, Michael Musselmann opens up about the brewing talent of javelin throwers in small villages of India.
Rohan Yadav is an upcoming talent in the sport of javelin throw
Rohan Yadav is an upcoming talent in the sport of javelin throw
Updated on Jan 30, 2022 02:10 AM IST
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On Republic Day, paralympians share their dreams for India

Women empowerment, freedom from Covid, becoming a sporting nation are among Indian Para athletes’ hopes for country
Paralympians share their dreams for India on Republic Day (Photo : Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Paralympians share their dreams for India on Republic Day (Photo : Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 04:42 PM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad and Digvijay

To win a Padma Shri for sports shows how crucial sports is for our country : Avani Lekhara

Avani Lekhara is being honoured with a Padma Shri. At the age of 20, the para-athlete recognises that, this honour comes with a responsibility to work hard and win more medals for the country.
Paralympian Avani Lekhara has been honoured with the Padma Shri this year (Photo : Issei Kato / Reuters)
Paralympian Avani Lekhara has been honoured with the Padma Shri this year (Photo : Issei Kato / Reuters)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 02:00 PM IST
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20 saal ke tapasya ke baad yeh Padma Shri mila hai: Pramod Bhagat

Pramod Bhagat is delighted with being honoured with the Padma Shri. Bhagat is currently training in Spain and will most likely fly down to India, in March to participate in the ceremony of Padma awards this year.
Pramod Bhagat becomes the first para-badminton athlete to be honoured with the Padma Shri (Photo : Raajessh Kashyap / HT)
Pramod Bhagat becomes the first para-badminton athlete to be honoured with the Padma Shri (Photo : Raajessh Kashyap / HT)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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The journey till Padma Shri has been rampant with struggles, but it has paid off: Sumit Antil

Paralympian Sumit Antil credits his mother for his journey as an athlete. Dedicating the Padma Shri to her, the young athlete is looking forward to winning medals for India, in upcoming competitions.
Paralympian Sumit Antil is being honoured with the Padma Shri award this year (Photo : Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Paralympian Sumit Antil is being honoured with the Padma Shri award this year (Photo : Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 01:38 PM IST
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Overwhelmed to be the first ever para-athlete to win a Padma Bhushan : Devendra Jhajharia

Jhajharia who completes 20 years as a para-athlete this year, thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bestowing the honour of a Padma Bhushan award upon him.
Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia is being honoured with the Padma Bhushan award this year (Photo : Ishant Kumar/ANI)
Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia is being honoured with the Padma Bhushan award this year (Photo : Ishant Kumar/ANI)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 12:10 PM IST
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Haryana tableau at #RepublicDay: Sports stars to shine bright

Olympians and Paralympians share their happiness on being a part of the Haryana tableau at the upcoming Republic Day parade.
A glimpse of this year’s Republic Day rehearsals where Harayanvi folk dancers can be seen practising alongside the state tableau. The Haryana state tableau at the Republic Day this year, will have the presence of Olympians and Paralympians. (Photo: Vijay Verma/PTI)
A glimpse of this year’s Republic Day rehearsals where Harayanvi folk dancers can be seen practising alongside the state tableau. The Haryana state tableau at the Republic Day this year, will have the presence of Olympians and Paralympians. (Photo: Vijay Verma/PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 12:51 PM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad and Naina Arora, New Delhi

Manu Bhaker advises youngsters to keep believing in themselves

Manu Bhaker is training hard for upcoming competitions at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range SAI hostel in Faridabad. The youth icon shares her message for youngsters.
Manu Bhaker of India shows her Gold medal after competing at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo : Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
Manu Bhaker of India shows her Gold medal after competing at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo : Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 06:42 PM IST
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Paralympians share their 2022 goals

From plans of winning various championships to taking training abroad, paralympians are looking forward to 2022 with hope and excitement.
Paralympians are all set to outperform this year at various championships. (Photo : Instagram)
Paralympians are all set to outperform this year at various championships. (Photo : Instagram)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 06:37 PM IST
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Becoming the first Indian with world No.1 spot in junior badminton is just a start: Tasnim Mir

In a candid interview with HT City, shuttler Tasnim Mir opens up about her love for the sport, her fomo for missing out on regular teen stuff and more!
Tasnim Mir has become the first Indian to claim the world no.1 ranking in the under-19 girls singles category in the latest Badminton World Federation junior rankings. (Photo : Facebook)
Tasnim Mir has become the first Indian to claim the world no.1 ranking in the under-19 girls singles category in the latest Badminton World Federation junior rankings. (Photo : Facebook)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 01:33 PM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad

Time to set 2022 goals

The new year is full of new opportunities, and eminent personalities from different walks of life share the targets they have set for themselves for the new year Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India Meenakashi Lekhi Last few years have been tough for all
Meenakashi Lekhi and Neeraj Chopra
Meenakashi Lekhi and Neeraj Chopra
Published on Jan 07, 2022 03:24 PM IST
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ByDigvijay, Sanchita Kalra and Aprajita Sharad

Delhiites tread with caution amid Covid scare this holiday season

Here’s how Delhiites are resolving to make amends and be responsible amid festivities in light of rising Covid-19 cases.
A recent video of a huge crowd at Sarojini Nagar market flouting Covid-19 guidelines went viral recently.
A recent video of a huge crowd at Sarojini Nagar market flouting Covid-19 guidelines went viral recently.
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 02:20 PM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad and Anjuri Nayar Singh, New Delhi

It’s eat, pray and family time this Diwali

From going all out on card parties to spending time with family or having lowkey celebrations, here’s how prominent personalities are geared up for the festival today Meenakashi Lekhi Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Government of India 
Here’s how prominent personalities are geared up for the festival today
Here’s how prominent personalities are geared up for the festival today
Published on Nov 05, 2021 12:43 AM IST
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BySanchita Kalra and Aprajita Sharad

Covid ke dauran, kheton mein practice karke medal laya : Harvinder Singh

Harvinder Singh recently bagged the first medal for India in archery at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. He had trained on farmlands during Covid to achieve this feat.
Harvinder Singh during Men's Individual Recurve Semifinal against Kevin Mather of United States at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Photo : Getty Images / Alex Davidson)
Harvinder Singh during Men's Individual Recurve Semifinal against Kevin Mather of United States at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Photo : Getty Images / Alex Davidson)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 03:20 AM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad

Haath katne ke baad bhi maine apne aap ko kisi se kam nahi maana: Nishad Kumar

Champions in India are welcomed as heros! And so was the case with Nishad Kumar who bagged a silver medal for his country set an Asian record in men’s high jump T47 event at the Tokyo Paralympics
Nishad Kumar performing at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. (Photo : AFP/Thomas Lovelock)
Nishad Kumar performing at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. (Photo : AFP/Thomas Lovelock)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 03:05 AM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad

‘We were emotional to see our tricolor rule the stage’ : Singhraj and Narwal

One of the most emotional moments of the Paralympics was when the dynamic duo of Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana embraced after procuring a gold and silver medal in the 50m Mixed Pistol (SH1) event. They open up about their bond in an interview to HT City.
Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana celebrate after winning medals for their nation. (Photo : Reuteurs / Lisi Niesner)
Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana celebrate after winning medals for their nation. (Photo : Reuteurs / Lisi Niesner)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 02:45 AM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad

I was thrilled when Sachin sir congratulated me : Yogesh Kathuniya

The Delhi University graduate tells us that his phone flooded by calls and messages from his classmates and faculty.
Silver medalist Yogesh Kathuniya poses during the men’s Discus Throw - F56 medal ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Photo : Getty Images / Alex Davidson)
Silver medalist Yogesh Kathuniya poses during the men’s Discus Throw - F56 medal ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Photo : Getty Images / Alex Davidson)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 02:41 AM IST
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