Danish Raza is a special correspondent with the Hindustan Times. He covers gender, identity politics, human rights, conflicts and online speech.
Articles by Danish Raza
Is the anxiety getting to you? Limit the time you spend worrying and scrolling through social media feeds. Make healthy meals and time with loved ones the focus of your day. Spend less time alone.
Let us make you a celebrity: Agencies are tapping into the talent of your favourite social media stars
Social media influencer platforms guide content creators through brand promotion, digital culture and legal contracts
A documentary film, The Other Men in Blue, tracks the raw grit and talent that has seen India’s blind cricket team bring home four World Cups
After Mughal-e-Azam, Feroz Abbas Khan is back with a folksy Punjabi retelling of the Shakespeare play
The author travelled the country in trucks and discovered a new, different world
Half-remembered anecdotes, photos from fading family albums, treasured tales and half-preserved keepsakes. In India, personal memory is finally becoming part of public record with crowdsourced archives, oral-history projects and online initiatives
Unlike traditional wizards, they use smartphones and tablets as props
The color painting of black-and-white photos reveals the link between the two art forms
Bhojpuri rappers are getting massive hits on YouTube. The surprise is that not all of them are from Bihar! Leading the pack is a boy from Punjab
The last show: The mujra dancers at Delhi’s GB Road struggle to keep alive the once thriving form of entertainment
Once they danced for royalty and were known for their lavish lifestyles. But dwindling patronage and a changing cultural market have pushed mujra performers to the margins
They rein in man-eaters and pull the trigger as a last option. This tough job has earned them admirers and critics.
First time voter, Binish Humayun says she will opt for the party that lays stress on education, women’s issues.
Horror was a steady seller in the world of Hindi pulp fiction, traditionally dominated by crime stories. Now, e-books & online sales are giving the subgenre new life
Janam —founded in 1973 by a group of youngsters including actor, writer and activist Safdar Hashmi — became popular for its plays on inflation, the public distribution system, workers’ rights, women’s empowerment, communalism and corruption.
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 07:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDanish Raza
With professional storytellers taking centre stage at literary festivals, private gatherings and other events, narrating stories to an audience has moved beyond being a bedtime activity for children
A quiet revolution is sweeping the hinterland—more and more theatre enthusiasts are coming together in group and performing plays regularly
According to the note on the bayonet, Singh got all the respect in the hospital that a senior officer in the British Indian Army was entitled to including private room and dedicated staff.
Even today, the custodians of the centuries-old Dilli Gharana of music, known for its Khayal gayaki, live and practice their art in the old, romantically named Mausiqi Manzil in the Walled City. But with changing times and commercialisation, they are experimenting with their craft to stay relevant
Nowhere’s child: A year after Sherin Mathews case, are Indian adoptees in foreign countries any safer?
HT finds out that inter-country adoption is still a work in progress
Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library is home to about 20,000 books, including rare works in Urdu, Persian and Arabic
The Beatles and the Yeti, among others, livened up things at the ninth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Bhutan
It is said that if you die in Kashi, you are liberated from the cycle of birth and rebirth. For centuries, this is what has motivated the devout to go to Varanasi in their last days. Or last years, in many cases
Rising incomes, changing attitudes, and a virtuous cycle of successful outcomes at regional clinics are making IVF popular outside the metros.
Nawabuddin, the oldest town crier of Delhi’s Walled City, roams the streets at night during Ramzan to wake devotees for the pre-dawn meal and to reconnect with his neighbours and the community
A look at the expanding group of alternative media platforms founded on the premise that the Indian mainstream media narrative tends to reinforce stereotypes around Muslims.
Rather than feeling ignored by the mainstream media or disgruntled by the ‘biased’ coverage, Dalits are using digital space to publish news and opinions.
More than 50 IIT alumni have formed a political party to work for the Dalit cause. Without any grassroots experience and support of a mainstream political outfit, how far can they go?
Pop-art: Making popular literature and literary figures part of daily life
In the time of dating apps, there are still enough confused men out there who need help with relationships. Enter the ‘experts’ who claim to have all the answers, from love to breakups. For a price, of course