Etti Bali

Etti Bali

Etti Bali reports on Page 3 parties and cultural events for the daily entertainment and lifestyle supplement, HT City

Articles by Etti Bali
Single Origin is a one-stop online marketplace for India-made gourmet foods.
Single Origin is a one-stop online marketplace for India-made gourmet foods.

Make some noise for Indian-made artisanal foods

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 01:54 AM IST
Sukriti Chopra and Garima Bakshi, founders of Single Origin, tap into the power of locally-produced gourmet foods to curate an online marketplace.
In the absence of pandals, smaller idols are made on order for Durga Pujo celebrations in the Capital.(Photo: Etti Bali/HT)
In the absence of pandals, smaller idols are made on order for Durga Pujo celebrations in the Capital.(Photo: Etti Bali/HT)

Delhi’s mini Bengal devoid of Durga Pujo cheer amid covid precautions

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:16 PM IST
No dhunuchi naach, no dhaakis and no cultural programmes - Durga Pujo celebrations in the Capital are devoid of festive cheer amid covid scare.
Ramlila celebrations in Delhi in 2019.(Photo: Sonu Mehta/HT)
Ramlila celebrations in Delhi in 2019.(Photo: Sonu Mehta/HT)

Delhi calls it quits on Ramlila celebrations amid delayed guidelines and Covid scare

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Even as ban on large gatherings is lifted, members of various Ramlila committees in the Capital rue that there isn’t enough time for preparations.
Filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari has made films like Sisak and Sheer Qorma.
Filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari has made films like Sisak and Sheer Qorma.

International Pronouns Day: Gender identity beyond the ideas of binaries

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:36 AM IST
This International Pronouns Day, filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari, who openly identifies as a non-binary queer person, hopes for a gender-neutral world beyond the ideas of binaries and heteronormative narratives.
Pankaj Tripathi says that change begins at home.
Pankaj Tripathi says that change begins at home.

Women are far more evolved than men: Pankaj Tripathi

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:07 AM IST
On International Day of the Girl Child today, actor Pankaj Tripathi says that there is nothing a girl can’t do. “I always tell my daughter that we can only guide you from our experience. I can only give her guidance; it is up to her to accept it or reject it,” he says about raising kids with a democratic approach.
Danish Husain believes in blocking trolls and negativity from his life.(Photo: Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Danish Husain believes in blocking trolls and negativity from his life.(Photo: Burhaan Kinu/HT)

We do realise that we get auditioned for similar roles, but I have never felt any rivalry; that’s not how I function: Danish Husain

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 03:16 AM IST
Referring to comparisons with fellow actor Pankaj Tripathi who delivered Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, he says, “The Best Dad Award compliment was quite flattering...Two days later after this message, I ran into Pankaj Tripathi as we live in the same complex. There was no awkwardness; we had a good laugh about it.”
A file photo of craftsmen making effigies of Ravana for Dussehra at Titarpur Village, near Tagore Garden.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
A file photo of craftsmen making effigies of Ravana for Dussehra at Titarpur Village, near Tagore Garden.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)

Dussehra Dreams: Effigy makers in a fix after no-show on Ramlilas

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Covid19 pandemic and the subsequent restrictions have wreaked havoc for Ravan effigy makers. The otherwise thriving businesses have taken a big blow as there is hardly any demand for effigies.

Mapping the course for Indian travel and tourism

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Etti Bali and Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times Tourism E-Conclave provided a special virtual platform to showcase the country’s leading efforts in reviving its beloved sector in the post-pandemic world
Rajesh Kumar
Rajesh Kumar

From natural calamities like flood, to the pandemic, I have seen everything in my experience of farming: Rajesh Kumar

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The actor gives importance to sustainability, and urges everyone to think beyond their personal needs. “All of us are working on survival mode without contributing towards anything. We should be actively participating in the growth of the planet,” he says.
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith plays a shot during IPL 2020 cricket match against Chennai Super Kings, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.(Photo: PTI)
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith plays a shot during IPL 2020 cricket match against Chennai Super Kings, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.(Photo: PTI)

IPL 2020: Indian brands are a hit at these wickets

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:15 PM IST
With the IPL on in full swing, brands are making the most of the increased eyeballs, making IPL one of the biggest brand visibility platforms due to its high viewership, leading to brands registering a spike of 5%.
Members and volunteers of Atulyakala conduct workshops to teach Sign Language.
Members and volunteers of Atulyakala conduct workshops to teach Sign Language.

More of hear(t), less of marginalisation: A social enterprise champions the cause of the hearing-impaired

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 10:52 PM IST
On International Day of Sign Languages, hear it for Atulyakala, a social enterprise of the deaf, for the deaf, and run mostly by the deaf. They are spreading awareness around Sign Language and opening up professional opportunities for the community through various design and lifestyle products.
Hindustan Times E-Tourism Conclave will have a stellar line-up of industry leaders, policymakers and stakeholders.
Hindustan Times E-Tourism Conclave will have a stellar line-up of industry leaders, policymakers and stakeholders.

An exclusive sneak peek into Hindustan Times E-Tourism Conclave

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The e-conclave will be held between September 24-25, and will focus on the theme: Indian Tourism – Road to Recovery ‘Refocus, Reboot, Revive’.
Anupam, Adarsh, Anchal and Apar Dham play card games and have devised fun ways to deal with the situation.
Anupam, Adarsh, Anchal and Apar Dham play card games and have devised fun ways to deal with the situation.

When life itself is an ode to the spirit of living

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Adarsh Dham was detected with High Grade Sarcoma Stage II in June. What has followed for her is a series of tests, two surgeries and life-altering implications of having medical equipments attached to her body. This, plus the pandemic, took a toll on her family, but they are braving every storm to get her back on her feet.
Regional filmmakers and actors believe that a film should merit to be nominated at the Oscars, and that it is a more equal platform than some of the other award ceremonies.
Regional filmmakers and actors believe that a film should merit to be nominated at the Oscars, and that it is a more equal platform than some of the other award ceremonies.

Shuddh, desi, regional cinema is fair play at Oscars, believe filmmakers

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Filmmakers and actors who have made a mark in both regional cinema as well as Bollywood, believe that with a little bit of love from the audience and some financial aid to help create a buzz, regional cinema also has the power to have a greater showcase.
A mural of late actor Rishi Kapoor painted at Bandstand, Bandra.(Photo: Instagram/bollywoodartproject)
A mural of late actor Rishi Kapoor painted at Bandstand, Bandra.(Photo: Instagram/bollywoodartproject)

Mumbai-based artist on a quest to immortalise Bollywood with these time capsules

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 02:33 PM IST
Meet Ranjit Dahiya, a self-confessed film buff who paints these murals under his art collective, Bollywood Art Project. His latest offering is a mural of late actor Rishi Kapoor, which he unveiled on his social media on September 4, the actor’s birthday.
Celebs feel there is a void that needs to be filled with a more emotional connect.
Celebs feel there is a void that needs to be filled with a more emotional connect.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, celebs bring the focus on mental health

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 11:55 AM IST
As per World Health Organisation (WHO), “every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.” Yet, it largely remains amiss from mainstream discussions.
Vikramjit Singh Sahney, international president of World Punjabi Organisation, bringing the holy book Guru Granth Sahib ji from Afghanistan.
Vikramjit Singh Sahney, international president of World Punjabi Organisation, bringing the holy book Guru Granth Sahib ji from Afghanistan.

Rebuilding faith for displaced Sikh and Hindu Afghan families

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Vikramjit Singh Sahney, international president of World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) arranged for three chartered flights, and not only helped Sikh and Hindu Afghan families, but also brought back the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib ji from Kabul.
Renowned musicians, chefs and authors thank their teachers and gurus on Teacher’s Day.
Renowned musicians, chefs and authors thank their teachers and gurus on Teacher’s Day.

Teachers’ Day 2020: Thanking the gurus for always inspiring, guiding and leading

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Etti Bali and Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 12:47 PM IST
On the occasion of Teachers’ Day today, we speak to eminent personalities from different walks of life who dedicate the day and share finest memories with their gurus, mentors, parents and friends
The Dasgupta household believes in the power of compassion.
The Dasgupta household believes in the power of compassion.

This family believes that kindness is what will save the world

UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 04:24 PM IST
“My sister and I have been feeding strays for about five years. 3/4th of my salary goes in paying rent for an apartment I don’t live in. I’m also paying my maid in Mumbai and intend to keep paying her till this ends,” says Ankita Dasgupta, a PR professional who is working from home under the pandemic.
Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash
Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash

St Stephens’ Math graduate bags title of world’s fastest human calculator

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash has become the fastest human calculator in the world after bagging the gold for India in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad
Boman Irani
Boman Irani

World Photography Day: Boman Irani recalls his early days as a professional photographer, says, ‘everything I want to express, started from there’

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Actor Boman Irani says photography taught him patience and the fact that art, too, has an expression.
Independence Day 2020: Homegrown brand such as Parle Agro, Blackberrys, Chaayos, Pepperfry are actively promoting Vocal4Local, Aatma Nirbharta and Swadeshi.
Independence Day 2020: Homegrown brand such as Parle Agro, Blackberrys, Chaayos, Pepperfry are actively promoting Vocal4Local, Aatma Nirbharta and Swadeshi.

Independence Day 2020: Rishta vohi branding nayi in Swadeshi ads and (social) media

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Independence Day 2020: Homegrown brand such as Parle Agro, Blackberrys, Chaayos, Pepperfry and many more are actively advertising their products to reinforce this narrative in a covid-affected world.
With tricolour foods and delicious discounts, restaurants are all set to entice diners in the city
With tricolour foods and delicious discounts, restaurants are all set to entice diners in the city

Independence Day 2020: Restaurants offer droolworthy offers on dine-in and takeaway

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 01:08 PM IST
Even during these times of pandemic, these eateries are striving to spread joy with special food offers.
While the Covid crisis remains that one evil everyone wants to get rid of, there is a sombre wish for hope and harmony.
While the Covid crisis remains that one evil everyone wants to get rid of, there is a sombre wish for hope and harmony.

Freedom From: This Independence Day, a look at what celebs want the world to be free of

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali and Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:15 PM IST
Amid a global pandemic, there are bouts of good news, shining a ray of hope on these gloomy times and this is what these experts want to focus on.
A mural of Mahatma Gandhi painted at an incarceration facility by the artists of Delhi Street Art and the prison inmates.(Photo: Instagram/delhistreetart)
A mural of Mahatma Gandhi painted at an incarceration facility by the artists of Delhi Street Art and the prison inmates.(Photo: Instagram/delhistreetart)

Freedom from taboo: Artists help remove stigmas around prisons

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Life behind bars teaches inmates many lessons, leaving most of them with a will to turn around their lives for the better. This Independence Day, a group of artists is helping inmates get freedom from the taboos surrounding them.
Shayarana Mehfil aims to raise funds for covid relief this Independence Day.
Shayarana Mehfil aims to raise funds for covid relief this Independence Day.

Independence Day special: An online cultural gig to help Covid relief work

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:38 PM IST
Shayarana Umeed, an e-mehfil is a fundraiser which will see participation by a host of theatre artistes, singers, poets among others.
Cleaning kitchens is no mean feat, but expert help is at hand.(Photo: Instagram/dapurmungill)
Cleaning kitchens is no mean feat, but expert help is at hand.(Photo: Instagram/dapurmungill)

Kitchen 101: Hacks for a sparkling clean, odour-free kitchen

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The unmistakable stench of the dustbin, yellowing kitchen sink…we have all given up against these at some point. Experts, chefs Nishant Choubey and Sadaf Hussain share their secrets for a clean, sanitised kitchen.
In Delhi, places like India Gate would turn into hubs of kite flying during Independence Day celebrations.(Photo: Amal KS/HT)
In Delhi, places like India Gate would turn into hubs of kite flying during Independence Day celebrations.(Photo: Amal KS/HT)

This Independence Day, Covid19 cuts kite sales

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, people are being extra careful. This has impacted sales of kites and the wholesalers of Lal Kuan, Old Delhi have seen a slump in the number of people visiting their shops.
Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles Smriti Z Irani took to social media to advocate and promote the use of handlooms.(Photo: Twitter/smritiirani)
Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles Smriti Z Irani took to social media to advocate and promote the use of handlooms.(Photo: Twitter/smritiirani)

Vocal4Handmade: Citizens heed PM’s appeal; flaunt handloom weaves with elan

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:47 PM IST
On National Handloom Day (August 7), many ministers, celebrities and denizens took to social media to flaunt handloom weaves.
Sadia Dehlvi fought a long battle with cancer and breathed her last on August 5, 2020.(Photo: Facebook)
Sadia Dehlvi fought a long battle with cancer and breathed her last on August 5, 2020.(Photo: Facebook)

Capital loss: An era ends with the passing of Sadia Dehlvi

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali and Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Sadia, 63, died at her home in Nizamuddin East after a long battle with cancer. Her son, musician Arman Ali Dehlvi was by her side. The last rites were performed on the morning of August 6.
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