“Many people began leaving (Mizoram) in early January when tensions started to escalate. The women and children were sent away. Only the men stayed back,” said Lalnunpuia, a former militant with the Bru National Liberation Front (BNLF).
With his dishevelled hair and devil-may-care attitude, Shammi Kapoor was the quintessential Sixties hero. Rauf Ahmed, whose biography of Shammi Kapoor is eagerly awaited, talks about the star whose persona epitomised cool.
Sixteen killed, six gang-raped, 24 accused - but not a single arrest has taken place even two months after the horror of riots visited Fugana village in Muzaffarnagar. The women of the village named names in their FIRs but they still see the accused roaming free. Full coverage: Cries from the camps
Mass weddings were triggered soon after a few couples in Shamli district’s camps were gifted Rs 1 lakh each from the UP chief minister’s relief fund. The news spread like wildfire and the camp-dwellers scrambled to get this dole.
After their kin were murdered, homes burnt and women raped before their eyes during the Muzaffarnagar riots, thousands fled to the safety of makeshift camps. At one such camp in Malakpur 28 people have died in the past one month, 25 of them infants.
The emerging market - China, India and Brazil - has seen a tremendous growth of smartphones in the past two years. But market shares (in volume) of giants like Apple, Samsung and the erstwhile leader, Nokia is falling rapidly in these markets. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
Two days after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s controversial 84 Kos Parikrama failed to start, locals were still waiting for pilgrims to return back. The lack of support from locals too, has made it clear that the Hindutva stranglehold over the town is loosening.
John came to India five years ago as a tourist and later decided to come back and study fashion designing. After graduating from a private institute of fashion designing, he set up his brand called the Diamond Ark and is particular about not calling his designs ‘African’.
Slum tourism sparked off ethical debates across the globe when it started in Mumbai’s Dharavi few years ago. But today Delhi, the latest hub of slum tourism, offers to bring the ‘real India’ to foreign tourists. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
The Wimbledon this season has been a shocker. Federer, Sharapova, Nadal, Azarenka, Serena; all the greats are out. The star studded championship is turning out to be a battle of unseeded and lesser known tennis players. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
Bored of travelling to the staple holiday spots of India? Move over tourist destinations, niche holidays are the way to go this season. Here’s a sample of some hidden spots from across the country. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui reports.
For the past several months Delhi University (DU) has been engulfed in protests, politics, allegations and explanations from the Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh, all in the name of university restructuring. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui writes.
Our television news networks have often been criticised for sensationalism, frenzied debates and biased reportage. Their policies of self-regulation don’t seem to be working either. A close look at India’s TV news industry. By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui.
The government recently said that shelters for Delhi's homeless populace have been set up according to Master Plan 2021. We hit the streets to see how things pan out for those who live off them. Furquan Ameen Siddiqui and Samar Khurshid writes. Lost in Numbers | Their story
Updated on Dec 17, 2012 12:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Furquan Ameen Siddiqui and Samar Khurshid, New Delhi