Henna Rakheja

Henna Rakheja writes on city, art and culture, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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Food trucks in Delhi: Get, set and ready to go!

As SDMC prepares to issue new licences to food trucks, the restaurateurs rejoice and share which spots would be perfect for a food truck park in Delhi.
Food trucks, such as those in Gurugram’s Leisure Valley, may make a comeback in Delhi soon.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Food trucks, such as those in Gurugram’s Leisure Valley, may make a comeback in Delhi soon.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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I have been able to get through depression because I’ve a sense of humour about it: Shaheen Bhatt on her debut book

Shaheen Bhatt explores her writing skills while exposing some of the deepest secrets of her life in her memoir titled I’ve Never Been (Un)happier, which talks about her encounter with depression.
Shaheen Bhatt with actor sister, Alia Bhatt.(INSTAGRAM)
Shaheen Bhatt with actor sister, Alia Bhatt.(INSTAGRAM)
Updated on Dec 22, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Jashn-e-Rekhta: For the love of Urdu, a language that defines a composite culture

Over the last five years, this cultural festival has sought much interest from specifically the younger generation.
For the love of Urdu, a language that defines a composite culture.(rekhta.org)
For the love of Urdu, a language that defines a composite culture.(rekhta.org)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times Palate Fest 2019: Get ready to feast on mouth-watering sumptuous meals this season

Hindustan Times Palate Fest 2019: The Hindustan Times Palate Fest is back with entertaining performances by popular music artists, masterclasses by renowned chefs, and some surprise elements.
(HT Photo)
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Updated on Nov 12, 2019 02:41 PM IST
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Help find Kirori Mal College’s Tingu ji: The tale of the lost candy seller

The popular candy seller of DU’s North Campus has been missing since October 18, and the students on campus are leaving no stone unturned to find him.
Tingu ji (Amar Singh) is popular among KMC alumnus as the man who brought them candies and tales galore.(HT PHOTO)
Tingu ji (Amar Singh) is popular among KMC alumnus as the man who brought them candies and tales galore.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 03:05 PM IST
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Bright by night, monuments in Delhi draw heritage walkers

Architectural illumination of the Capital’s historical structures is drawing visitors after sunset keen to explore a different side.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 01:18 PM IST
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Ravi Kishan: Main bada muhfat aadmi hun

While dressing up to play Angad in a Ramlila in Delhi, actor-politician Ravi Kishan talks about the uncertainty with which he lives his life.
Actor Ravi Kishan played Angad in Ramlila at Derawala Nagar near Model Town in Delhi.(PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT)
Actor Ravi Kishan played Angad in Ramlila at Derawala Nagar near Model Town in Delhi.(PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT)
Published on Oct 08, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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The saga of priceless Indian folk art from the hills of Himachal

As many as 240 artefacts are showcased from the collections of Gurugram-based Museum of Folk & Tribal Arts, at this exhibition in National Museum, and are worth millions.
From the more popular Pahari Rumals and silver jewellery to the less studied musical instruments and much-less studied textiles of Himachal, the objects on display at an ongoing exhibition speaks volumes about the diverse folk art of this region.
From the more popular Pahari Rumals and silver jewellery to the less studied musical instruments and much-less studied textiles of Himachal, the objects on display at an ongoing exhibition speaks volumes about the diverse folk art of this region.
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Social reformer and author Sri M on meditation, comics and more

As humour slyly enters the writings of the social reformer and author, he explains what he prefers to read, on the sidelines of his newly released book On Meditation.
New Delhi, India, March 13th, 2019 Profile shoot of spiritual Guru Shri M at Dahoulpur House, Chanakyapuri Photos : Prabhas Roy
New Delhi, India, March 13th, 2019 Profile shoot of spiritual Guru Shri M at Dahoulpur House, Chanakyapuri Photos : Prabhas Roy
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 01:17 PM IST
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Lisa Ray: I love Jhumpa Lahiri’s writing

Actor Lisa Ray rekindles the book worm in her to encounter some rapid fire questions.
Actor-model Lisa Ray recently turned author with her memoir Close to the Bone.
Actor-model Lisa Ray recently turned author with her memoir Close to the Bone.
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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From IAS to actor: Neena Gupta on theatre, Delhi and more

The DU graduate and NSD alumna, actor Neena Gupta, says she loves Delhi.
Veteran Neena Gupta is a name to reckon when it comes to power-packed performances.
Veteran Neena Gupta is a name to reckon when it comes to power-packed performances.
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 04:44 PM IST
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No river is bigger than the grit of this Kathak danseuse to clean it

Dancer-poet and eco warrior Arushi Nishank shares about her passion for depolluting rivers, and combining this cause with her training in Indian classical arts.
Kathak dancer Arushi Nishank has been working for the cause of cleaning rivers since 18 years.
Kathak dancer Arushi Nishank has been working for the cause of cleaning rivers since 18 years.
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 05:09 PM IST
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Diana Penty, the foodie: Paranthe Wali Gali in Old Delhi has the best paranthas ever

The actor says she is addicted to food, and adds that she has tried quite a few delicacies in the Capital including the chaat in GK and paranthas at highway dhabas.
Actor Diana Penty says she is a big time foodie, and works out to stay fit.
Actor Diana Penty says she is a big time foodie, and works out to stay fit.
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Amir Khan: My wife is an amazing mother to my kids

The British boxer’s personal life has been much-talked about since his parents blamed his wife for creating differences, and being a bad mother.
Amir’s parents have often blamed his wife for creating differences between their son and them, and even questioned her upbringing of their granddaughters.(PHOTO: Instagram/amirkingkhan)
Amir’s parents have often blamed his wife for creating differences between their son and them, and even questioned her upbringing of their granddaughters.(PHOTO: Instagram/amirkingkhan)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 12:17 PM IST
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Virat, Shikhar are now aam: Cricket fever grips mango growers back home

At the upcoming 31st Mango Festival in Delhi, there will be mangoes dedicated to Indian cricketers such as Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.
At the 31st Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, get set to taste mangoes named after Indian cricketers.(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/HT; IMAGING: Henu Mauria/HT)
At the 31st Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, get set to taste mangoes named after Indian cricketers.(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/HT; IMAGING: Henu Mauria/HT)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 01:45 PM IST
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EU Film Fest: Cinephiles, get a taste of European cinema in Delhi

The 24th European Union Film Festival 2019 has 22 movies from 22 European countries, which will be screened in 10 Indian cities.
A scene from Tulipani (Netherlands), which will be screened at the festival.
A scene from Tulipani (Netherlands), which will be screened at the festival.
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 06:01 PM IST
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Kamya Panjabi on her debut play: Jab audience response mila, toh khushi ke ansoo aye

The actor who has worked in television and films says she found a new learning school in theatre. The journey was tough for her, but worth it.
Actor Kamya Panjabi has now forayed into theatre, with a play titled Pajama Party by The Films and Theatre Society.
Actor Kamya Panjabi has now forayed into theatre, with a play titled Pajama Party by The Films and Theatre Society.
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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I am protective about my parents too, not just boyfriend: Diana Penty

Actor Diana Penty says that she doesn’t get “upset” when asked about her rumoured boyfriend, Harsh Sagar, but feels the need to protect her “core people”.
Actor Diana Penty is quite a private person in her real life.(PHOTO: Instagram/dianapenty)
Actor Diana Penty is quite a private person in her real life.(PHOTO: Instagram/dianapenty)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 12:53 PM IST
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Summer cool: Drink it to your heart’s delight at this mela in Delhi

At this upcoming mela in the city, lose yourself in the flavours of sharbats, chuskis and more.
Visitors can enjoy from a variety of drinks at this annual festival in the city.
Visitors can enjoy from a variety of drinks at this annual festival in the city.
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 12:11 PM IST
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Arjun Mathur: Men send me dirty messages, some ask me to marry them

Actor Arjun Mathur who has become popular for his gay character in the web series Made in Heaven, says his Instagram inbox is full of messages of all kinds.
Actor Arjun Mathur’s recent portrayal of a gay character has cut across generations, and is being enjoyed by even those who had some level of homophobia.(PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ARJUN_MATHUR)
Actor Arjun Mathur’s recent portrayal of a gay character has cut across generations, and is being enjoyed by even those who had some level of homophobia.(PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ARJUN_MATHUR)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 12:47 PM IST
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K-Pop band VAV: Want to work with Aamir Khan ever since we saw 3 Idiots

From singing Pehla Nasha to All Izz Well, K-Pop band VAV show their love for Bollywood actor Aamir Khan at their recent concert in Delhi, and in this exclusive chat express their desire to work with the actor.
Six members of the K-Pop boy band VAV recently visited India, and performed in Delhi and Imphal.(Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
Six members of the K-Pop boy band VAV recently visited India, and performed in Delhi and Imphal.(Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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A soulful cultural oasis in Delhi

The 7th Spic Macay International Convention will have mesmerising concerts by maestros for art lovers in the Capital.
Hindustani classical vocalists Pt Rajan Misra and Pt Sajan Misra will perform on June 3, 7pm.
Hindustani classical vocalists Pt Rajan Misra and Pt Sajan Misra will perform on June 3, 7pm.
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 11:22 AM IST
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Identity quest: An art fest that goes beyond the canvas

This one-of-its-kind collaborative festival has something for everyone – walks, talks, sessions, performances and art exhibitions.
A photograph displayed as part of the solo exhibition titled Framed Emotions by Manu Sharma.
A photograph displayed as part of the solo exhibition titled Framed Emotions by Manu Sharma.
Updated on May 29, 2019 01:20 PM IST
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I used to bunk school and eat at Malcha Marg: Arjun Mathur

Made in Heaven actor Arjun Mathur says Delhi is a changed place now. He shifted base to Mumbai 18 years ago, yet misses his walks at Humayun’s Tomb and eating at Khan Market.
Actor Arjun Mathur says every time he comes back to Delhi, it’s difficult for him to figure out where he is since the city is changing rapidly.(PHOTO: SHIVAM SAXENA/HT)
Actor Arjun Mathur says every time he comes back to Delhi, it’s difficult for him to figure out where he is since the city is changing rapidly.(PHOTO: SHIVAM SAXENA/HT)
Updated on May 28, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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Lisa Ray: There’s no shame in the truth

The actor-turned-social activist’s debut book, Close to the Bone, is her memoir that describes her nomadic, philosophical, rebellious heart. The book also takes the reader up and close to her personal sphere.
Actor Lisa Ray says the release of her debut book is bigger than a film release.
Actor Lisa Ray says the release of her debut book is bigger than a film release.
Updated on May 24, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Author Ruskin’s eccentric bond with pickles, cricket and fantasy

On his 85th birthday, author Ruskin Bond proves why he is not just any octogenarian as he opens up about his love for pickles, cricket, and more.
Padma Bhushan awardee author Ruskin Bond turns 85 this year.(Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)
Padma Bhushan awardee author Ruskin Bond turns 85 this year.(Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 12:01 PM IST
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Poetic fest at Jamia Milia Islamia to spread peace, brotherhood

At the upcoming event Jashn-e-Ittihaad at Jamia Millia Islamia, there will be famous poets and musicians performing for the sake of peace and brotherhood.
Lyricist Irshad Kamil’s The INK Band is among the performers.
Lyricist Irshad Kamil’s The INK Band is among the performers.
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 01:55 PM IST
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I shopped for my wedding clothes in Delhi: Kirti Kulhari

On her recent trip to the Capital, actor Kirti Kulhari said it’s a “special feeling” to visit the India Gate and the National War Memorial after playing an officer in the film Uri.
Actor Kirti Kulhari visited the India Gate on her recent trip to Delhi.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Actor Kirti Kulhari visited the India Gate on her recent trip to Delhi.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 07:11 PM IST
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Our heritage is the singular reason for which the world comes to India: Anuraag Saxena

Meet Anuraag Saxena, an activist, author, and founder of India Pride Project (IPP) – a citizen’s group that aims to bring back India’s stolen or pilfered heritage.
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Updated on Mar 05, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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HT Imagine Fest 2019: An art-istic touch to music and drama

Get set to hear melodious music, watch enthralling theatre, and listen to fashionistas at the Hindustan Times Imagine Fest 2019.
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 10:03 AM IST
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