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Artistes welcome G20 delegates at airport by putting their best foot forward

G20 Summit is ongoing in Delhi, and Indian artistes are excitedly performing to welcome the guests at the IGI and Palam airports.

Director General of World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala applauds as Indian artistes perform Odisha's Sambalpuri dance.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 10:53 AM IST
ByManvi Singh

Luxury meets dining: 7,500 silverware sets to serve G20 guests at Delhi's hotels

A Rajasthan-based firm is elevating the dining experience at the G20 Summit with gold and silver-plated cutlery, which reflects India's rich cultural heritage.

Some 15,000 pieces of silverware will be used during the G20 Summit.(Photo: PTI)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 06:07 PM IST
ByManvi Singh

Janmashtami 2023: Watch Krishna leelas in Delhi at these fairs

The Capital's streets are not just reverberating with G20 spirit but also gearing up to welcome Kanha. Wondering where to celebrate Janmashtami? Check this out!

Check out the Janmashtami melas happening across Delhi, this year
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 05:37 PM IST
ByManvi Singh

Teachers' Day: National Award-winning Delhi teachers opt for lessons with movies

Set to receive the National Award for Teacher's Day, Delhi-based Arti Qanungo and Ritika Anand make learning relatable with film references in their classrooms.

Arti Qanungo and Ritika Anand will be felicitated with the National Award for Teacher's Day, today.
Published on Sep 05, 2023 05:19 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, Delhi

Padma Shri Geeta Chandran narrates Krishna's lore through Bharatanatyam

Delhi-based classical dancer and vocalist Geeta Chandran returns to stage to present Govinda Gatita ahead of Janmashtami.

Padma Shri Geeta Chandran takes to stage after three years ahead of Janmashtami
Published on Sep 02, 2023 03:09 PM IST
ByManvi Singh

Indian athlete Akhil Sheoran: Want my name on the Wall of Fame at Jamia

The Indian shooter Akhil Sheoran, who won big at the recent ISSF World Championships, credits his formative years in Jamia Millia Islamia and Delhi University

Indian shooter Akhil Sheoran wants to see his name at the Wall of Fame at Jamia Milia Islamia
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 05:50 PM IST
ByManvi Singh

G20 prep: Chai, culture, cars... there’s plenty for the twenty

The G20 Summit preparations are on in full swing. While the Capital’s walls have been revamped artistically and the security is on place, there are also certain challenges such as the rise in demand for luxury cars, which are yet to be met. The dress rehearsal for the Summit is scheduled for September 2 and 3.

Quite a selfie point! G20 logo installed near IGI Airport ahead of the G20 Summit. (Photo: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 01:09 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Rakshabandhan 2023: Pampered pooches of Delhi woof over rakhi!

Delhiites are going all out to make Rakshabandhan super-special for their furry siblings by ordering customised rakhis.

Rakhi hampers complete with a bandana and a rakhi with roli and chawal are popular buys, this season.
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Photography Day: Delhi’s shutterbugs are shattering stereotypes with their lens

On World Photography Day,observed on August 19, here’s pointing the lens towards some NCR-based shutterbugs who are creating captivating compositions that challenge conventional norms.

(L-R) Cheena Kapoor, Sumit Verma and Niraj Gera, are some of the NCR-based photographers who are breaking stereotypes, one frame at a time.
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 02:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Independence Day: Keen kite collectors of Delhi

On Independence Day, August 15, three proud owners talk about their enviable, decades-old hoards featuring some of the quirkiest kites. Objects of nostalgia and affection, their kites comprise the history of the nation.

Dedicated to the sport of kite flying since their childhood, these kite collectors share how they amassed their treasure troves.
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 03:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi’s Barbie cake trend is a sugary sensation!

Barbie-themed pink cakes are trending, and how! The doll-inspired cakes that were previously a hit among kids have now become popular among adults especially those aged between 18 to 30 years. Home bakers confirm the spike in orders for Barbie cakes since the movie’s release.

Barbie-themed cakes have recently gained popularity among foodies aged 18-30.
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 08:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Javed Ali: Come flood or rain, I never leave a chance to perform at Qutb Minar

Singer Javed Ali shares what compels him to head to Delhi whenever invited to perform at the minaret. He recently visited the city to perform at the historical monument, and confesses that he silently prayed that it doesn’t rain during the show.

Singer Javed Ali recently performed at the Qutb Minar. when invited as part of the launch of web portal, Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar. (Photo: Shantanu Bhattacharya/HT)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Pawsome customisation: Jackets, bags with pet pics are the new trend!

Have you got that pawdorable piece of clothing in your wardrobe that celebrates your furry baby? Pet parents are flaunting personalised jackets and bags with pictures of their adorable companions, and this has turned out to be the latest fashion trend.

Actor Aarya Babbar shows love for his pooch, Happy, with this customised jacket. (Photo: Instagram/aaryababbar222)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 04:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Sumit Antil: Ramjas College taught me to dream big

Paralympian, javelin thrower Sumit Antil, recalls his #CampusKeDin at Delhi University’s Ramjas College. He credits his alma mater for the good habits that he imbibed as a student, and encourages youngsters to make the most of their time in college.

Paralympian Sumit Antil recently broke his previous record, and is extremely elated with his career growth.
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 03:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kanwars with Dali masks: Demolishing demons!

This year, Kanwars returning from their water heist of sorts were spotted flaunting masks inspired from Spanish artist Salvador Dali. These masks had earlier gained popularity due to the success of the OTT web series, Money Heist.

Quite a few kanwariyas returning from Haridwar were spotted with Dali mask this year. (Photo: Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 03:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Nature Conservation Day: Delhi’s eco-warriors hold their swords high

On World Nature Conservation Day, July 28, meet some eco-warriors who continue to fight against all odds to conserve Nature for a better future in Delhi. These Good Samaritans share their journeys of building nests, planting trees, and picking up plastic from rubbish.

(L-R) Pranav Gaba, Swami Prem Parivartan, and Rakesh Khatri are some of Delhi’s eco warriors who have been working for Nature conservation.
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 01:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Meet Sarojini Nagar’s ‘thriller’ copy of Michael Jackson

Dancing in the middle of the Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar market, Pankaj Rawat, a social media influencer, has gone viral for his unique freestyle dance moves and sing along act that has received more than 1.7 million views. But, does Rawat find it to be cringe or is it an expression of his fearlessness?

A grab from Ghaziabad-based Pankaj Rawat’s recent viral video that shows him dancing in the middle of Sarojini Nagar market in Delhi. (Photo: prankster_panku/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 02:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Chess Day: For these chess grandmasters, it’s no board game

After 13 years, the game is all set to make a comeback to the Asian Games, which will be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023, in China. On International Chess Day (July 20), meet the 10-member Indian contingent raring to boost the country’s tally.

Indian grandmasters are prepping to display their tactical skills at the upcoming Asian Games 2023.
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 01:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Maggi for 193 at airport: Twitter says why not carry home-cooked food? Delhiites react

A Chandigarh-based content creator tweeted her bill of Maggi priced at ₹193, bought from the airport, which sparked a debate on social media. After the debate went viral, we speak to Delhiites about their choice between ordering Maggi and home-cooked food when travelling via flight.

A screengrab of the tweet that went viral for was shocked about Maggi being priced at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>193 at an airport. (Photo: Twitter and Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 08:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

DU students: How much do you spend in a day?

A college-goer’s viral Insta reel pins her daily expense at ₹242, and the amount is receiving mixed reactions from her peers. How close is this to reality?

A video grab from the reel of Apao Rakovine that went viral with more than 500k views. (Photo: thatpetitefoodie/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 12:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The rise of Yamuna: Delhiites, stay afloat!

Stuck for hours on roads or struggling in the Delhi Metro, ‘Yamuna paar’ residents face the wrath of floods as the river’s water level rose, following heavy rainfall and the release of water from Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana.

A road near ISBT after the swollen Yamuna river flooded low-lying areas across NCR. (Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 02:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

#DelhiRains: City halts in a monsoon meltdown!

As raindrops keep falling on our heads, Delhi’s residents pour out complaints and coping strategies of how they are sailing through the waterlogged city while cancelling plans and skipping college and office.

Deluge in Delhi: Record-breaking 261mm of rain turns roads into knee-deep waterlogged racecourses. (Photo: Sanjay Sharma/ANI)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 03:11 PM IST
By, , New Delhi

Kanwar trails: Mapping the saawan travellers

With unwavering devotion, kanwariyas from different parts of India are headed to Haridwar via Delhi. As the month of saawan begins, five groups of kanwariyas share how they plan to collect the water of Ganga river, which will later be offered to Lord Shiva when these pilgrims return to their cities.

Travelling to Haridwar, kanwariyas have begun their journey via Delhi to collect the holy water from the Ganga river. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 08:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

This Delhiite on Batmobile won’t stop the bhangra

Pulkit Sharma, a Delhi-based content creator, was trolled for his video showcasing him dancing on bhangra beats. In reply to this, he tweeted another video of him dancing, which went viral and has received more than 300k views. He strongly believes that his cerebral palsy can’t stop him from living a life of dignity.

A grab of Pulkit Sharma’s tweet that went viral for him attempting bhangra on his wheelchair to shush trolls. (Photo: Twitter)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 08:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asteroid Day: For the love of shooting stars and skygazing

Amateur astronomers in Delhi-NCR mark Asteroid Day (June 30) with online interactions and live streaming sessions. Many city-based astronomy clubs share how they have shifted gears to stay relevant in the virtual space and fulfil the demand of their followers.

Amateur astronomers bank on online events to regain the interest of young asteroid finders, in the post pandemic era. (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 06:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Spotted: Social media’s Serbian dancing lady in DU’s Khalsa College!

The mysterious Serbian Dancing Lady, who went viral on TikTok in 2019, has resurfaced at Delhi University’s Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College! A student’s recreation of the video, with a Punjabi twist, along with his friends has caught the attention of social media users.

A screengrab from the reel that shows SGTB Khalsa student, Prabhjot Singh moving like #SerbianDancingLady. (Screengrab: bolda_ni_sengh/Instagram)
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 04:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nuggets from daily life turn muse and flyovers, the canvas!

Five flyovers in Delhi have been spruced up in vibrant shades as part of the preparations for the G20 Summit in the Capital by the PWD. These include the flyovers at Raj Nagar, South Extension, Greater Kailash I, Nehru Place and Lajpat Nagar, and three more are in the works.

The newly painted flyovers at Nehru Place, South Extension, Greater Kailash I, Lajpat Nagar and Raj Nagar are the talk of the town. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/ HT)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 02:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Waiting areas for house helps: Safety measure or classist practice?

A recent tweet showing a notice by a residential society in Bengaluru which has made designated waiting area for house helps, has piqued reactions from several social media users. Delhiites are divided on the issue since some cite security concerns whereas others feel it reeks of discriminatory behaviour.

A society in Bengaluru has designated waiting area for house helps to stay away from common parks in between their jobs. (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 04:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Olympic Day: Winning laurels for India, sportspersons prep for Paris 2024

On Olympic Day (June 23), five Indian sportspersons who have been in the news lately for their achievements share how they are prepping for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. Read on to know how HS Prannoy, Chirag Shetty, Avani Prashanth, Tejaswin Shankar and Harmilan Bains are embracing #LetsMove, which is the theme of Olympic Day 2023.

HS Prannoy, Chirag Shetty, Avani Prashanth, Tejaswin Shankar and Harmilan Bains share how they are prepping to qualify for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 01:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Yoga Day: Delhiites, let the dogs out!

Those celebrating the occasion by practising yoga needn’t leave their pets behind. A number of doga sessions are taking place across NCR. Here’s a low-down of where all you can be part of yoga sessions with your pets as well as rescued doggos.

Celebrating Yoga Day in NCR? Take your pet along.
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 04:54 PM IST
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