Medha Shri Dahiya

Medha Shri Dahiya

Medha Shri Dahiya writes on art, culture, books and campus, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Medha Shri Dahiya
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Representational Image(Unsplash)

Kaizen method to cut back sugar consumption

By Medha Shri Dahiya, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:43 PM IST
There is nothing dramatic about this Japanese method, Kaizen, yet it works.
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Sadhvi Vrinda Om became a sadhvi when she was 36.(Photo Courtesy: The Third Eye Photography)
Sadhvi Vrinda Om became a sadhvi when she was 36.(Photo Courtesy: The Third Eye Photography)

Donning the ochre changes nothing, if you don’t change, says Sadhvi Vrinda Om

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Sadhvi Vrinda Om shares that even after she had become a monk, she struggled with emotions we all deal with. She discusses her autobiographical book, A Prayer That Never Fails, which offers self-help techniques that she used to deal with her life.
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Om Swami is a mystic, siddha and bestselling author, who says practising kindness can help you achieve that sublime feeling called bliss. He gave up his million-dollar business (and his Porsche), to meet the goddess.(Photo Courtesy: The Third Eye Photography)
Om Swami is a mystic, siddha and bestselling author, who says practising kindness can help you achieve that sublime feeling called bliss. He gave up his million-dollar business (and his Porsche), to meet the goddess.(Photo Courtesy: The Third Eye Photography)

Could you be truly happy? Yes, Om Swami tells you how

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 11:09 AM IST
Bestselling author, mystic and siddha Om Swami says one could achieve a state of bliss by practising kindness. The good news? The act of kindness doesn’t have to be out of the world. It is as simple as appreciating someone. He discusses the ‘kind’ road to happiness and his book, The Book of Kindness.
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Ma Anand Sheela, “Be brave. What you have to do, you must, easy or difficult.”
Ma Anand Sheela, “Be brave. What you have to do, you must, easy or difficult.”

Ma Anand Sheela: Life’s tough, baby; easy is for cowards

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Ma Anand Sheela, spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh or Osho’s personal secretary, talks about handling crisis and more.
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Priyanka Chopra will play Ma Anand Sheela in an upcoming biopic.(HT Photo/Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra will play Ma Anand Sheela in an upcoming biopic.(HT Photo/Instagram)

Ma Anand Sheela hasn’t given Priyanka Chopra permission for biopic, says Alia Bhatt has the necessary spunk to play her

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 12:47 AM IST
Ma Anand Sheela, in an interview to Hindustan Times, has said that though she sent a legal notice to Priyanka Chopra, she hasn’t heard from her.
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Akshay Kumar in Filhall.
Akshay Kumar in Filhall.

Akshay Kumar on Filhall music video: ‘The look in this song reminded me of my look in Namastey London’

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Akshay Kumar has said that he was reminded of his look from Namastey London when he saw the music video for Filhall.
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Elton John released his autobiography recently.(Instagram/EltonJohn)
Elton John released his autobiography recently.(Instagram/EltonJohn)

Sir Elton John’s autobiography is warm, moving and a hit

UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 01:57 PM IST
Elton John’s autobiography is candid, funny, warm and moving. And like everything Elton John, it’s absolutely entertaining.
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Govind Maurya, a popular Ramlila actor in Gurugram, speaks about playing Sita for 17 years in a row.
Govind Maurya, a popular Ramlila actor in Gurugram, speaks about playing Sita for 17 years in a row.

#Dussehra2019: Meet the ‘Dream girl’ only this one is for real

By Medha Shri Dahiya and Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Like actor Ayushmann Khurrana in his recent film, Govind Maurya is also famous for playing Sita, and people seek his blessings even when he’s not in makeup.
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Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.(Yan Pekar)
Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.(Yan Pekar)

Want a happy, fulfilling life? Author of Ikigai tells you how

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 03:20 PM IST
Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feed, and shares the Japanese secret to a long and happy life.
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Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.(Yan Pekar)
Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.(Yan Pekar)

Want to have a happy life? Francesc Miralles, author of Ikigai tells you how

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Spanish author Francesc Miralles discusses the book that’s flooding our social media feeds.
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Dr. Dain Heer is an author and co-creator of Access Consciousness(Sarang Gupta/HT)
Dr. Dain Heer is an author and co-creator of Access Consciousness(Sarang Gupta/HT)

Our point of view creates our reality: Dr Dain Heer

By Medha Shri Dahiya and Sonal Kalra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 04:54 PM IST
By changing our outlook on life and things, we could change our life, says Dr Dain Heer, an author and co-creator of the self-help system Access Consciousness. He suggests using simple Access Tools, like asking questions, to create a life we desire.
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Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a tête-à-tête about her latest book, There’s a Monster Under My Bed!, and her fears and strengths.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a tête-à-tête about her latest book, There’s a Monster Under My Bed!, and her fears and strengths.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)

A chat with Maneka Gandhi is lit

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi’s latest book There’s a Monster Under My Bed! is not just another addition to children literature. It’s a book that will help kids and their parents deal with childhood fears before they transmute. And she also talks about FOMO and JOMO.
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Celebrated author Jeffery Archer, author of books such as Dark Angel and Heads You Win, will be attending a literary event in India for the first time.
Celebrated author Jeffery Archer, author of books such as Dark Angel and Heads You Win, will be attending a literary event in India for the first time.

The Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, an arts and literature stupor

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 03:13 PM IST
The Jaipur Literature Festival is going to have the perfect ambience complete with music, art shows, talks and handicraft bazaars.
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Twinkle Khanna poses for a photograph during the launch of her book Miss Funnybones in Mumbai in 2015.(AFP)
Twinkle Khanna poses for a photograph during the launch of her book Miss Funnybones in Mumbai in 2015.(AFP)

Twinkle Khanna tells us which is her favourite book

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 03:16 PM IST
Author and film producer Twinkle Khanna talks about the books that she loves and that inspire her.
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Twinkle Khanna poses for a photograph during the launch of her book Miss Funnybones in Mumbai in 2015.(AFP)
Twinkle Khanna poses for a photograph during the launch of her book Miss Funnybones in Mumbai in 2015.(AFP)

Twinkle Khanna on being a best-selling author, her latest book, MeToo and more

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Looks like the year belonged to Twinkle Khanna, the writer. Her latest book, Pyjamas Are Forgiving, also makes a case for consent.
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The Book of Faith is an anthology of true stories, edited by Vrinda Om.
The Book of Faith is an anthology of true stories, edited by Vrinda Om.

The Book of Faith is about many lives one master, says author

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 02:36 PM IST
Vrinda Om has edited an anthology of 12 stories about healing, faith and compassion.
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From the cover of Don’t Kill Him! by Maa Anand Sheela.
From the cover of Don’t Kill Him! by Maa Anand Sheela.

Beyond Wild Wild Country: Books by those who were part of it

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Will Aamir Khan portray Osho in a web series, as is being reported? There’s no confirmation on that speculation yet. Meanwhile, you can read books that have accounts of people who were associated with Osho in some way.
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eleven Ways to Love is a collection of essays on love, written in prose and verse.
eleven Ways to Love is a collection of essays on love, written in prose and verse.

A story for everyone #WithPride

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 03:40 PM IST
We have curated a selection of books which tell stories of queer community, their struggles, challenges, and what it means to be LGBTQI+.
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Some recent releases in the children’s books section.
Some recent releases in the children’s books section.

Children’s books: Take your pick from these recent releases

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 06:36 PM IST
Here are a few recent releases for children. What are you picking up to read?
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A Crackerjack Life is a collection of personal stories and anecdotes.
A Crackerjack Life is a collection of personal stories and anecdotes.

A Crackjacker Life is a collection of crisp stories about life and things that shape it

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 04:27 PM IST
The book looks at the most commonplace things and incidents with a meditative eye, subtly through interesting, entertaining personal stories and accounts.
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Social media have become an added platform to promote books.(Shutterstock)
Social media have become an added platform to promote books.(Shutterstock)

World Book Day: Books in the times of social media

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 01:25 PM IST
On World Book Day (23 April), we find out if social media can kill books. By the looks of it, no! In fact, social media is helping sell more books.
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Sophie Kinsella’s Surprise Me is a witty read.
Sophie Kinsella’s Surprise Me is a witty read.

Book Review: Sophie Kinsella’s Surprise Me is fun, funny and frisky

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 05:00 PM IST
The latest from the writer of the best-selling Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella, makes you look at life and relationship with a contemplative eye.
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Author Braham Singh is already working on his next book after his debut, Bombay Swastika.
Author Braham Singh is already working on his next book after his debut, Bombay Swastika.

Author Braham Singh says research and feverish imagination helped him write his successful book

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Author Braham Singh’s debut novel, Bombay Swastika, is “a work of fiction built around true events”, moving between 1935 Berlin, 1948 Karachi and 1965 Bombay. While the book is a bestseller, Singh is already raring to write four more!
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Rukshana Eisa is a grooming coach.
Rukshana Eisa is a grooming coach.

Rukshana Eisa’s The Golden Code is a ready reckoner of etiquettes and manners

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2018 04:57 PM IST
Chivalry will always be cool. This book will crisply teach you how to live your life with manners and etiquettes.
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The book cover of Moryaa Re!
The book cover of Moryaa Re!

Book review: Author Mark Manuel’s pacy crime thriller from the streets of Mumbai

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2017 07:18 PM IST
The city of dreams, celebrities and celebrations – Mumbai is reeling under the fear of a psychopath’s evil designs.
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The cover of author Payal Kapadia’s Maidless in Mumbai.
The cover of author Payal Kapadia’s Maidless in Mumbai.

Book Review: Author Payal Kapadia’s comical ode to the house help of our dreams

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2017 03:10 PM IST
Comical yet relatable, author Payal Kapadia’s Maidless in Mumbai is an interesting take on the search of the perfect house help.
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Cover of the book No Touch by author K Krishna.
Cover of the book No Touch by author K Krishna.

Book Review: Author K Krishna’s book is about empowering kids against sexual abuse

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2017 02:54 PM IST
Part of the Watch Out series, No Touch, is a well illustrated book that teaches kids the difference between a good and a bad touch.
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The cover of Parenting with Love & Limits.
The cover of Parenting with Love & Limits.

Book review: Parents, here’s all the help you need to handle your kids’ tantrums

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2017 09:26 PM IST
What can a parent do to deal with childhood behaviour problems and to raise kids who are happy, healthy and emotionally strong? This book tells you all.
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Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar poses for a picture.(Vidya Subramanian/HT Photo)
Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar poses for a picture.(Vidya Subramanian/HT Photo)

Kareena is the most fearless woman: Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2017 04:11 PM IST
Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar’s latest book, Pregnancy Notes, is inspired by her celebrity client and friend, Kareena Kapoor Khan and her equally famous son, Taimur Ali Khan
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Enid Blyton, known for her hugely popular children’s books, was born on August 11, 1897.(Facebook/Enid Blyton)
Enid Blyton, known for her hugely popular children’s books, was born on August 11, 1897.(Facebook/Enid Blyton)

Happy birthday, Enid Blyton! Here’s your guide to her best books of all time

By Medha Shri Dahiya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2017 09:04 AM IST
On Enid Blyton’s 120th birth anniversary, we bring you a list of some of her most popular children’s books.
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