Naina Arora writes on City, Art and Culture of Gurugram, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City
Articles by Naina Arora
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Magh Bihu celebrations will be different this year with Assamese communities in Delhi-NCR sticking to smaller gatherings and relishing traditional feast at home.
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Caterers share the demand for home chefs has increased as denizens prefer intimate gatherings this year, and preference for vegetarian food has also gone up amid the bird flu.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Coronavirus pandemic has affected the livelihood of Dholwallahs, who share the limited bookings they have received this year vis-à-vis last year.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:34 PM IST
World Hindi Day, celebrated annually on January 10, marks the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975. This is different from Hindi Diwas, which is observed on September 14 every year.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic made masks compulsory for everyone. From becoming a daily necessity to upgrading itself into a fashion statement, here’s all that a mask has been in the year 2020.
By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Lockdown 2020 led many to hit the kitchen for the first time. And, oh boy, that led to a variety of experiments, some delicious, and some disastrous. While some fancied baking breads, others were decorating food with edible items.
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The recent I-View World Human Rights Film Festival had panel discussions, film screenings and a coveted guest list from India and abroad.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Saw actors Saqib Saleem, Shweta Basu Prasad, Maanvi Gagroo, and Swara Bhaskar portray stand-up comics onscreen? Looks like this trend is here to stay.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Residents share their tried and tested excuses, which they cooked up to save themselves from not paying the challan for caught without wearing a mask amid Covid-19 pandemic.
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Poinsettia plants are in huge demand in the Christmas month, and are priced higher this year amid Covid-19 pandemic.
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Wrestler Babita Phogat talks about being mentally prepared to juggle pregnancy and work during the pandemic, her younger sister Sangeeta’s recent wedding, and elder sister Geeta’s tips on shopping.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:58 PM IST
As most hotels in Delhi-NCR chose not to conduct cake-mixing ceremonies this year, a select few have come up with innovative solutions to maintain social distancing.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Wedding planners say people are considering booking of venues in Gurugram, if they have wedding functions from February onwards, and some hotels in Noida are also banking on this trend to increase rates of their banquets.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Violin maestro L Subramaniam speaks about the changes that the world of music has undergone in Covid times. His performance was recently streamed online as part of Natya Tarangini’s Parampara Series, which celebrates 75 years of United Nations this year.
By Mallika Bhagat and Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 08:44 PM IST
In absence of large scale celebrations in public places, those celebrating Chhath Puja at home say they are missing their family, and friends who brought festive cheer from their home towns.
By Naina Arora and Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:29 PM IST
Jewellers share what’s trending this Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi. Silver jewellery, trinkets, coins, and minimalist designs are ruling the market.
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 02:13 PM IST
The rituals for Karwa Chauth 2020 will be the same, but will be performed among smaller groups, and while wearing matching masks, gloves, and using sanitisers for safety from coronavirus.
By Mallika Bhagat (With inputs by Naina Arora) | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:18 AM IST
Thermal screening, usage of masks, regular sanitisation and social distancing norms are all in place as Ramlila troupes take centre stage in Delhi-NCR amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 06:15 PM IST
Mehendi designs such as a bride in palanquin and illustrations of moon are not catching the fancy of brides-to-be and newly weds, as masked bride and groom figures takes over mehendi patterns this festive season.
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:27 PM IST
Artist-sculptor Anju Kumar says art brings cheer to buyers, and the pandemic-hit craftsmen.
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 02:26 PM IST
The celebrations this year by Durga Puja Committees have shifted to private venues with members only, live-streaming of aarti, and pre-booked visits via an app.
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Delhi-NCR residents who love to throw card parties have started their annual regimen much early this year.
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:51 PM IST
The facility will open in the first week of December. For the MRI, the needy will have to pay ₹50 and others ₹800, whereas dialysis will cost about ₹600.
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Retired teacher Vimal Narula has been stitching and distributing masks ever since lockdown, and has helped about 1,000 people till date.
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:47 PM IST
IPS officer Rajinder Kumar Vij shares that he tries to steal time for his passion of sketching, and how he’s inspired by the Mahatma.
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Denizens do it all from insulating the house to stopping outdoor runs, to set themselves for this time of the year when the smog blankets their sky.
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:04 PM IST
A new library set up for Gurugram Police officers allows them access to books on law and enforcement, police rules and regulations, management, motivational speakers, traffic regulation, and general awareness.
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 03:10 PM IST
#WFH has been mentally draining and exhausting for almost everyone. Tapping on this, restaurants in Delhi-NCR are offering their spaces to working professionals with deals on food, free Wi-Fi, some exclusive pods, and corporates are loving the idea.
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s new digital chat show has sessions with prominent women who are single, such as Mona Ambegaonkar, Mallika Sarabhai, and Vinta Nanda, among others.
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Sangeeta shares that she’s set to tie the knot with beau Bajrang, and is busy discussing her wedding trousseau with elder sister Geeta Phogat.