Nisha Anand

Trainee Content Producer for Hindustan Times Digital Streams. I read about feminism, late modern history, and globalisation of Korean music.

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'That's Kerala!' - What made Shashi Tharoor say that amid festivity

Congress leader posted pictures on the occasion of Vidyarambham - a Hindu tradition of introducing young children to the world of knowledge and the process of learning.

Sharing pictures on his Twitter profile, Tharoor said he taught nine kids who had visited him, to write “Om Shri“ in three scripts - Devanagari, Malayalam & English.(Twitter/Shashi Tharoor)
Sharing pictures on his Twitter profile, Tharoor said he taught nine kids who had visited him, to write “Om Shri“ in three scripts - Devanagari, Malayalam & English.(Twitter/Shashi Tharoor)
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 12:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Hindu Rashtra, women empowerment in focus in RSS chief's speech on Dussehra

Acclaimed mountaineer Santosh Yadav - the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice, first in May 1992, and then again in May 1993 - is the chief guest at the RSS Vijayadashami event this year.

The RSS chief also talked about India’s increased credibility and prestige in the world.(ANI)
The RSS chief also talked about India’s increased credibility and prestige in the world.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 10:30 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh | 5 points

Built at a cost of ₹1,470 crore, the hospital is spread over 247 acres with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines.

The hospital for which foundation stone was laid by PM Modi in his first tenure, in 2017, is equipped with 18 specialty as well as 17 super specialty departments.(Twitter/ PM Modi)
The hospital for which foundation stone was laid by PM Modi in his first tenure, in 2017, is equipped with 18 specialty as well as 17 super specialty departments.(Twitter/ PM Modi)
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 11:49 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Watch | Preparations for upcoming Air Force Day at Chandigarh

Ahead of the event, a dress rehearsal was conducted on Monday, involving combat aircraft, transport planes and helicopters including the Chinook heavy-lift choppers.

Visual from dress rehearsal conducted ahead of the show. Group Captain A Rathi informed that a total of 74 aircrafts will participate in the event on Saturday.(ANI)
Visual from dress rehearsal conducted ahead of the show. Group Captain A Rathi informed that a total of 74 aircrafts will participate in the event on Saturday.(ANI)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 02:20 PM IST

World Space Week 2022 celebrates 'space and sustainability' this year

One of the main aims of the celebration is to educate people about how they benefit from space activities and to garner public support for space programs while fostering international cooperation.

Chris Boshuizen, one of the four passengers on the Blue Origins’ New Shepard in October last year - will be the spokesperson for this year's week-long celebration.(Facebook/World Space Week)
Chris Boshuizen, one of the four passengers on the Blue Origins’ New Shepard in October last year - will be the spokesperson for this year's week-long celebration.(Facebook/World Space Week)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 12:13 PM IST

Swedish geneticist Svante Pääbo wins Nobel Prize for Medicine | Five facts

Pääbo's father, Sune Bergstrom, is also a Nobel prize winner in medicine in 1982 making this win - the eighth time when the child of a Nobel laureate also won a Nobel Prize.

Swedish scientist Svante Paabo stands by a replica of a Neanderthal skeleton at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Monday.(AP)
Swedish scientist Svante Paabo stands by a replica of a Neanderthal skeleton at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Monday.(AP)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 11:39 AM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Watch | Students in UP make ‘Ravan dahan’ possible at the click of a button

As the student presses the button, a ‘boom’ sound is heard, following which the effigy is covered in smoke and flames within a few seconds.

One of the students can be seen setting the few feet tall ‘Ravana’ effigy on fire within seconds at the click of a button.(ANI)
One of the students can be seen setting the few feet tall ‘Ravana’ effigy on fire within seconds at the click of a button.(ANI)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 07:23 AM IST

Watch | European astronaut practises ‘Garudasana’ pose on space station

In the video - a collaboration between Cosmic Kids and the European Space Agency, the astronaut can be seen following the instructions of a yoga teacher to do ‘Garudasana’ or the ‘eagle yoga’ pose.

The video was shared by Cosmic Kids - an organisation that promotes the benefits of yoga.(Twitter)
The video was shared by Cosmic Kids - an organisation that promotes the benefits of yoga.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 03:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Ex-NSE chief executive Chitra Ramakrishna, associate granted statutory bail

The CBI is probing irregularities within the country's largest stock exchange; specifically stock brokers' alleged illegal access to server architecture.

Ramkrishna - who was head of the exchange between April 2013 and December 2016 - was arrested by the CBI on March 6.(Reuters)
Ramkrishna - who was head of the exchange between April 2013 and December 2016 - was arrested by the CBI on March 6.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 01:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Do you use UPI for payments? Follow these tips by SBI for safe transactions

UPI transactions crossed ₹10.62 lakh crore in July through 6.28 billion transactions, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said. In the last fiscal, more than 46 billion transactions were processed amounting to over ₹84.17 lakh crores.

With its UPI, India has taken the lead and made significant progress toward promoting digital payment transactions.(MINT)
With its UPI, India has taken the lead and made significant progress toward promoting digital payment transactions.(MINT)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:35 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu top destinations for foreign tourists in 2021: Report

The report also stated the number of foreign tourist arrivals during 2021 decreased to 1.52 million - a nearly 44 per cent decline compared to 2020 - citing Covid-19 related restrictions.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar with Secretary Tourism Arvind Singh, Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy and Ajay Bhatt releasing Indian Tourism Data 2022 on World Tourism Day.(ANI)
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar with Secretary Tourism Arvind Singh, Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy and Ajay Bhatt releasing Indian Tourism Data 2022 on World Tourism Day.(ANI)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 09:23 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Not Ahmedabad, Anand Mahindra believes this city’s Navratri is unbeatable

Netizens quickly responded to Mahindra's tweet with pictures and videos of other places where Navratri celebrations are happening with much pomp and enthusiasm.

Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra.
Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra.
Published on Sep 28, 2022 07:37 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

MP CM offers condolence at the death of child killed in school bus accident

The CM said he had instructed the officials to avail best possible treatment to the injured children and prayed for their speedy recovery.

One child was killed after a school bus carrying forty kids met with an accident in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar on Tuesday.(ANI)
One child was killed after a school bus carrying forty kids met with an accident in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 12:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

World Tourism Day 2022: Why is this year’s theme ‘rethinking tourism?’

In August, a UN report said that international tourism finally saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded - a positive sign.

Puri: Students of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute create a sand art on the eve of World Tourism Day, at Puri beach, Monday.(PTI)
Puri: Students of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute create a sand art on the eve of World Tourism Day, at Puri beach, Monday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 11:44 AM IST

Watch | Moments before Dart spacecraft strikes asteroid in NASA defence test

Scientists expected the impact of collision with the asteroid - located 9.6 million kilometres - away "will carve out a crater, and alter the asteroid's orbit".

The target ‘Dimorphos’ is a moonlet of Didymos, Greek for twin, a fast-spinning asteroid five times bigger that flung off the material that formed the junior partner.(NASA)
The target ‘Dimorphos’ is a moonlet of Didymos, Greek for twin, a fast-spinning asteroid five times bigger that flung off the material that formed the junior partner.(NASA)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 07:32 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

At least 7 reported dead after tourist vehicle rolls off cliff in Kullu

Seven people have died and 10 others are injured. Five injured have been shifted to Zonal hospital at Kullu and five are under treatment at Banjar in a local hospital, the SP, Kullu informed.

As per the initial report, there were 17 people travelling in the vehicle including the driver.(ANI)
As per the initial report, there were 17 people travelling in the vehicle including the driver.(ANI)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 09:21 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Collapse of Mumbai huts caught on camera, locals vacated

After the incident, two fire engines were rushed to the spot. At least 24 adjoining shanties were vacated and the residents were shifted to a civic-run school.

Screenshot from the video shows the moment when the huts collapsed on Sunday night.(ANI)
Screenshot from the video shows the moment when the huts collapsed on Sunday night.(ANI)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 06:50 AM IST

Aaditya Thackeray attacks Shinde govt over alleged Pro-Pak slogans: 'Failure...'

A video of protestors allegedly raising “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans surfaced on social media, inviting sharp criticism.

Aaditya Thackeray attacked the government and called the incident a
Aaditya Thackeray attacked the government and called the incident a "failure" of law and order in the state.(ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 01:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

PM Modi’s appeal during Mann Ki Baat show: ‘Buy khadi, break all records’

He appealed to the people that eco-friendly non-plastic bags made from cotton, banana fibre should be used as an alternative to plastic bags as they are biodegradable in nature.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat’s 93rd edition was broadcasted on Sunday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat’s 93rd edition was broadcasted on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 12:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

In Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, petrol bombs hurled at RSS member’s residence. Video

The latest incident happened at the Mel Anuppanadi housing board area in Madurai and was captured in a CCTV footage.

The incident happened at the Mel Anuppanadi housing board area in Madurai and was captured in a CCTV footage.(video screenshot)
The incident happened at the Mel Anuppanadi housing board area in Madurai and was captured in a CCTV footage.(video screenshot)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 09:47 AM IST

Watch | Anand Mahindra wants this kid to be UN ambassador for peace

The 28-second video, shared by Anand Mahindra which has over 1.9 lakh views, shows a toddler aboard a flight, greeting everyone as he passes through the aisle.

Businessman Anand Mahindra shared a video on Friday with a message amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.(Facebook/@MahindraGroup)
Businessman Anand Mahindra shared a video on Friday with a message amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.(Facebook/@MahindraGroup)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 08:10 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Petrol bombs hurled at residence of RSS member in Tamil Nadu: Report

On Friday, another report of a petrol bomb being hurled at a RSS office in Kerala’s Kannur had come up.

 RSS functionary Seetharaman on whose house petrol bombs were hurled.(ANI)
 RSS functionary Seetharaman on whose house petrol bombs were hurled.(ANI)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 01:28 PM IST

Watch | Drums, trumpets at Mandi rally ahead of PM Modi’s address today

In a video, uploaded by news agency ANI, people can be seen to have gathered in large numbers, some wearing traditional Himachali caps as they played musical instruments as if it were a festival procession.

Preparations ahead of BJYM Yuva Sankalp Rally in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.(BJYM/Twitter)
Preparations ahead of BJYM Yuva Sankalp Rally in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.(BJYM/Twitter)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 11:22 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Waterlogged roads, uprooted trees, potholes: Lowdown on Delhi traffic situation

Areas including Libaspur underpass, CDR Chowk, near Qutub Minar, near Sainik Farm, Kendriya Sachivalaya, among others have been reported to be waterlogged by the traffic police.

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged stretch of Pandav Nagar Underpass during heavy rain in New Delhi on Friday.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Vehicles wade through a waterlogged stretch of Pandav Nagar Underpass during heavy rain in New Delhi on Friday.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 09:29 AM IST

Watch | Tennis-Laver Cup briefly halted after man sets his arm on fire

In the viral video, he can be seen sitting on the court near the net, when he set his arm on fire until the security rushed to remove him and put the fire out.

The man was protesting against the use of private jets in Britain(Twitter)
The man was protesting against the use of private jets in Britain(Twitter)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 07:43 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Delhi rain aftermath: Videos show commuters struggling on waterlogged roads

In Uttar Pradesh's Noida and Greater Noida, all government and private schools have shut classes for students up to Class 8 following weather's department's alert on rainfall.

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged stretch during heavy rain on Thursday.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Vehicles wade through a waterlogged stretch during heavy rain on Thursday.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:43 AM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Kerala HC makes sharp comments over 'illegal' Bharat Jodo banners: Report

A single bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran observed that a "particular political party, while conducting procession across Kerala, had illegally erected large numbers of boards, banners, flags and others."

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference during his party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Ernakulam, Kerala on Thursday.(ANI )
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference during his party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Ernakulam, Kerala on Thursday.(ANI )
Published on Sep 23, 2022 08:00 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Police officer collapses ahead of Queen’s funeral, carried away on stretcher

The Queen's state funeral, held at the historic church Westminster Abbey in London had thousands lined up to bid the final farewell to their Queen.

A Policeman collapses at the funeral of the Queen, Westminster Abbey, London on Monday.(via REUTERS)
A Policeman collapses at the funeral of the Queen, Westminster Abbey, London on Monday.(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 10:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Watch | Piper, who woke Queen Elizabeth II up every morning, plays her to rest

Towards the end of the service, the church and the nation observed two minutes of silence as a mark of tribute to the Queen.

A piper plays during the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Monday.(AP)
A piper plays during the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Monday.(AP)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 09:04 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Watch: Impressed by his works, man builds Yogi Adityanath's temple near Ayodhya

'Special’ prayers are offered twice a day, followed by morning and evening prayers in this temple built on the Faizabad-Prayagraj highway in Bharatkund area of Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 08:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
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