Prerna Madan

Prerna Madan is a multimedia content curator with HT Online. She thrives on the adrenalin rush in the newsroom, loves everything from football to books, and in her spare time, binges on F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Harry Potter.

Articles by Prerna Madan

Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for July 31

Daily horoscope: Are the stars lined up in your favour? Find out the astrological prediction for Aries, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Pisces and other zodiac signs for July 31.

Read on to find out your horoscope for today.(File Photo)
Published on Jul 31, 2021 04:55 AM IST
By, Manisha Koushik, Delhi

Two held in Delhi shootout days after attack on police official

One of the two men sustained gun shot wounds in the leg, Delhi Police officials said, adding that no police official was injured in the shootout.

The two suspects had allegedly attacked a police ASI and his friend in Alipur earlier this month.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 10:26 AM IST
New Delhi | | Edited by Prerna Madan

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘poor’ category

The deteriorating air quality during winter months has become an annual crisis in Delhi-NCR with the onset of cold weather conditions and increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states

Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi on Friday.(AP)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 09:48 AM IST | Edited by Prerna Madan

Four militants killed in two encounters in Kashmir’s Kulgam, Pulwama

A police spokesperson said that the Kulgam joint operation by the Army, Central Reserve Police Force and the Jammu and Kashmir Police was launched on Friday night after a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists

The suspected terrorists have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Mir, a resident of Divsar Kulgam, and Sameer Bhai Usman, a Pakistani national. Both are believed to be JeM operatives.(PTI File)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Prerna Madan

Delhi University’s first cut-off list likely to be released today: All you need to know

This year, in the wake of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in March and the subsequent delay in board exams and their results, the admission process has been pushed to November

Representative Photo.
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Prerna Madan

Mann ki Baat: Farm sector playing key role in making India self-reliant, says PM Modi

In his monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Modi cited the examples of several states to underline how farmers had benefitted when they were allowed a choice to sell their produce directly in the market

Parliament has passed three bills that the Modi government says are aimed at unleashing reforms in agriculture.(ANI)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Prerna Madan

Scientists trace genes that aid and stem spread of Sars-CoV-2

In the study, scientists snipped specific genes in cultured African green monkey cells – which are susceptible to Covid-19 – and infected those gene-edited cells with Sars-CoV-2 to identify the genes that were “pro viral” or “anti viral”.

Researchers also traced genes and pathways that assist the virus in replicating.(AP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 06:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Scientists write musical notation on coronavirus protein

At the heart of the experiment is the spike protein -- the component on the surface of the virus that gives it a crown-like appearance and the name coronavirus (‘corona’ meaning ‘crown’ in Latin).

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (purple) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 01:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Review: Blood Island by Deep Halder

Deep Halder’s Blood Island attempts to present the truth about the 1979 Marichjhapi massacre.

The Sunderbans.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Review: Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi

In Small Days and Nights, Tishani Joshi traces an intriguing story within the concurrent motifs of isolation and identity

It’s quiet by the sea.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 17, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Review: Kitty’s War by Daman Singh

Set in a quaint railway colony in 1941 when the Japanese forces are advancing towards India, Daman Singh’s Kitty’s War is genuine in its words and message

An M3 Lee tank crosses a river to meet the Japanese advance in March 1944 during the Battle of Imphal.(IWM via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 12:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Like leaves tossed in the wind

Dominic Franks’ account of cycling from Bengaluru to Delhi is a story of finding oneself and realising lost dreams

Come rain or shine: The joy of cycling.(NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 09:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Here are 4 football books as Fifa World Cup 2018 comes to an end

Don’t fret. Even though the Fifa World Cup 2018 has come to a close, there are enough books on football to keep you hooked. Here are the four we recommend.

A replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy is brandished by a football fan before a Russia 2018 World Cup football match in Moscow.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 10:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Wondering what life in North Korea is like? Read these 4 books to find out

In the times of Trump-Kim summit, it’s more important than ever to know what happens inside the hermit kingdom. Here are four books to read on North Korea.

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju arrive at Pyongyang International Airport.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 10:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Here are 4 books by Haruki Murakami that will change the way you look at literature

Haruki Murakami takes his readers through grief, tragedy, happiness and loneliness – all-in-one go – with some jazz, The Beatles or Bach and Beethoven tuning alongside.

If Haruki Murakami’s novels are about the stolen moments of life, his short stories are like episodes from a Richard Linklater movie.(Illustration: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 05:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Have you read them yet? Here are four books by British author Sue Townsend that will leave you in splits

Despite her pessimism and caustic humour, Sue Townsend’s stories are therapeutic for all decades and centuries. Here are four books you should read by the famous British author.

Sue Townsend(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 11:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

A travelogue along the lines of history

These stories of Partition are real and are perhaps the last remaining first-hand narratives from a disappearing generation

Border Security Force personnel patrolling the International Border with Pakistan on August 17, 2013.(Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 18, 2018 06:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Video of Rhino calf crying next to mother killed by poachers triggers grief, anger

South Africa is battling a scourge of rhino poaching fuelled by insatiable demand for their horn in Asia.

The rhino calf was crying next to her mother’s dead body, at the Pilanesberg national park in South Africa.(Video screengrab)
Updated on Feb 28, 2018 11:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Polymorphism book review: These short stories aren’t just dystopic science fiction

Though Polymorphism is a slim volume, its short stories range over wide terrain

Updated on Feb 24, 2018 05:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Seville travelogue: This Andalusian city is happy and shiny, and all things Spanish

Strolls in sunny days, wine and tapas at night against a backdrop of Islamic-Christian architecture. Seville and Cordoba are wonderfully unique.

A view of Palaza de Espana just after sunset.(Picture courtesy: Abhimanyu/Am Klicks)
Updated on Feb 03, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Africa: A nation of young, vibrant people who do amazing things, wear fabulous shoes

A session on Afropolitanism at the Jaipur Literature Festival showed that African writers who chose to express themselves in English often grappled with many of the same issues that troubled Indians writing in the language.

From left: Chika Unigwe, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Nadifa Mohamed and Abeer Y. Hoque during the session The Afropolitans at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 07:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Donald Trump is now the new normal: Will America change him or will he change America?

The US President confirmed on Monday what TV journalist Matt Frei had already known: That he tweets from his bed!

“Trump understood that America was still living in an insurgent era. (Barack) Obama was an insurgent candidate who came from the outside to conquer the American political landscape,” said TV journalist Matt Frei during a session titled America Trumped: How Did this happen? moderated by Suzy Hansen at the Jaipur Literature Festival.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

JLF 2018: The connection between the Mughals and Rembrandt van Rijn

Artistic exchanges between India and Europe during the Mughal period weren’t just about culture but also about trade, negotiation and power. Stephanie Schrader of the J Paul Getty Museum spoke about the link between Indian and European art during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Stephanie Schrader during the session titled Rembrandt and the Mughals at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 28, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

In search of Osama bin Laden: The stunning inside story of the 9/11 attack mastermind

An interesting discussion on Day 4 of JLF 2018 touched on the future leadership of the al Qaeda and on bin Laden family politics. American journalist Peter Bergen, who interviewed the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark, co-authors of the novel The Exile: The Stunning Inside story of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda in Flight attended the session.

Cathy Scott-Clark(second from right ) and Peter Bergen (right) in conversation with Suhasini Haidar during the session Manhunt: Pakistan and the Search for Bin Laden at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 28, 2018 06:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

JLF 2018: Was Hitler a ‘super junkie’? A peek into the Fuhrer’s tryst with cocaine and opiates

Norman Ohler, author of Blitzed, discusses drug abuse in Nazi Germany

Author Normon Ohler (left) in conversation with Rakshanda Jalil (centre) and Anna Funder(right) at Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 11:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

I don’t want my social work associated with Infosys: Sudha Murty at JLF 2018

Enthusiastic schoolchildren thronged Philanthropist and writer Sudha Murty’s session, titled The Man from the Egg, at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday.

“I belong to a teachers’ family and writing was my expression,” Sudha Murty said in response to a question on why she began writing.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 27, 2018 01:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Review: The Year of the Hawks by Kanwaljit Deol

The Year of the Hawks, set in a time of great tumult in Punjab, provokes thoughts, discussions and memories

Updated on Jan 26, 2018 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

A striking new voice on nationalism, marginalisation and more from Nigeria

Nigerian Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, author of the superb Season of Crimson Blossoms, speaks about exploring taboo and about choosing to write in English.

Author Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (centre) in conversation with Charmaine Craig (right), Jeet Thayil (centre) and Linda Spalding (second from left) and Pico Iyer during the session titled The Empire Writes Back at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 26, 2018 05:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Tom Stoppard at JLF 2018: We aren’t drones. We’re born to fulfil our unique destinies

Tom Stoppard, the 80-year-old playwright who came up with some great lines during his conversation with Sanjna Kapoor at the Jaipur Literature Festival, charmed the audience and made them break into spontaneous applause again and again.

Speaking of his childhood in Darjeeling, Tom Stoppard, the 80-year-old playwright of The Real Thing, said he has “huge” nostalgia for his life in India.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 26, 2018 03:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Twist and shout: The Beatles in India

A conversation between Philip Norman and Ajoy Bose at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 threw up some interesting nuggets about the pop band that continues to have a fan following 50 years on.

Philip Norman, during a session moderated by Ajoy Bose (not in picture) at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 said that McCartney and Lennon were in a way, complete opposites, but their creations were symbiotic.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 25, 2018 07:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By
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