Ruchika Garg

Ruchika Garg

Ruchika Garg writes on Art and Culture, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City

Articles by Ruchika Garg
Actor Dia Mirza had a policy of no waste by recycling all the material used for her wedding.
Actor Dia Mirza had a policy of no waste by recycling all the material used for her wedding.

Give weddings an eco-friendly touch

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Sustainable and plastic-free was the brief for actor Dia Mirza’s wedding, which took place recently
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One can even make Indian wear more exciting with interesting sleeves. (Photo: Instagram/taruntahilian)
One can even make Indian wear more exciting with interesting sleeves. (Photo: Instagram/taruntahilian)

What’s up your sleeve?

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Bell sleeve, ruffle sleeve and balloon sleeve are some of the popular styles this season. ‘They add drama to your outfits, and also give a cool girl spin to your wardrobe’ says fashion designer Gautam Gupta.
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Colourful burgers from UK from with completely natural and vegan ingredients. (Photo: Instagram/Time Out London)
Colourful burgers from UK from with completely natural and vegan ingredients. (Photo: Instagram/Time Out London)

Bring alive the magic of colours in your meal

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:19 PM IST
According to a research, colour is the single most important product-intrinsic sensory cue when it comes to setting people’s expectations regarding the likely taste and flavour of food and drink.
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Home made south Indian spicy tomato pickle. One can pretty much pickle any vegetable and fruit. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Home made south Indian spicy tomato pickle. One can pretty much pickle any vegetable and fruit. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Pick your pickle and tickle your taste buds

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Pickling is an art and one needs to adopt trial and error methods to learn it, say experts. Pickles also have health benefits as well, as they aid digestion.
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After what we have been through in the past year, floral is one trend that brings happiness, says fashion designer Nikhita Tandon. (Photo: Instagram/erdem)
After what we have been through in the past year, floral is one trend that brings happiness, says fashion designer Nikhita Tandon. (Photo: Instagram/erdem)

Spring 2021: Flower power to rule the wardrobe

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Beat the gloom with stunning blooms this season. Well-fed and oversized, 3D, sparse - choose the type that suits your style
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Around 45% of Indians will celebrate the day with friends or family, according to a survey by a leading matrimonial site. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Around 45% of Indians will celebrate the day with friends or family, according to a survey by a leading matrimonial site. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Pandemic changed the perspective for V-day

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:59 PM IST
According to a survey, 21% of women believe they are their own Valentine, as compared to 9% of men. Many women are celebrating the Valentine’s weekend by pampering themselves.
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The market is great here, but not big enough yet. It’s a matter of educating and spreading the word, says Aastha Khanna, the intimacy coordinator.
The market is great here, but not big enough yet. It’s a matter of educating and spreading the word, says Aastha Khanna, the intimacy coordinator.

‘Intimacy is a human need, then why not show it?

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:37 PM IST
We speak to Aastha Khanna — who claims to be the only certified intimacy coordinator from India — about the role of intimacy coordinators on set.
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Wild rice, beetroot and feta salad can make the evening memorable. (Shutterstock)
Wild rice, beetroot and feta salad can make the evening memorable. (Shutterstock)

V-Day? Relish the recipe of romance

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:22 PM IST
Want to rustle up surprise at home for the one you love? Here are some delicious and easy recipes that will sweeten up the V-Day menu
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Raw silk pants paired with a waistcoat style top and a baby doll dress with highlighted sequins by Papa Dont Preach by Shubhika. (Photo: Instagram)
Raw silk pants paired with a waistcoat style top and a baby doll dress with highlighted sequins by Papa Dont Preach by Shubhika. (Photo: Instagram)

Smile and slay in pink

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 10:49 AM IST
One of the most happening colours of 2021, pink ensembles are popped up on various ramps as part of spring/summer 2021 collections, including the Couture Fashion Week SS21 in Paris.
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Vegan leather coat by Nanushka (Photo: Instagram)
Vegan leather coat by Nanushka (Photo: Instagram)

Hop on the vegan style bandwagon

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 03:43 PM IST
A growing number of brands are coming up with bags and accessories made of animal-free leather. It’s a conscious, compassionate choice, they say
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The travel industry and travellers, both expects 2021 to be better than 2020. (Photo: Deepak Sansta / HT)
The travel industry and travellers, both expects 2021 to be better than 2020. (Photo: Deepak Sansta / HT)

Wanderlust reignited: Republic Day weekend attract tourists

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:21 PM IST
According to a leading travelling company, there has been a 30% increase in bookings for the upcoming Republic Day weekend.
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Vendors in DCM Road, Kishan Ganj market sells more than four types of groundnut and 10 varieties of chikki at much affordable prices.(Shivam Saxena/HT )
Vendors in DCM Road, Kishan Ganj market sells more than four types of groundnut and 10 varieties of chikki at much affordable prices.(Shivam Saxena/HT )

Winter delights: ’Tis the season to relish gajak, mungfali, rewri

By Ruchika Garg, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 04:24 PM IST
The fresh winter snacks that’s brimming the stocks of wholesale shops at Kishanganj, near Aazad Market is the place to shop for your favourite delights.
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Lile New Year’s Eve, night curfew shall be implemented on January 1, 2021 as well.(Photo: Yogendra Kumar/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Lile New Year’s Eve, night curfew shall be implemented on January 1, 2021 as well.(Photo: Yogendra Kumar/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))

Venturing out? Night curfew is on Jan 1 as well

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Like New Year’s Eve, night curfew will be implemented in Delhi today as well, from 11pm to 6am of January 2. Friday night late parties to wind up early.
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An increased number of people are enquiring about their career and love life ahead of 2021, since both these were impacted the most in the pandemic that ruled 2020.(Photo: Shutterstock)
An increased number of people are enquiring about their career and love life ahead of 2021, since both these were impacted the most in the pandemic that ruled 2020.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Astrologers rake in moolah as New Year approaches

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:08 PM IST
With the new year around the corner, people are approaching astrologers to know what’s in store for them in 2021, after having braced one pandemic year.
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One of the acid attack survivors paints on a mud artefact, to be showcased at the exhibition.
One of the acid attack survivors paints on a mud artefact, to be showcased at the exhibition.

Acid attack survivors hone artistic skills, to support other survivors

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:11 PM IST
To empower other acid attack survivors, an exhibition in the city highlights the creative skills of survivors turned artists.
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Delhi Police had been making checks for cases of drunk and drive with an alcometer, in the pre-Covid times.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Delhi Police had been making checks for cases of drunk and drive with an alcometer, in the pre-Covid times.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))

Plan to party hard on New Years? Delhiites, be ready for a blood test instead of breath test!

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Delhi Police plans to get blood tests done to check cases of drunk and driving, ahead of New Year celebrations this year.
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Project MicDrop started by three Delhi University girls motivates women to speak up against victimisation and moral policing.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Project MicDrop started by three Delhi University girls motivates women to speak up against victimisation and moral policing.(Photo: Shutterstock)

LSR, JMC girls say #speakup, it’s high time

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Delhi University youngsters have created a forum to help gender minorities voice their opinions.
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Mountaineers based in Delhi-NCR, such as Sangeeta S Bahl, have been using the pandemic period to train themselves at home.
Mountaineers based in Delhi-NCR, such as Sangeeta S Bahl, have been using the pandemic period to train themselves at home.

International Mountain Day: Mountaineers make the most of pandemic pause

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:36 PM IST
On International Mountain Day, November 11, mountaineers based out of Delhi-NCR share how they set a routine to stay fit and inspired during Covid-19.
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Delhi Police head constable, Krishan Kumar is a corona warrior who has been donating plasma ever since he recovered.
Delhi Police head constable, Krishan Kumar is a corona warrior who has been donating plasma ever since he recovered.

Covid-19: Meet Delhi Police constable who never says no to donate plasma

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:05 PM IST
Head constable Krishan Kumar has so far donated plasma five times, since he recovered from coronavirus.
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Amid the Covid-19 crisis, heritage walks are being conducted online or physically with limited participation.
Amid the Covid-19 crisis, heritage walks are being conducted online or physically with limited participation.

World Heritage Week: How heritage walkers took a detour

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:29 PM IST
This World Heritage Week, we decode how heritage walks have changed their path in the pandemic.
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Korean dish kimchi has gained popularity due to its flavour and texture that can be easily accompanied with Indian dishes, say chefs.(Photo: Instagram)
Korean dish kimchi has gained popularity due to its flavour and texture that can be easily accompanied with Indian dishes, say chefs.(Photo: Instagram)

International Kimchi Day: Indians share fondness for this Korean side dish

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The date November 22, has been chosen as International Kimchi Day, basis a scientific research. Read on to know more.
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Delhi Government has decided that anyone found not wearing a mask in the markets will have to be provided with one, free of cost, by the market associations.(Photo: Money Sharma/AFP)
Delhi Government has decided that anyone found not wearing a mask in the markets will have to be provided with one, free of cost, by the market associations.(Photo: Money Sharma/AFP)

Delhi markets stay open: Shopkeepers geared up to take precautions, shoppers support

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Shopkeepers in Delhi are happy that they will be allowed to continue business, and a majority of Delhiites are not supporting lockdown of markets if safety precautions are in place.
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Rangoli made by Mani Tiwari is based on a cartoon character that she says resembles her niece.
Rangoli made by Mani Tiwari is based on a cartoon character that she says resembles her niece.

Rangoli that’s winning hearts on Instagram

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Mani Tiwari, who visited her in-laws during Diwali made a rangoli based on a cartoon character that resembles her niece.
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Amid the pandemic this year, wholesale shopkeepers in Old Delhi’s markets are taking the virtual route to boost their sales.(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/ HT)
Amid the pandemic this year, wholesale shopkeepers in Old Delhi’s markets are taking the virtual route to boost their sales.(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/ HT)

Sadar Bazaar light sellers: Get online tutorial, we’ll deliver products at doorstep

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Seeing the low footfall in Old Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar, wholesale shopkeepers have started uploading online tutorials on social media, and home delivering orders of lights to keep their businesses afloat amid the pandemic.
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Some multiplexes are giving an option of private screening to woo customers.(Ronjoy Gogoi/HT)
Some multiplexes are giving an option of private screening to woo customers.(Ronjoy Gogoi/HT)

Theatres reopen: Private screenings in Delhi-NCR excites denizens

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 01:52 PM IST
Private screenings in Delhi-NCR? Yay or Nay?
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In a survey, 79% shoppers said they will consider buying festive items online to support local artisans and businesses.(Photo: Shutterstock)
In a survey, 79% shoppers said they will consider buying festive items online to support local artisans and businesses.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Festive shopping? Log in to see, shop, support #local online

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 03:14 PM IST
According to a recent survey, 41% Delhiites are expected to use e-commerce websites as their primary shopping channel, during the festive season.
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Constant pressure from parents and teachers, and excessive use of social media are some of the reasons for students to feel stressed.(Photo: iStock)
Constant pressure from parents and teachers, and excessive use of social media are some of the reasons for students to feel stressed.(Photo: iStock)

World Mental Health Day: Students share need to de-stress, experts suggest ways

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Amid Covid-19 pandemic, students who have been homebound confess that they have been feeling stressed due to numerous reasons. Experts give tips to keep them calm.
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Women smearing each other with vermillion is a common sight during the sindur khela on Vijayadashami, that is the last day of Durga Puja. This year, this celebrations won’t take place at most pandals in Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT)
Women smearing each other with vermillion is a common sight during the sindur khela on Vijayadashami, that is the last day of Durga Puja. This year, this celebrations won’t take place at most pandals in Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT)

Sindur khela fervour to be missed this year? No way, say Delhi-NCR women

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Following the norms of social distancing, Durga Puja pandals have gone virtual and cut down the celebrations to bare minimum. But rather than feeling gloomy, Bengalis in Delhi-NCR have chalked out alternate plans.
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Virtual self-defence training classes are being conducted on a weekly basis, for the school children.
Virtual self-defence training classes are being conducted on a weekly basis, for the school children.

Delhi Police’s online self-defence classes are a hit among school kids

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:49 PM IST
Organised by Parivartan Cell, Delhi Police, the online classes have become quite popular among school students.
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Daan Utsav, the annual event has taken a virtual route this year to ensure people can participate from the comfort of their homes.
Daan Utsav, the annual event has taken a virtual route this year to ensure people can participate from the comfort of their homes.

Daan Utsav: It’s time to celebrate the joy of giving

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 12:00 PM IST
There is a joy in giving since an act of kindness leaves an impact on both the donor and the receiver.
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