Ruchika Garg

Ruchika Garg

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

Articles by Ruchika Garg
Passengers vying for auto as auto rickshaws and taxis union are on strike demanding a hike in fares and high prices.(Sunil Saxena / Hindustan Times)
Passengers vying for auto as auto rickshaws and taxis union are on strike demanding a hike in fares and high prices.(Sunil Saxena / Hindustan Times)

Auto strike a nightmare for students

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2016 07:09 PM IST
With auto drivers bluntly refusing to take commuters, and some charging almost thrice the meter fare, reaching college on time has become a harrowing experience for students.
Actor Rajkumar Rao was born and brought up in Prem Nagar, Gurgaon and studied in Delhi University.
Actor Rajkumar Rao was born and brought up in Prem Nagar, Gurgaon and studied in Delhi University.

My acting skills helped me make it to DU: Delhi boy Rajkummar Rao

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2016 08:36 PM IST
Actor Rajkummar Rao who was in the Millennium City recently talks to HT City about his graduation days at Delhi University and credits his family for his successful career.
Biking Queens during their journey to Asian countries.(Instinct Films)
Biking Queens during their journey to Asian countries.(Instinct Films)

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao: 4 women bikers make Modi’s cause their mission

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2016 06:05 PM IST
Four women bikers from Surat, Gujarat, covered a distance of 10,000 kilometres in 40 days to spread awareness about the campaign, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. This campaign ended on Tuesday with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, being present on the occasion.
Cameras made between 1880 and 1990 will be on the display at ‘The Museo Camera – Centre of Photography’(India Photo Archive Foundation)
Cameras made between 1880 and 1990 will be on the display at ‘The Museo Camera – Centre of Photography’(India Photo Archive Foundation)

Coming soon: A one-of-its-kind camera museum in Gurgaon

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2016 07:27 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon and photographer Aditya Arya are in the process of opening a camera museum in the Millennium City, as your one stop destination that will take you through the history of cameras. Named the ‘The Museo Camera – Centre of Photography’, this museum will showcase around 700 -800 cameras, all of which have been hand picked by the photographer.
Actor and model, Gul Panag.
Actor and model, Gul Panag.

All gear for the multi-city ultra marathon, Great India Run

Hindustan Times | By Nikita Saxena and Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2016 06:58 PM IST
Participating in the Great India Run, a multi-city ultra marathon, model and actor, Gul Panag who talks about her avid interest in fitness and love for the Capital. The run will commence from India Gate, New Delhi and end at Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Youngsters aspiring to get admission in Delhi University check the cut-off list.(Sushil Kumar/HT photo)
Youngsters aspiring to get admission in Delhi University check the cut-off list.(Sushil Kumar/HT photo)

Cut-off at DU: No chance for most students to make it through

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2016 07:42 PM IST
The high cut-off at Delhi University has left aspiring students in a jiffy. While some are opting for colleges in private universities, others are even considering to enrol in other states.
Many youngsters plan to tell their parents about their sexual orientation, once homosexuality is decriminalised by the Indian law.(Amal KS/HT)
Many youngsters plan to tell their parents about their sexual orientation, once homosexuality is decriminalised by the Indian law.(Amal KS/HT)

Remove Section 377: Delhi’s LGBT urge again

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2016 06:23 PM IST
Many youngsters, who recently participated in the LGBTQ commemoration of Delhi High Court’s historic 2009 judgment, have pinned their hopes on removal of section 377 by the Supreme Court.
A performance at the 2015 Jashn-e-Azadi festival.
A performance at the 2015 Jashn-e-Azadi festival.

Competitions themed on I-Day to infuse patriotism among Delhiites

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2016 07:00 PM IST
Jashn-e-Azadi is a two-week long festival to celebrate Independence Day and has competitions for youngsters every year.
Sanjay Kuwatra’s Haveli at Tehra Behram khan.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)
Sanjay Kuwatra’s Haveli at Tehra Behram khan.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)

Must visit: 5 historical places in Old Delhi which define Walled City

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2016 02:07 AM IST
Delhi is defined by the historical treasures that it surprises you time and again. Presenting you some gates of Old Delhi which showcase interesting piece of architecture and a window to the past.

One-month festival: A cultural coupe for Gurgaon

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2016 04:39 PM IST
Going beyond maintenance of civic infrastructure, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon is all set to bring a month-long cultural festival for the residents of the Millennium City.
Actor and director Govardhan Asrani gets candid with HT City.(Prabhas Roy/HT)
Actor and director Govardhan Asrani gets candid with HT City.(Prabhas Roy/HT)

I was embarrassed to work in Mastizaade, says veteran actor Asrani

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2016 05:54 PM IST
Actor-director Asrani gets candid with HT City to share how comedy has changed over the years.
Theatre and Bollywood actor Imran Zahid.
Theatre and Bollywood actor Imran Zahid.

Nine out of ten people are busy on their phones in DU: Imran Zahid

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2016 05:07 PM IST
Theatre and Bollywood actor Imran Zahid, who recently performed in a play Do Deewane Sheher Mein in Gurgaon, shares the nostalgia of his graduation days at Delhi University.
Facebook page of Humans of Gurgaon.
Facebook page of Humans of Gurgaon.

School students turn samaritans with Humans of Gurgaon

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2016 07:51 PM IST
A Facebook page started by three students of Gurgaon is making a difference in the lives of those in need. Through their posts and updates, they have helped many underprivileged kids by arranging financial help.

Got admission at DU? Here’s a bigger challenge: Finding a PG

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2016 06:13 PM IST
Got admission in Delhi University and now ready to move into a new city? The next problem which students face is, finding accommodation. HT City decodes Paying Guest (PG) accommodations for you.
While we might enjoy dust storms, it usually means trouble for birds.(Subhash Sharma/HT)
While we might enjoy dust storms, it usually means trouble for birds.(Subhash Sharma/HT)

DU students with Wildlife Rescue save injured birds

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2016 06:57 PM IST
A group of Delhi University students got together along with the team of Wildlife Rescue, to save birds which were injured after a massive dust storm as the trees were uprooted. While many were sadly killed, others were saved by North Campus students. They managed to save 91 birds.
Students during the admission days at Delhi University’s North Campus.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Students during the admission days at Delhi University’s North Campus.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

Men can also be victims of sexual harassment, just ask these DU guys

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2016 07:12 PM IST
After a few cases of sexual harassment reported by male students of Delhi University, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced guidelines for male students to lodge a complaint against sexual harassment. A good idea, or not? We got talking to students about the UGC’s move. And as expected, we got a mixed response. Here’s what the guys said.
Seen here, the developers of DU admission portal are hard at work.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Seen here, the developers of DU admission portal are hard at work.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Meet the youngsters behind the DU admission portal

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2016 08:08 PM IST
Anil Kapoor will soon be seen in 24 Season 2.
Anil Kapoor will soon be seen in 24 Season 2.

I started my journey from scratch: Anil Kapoor

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2016 04:52 PM IST
Actor Anil Kapoor believes that he is a Delhi-Mumbai person. He talks about his childhood days spent in the Capital. His favourite hang out zones in the city and how he has seen it develop over the years.
Actor Anil Kapoor gets candid with HT CITY .(Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Actor Anil Kapoor gets candid with HT CITY .(Raajessh Kashyap/HT)

With age, you get restricted to certain roles: Anil Kapoor

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2016 01:11 PM IST
Actor-producer Anil kapoor, who has earned critical acclaim as well as commercial success in films, believes that an actor gets restricted to roles after a certain age. He says, ‘With age, you get restricted to certain roles. It’s a part of life and you have to face it.’
A group of 30 mountain climbers including 55-year-old Ankur Bhal climbed the Mount Everest on May 19.
A group of 30 mountain climbers including 55-year-old Ankur Bhal climbed the Mount Everest on May 19.

Age no bar! Gurgaon resident Ankur Bahl scales Mount Everest at 55

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2016 08:33 AM IST
A resident of Gurgaon, Bahl successfully climbed the peak of the glorious Mount Everest on May 19. In an interview with HT City, he talks about this feat and how he prepared himself for the extremely difficult and challenging climb.

DU students show their true colours, in T shirt slogans

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2016 05:37 PM IST
Students in Delhi University (DU) have decided to speak their mind regarding exams and various subjects through their t-shirts. HT City spotted students, on their way to the exam halls, dressed int-shirts that send out a message.
The play Ghalib Ke Khat is based on the letters written by the late poet.
The play Ghalib Ke Khat is based on the letters written by the late poet.

Gurgaon to get a glimpse of Ghalib’s letter-writing

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2016 06:01 PM IST
Revolving around the life of renowned poet Ghalib, the play Ghalib Ke Khat is all set to premier in the Millennium City.
Singer Mohit Chauhan recently performed in Gurgaon.(Photo: Arzan JS)
Singer Mohit Chauhan recently performed in Gurgaon.(Photo: Arzan JS)

I miss Dilli ki chaat and Chandni Chowk, says singer Mohit Chauhan

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2016 07:29 PM IST
Singer Mohit Chauhan says that he has always loved coming to the Capital
“Being a girl, it was a big challenge to pursue bodybuilding as a career.,” says Yasmeen Manak
“Being a girl, it was a big challenge to pursue bodybuilding as a career.,” says Yasmeen Manak

Beauty with brawn: Meet India’s Iron Woman, Yashmeen Manak

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2016 07:16 PM IST
Iron Woman would be a better term for 36-year-old Yashmeen Manak, who recently bagged the title of Miss India 2016 for her bodybuilding skills. We catch up with the beauty, who’s grabbing eyeballs for her brawn.
Garima who grew up in London, came back to India at the age of 14.
Garima who grew up in London, came back to India at the age of 14.

Alka Yagnik’s niece, Garima, is also joining the music industry

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2016 07:59 AM IST
Garima who grew up in London, came back to India at the age of 14.
Actor Tom Alter loves to perform in Delhi.(Shakti Yadav/ HT photo)
Actor Tom Alter loves to perform in Delhi.(Shakti Yadav/ HT photo)

Delhi theatre audience is ready for different genres: Tom Alter

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2016 11:02 AM IST
Actor Tom Alter accepted his uncle’s challenge and travelled to Delhi on a bicycle with his friend Paul at the age of 15.
Popular Punjabi actor Diljit Dosanjh is known for his films, Jatt & Juliet and Sardaarji.
Popular Punjabi actor Diljit Dosanjh is known for his films, Jatt & Juliet and Sardaarji.

I owe everything I have today to Punjabi cinema: Diljit

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2016 06:20 PM IST
Punjabi actor and singer, Diljit Dosanjh struck a chord with the audience at the recently organised concert in Gurgaon
Fazilpuria’s latest song Party is a big hit at nightclubs but has sparked a debate.(Photo: Facebook)
Fazilpuria’s latest song Party is a big hit at nightclubs but has sparked a debate.(Photo: Facebook)

Creative licence or plain lewd? 5 vulgar songs we are all dancing to

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2016 04:38 PM IST
From Chull to Hor Nach, Bollywood’s latest chartbusters have lewd and double meaning lyrics. Some cry vulgarity, some call it entertainment.
One can buy kites ­featuring images of PM Narendra Modi, and fictional characters such as Bahubali, Doremon, Angry Birds, Batman, Spider-Man, as well as Chinese kites from Lal Kuan and Azad Market in Chandni Chowk.(Shivan Saxena/ HT Photo)
One can buy kites ­featuring images of PM Narendra Modi, and fictional characters such as Bahubali, Doremon, Angry Birds, Batman, Spider-Man, as well as Chinese kites from Lal Kuan and Azad Market in Chandni Chowk.(Shivan Saxena/ HT Photo)

Bahubali and Namo kites to fly high this Sankranti

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2016 03:58 PM IST
This Makar Sankranti, get set to fly kites with images from pop culture, that too using a charkhi that glows in the dark!
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