Ruchika Garg

Ruchika Garg

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

Articles by Ruchika Garg
A moment from the 2004 movie Ab Tak Chhappan.
A moment from the 2004 movie Ab Tak Chhappan.

Encounter! Bollywood’s brush with real life crime dramas

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The recent encounter of Vikas Dubey, a UP-based dreaded shooter, is being touted as a perfectly scripted event can make its way to a movie script. For now, here are other movies that showcase or are based on real life encounters.
Pandits perform virtual puja as the need for social distancing compels many temples to remain closed during the pandemic.(Photo: Pratham Gokhale/HT (For representational purpose only))
Pandits perform virtual puja as the need for social distancing compels many temples to remain closed during the pandemic.(Photo: Pratham Gokhale/HT (For representational purpose only))

Live streaming now: Shravan puja takes a virtual detour during Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 02:22 AM IST
What’s coming in handy in times of social distancing is ‘virtual sankalp’ and thereafter a live streaming of the rudra abhishek in the holy month of Shravan.
Senior students of SRCC have initiated a fellowship program to assist DU aspirants in the subject of finance.(Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purpose only))
Senior students of SRCC have initiated a fellowship program to assist DU aspirants in the subject of finance.(Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purpose only))

DU admissions: SRCC students roll out fellowship in finance to help aspirants

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 01:48 AM IST
The Finance and Investment Cell (FIC) of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has taken an initiative to help those students who are eager to build a career in finance.
Students from Delhi University and other varsities are volunteering for an NGO to educate the underprivileged.
Students from Delhi University and other varsities are volunteering for an NGO to educate the underprivileged.

Unlock education: College students turn teachers for underprivileged kids

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:20 AM IST
A volunteer driven project, Teach From Home, has brought together college students from various universities across the country, to use the time at hand to educate the slum children.
Papdi chaat is quite a versatile recipe in snacks, and a must-have for those craving chaat.(Photo: iStock)
Papdi chaat is quite a versatile recipe in snacks, and a must-have for those craving chaat.(Photo: iStock)

Missing roadside chaat? Try some easy recipes at home

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Some delish and quick-to-make chaat recipes that can be tried at home to bring back that happiness of relishing street side foods.
When Kanwariyas had arrived from Haridwar, during the 2019 Kanwar Yatra, at NH 58 Meerut Road in Ghaziabad, the district magistrate and SSP used a chopper to shower petals on them.(Photo: Sakib Ali/HT)
When Kanwariyas had arrived from Haridwar, during the 2019 Kanwar Yatra, at NH 58 Meerut Road in Ghaziabad, the district magistrate and SSP used a chopper to shower petals on them.(Photo: Sakib Ali/HT)

Kawar Yatra cancelled: Local DJs bear the brunt in Shravan month

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:45 PM IST
DJs who used to make a living out of renting music systems to kawars, during Shravan, are out of business in various states of north India.
This picture went viral on social media recently, and garnered the attention of animal lovers to speak up against it.(Photo: Twitter)
This picture went viral on social media recently, and garnered the attention of animal lovers to speak up against it.(Photo: Twitter)

Animal lovers up in arms against festival that promotes dog eating, Bollywood celebs support

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Animal rights activists, animal lovers and Bollywood celebs have come together against a festive celebration in Nagaland that promotes dog eating.
A still from the TV show where the master choreographer Saroj Khan taught how to ace dance moves.
A still from the TV show where the master choreographer Saroj Khan taught how to ace dance moves.

Saroj Khan fans in Delhi-NCR: Will miss masterji’s dance class

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Saroj Khan, the ace choreographer from Bollywood has passed away, and her fans say that they cherish the virtual moments they lived with her through a television show.
Some are even opting for virtual reality headsets to receive yoga training online.(Photo: iStock)
Some are even opting for virtual reality headsets to receive yoga training online.(Photo: iStock)

International Yoga Day: Celebrate the fervour virtually

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 07:27 PM IST
During the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the ministries, public departments, not for profit organisations and even individuals have decided to practise yoga virtually on this day.
Rajat Rathore is a Delhi Police constable, and is getting fame for his singing skills.
Rajat Rathore is a Delhi Police constable, and is getting fame for his singing skills.

Waiting for Akshay Kumar’s response: Delhi Police constable whose Teri Mitti rendition has gone viral

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Police personnel Rajat Rathore, whose video is going viral, speaks to us about his childhood love for music and how he used it to dedicate a song to corona warriors.
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s Insta followers shot up from about 9 million to 11 million after news of his untimely death broke.(Photo: Instagram/sushantsinghrajput)
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s Insta followers shot up from about 9 million to 11 million after news of his untimely death broke.(Photo: Instagram/sushantsinghrajput)

Sushant Singh Rajput’s social media following surges after his demise

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 12:20 PM IST
After the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, his followers on Instagram shot up to two million within two days, and is still counting.
Jasmine Kaur, a Delhi-based fan of boy band BTS, has recorded her audition video from home, to participate in the K-Pop competition this year.
Jasmine Kaur, a Delhi-based fan of boy band BTS, has recorded her audition video from home, to participate in the K-Pop competition this year.

K-Pop goes solo to follow social distancing: No group rule leaves some happy, some sad

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2020 09:07 PM IST
India is among the few countries participating in the K-Pop world contest this year, and only solo entries are allowed to follow social distancing.
Aditya Prakash Bhardwaj, an IRS officer, has been teaching school children without charging them any fee.
Aditya Prakash Bhardwaj, an IRS officer, has been teaching school children without charging them any fee.

Faridabad’s IRS officer teaching children to fight the pandemic and life struggles

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 01:55 PM IST
On World Day Against Child Labour, meet IRS officer Aditya Prakash Bhardwaj, who feels education is the biggest tool to fight against child labour.
Before offices resume, people are using the time at hand to get back into shape.(Photo: iStock/For Representational Purpose Only)
Before offices resume, people are using the time at hand to get back into shape.(Photo: iStock/For Representational Purpose Only)

Unlock 1.0: Denizens wanna fall in love with their shape, soon

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Denizens, after cooking all sorts of delicacies during lockdown, now wish to follow a strict regimen to get back to their fit avatars.
Food parcels being distributed to migrants at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, in Gurugram. These volunteers are from one of the organisations where people are donating on their birthdays.(Photo: Yogendra Kumar/HT)
Food parcels being distributed to migrants at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, in Gurugram. These volunteers are from one of the organisations where people are donating on their birthdays.(Photo: Yogendra Kumar/HT)

Birthday wish during Covid-19: Donate to bring back smiles

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Cutting cakes, making group calls and celebrating together virtually is a thing of the past. Now birthday celebrations, amid coronavirus pandemic, are about helping those who need you the most.
Flashback to 2001, when Ravi Mohan Saini received ₹1 crore cheque from Amitabh Bachchan for winning KBC Junior.(HT Photo)
Flashback to 2001, when Ravi Mohan Saini received ₹1 crore cheque from Amitabh Bachchan for winning KBC Junior.(HT Photo)

Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC made me realise how much people value success and not just money: SP Ravi Mohan Saini

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Meet the KBC Junior winner who is now an IPS officer at Gujarat’s Porbandar.
Advaita dressed up as renowned Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil’s work Sumair.
Advaita dressed up as renowned Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil’s work Sumair.

Lockdown art: A mother-daughter duo recreate famous paintings in quarantine

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Noida-based teacher Shreya Sharma, has re-created some of the finest art pieces by dressing up her 5-year-old daughter quite artistically.
Pooja Aggarwal, a member of a kitty, who took this trending challenge.
Pooja Aggarwal, a member of a kitty, who took this trending challenge.

Watch out: #Don’tRushChallenge keeps the virtual parties rolling

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 01:47 AM IST
Many kitty party goers are taking up the online challenge #Don’tRushChallenge, to keep themselves entertained during the online meets.
Workers prepare food for iftari, which is to be distributed to the migrant labourers at a makeshift shelter.
Workers prepare food for iftari, which is to be distributed to the migrant labourers at a makeshift shelter.

Ramzan during Covid-19: Migrant labourers get sehri and iftari donations

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 12:46 AM IST
A few good samaritans are providing sehri, iftari and a comfortable lifestyle to the migrant labourers quarantined in a government school at south Delhi.
Campus is usually abuzz with activities when the new session begins. But, it might not be the same this year.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO (For representational purpose only))
Campus is usually abuzz with activities when the new session begins. But, it might not be the same this year.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO (For representational purpose only))

Coronavirus jinx: DU aspirants for 2020 miss enjoying campus life

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 03:39 AM IST
Students who were supposed to join the colleges soon are sad that they have to now wait till September, all thanks to Covid-19 pandemic!
Students say that technology has been a boon for them at a time when they have to prepare for various entrance exams, and can’t travel to libraries in the city.(Photo: iStock (For representational purposes only))
Students say that technology has been a boon for them at a time when they have to prepare for various entrance exams, and can’t travel to libraries in the city.(Photo: iStock (For representational purposes only))

National Technology Day: Citizens say technology has helped them stay afloat in lockdown

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2020 11:47 AM IST
The Covid-19 lockdown hasn’t been an easy time, but what has acted as a constant support for everyone following social distancing is the technology at hand.
Long queues were seen outside liquor shops, as soon as they resumed operations during extended lockdown.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT)
Long queues were seen outside liquor shops, as soon as they resumed operations during extended lockdown.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT)

Lockdown 3.0: Cheers to e-tokens for booze in Delhi?

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 04:40 AM IST
The availability of e-tockens in Delhi for purchase of alcohol is getting mixed reactions from the residents and corona warriors.
Rupa Bhaskaran, a former sex worker, is working relentlessly to provide rations to other mothers and kids in Mumbai’s Thane area.
Rupa Bhaskaran, a former sex worker, is working relentlessly to provide rations to other mothers and kids in Mumbai’s Thane area.

Covid-19 impact: Sex workers extend help to the needy mothers and their kids

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 06:32 AM IST
This Mother’s Day, meet the moms who are trying to better lives of others mothers during the lockdown.
Abha Verma, a resident of Dwarka who stitches clothes for her livelihood, came forward to stick masks because she wanted to help the corona warriors.
Abha Verma, a resident of Dwarka who stitches clothes for her livelihood, came forward to stick masks because she wanted to help the corona warriors.

Covid-19 lockdown: Dwarka residents unite to stitch masks for corona warriors

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The residents of Dwarka, in Delhi, have joined hands to help fulfil the requirement of masks for corona warriors, and the underprivileged, during the pandemic.
The NGO Naad Foundation has distributed more than three tonnes of rations in various parts of Delhi, during lockdown.
The NGO Naad Foundation has distributed more than three tonnes of rations in various parts of Delhi, during lockdown.

Extending help in the time of Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Delhi-based NGO, Naad Foundation has come forward to improve the lives of the underprivileged amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Kathak exponent Shovana Narayan says she had to face quite a few challenges, when she initially started conducting virtual dance classes, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kathak exponent Shovana Narayan says she had to face quite a few challenges, when she initially started conducting virtual dance classes, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

International Dance Day: Classical Indian dance gurus take digital avatar for disciples

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The International Dance Day 2020 (April 29), is different. Amid Covid-19 lockdown, the renowned exponents of Indian Classical dance are teaching their art forms to their students via internet. Read on to know how.
Birthday celebrations turn more special amid the Covid-19 lockdown, as cops across the world sportingly turn up outside people’s homes to wish those who are celebrating alone.
Birthday celebrations turn more special amid the Covid-19 lockdown, as cops across the world sportingly turn up outside people’s homes to wish those who are celebrating alone.

Celebrations amid lockdown: Cops make birthdays and anniversaries unforgettable

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 03:27 AM IST
To beat the blues of people, who are unable to celebrate their birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions amid lockdown, cops are doing their bit to make them feel special.
At a time when careers, businesses, and relationships have a hit a blow due to Covid-19 lockdown , tarot readers and astrologers are receiving a higher number of queries.(PHOTO: iStock)
At a time when careers, businesses, and relationships have a hit a blow due to Covid-19 lockdown , tarot readers and astrologers are receiving a higher number of queries.(PHOTO: iStock)

Astro queries rise amid Covid-19 lockdown: Overtime for astrologers and tarot readers

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 12:00 PM IST
To deal with the unusual times like these, many people are seeking advice and answers to their financial and other queries form practitioners of occult sciences such as astrologers, and even tarot card readers.
A view of the Yamuna, which is much cleaner now since the Capital is under lockdown to fight against Covid-19.(PHOTO: Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)
A view of the Yamuna, which is much cleaner now since the Capital is under lockdown to fight against Covid-19.(PHOTO: Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)

Earth Day: How the planet healed during Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2020 09:15 AM IST
The entire country is under lockdown since last one month, and nature has found a way to let Earth regain its lost wealth, during this period.
Another cool challenge that has caught the fancy of social media users is #MeAt20 where celebs from the field of sports, films and almost every profession are posting their pictures, when they were 20 years old!(Photo: Twitter/GulPanag)
Another cool challenge that has caught the fancy of social media users is #MeAt20 where celebs from the field of sports, films and almost every profession are posting their pictures, when they were 20 years old!(Photo: Twitter/GulPanag)

Old charm: #MeAt20 creates nostalgia on social media

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 01:16 PM IST
In yet another social media challenge, during the Covid-19 lockdown, celebs and tweeple are sharing pictures when they were 20 years old.
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