Saad Ghani

Saad Ghani writes on Books and Culture, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City

Articles by Saad Ghani

The Mughals’ last stand

As the living heritage of Shahjahanabad slowly crumbles to dust, take a tour of those parts still standing

Age-old havelis can be found aplenty in Old Delhi: they may not be as grand as those in Rajasthan or Old Lucknow, but their magnificence lies in their aura of tenacious elegance(Saad Ghani)
Age-old havelis can be found aplenty in Old Delhi: they may not be as grand as those in Rajasthan or Old Lucknow, but their magnificence lies in their aura of tenacious elegance(Saad Ghani)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 05:50 PM IST
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In celebration of winter’s perfect dish, the mutton nihari!

A quintessentially Delhi dish, Nahari was originally meant to be eaten on an empty stomach in the morning in cold weather. Get out of bed and tuck in

Nahari by Sadia Dehlvi, author of Jasmine and Jinns: Memories and Recipes of My Delhi.
Nahari by Sadia Dehlvi, author of Jasmine and Jinns: Memories and Recipes of My Delhi.
Updated on Nov 04, 2017 09:36 PM IST
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WH Auden and political poetry: The English bard who struck an idiosyncratic note

Born in historic walled city of England, York on September 29, 1907, WH Auden was a poet of general ideas, which were mostly political in nature but there was a discernible virtuosity in his verse.

In his poetry, WH Auden managed to implicate with utmost sensitivity the altering moods and opinions of his time.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In his poetry, WH Auden managed to implicate with utmost sensitivity the altering moods and opinions of his time.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 29, 2017 05:14 PM IST
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Historian Pawel Ukielski: Possibility of quick victory was much more probable in WWII

Deputy director of the Warsaw Rising Museum, Dr Pawel Ukielski, talks about the role of Britain and France in WWII, Warsaw Uprising, and reconstruction process of Poland’s capital.

Warsaw in 1960s: A view of Muranow from the church tower of St. Augustine at Nowolipie Street in Warsaw.(FORUM)
Warsaw in 1960s: A view of Muranow from the church tower of St. Augustine at Nowolipie Street in Warsaw.(FORUM)
Updated on Sep 28, 2017 07:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Camera chronicles: The photographer who captured the historic revolution of Egypt

Egyptian photographer Laura El Tantawy, with her project, In the Shadow of Pyramids, has managed to capture the 18-day-long revolution in Egypt that resulted in ouster of president Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian photographer Laura El Tantawy.
Egyptian photographer Laura El Tantawy.
Updated on Sep 25, 2017 07:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Revisiting WWII: A photo exhibition in Delhi on destruction and revival of Warsaw

An exhibition called A Phoenix from the Ashes features 30 photographs that depict the tranquil pre-war Warsaw, its destruction at the hands of German Army during World War II and its post-war reconstruction.

Warsaw 1945. The everyday life of Warsaw people remained in ruins after the war — here a family is seen eating at their battered home.(PAP / Karol Szczeciński)
Warsaw 1945. The everyday life of Warsaw people remained in ruins after the war — here a family is seen eating at their battered home.(PAP / Karol Szczeciński)
Updated on Sep 29, 2017 05:06 PM IST

Book review: Enrique Vila-Matas presents life’s absurdities in Vampire in Love

Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas’ Vampire in Love is a surreal tale that compels the reader to confront the complexities of hopelessness and weariness, but with a touch of humour.

Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas.
Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas.
Updated on Sep 25, 2017 06:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Work-life blues: Here’s how to identify symptoms of burnout and deal with it

More and more employees are feeling the heat due to their hectic work-life and stiff competition. Here’s how to deal with it.

The prevalent culture of workaholic-ism at workplaces, these days, is a factor that contributes to burnout.
The prevalent culture of workaholic-ism at workplaces, these days, is a factor that contributes to burnout.
Updated on Sep 13, 2017 06:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DH Lawrence: The iconic English literary seer who stood apart from the herd

Born 132 years ago, on September 11, DH Lawrence is more relevant to our age than perhaps he was to his own.

Lawrence wrote: “The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, it can’t wake up.”(shutterstock)
Lawrence wrote: “The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, it can’t wake up.”(shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 11, 2017 05:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Book review: Ottessa Moshfegh’s stories explore human desires, self-deception

American novelist Ottessa Moshfegh’s Homesick For Another World — a collection of short stories — is filled with dark humour and explores the harsh realities of life.

American writer Ottessa Moshfegh won O. Henry Award for one of the stories in this collection, titled Slumming.
American writer Ottessa Moshfegh won O. Henry Award for one of the stories in this collection, titled Slumming.
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 09:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Homelessness under a roof: Residents of Punjabi Academy await justice

The families that live on the ground floor of Punjabi Academy — they were evicted from their homes six years ago — are still awaiting the court verdict, their entire existence in a limbo.

The aisle in the hall on the ground floor of the Punjabi Academy, situated in Motia Khan.(AmalKS/HTPHOTO)
The aisle in the hall on the ground floor of the Punjabi Academy, situated in Motia Khan.(AmalKS/HTPHOTO)
Published on Feb 16, 2017 09:17 PM IST

I think I experience writer’s block every day, says author Jerry Pinto

Author Jerry Pinto who has won Sahitya Akademi award 2016 talks about his creative process as a writer, occupational hazards of being a writer and why he chose mental health as the subject of his first novel.

Jerry Pinto has won the Sahitya Akademi award 2016.
Jerry Pinto has won the Sahitya Akademi award 2016.
Updated on Jan 05, 2017 08:00 PM IST
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Bridging the gap: When art serves as the link between man and nature

This ongoing exhibition in the Capital explores the relationship between man and nature.

Artwork by tribal artist Ashish Kachhwaha.
Artwork by tribal artist Ashish Kachhwaha.
Updated on Nov 22, 2016 06:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Recreating gruesome reality of Iran’s past through the lens of the present

Iranian photographer Azadeh Akhlaghi recreates gruesome scenes through staged photograph from Iran’s history to give viewers a glimpse into the country’s atrocious past.

Iranian filmmaker and photographer Azadeh Akhlaghi has taken up staged photography to recreate Iranian assassinations.
Iranian filmmaker and photographer Azadeh Akhlaghi has taken up staged photography to recreate Iranian assassinations.
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 09:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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