Sneha Bengani

Sneha Bengani

Sneha Bengani was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers.She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Sneha Bengani
A view of Beas river on the way to Solang Valley.(Images: Sneha Bengani)
A view of Beas river on the way to Solang Valley.(Images: Sneha Bengani)

For a tranquil holiday in April: Beginner’s exhaustive guide to Manali

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2017 09:16 AM IST
If the sound of flowing river water, the smell of mountain air and long walks among pine trees excite you, then Manali is just the place you should visit this April.
We all crave for some ‘me’ time in our busy lives. But what do we do with it when we finally get it?(Photos: Bibliophile./Facebook)
We all crave for some ‘me’ time in our busy lives. But what do we do with it when we finally get it?(Photos: Bibliophile./Facebook)

Here’s why you need to tick these 9 things off your to-do list this holiday season

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2017 12:01 PM IST
If only sitting on things got them done.
Madhureeta Anand studied filmmaking from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.(Images: Madhureeta Anand)
Madhureeta Anand studied filmmaking from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.(Images: Madhureeta Anand)

This Women’s Day, filmmaker Madhureeta Anand wants you to Know Your Porn

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2017 11:57 AM IST
Filmmaker Madhureeta Anand’s Know Your Porn is a five-part web series that aims to put an end to the nuisance around pornography in India through awareness and empowerment.
Vidya Balan posing without makeup for an exclusive HT Brunch photoshoot.(HT Photo)
Vidya Balan posing without makeup for an exclusive HT Brunch photoshoot.(HT Photo)

This Women’s Day, fight against the cosmetics that are killing you. Go au naturel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 09:28 AM IST
This International Women’s Day, break free from the pressures that make wearing makeup a compulsion, and take a step towards living healthier — sans chemicals, toxins and colourants.
Women want sex as much as men do, even more in some cases, say sexologists.(Images: Photomicona/Facebook)
Women want sex as much as men do, even more in some cases, say sexologists.(Images: Photomicona/Facebook)

You may think you know it all but do you really? Major sex myths debunked

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 08:01 AM IST
Sexperts demystify popular myths related to orgasms, G spot, condoms, sexual tendencies of women, and more. If you think you know of them all, you will be surprised.
Milind Soman on the opening day of Ultraman Florida.(Abhishek Mishra/Facebook)
Milind Soman on the opening day of Ultraman Florida.(Abhishek Mishra/Facebook)

Milind Soman on being Ultraman: I train for performance, not looks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2017 07:33 AM IST
As Milind Soman successfully completes Ultraman Florida, one of the most challenging triathlons around the world, he talks about his recent feat, his fitness regimen, why he prefers to run barefoot, and more.
La La Land scored a record-tying 14 nods at the Oscars.
La La Land scored a record-tying 14 nods at the Oscars.

La La Land tells Indians the thing they’ve been waiting to hear since forever

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2017 06:26 PM IST
La La Land deconstructs the traditions of romantic movies - especially in India.
Actors Prem Chopra and Rishi Kapoor in a still from Bobby (1973).(YouTube grab)
Actors Prem Chopra and Rishi Kapoor in a still from Bobby (1973).(YouTube grab)

Men hid their wives when they saw me: Prem Chopra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2017 08:25 PM IST
At 81, Prem Chopra is as excited about acting as he was when he started. He talks about his journey to becoming Bollywood’s most despised villain, the film industry as it was 50 years ago, working with mega movie stars, and enjoying his craft all the while.
Messing with JK Rowling is not all that easy or pleasant. Only if Piers Morgan knew.
Messing with JK Rowling is not all that easy or pleasant. Only if Piers Morgan knew.

In the Twitter battle between JK Rowling and Piers Morgan, Big Green Bookshop wins

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2017 07:21 PM IST
The Twitter war between JK Rowling and Piers Morgan is only getting bigger. We now have a surprise entry — Big Green Bookshop. It’s persistent and industrious in way you wouldn’t think possible. A word against Harry Potter, and it will destroy you, one tweet at a time.
Maintaining everyday hygiene is the first sure step towards battling intestinal worms.(Shutterstock)
Maintaining everyday hygiene is the first sure step towards battling intestinal worms.(Shutterstock)

National Deworming Day: Washing hands may save a stunted population

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2017 09:31 PM IST
As India observes another National Deworming Day, we discuss the problem that is more than an intestinal disease, and the solution, which is right at our wash basins.
Due to their long sitting hours and sedentary lifestyles, working women are the most vulnerable to PCOD.(Images: Shutterstock)
Due to their long sitting hours and sedentary lifestyles, working women are the most vulnerable to PCOD.(Images: Shutterstock)

All about PCOD and how single working women can fight, prevent it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2017 03:11 PM IST
Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD), the leading cause of ovulatory infertility, is most common among women of childbearing age. Here’s how single working women, who cannot go to a gym or eat healthy food everyday, can fight it.
Being lazy has never been a good excuse. Why lose out on anything when you can have it all?
Being lazy has never been a good excuse. Why lose out on anything when you can have it all?

Of pigtails, pyjamas and glowing skin: 6 skincare mantras for the lazy you

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 05:50 PM IST
Too much has already been written about the benefits of nutritious diets and regular exercise. Here, we therefore discuss how you can get healthy, glowing skin, especially if you are the low-maintenance kind, because you can have it all—pyjamas, ponytails, nerd glasses and good skin.
A girl from Allahabad, Nidhi Singh came to Mumbai when she was 17.(TVF)
A girl from Allahabad, Nidhi Singh came to Mumbai when she was 17.(TVF)

All about Nidhi Singh: Your Permanent Roommate and Bollywood’s latest find

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2017 08:25 PM IST
From working in the advertising industry, as an assistant director, breaking the internet with her portrayal of Every Delhi Girl in the World, to being the darling of the web space and now doing films, Nidhi Singh’s has been quite a journey. Here, she talks about her upcoming movies, her experience of working on Permanent Roommates, what she hates about Mumbai, and much more.
The popularity of consuming cow’s milk might have fallen considerably in the UK and the US in the last three decades, but drinking it first thing in the morning or through the day is as popular in India as ever.(Shutterstock)
The popularity of consuming cow’s milk might have fallen considerably in the UK and the US in the last three decades, but drinking it first thing in the morning or through the day is as popular in India as ever.(Shutterstock)

Should you, shouldn’t you: How safe is it to drink cow’s milk?

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 05:50 PM IST
At a time when adulteration in milk products is rampant in India and the pressure on dairy farmers to scale up massive, what has become of the glass of milk that you consume every day? How healthy is it? Does it do any good? Should you consume it at all? If yes, how much?
Dangal child-actor Zaira Wasim is getting widespread support from political leaders and Bollywood bigwigs after she was trolled for her Facebook post.
Dangal child-actor Zaira Wasim is getting widespread support from political leaders and Bollywood bigwigs after she was trolled for her Facebook post.

Not another Zaira Wasim: Here’s how you can prevent, deal with cyberbullying

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2017 03:49 PM IST
That Dangal child-actor Zaira Wasim was forced to apologise for doing things that cannot be perceived as mistakes by any conceivable yardstick screams volumes about the people we are and our threshold for tolerance. It also brings to foray the susceptibility of teenagers (famous or not) to cyber bullying and internet trolls, and the lasting damage they can cause.
Mental health issues were discussed extensively this year, highlighting the need to open up and the importance of timely treatment.(Shutterstock)
Mental health issues were discussed extensively this year, highlighting the need to open up and the importance of timely treatment.(Shutterstock)

2016: The year of mental health awareness and a spike in lifestyle diseases

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 05:50 PM IST
We discuss a few ways that can speed up your fight for good health, because there is no better time than a new year to make amends and start afresh.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan played a popular shayar in 1976 blockbuster Kabhi Kabhie.(YouTube grab)
Actor Amitabh Bachchan played a popular shayar in 1976 blockbuster Kabhi Kabhie.(YouTube grab)

When was the last time you went to a mushaira? The story of a dying tradition

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2016 01:06 PM IST
In a nation obsessed with Bigg Boss, where do mushairas stand? Mostly on their own, say the poets of today.
Did you see the recent battle of vocabulary between Shah Rukh Khan and Uday Chopra?
Did you see the recent battle of vocabulary between Shah Rukh Khan and Uday Chopra?

Uday Chopra-SRK Twitter battle: Did you know the meaning of these words?

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2016 10:51 PM IST
Twitter is one interesting platform that never fails to disappoint.Don’t believe it? You will after what happened yesterday between Shah Rukh Khan and Uday Chopra on the micro-blogging site.
Actors Vipul Goyal and Rasika Duggalin a still from Humorously Yours.(TVF)
Actors Vipul Goyal and Rasika Duggalin a still from Humorously Yours.(TVF)

Humorously Yours: Meet Vipul Goyal, TVF’s new funny man

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2016 11:25 AM IST
Vipul Goyal’s is the typical story of a guy wanting to make it big. He hails from a village in Rajasthan — Falna. He did his schooling from a convent in Mt. Abu, made it to IIT Bombay, got laid off after six months at his first job, experimented with theatre and finally found himself at the heart of the booming standup comedy scene in India.
Despite the pitfalls, most of us, at some point in our lives, do invariably stand up for a cause. Simply because we all believe in certain values – no matter how varied – that drive our everyday actions.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Despite the pitfalls, most of us, at some point in our lives, do invariably stand up for a cause. Simply because we all believe in certain values – no matter how varied – that drive our everyday actions.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Raising a voice: India’s young willing to fight for a cause they believe in

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2016 01:23 PM IST
Fighting for a cause sounds way fancier in debates, discussions, protests and comment pieces than it actually is in real life. Because, more often than not, the real deal is raw — an endless and unsavoury struggle, full of ugly confrontations, that ostracises all those who dare to take up the cudgels.
If you are using a public mode of transport, carry earphones/headphones as a rule and use them.(Shutterstock)
If you are using a public mode of transport, carry earphones/headphones as a rule and use them.(Shutterstock)

From jumping queues to nose digging: It’s time we got our public act straight

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2016 12:32 PM IST
What makes the lack of civic sense among Indians a grave problem is that a majority of us do not know where to draw the line. And so we continue to step on it day after day.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child sometime next week, has been glowing all this while and she made sure the world sees it.(HT Photo)
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child sometime next week, has been glowing all this while and she made sure the world sees it.(HT Photo)

Pregnant? Go all out with it. Take a cue from Kareena Kapoor, Natalie Portman

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2016 12:11 PM IST
Though not so unusual a thing in the West, women celebs are pushing mental boundaries in India by sporting pregnant bellies in public with much grace and panache.
Actors Ranbir Kapoor, Ranvir Singh and Arjun Kapoor during Koffee with Karan’s season 5, episode 4, which aired on November 27.(Screen grab)
Actors Ranbir Kapoor, Ranvir Singh and Arjun Kapoor during Koffee with Karan’s season 5, episode 4, which aired on November 27.(Screen grab)

Of farts, faucets and perceived femininity on Indian talk shows

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2017 06:56 PM IST
A man/woman may choose to answer a question or not. But to deprive them of that choice by treating them differently is unfair. It is much like the parents who make jokes about their son’s relationships with their relatives, but snub any mention of their daughter’s boyfriend — only worse, for here you are fuelling the prejudices of an entire nation.
HT Image(Shutterstock)
HT Image(Shutterstock)

World Anti-Obesity Day: 7 popular myths around obesity debunked

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2017 05:50 PM IST
As the world marks another Anti-Obesity Day today (November 26), we spoke to weight-loss specialists, bariatric and metabolic surgeons from across the country about major obesity-related myths and not-so-known facts.
According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), about 35,000 rape cases were reported across India in 2015. In 95.5% of these cases, the victims knew their alleged rapists.(Shutterstock)
According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), about 35,000 rape cases were reported across India in 2015. In 95.5% of these cases, the victims knew their alleged rapists.(Shutterstock)

Dear men, this too is violence

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2016 12:11 PM IST
On this Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, we write to men we encounter frequently, urging them to understand that there is a lot more to violence than rape and bruises, and that realising that women are just as good as them is the only way forward.
Ranveer Singh in a Jack and Jones promotional video-song.(YouTube grab)
Ranveer Singh in a Jack and Jones promotional video-song.(YouTube grab)

Ranveer Singh Jack and Jones ad: Bollywood chooses to keep mum, again

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2017 06:56 PM IST
It is not every day that we see an actor take a stand for what s/he think is wrong. Our film industry is known to play safe. It lives by the proverb: Silence is Golden, especially on issues that need raising the voice most.
International Men’s Day is observed on November 19 every year.(Youtube grab)
International Men’s Day is observed on November 19 every year.(Youtube grab)

International Men’s Day: Pressures you live through if you’re a man in India

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2016 11:30 AM IST
International Men’s Day is not as big in India as it should be. While the rest of the world uses the day to highlight several important issues concerning men such as their health and the discrimination they face, Indians hardly know of the occasion or its significance.
Harry Potter was first introduced to the world in 1997, as an 11-year-old orphan who is about to discover his destiny.(Facebook/Harry Potter)
Harry Potter was first introduced to the world in 1997, as an 11-year-old orphan who is about to discover his destiny.(Facebook/Harry Potter)

Haven’t read the Harry Potter books yet? Here’s why now is your best chance

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2016 03:10 PM IST
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them does not have Harry Potter in it. It has Newt Scamander, a magizoologist set about half a century before Potter’s time. Then why is the world so excited about it? Here’s why.
World Kindness Day is observed on November 13 every year.(Shutterstock)
World Kindness Day is observed on November 13 every year.(Shutterstock)

Want to make the world a better place? Being kind is the first step forward

Hindustan Times | By Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2016 12:24 PM IST
In our daily lives, though we seldom acknowledge our random acts of unprovoked meanness, but we never forget when someone is unkind to us.
When was the last time you were kind to someone without a reason?(Shutterstock)
When was the last time you were kind to someone without a reason?(Shutterstock)

World Kindness Day: 7 powerful women on why kindliness is next to godliness

Hindustan Times | By Compiled by Sneha Bengani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2016 12:51 PM IST
To inspire you to turn a new leaf, we have eight powerful women telling you just why it is so important to be benevolent in everyday life and how far reaching its effects can be.
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