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This Spider-Man from Turkey is a real life superhero!

This 27-year-old delivers groceries and medicines to the elderly who are self-isolating in the coronavirus breakout

Burak Soylu from Antalya, Turkey can perform jaw-dropping super-hero stunts – he jumps fences, climbs walls, and he can even hang upside down from the roof! But what truly makes this man extraordinary is his mission in life.
Burak Soylu from Antalya, Turkey can perform jaw-dropping super-hero stunts – he jumps fences, climbs walls, and he can even hang upside down from the roof! But what truly makes this man extraordinary is his mission in life.
Updated on May 09, 2020 01:53 PM IST
BySwati Chaturvedi

Counter Covid-19 with courage, fight like a soldier: Kargil hero

Kargil war hero Naik Deepchand recalls the time when soldiers would get no ration during the war, and how they dealt with hunger pangs; says it’s only courage that can help us overcome this crisis

Kargil war hero Naik Deepchand
Kargil war hero Naik Deepchand
Updated on May 07, 2020 09:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

The power of khadi: Hand-woven masks help protect against Covid-19, boost courage to fight

Khadi, the natural fiber cloth synonymous with the Swadeshi movement has emerged as a saviour during the pandemic

Arushi Nishank, an environmentalist and Indian classical dancer, is on a quest to disseminate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of khadi through her reusable khadi masks and delivering them to our Army personnel.
Arushi Nishank, an environmentalist and Indian classical dancer, is on a quest to disseminate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of khadi through her reusable khadi masks and delivering them to our Army personnel.
Updated on May 04, 2020 10:25 PM IST
BySwati Chaturvedi

Sattu, the saviour: In Uttar Pradesh, NGOs are beating hunger with the desi nutrition powerhouse

Horse gram and jaggery are mixed with water to make the shake that keeps one full for long hours and protects from heatstroke

Sattu, the saviour(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sattu, the saviour(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 04, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Cops planned a lovely surprise for this sulking ‘birthday boy’!

Senior citizen Karan Puri could hardly believe when cops landed at his door with a cake. He was so touched by the gesture that he broke down. The emotional moment was captured in a video  

Senior citizen Karan Puri
Senior citizen Karan Puri
Updated on May 04, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

No one’s alone: Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal stands by women in distress

Laxmi has asked women across India to connect to her through social media if they face harassment or domestic violence during the lockdown

Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal stands by women in distress
Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal stands by women in distress
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Hating people won’t benefit anyone at this point: Skipping Sikh Rajinder Singh

We need to work compassionately to get rid of this virus. The pandemic has made us realise that we are all one, one of the foremost Indian values taught to kids back in the country, he says.

Rajinder Singh’s love of skipping was sparked by his father many years ago and he now wants to be a role model to others in his community.(Instagram)
Rajinder Singh’s love of skipping was sparked by his father many years ago and he now wants to be a role model to others in his community.(Instagram)
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Quirky ideas make an impact: After corona helmets, artist comes up with corona auto!

These outlandish art pieces prove that humour is the best medicine, even in the time of corona!

The auto is made of 165 discarded plastic bottles. It took six days with the help of six people to make this quirky piece of art.
The auto is made of 165 discarded plastic bottles. It took six days with the help of six people to make this quirky piece of art.
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: The story of a Chinese girl stuck in India

After suffering a mental breakdown, Chinese citizen Zhang Aixi had no place to go. The young solo traveler found a home away from home at a Haryana based NGO.

In such a charged atmosphere, Zhang Aixi, a Chinese citizen found herself stuck as the lockdown was announced. Zhang had come to India on a solo trip in January.
In such a charged atmosphere, Zhang Aixi, a Chinese citizen found herself stuck as the lockdown was announced. Zhang had come to India on a solo trip in January.
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShara Ashraf Prayag & Swati Chaturvedi

Finding freedom in fashion: A virtual fashion show by the specially-abled!

With the lockdown in place, the differently-abled are beating gloom and loneliness with digital fashion shows across India, along with live styling and grooming sessions.

For many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world
For many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:43 PM IST
BySwati Chaturvedi

Nature is calling, listen intently!

Endless video calls and binge-watching on Netflix has taken a toll on our health. Observing nature’s beauty might just be the balm your eyes need during the lockdown.

Brown-headed barbet
Brown-headed barbet
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySwati Chaturvedi

Be aware, be responsible and live consciously: Neha Kakkar

Singer Neha Kakkar talks about how the nature has been affected due to the virus and urges all to recycle waste and plant more trees

Singer Neha Kakkar urges all to plant more trees even if it is at home.
Singer Neha Kakkar urges all to plant more trees even if it is at home.
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

A roti bank for ‘laddoos’: Indore’s unique endeavour for street dogs

Indorians address their street dogs as ‘laddoo’ with love; they have set up a food bank for them that makes five thousand rotis daily

Vandana Jain, who runs a campaign, Dogitization in Indore
Vandana Jain, who runs a campaign, Dogitization in Indore
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Salute to this brave mom who puts nation first!

In Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri, police officer Chitralekha is on duty with her one-year-old child.

Police officer Chitralekha on duty with her one-year-old child.
Police officer Chitralekha on duty with her one-year-old child.
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

All hail the tail: Keeping cats happy in the time of corona

From preparing nutritious meals to ensuring plenty of ‘me’ time, cat parents are trying their best to keep their feline babies chilled out during the lockdown

In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.
In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

The power of social media: Strangers across India connect to help the needy

No one’s flaunting lifestyle on Facebook anymore. Social media has emerged as the saviour to many in the current pandemic

In a record of sorts, Caring Indians, took up food distribution initiative set up in three days and has helped over 35000 people in Mumbai and Pune. They are now adding Delhi and other cities as well.
In a record of sorts, Caring Indians, took up food distribution initiative set up in three days and has helped over 35000 people in Mumbai and Pune. They are now adding Delhi and other cities as well.
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

City’s nightlife faces the blues amid the pandemic

We speak to mixologists, DJs and bouncers as they reveal how the outbreak of coronavirus has adversely impacted the nightlife and hospitality industry.

Professionals employed at nightclubs are having a tough time due to the shutdown.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Professionals employed at nightclubs are having a tough time due to the shutdown.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Published on Apr 18, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySanchita Kalra and Swati Chaturvedi

Stay home, bond with family, urges Jyoti Amge, world’s shortest woman

Amge also talked about how simple measures such as washing hands, sanitising one’s house and wearing masks and gloves can show COVID-19 the door.

Amge says this is the first time that she stepped out of her house to help Nagpur police in creating public awareness about the deadly virus to flatten the curve, and she is very happy and proud that she did so.
Amge says this is the first time that she stepped out of her house to help Nagpur police in creating public awareness about the deadly virus to flatten the curve, and she is very happy and proud that she did so.
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Bored under lockdown?Give your brain a much needed workout with these games

Explore these games to keep your mind active and allow yourself to enjoy many fun-filled hours of activities.

Carve out time each day to stimulate your mind by playing games like chess and sudoku.(Photo: iStock)
Carve out time each day to stimulate your mind by playing games like chess and sudoku.(Photo: iStock)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi, New Delhi

This lockdown, Bollywood actors go from bored to board

Bored at home while waiting out the lockdown? Play a board game with the family members during your many hours cooped up inside. These celebrities tell us what fun it is to actually play these board games

Rakulpreet Singh likes to play monopoly and dumb charades.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/HT)
Rakulpreet Singh likes to play monopoly and dumb charades.(Photo: Sarang Gupta/HT)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Binge-watching, anxiety or stress? Don’t let quarantine ruin your sleeping pattern

A good night’s sleep is paramount for the health of your brain and body. However, with the present situation of self- isolation has jeopardised our sleep. As stress and anxiety builds up over the virus and the lockdown, its time to make room for healthy sleep habits that will help us get through the quarantine—and beyond.

As stress and anxiety builds up over the virus and the lockdown, its time to make room for healthy sleep habits that will help us get through the quarantine.(Unsplash)
As stress and anxiety builds up over the virus and the lockdown, its time to make room for healthy sleep habits that will help us get through the quarantine.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 08:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySwati Chaturvedi

Spiritual guidance to tackle self isolation and panic

Self isolation and social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic might overwhelm many and also give rise to fear and stress. Here’s a guide to overcome it spiritually.

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social disconnecting, and we can still find ways to connect with friends and family.(Photo: iStock)
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social disconnecting, and we can still find ways to connect with friends and family.(Photo: iStock)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and the one-shoulder trend

The fashion conscious people who often take their cues from celebrity wardrobe, can take note of the one-shoulder trend that’s fast catching on with the likes of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone, among others flaunting this versatile neckline.

The USP of the one off-shoulder top is that it adds a feminine touch even when one is wearing a pantsuit. The incredibly stylish silhouette is designed to hide the problem areas, feel fashion experts.
The USP of the one off-shoulder top is that it adds a feminine touch even when one is wearing a pantsuit. The incredibly stylish silhouette is designed to hide the problem areas, feel fashion experts.
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Malaika Arora: Bollywood celebs usher in the trend of golds and jewel tones

While muted monochromes may have been all the rage over the last couple of seasons, the arrival of Spring 2020 ushers in an array of gold and jewel-toned ensembles on the red carpet.

Since gold makes a bold statement, one should know how to elegantly incorporate this extravagant tone in one’s ensemble.(INSTAGRAM)
Since gold makes a bold statement, one should know how to elegantly incorporate this extravagant tone in one’s ensemble.(INSTAGRAM)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySwati Chaturvedi

Bollywood fashionistas show how to ace the boot look this winter season

From gorgeous knee-highs to combat boots, uncover these winter boot trends.

It’s time to put those strappy sandals and pencil heels away.(Instagram)
It’s time to put those strappy sandals and pencil heels away.(Instagram)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 11:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

National Cancer Awareness Day 2019: A celebration of life by children who beat cancer

National Cancer Awareness Day 2019: When a child has cancer, the entire family reorients their life around getting him or her healthy again.

Featuring song and dance acts by the young survivors, the highlight of the event organised by Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center was rapper Badshah’s performance.(Manoj Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Featuring song and dance acts by the young survivors, the highlight of the event organised by Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center was rapper Badshah’s performance.(Manoj Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 10:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Get a leg up with the thigh-high slit

Bollywood fashionistas are not shying away from flaunting their legs in dresses with the dramatic thigh-high slits. Either teaming it up with loose waves or a scrunchie, the gown is perfect for an evening look.

Kareena Kapoor Khan in a peach gown with a sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves. The serpent neckpiece is a nice addition to the outfit(Photo: Instagram/MOHITRAI)
Kareena Kapoor Khan in a peach gown with a sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves. The serpent neckpiece is a nice addition to the outfit(Photo: Instagram/MOHITRAI)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
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