Vignesh Radhakrishnan was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.
Articles by Vignesh Radhakrishnan
Terror returned to Punjab after a gap of two years when suspected Pakistani terrorists stormed a police station in Gurdaspur district on Monday and opened fire on police personnel, before they were gunned down.
Sixteen Indians died in road accidents every hour in 2014, most of them on two-wheelers, and a majority of them as a result of overspeeding and careless driving, according to the latest data by National Crime Records Bureau.
Lightning killed more Indians than any other natural calamity in 2014, surpassing deaths due to heatstroke, cold and floods, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
Scientists have discovered a 50mn-year-old fossilised sperm in Antarctica representing the oldest fossil animal sperm yet known, according to a research article published in the Royal Society Biology Letters.
Have you ever featured in a pornographic video? Have you ever made a Dubsmash? These days the two questions could mean the same thing after all.
The 36-year-old visual artist, Baadal Nanjundaswamy, painted the giant pothole on the Sulthanpalya main road in north Bengaluru green and placed the life-sized fiber crocodile in it to make it look like a pond.
Hundreds of passengers waiting at a bus stand in Kalpetta town in Kerala's Wayanad district were left shell-shocked and deeply embarrassed when a municipal television set suddenly started playing pornography videos at 10:30am on Tuesday.
More parties join the digital media with an eye on young voters. While BJP's cyber machinery is quick and ready for any action-reaction online, rivals still lag the spontaneity and promptness.
On their birthday on June 2, here's a look at 10 times filmmaker Mani Ratnam and musician Ilayaraja have come together to cast their spells on us.
Back in the 2000s, Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu didn't have a single mall where you could hang out with friends who could speak English. Hollywood blockbusters were always a distant dream, forever niche for any of the city theatres to risk their daily collection. And, believe it or not, my English tutor taught us the language in Tamil, my mother tongue. The hundreds of 'English Tuition Centres' proliferating in the town were no help either: Many of the locals running these classes could never even spot the spelling mistakes on their advertising billboards.
Indian women contribute less than men to the overall income of a family because of reasons such as childbirth, childcare, cooking and other activities related to running a household.
In the last 50 years, India's population has surged, its food policies have been revised multiple times and the influence of western products on our eating habits has increased significantly, but the primary diet of Indian families has remained mostly vegetarian.
A study by the International Crane Foundation said the last confirmed sighting of Siberian cranes in India was in 2002. Another report states that in 1974 close to 75 birds wintered in Bharatpur which declined to a single pair in 1992.
While 27-year-old Shashaa Tirupati was busy in her own whirlwind life, things took an unthinkable turn two years ago : She was spotted by music maestro A R Rahman! The singer who found fame with O Kadhal Kanmani speaks about fame and her mentor.
India has been ranked 136 among 180 countries worldwride in terms of press freedom in 2015. As the United Nations observes World Press Freedom Day on May 3, HT assesses the state of press freedom across the world and pays tribute to journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty.
But that's just a figure. The point is, have you ever wondered exactly how long that is physically?
Here are the basic definitions and numbers that you need to know on the occasion of Human Space Flight day.
Human Space Flight day: 7 greatest milestones in manned space missions
Indians were perhaps introduced to the dangers associated with space missions when Kalpana Chawla – the first woman astronaut of Indian-origin in space— died in a space-shuttle crash in 2003.
On this day, fifty-four years ago, a man called Yuri Gagarin became the first person in the world to fly into space.
Winning is a habit. India has won the last two ICC ODI events — the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. The victories cannot be brushed off under the "sub-continent" pitches carpet because the Champions Trophy was hosted by England and Wales.
Fan proposes, MS Dhoni disposes, that is how India's most successful World Cup captain rolls. It is tough to guess what is going through the mind of the skipper, known as cricket’s uber cool captain with aces up his sleeve which he produces at crunch moments.
The quarterfinals stage of the tournament will begin from March 18. Three days of rest have been allocated in order to give all the teams sufficient time to travel to their quarterfinal venues and prepare for the games.
Let us explain the expected outcomes of the remaining matches and come up with what the quarter-final timetable would frame out to be.
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Entering an innings in the 30th over and scoring the fastest 150 is something that can only happen in De Villiers' dreamland. Here are four charts that explain how he tormented the West Indian bowlers during his rampant, unbeaten 162 out off 66 balls. The blazing knock was studded with 17 fours and 8 sixes.
According to a recent Health Ministry report, till February 24 this year, the total number of deaths due to Swine Flu has reached 926 while the number of affected persons across the country stood at 16,235.
“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, it is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” - Eve Arnold, award-winning photojournalist and member of Magnum Photos.
Out of the 353 players who went under the hammer in the 2015 Indian Premier League auction on Monday, only 68 cricketers were sold and the rest of the 285 found no bidders.Here is a chart which maps all the buys during the auction:
The summer of 2015 is going to test bowlers as they deal with fearless batsmen. Here are the bowlers who topped the ODI bowling charts last year. Ajantha Mendis, Ryan McLaren were among the top, but have been left out because they have not made their World Cup squads.