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Manoj Sharma

Manoj Sharma

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Manoj Sharma is Metro Features Editor at Hindustan Times. He likes to pursue stories that otherwise fall through the cracks.

articles by Manoj Sharma (494 results)
Aug 08, 2020 23:53
Delhi has hundreds of institutes providing coaching for IAS, engineering, medical and a host of other competitive exams in places such as central Delhi’s Old Rajender Nagar, north Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, and Jia Serai and Ber Serai in south Delhi, which together are home to about 1 lakh students. read more
Jul 26, 2020 03:51
While a large number of them have had to permanently shut shop in the past three months, as business has nosedived like never before, those that have survived say finding a perfect match has never been so tough. read more
Jul 24, 2020 23:15
With schools, colleges closed, and most government and private organisations deciding to keep their Independence Day celebrations low-key, the demand for the national flag, manufacturers and traders say, have dropped. read more
Jul 23, 2020 00:04
Curiously, though Minto Bridge and Hardinge Bridge were renamed Shivaji Bridge and Tilak Bridge respectively, the first refused to shed its colonial name, unlike the latter, whose old name is known only to a few. read more
Jul 12, 2020 23:49
Social distancing, a man living in Old Delhi says, is an oxymoron in old Delhi , which has a population of about 12 lakh crammed in an area of 6 square kilometres. read more
Jul 08, 2020 23:42
Innovating and adapting, they now organise e- dharnas, e- strikes, e- memorandums and e- rallies—many of them on Zoom, their “Zantar Mantar.” read more
Jun 28, 2020 23:29
About a dozen restaurant, bars and cafes, have exited Connaught Place and industry sources say 50 others are on the verge of shut down because of high rents, new guidelines of reduced operating hours and ban on serving alcohol. read more
Jun 15, 2020 23:40
With Delhi’s gyms remaining closed and people avoiding public transport (even cabs) from fear of Covid-19, cycle sales are soaring in a city that used to swear by cars. read more
May 22, 2020 03:09
Sadar Bazar, India’s largest-- and perhaps most congested-- wholesale market of household goods with over 40,000 shops , struggles to figure out how to conduct business in the post–Covid world read more
May 10, 2020 23:55
Uncertainty, isolation, and economic despair, caused by the Coronavirus crisis, have led to a spurt in distress calls to the country’s 30-odd suicide prevention helplines and those working for them are faced with a new challenge: how to give a patient, confidential and undisturbed hearing to the callers and ensure their own families are not sucked into the vortex of emotions while they work from home. read more
Apr 29, 2020 23:22
Residents of Arayavrat Apartment in Sector G-2, Narela, led an isolated life, calling the area where they live a ‘ghost town’. Then, in-mid March, the Delhi Government set up a quarantine centre, one of the largest such facilities in the country, in their vicinity. Now they live in the mortal fear of catching Covid-19 read more
Apr 19, 2020 23:46
Shamim, the supervisor of one of the oldest graveyards in Delhi, says he has never seen relatives treating dead bodies of their loved ones like ‘untouchable objects’. He has so far overseen the burial of 26 Covid-19 victims. read more
Apr 17, 2020 21:51
From book launches to litfests, to book readings, there is a litany of literary events online during the ongoing lockdown. Will technology eventually help democratize literature and give a new boost to books culture in the country? read more
Apr 08, 2020 22:31
 Thousands of people from varied backgrounds are turning to art for emotional succour in these difficult times in a country where children have never been encouraged to take up arts as a subject. Will the coronavirus crisis mark a shift in the general attitude towards art? read more