The magic of the aurora borealis. Shutterstock
The magic of the aurora borealis. Shutterstock

Aurora Borialis: Amazing light show at the poles

Here is all you need to know about this natural phenomenon visible near the North and South Poles.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 03:15 PM IST

All of us have heard of Aurora Borialis, a unique natural phenomenon characterised by brightly coloured light seen in the night sky occassionally. This natural process is visible near the North and South Poles. In the North Pole it is known as Auroa Borialis or or the Northern lights and in the South Pole it is referred to as Aurora Austrialis or the Southern lights. Green is the most predominant auroral colour whereas blue, purple, red yellow and pink are rare.

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Students of Maharashtra prefer online exams over offline exams. RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO
Students of Maharashtra prefer online exams over offline exams. RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO

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By Shreya Bhandary, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Parents complained several times against unreasonable fee hike in schools. Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo
Parents complained several times against unreasonable fee hike in schools. Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo

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By Ankita Bhatkhande, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Rendering raw footage into the visual spectacle portrayed on screen took numerous hours of tech expertise, something which Lilavatibai Podar vouches its faculty possesses in spades.

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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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The students took part in a plethora of cultural programmes during the event.

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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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A student of Amity International School, Mohali, cleaning his home.
A student of Amity International School, Mohali, cleaning his home.

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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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While colleges in rural areas around Mumbai have been allowed to resume physical classes, the university is yet to allow those within the city. (HT file)
While colleges in rural areas around Mumbai have been allowed to resume physical classes, the university is yet to allow those within the city. (HT file)

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Schools in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai are yet to reopen, even as those in the other parts of the state began physical classes from November 23.

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Ramkinkar Baij was the earliest artist to experiment with abstract, modern sculptural forms. Illustration: Biswajit

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Students should make school memorable so that when they complete this phase of life they carry with them memories to cherish for life, writes principal Sumita Mukerjee (above)
Students should make school memorable so that when they complete this phase of life they carry with them memories to cherish for life, writes principal Sumita Mukerjee (above)

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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A child dressed as a tiger during a ‘Jungle party’ organised by Doon International School, Amritsar.

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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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School students distribute home-made face masks among people from the weaker sections of society.
School students distribute home-made face masks among people from the weaker sections of society.

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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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According to a senior official, approval of fees is cost based and has nothing to do with the category the applicant belongs to. Bloomberg File
According to a senior official, approval of fees is cost based and has nothing to do with the category the applicant belongs to. Bloomberg File

No fee regulation for reserved candidates in pro courses, says MNVS

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO
While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO

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By Ankita Bhatkhande, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:52 PM IST
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A student taking part in the ‘drive-thru’ carnival at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana.
A student taking part in the ‘drive-thru’ carnival at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana.

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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The school magazine was released by the principal and the guests during the event.
The school magazine was released by the principal and the guests during the event.

Delhi school events: DAVPS celebrates Protsahan Parv to felicitate students

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:59 PM IST
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