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Gita Gopinath: Recovery agent

After picking economics by happenstance as a Delhi teen, Gopinath, 50, went on to study at Princeton, teach at Harvard, and is now set to be the first deputy MD at IMF, guiding world economies amid the devastating blows of the pandemic.
Economist Gita Gopinath (File Photo / HT)
Economist Gita Gopinath (File Photo / HT)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 11:31 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Photos: Life in some of Earth’s most extreme environments

Dhritiman Mukherjee, 46, a photographer from Kolkata, dives beneath the ice, in the ocean around Antarctica. Divers descend through a hole, with a tether around their waists. The tether is their only link to the surface. “If I lose the rope, there would be really very little chance of me finding my way back to the hole, under that vast expanse of ice,” Mukherjee says.(Photo courtesy Dhritiman Mukherjee) 6
Dhritiman Mukherjee, 46, a photographer from Kolkata, dives beneath the ice, in the ocean around Antarctica. Divers descend through a hole, with a tether around their waists. The tether is their only link to the surface. “If I lose the rope, there would be really very little chance of me finding my way back to the hole, under that vast expanse of ice,” Mukherjee says.(Photo courtesy Dhritiman Mukherjee)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 06:38 PM IST
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Photos: What it takes to capture the cosmos

Astro-photography is a niche in which photographers try to capture intricate details and close-ups of stars, planets and even deep-space objects like nebulas. Soumyadeep Mukherjee’s celestial muse is the sun. Here, exhaust fumes from the plane’s engine create the illusion of licking flames, in an image captured in the afternoon.(Photo by Soumyadeep Mukherjee) 7
Astro-photography is a niche in which photographers try to capture intricate details and close-ups of stars, planets and even deep-space objects like nebulas. Soumyadeep Mukherjee’s celestial muse is the sun. Here, exhaust fumes from the plane’s engine create the illusion of licking flames, in an image captured in the afternoon.(Photo by Soumyadeep Mukherjee)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 04:53 PM IST
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Photos: Six Indian sites vying for a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list

Maharashtra’s many, massive, centuries-old forts are built from stone and are seemingly impervious to time. Many stand just as they did when they were built, despite centuries of neglect. They’re scattered across the region — atop mountains in the foothills of the Sahyadris, on an island in the Arabian Sea. Fourteen forts are part of the Unesco nomination, all associated with the warrior-king Shivaji (1630 - 1680). They include the forts at Raigad and Rajgad, both of which served as Maratha capitals; Shivaji’s birthplace at Shivneri; the hilltop Torna Fort in Pune district, famously captured by Shivaji at 16; and one of the world’s finest examples of sea-fort architecture, the Kolaba fort at Alibaug.(Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Maharashtra) 6
Maharashtra’s many, massive, centuries-old forts are built from stone and are seemingly impervious to time. Many stand just as they did when they were built, despite centuries of neglect. They’re scattered across the region — atop mountains in the foothills of the Sahyadris, on an island in the Arabian Sea. Fourteen forts are part of the Unesco nomination, all associated with the warrior-king Shivaji (1630 - 1680). They include the forts at Raigad and Rajgad, both of which served as Maratha capitals; Shivaji’s birthplace at Shivneri; the hilltop Torna Fort in Pune district, famously captured by Shivaji at 16; and one of the world’s finest examples of sea-fort architecture, the Kolaba fort at Alibaug.(Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Maharashtra)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 04:20 PM IST
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Photos: Out in the field with the frog prince of India

Amphibian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju with a golden-backed frog in the Western Ghats. In addition to discovering 105 species so far, Biju has conducted research that proved groundbreaking. He was instrumental in differentiating between the golden-backed frogs in India and those in Sri Lanka, for instance. After a decade-long survey in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka, analysing DNA and morphology, Biju concluded that were no golden-backs that were common to both countries. Sri Lanka has one species and the Western Ghats has six, each existing in their own narrow geographies.(Courtesy SD Biju) 8
Amphibian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju with a golden-backed frog in the Western Ghats. In addition to discovering 105 species so far, Biju has conducted research that proved groundbreaking. He was instrumental in differentiating between the golden-backed frogs in India and those in Sri Lanka, for instance. After a decade-long survey in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka, analysing DNA and morphology, Biju concluded that were no golden-backs that were common to both countries. Sri Lanka has one species and the Western Ghats has six, each existing in their own narrow geographies.(Courtesy SD Biju)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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Capital in lockdown: Stories from around Delhi-NCR amid coronavirus pandemic

Mayank Austen Soofi aka Delhiwale picks six stories that capture the essence of what has been lost, as life in Delhi endures during the pandemic. Read on to find out which one is the most heart touching.
Stories from around Delhi picked by Delhiwala Mayank Austen Soofi(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Stories from around Delhi picked by Delhiwala Mayank Austen Soofi(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Mumbai in the time of coronavirus pandemic

We asked six master artists — the poet Javed Akhtar, photographer Sooni Taraporevala, writer Shanta Gokhale, and artists Sudhir Patwardhan, Sudarshan Shetty and Sameer Kulavoor — what the lockdown had meant to them. Here’s what they had to say.
A masked couple sits by the Arabia Sea in Mumbai.(Sooni Taraporevala)
A masked couple sits by the Arabia Sea in Mumbai.(Sooni Taraporevala)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:42 PM IST
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Sudhir Patwardhan’s exclusive artwork Departure depicts the frailty of Mumbai as home

In July, Hindustan Times invited artist Sudhir Patwardhan to create an original work that centred around the theme of the Mumbai and the pandemic. The work is a line drawing titled Departure, and it is a visceral portrayal of three migrants with a child walking with luggage through a deserted street.
Departure, pastel on paper, 2020(Sudhir Patwardhan)
Departure, pastel on paper, 2020(Sudhir Patwardhan)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByDhamini Ratnam

A universe of meaning

In a 2019 work titled Pieces Earth Left Behind, Sudarshan Shetty displayed 99 pieces of wooden sculptures, each modeled on an object that he found in Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar, a place where old, disused items find a new lease of life.
Standing 7 feet tall, this new work is carved out of re-used wood that has been collected from various dismantled structures in and around Mumbai.(Sudharshan Shetty)
Standing 7 feet tall, this new work is carved out of re-used wood that has been collected from various dismantled structures in and around Mumbai.(Sudharshan Shetty)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByDhamini Ratnam

Art in an apocalypse

Like everyone else, I’ve felt like I was in the middle of an apocalypse, hearing about natural disasters, man-made disasters, blasts, politics fuelled by religion and God knows what else.
The artist collects different kinds of scissors because he thinks “they’re very interesting as a functional object and a piece of design.”(Sameer Kulavoor)
The artist collects different kinds of scissors because he thinks “they’re very interesting as a functional object and a piece of design.”(Sameer Kulavoor)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 10:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySameer Kulavoor

A walk in the park

English and Marathi writer Shanta Gokhale shares a story about a family during the coronavirus lockdown, and how a wife will stop at nothing to protect herself and her husband.
English and Marathi writer Shanta Gokhale shares a story about a family during the coronavirus lockdown, and how a wife will stop at nothing to protect herself and her husband.(Shanta Gokhale)
English and Marathi writer Shanta Gokhale shares a story about a family during the coronavirus lockdown, and how a wife will stop at nothing to protect herself and her husband.(Shanta Gokhale)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 10:36 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByShanta Gokhale

Housekeeper of Hauz Khas

For 20 years, Kamni has been working as a housekeeper to scores of one-room pads in Hauz Khas Village, rented mostly by single people pursuing all sorts of occupations. Most of her employers went back home after the Covid-19-triggered lockdown started, because of job losses or salary cuts, leaving Kamni with less income.
Kamni has been working as a housekeeper in Haus Khas for almost 20 years.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Kamni has been working as a housekeeper in Haus Khas for almost 20 years.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

Our need for human connection stays

Mumbai chronicler Sooni Taraporevala writes about Mumbai during lockdown, “I took myself to the sea that has been part of my childhood and adult years — whether it was zipping down Marine Drive on the back of my dad’s scooter or photographing Parsis at prayer on the day and month of Ava, the water divinity; for me, the sea fronts are the most iconic feature of our city.”
Photograph clicked by Sooni Taraporevala
Photograph clicked by Sooni Taraporevala
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySooni Taraporevala

Yellow Pages on Delhi’s walls: With the city shuttered amid Covid-19, vendors leave their phone numbers behind

When the markets shut down, when the Delhi Metro trains stopped running, and those who had the luxury of a house exiled themselves within it; when the sky regained its blue, the streets emptied out, and all stalls that had no shutter to pull down had to close too, some left their phone numbers behind.
The number of a vendor written on a blank number plate.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The number of a vendor written on a blank number plate.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

Her elegy to the ordinary: An IT professional’s ode to city life in coronavirus pandemic times

Jonaki Ray has a day job in an IT company, as a technical editor. She no longer has to commute to Noida to mark her office attendance — thank you, Coronavirus! — and wrote a pandemic-era city-life poem for these pages.
Jonaki Ray(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Jonaki Ray(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

Vowels of the street in Old Delhi’s Chatta Sheikh Mangloo

In Old Delhi’s Chatta Sheikh Mangloo, each door on the long winding street is marked with an ‘O’ or ‘E’ painted in yellow. While easing up the Coronavirus-triggered lockdown, the Delhi government had announced that shops could finally open for business on an “Odd-Even basis”, and that’s what the ‘O’s and ‘E’s allot.
Shops in Old Delhi’s Chatta Sheikh Mangloo(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Shops in Old Delhi’s Chatta Sheikh Mangloo(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

From choir to duet: Ramayan Paath in the times of coronavirus

Every July, Kshetra Pal and his wife, Pushpa, hold Ramayan Paath, a continuous 24-hour reading of the complete Ramcharitmanas, at their home in Ghaziabad. But how were they to do this during the Covid-19 pandemic when any gathering was deemed life threatening?
Kshetra Pal and his wife, Pushpa, hold Ramayan Paath virtually.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Kshetra Pal and his wife, Pushpa, hold Ramayan Paath virtually.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

A playlist to shake off the Covid blues

Hindustan Times editor Sukumar Ranganathan presents five songs, all released in the past few months as the world grappled with a virus and a lockdown
Hindustan Times editor Sukumar Ranganathan presents five songs, all released in the past few months as the world grappled with a virus and a lockdown
Hindustan Times editor Sukumar Ranganathan presents five songs, all released in the past few months as the world grappled with a virus and a lockdown
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySukumar Ranganathan

Harpreet Singh is carving the Punjabi music and film industry with creative content

Harpreet Singh, has made his name synonymous with the Punjab music and film industry by becoming a renowned producer of the same.
The way the music industry has seen a rise with people demanding unique and soul-touching music, Harpreet decided to launch his own company called “Singhwithbenz”.
The way the music industry has seen a rise with people demanding unique and soul-touching music, Harpreet decided to launch his own company called “Singhwithbenz”.
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Ravichandran Ashwin named in Wisden’s Test team of the decade

The only Indian on the team apart from Virat Kohli and, significantly, the only spinner in the 11
Ravichandran Ashwin is India’s premier off-spinner.(Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)
Ravichandran Ashwin is India’s premier off-spinner.(Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2020 03:32 PM IST
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Shashi Tharoor’s Word of the Week: Cromulent

When a word conceals fake intent beneath its apparent genuineness
(Illustration: Gajanan Nirapale)
(Illustration: Gajanan Nirapale)
Published on Aug 09, 2019 03:10 PM IST
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Shashi Tharoor’s Word of the Week: Phobia

Scared of something specific? There’s a specific word for it too
(ILLUSTRATION: GAJANAN NIRPHALE)
(ILLUSTRATION: GAJANAN NIRPHALE)
Published on Jul 27, 2019 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShashi Tharoor

8 mistakes healthy Indians are making

Are you slashing sugar but forgetting about salt? Working out so hard, you could be risking burnout?
(Getty images)
(Getty images)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVanessa Viegas

Threats, slurs, insults: It’s a hard life for lawyers defending terror suspects

Your client may be acquitted, but life will likely never be the same. Friends and neighbours shun you, loved ones question your motives.
Updated on Mar 19, 2017 09:34 AM IST
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Family for hire: Old and lonely? Here’s company, and help, you can get for a fee

New companionship services offer to take seniors for walks, go with them to events, or just send someone over to talk.
Bhagyalata Das, 72, says the ‘volunteers’ from Samvedna give her something to look forward to. Here, she and Priyanka Bantwal surf the internet for knitting designs at her Gurgaon home.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Bhagyalata Das, 72, says the ‘volunteers’ from Samvedna give her something to look forward to. Here, she and Priyanka Bantwal surf the internet for knitting designs at her Gurgaon home.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 19, 2017 10:30 PM IST
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A path through the forest of the heart

The allure of the gods
Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 18, 2017 04:57 PM IST
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Revisit a forgotten naval mutiny at an art exhibition this weekend

How much do you know about the Royal Indian Mutiny of 1946?
A massive ship installation plays to its passengers (seated viewers) a 40-minute movie about the naval mutiny.
A massive ship installation plays to its passengers (seated viewers) a 40-minute movie about the naval mutiny.
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 08:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRiddhi Doshi

What a long, strange trip it’s been: How HT covered the 2017 assembly elections

A peek into the behind-the-scene activities of HT’s 2017 assembly elections coverage
A meeting at the HT newsroom on results day, March 11
A meeting at the HT newsroom on results day, March 11
Updated on Mar 12, 2017 07:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByText: Poulomi Banerjee, Illustration: Sudhir Shetty

Rooting for you: A social platform for sports fans, by a sports fan

Love a particular sport? Here’s how you can connect with other enthusiasts around the world, during a live match
Updated on Mar 10, 2017 10:36 PM IST
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