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Yoga’s health benefits are proven but a competent instructor is crucial

Published on Jun 23, 2024 08:00 AM IST

While Hatha Yoga has taken the world by storm, people are less aware that Yoga is an eight-layered philosophy, of which the exercises are only the first part.

Mumbai, Jun 21 (ANI): Western Naval Command personnel perform yoga on the 10th International Day of Yoga, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Deepak Salvi)

SP out to counter BJP with their new temple town hero

Awadhesh Prasad won from Faizabad-Ayodhya after addressing local issues, overshadowing the BJP's focus on the temple.

The poll scenario began changing positively for Congress-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh once Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav decided to contest the 2024 poll and the alliance won 43 of 80 UP seats. (HT FILE)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 23, 2024 12:44 AM IST
BySunita Aron

The interconnected world of Vinoba, Ray and Saul Bellow

This is a story about Moses Elkanah Herzog, after whom the Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow has named his 1964 novel, Herzog.

30 November 1951 - Acharya Vinoba Bhave accompanied by his party arrives at Gandhi Ashram, Meerut from Kharkhoda at his prayer meeting Vinoba Bhave studying Bhoomidan Papers - HT Photo.
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 09:03 PM IST

A pink auto route to empowering women

The pink e-autos initiative could be replicated across India. It will tick several boxes, empowerment of women, getting more women into the labour force, contributing to a cleaner environment and breaking gender stereotypes about what work a woman can or cannot do

A pink auto in Ranchi. (Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 09:01 PM IST

Seditious hearts and mature democracies

Today, when we claim to be vishwaguru, leader of the Global South, deserving of a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, does not this treatment of Arundhati Roy reveal a sad but inescapable truth about us?

**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 file photo, writer and activist Arundhati Roy at a press conference, in New Delhi. Delhi Lt. Governor V.K. Saxena has accorded sanction to prosecute Roy under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly making provocative speeches at an event in 2010, Raj Niwas officials said on Friday, June 14, 2024. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI06_14_2024_000327B) (PTI)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 08:57 PM IST

Preparing our children to encounter the world

Erasures and deletions of inconvenient truths from textbooks cannot enable them to rise to global leadership

New Delhi, India - Aug. 29, 2016: Students study in ‘model classes’ at Zeenat Mahal Govt.Sarvodaya Girls Sr. School at Jafrabad, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, August 29, 2016. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) **To go with Heena
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 08:53 PM IST

Male feminist allies: Why every woman needs one

Baba was my feminist ally, the sort of man every woman should have in her corner. Someone who believes in her, thinks twice before questioning her decisions, and remains her most enthusiastic cheerleader.

New Delhi, India - June 21, 2024: Young women react as they are clicked during rains, in New Delhi, Friday, June 21, 2024. Light rainfall on Friday brought some relief to the people in Delhi after a relentless heatwave in the region for over a month. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:59 PM IST

Road ahead for PM Modi, India in a China +1 world

India still faces enormous long-term challenges. But Modi’s personal appeal at home and the inroads he has helped open for India abroad make this country’s development one of the most important stories of the next decade.

New Delhi, Jun 10 (ANI): President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar pose for a group picture with the newly sworn-in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Council of Ministers during the oath-taking ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI/ PIB)
Published on Jun 21, 2024 08:44 PM IST

NEET fiasco is a test of the govt’s outreach skills

Government mishandles student protests over NEET exam, exposing broken examination system and political nexus. PM Modi's communication strategy needs a revamp.

New Delhi, India - June 20, 2024: Students from various student organizations protest outside the Ministry of Education over the issues of NEET exam at Central Secretariat in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, June 20, 2024. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:38 PM IST

The barefoot historian who saw Calcutta from its streets

What will be the legacy of P Thankappan Nair? As a writer who employed many methods to construct the history of the common man?

P Thankappan Nair (HT File)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:56 PM IST

Building India-US ties with shared priorities

Amid the complexities of the global landscape, the US-India partnership remains a beacon of hope and progress for all of humanity, including those who can only dream of democratic freedoms.

The flags of the United States and India adorn a conference table during a meeting between US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on December 3, 2018. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (AFP)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 09:18 PM IST

Transform MSMEs to address the jobs gap

Better access to finance can boost growth and unlock the true potential of the sector, a key employment provider

India’s 65 million MSMEs employ around 25% of the country’s workforce. Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 09:11 PM IST
ByRavi Venkatesan

Kanchanjunga Express accident: Safety and tech issues need to be addressed

Over the past few years, the Railways seems to be focusing more on visible events, which may show that it is on the path of modernisation.

A cargo train rammed into Kanchanjunga Express near New Jalpaiguri station in West Bengal on Monday. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 08:41 AM IST

Four ways to conduct a fair, top-quality NEET

The sanctity of the test needs to be upheld at all costs. It can be done with a few tweaks

Bhopal: Students raise slogans during a protest over the alleged irregularities in NEET 2024 results, in Bhopal, Friday, June 14, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI06_14_2024_000233B)(PTI)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 05:31 AM IST

Seize the opportunity in global capability centres

India should not lose the opportunity to become the foremost marketplace for end-to-end service delivery in the world.

FILE PHOTO: AI (Artificial Intelligence) letters and robot hand miniature in this illustration taken, June 23, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 09:33 PM IST

Juvenile justice and Vimukta children

While the minor in the Pune case might eventually be granted a shot at a fresh start, erasure of Vimukta childhood by State institutions begs to be underscored.

The adultification of children from marginalised communities is a well-documented phenomenon where teenage/adolescent mistakes are read as irredeemable criminal acts. This renders institutions like JJB as arbiters of ascertaining the adulthood of criminalised children and their temporary removal from society. (Arvind Yadav/ HT)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 09:32 PM IST
By, , Tasveer Parmar

A new dawn for Nalanda: Reviving an ancient seat of learning

The newly revived Nalanda University aims to influence modern education and foster global education and cultural harmony.

**EDS: IMAGE VIA @narendramodi POSTED ON JUNE 19, 2024** Nalanda: The new campus of Nalanda University ahead of its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo) (PTI06_19_2024_000007B)(PTI)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 03:05 PM IST

India must engage closely with global legal systems

As a nation that seeks to shape international affairs, India should engage closely with specific international law developments based on its national interests.

Gavel for judge, law and order (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 02:20 AM IST

Capturing curriculum to sculpt young minds

All schools are passionate about shaping young minds. Popular ideas and ideologies actively use schools to intellectually sculpt young minds

Mumbai, India - June 15, 2024: Children enjoy on the first day of school at Madhavrao Bhagvat High School, Vile Parle in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, June 15, 2024. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 02:20 AM IST

Treating heatwaves as health care emergency

Record-breaking heat in 2024 may soon be surpassed by 2025 due to worsening climate crisis. Heatwaves pose serious health risks, requiring urgent mitigation and adaptation efforts.

A passenger drinking water is silhouetted against the sun on a hot summer day at Jalandhar Cantonment railway station in Jalandhar on June 11, 2024 amid heatwave. Photo by Shammi MEHRA / AFP) (AFP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 08:19 PM IST
ByK Srinath Reddy

How AI is paving the way for antibiotic discovery

Breakthroughs using machine learning have identified nearly 900,000 genetic sequences with antibiotic potential, providing a path forward in combating superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats facing humanity today (Yves Herman / REUTERS)
Published on Jun 18, 2024 05:44 PM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

China in horizon, G7 eyes the Global South

The policy implications of a change in administration at Washington will raise valid concerns on the continuity of policies that came out at Apuli

FILE - From right, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni watch a skydiving demo during the G7 world leaders summit at Borgo Egnazia, Italy, Thursday, June 13, 2024. The 27 leaders of the European Union will gather in Brussels on Monday, June 17, 2024 to take stock of the surprise European election results and begin the fraught process of dividing up the bloc's top jobs, but they will be playing their usual political game with a deck of reshuffled cards. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File) (AP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 12:14 AM IST
By, Angad Singh Brar

Three governance tasks that confront new government

How it addresses them will determine whether the BJP wins back its mojo or cedes ground to a resurgent Opposition

New Delhi, Jun 09 (ANI): Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi addresses a meeting with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders before the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet and council of ministers, at his residence in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 12:15 AM IST

In defence of personal liberty, fairness in law

Recent rulings collectively signal the Supreme Court’s commitment to ensuring that law enforcement agencies adhere to due process

FILE PHOTO: A lawyer looks into his mobile phone as another walks past, in front of India's Supreme Court in New Delhi, December 11, 2023. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 12:10 AM IST

Border dispute, Agnipath scheme irritants in India-Nepal ties

PM Modi’s 10-year engagement has won hearts and minds in Nepal but there are still major irritants in bilateral ties

New Delhi, Jun 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' after his oath-taking ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 06:54 PM IST

The Taste by Vir Sanghvi: The legacy of mashed potatoes and Indian dal bukhara

In the late 1970s, Joel Robuchon's buttery mashed potatoes in France and India's creamy dal Bukhara redefined traditional dishes with meticulous techniques.

Two iconic dishes, Joel Robuchon's pomme puree from France and India's dal Bukhara, revolutionised traditional recipes in the late 1970s.
Published on Jun 17, 2024 01:25 PM IST

State, UT polls hold the key to stability at Centre

The BJP needs to address local issues in these states, but without leaders with statewide clout, it has to rely on Prime Minister Modi’s appeal

Security personnel stand guard as voters wait in long queues at a polling booth , in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on May 20, (PTI)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 08:22 PM IST

Grand Strategy: Time to reset the rules of the game in South Asia

China’s approach has changed from co-existence with India to containment in the neighbourhood. New Delhi needs to shift the goalposts

South Asian government leaders at PM Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in Delhi (PTI Photo)(PTI06_10_2024_000011B) (PTI)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 08:14 PM IST

Voters have spoken, but what did they say?

A deeper analysis of constituency-level data suggests that the BJP’s footprint has increased in eastern and southern states, but voters in many of its stronghold states have sent a negative message

Voters showing showing finger ink marks after cast vote at a polling booth during seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election at Danapur Diyara in Patna, Bihar (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 08:10 PM IST
ByDeepankar Basu, Kartik Misra

Meet the MP: Geniben the giant killer

In Delhi to attend a Congress Parliamentary Party meeting, Geniben Thakor aka ‘the giant killer’, the only opposition candidate to win a seat in Gujarat.

HT Image
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 01:05 PM IST
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