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How do you like your air?: Swetha Sivakumar on the vital, invisible ingredient

It is air that links colas and cappuccinos, idlis and soan papdi. In this week's Sound Bites, Sivakumar tracks how pop and fizz can alter flavour.

Cappuccino foam, appams, breads and ice-cream are all defined by the bubbles of air that give them their texture and their ability to soak up flavour. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 01:00 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

India, Sri Lanka unveil economic partnership for connectivity, UPI payments

India and Sri Lanka have announced a new economic partnership that includes cooperation in maritime, air, energy, and financial connectivity. The partnership will also see the use of India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system in Sri Lanka. Additionally, the two countries will work on a power grid interconnection, construction of a petroleum pipeline, and a feasibility study for land connectivity. India has also called on Sri Lanka to fulfil the aspirations of the Tamil minority and work towards reconciliation and power-sharing. The economic partnership reflects India's long-term commitment to Sri Lanka and will accelerate cooperation in various sectors.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi (Twitter/@narendramodi)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 09:09 PM IST

Italy intensifies heat wave warnings for residents, tourists as Europe began

The hot air pushed in from Africa has inflated over southern Europe and has turned Italy and surrounding countries into a giant oven as heat continues to build

A woman fills a bottle with water at the Barcaccia fountain in front of the Scalinata di Trinita dei Monti (Spanish Steps) in Rome, during a heatwave in Italy. Unforgiving heat scorched parts of the Northern Hemisphere, triggering health warnings and fanning wildfires in the latest stark reminder of the effects of global warming. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)
Published on Jul 18, 2023 11:06 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rome

‘Environment Week’ begins at Prayagraj’s IIIT-A

On the first day of Environment Week, members of the IIIT-A fraternity took the initiative to use their air conditioners at 24°C.

IIIT-A director Prof Mukul Sharad Sutaone planting a sapling at the institute campus on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:53 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Air review: Ben Affleck scores high in superbly crafted sports drama

Air review: Set in 1984, the film dramatizes the story of how Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro (Matt Damon) sealed a game-changing deal with Michael Jordan.

Matt Damon and Viola Davis in a still from Air.
Published on May 10, 2023 02:24 PM IST

The sizzling secrets of frying: Sound Bites with Swetha Sivakumar

Most oil isn’t absorbed by food while it is submerged; it’s absorbed later. Bubbles hold the key to how much oil is sucked in. Why? Take a look.

Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:16 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

30-year-old killed in hit-and-run in Mohali

A speeding Hyundai Verna car left a 30-year-old man dead in Kurali Sadar on Sunday night; the victim was riding pillion behind his friend on a motorcycle

A case for causing death by negligence has been registered by the Mohali police. (iStock)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 01:28 AM IST
By, Mohali

China evacuates first group of its citizens stuck in war-torn Sudan

Sudan clashes: Army and paramilitary forces have clashed across Sudan since April 15, killing hundreds and causing acute shortages of water, food, medicines.

Sudan clashes: At least 427 people have been killed in the ongoing conflict and more than 3,700 wounded.(AFP)
Published on Apr 24, 2023 03:40 PM IST

Decoding flaws in country’s economic, political policies

Mody joined host Milan Vaishnav last week on the “Grand Tamasha” podcast, a co-production of HT and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to talk more about his book.

In his new book, economist Ashoka Mody provides readers with an unvarnished look at India’s twin economic and political failures (HT File)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 11:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mega drive to raze illegal farmhouses on Yamuna riverbed to begin soon

“Since we have resolved all applications filed by the farmhouse owners, as directed by the Allahabad high court, we will start the demolition drive soon. We have sought adequate police support for the drive and the Yamuna riverbed and floodplains will be rid of all kinds of illegal constructions. Once we get adequate police force and help from other agencies, our drive will begin,” said Maheshwari.

The Noida authority has decided to begin a demolition drive to raze illegal farmhouses to free Yamuna flood plain. (Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 11:44 PM IST

Srinagar’s iconic Lal Chowk in for facelift as city readies for G20

The 24x7 bustle, however, augers well for the future as Srinagar readies the impending G20 summit meetings likely to be held in the last week of May; 10-day deadline set

The clock tower at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk, the main attraction of the area, is also set to be redesigned as part of the project. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 11:55 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

RHONJ's new cast members bring a breath of fresh air to the show

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is getting a breath of fresh air with the addition of three new cast members, promising to shake up repetitive storyline

Cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13.
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 07:13 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

CDS calls for building core space capabilities

Chief of defence staff General Anil Chauhan said, “Space is being used to enhance combat capabilities in other domains - land, sea, air and even cyber..."

Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan (PTI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 02:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi records hottest day of season, mercury at 36.8 degrees Celsius

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the mercury will continue to rise this week, and may touch the 40-degree mark by April 16

Visitors at Humayun’s Tomb on Tuesday. The 36.8°C recorded on Tuesday was at the Safdarjung weather station, which provides the representational data for Delhi. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:05 AM IST

How to get your eggs just right: Tips from Swetha Sivakumar

Do you struggle with boiled eggs, or never know when to stop whisking? Read on for a quick, science-based guide.

Updated on Apr 08, 2023 01:19 PM IST
BySwetha SivakumarSwetha Sivakumar

Tripura to develop green hydrogen-based energy sector, says CM Manik Saha

Tripura chief minister Manik Saha said the state will soon become the gateway for South-East Asia with the opening of new air, water and rail connectivity

Tripura chief minister Manik Saha at an exhibition organised as part of G20 meeting in Agartala on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 10:07 AM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

‘Air, road, rail connectivity to all NE capitals by 2025’: Amit Shah in Mizoram

Union home minister Amit Shah said that incidents of violence in the northeastern region have come down significantly since 2014 and there is a new era of peace and development

Union home minister Amit Shah addressed a public meeting in Mizoram’s Aizawl on Saturday. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 03:44 PM IST

Elderly man hit by cab in Gurugram condo

A retired drug controller of Haryana was injured when a speeding cab driver allegedly hit him and was dragged on the car?s hood in Gurugram. The cab driver was arrested.

Elderly man hit by cab in Gurugram condo
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:07 AM IST

India’s best friend in Asia

Fumio Kishida’s visit to India and his vision of the Indo-Pacific is good news for the region

If the late Shinzo Abe engineered a paradigm shift by placing India at the centre of its engagement in the region, Fumio Kishida has taken it forward, as seen in the Japanese PM’s visit to India this week. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 07:17 PM IST
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