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Edward Jenner, vaccinating his young child, held by Mrs Jenner. Coloured engraving by C. Manigaud after E Hamman.(Wellcome Library)

Don’t try this at home: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Scab snorting, pus trading, inoculation parties, a Black slave and a Lady who wouldn’t give up — before Edward Jenner‘s vaccine, the world had some strange approaches to inoculation.
The composition of the Ramayana in regional languages began about 1,000 years ago with a Tamil retelling by Kamban(Parth Garg)
The composition of the Ramayana in regional languages began about 1,000 years ago with a Tamil retelling by Kamban(Parth Garg)

HT Brunch Cover Story: 5 stories from the Ramayana you haven’t heard before

Hindustan Times | By Devdutt Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Regional languages are packed with delightful retellings of the Ramayana that include stories not found in the oldest documents
Jains around the world celebrate by doing charity, saying prayers and observing fasts. They also pay a visit to Jain temples and meditate.(Wikimedia Commons)
Jains around the world celebrate by doing charity, saying prayers and observing fasts. They also pay a visit to Jain temples and meditate.(Wikimedia Commons)

Mahavir Jayanti 2020: Significance and history of the day

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important festivals in Jainism, and it celebrates the birth anniversary of the 24th Tirthankara Mahavir, who played a significant role in preaching Jainism.
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