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William James, a philosopher at Harvard University, called Swami Vivekananda as the "paragon of Vedantists."(HT File Photo)

Remembering Swami Vivekananda and his teachings on his birth anniversary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:08 PM IST
The speech gained the spotlight as Hinduism and its philosophy was introduced to the western world for the first time in Chicago.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a statue of Arun Jaitley and paid tributes to him at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.(PTI file photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a statue of Arun Jaitley and paid tributes to him at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.(PTI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Amit Shah pays tributes to Arun Jaitley on his birth anniversary and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:04 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Ram Nath Kovind on Friday paid floral tributes to former President Pranab Mukherjee on his birth anniversary.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Ram Nath Kovind on Friday paid floral tributes to former President Pranab Mukherjee on his birth anniversary.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

President Kovind pays floral tributes to Pranab Mukherjee on his birth anniversary

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Pranab Mukherjee was born in the village of Mirati in Birbhum District of West Bengal to freedom fighters Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Rajlakshmi on December 11, 1935.
Trident will start training batches within 10 days(HT photo)
Trident will start training batches within 10 days(HT photo)

Trident Group to train 1,500 people under Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The trades to be covered under the training program are apparel and textiles and the five districts being targeted for the scheme are Barnala, Bathinda, Sangrur, Fazilka and Mansa.
Members of the Sikh jatha in Amritsar on Friday before leaving for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Members of the Sikh jatha in Amritsar on Friday before leaving for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Every year, the Pakistan government had been granting visas to 2,500 Indian Sikhs. But this year, the list was shorter at 883 due to the Covid pandemic.
A young Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with her grandmother and the first and only female Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi(Twitter)
A young Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with her grandmother and the first and only female Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi(Twitter)

Remembering Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary: Rare photos, quotes of India’s first and only female Prime Minister

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Indira Gandhi, India’s first and only female Prime Minister and better known as the Iron Lady of India, was born on November 19 in 1917. Here are some rare photos and inspiring quotes of the ‘Woman of the Millennium’.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said a national holiday on January 23 to mark the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose would be an appropriate recognition to the iconic freedom fighter.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said a national holiday on January 23 to mark the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose would be an appropriate recognition to the iconic freedom fighter.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Declare Netaji’s birthday as national holiday, Mamata Banerjee tells PM

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee also requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make public the findings about what really happened to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
In recent years there has been an effort by poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars to retrieve the story of Mardana not just as Guru Nanak’s disciple but as a friend of his youth and travel companion in all of his spiritual journeys.(Courtesy: Sidharth (artist))
In recent years there has been an effort by poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars to retrieve the story of Mardana not just as Guru Nanak’s disciple but as a friend of his youth and travel companion in all of his spiritual journeys.(Courtesy: Sidharth (artist))

Roundabout: Play the rabab, Mardania, November is here

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The forgotten value of Mardana in the world of Guru Nanak is being invoked by contemporary poets, painters, fiction writers and scholars in the true spirit of Sikhi
PM Modi said 130 crore Indians together honoured the Covid-19 warriors in their fight against the pandemic(ANI/Twitter)
PM Modi said 130 crore Indians together honoured the Covid-19 warriors in their fight against the pandemic(ANI/Twitter)

India is fighting Covid-19 and coming out of it: PM Modi at Statue of Unity

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:51 PM IST
On the occasion of National Unity Day, PM Modi visited the Statue of Unity in Kevadia and paid his respects to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 145th birth anniversary.
Volunteers segregate waste during a clean-up drive at Indrunag near Dharamshala.(HT Photo)
Volunteers segregate waste during a clean-up drive at Indrunag near Dharamshala.(HT Photo)

Himachal’s buyback policy for plastic yields positive result

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:44 AM IST
A year on, Dharamshala MC collects 20 tonnes of single-use non-recyclable plastic waste under scheme of which 13 tonnes have been used by Solan cement plant as fuel
Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia paying tribute to Dr Stya Paul(Apeejay Stya Group)
Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia paying tribute to Dr Stya Paul(Apeejay Stya Group)

Commemorating the 101st birth anniversary of Dr Stya Paul

UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:39 PM IST
He was an eminent industrialist, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and inspiration behind the Apeejay Stya Group and Svran Group.
APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 inspiring quotes by the Missile Man of India
APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 inspiring quotes by the Missile Man of India

APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 inspiring quotes by the Missile Man of India to skyrocket your dreams

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 12:50 PM IST
APJ Abdul Kalam 89th birth anniversary: 10 motivational quotes by the former President of India whose birthday is also celebrated as World Students’ Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the physical distribution of property cards under the 'SVAMITVA' (ownership) scheme, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the physical distribution of property cards under the 'SVAMITVA' (ownership) scheme, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘Pathway to self-reliant rural India’: PM Modi’s top quotes from SVAMITVA event

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 02:13 PM IST
PM Modi was joined by Union minister for agriculture and rural affairs Narendra Singh Tomar, chief minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar and deputy CM Dushyant Singh Chautala, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Akshaye Khanna says he respects Osho and his teachings despite his father Vinod Khanna leaving the family behind for the commune.
Akshaye Khanna says he respects Osho and his teachings despite his father Vinod Khanna leaving the family behind for the commune.

What Akshaye Khanna said about Vinod Khanna leaving family for Osho: ‘Something must have moved him so deeply inside’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 12:53 PM IST
On Vinod Khanna’s 74th birth anniversary, here’s revisiting what his son Akshaye Khanna said about him leaving the family behind to join the Rajneesh Movement in Oregon, US in the 1970s.
A scene from the play Pehla Satyagrahi, which is all set to mark the return of live theatre performances in Delhi’s Mandi House.
A scene from the play Pehla Satyagrahi, which is all set to mark the return of live theatre performances in Delhi’s Mandi House.

Gandhi Jayanti: Drama returns to Delhi’s stage with Bapu’s footsteps

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 04:39 PM IST
National School of Drama is all set to stage its first performance since Covid-19 lockdown, and the play shall mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.
The statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.(HT Photo)
The statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.(HT Photo)

Bhagat Singh’s statue unveiled in Ambala

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Unveiling the statues of the freedom fighter and his companions Sukhdev and Rajguru, Ambala City MLA Aseem Goyal said it was only because of these martyrs that Indians would enjoy freedom today
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar holding up placards during a dharna in support of farmers at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Monday. The party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur were among the leaders present on the occasion.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar holding up placards during a dharna in support of farmers at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Monday. The party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur were among the leaders present on the occasion.(HT Photo)

Punjab to move Supreme Court against Centre’s farm laws: Capt Amarinder Singh

Hindustan Times, Khatkar Kalan | By Gagandeep Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Chief minister says will request Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to join farmers’ protest and build pressure on the BJP-led Centre
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh(PTI photo)

PM Modi pays tribute to Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Bhagat Singh’s defiance of the British rule from a very young age, his revolutionary acts to target the empire and his hanging when he was only 23 have made him one of the more notable heroes of the Indian Independence movement. 
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM to stage ‘dharna’ against farm bills on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, SBS Nagar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 06:13 PM IST
Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of the freedom fighter, is the protest venue
Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College, Karnal, is named after a woman who donated almost all of her life’s earnings to the institute.(Shutterstock)
Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College, Karnal, is named after a woman who donated almost all of her life’s earnings to the institute.(Shutterstock)

Guest Column: Remembering Kumari Vidyavati Anand, an educationist par excellence

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Usha Verma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The founder principal of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalya (HRMV) in Jalandhar was devoted to Gandhiji’s way of life, wore khadi and believed in empowering people who worked for her
Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer cult hit, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the most loved films made under Aditya Chopra’s home banner
Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer cult hit, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the most loved films made under Aditya Chopra’s home banner

Aditya Chopra to build a museum for his family banners’ iconic movies?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Prashant Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Apparently, as a part of the 50th year celebrations of his family banner, Yash Raj Films, filmmaker Aditya Chopra is set to unveil plans of a museum dedicated to all the projects that have been made, till date, under his home banner
Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpuri’s 124th birth anniversary(Twitter/PCM6390/IndoIslamicPage)
Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpuri’s 124th birth anniversary(Twitter/PCM6390/IndoIslamicPage)

Firaq Gorakhpuri 124th birth anniversary: Immortal couplets on love and life by the legendary Urdu poet

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Firaq Gorakhpuri 124th birth anniversary: Remembering the Padma Bhushan awardee with some of his Urdu couplets on love and life that are still relevant in 2020
Naseeruddin Shah in Mee Raqsam.
Naseeruddin Shah in Mee Raqsam.

‘I don’t think only certain community’s people are all negative’: Baba Azmi on villains of Mee Raqsam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Baba Azmi has made his directorial debut with Mee Raqsam. In this interview, he talks about his film, his father and Mijwan.
Actor Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri himself is an actor, and made his debut with Yeh Saali Aashiqui.
Actor Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri himself is an actor, and made his debut with Yeh Saali Aashiqui.

Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri on his birth anniversary: He never liked to make a big fuss about birthdays

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Actor Vardhan Puri, grandson of the late legendary actor Amrish Puri, recalls how his grandfather loved keeping birthdays simple, with home cooked food and watching Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor and Hitchcock classics.
Vardhan Puri with his grandfather Amrish Puri as a child.
Vardhan Puri with his grandfather Amrish Puri as a child.

Amrish Puri’s birthday: Vardhan says his grandad loved simple food, Shah Rukh and Salman would good-naturedly tease him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Actor Vardhan Puri, in a new interview, spoke at length about his legendary grandfather Amrish Puri on his 88th birthday anniversary. He said he was fond of home-made food and was often teased by his co-stars about it.
Amid the ongoing lockdown to fight COVID-19, the West Bengal government has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on Friday in a less colourful manner, a senior government official said.(Wikipedia)
Amid the ongoing lockdown to fight COVID-19, the West Bengal government has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on Friday in a less colourful manner, a senior government official said.(Wikipedia)

Rabindranath Tagore’s 159th birth anniversary to be a low-key affair during coronavirus lockdown in Bengal

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India - Posted by Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Amid the ongoing lockdown to fight COVID-19, the West Bengal government has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on Friday in a less colourful manner, a senior government official said.
Rabindranath Tagore was not only the first Asian Nobel Laureate, but also had a dinosaur, Barapasaurus Tagorei, named after him.(Wikiimedia Commons)
Rabindranath Tagore was not only the first Asian Nobel Laureate, but also had a dinosaur, Barapasaurus Tagorei, named after him.(Wikiimedia Commons)

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: Inspirational quotes and messages by the Bard of Bengal

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Rabindranath Tagore was not only the first Asian Nobel Laureate, but also had a dinosaur, Barapasaurus Tagorei, named after him. Here are some inspirational quotes by Gurudev to inspire and give hope during Covid times.
After going through a tutorial, you play the theremin on your computer, creating your own music and can share it too.(Google)
After going through a tutorial, you play the theremin on your computer, creating your own music and can share it too.(Google)

Google Doodle pays tribute to Clara Rockmore and the theremin, a musical instrument

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Clara Rockmore used to play the theremin, an unusual instrument. The theremin is a gesture controlled instrument which has no strings or keys.
This is also an opportunity to talk about the disease with friends, family and others and also support those have the condition.(Unsplash)
This is also an opportunity to talk about the disease with friends, family and others and also support those have the condition.(Unsplash)

Haemophilia Day 2020: Significance and history

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Every year on April 17, Haemophilia Day is recognised to raise awareness about Haemophilia and other similar bleeding disorders.
To commemorate his centenary year, a series of ‘Ravi Shankar Centennial Concerts’ was planned featuring his daughters Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar. However, the tour was cancelled indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus.
To commemorate his centenary year, a series of ‘Ravi Shankar Centennial Concerts’ was planned featuring his daughters Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar. However, the tour was cancelled indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus.

BBC releases rare footage of Pandit Ravi Shankar on 100th birth anniversary

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Rare footage of Pandit Ravi Shankar has been unveiled to the mark the 100th birth anniversary of sitar maestro Ravi Shankar.
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