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Voters at a polling booth during the Bihar assembly election, Muzaffarpur. November 7, 2020(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)

The crisis of Muslim representation | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:35 PM IST
In Bihar, there isn’t a single Muslim MLA in any of the NDA’s constituent parties. If the country’s principal minority begins losing faith in the power of electoral democracy to win them their rights and voice, it will lead to extremism on one side and apathy on the other
Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International, has solid views on the hospitality business
Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International, has solid views on the hospitality business

Brunch Focus: ‘Never waste a good crisis’

Hindustan Times | By Jamal Shaikh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Neeraj Govil, Senior VP – South Asia, Marriott Int’l, quotes Winston Churchill as he talks about new opportunities, reopening with care and added engagement with customers
Actor Tisca Chopra has released a poem — Socha Na Tha — depicting the realities of lockdown.
Actor Tisca Chopra has released a poem — Socha Na Tha — depicting the realities of lockdown.

Tisca Chopra: A person’s true nature gets revealed at the time of a crisis and this was that period

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Actor Tisca Chopra says in the past few months, she realised that she is much stronger than she first thought she was.
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: Teachers are the unsung heroes of the crisis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:26 AM IST
With the pandemic, teachers have had to adapt from the comfortable norm of being in command in a classroom full of students, to being pale shadows of themselves as small blips on a tiny screen
Plabita Borthakur made her Bollywood debut with PK in 2014 and starred in critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under My Burkha in 2017.
Plabita Borthakur made her Bollywood debut with PK in 2014 and starred in critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under My Burkha in 2017.

Plabita Borthakur on OTT vs theatre debate: Web is the saviour in this crisis, our work must find its audience

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Actor Plabita Borthakur says she, too, would like her films to be viewed in theatres. She also adds that more than actors, for DOPs, it’s all the more important because the look and feel of the movie they shot gets the right expression on the 70 mm screen.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot talking to media persons outside Hotel Fairmont in Jaipur, Rajasthan on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot talking to media persons outside Hotel Fairmont in Jaipur, Rajasthan on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Won’t join BJP: Sachin Pilot; CM Ashok Gehlot says a coup was in works

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Jaipur | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, Sachin Saini and Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 04:51 AM IST
The Congress said its doors were still open for Pilot, with former party president Rahul Gandhi understood to have told party leaders to leave room for an “honourable stay” in the party. But the Congress laid out a clear set of conditions for Pilot.
These Shivan & Narresh face masks generated a great amount of chatter on social media
These Shivan & Narresh face masks generated a great amount of chatter on social media

The fashion edit: 5 style staples born in times of crisis

Hindustan Times | By Varun Rana
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Like your face mask, these fashion essentials were invented for a reason
British Grazia paid homage to the National Health System (NHS) in it’s April 2020 issue, with split covers featuring real-life NHS workers
British Grazia paid homage to the National Health System (NHS) in it’s April 2020 issue, with split covers featuring real-life NHS workers

The fashion edit: The most iconic fashion magazine covers in times of crisis

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Assomull
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:19 AM IST
Glamour magazines have stood up in times of crisis, right from the times of the World War II. Here’s how they are making strong, stylish statements of substance yet again.
Actor Sikandar Kher says he is grateful for the very fact that he had a house to live in, in the lockdown.
Actor Sikandar Kher says he is grateful for the very fact that he had a house to live in, in the lockdown.

Sikandar Kher: I can only imagine what the migrants might be going through

By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Actor Sikandar Kher says that he realises the ‘privileged’ position he is in, considering he had even a house to be locked in during the lockdown.
Approximately 67 million women are organized into 6 million self-help groups(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Approximately 67 million women are organized into 6 million self-help groups(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Covid-19: In times of crisis, women self-help groups lead the way

By Nita Kejrewal
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Governments and society must recognise that effective emergency responses and the social and economic protection of the most vulnerable are critically dependent on institutions like SHGs
Madonna in prayer wearing gloves, recreated by an ad agency in Ukraine(Twitter)
Madonna in prayer wearing gloves, recreated by an ad agency in Ukraine(Twitter)

Artists morph iconic paintings to spread awareness about Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:43 PM IST
To emphasise upon the use of gloves and sanitizers and the importance of social distancing, a few geniuses recreated iconic paintings. The results are jaw-dropping!
In India, in-migration of any kind is not always looked at favourably by many state governments, and political parties find it a handy tool to foment tension between locals and migrants(Hindustan Times)
In India, in-migration of any kind is not always looked at favourably by many state governments, and political parties find it a handy tool to foment tension between locals and migrants(Hindustan Times)

Why climate migration doesn’t have to be crisis | Opinion

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 05:11 PM IST
In-migration states must take an anticipatory approach to include migrants in growth and development strategies
Sara Ali Khan is closest to her mother and would do anything to make her feel happy and proud. Styling: Lakshmi Lehr; Styling assistant: Sonika Paliya; Make-up: Adrian Jacobs; Make-up assistant: Aditya Sharma; Hair: Sanky Evrus(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Sara Ali Khan is closest to her mother and would do anything to make her feel happy and proud. Styling: Lakshmi Lehr; Styling assistant: Sonika Paliya; Make-up: Adrian Jacobs; Make-up assistant: Aditya Sharma; Hair: Sanky Evrus(Shivangi Kulkarni)

Personal agenda with Sara Ali Khan: “My strategy in a crisis is to follow the heart if it disagrees with the mind”

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:24 AM IST
The young actress also reveals that she has always been a fan of Kareena Kapoor
The decline in consumption demand, especially in rural India, is a matter of pressing concern. But the budget may have made the problem worse with cuts in allocation. Instead, it should have streamlined public finance management systems and re-prioritised expenditure(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The decline in consumption demand, especially in rural India, is a matter of pressing concern. But the budget may have made the problem worse with cuts in allocation. Instead, it should have streamlined public finance management systems and re-prioritised expenditure(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The budget does not address the crisis of demand | Opinion

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:24 PM IST
The FM made a good faith attempt to present her vision. But the budget lacked a diagnosis of what is wrong, a prescription to address it, and made baffling choices
The task ahead for finance minister, Sitharaman, is difficult. To use an analogy from cricket, the economy’s current position is akin to a team that has lost early wickets while chasing a big target. Now, it has to maintain the required run rate without further losing wickets(PTI)
The task ahead for finance minister, Sitharaman, is difficult. To use an analogy from cricket, the economy’s current position is akin to a team that has lost early wickets while chasing a big target. Now, it has to maintain the required run rate without further losing wickets(PTI)

How the finance minister should respond to India’s economic crisis | Opinion

By Avinash Tripathi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Prepare for adverse contingencies, give critical support in tough times, facilitate organic recovery
The worst year in the history of the Republic was 1984, which saw (among other things) the Indian Army’s storming of the Golden Temple, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the pogrom against the Sikhs, and the Bhopal tragedy(HT Archives)
The worst year in the history of the Republic was 1984, which saw (among other things) the Indian Army’s storming of the Golden Temple, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the pogrom against the Sikhs, and the Bhopal tragedy(HT Archives)

The fourth crisis of the Republic, writes Ramachandra Guha

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 08:28 AM IST
A historian can use the past to understand the present, but a historian cannot predict the future. But that the Republic is passing through a very troubled phase in its history is evident. That it lacks the sort of enlightened leadership that can take us out of our difficulties is even more evident.
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HT Image

PUTA meets Bajwa, briefs him about ongoing fiscal crisis at Punjabi varsity

By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The teachers’ body seeks setting up of a high-level panel of officials of higher education ministry to study the crisis and provide solutions
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HT Image

‘Centre responsible for financial crisis in Punjab’

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
In India, pollution-related deaths could rise from 1.1 million in 2015 to 3.6 million by 2050 unless measures are taken(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
In India, pollution-related deaths could rise from 1.1 million in 2015 to 3.6 million by 2050 unless measures are taken(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

India’s toxic air is part of a global crisis. We must fix it | Opinion

By Inger Andersen
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 07:46 PM IST
Nobody is safe. But there are solutions which both tackle pollution, and also help battle climate change
While the number of people unable to find jobs has grown, the number seeking them has fallen(REUTERS)
While the number of people unable to find jobs has grown, the number seeking them has fallen(REUTERS)

India’s unemployment crisis is worrying, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:55 PM IST
The labour force participation rate — the number of people looking for jobs — is simultaneously shrinking. In 2016, it was 47-48%. Today, it’s 43%. So while the number of people unable to find jobs has grown, the number seeking them has fallen. That is not good news
As against 35 beds in dengue wards, the PMCH has added another 30 for dengue patients, said its superintendent Dr Rajiv Ranjan Prasad.(HT Photo)
As against 35 beds in dengue wards, the PMCH has added another 30 for dengue patients, said its superintendent Dr Rajiv Ranjan Prasad.(HT Photo)

After deluge, Patna stares at dengue crisis

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 05:53 AM IST
Of the 10 dengue positive cases reported at the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) on October 4, seven were from Patna, said its chief casualty medical officer Dr Abhijeet Singh.
Nitin Gadkari assured that there were no plans to ban conventional petrol and diesel vehicles.(ANI Photo)
Nitin Gadkari assured that there were no plans to ban conventional petrol and diesel vehicles.(ANI Photo)

No plan to ban petrol, diesel vehicles, says Nitin Gadkari amid crisis in auto sector

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari, who was addressing the annual meet of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), said the government is considering a cut in the goods and services tax (GST) rate for hybrid vehicles.

The Big Picture:How deep is the crisis confronting the Indian economy?

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 12:37 AM IST
India’s GDP growth plummeted to 5% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. This is the lowest in 25 quarters. This is only the second instance of growth rate falling for five consecutive quarters since 1999.
China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements in state media about the country’s sovereignty and protesters’ “radical” goals.(AP FILE)
China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements in state media about the country’s sovereignty and protesters’ “radical” goals.(AP FILE)

Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters: Report

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:31 PM IST
The Chinese central government rejected Lam’s proposal to withdraw the extradition bill and ordered her not to yield to any of the protesters’ other demands at that time, three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury(PTI image)
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury(PTI image)

‘Fun and frolic’ in Corbett will not solve economic crisis: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 01:57 PM IST
The episode, telecast on Monday night, was shot in the national park.
What stood out the most about Modi throughout the journey, Grylls said, was the global leader’s humility, as even through incessant rains, there was a “big smile” on his face.(Discovery channel image)
What stood out the most about Modi throughout the journey, Grylls said, was the global leader’s humility, as even through incessant rains, there was a “big smile” on his face.(Discovery channel image)

PM Modi was calm in crisis, says Man vs Wild host Bear Grylls

Wales | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 12:10 PM IST
Grylls and Modi channelled their adventurous side for the Discovery show, extensively shot in the rainforests of Uttarakhand, as they took an off-track journey across the national park.
The water from Barvi dam is supplied to Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Mira- Bhayander, Bhiwandi and Navi Mumbai.(HT FILE)
The water from Barvi dam is supplied to Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Mira- Bhayander, Bhiwandi and Navi Mumbai.(HT FILE)

Cities want more water from Barvi dam to tide over crisis

Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2019 01:07 AM IST
In a meeting on Friday, it was decided that water will be distributed proportional to the population of each of the cities
A number of top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, protested near the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex and shouted slogans.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
A number of top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, protested near the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex and shouted slogans.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi protest outside Parliament over crisis in Goa, Karnataka

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 12:58 PM IST
The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka is in a turmoil after several MLAs, mostly of the Congress, resigned from the Assembly, threatening the stability of the ruling dispensation.

Karnataka political crisis highlights: ‘Want to go by my conscience,’ says Karnataka Speaker on rebel MLAs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:02 PM IST

The political crisis in Karnataka continues. The rebel Congress-JD (S) arrived in Bengaluru on Thursday evening and met speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. Talking to reporters after the meeting, the speaker dismissed reports he is causing delay in the acceptance of resignations. “I am delaying because I love this land. I am not acting in haste. My obligation is to the people of this state and Constitution of this republic,” he said.Also read: Karnataka crisis: ‘Seventh assault by BJP… risky this time’, says minister Krishna Byre GowdaRead highlights here:

Karnataka political crisis highlights - ‘8 out of 13 resignations not according to rules’: Karnataka Speaker

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 09:54 PM IST

Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday accused BJP of trying to destabilise the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in the state. After the CLP meeting Siddaramaiah said “according to us these are anti-party activities and they (rebel MLAs) have colluded with the BJP. These people are trapped. Even now I request them to come back, withdraw their resignations. The party has taken a decision requesting their disqualification.”All eyes are now on Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, who has to take a call on 13 resignations – nine Congress and three JD(S) MLAs , and rebel lawmaker Anand Singh who quit a week ago.Catch all the live updates here:

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