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The Apollo Theater celebrates 90th anniversary at star-studded spring benefit with Usher, Babyface

The Apollo Theater celebrates 90th anniversary at star-studded spring benefit with Usher, Babyface

The Apollo Theater celebrates 90th anniversary at star-studded spring benefit with Usher, Babyface
Published on Jun 12, 2024 09:29 AM IST
AP |

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on June 6

The day of June 6 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore the culture of Delhi-NCR. Before you plan your day, check out HT City Delhi Junction on Insta!

Catch It Live on June 6
Published on Jun 06, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Algeria's cultural, scenic treasures poised to attract more tourists

Algeria offers Roman and Islamic sites, beaches, mountains and haunting Saharan landscapes where tourists can sleep on dunes under the stars and ride camels

Roman ruins to Sahara sands: Algeria's cultural, scenic treasures poised to attract more tourists (Photo by REUTERS/Abdelaziz Boumzar)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 12:37 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Oran, Algeria

From Kottayam to Kolkata, on the trail of the planter’s chair

Sarita Sundar and Rachel Lee’s research project is unearthing new insights into the life and times of a chair that was synonymous with the colonial lifestyle.

Sarita Sundar and Rachel Lee check out planter's chairs at an antique store in Kochi. (Crafters, Kochi)
Published on May 29, 2024 12:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Taliban poets sing praise of new Afghan order

Taliban poets sing praise of new Afghan order

Taliban poets sing praise of new Afghan order
Published on May 21, 2024 08:26 AM IST
AFP |

International Day of Light 2024: Date, history, significance

International Day of Light 2024: From date to history, here's all that you need to know about the special day.

Every year, International Day of Light is observed on May 16.(Unsplash)
Published on May 15, 2024 11:52 AM IST
By, Delhi

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2024: 10 powerful quotes by the Nobel laureate

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2024: From love to life, here is a list of powerful quotes by Tagore that gives us a fresh perspective.

According to the Bengali calendar, Rabindra Jayanti will be observed on May 8 this year. (Pinterest)
Published on May 07, 2024 08:08 PM IST
By, Delhi

Ludhiana poets remember Batalvi, the man who made poetry his muse

Punjabi poets honor Shiv Kumar Batalvi on his 51st death anniversary, praising his rich contributions to language and culture, especially his magnum opus "Loona".

Shiv Kumar Batlavi (HT File)
Updated on May 06, 2024 10:54 PM IST
ByRakshit Sharma, Ludhiana

HP govt has failed to show its report card: Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi

Senior BJP leader and minister of state for external affairs and culture Meenakshi Lekhi addressing a press conference in Shimla on Sunday

The senior BJP leader said the BJP has gone among the public with its Lok Sabha report card, but the Congress government has not been able to show the report card of its last 16 months. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2024 10:19 PM IST
By, Dharamshala

More than just rocks: Symbolic meanings behind common Zen garden elements

Rooted in Japanese culture, Zen gardens are rich with symbolism, often reflecting principles of Zen Buddhism and nature's harmony especially in home décor

More than just rocks: Symbolic meanings behind common Zen garden elements (Photo by Pexels)
Published on May 01, 2024 05:59 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Travelling to Doha? Here's what to see and do in Qatar's capital

Qatar’s capital, Doha, is aiming to become a culture hub with a host of museums, big-name exhibitions and rich collections of contemporary and Islamic works.

Travelling to Doha? Here's what to see and do in Qatar's capital, the new art boomtown in the Gulf (Photo by Visit Qatar on Unsplash)
Published on Apr 26, 2024 04:15 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Paleo-Indians changed Latin America; rock art in caves proves it

Ancient humans moved to America 25,000 years ago. They told stories of their lives and how they changed the environment in stunning cave art.

Rock art has been found all over South America in caves and on cliff faces. (DW/Guillermo Legaria/AFP)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 06:32 PM IST

Rwanda's imigongo painting tradition: A symbol of resilience, culture and unity

Amidst the devastating aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the ancient art form of imigongo painting faced near extinction.

A 200-year-old Tutsi art form made with cow dung, Rwanda's Imigongo painting tradition has experienced a revival in the Great Lakes nation three decades after the 1994 genocide, becoming a symbol of culture and unity. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:34 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Indian values important for our kids: Sikkim governor

He was speaking as the chief guest at the prize distribution and talent felicitation ceremony of the Culture and General Knowledge Competition-2023

Sikkim governor Laxman Acharya felicitating winners, in Varanasi, on Tuesday (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 08:30 PM IST
By, Varanasi

Emiratis battle to preserve dying art of Al Talli amid relentless change in UAE

Hand-weaving braided shiny ribbons to adorn traditional clothing and bags is called Al Talli. It is on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Emirati women weave thread in the Al Talli method, a traditional local weaving technique, during an annual heritage festival in Al-Ain. (AFP)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 12:47 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Protecting Michelangelo's David from unauthorized commercial use raises question

The state’s attorney office has launched court cases invoking Italy’s cultural heritage code, which protects artistic treasures from unauthorized commercial use

Michelangelo’s 16th century statue of David has been a towering figure in Italian culture since its completion in 1504. But curators worry the marble statue’s religious and political significance is being diminished. (AP)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 12:46 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Italy

World Poetry Day: Date, history, significance, theme, wishes, quotes and more

World Poetry Day 2024: Find out World Poetry Day date, history, significance, theme, wishes, quotes, Facebook and WhatsApp status, and why is it celebrated.

World Poetry Day 2024 date, history, significance, theme, wishes, quotes, Facebook and WhatsApp status, and why is it celebrated. (Freepik)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Banksy's new mural showing tree leaves appears in London

The artwork uses green paint sprayed across the side of a building to imitate leaves of a heavily pruned tree. Local MP said he saw an environmentalist message.

Banksy used green paint and sprayed across the side of a building to imitate the leaves of a heavily pruned tree. The artwork was first visible on Sunday - St Patrick's Day. (Instagram)
Published on Mar 19, 2024 02:17 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Two-day LU lit fest begins today

The festival will be held on the campus of the University of Lucknow, which will include a wide range of events such as literary deliberations, panel discussions, book readings, poetry recitations, theatrical performances and more

The LU campus in Lucknow (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2024 07:49 PM IST
By, Lucknow

IIT-Delhi launches new two-year Master’s programme for Social Sciences

IIT Delhi launches new Master's program in culture, society, thought focusing on sociology, literature, philosophy. Admissions start on March 20. Graduates can pursue various career paths.

Microsoft and Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates during an interaction with the students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at its campus in New Delhi. (Representational Image)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 05:46 AM IST

Just Like That | The intimate world of Hindustani culture

Decorum, etiquette, elegance and intimacy symbolised baithaks, something possible only in smaller gatherings, sans the small-talk noise of bigger celebrations.

A classical music baithak in progress. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 10, 2024 08:00 AM IST

IIM Rohtak, Jagat Punjabi Sabha organize 16th World Punjabi Conference

The two-day event discussed several topics on the contribution of the Punjabi community in the world stage. Over 200 guests attended the event.

The two-day 16th World Punjabi Conference was held at the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi on February 24 and February 25, 2024.
Published on Feb 26, 2024 06:57 PM IST
By, New Delhi

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on February 23

The day of February 23 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore Delhi’s culture. Check it out here!

Catch It Live on February 23
Published on Feb 23, 2024 03:41 PM IST

Surajkund Mela 2024: Explore global fusion of art, cultures, crafts, cuisines

Surajkund International Crafts Mela draws crowds to experience global diversity and celebrates rich cultural tapestry, arts, handicrafts, cuisines etc

Artists perform during a parade at the 37th Surajkund International Crafts Mela, in Faridabad. Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2024: Explore global fusion of art, cultures, handicrafts, culinary delights (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
Published on Feb 18, 2024 12:29 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Faridabad

Taj Mahotsav: Fiesta to attract foreigners begins today but where are the tourists?

The overnight stay of tourists in Agra was common till the Taj Mahal gates remained open at night. But the then wave of terrorism in turbulent Punjab had its impact and night viewing of Taj Mahal stopped in middle of the 80s.

Commissioner Agra Division Ritu Maheshwari and DM Agra Bhanu Chandra Goswami releasing brochure of Taj Mahotsav at Agra recently . (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 07:44 PM IST

World Anthropology Day 2024: Date, history, significance and more

World Anthropology Day 2024: Here's all you need to know about the date, history and significance of World Anthropology Day.

World Anthropology Day 2024: Date, history and significance (Photo by Twitter/Taheri_Movement)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 08:39 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Khalid Al Ameri on his maiden Mumbai visit: My panipuri record is 20

YouTuber Khalid Al Ameri gets out for a stroll on the streets of Mumbai, talking about food, the culture, and of course actor Shah Rukh Khan.

YouTuber Khalid Al Ameri poses for HT City in an exclusive shoot in Bandra, Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT)(Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 08:51 PM IST
ByRishabh Suri

In India, the city square makes a comeback

Over the decades, most city squares in India lost their essence as vibrant hubs of urban life, devolving into mere traffic nodes

The Flora Fountain at Hutatma Chowk in Mumbai on February 8. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Sanatkada Day 4: Talks on Attar, love, and a bit of Dastangoi dominate

The Sanatkada Lucknow Festival attracted literature, culture, and food enthusiasts despite rain threats. Highlights included discussions on the works of Maneklal Gajjar and Naseem Iqtidar Ali, as well as film screenings and a showcase on Indian perfumery.

(From left) Fatima Rizvi, Sabiha Anwar and Ayesha Siddiqui during the session ‘Aashiqui aur Urdu Adab’ held at Salempur House on Monday. (Mustaq Ali)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 06:28 AM IST
By, Lucknow

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: Details

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: From theme to significance, here's all that you need to know.

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: All you want to know(Illutration: Astha Mittal)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 03:31 PM IST
By, Delhi
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