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Deepa Mehta photographed in New Delhi earlier this month(Raajessh Kashyap)

Over the top and out!

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:59 AM IST
Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta holds forth on the freedom of OTT in times of pandemic, and picks the 10 best shows she has watched this year
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Panthers Party expels founder Bhim Singh for taking part in PAGD meet

By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:18 AM IST
We are against the PAGD’s anti-national agenda and cannot sympathise with those promoting it, says Harsh Dev Singh
A sprinkling of stars is in order for these frontline workers who risk their lives to satiate our food cravings(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
A sprinkling of stars is in order for these frontline workers who risk their lives to satiate our food cravings(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Happiness is on its way

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Food delivery agents are the unsung heroes perking up city life
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Vidya Balan— Stereotype slayer

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
How Vidya Balan is crushing every Bollywood cliche in sight!
A cup of tea can do wonders to your health, provided you know which one to pick!(Photo: Shutterstock)
A cup of tea can do wonders to your health, provided you know which one to pick!(Photo: Shutterstock)

Your tea has a cup-ful of benefits

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 08:33 AM IST
White, green, black, herbal, masala and many others, teas are available in different types, and each has its own benefits.
Don’t stop smiling, even if you’re wearing a mask.(Shutterstock)
Don’t stop smiling, even if you’re wearing a mask.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: A sense of humour in times of despair

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Even to try and inspire friends or acquaintances to adopt a sunny, cheerful, lighthearted attitude towards life, is fraught with risk
From Ayushmann Khurrana to Vicky Kaushal, cargo pants are now a must-have in their wardrobe.
From Ayushmann Khurrana to Vicky Kaushal, cargo pants are now a must-have in their wardrobe.

How to rock cargo pants like our Bollywood men

Hindustan Times | By Akshay Kaushal
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Bollywood’s male fashion brigade is bringing cargo pants back in trend and styling them in uber-cool ways to look ultra-voguish.
HT Image
HT Image

Ludhiana advocate accuses STF head of assault; cop denies charge

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:44 PM IST
We were told by a dhaba owner that some anti-social elements were travelling in a white i-20; on spotting the car, we rang up the police helpline, but a few minutes later, the STF in-charge came and started thrashing me, said Varun Gupta, the complainant.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Question-Hour at the Traffic Lights

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:05 AM IST
POETICLICENSE: Introducing an occasional new department: Rhymes for our times...
(HT Illustration: AJAY THAKURI & ANAND SINHA)
(HT Illustration: AJAY THAKURI & ANAND SINHA)

To the stars and beyond: A hundred years of Isaac Asimov

Hindustan Times | By Vidya Subramanian
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Interstellar travel, sentient robots, and supercomputers... on writer Isaac Asimov’s birth centenary, a look back at his legacy
Former Indian Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao rejected an offer of talks with his Pakistani counterpart Benazir Bhutto in London in 1996 because he thought she was immature.(HT File Photo)
Former Indian Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao rejected an offer of talks with his Pakistani counterpart Benazir Bhutto in London in 1996 because he thought she was immature.(HT File Photo)

When Narasimha Rao rejected Benazir’s ‘tea diplomacy’ in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 02:43 AM IST
According to declassified papers released by Britain’s National Archives, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao did not doubt Benazir Bhutto’s good intentions, but thought “she was immature and was not mistress in her own house”.
Even the rising prices of milk have failed to deter residents from grabbing a cuppa, which usually(HARSIMAR PAL SINGH/HT)
Even the rising prices of milk have failed to deter residents from grabbing a cuppa, which usually(HARSIMAR PAL SINGH/HT)

Ludhiana tea vendors make hay while sun hardly shines

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 11:22 PM IST
Dress, Tommy Hilfiger; Top, United Colors of Benetton; earrings, Bellofox; shoes, Desigual.Styling: Devki Bhatt, Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up: Guia Bianchi ; Hair: Franco Vallelonga; Styling assistants: Mohana Sree and Neha Sarkar(Shivamm Paathak)
Dress, Tommy Hilfiger; Top, United Colors of Benetton; earrings, Bellofox; shoes, Desigual.Styling: Devki Bhatt, Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up: Guia Bianchi ; Hair: Franco Vallelonga; Styling assistants: Mohana Sree and Neha Sarkar(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch cover story: Taapsee Pannu on the Mumbai Vs Delhi debate

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Actor Taapsee Pannu will always be a Delhiite at heart, but in Mumbai she is completely at home
Gangster Vijay Sidhu alias Chote Lalla(HT PHOTO)
Gangster Vijay Sidhu alias Chote Lalla(HT PHOTO)

Gangster goes to extort money from cracker trader, gets stabbed to death

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 10:55 PM IST
The incident took place on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday when the gangster, along with his accomplices, had gone to the market to extort money from traders.
HT Image
HT Image

Passing comments at woman costs labourer his life

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:19 PM IST
Dan Bilzerian with models
Dan Bilzerian with models

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Here he comes

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Post his Mumbai escapade, Bilzerian will head straight to Goa, where he will make an appearance as the celebrity guest at the India Poker Championship tournament which has a grand prize of (gulp) 3 crore!
Those who are in a relationship are equally dukhi if not more than the one who aren’t.
Those who are in a relationship are equally dukhi if not more than the one who aren’t.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Break up but don’t break down

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 05:08 PM IST
A relationship not working out means only one thing — another will.
The video shows a close-up of the man’s tea-making style. (Screengrab)(Twitter/Holly Harley)
The video shows a close-up of the man’s tea-making style. (Screengrab)(Twitter/Holly Harley)

This tea-making video has angered many on Twitter. Watch viral video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 06:07 PM IST
Video of a man making a cup has left many on Twitter with “anxie-tea.”
(Photo illustration by Parth Garg)
(Photo illustration by Parth Garg)

Sunday storytelling slam featuring millennial authors (HT Brunch Cover Story): Gurmehar Kaur writes…Rain

Hindustan Times | By Gurmehar Kaur
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 09:30 AM IST
Househelp Kusum’s love for the rain lasts while she’s working in a sleek apartment, else it’s all smell and muck
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)

Excerpt: Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan

By Annie Ali Khan
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 09:12 AM IST
In Sita Under the Crescent Moon, Annie Ali Khan travels with women pilgrims to Sufi shrines across Pakistan to see how they worship Sita. In this particularly powerful excerpt, the author ponders on the pain of womanhood
(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)

The art of fake baking: Tempting desserts you must try

Hindustan Times | By Neha Vashishth, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 10:34 AM IST
Want to bake but don’t know how to? These recipes will help you ace your dessert game in no time…
Ranveer Singh is known for his quirky fashion sense.
Ranveer Singh is known for his quirky fashion sense.

Happy Birthday Ranveer Singh: Here’s why he is the first superstar of his generation

Hindustan Times | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 04:49 PM IST
As Ranveer Singh celebrates his 34th birthday this year, and here’s why he deserves all the respect and attention that’s coming his way.
The man’s family members alleged in a first information report (FIR) that his wife’s parents and three brothers, who stay in Pataudi, started demanding money from him(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative Image)
The man’s family members alleged in a first information report (FIR) that his wife’s parents and three brothers, who stay in Pataudi, started demanding money from him(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative Image)

Gurugram man kills himself over demands for money by in-laws

Hindustan times, Gurugram | By Alind Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 07:56 AM IST
A day prior to the alleged suicide, the man had gone to his in-laws’ house in Pataudi to bring back his wife and daughter, who had been staying there since May 10, his family said.
For the price of a cup of tea, you can feed a poor patient outside Delhi’s prominent government hospitals such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung Hospital by donating ₹11 using ‘Paytm’.(HT File Photo)
For the price of a cup of tea, you can feed a poor patient outside Delhi’s prominent government hospitals such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung Hospital by donating ₹11 using ‘Paytm’.(HT File Photo)

With just 11, feed a poor patient at a Delhi government hospital

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 11:21 AM IST
A Delhi-based NGO, Uday Foundation, has been conducting these food drives three-four times in a week outside 11 government-run hospitals in Delhi for the past three years.
Parmigiana di melanzane are slices of fried aubergine layered with thick tomato paste, basil and baked with Parmesan on top
Parmigiana di melanzane are slices of fried aubergine layered with thick tomato paste, basil and baked with Parmesan on top

Gourmet secrets: Bring on the brinjal - Sicilian style!

Hindustan Times | By Karen Anand
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The aubergine or baingan has had poor press but lends itself to a host of Indian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes and makes for a terrific fried snack!
(Hindustan Times file)
(Hindustan Times file)

Ghaziabad woman, lover strangle husband to death, both arrested

Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 01:21 PM IST
The police said both the suspects were in an extramarital relationship for the past year and wanted to live together after murdering the victim.
A woman living in Chhattisgarh has been drinking just tea for the last 30 odd years and is not only alive but completely healthy. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A woman living in Chhattisgarh has been drinking just tea for the last 30 odd years and is not only alive but completely healthy. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Meet Chhattisgarh’s ‘chai wali chachi’ who is surviving on just tea for 30 years

Koriya (Chhattisgarh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 04:50 PM IST
Living in Baradiya village of Koriya district, Pilli Devi gave up food at the age of 11 and has been surviving on tea ever since. Famous for her unique lifestyle, she is locally known as ‘chai wali chachi.’
How to blend your perfect cup of tea(Tea Trunk/Instagram)
How to blend your perfect cup of tea(Tea Trunk/Instagram)

The art of tea blending - how to blend flavours for your perfect cup of tea

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 02:34 PM IST
The mark of any good tea blend is balance. Tea blending is imaginative and yet cautious at the same time.
Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Well played Mr G

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 12:23 AM IST
He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but make no mistake about it — admirers of Nitin Gadkari cut across the board and inhabit many sides of the ideological landscape.
Surender Kumar has been an India regular in the last two years.(Getty Images)
Surender Kumar has been an India regular in the last two years.(Getty Images)

Missing Commonwealth Games was a big jolt, says Surender Kumar

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 10:04 PM IST
At the Bhubaneswar World Cup, Surender Kumar was a silver lining in India’s campaign, which ended with a 1-2 defeat against Netherlands in the quarter-finals.
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