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Koustuv has been working in the music industry since long time and he has worked with many well-known music composers like Ram Sampath, Vishal Shekhar, Salim–Sulaiman, Pritam, Rajat Dholakia.

Koustuv Ghosh is elated with positive response for his latest romantic single ‘Playing Games’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 06:08 PM IST
‘Playing Games’ also got featured in some amazing playlists curated by Spotify (Radar India), JioSaavn (Sounds of India - West), Apple Music (Breaking Indian Independent) and Hungama Music (Fresh Voice International & So Fresh:International)
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

Planning for Olympics in a pandemic has echoes of 1920 Games

DÜSSELDORF | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:44 AM IST
The 1920 Games were meant to symbolize a recovery from World War I, not a health crisis. Belgium, a battleground for the opposing powers, was the host country and the five rings of the Olympic flag flew at an opening ceremony for the first time.
In the image a woman can seen playing while a kid watches her.(Twitter)
In the image a woman can seen playing while a kid watches her.(Twitter)

This video of a grandma playing with stones will instantly bring back childhood memories

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 06:26 PM IST
What do you call this game?
Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)

Relief for Indian taekwondo players, team asked to be included in South Asian Games

PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 02:11 PM IST
The IOC asked the organisers to include the Indian taekwondo team even at this late juncture, saying the athletes should not suffer from a sitaution they are not responsibile for.
(ImagesBazaar)
(ImagesBazaar)

Work hard, play hard at new-age internships

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 05:38 PM IST
Orientation programmes are now using dance workouts, games and quizzes to help break the ice, make the workplace less intimidating for students.
A legal notice filed in Quebec on behalf of two children who became devoted to the game likens it to cocaine, saying it triggers the release of “reward” neurotransmitter dopamine.(Unsplash)
A legal notice filed in Quebec on behalf of two children who became devoted to the game likens it to cocaine, saying it triggers the release of “reward” neurotransmitter dopamine.(Unsplash)

Smash hit video game Fortnite designed to be as addictive as cocaine

Montreal | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 10:56 AM IST
A legal notice filed in Quebec on behalf of two children who became devoted to the game likens it to cocaine, saying it triggers the release of “reward” neurotransmitter dopamine.
Pankaj Tripathi during the mock audition in which he tries to get into the characters of Ganesh Gaitonde and Bunty.
Pankaj Tripathi during the mock audition in which he tries to get into the characters of Ganesh Gaitonde and Bunty.

Sacred Games 2 hilarious video shows Pankaj Tripathi auditioning for Ganesh Gaitonde, Bunty. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Pankaj Tripathi plays Guruji in Sacred Games and is the game changer in the Netlfix series that stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan.
A file photo shows Kit Harington at HBO's Game of Thrones final season premiere in New York.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
A file photo shows Kit Harington at HBO's Game of Thrones final season premiere in New York.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Games of Thrones star Kit Harington checks into rehab, being treated for stress, exhaustion and alcohol use

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Reports said Harington was hard hit by the ending of the show and had checked into a clinic several weeks before the medieval fantasy series came to an end on May 19.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach attends a press conference in Tokyo.(AFP)
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach attends a press conference in Tokyo.(AFP)

IOC chief will ‘work hard’ for boxing in 2020 Games despite freeze

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 02:13 PM IST
On Friday, the IOC said it was halting preparations for boxing at the 2020 Games and launched a probe into the sport’s troubled governing body -- the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jatin Sarna as Ganesh Gaitonde and Bunty from Sacred Games.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jatin Sarna as Ganesh Gaitonde and Bunty from Sacred Games.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui becomes Sacred Games’ Ganesh Gaitonde once again, binges on Narcos Mexico with Bunty in new video

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:21 PM IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is in character of Ganesh Gaitonde from Sacred Games. Watch him shout some more curses and teach Bunty a few more life lessons in this new promotional video for Narcos Mexico.
Amit Panghal gestures after winning the gold medal in boxing at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Amit Panghal gestures after winning the gold medal in boxing at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018 gold-medallist Amit Panghal nominated for Arjuna award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 06:37 PM IST
Amit Panghal joined Sonia Lather and Gaurav Bidhuri in the list of boxing nominees for the second highest sporting honour after the Khel Ratna.
Harshita Tomar won bronze in laser 4.7.(REUTERS)
Harshita Tomar won bronze in laser 4.7.(REUTERS)

Harshita Tomar hopes sailing bronze at Asian Games will keep her away from ‘boring’ books

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 10:48 PM IST
Harshita Tomar,16, missed her class X exams to be in Jakarta for the Asian Games and as it turns out, the risk was worth taking as she ended up with a bronze in laser 4.7.
(L - R) Debabrata Majumder (Bronze), Shibnath De Sarkar & Pranab Bardhan (Pairs Gold) and Sumit Mukherjee (Bronze) - the Indian contingent of Bridge that picked up Gold and Bronze in the Jakarta Asian Games were present in a felicitation event at Calcutta Sports Journalist Club on Monday, September 03, 2018.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
(L - R) Debabrata Majumder (Bronze), Shibnath De Sarkar & Pranab Bardhan (Pairs Gold) and Sumit Mukherjee (Bronze) - the Indian contingent of Bridge that picked up Gold and Bronze in the Jakarta Asian Games were present in a felicitation event at Calcutta Sports Journalist Club on Monday, September 03, 2018.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Shibnath De Sarkar and Pranab Bardhan hope bridge gold at Asian Games will help change perceptions

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Perseverance fetched Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath De Sarkar the men’s pair Asian Games gold, one which helped India equal its best-ever gold haul.
A view of the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
A view of the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to continental extravaganza

Jakarta | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 07:55 PM IST
Asian Games 2018 closed at a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.
HT Image(PTI)
HT Image(PTI)

Asian Games 2018 closing ceremony highlights: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 07:01 PM IST

Live Updates: The closing ceremony of Asian Games 2018 took place in Jakarta. Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, who guided her team to the sliver medal, was India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony. Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.Riding high on the Games’ success, President Joko Widodo has announced a bid to hold the 2032 Olympics -- which would have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago.Follow Asian Games 2018 closing ceremony live here -

Gold medallist India's Neeraj Chopra poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the men's javelin throw event during the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta.(PTI)
Gold medallist India's Neeraj Chopra poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the men's javelin throw event during the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: India match best-ever gold tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:21 AM IST
The last time India won 15 gold medals at the Asian Games was in the inaugural edition in 1951 when the event was held in New Delhi. Back then, India had finished second in the medals table behind Japan with 51 medals.
India's Amit Panghal (in blue) in a match against Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov during the Men's light fly (46-49kg) boxing final bout at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
India's Amit Panghal (in blue) in a match against Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov during the Men's light fly (46-49kg) boxing final bout at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Revenge served cold – Amit Panghal gets his payback from Dusmatov

Hindustan Times, Jakarta | By Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 11:37 PM IST
For a lad hailing from Mayna village in Rohtak, Haryana, Amit Panghal’s story is not any different from the hundreds of other Indian athletes here who come from impoverished backgrounds and make sports the ladder to a better life.
India's Amit Panghal (in blue) gestures after defeating Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
India's Amit Panghal (in blue) gestures after defeating Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov at Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Amit Panghal beats Olympic champion to win 49kg Boxing gold

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Amit Panghal overcame reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to clinch the 14th gold medal for India at the Asian Games 2018.
Jakarta: Gold-medallist India's Amit Panghal (C) during the presentation ceremony for Men's light fly (46-49kg) boxing at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.(PTI)
Jakarta: Gold-medallist India's Amit Panghal (C) during the presentation ceremony for Men's light fly (46-49kg) boxing at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018 Day 14 as it happened: Amit, bridge team add gold, bronze in men’s hockey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 08:29 PM IST

India continued to win medals on day 14 of the Asian Games 2018 with Amit Panghal leading the way with gold in men’s flyweight category. Panghal beat reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to claim the gold medal India men’s hockey team beat Pakistan 2-1 to win bronze. Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet scored for India while Muhammad Atiq scored for Pakistan. Perhaps the most surprising medal came in Bridge where Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar won gold. InSquash women’s team won silver after going down 0-2 in the final. (MEDAL TALLY) (ASIAN GAMES FULL COVERAGE)

Jakarta: India's Amit Panghal gestures after he was declared winner against Paalam Carlo (unseen) of Philippines in the Men's Light Fly (46-49kg) boxing semifinal bout at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Jakarta: India's Amit Panghal gestures after he was declared winner against Paalam Carlo (unseen) of Philippines in the Men's Light Fly (46-49kg) boxing semifinal bout at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Day 14 India schedule, when and where to watch, live coverage on TV, live streaming online

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Amit Panghal will look to win gold for India in men’s (49 kg) light fly category/
Jakarta: Japanese players celebrate after scoring a goal against India in the women's hockey final match at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, Aug 31, 2018.(PTI)
Jakarta: Japanese players celebrate after scoring a goal against India in the women's hockey final match at the 18th Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, Aug 31, 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games: Indian women go down to Japan in hockey, clinch silver

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 08:47 PM IST
India were playing in the final for the first time since 1998, when they had finished runners-up to South Korea. The Indian women’s team had finished with the bronze medal in 2006 and 2014.
India's Amit Panghal (Blue) won 3:2 on points.(PTI)
India's Amit Panghal (Blue) won 3:2 on points.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Boxer Amit Panghal in men’s light flyweight final

Jakarta | By IANS
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 11:47 PM IST
Amit prevailed 3-2 in a draining contest to make the finals after Vikas Krishan (75kg) had to withdraw from his last-four bout owing to an eye injury sustained in the pre-quarters.
India’s Saurav Ghosal (L) plays against Hong Kong China's Yin Ho Lee during their Men's squash team semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
India’s Saurav Ghosal (L) plays against Hong Kong China's Yin Ho Lee during their Men's squash team semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Indian men’s squash team lose to Hong Kong, settle for bronze

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 05:50 PM IST
The Indian men’s team comprising Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Ramit Tandon and Mahesh Mangaonkar was no match for Hong Kong, who had won bronze in the last edition at Incheon, South Korea.
Gold medallist Swapna Barman of India celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's hepatatlhon at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto / AFP)(AFP)
Gold medallist Swapna Barman of India celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's hepatatlhon at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 30, 2018. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto / AFP)(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman hopes historic heptathlon gold brings recognition

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 05:52 PM IST
Her march to victory was completed in a personal best score of 6,026 points and Barman hopes the focus will now shift from her unusual feet to her breakthrough performance.
Representative image of sailing.(Getty Images)
Representative image of sailing.(Getty Images)

Asian Games: India wins one silver & two bronze in sailing

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 03:26 PM IST
India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event and Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 at the 18th Asian Games.
India's players react after losing to Malaysia during the men's field hockey semi-final match at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)
India's players react after losing to Malaysia during the men's field hockey semi-final match at Asian Games 2018.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018 loss is big setback, road to Olympics is lot tougher now, says hockey coach Harendra Singh

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 09:51 PM IST
It was a heartbreak for the Indian men’s hockey team as they went down to Malaysia 6-7 in the penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals at the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday.
India's 4x400m relay team celebrate after winning the gold medal at Asian Games 2018.(AP)
India's 4x400m relay team celebrate after winning the gold medal at Asian Games 2018.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: India wins gold in Women’s 4x400m relay, men’s team gets silver

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 08:17 PM IST
The Indian women’s quartet of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3 minute and 28.72 seconds to claim the gold at Asian Games 2018.
India's Dilpreet Singh shoots past Malaysia's goalkeeper during their penalty shootout at Asian Games 2018.(AP)
India's Dilpreet Singh shoots past Malaysia's goalkeeper during their penalty shootout at Asian Games 2018.(AP)

Asian Games 2018: India lose to Malaysia on penalties in men’s hockey semifinal

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 08:10 PM IST
It was a heartbreak for the Indian men’s hockey team as they went down to Malaysia 6-7 in the penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals at the Asian Games 2018 on Thursday.
Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours. (FILE PICTURE)(PTI)
Johnson clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours. (FILE PICTURE)(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Jinson Johnson claims gold; Chitra bags bronze in 1500m

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 07:04 PM IST
It was a good day for Indian athletes on the track as both Johnson and Chitra ran impressive races to boost India’s medal tally.
Jakarta: Indian and Japan players during their men's hockey match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Friday, August 24, 2018. India won the match 8-0. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI8_24_2018_000234B)(PTI)
Jakarta: Indian and Japan players during their men's hockey match at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta on Friday, August 24, 2018. India won the match 8-0. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI8_24_2018_000234B)(PTI)

Asian Games 2018, India vs Malaysia hockey semis highlights: Malaysia hold nerve, beat India to enter finals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 05:10 PM IST

Defending champions India were taken down by Malaysia in a tense semi-finals as they lost 6-7 in the shoot-outs. The Indian team was in rampant form as they scored a record 76 goals and have topped Pool A. The team recorded emphatic win against Indonesia (17-0), Hong Kong (26-0), Japan (8-0), Korea (5-3) and Sri Lanka (20-0). Malaysia has been in decent form too as they have breezed past Kazakhstan (16-2), Thailand (10-0), Bangladesh (7-0) and Oman (7-0). However, they suffered a loss against Pakistan. India do not boast of a good recent record against Malaysia as they lost to them in the 2017 World Cup and then went down to them 0-1 in the Azlan Shah Cup.

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