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Thank God, Ranveer and I didn’t get locked down without each other: Deepika Padukone

The actor says this year, she is filled with gratitude for lots of things; adds she was fortunate to be not stuck separately, from husband Ranveer Singh, during the Covid-19 induced lockdown
Actor Deepika Padukone will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s ‘83, co-starring her husband, Ranveer Singh.
Actor Deepika Padukone will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s ‘83, co-starring her husband, Ranveer Singh.
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 09:30 AM IST
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Connecting with our heritage in the kingdom of the Gods

For us, vacations almost always meant going to overcrowded and jam-packed hill stations in the neighbouring states. Travelling to a remote, exotic destination of historical significance, seeing heritage temples in the company of a childhood friend was something new
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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ByRajiv Sharma

HT Brunch Cover Story: Presenting the new gods of infotainment

Are they Bollywood stars? Nope. But these two Bombay boys are the new faces of stardom, reflecting real people and their extraordinary dreams.
Mumbai boys Nikhil Sharma and Ranveer Allahbadia are top Indian YouTubers with over a million subscribers. Make-up and hair by Ashwin Shelar; On Nikhil: Oufit, Jack & Jones; watch, Apple; On Ranveer: Suit, Don & Julio; T-shirt, Uniqlo; pocket square, Raymond; jeans, Massimo Dutti, shoes, Fila(Subi Samuel)
Mumbai boys Nikhil Sharma and Ranveer Allahbadia are top Indian YouTubers with over a million subscribers. Make-up and hair by Ashwin Shelar; On Nikhil: Oufit, Jack & Jones; watch, Apple; On Ranveer: Suit, Don & Julio; T-shirt, Uniqlo; pocket square, Raymond; jeans, Massimo Dutti, shoes, Fila(Subi Samuel)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Coronavirus curfew: We are at the mercy of god, cry Chandigarh’s homeless

The 600-bed night shelters in the city don’t accept people without ID proofs like Aadhaar
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 12:37 AM IST
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Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Review: The God Who Loved Motorbikes by Murali K Menon

Crisply written, colourful, and humorous, Murali K Menon’s novel is a must-read for anyone who loves motorbikes
Road gods: German Hanni Koehler being pushed back onto a trail in India. Koehler was the first woman to travel overland on a motorbike - a 500cc Ardie Silberpfeil (Silver Arrow) - from Europe to Asia. Kandakarnan Swamy would have approved.(Getty Images)
Road gods: German Hanni Koehler being pushed back onto a trail in India. Koehler was the first woman to travel overland on a motorbike - a 500cc Ardie Silberpfeil (Silver Arrow) - from Europe to Asia. Kandakarnan Swamy would have approved.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLamat R Hasan

God, man, superman: Finding Maradona in Naples

Maradona’s growing fame coincided with football becoming flush with riches. It has got richer, but generations after him have built mighty walls and fortresses to insulate themselves. Footballers live in a bubble today. Maradona came to Naples in search of peace but lived in full public glare.
Argentine former football player Diego Armando Maradona(Getty Images)
Argentine former football player Diego Armando Maradona(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 09:47 AM IST
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Oh my Greek God! Let’s talk about self-pleasure

A bunch of college students from Mumbai launched an initiative to encourage girls like them to talk openly about sex and female desire. Within a few months, they’ve earned a sizeable following, and the coveted blue tick from Instagram
Ohmyhrithik.com, is a space for young women to express their fantasies, anonymously or otherwise(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Ohmyhrithik.com, is a space for young women to express their fantasies, anonymously or otherwise(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBy Anil Sadarangani

Review: The Scent of God by Saikat Majumdar

Set in an all-boys’ boarding school run by a Hindu monastic order, The Scent of God reveals and conceals at the same time
At a gurukul circa 1965.(Getty Images)
At a gurukul circa 1965.(Getty Images)
Published on Oct 11, 2019 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLamat R Hasan

‘Media predictions of the death of long-form journalism, the novel, or God, come to nothing in the end’

Granta at 40: Writer Rana Dasgupta will guest-edit a forthcoming issue
Sigrid Rausing, publisher and editor, at the Granta’s London office(Photo: T Rausing)
Sigrid Rausing, publisher and editor, at the Granta’s London office(Photo: T Rausing)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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Playing god: Japan temple puts faith in robot priest

A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion.
The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom.(YouTube)
The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom.(YouTube)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 10:54 AM IST
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‘Only God can save this country’, says Goa Congress president says after 10 MLAs jump ship

A group of ten Congress MLAs, including the leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, announced a breakaway from the Congress party and formed a separate splinter group which they have merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Three of the ten MLAs are expected to be inducted in the cabinet at the expense of current ministers from the alliance partners of the BJP.(Twitter/ Girish Chodankar)
Three of the ten MLAs are expected to be inducted in the cabinet at the expense of current ministers from the alliance partners of the BJP.(Twitter/ Girish Chodankar)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

God has punished Chandrababu Naidu, says Jagan Mohan Reddy after poll victory

YSRCP stormed to power, winning 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) could secure 23 seats.
Addressing the newly-elected legislators of his party, Jagan Reddy said Andhra Pradesh election results showed that those who resort to unethical and unjust means will definitely be punished by God.(PTI FILE)
Addressing the newly-elected legislators of his party, Jagan Reddy said Andhra Pradesh election results showed that those who resort to unethical and unjust means will definitely be punished by God.(PTI FILE)
Updated on May 25, 2019 03:54 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘I never seek anything from God,’ says PM Modi after his Kedarnath yatra

The Prime Minister said that his vision for the hill temple includes development with focus on nature, environment and tourism.
The Prime Minister said that his vision for the hill temple includes development with focus on nature, environment and tourism.(ANI photo)
The Prime Minister said that his vision for the hill temple includes development with focus on nature, environment and tourism.(ANI photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 10:49 AM IST
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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: ‘Continues to be an inspiration’ - Twitter bows down to ‘God of cricket’

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: He turns 46 today, and there is an outpour of emotions, rightly called ‘God of cricket’ for the plethora of achievements, the phenomena of Sachin Tendulkar will never fade away!
Sachin Tendulkar birthday: Cricket fraternity wishes the maestro(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar birthday: Cricket fraternity wishes the maestro(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 24, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Wishes pour in for ‘God of cricket’ on his birthday

Sachin Tendulkar birthday: Cricketing fraternity came together to wish the maestro on his 46th birthday.
Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: Twitter wishes ‘God of cricket’(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar Birthday: Twitter wishes ‘God of cricket’(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Top 5 knocks played by the ‘God of Cricket’

Sachin Tendulkar birthday: The master blaster ruled the game of cricket and pretty much broke every possible batting record in a career spanning 24 years
Sachin Tendulkar birthday: Memorable knocks played by the ‘God of Cricket’(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar birthday: Memorable knocks played by the ‘God of Cricket’(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 11:15 AM IST
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Who wants Trump to be president? God does, says White House

“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president,” Sarah Sanders says in an interview to be aired by the Christian Broadcasting Network.
President Donald Trump has plenty of detractors, but for spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, he has support from above.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump has plenty of detractors, but for spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, he has support from above.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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An unholy mess: Rashid Irani reviews the 26/11 film, One Less God

In the style of a Z-grade Hollywood disaster flick, the movie introduces a cross-section of foreigners cowering in the rooms as the violence escalates.
There is no attempt at accuracy. The perpetrators, for instance, are represented by two ineffectual, coke-snorting jihadists.
There is no attempt at accuracy. The perpetrators, for instance, are represented by two ineffectual, coke-snorting jihadists.
Published on Jan 18, 2019 10:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRashid Irani

Archaeologists find Mexico temple to god of skinning sacrifices

Evidence indicates that priests ritually sacrificed their victims on one of the temple’s two circular altars, then flayed them on the other and draped themselves in their skin.
Handout picture released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) taken on October 12, 2018 showing two sculptures dedicated to the pre-Hispanic fertility god Xipe Totec (The Flayed Lord).(AFP)
Handout picture released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) taken on October 12, 2018 showing two sculptures dedicated to the pre-Hispanic fertility god Xipe Totec (The Flayed Lord).(AFP)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 08:14 AM IST
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Mexico city | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Not satisfied’ with rescue ops, Supreme Court seeks Centre response

The judges also asked why the government hadn’t ordered the army to join the rescue operation which, for days, was stuck in bureaucratic red tape.
This undated file handout photo from the Indian National Disaster Response Force released to AFP on December 17, 2018 shows emergency workers gathering around a crane after 15 miners were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya.(AFP)
This undated file handout photo from the Indian National Disaster Response Force released to AFP on December 17, 2018 shows emergency workers gathering around a crane after 15 miners were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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On Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Hanuman is Dalit’ remark, Akhilesh Yadav’s question: ‘What about other deities?’

Yogi Adityanath had during a poll rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar district said that Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.
In a jibe at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for calling Hindu god Hanuman a Dalit, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday asked him to reveal the caste of other deities also.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
In a jibe at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for calling Hindu god Hanuman a Dalit, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday asked him to reveal the caste of other deities also.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 01:25 AM IST
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Wrong to divide Gods into castes: Uttar Pradesh minister hits out at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Taking strong objection to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Lord Hanuman is Dalit” remark, state minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said it was wrong to divide Gods into castes. Addressing a public meeting in Shamli district on Sunday, the backward classes welfare minister criticised his own government for starting a controversy with such statements.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had said Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had said Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.(PTI)
Published on Dec 03, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Muzaffarnagar | ByPress Trust of India

Albert Einstein’s letter on God and religion to go on sale for up to $1.5mn

A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein about his thoughts on God, religion and his search for meaning is to go on sale in New York, valued at up to $1.5 million, Christie’s said on Wednesday.
Written a year before the legendary physicist died in 1955, Albert Einstein wrote in German from Princeton, New Jersey, to German philosopher Eric Gutkind.(AFP/File Photo)
Written a year before the legendary physicist died in 1955, Albert Einstein wrote in German from Princeton, New Jersey, to German philosopher Eric Gutkind.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 10:07 AM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India

Religion can improve sense of belonging for socially disconnected people, finds study

Having a belief system that can substitute for some of the functions of human relationships, may allow socially disconnected people to have a sense of purpose in life, says this new study.
For the socially disconnected, God may serve as a substitutive relationship that compensates for some of the purpose that human relationships would normally provide.(Unsplash)
For the socially disconnected, God may serve as a substitutive relationship that compensates for some of the purpose that human relationships would normally provide.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 01:55 PM IST
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Raksha Bandhan 2018: Delhi University boys say ‘Thank God It’s Sunday’

Some college students are very happy that the Raksha Bandhan 2018 is on a Sunday, and they don’t have to make excuse to bunk college to avoid getting bro-zoned.
A girl ties rakhi to a college friend.
A girl ties rakhi to a college friend.
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 04:12 PM IST
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ByMahir Amir, New Delhi

God Won’t Help: A book that teaches humans to live life like there’s no God to blame

Management consultant turned author Rajiv Grover’s debut book tells people to live life by not holding God responsible for their happiness or sorrow.
Rajiv Grover has written his debut book titled God Won’t Help.
Rajiv Grover has written his debut book titled God Won’t Help.
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 06:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Shelter home writes to god to fulfil daily requirements

The shelter home, Apna Ghar, located in Bajhera, 8 km from Bharatpur, has been providing shelter for last 18 years.
The management of Apna Ghar writes request letters to god early in the morning seeking food and other provisions for the men, women and children who live at the destitute home.(HT PHOTO)
The management of Apna Ghar writes request letters to god early in the morning seeking food and other provisions for the men, women and children who live at the destitute home.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | BySuresh Foujdar

BMW car goes up in smoke after owner lights up incense sticks to ‘please God’

A video before the fire took place shows a man and his wife placing offerings in utensils and setting up giant incense sticks, as part of a ritual to thank gods for blessing them with a new car and bring good luck.
Photographs of the car taken after the incident show the BMW reduced to a smoldering piece of metal, well beyond repair.(Miaopai.com)
Photographs of the car taken after the incident show the BMW reduced to a smoldering piece of metal, well beyond repair.(Miaopai.com)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 09:31 PM IST
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Review: Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians by Boria Majumdar

Full of reportage, history, trivia and anecdotes told in an effortless style, Boria Majumdar’s 450-page Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians is a eulogy celebrating Indian cricket, its cricketers and the billion or so people who follow it
Sachin Tendulkar is carried by team members as India wins the Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai on April 2, 2011.(Santosh Harhare/Hindustan Times)
Sachin Tendulkar is carried by team members as India wins the Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai on April 2, 2011.(Santosh Harhare/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 25, 2018 05:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySudeep Sen

It was God’s way of testing me, says Maya Kodnani after acquittal in Naroda Patiya case

Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, a gynaecologist by profession, was accused and convicted of inciting violence during the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre by a SIT court. However, the Gujarat high court gave her the benefit of doubt and acquitted her on Friday.
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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