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Raj Bisaria saheb taught me about life… I lost a father figure

Sometimes I feel he was in the wrong city, though the city was very good to him. He should have been in New York or a bigger city where people understood him better, says Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher with Raj Bisaria (SOURCED)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:17 PM IST
ByAnupam Kher, (a Padma Bhushan Awardee, Anupam Kher Is An Actor And Director)

Guru, inspiration and teacher!

Young kathak artiste Shinjini Kulkarni credits her guru, Pt Birju Maharaj, as the biggest blessing in her life. She values his teachings and the personal relationship they shared. Deepmala Sachan also cherishes her relationship with her guru, Kumkum Dhar, who trained her in kathak and heavily influenced her life. Kumkum Adarsh remembers her guru, Pandit Lachhu Maharaj, who taught her confidence and how to face her fears. She established the Lachhu Maharaj Ballet Centre in his honor after his demise.

Shinjini Kulkarni with her guru and grandfather Pt Birju Maharaj
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Guest Column | Not material prosperity, invest in spiritual science

To exist in the world, we need knowledge of material science. However, to live well in the world and beyond, we need material and spiritual knowledge. We have not come here just to exist but to thrive in life.

As we grow older, we realise investment in material assets, including property, that starts with a thrill only becomes a burden or diminishing return. Investment in spiritual science, however, gives bountiful returns and we become an asset for society. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:38 PM IST
ByRajendra Yenkannamoole

Guru Purnima: Feel proud to have AR Rahman sir as my mentor, says Neeti Mohan

Singer Neeti Mohan expresses her gratitude towards composer AR Rahman, calling him her guru and praising his impact on her personal and professional life. She admires his versatility, spirituality, work ethic, and family values. Mohan appreciates that Rahman allows her to be herself and encourages her creativity. Despite being unable to spend much time with him due to her busy schedule, she continues to learn from him through interviews and remains grateful for his inspiration on Guru Purnima.

Neeti Mohan and AR Rahman
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 04:46 PM IST
BySoumya Vajpayee

Guru Purnima: I miss Mr Seth’s constructive criticism, says Kavita Seth

Singer Kavita Seth reflects on her late husband as her guru, missing his constructive criticism. She also credits other musicians as her gurus.

Kavita Seth with KK Seth
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 04:30 PM IST
BySoumya Vajpayee

Three lessons from an unforgettable teacher

Guru was the moniker by which Doon School boys knew Gurdial Singh. It was a very apt nickname. It’s also how he’ll be remembered after his death last month.

In the 1960s, Doon valued its sportsmen far more than scholars. This meant that a child who had never swung a cricket bat nor kicked a football was at a significant disadvantage.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 24, 2023 08:24 PM IST

International Yoga Day: Kubbra Sait says yoga doesn’t mean doing challenging stretches, but showing up on your mat

On World Yoga Day, actor Kubbra Sait talks about how she started doing yoga, and how her view towards it has changed over time

Kubbra Sait got leaned towards yoga during the pandemic
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Sunrays: Being begins here and now

We often ask young children, “What would you like to become when you grow up?” Here too, the focus is on the future. However, if a child is a good student at present, that is enough to set the tone for a bright future

Ever wondered why the suffix ‘being’ is added to the word human? We never say bird being or animal being. Why? Is it a reminder that humans need to dwell on ‘being’? Most of us concentrate on doing, having, becoming … but do we think about ‘being’? (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:50 AM IST
ByPriya S Tandon

Inspirations from Mt Everest: Move from base camp to reach the summit

The base camp to Mount Everest summit is 7.5km, and it takes about 40 days to scale the peak. A few brave ones are not satisfied with just seeing the summit and proceed to behold the panoramic view from the top

This month, a group of yoga students set out from Melbourne to Nepal. Each year, Nepal attracts about a million tourists in search of many possibilities. Out of them, about 40,000 trek to the base camp of Mount Everest, more than 5,300m above sea level. Of them, nearly 800 people try to scale Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,800m. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByRajendra Yenkannamoole

Always on location: Anupama Chopra on filmmaker Mani Ratnam

Forty years in, the auteur still tours theatres to check on their sound systems. This dedication to detail is part of what makes his movies unique.

From the 1987 gangster classic Nayakan to last year’s Ponniyin Selvan 1, Ratnam’s filmography brims with brilliance, courage and vitality.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:14 PM IST

EXCLUSIVE| Hrithik Roshan on meeting 8 dance influencers on International Dance Day: I have to grow with them now!

In what will count as one of the best days of their lives, eight influencers got a chance to meet and chat with actor Hrithik Roshan on the occasion of International Dance Day

(L to R) Tarun Namdev, Nagma Mirajkar, Nicole Concessao, Sonal Devraj, Hrithik Roshan, Rohit Jethwani, Chinmaya Khedekar, Mrigakshi Jaiswal, Awez Darbar
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 09:44 AM IST
ByRishabh Suri

BJP slams Congress for appointing Imran Pratapgarhi as star campaigner

She alleged that Pratapgarhi is a close friend of gangster Atiq Ahmed and used to call the latter as his "guru" and brother.

Karnataka BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje
Published on Apr 20, 2023 05:20 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

Police rise to the occasion in heatstroke tragedy

The Kharghar police department in Maharashtra, India, has been praised for its efforts during a heatstroke tragedy at an event held on Sunday. Officers helped distribute water and snacks to attendees, many of whom had arrived without provisions, and assisted in transporting the sick to medical care. The police force had been working since Friday to prepare for the event, and many were showing signs of exhaustion. Despite this, officers worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those present.

HT Image
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 01:08 AM IST

Minorities commission chairman praised PM Modi for helping Sikh community

He further stated that the government was not worried about law-and-order situation in Punjab as the Sikhs were in a majority

In a major development , Lalpura appointed state BJP spokesperson Ali Daruwala as a National Advisor of Minority Commission of India. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 11:23 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Sunrays: Remembering Sathya Sai on Aradhana Day

As Aradhana Day approaches, devotees remember Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who taught to live with awareness of God, self-improvement, and righteousness. Baba's life was a lesson in boundless love and compassion, and his teachings continue through free education and medical care provided by his institutions. Baba's devotees strive to live up to his message and feel his presence even after his physical absence.

As April 24, Aradhana Day, draws closer, memories of the Mahasamadhi of my beloved guru, Sri Sathya Sai Baba are rekindled. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 03:08 AM IST
ByPriya S Tandon

Shahid Mallya’s father collapses; the singer shares horrific details: My shirt was drenched in his blood

Singer Shahid Mallya who last sung in Qala, spoke at length about the scary incident of his father collapsing.

Shahid Mallya’s father collapses; the singer shares horrific details: My shirt was drenched in his blood
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:19 PM IST
ByVinay MR Mishra

Teachers’ Day 2022: Tips to make you teachers feel special on this day

Teachers’ Day 2022: From photo collages to greeting cards, here are a few ways of making our teachers feel extra special on this day.

Teachers’ Day 2022: Tips to make you teachers feel special on this day(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 07:28 AM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Teachers’ Day 2022: DIY greeting card ideas for your teachers

Teachers’ Day 2022: From photo collage card to curating a theme for the greeting card based on what the teacher likes, here are a list of DIY ideas to make Teacher’s Day extra special for the gurus of our lives.

Teachers’ Day 2022: DIY greeting card ideas for your teachers(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 07:30 AM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Guru Purnima 2022: Wishes, quotes, messages to share with your gurus

Guru Purnima 2022: This year Guru Purnima will be celebrated on July 13. Send these wishes and messages to your teachers and let them know how much their presence in your life means to you.

Guru Purnima 2022: Wishes, quotes, messages to share with your gurus
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 08:17 AM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Guru Purnima 2022: Date, history, significance, celebration in India

Guru Purnima 2022: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of Guru Purnima in India

Guru Purnima 2022: Date, history, significance, celebration in India (Twitter/TechGuruSeo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 08:17 AM IST
By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
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