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Pointed gourds take the place of leather jars in a sketch based on the tale of Alibaba and the 40 Thieves.(Photos courtesy @DeviMenon)

Art on a chopping board: An Insta series celebrates unsung heroes of the kitchen

By Paramita Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Devi Menon casts pointed gourds in the tale of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, turns methi leaves into a divine canopy. Take a look at her whimsical series of art works.
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The foiled crinkled fabric saree that Athiya Shetty wore left us speechless.(Instagram/shnoy09)
The foiled crinkled fabric saree that Athiya Shetty wore left us speechless.(Instagram/shnoy09)

Athiya Shetty in Rs 1.2 lakh saree is the most beautiful bridesmaid

By Nishtha Grover | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Athiya Shetty recently attended a friend’s wedding wearing a stunning pearl white saree teamed with an eccentric blouse. It is the perfect bridesmaid ensemble.
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Taapsee Pannu has spoken about how she was replaced in a film as the hero’s wife didn’t like her.
Taapsee Pannu has spoken about how she was replaced in a film as the hero’s wife didn’t like her.

Taapsee Pannu: I was replaced because hero’s wife didn’t want me in the film

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu has spoken about the rejection and misogyny she faced early in her career when she was asked to change her dialogues or reduce her fee based in the hero’s whims.
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Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra in We Can Be Heroes.
Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra in We Can Be Heroes.

Priyanka Chopra brings back that mean scowl in first look pics from We Can Be Heroes with Pedro Pascal

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:15 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra and Pedro Pascal star in Robert Rodriquez’s upcoming superhero adventure film, We Can Be Heroes. While Pedro plays the good guy, Priyanka is most likely playing the villain.
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Karan, 22, has worked with Divine, Shah Rule, MC Atlaf and Kaam Bhaari, besides co-producing tracks by Raftaar and Raja Kumari
Karan, 22, has worked with Divine, Shah Rule, MC Atlaf and Kaam Bhaari, besides co-producing tracks by Raftaar and Raja Kumari

Music: And, it’s a rap with these three unsung heroes!

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Behind India’s rap stars are their producers. In many ways, we should thank them for the music
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Teachers have been conducting online classes during the pandemic to ensure that education doesn’t take a back seat.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Teachers have been conducting online classes during the pandemic to ensure that education doesn’t take a back seat.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))

Teacher’s Day 2020: Salute to warriors imparting education in pandemic

By Aprajita Sharad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Teachers have been bracing online classes and household chores with gusto, to ensure that the pandemic doesn’t put a pause on the education of their pupils.
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The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: Teachers are the unsung heroes of the crisis

By Vivek Atray | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:26 AM IST
With the pandemic, teachers have had to adapt from the comfortable norm of being in command in a classroom full of students, to being pale shadows of themselves as small blips on a tiny screen
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Kangana Ranaut essays the role of an Indian Air Force pilot in Tejas.
Kangana Ranaut essays the role of an Indian Air Force pilot in Tejas.

Kangana Ranaut’s Tejas to take off in December, actor plays air force pilot: ‘Our film celebrates armed forces and its heroes’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Kangana Ranaut is all set to get back to work with her ambitious project, Tejas, in December. The actor plays an air force pilot in the film.
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A movie by the name Axone became a popular watch last month and used this dish of smelly, fermented soyabean to showcase discrimination.(Kunal Kapur)
A movie by the name Axone became a popular watch last month and used this dish of smelly, fermented soyabean to showcase discrimination.(Kunal Kapur)

Humble heroes of the North-East

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 09:56 AM IST
While the world chases the magic of fermentation and searches for umami flavours in every dish, North-East India has been home to both for centuries.
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Heroism lives among those who chose to emulate outstanding traits that otherwise exist in a few individual clusters.(istock)
Heroism lives among those who chose to emulate outstanding traits that otherwise exist in a few individual clusters.(istock)

Know your heroes and enemies: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The day jobs of heroes insist they ask tough questions such as what are the range of outcomes possible in the future and the impact of their decisions on others
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Priyanka will be seen next in a web series by Russo Brothers.
Priyanka will be seen next in a web series by Russo Brothers.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: When I entered films, I was told ‘hero will decide who heroine will be’

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Right from being told ‘female centric films’ are something an actor does when she wants to win awards at the end of her career, to male actors taking the calls on a film set, Priyanka Chopra Jonas feels Bollywood has come a long way since then.
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Over 700 schoolchildren gathered near the National War Memorial at the India Gate lawns to give expression to a collective dream – of safe, accident-free roads and a clean and green Delhi.(HT Brand Studio)
Over 700 schoolchildren gathered near the National War Memorial at the India Gate lawns to give expression to a collective dream – of safe, accident-free roads and a clean and green Delhi.(HT Brand Studio)

This year’s Hero We Care initiative saw school kids paint their dreams of a Delhi that offers safe, accident-free roads and a clean, green environment

By By HT Brand Promotions
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Kids from over 400 schools across the Delhi-NCR region let their creative juices flow to participate in Kaleidoscope, the annual inter-school painting competition organized by Hindustan Times, together with Hero MotoCorp.
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Sivakarthikeyan as the masked superhero in Tamil film Hero.
Sivakarthikeyan as the masked superhero in Tamil film Hero.

Hero trailer: Sivakarthikeyan as superhero takes on education scam, Abhay Deol makes an impact as the baddie

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 01:58 PM IST
Sivakarthikeyan starrer Hero shows the ‘average Joe’ take on the evils in the education system. Bollywood actor Abhay Deol makes his presence felt as the film’s principle villain.
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CelebsPick: 5 near-forgotten heroes whose stories need a fresh retelling

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 08:22 PM IST
In the age of biographies, five storytellers pick one personality they’d want to celebrate
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Taapsee Pannu talks about gender pay gap in Bollywood/
Taapsee Pannu talks about gender pay gap in Bollywood/

Taapsee Pannu on gender pay gap in Bollywood: ‘When I’m paid only 5-10% of my heroes, of course it bothers me’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 04:07 PM IST
In a candid chat with Neha Dhupia on her podcast No Filter Neha, Taapsee Pannu opened up about pay parity, not being credited enough for her work and more.
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Sivakarthikeyan’s new film Hero was due to release on December 20.
Sivakarthikeyan’s new film Hero was due to release on December 20.

Sivakarthikeyan’s Hero runs into trouble, court orders interim stay on release

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 02:13 PM IST
Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming superhero film titled Hero may not release on December 20 as the Madras High Court has ordered an interim stay, following a petition filed by TSR Films.
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The “hero” dog that assisted the American commandoes in the mission that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi will soon visit the White Hous(Donald Trump/Twitter)
The “hero” dog that assisted the American commandoes in the mission that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi will soon visit the White Hous(Donald Trump/Twitter)

‘Hero’ dog that helped kill Baghdadi to visit White House soon, says Trump

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 11:00 AM IST
These animals protect US forces, save civilian lives, separate combatants from noncombatants, and immobilise individuals who express hostile intent, Trump said.
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T(HT PHOTO)

National Gallery is no place for heroes

By Rachna Verma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 01:08 AM IST
Dampness in walls, damaged ceiling posing threat to portraits of Indian freedom fighters, sculptures, murals on freedom struggle
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Actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao are open to experiments in their narratives and roles, enabling writers to go real in Bollywood films.
Actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao are open to experiments in their narratives and roles, enabling writers to go real in Bollywood films.

Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and more: The common man disrupting Bollywood’s narrative of the hero

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Films like Bareilly Ki Barfi, Vicky Donor, Judgementall Hai Kya, Masaan, among several others, have opened way for experimental cinema to sustain at the box office.
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This time around, the former Vietnam War veteran Rambo must exact vengeance on a bunch of Mexican gangsters who have abducted his adopted granddaughter.
This time around, the former Vietnam War veteran Rambo must exact vengeance on a bunch of Mexican gangsters who have abducted his adopted granddaughter.

It’s blood, gore, vengeance as Rambo goes out with a bang, says Rashid Irani

By Rashid Irani | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 07:19 PM IST
At 73, Stallone is still a force to be reckoned with, but five movies in — and with still no nuance — it’s time for the original action hero to retire.
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Sivakarthikeyan is likely to feature as a superhero.
Sivakarthikeyan is likely to feature as a superhero.

Hero first look: Sivakarthikeyan hints at playing a local superhero

By Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 02:56 PM IST
The poster of Hero, featuring Sivakarthikeyan, shows him holding a mask in his hand, hinting that it could be a superhero film.
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Jake Gyllenhal and Heath Ledger caused more hearts to flutter than anyone would have thought, in Brokeback Mountain.
Jake Gyllenhal and Heath Ledger caused more hearts to flutter than anyone would have thought, in Brokeback Mountain.

The changing romcom: Romantic hero types through the years

By Zara Murao | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 02:20 PM IST
From the rather stern husband-in-a-good-mood of the ’30s and ’40s to Jack and Ennis in Brokeback Mountain, our heroes have come a long way. Take a look...
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Officer Melissa Carey with the baby she saved.(Facebook/@DanvilleVAPolice)
Officer Melissa Carey with the baby she saved.(Facebook/@DanvilleVAPolice)

Cop saves choking baby in dramatic video, Internet calls her a ‘hero’

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Officer Melissa Carey was “casually” eating lunch at a restaurant, when a waitress asked for her help about a choking baby in a nearby table.
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Liverpool's Adrian lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the UEFA Super Cup with team mates.(Action Images via Reuters)
Liverpool's Adrian lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the UEFA Super Cup with team mates.(Action Images via Reuters)

UEFA Super Cup: Liverpool’s Adrian goes from club less to hero

By Reuters | Istanbul
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 05:24 PM IST
Adrian was released by West Ham United at the end of last season but handed a Premier League lifeline last week by Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp who drafted him as back-up to Brazilian first-choice Alisson Becker.
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Liverpool's Adrian celebrates winning the UEFA Super Cup(Action Images via Reuters)
Liverpool's Adrian celebrates winning the UEFA Super Cup(Action Images via Reuters)

Liverpool’s Adrian goes from club less to hero

By Reuters | Istanbul
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2019 03:44 PM IST
The 32-year-old was released by West Ham United at the end of last season but handed a Premier League lifeline last week by Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp who drafted him as back-up to Brazilian first-choice Alisson Becker.
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The gesture of 52-year-old Naushad didn’t go unnoticed.(HT photos)
The gesture of 52-year-old Naushad didn’t go unnoticed.(HT photos)

This 52-yr-old Kerala cloth vendor is a ‘real hero’ for flood victims, and all

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 06:51 PM IST
From film stars to political leaders, all queued up to appreciate Naushad’s selfless act.
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Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman was given bail in the culpable homicide case. Dead journalist KM Basheer’s relatives and journalists cried foul saying the IAS officer’s blood was taken eight hours after the mishap and there were many attempts to bail him out by police(Photo: Twitter/ANI)
Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman was given bail in the culpable homicide case. Dead journalist KM Basheer’s relatives and journalists cried foul saying the IAS officer’s blood was taken eight hours after the mishap and there were many attempts to bail him out by police(Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Bail for Munnar-demolition hero who ran over a scribe triggers foul-play cry

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:16 PM IST
There are allegations that Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman is being shielded by cops and others despite mowing down over a Kerala journalist with his car in a drunken state.
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Debeshi Gooptu, author of Gurgaon Diaries, at Galleria market, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Debeshi Gooptu, author of Gurgaon Diaries, at Galleria market, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Identifying with books in which Gurugram is hero

By Sonali Verma | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 02:21 AM IST
Gurgaon Diaries (2018), A Forgotten Affair (2016), Intermission (2012) and The Deluge (published in Escape Velocity, a collection of short stories, in 2018) are some of the books that are an ode to Gurugram.
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Shared on July 4, the video has gathered more than 13,000 views.(Twitter/@ITBP_official)
Shared on July 4, the video has gathered more than 13,000 views.(Twitter/@ITBP_official)

Jawans form human shield to save Amarnath yatris. ‘Heroes,’ say Twitter

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:28 PM IST
The act was caught on camera and shared on ITBP’s Twitter profile on July 4.
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Hrithik Roshan and Madhuri Dixit on the sets of Dance Deewane.
Hrithik Roshan and Madhuri Dixit on the sets of Dance Deewane.

Hrithik Roshan has a fanboy moment as he meets Madhuri Dixit, says he ‘aspires to be her hero’

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Hrithik Roshan, who visited Dance Deewane sets to promote his upcoming film Super 30, has said he always wanted to be Madhuri Dixit’s hero.
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