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The author of Shantaram has a music album out

The author of Shantaram has a music album out

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:50 AM IST
Meet the Indian with an unusual Guinness record

Meet the Indian with an unusual Guinness record

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:31 AM IST
Tintin's Bengali connection

Tintin's Bengali connection

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:16 AM IST
<p>Born in Chile, raised in New York, the actor from Game of Throne, The Mandalorian and most recently Wonder Woman 1984 is making waves. Starting out in the New York theatre, the 45-year-old has honed his craft, owned his choices and emerged a winner. </p>

The rise and rise of Pedro Pascal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:22 PM IST
<p>HT's Associate Editor (and pop-culture junkie) Rachel Lopez looks at the phenomenon of fan fiction, how long it's been around, what it covers, why anyone would weave new stories out of existing ones, and of course, how to start writing your own. </p>

What happens when fans steer the story?

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:23 PM IST
<p>Artist Mrinal Mandal, founder of art non-profit Chalchitra Academy, has helped turn Laalbazar into an arts village. The villagers, mainly daily wage labourers, have since 2018 started earning from the sale of their crafts too. Adults, children and visitors now paint the homes together. And tourists visit regularly, having heard of the village's unique transformation.</p>

A Village of Art in West Bengal

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:21 PM IST
<p>The poet, award-winning novelist and author of Boats on Land, Seahorse, and The Nine Chambered Heart chats about habits she lost in the lockdown that she won't ever go back to, and why she can't wait to throw a tree-planting party.</p>

Author Janice Pariat on life in lockdown

PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:14 PM IST
<p>The author of the acclaimed Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire, Akbar: The Great Mughal, and Heroines: Powerful Indian Women of Myth and History, discusses what it means to be a writer of historical non-fiction, and does a reading of the story written for HT Wknd.</p>

Purdah and a pandemic by Ira Mukhoty

UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:04 PM IST
<p>The celebrated poet, essayist and literary critic weaves a tale around a poem written exclusively for HT Wknd, as well as the garden that has formed such a large part of his life in the lockdown, and an incident in which a strange woman appeared at the gate of his Dehradun home.</p>

Like A Herd Dying by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:58 PM IST
<p>John le Carr&eacute;, one of the greatest English novelists who wrote about the Cold War and later, complex geopolitics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, died on December 12. A former British intelligence officer himself, le Carr&eacute; (his real name was David Cornwell) drew upon his experience to create a world inhabited by 'spies', 'moles', 'double agents', 'pavement artists', 'lamplighters' among others. But what made his spy thrillers different from others, particularly the James Bond variety, was that this world was riven with moral ambiguities, uncertainties, betrayals. Le Carr&eacute;'s spies weren't glamorous, they were tired and often made compromises in a fast-changing post-War world. Ace Hindi film screenwriter Anjum Rajabali tells us how le Carr&eacute; influenced him</p>

A tribute to John le Carré

PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Tinkesh Kaushik, who lost three of his limbs in a kite-flying accident, is now a fitness trainer and Mr March.(Courtesy Swarga Foundation)
Tinkesh Kaushik, who lost three of his limbs in a kite-flying accident, is now a fitness trainer and Mr March.(Courtesy Swarga Foundation)

The I’m Special calendar: A new-year revolution

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Brought out by Swarga Foundation in Coimbatore, it features differently abled people each year and is now drawing hundreds of applicants. Meet the 12 young achievers of 2021.
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Benoy K Behl’s photograph of the Ajanta painting of King Mahajanaka was taken in 1992. As the art fades within the caves, it is likely no one else will capture what he did. His image is now one of those preserved digitally at the AWA.(Photograph: Benoy K Behl; Copyright: Benoy K Behl / Sapio Analytics)
Benoy K Behl’s photograph of the Ajanta painting of King Mahajanaka was taken in 1992. As the art fades within the caves, it is likely no one else will capture what he did. His image is now one of those preserved digitally at the AWA.(Photograph: Benoy K Behl; Copyright: Benoy K Behl / Sapio Analytics)

Frozen assets: Paintings from Ajanta enter doomsday world archive

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:36 AM IST
A selection of photographs of the 2,000-year-old art in India’s Ajanta caves has been deposited in the Arctic World Archive. Meet the Indians who made that happen.
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Stories from around Delhi picked by Delhiwala Mayank Austen Soofi(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Stories from around Delhi picked by Delhiwala Mayank Austen Soofi(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Capital in lockdown: Stories from around Delhi-NCR amid coronavirus pandemic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:11 PM IST
Mayank Austen Soofi aka Delhiwale picks six stories that capture the essence of what has been lost, as life in Delhi endures during the pandemic. Read on to find out which one is the most heart touching.
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A masked couple sits by the Arabia Sea in Mumbai.(Sooni Taraporevala)
A masked couple sits by the Arabia Sea in Mumbai.(Sooni Taraporevala)

Mumbai in the time of coronavirus pandemic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:42 PM IST
We asked six master artists — the poet Javed Akhtar, photographer Sooni Taraporevala, writer Shanta Gokhale, and artists Sudhir Patwardhan, Sudarshan Shetty and Sameer Kulavoor — what the lockdown had meant to them. Here’s what they had to say.
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Departure, pastel on paper, 2020(Sudhir Patwardhan)
Departure, pastel on paper, 2020(Sudhir Patwardhan)

Sudhir Patwardhan’s exclusive artwork Departure depicts the frailty of Mumbai as home

By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:16 PM IST
In July, Hindustan Times invited artist Sudhir Patwardhan to create an original work that centred around the theme of the Mumbai and the pandemic. The work is a line drawing titled Departure, and it is a visceral portrayal of three migrants with a child walking with luggage through a deserted street.
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Standing 7 feet tall, this new work is carved out of re-used wood that has been collected from various dismantled structures in and around Mumbai.(Sudharshan Shetty)
Standing 7 feet tall, this new work is carved out of re-used wood that has been collected from various dismantled structures in and around Mumbai.(Sudharshan Shetty)

A universe of meaning

By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 01:03 PM IST
In a 2019 work titled Pieces Earth Left Behind, Sudarshan Shetty displayed 99 pieces of wooden sculptures, each modeled on an object that he found in Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar, a place where old, disused items find a new lease of life.
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The artist collects different kinds of scissors because he thinks “they’re very interesting as a functional object and a piece of design.”(Sameer Kulavoor)
The artist collects different kinds of scissors because he thinks “they’re very interesting as a functional object and a piece of design.”(Sameer Kulavoor)

Art in an apocalypse

By Sameer Kulavoor | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Like everyone else, I’ve felt like I was in the middle of an apocalypse, hearing about natural disasters, man-made disasters, blasts, politics fuelled by religion and God knows what else.
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Migrant workers walking towards Farrukhabad and Sultanpur pause during a sudden dust storm, along NH24 near Indirapuram in New Delhi on May 10, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Migrant workers walking towards Farrukhabad and Sultanpur pause during a sudden dust storm, along NH24 near Indirapuram in New Delhi on May 10, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Hum-safar: Fellow Traveller a poem by Javed Akhtar. Watch video

By Javed Akhtar (Translated from the Urdu version by Rakhshanda Jalil) | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Read the English translation and watch Javed Akhtar recite the original Urdu version of his poem Hum-safar about what the coronavirus lockdown meant to the poet and writer.
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English and Marathi writer Shanta Gokhale shares a story about a family during the coronavirus lockdown, and how a wife will stop at nothing to protect herself and her husband.(Shanta Gokhale)
English and Marathi writer Shanta Gokhale shares a story about a family during the coronavirus lockdown, and how a wife will stop at nothing to protect herself and her husband.(Shanta Gokhale)

A walk in the park

By Shanta Gokhale | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:36 AM IST
English and Marathi writer Shanta Gokhale shares a story about a family during the coronavirus lockdown, and how a wife will stop at nothing to protect herself and her husband.
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Kamni has been working as a housekeeper in Haus Khas for almost 20 years.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Kamni has been working as a housekeeper in Haus Khas for almost 20 years.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Housekeeper of Hauz Khas

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:46 PM IST
For 20 years, Kamni has been working as a housekeeper to scores of one-room pads in Hauz Khas Village, rented mostly by single people pursuing all sorts of occupations. Most of her employers went back home after the Covid-19-triggered lockdown started, because of job losses or salary cuts, leaving Kamni with less income.
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Photograph clicked by Sooni Taraporevala
Photograph clicked by Sooni Taraporevala

Our need for human connection stays

By Sooni Taraporevala | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Mumbai chronicler Sooni Taraporevala writes about Mumbai during lockdown, “I took myself to the sea that has been part of my childhood and adult years — whether it was zipping down Marine Drive on the back of my dad’s scooter or photographing Parsis at prayer on the day and month of Ava, the water divinity; for me, the sea fronts are the most iconic feature of our city.”
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The number of a vendor written on a blank number plate.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The number of a vendor written on a blank number plate.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Yellow Pages on Delhi’s walls: With the city shuttered amid Covid-19, vendors leave their phone numbers behind

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:47 PM IST
When the markets shut down, when the Delhi Metro trains stopped running, and those who had the luxury of a house exiled themselves within it; when the sky regained its blue, the streets emptied out, and all stalls that had no shutter to pull down had to close too, some left their phone numbers behind.
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Jonaki Ray(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Jonaki Ray(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Her elegy to the ordinary: An IT professional’s ode to city life in coronavirus pandemic times

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Jonaki Ray has a day job in an IT company, as a technical editor. She no longer has to commute to Noida to mark her office attendance — thank you, Coronavirus! — and wrote a pandemic-era city-life poem for these pages.
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