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Pooja Agarwal, 35, currently ranks 12th in the world and 3rd in Asia amongst para shooters((Photo: Tarasha/Hindustan Times))

One limb is good enough to shoot for the stars: Pooja Agarwal

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Whatever you are left with is everything, says this specially-abled shooter whose YouTube channel is helping many to learn how to live independently
Shades of gold: A painting of the Golden Temple by Sanjeev Kumar Sinha
Shades of gold: A painting of the Golden Temple by Sanjeev Kumar Sinha

Na Koi Hindu, Na Koi Musalman: Guru Nanak Dev Ji belongs to all

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:00 PM IST
On Guru Nanak Jayanti, let’s recall the saint’s message of compassion for all
The inseparables: When you see Rama Devi Chowdhary and her son Mitrajit, not for a moment it feels that the two have just met after a separation of 15 long years.(Photo: Rajesh Kashyap/HT)
The inseparables: When you see Rama Devi Chowdhary and her son Mitrajit, not for a moment it feels that the two have just met after a separation of 15 long years.(Photo: Rajesh Kashyap/HT)

This lucky mom found her son after 15 years as she recovered lost memories

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:08 AM IST
After 15 agonizing years, Supreme Court lawyer Rama Devi Chowdhary was reunited with her son when a sudden rush of memories helped her recall his name.
A smart phone is a blessing for little ones
A smart phone is a blessing for little ones

These little ones got a surprise gift

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:35 PM IST
For disadvantaged students, access to learning throughout the pandemic has been a challenge. But a few smartphones gifted to these kids in village ensured that they continue studying

Charity that respects dignity: No such thing as leftover food

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Food charity is sometimes described as leftover food for the less fortunate. This should change, and you should only give something that you would want to sit down and eat with your own family, this NGO believes
Tyler Perry opened his studios in Atlanta for four hours where his studio’s employees gave away food and gift cards to nearly 5000 families.
Tyler Perry opened his studios in Atlanta for four hours where his studio’s employees gave away food and gift cards to nearly 5000 families.

The true meaning of Thanksgiving: Tyler Perry stands by the less fortunate

Hindustan Times | By HTC
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:04 PM IST
The filmmaker-actor funded the four-hour charity event that saw employees of his studio volunteer and help the families.
Rangoli made by Mani Tiwari is based on a cartoon character that she says resembles her niece.
Rangoli made by Mani Tiwari is based on a cartoon character that she says resembles her niece.

Rangoli that’s winning hearts on Instagram

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Mani Tiwari, who visited her in-laws during Diwali made a rangoli based on a cartoon character that resembles her niece.
Food with dignity, an initiative by NGO, Hamari Udaan and ACT serves a meal for Rs.10 at Maya Enclave, Delhi to the underprivileged people.
Food with dignity, an initiative by NGO, Hamari Udaan and ACT serves a meal for Rs.10 at Maya Enclave, Delhi to the underprivileged people.

Meals at Rs10: Charity wrapped in dignity

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:14 PM IST
To make sure that the needy don’t lose their self-respect, Delhi-based chartered accountant, Sanjay Dodrajka, serves meal for Rs.10 at Maya Enclave.
Sisters Malaika and Amrita Arora celebrated Onam with mouthwatering dishes prepared by Joyce, their mother(Insta/malaikaaroraofficial)
Sisters Malaika and Amrita Arora celebrated Onam with mouthwatering dishes prepared by Joyce, their mother(Insta/malaikaaroraofficial)

Magic of India: Celebrating cultural diversity

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:45 PM IST
With many languages, religions, music, dance, foods, architecture which differ from state to state, the Indian culture is an amalgamation of several cultures.
SI Sikander Gautam with Munna and his mother
SI Sikander Gautam with Munna and his mother

Miracles are for real: A Sub-Inspector rescues a 6-year child

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Sub-Inspector Sikander Gautam got a call from Madanpur Khadar area about a specially-abled child crying at the red light. Six-year-old Munna could not tell his name or his parent’s name due to speech disability. Gautam immediately took the boy in his protection.
The song has alreadu achieved their target of raising Rs 20 lakh. They have now raised the target to Rs 25 lakh.(Photo:YouTube)
The song has alreadu achieved their target of raising Rs 20 lakh. They have now raised the target to Rs 25 lakh.(Photo:YouTube)

A great collab for a great cause

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Vishal Dadlani, Penn Masala and lyricist Poojan Sahil have collaborated together on a song, which aims to raise money for migrant workers who have been affected because of the ongoing crisis.
Mandeep Singh Manny donated rations to this old lady who suffers from a neurological disorder
Mandeep Singh Manny donated rations to this old lady who suffers from a neurological disorder

When these sons stood by a hapless mother

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:31 PM IST
After seeing a viral video on social Hoshiarpur based fitness expert Mandeep Singh Manny and activist Ajaib Singh Goldy came to the rescue of thild old lady and her son.
Shobha, a karigar with newly stitched bags from used bedsheets
Shobha, a karigar with newly stitched bags from used bedsheets

Changing lives, one stitch at a time

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Called Ek Chadar Meri Bhi, this initiative helps jobless tailors create shopping bags out of lightly used bed sheets.
The heroic tale of six-year-old Bridger, saving his younger sister from a dog, has gone viral.
The heroic tale of six-year-old Bridger, saving his younger sister from a dog, has gone viral.

Move aside Avengers, there’s a new superhero in town

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 07:12 PM IST
The heroic tale of six-year-old Bridger, who saved his younger sister from an attacking dog, has gone viral and his courageous efforts are being praised by some of the biggest Hollywood stars!
Singer Guru Randhawa feels responsible to help families of brave men, who sacrifice their lives for the country.
Singer Guru Randhawa feels responsible to help families of brave men, who sacrifice their lives for the country.

Guru Randhawa: We should take care of a soldiers family just like our own

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Singer Guru Randhawa talks to us about his pledge to donate Rs one lakh to each of the families of the four soldiers from Punjab, who sacrificed their lives while fighting to the Chinese Army in the Galawan Valley, on June 15.
Shikhar Dhawan announced on Friday that he has adopted two dogs.
Shikhar Dhawan announced on Friday that he has adopted two dogs.

Shikhar Dhawan: I would urge everyone to help animals in whatever capacity they can

By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 06:15 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan, who announced that he has adopted two dogs on Friday, urges everyone to follow the policy of ‘adopt and don’t shop’
Taken in a small village of Spiti, this photograph depicts the true remoteness of this area and the people living in this region.
Taken in a small village of Spiti, this photograph depicts the true remoteness of this area and the people living in this region.

Clicks of compassion: Photographer raises funds for Covid-19 warriors

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Ashish Sulkh decided to auction his most treasured photographs to be able to contribute to PM CARES Fund
Household chores are mood-boosters, and if the guy that can leap across continents can take these responsibilities, so can you!
Household chores are mood-boosters, and if the guy that can leap across continents can take these responsibilities, so can you!

This superhero is shredding patriarchy to bits!

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Hulk has been very busy with household chores in the lockdown! A fun series by photographer Guru Charan shows him chopping onions, washing clothes, and cooking meals!
Vikas Bhagel had no means to produce his rap video.
Vikas Bhagel had no means to produce his rap video.

This young rapper says being poor doesn’t mean you give up dreaming

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The son of a driver who can barely make both ends meet, Vikas Bhagel had no means to produce his rap video. His friends came together to help him shoot and edit it.
Inder Singh Yadav (inset) was asking passengers to not venture out of the train, when Sharif Hashmi, mother of a three-month-old, made a request for some milk.(HT File)
Inder Singh Yadav (inset) was asking passengers to not venture out of the train, when Sharif Hashmi, mother of a three-month-old, made a request for some milk.(HT File)

Rifle in one hand, milk packet in the other: RPF constable’s humane gesture to help distressed mother

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 06:36 PM IST
A video of Railway Police Force (RPF) constable Inder Singh Yadav running after a Shramik Special train to help a distressed mother went viral, and showed that heroes are all around us.
The young traveler, Zhang Aixi had found a home away from home at Earth Saviors Foundation in Haryana.
The young traveler, Zhang Aixi had found a home away from home at Earth Saviors Foundation in Haryana.

A bittersweet goodbye: Chinese girl stuck in India finally left for home

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 10:30 PM IST
Remember Zhang Aixi, the Chinese citizen stuck in India for the last five months? The solo traveler finally left for home in a special rescue flight.
Actor Parvin Dabas(Instagram)
Actor Parvin Dabas(Instagram)

Kindling kindness: Actor Parvin Dabas became a messiah for migrant families in distress

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Someone forwarded Dabas a hungry child’s photo on WhatsApp; the actor traced the boy’s family and sent ration kits to them and fifty other families in the neighbourhood.
Actor Mandana Karimi with her pet dogs
Actor Mandana Karimi with her pet dogs

Pets are the biggest support system in the lockdown: Mandana Karimi

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:47 PM IST
The actor says her pets have helped her stay sane during these trying times. They stay by her side and comfort her when she feels low.
Tara Sharma Saluja
Tara Sharma Saluja

Inculcate compassion in children to turn them into amazing human beings: Tara Sharma

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Actor Tara Sharma Saluja says it’s important to teach children to help the needy and the pandemic is the right time to teach the values of empathy and kindness.
On Eid, head constable Askar Khan was on duty at an idgah along with SHO Ram Prasad Sharma
On Eid, head constable Askar Khan was on duty at an idgah along with SHO Ram Prasad Sharma

The invincible India: This Ram-Rahman duo prays together for the world to heal

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag & Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Corona warriors SHO Ram Prasad Sharma and head constable Askar Khan have set an amazing example of Hindu-Muslim unity.
When Vishnu, a former cop got to know about the little girl from his friend, Antony Ratheesh, a police officer, he immediately decided to help her.
When Vishnu, a former cop got to know about the little girl from his friend, Antony Ratheesh, a police officer, he immediately decided to help her.

The India we love: Meet Vishnu who rode 150 km on his bike to save 4-year-old Noor

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:25 AM IST
With tears in her eyes, the kid’s mother said that she would always pray for me; that was the greatest reward I could ever get, says the former cop.
Advaita dressed up as renowned Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil’s work Sumair.
Advaita dressed up as renowned Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil’s work Sumair.

Lockdown art: A mother-daughter duo recreate famous paintings in quarantine

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Noida-based teacher Shreya Sharma, has re-created some of the finest art pieces by dressing up her 5-year-old daughter quite artistically.
Kamal Jit Singh, found a star-shaped papaya and it helped him revive lost friendships!
Kamal Jit Singh, found a star-shaped papaya and it helped him revive lost friendships!

A star-shaped papaya reconnected this HT reader with long-lost friends!

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:09 PM IST
Nothing in life should be taken for granted, not even a celestial looking papaya, the lockdown has taught us!
A large number of rickshaw pullers, house-helps, daily wage labourers and other informal workers were left in the lurch, as the government imposed the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus scare.
A large number of rickshaw pullers, house-helps, daily wage labourers and other informal workers were left in the lurch, as the government imposed the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus scare.

Doing good quietly: HT reader Anil Vinayak took a rickshaw ‘joy ride’ just to help this man

By Swati Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Vinayak wanted to bring a smile on the face of Baldev Kumar; he didn’t want to embarrass him by offering donation
ASI Ratan Singh feeding birds in Delhi(Twitter)
ASI Ratan Singh feeding birds in Delhi(Twitter)

Khaki tujhe salam: This policeman saves a portion of his salary to feed birds every day

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:56 PM IST
ASI Ratan Singh believes it’s his dharma to ensure that these birds don’t go hungry; he has been feeding birds and stray animals ever since he joined the police force in 1986
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