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Amrita Singh's grand aunt Begum Para was married to Dilip Kumar's brother Nasir Khan.

Did you know Sara Ali Khan is related to Dilip Kumar, through her mother Amrita?

PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:02 PM IST
  • Sara Ali Khan has links to Bollywood from either sides of her large extended family. Here's how.
If the protest remains peaceful and does not get co-opted into other agendas, it can be a landmark in India’s agrarian history(PTI)
If the protest remains peaceful and does not get co-opted into other agendas, it can be a landmark in India’s agrarian history(PTI)

Five lives from the land of five rivers

UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:22 PM IST
These five Sikh Indians have tilled historical and cultural truths with the hoe of faith
Baking is essentially a sinful union between maida and cheeni.(Shutterstock)
Baking is essentially a sinful union between maida and cheeni.(Shutterstock)

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The bake up in the lockdown

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 09:41 AM IST
The baking boom: the loaf you bake is equal to the love you take.
Five books for the teenagers’ reading list
Five books for the teenagers’ reading list

Summer reading list for young adults

Hindustan Times | By Shivani Wazir Pasrich
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Educationist Shivani Wazir Pasrich picks five books that will keep your 11- to 16-year-olds occupied
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language.(HT File)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language.(HT File)

Jab We Met: Faiz Ahmed Faiz and I

By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 11:45 PM IST
I was searching for some tangible memorabilia of my chance meeting with him in the winter of 1982, which would stand scrutiny. That took time, and alas, also ended in failure.
Khushwant Singh was the editor of several reputed newspapers and magazines such as The Illustrated Weekly of India, The National Herald and Hindustan Times.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Khushwant Singh was the editor of several reputed newspapers and magazines such as The Illustrated Weekly of India, The National Herald and Hindustan Times.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Khushwant Singh: Noted writer and journalist

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 05:02 PM IST
Novelist, journalist, diplomat and lawyer, he is today best known for his literary works. Winner of Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, he wrote his most notable work, Train to Pakistan, recounting his experiences of the partition of India.
The Daryaganj footpath that usually teems with bibliophiles scouring rows of neatly laid-out books every Sunday looked forlorn.(HT Photo)
The Daryaganj footpath that usually teems with bibliophiles scouring rows of neatly laid-out books every Sunday looked forlorn.(HT Photo)

Closure of Daryaganj book market evokes shock, outrage and nostalgia

New Delhi | By Zara Khan
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 12:58 PM IST
Started in 1974 and known for the availability of rare titles at throwaway prices, the Sunday book bazar in Daryaganj was shut down following a recent Delhi High Court order to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure that weekly bazars on Sundays were not permitted on Netaji Subhash Marg.
Boris Johnson at Nirman Sewak Gurudwara, St George Bristol in 2017
Boris Johnson at Nirman Sewak Gurudwara, St George Bristol in 2017

New British PM Boris Johnson has a Khushwant Singh connection

Indo-AsianNews Service, NEW DELHI/LONDON | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Boris Johnson, who won the race within the Conservative Party to become the country’s next Prime Minister, is expected to rely on his declared personal connect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver a “truly special” UK-India relationship.
Boris Johnson, UK’s next Prime Minister.(REUTERS File Photo)
Boris Johnson, UK’s next Prime Minister.(REUTERS File Photo)

Boris Johnson and his very personal link with India

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:44 AM IST
Marina, 55, is the daughter of the BBC’s Delhi correspondent during the 1960s, Charles Wheeler, and his second wife, Dip Singh, whose family origins lie in Sarogodha in present-day Pakistan, but moved to India after partition. They married in Delhi in 1961.
Irrespespective of the fact that Zorawar Kalra’s (standing) success was his own, he never stopped crediting his father Jiggs Kalra
Irrespespective of the fact that Zorawar Kalra’s (standing) success was his own, he never stopped crediting his father Jiggs Kalra

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: The legend of Jiggs Kalra

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 11:05 PM IST
He was never a chef but he created the cult of the celebrity chef and transformed restaurant cuisine forever
Rahul Singh with Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghaneshyam and Vikramjeet Sahney, honorary counsel general of South Africa, at the opening of the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival in King’s College in London.(Niloufer Bilimoria)
Rahul Singh with Indian high commissioner Ruchi Ghaneshyam and Vikramjeet Sahney, honorary counsel general of South Africa, at the opening of the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival in King’s College in London.(Niloufer Bilimoria)

Second coming of Khushwant Singh at King’s College in London

Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:48 PM IST
The festival opened, as is the tradition, with a session paying homage to the literary genius of Khushwant Singh.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2018 now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie poses during a photo session in Paris. - The author of the “Satanic Verses”, now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, refuses to live as a recluse but he accepted to live under police protection since the Ayatollah Khomeini, the first guide of the Islamic Republic of Iran put a fatwa on a him and condemned him to death sentence for the book deemed as blasphemous by Muslims. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2018 now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie poses during a photo session in Paris. - The author of the “Satanic Verses”, now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, refuses to live as a recluse but he accepted to live under police protection since the Ayatollah Khomeini, the first guide of the Islamic Republic of Iran put a fatwa on a him and condemned him to death sentence for the book deemed as blasphemous by Muslims. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)(AFP)

The Taste With Vir: The 30th anniversary of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and the controversy that followed it

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 09:07 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi explores the 30th anniversary of the controversy that accompanied the publication of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.
Wendell Rodericks anchoring the session during the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli.(HT Photo)
Wendell Rodericks anchoring the session during the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival in Kasauli.(HT Photo)

Khushwant Singh lit fest 2018: For the love of booze and salads...

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Founder of Agave India, Desmond Nazareth has spearheaded a movement to bring indigenous liquors, fermented by the tribal populations, into the limelight.
Rahul Singh at the opening session of day-1 of Khushwant Singh Literature Festival at Kasauli on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Rahul Singh at the opening session of day-1 of Khushwant Singh Literature Festival at Kasauli on Friday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Opening Session: Remembering Khushwant Singh, the enigma

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Aishwarya Khosla, Kasauli
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 11:11 PM IST
The man who wrote with malice towards one and all, did not spare himself, he penned his own epitaph which went as, “Here lies one who spared neither man nor God; Waste not your tears on him, he was a sod; Writing nasty things he regarded as great fun; Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun.”
Kishie Singh (left) and Rahul Singh during a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Kishie Singh (left) and Rahul Singh during a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Khushwant Singh Lit Fest to kick off on October 12 in Kasauli

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aishwarya Khosla
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 03:12 PM IST
First held in 2012, the literary festival was the only to be named after a living author. Since Khushwant Singh did most of his writing in Kasauli, it was only fitting that the festival be organised at the hill station.
Actor Rishi Kapoor would be seen in films Mulk and Rajma Chawal, both releasing soon.
Actor Rishi Kapoor would be seen in films Mulk and Rajma Chawal, both releasing soon.

Rishi Kapoor as Khushwant Singh, a biopic on the writer is being planned

Hindustan Times | By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Actor Rishi Kapoor says that his life is “zero and boring” and that nobody should attempt at making a film on his life, but the possibility of portraying the renowned writer in a film intrigued him
Penguin began its Hindi publishing programme in India in 2005.
Penguin began its Hindi publishing programme in India in 2005.

Penguin Random House acquires respected Hindi publisher Hind Pocket Books

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:14 PM IST
Penguin Random House India has acquired Hind Pocket Books, one of the oldest and most respected Hindi language publishers in the country.
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