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The Golf Course Road underpass was completely inundated following heavy rain in Gurugram on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Five reasons why Gurugram gets flooded every time it rains

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The city’s limited drainage capacity, disruption of the hydrological flow of natural drains, and delayed monsoon preparedness were the main reasons for Gurugram sinking after Wednesday’s rains, experts say
Deepa Ojha
Deepa Ojha

Delhiwale: From Rajouri to the Millennium City, a woman who is living her dream

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 08:02 AM IST
Deepa Ojha followed her heart and created a home that she always wanted
Cops in Gurugram have got tents at several locations, to beat the scorching heat stay while on guard during the lockdown.
Cops in Gurugram have got tents at several locations, to beat the scorching heat stay while on guard during the lockdown.

A thought for Covid-19 warriors: Two Gurugrammers instal tents for police officers

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 10:31 PM IST
To help Gurugram Police fulfil their duties seamlessly, two residents of the Millennium City have come forward to help in a unique way.
Raftaar feels that people listening to Bollywood music aren’t loyal, and will “listen to anything,” as long as it’s popular.(HT File Photo)
Raftaar feels that people listening to Bollywood music aren’t loyal, and will “listen to anything,” as long as it’s popular.(HT File Photo)

HT Friday Jam 2019: Season 6 is back with stellar artists and musical performances

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 01:47 PM IST
Friday Jam season 6 offers the biggest celebration of music bringing in the best singers and musicians across genres to the Millennium city, and the best part is that it’s free for all.
Dinesh Paras is a bartender in a Gurugram pub.(HT Photo)
Dinesh Paras is a bartender in a Gurugram pub.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: Home town boy

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 01:58 PM IST
Glimpsing into a pub staffer’s dream
Bhavesh Mudgal wants to join an English-speaking learning institute so he can join a MNC.(HT Photo)
Bhavesh Mudgal wants to join an English-speaking learning institute so he can join a MNC.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: English vinglish… together with friends

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 02:49 PM IST
A young engineer’s hopes from a language
Jagdish spends his working day walking along the lanes of Gurugram bazaars, singing devotional and folk songs, playing the dholak.(HT Photo)
Jagdish spends his working day walking along the lanes of Gurugram bazaars, singing devotional and folk songs, playing the dholak.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The dholak walla from Rajasthan

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 01:56 PM IST
An itinerant musician making a living in the Millennium City
Rekha and her family live on the pavement in Gurugram(HT Photo)
Rekha and her family live on the pavement in Gurugram(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The family of a woman

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 03:18 PM IST
A lady’s working life and struggles in the Millennium City
Rishipal and Mangal are labourers in a Gurugram market.(HT Photo)
Rishipal and Mangal are labourers in a Gurugram market.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The nature of their friendship

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 03:28 PM IST
Two labourers analyse their bonding
The Vanshraj Sweets, Supari and Chooran, a roadside shack in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazar, is manned by Dileep Kumar.(HT Photo)
The Vanshraj Sweets, Supari and Chooran, a roadside shack in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazar, is manned by Dileep Kumar.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The candy cart magic

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:30 PM IST
A stall stocked with kind of stuff not easy to spot these days.
Bihari Bhujiya Wala is a landmark shop in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazaar that makes several salty and sweet savouries.(HT Photo)
Bihari Bhujiya Wala is a landmark shop in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazaar that makes several salty and sweet savouries.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: 87 years later, this snack corner is still going strong

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 12:18 PM IST
A landmark much older than the Millennium City that makes heaps of sweet and savoury munchies.
The primary reason for people’s frustration in this situation is economic. While the GMDA’s current water tariff is ₹9.45 per kilolitre of canal water, residents end up paying as much as 40 times that amount to private suppliers.(Yogendra Kumar/HTPhotos)
The primary reason for people’s frustration in this situation is economic. While the GMDA’s current water tariff is ₹9.45 per kilolitre of canal water, residents end up paying as much as 40 times that amount to private suppliers.(Yogendra Kumar/HTPhotos)

Gurugram residents pay 40 times more as water mafia rakes it in

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 03:55 AM IST
Deepak Bansal, a resident of Monsoon Breeze in Sector 78, said that in the absence of any assured source of potable water, residents are forced to turn toward the very forces they oppose.
The Jain Bartan Store, in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazaar, was set up 50 years ago by the father of the present owner.(HT Photo)
The Jain Bartan Store, in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazaar, was set up 50 years ago by the father of the present owner.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The bazaar shop anthropology

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 03:01 PM IST
Cracking the vibes of an intense market through its perfectly localised store.
Representative image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representative image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Need to get rid of colonial mindset in conserving heritage monuments

Gurugram | By Shikha Jain
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:34 AM IST
Like other places in India, Haryana and Gurugram also need to focus on decolonisation of history, heritage or even urban planning for this Millennium City.
Election officers carry electronic voting machines and voter verifiable paper audit trails to their respective polling booths, on the eve of Parliamentary elections, from the Government Girls college on the old Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)
Election officers carry electronic voting machines and voter verifiable paper audit trails to their respective polling booths, on the eve of Parliamentary elections, from the Government Girls college on the old Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Pollution, roads top issues as Gurgaon votes today

UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 07:08 AM IST
In Gurugram city, people said the government should resolve the issue of increasing pollution and dwindling tree cover.
The team from the slums of Gurugram are winning laurels on the field, and triumphing over problems in life.(Manoj Verma/HT)
The team from the slums of Gurugram are winning laurels on the field, and triumphing over problems in life.(Manoj Verma/HT)

Gurugram’s Choma Eagles: Soccer champs who are winning over life

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Budding soccer players from underprivileged sections of the society are being groomed by a couple in the Millennium City.
Surbhi Bothra and Shilpa Jain realised that they had a natural flair for storytelling during a session with their own children.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Surbhi Bothra and Shilpa Jain realised that they had a natural flair for storytelling during a session with their own children.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Winning over children, one story at a time

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 05:19 PM IST
For this group in Millennium City, storytelling is a tool to wean children away from the gadgets and technology that they are surrounded with.
Kailash Kumar Sharma sells rajma-chawal in Gururgam.(HT Photo)
Kailash Kumar Sharma sells rajma-chawal in Gururgam.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The taste of hard times

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 12:07 PM IST
Until recently the rajma-chawal seller was running a garments business in South Korea where he suffered massive losses forcing him to return to his home in the Millennium City.
Flute player Raju too lures rats - mallrats in his case. He plays his pipe all day long outside the glass-walled South Point Mall in Gurugram.
Flute player Raju too lures rats - mallrats in his case. He plays his pipe all day long outside the glass-walled South Point Mall in Gurugram.

Meet the pied piper of the Millennium City

By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:46 AM IST
A flute player daily stations himself outside South Point Mall in Gurugram.
Tucked in a corner of Gurugram’s Sadar Bazaar, the unpretentious Pandit Vaishno Dhaba daily serves a simple meal.(HT Photo)
Tucked in a corner of Gurugram’s Sadar Bazaar, the unpretentious Pandit Vaishno Dhaba daily serves a simple meal.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: The desi pleasures of an authentic Vaishno dhaba

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2019 03:21 PM IST
A longtime vegetarian eatery that evokes the flavours of simple home cooking.
Clubs and committees in the Millennium City are opting for smaller effigies this Dussehra.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
Clubs and committees in the Millennium City are opting for smaller effigies this Dussehra.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

Ravan loses height to fix Gurugram’s air pollution

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 05:26 PM IST
Expect shorter effigies and greener Dussehra celebrations as Gurugram attempts to tackle its air pollution problem, this time around.
Achal Khanna is the CEO of a multinational firm. She says the growth of Gurugram has brought a lot of opportunities for its citizens.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Achal Khanna is the CEO of a multinational firm. She says the growth of Gurugram has brought a lot of opportunities for its citizens.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘City which inspired a little girl achieve her dreams’

By Achal Khanna
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Achal Khanna shifted to Gurugram from the western UP city of Saharanpur. She says despite various challenges, the Millennium City spurred her dreams and taught her to take challenges head on.
Writer Amit Shankar has authored five books. He lives in DLF Phase 5. He feels that traffic snarls and waterlogging during rains are major problems in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Writer Amit Shankar has authored five books. He lives in DLF Phase 5. He feels that traffic snarls and waterlogging during rains are major problems in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Unlike most of our metropolitan cities, Gurugram has no baggage from past’

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Amit Shankar
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 03:23 PM IST
Writer Amit Shankar settled in Gurugram 15 years ago. A native of Allahabad in UP, Shankar says the Millennium City allows people to bring their own thoughts and content, and impart a new touch to its façade
Migrant labourers flock to Gurugram in the hope of a better future.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)
Migrant labourers flock to Gurugram in the hope of a better future.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)

Time we made Gurugram city more inclusive

By Kalpana Viswanath
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:59 PM IST
The aspirations of migrant labourers are as integral to building Gurugram into a city that people desire to live in.
Amit Bhatt, director of integrated transport, WRI India.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Amit Bhatt, director of integrated transport, WRI India.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Road design fundamentally wrong

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Amit Bhatt
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 12:02 PM IST
Lack of drains alongside roads, massive tree felling to widen roads and unreliable infrastructure are the main reasons for the problem.
Vehicular traffic on Golf Course Road near Ansal Institute Technology chowk, Gurugram, Friday, August 3, 2018. The road has 16 lanes for motor vehicles but not even 1.5 metres of space for pedestrians.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
Vehicular traffic on Golf Course Road near Ansal Institute Technology chowk, Gurugram, Friday, August 3, 2018. The road has 16 lanes for motor vehicles but not even 1.5 metres of space for pedestrians.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)

Intelligent street design critical to independence of movement

UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 11:58 AM IST
There many examples in Gurugram where the agencies have spent crores on creating spaces for motor vehicles but not invested even paltry sums on creating facilities for pedestrians.
Vimal Kumar Suneja reluctantly shifted from Delhi’s Rajendar Nagar to Gurugram at the insistence of his wife and son but is now happy with his decision.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
Vimal Kumar Suneja reluctantly shifted from Delhi’s Rajendar Nagar to Gurugram at the insistence of his wife and son but is now happy with his decision.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)

‘Initially reluctant, I realised that Gurugram was closer to nature’

UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 11:13 AM IST
Delhi-born Vimal Kumar Suneja shifted to Gurugram because of family reasons but says it was among his best decisions.
Gurugram’s bus stand turns into a college campus around 3 pm when hundreds of students from two nearby colleges troop in there.(HT Photo)
Gurugram’s bus stand turns into a college campus around 3 pm when hundreds of students from two nearby colleges troop in there.(HT Photo)

The college picnic by the Gurugram’s bus adda

HIndustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Every afternoon, the city’s main bus stand becomes a college campus, often giving a glimpse of the students who hail from outside the city.
The ruins of a haveli in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazar.(HT Photo)
The ruins of a haveli in Gurugram’s Sadar Bazar.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: A ruin in the land of glitz

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 01:09 PM IST
In the heart of the Millennium City, the ruins of a collapsed house stand as the souvenir of a time long gone.
Located in sector 12, Gurugram’s only bus stand continues to operate from the building that was declared unsafe in 2015.(Yogesh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Located in sector 12, Gurugram’s only bus stand continues to operate from the building that was declared unsafe in 2015.(Yogesh Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Declared unsafe 3 years ago, Gurugram’s only bus stand continues to operate

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Established in 1959, Gurugram’s sole bus stand comprises three structures — an administrative block, a bus terminal and a workshop for maintaining vehicles — all of which the PWD declared ‘unsafe’, after a safety assessment survey in 2015.
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