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Lava erupts from Mt. Etna volcano during its seventeenth eruption since the volcanic activity started on Feb. 16, 2021, as seen from Pedara, near Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. (AP)

As Etna erupts and lights up the sky, mud pools to indicate its next move

Reuters | | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Paterno, Sicily, Italy
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 04:15 PM IST
The Sicilian mountain has produced close to 200 cycles of eruptions since 1998. The volcanic eruptions have posed no risk to the human settlements that surround Mt Etna.
The moon is partially seen in the sky as lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy,(AP)
The moon is partially seen in the sky as lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy,(AP)

Mt Etna's latest ‘spectacular’ eruptions leave even the volcanologists in awe

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:22 AM IST
For over a week, Mt Etna has been belching lava, ash and volcanic rocks on a regular basis.
(Photo: Arundhati Chatterjee)
(Photo: Arundhati Chatterjee)

Infographic: 5 most expensive pens in the world

UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:56 PM IST
HT takes a look at some of the world’s most expensive pens.
The lava came from two eruptive fissures on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater.(Reuters)
The lava came from two eruptive fissures on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater.(Reuters)

Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s highest volcano, sparks into life

Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 10:32 AM IST
The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said there was “lively spattering” as fire and hot ash spewed high into the sky in an eruption which began Thursday and had slowed slightly by Saturday but still posed a risk to climbers.
Ashok Jain from Delhi has a collection of over 1,400 pens. He also started the Pen Club of India, which helps collectors use pens as collateral to get loans... so they can buy more pens.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Ashok Jain from Delhi has a collection of over 1,400 pens. He also started the Pen Club of India, which helps collectors use pens as collateral to get loans... so they can buy more pens.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Fountain heads: Inside the world of India’s pen collectors

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 08:47 AM IST
They are getting organised both online and offline with summits, meets, and even help with pen loans.
Cruise down the water in one of these quirky boats docked at Ponte Ubmertino in Syracuse, Ortygia(Pranay Baidya)
Cruise down the water in one of these quirky boats docked at Ponte Ubmertino in Syracuse, Ortygia(Pranay Baidya)

Ever thought of travelling to Sicily? It is a cornucopia of delights

Hindustan Times | By Pranay Baidya
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:58 PM IST
As Goethe said: If you haven’t been to Sicily, you haven’t been to Italy at all
Vineyards in La Geria Lanzarote, Canary Islands.(Shutterstock)
Vineyards in La Geria Lanzarote, Canary Islands.(Shutterstock)

Say cheers: Rare volcanic wines are gaining popularity around the globe

Elin McCoy/Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 08:52 AM IST
Wines from the several types of volcanic soils — lava, pumice, ash, basalt, and more — can vary widely, but most share complex aromas, mouth-watering high acidity, and salty, savoury, earthy flavours.
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