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A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.

Plants with special needs: Caring for potted carnivores

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:25 PM IST
These gardeners like a challenge. If it’s a plant that feeds on insects, grows in water or grows on other plants, you can count them in.
Palan runs an orphanage by the name of Harman Orphanage and devotes all his resources to help the underprivileged children.
Palan runs an orphanage by the name of Harman Orphanage and devotes all his resources to help the underprivileged children.

Palan Dilshad Mustafa Barzani: Helping the ones in need through his selfless acts

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Palan is also very mindful of the need of education in a child’s life, apart from running just the orphanage he also tries to make sure to educate the children as best as he can and provide a good lifestyle for all of them.
Archana Puran Singh is seen on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Archana Puran Singh is seen on The Kapil Sharma Show.

Archana Puran Singh says pay cut is the need of the hour: ‘We need to be realistic in such tough times’

UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Actor Archana Puran Singh talks about taking a pay cut, why it is necessary and realistic approach towards work. She reveals that she took a pay cut during the global recession as well.
The plague of Ashdod by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665).(De Agostini via Getty Images)
The plague of Ashdod by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665).(De Agostini via Getty Images)

Essay: On the need for a people’s history of the pandemic

Hindustan Times | By Sankar Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 06:52 PM IST
It is imperative to have an oral historical narrative of Covid-19, the first global pandemic being documented on social media, writes Sankar Ray
Filmmaker Tanuja Chandra with her aunts while shooting her documentary Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha
Filmmaker Tanuja Chandra with her aunts while shooting her documentary Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha

Quarantine Times: Our friends in need by Tanuja Chandra

Hindustan Times | By Tanuja Chandra
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 11:08 PM IST
When we’re locked indoors for 60 days, the only things that keep us sane are work, social media and real voices over telephone lines
Kumar and his daughter Hiya Nandini began pooling together resources -- daily necessities like rice, atta and oil -- even before the government could mobilise, to ensure that no one went hungry.(File photo)
Kumar and his daughter Hiya Nandini began pooling together resources -- daily necessities like rice, atta and oil -- even before the government could mobilise, to ensure that no one went hungry.(File photo)

One car, 4,000 meals: How father-daughter duo in Goa fed those in need

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 07:06 PM IST
For two weeks across the month of April he drove daily from his home in Assagao in North Goa to Vasco in South Goa and then to Bicholim back in North Goa all to help ensure that those in need could get one square meal a day.
100 Hours 100 Stars: Sonakshi Sinha and Shaan are in lockdown with their families.
100 Hours 100 Stars: Sonakshi Sinha and Shaan are in lockdown with their families.

100 Hours 100 Stars: Sonakshi Sinha and Shaan talk about the need to be grateful amid lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 03:21 PM IST
100 Hours 100 Stars: Sonakshi Sinha and Shaan talk about their lives amid coronavirus lockdown and the need to be grateful throught it all.
Actor Yami Gautam says these are serious times, nothing to party or celebrate
Actor Yami Gautam says these are serious times, nothing to party or celebrate

Constantly flocking to social media amid lockdown? No, thanks, says Yami Gautam as she does not feel the need to put out tutorials

Hindustann Times | By Radhika Bhirani
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The actor says that she is abstaining from overdoing it on social media as this is not the time to party or celebrate
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Grit and courage: These 2 teens move on from darkness to shine in sports

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:34 AM IST
17-year-old rape survivor, 16-year-old boy with special needs win medals for Punjab at national tourney
Engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk speaking during the afternoon session at Literati, 2019.(HT PHOTO)
Engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk speaking during the afternoon session at Literati, 2019.(HT PHOTO)

There is greater need for basic intelligence than artificial intelligence, says Sonam Wangchuk

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aastha Khanna, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 01:22 AM IST
Wangchuk, who inspired Aamir Khan’s character Phunsukh Wangdu in the film 3 Idiots, is the founding director of the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh.
Dia Mirza was last seen in the web show Kaafir.
Dia Mirza was last seen in the web show Kaafir.

Dia Mirza: I don’t feel the financial need to go out and keep doing too much

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 05:00 PM IST
Actor Dia Mirza says that there is so much more to do in life than just following her professional aspirations.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Pokhran after India’s second nuclear test in May 1998.(HT FIL E PHOTO)
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Pokhran after India’s second nuclear test in May 1998.(HT FIL E PHOTO)

‘No need to change No First Use policy’, says India’s top nuclear scientist

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 07:22 PM IST
The government’s former chief scientific advisor Dr R Chidambaram believes that India’s ‘No First Use’ policy of nuclear weapons is a good position to keep.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the Kerala government was taking precautionary actions and closely monitoring the situation after a suspected case of Nipah virus was reported in Kochi.(PTI File Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the Kerala government was taking precautionary actions and closely monitoring the situation after a suspected case of Nipah virus was reported in Kochi.(PTI File Photo)

‘No need to panic’, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan after a suspected case of Nipah virus

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:27 AM IST
“The government is closely monitoring the current situation,” Vijayan said in a Facebook post and urged everyone to follow the instructions of the Health department.
The court of an additional district judge (ADJ) has cancelled the no-sale clause of a lower court order of October, 2015, in which the lower court had ordered the release of 1,498 mobile phones, recovered after robberies.(AP File Photo)
The court of an additional district judge (ADJ) has cancelled the no-sale clause of a lower court order of October, 2015, in which the lower court had ordered the release of 1,498 mobile phones, recovered after robberies.(AP File Photo)

No need to keep recovered mobile phones till trial ends, orders court

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Kapil DattaNoida police
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 02:40 AM IST
It was stated mobile phones are electronic items whose software keeps on updating, and that new models are regularly launched by mobile phone companies making older models obsolete as people prefer buying newly launched ones.
Through upGrad, you can enroll in universities and schools, and get expert advice on how to advance your career.(upGrad)
Through upGrad, you can enroll in universities and schools, and get expert advice on how to advance your career.(upGrad)

Upskilling is the need of the hour—here’s how you can take advantage of it

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Online education platform upGrad has transformed over 3 lakh careers by providing candidates with the right resources.
India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli attends a press conference ahead of the first One Day International (ODI) match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney(AFP)
India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli attends a press conference ahead of the first One Day International (ODI) match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney(AFP)

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli says Ravindra Jadeja can replace Hardik Pandya if need arises

Sydney | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Ind vs Aus: On a high after the maiden Test series triumph on Australian soil, India have been hit by an unsavoury off-field controversy due to Pandya and K L Rahul’s controversial comments.
The ICC panel took into account the tense relations between the two India and Pakistan before passing the judgment.(Twitter (@ICC))
The ICC panel took into account the tense relations between the two India and Pakistan before passing the judgment.(Twitter (@ICC))

BCCI may have had wish for bilateral cricket but PCB had the need: ICC Dispute Resolution Panel

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 08:59 PM IST
The ICC panel explained why it rejected PCB’s Rs 447 crore compensation claim against the BCCI for not playing six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command.(HT Photo)
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command.(HT Photo)

‘If need arises, we will go for surgical strikes again’ says Northern Army Commander

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Letterschd@hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 10:52 AM IST
“Indian Army is prepared for a range of options. I want to assure that anytime when situation warrants, we will be able to take action which is deemed appropriate at that time.”
SNDT Women’s University, department of special education, has organised a basic course in ‘shadow teaching’. It is organised to address the growing need of shadow teachers for the benefit of children with special needs.(Abhinav Saha/HT PHOTO)
SNDT Women’s University, department of special education, has organised a basic course in ‘shadow teaching’. It is organised to address the growing need of shadow teachers for the benefit of children with special needs.(Abhinav Saha/HT PHOTO)

SNDT Pune to conduct teaching course for children with special needs

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 04:24 PM IST
The course will be held on October 13, from 9:30 am to 5 pm, and on October 20, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, at A40, Pleasant Business Park, opposite Vaishali Restaurant, behind Old British Library building on FC road.
The 16th century heritage garden Sunder Nursery, adjacent to the UNESCO world heritage site has undergone renovation and will be open to the public.(HT Representative Photo)
The 16th century heritage garden Sunder Nursery, adjacent to the UNESCO world heritage site has undergone renovation and will be open to the public.(HT Representative Photo)

Workshop on need to conserve walled city havelis soon in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 03:24 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will, on September 22, hold a workshop to create awareness about the history of the sprawling havelis in Delhi’s Walled City and the need to conserve the structures

School cab driver in Delhi ‘molests’ girl with special needs, arrested

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 07:28 AM IST
The incident took place last week and the cab driver was arrested on Monday after the child’s mother lodged a police complaint.
(Vaibhav) Suit, shirt and necktie, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna; pocket square and cufflinks, Hackett London; velvet shoes, Christian Louboutin. Styling by Shamali Singh; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Vidya Tikari Studio; Models: Sitara, Sonal and Saad from TSS Talents India, Nathalia from Auraa models and Vaibhav; Location Courtesy: Lord of the Drinks(Shivangi Kulkarni)
(Vaibhav) Suit, shirt and necktie, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna; pocket square and cufflinks, Hackett London; velvet shoes, Christian Louboutin. Styling by Shamali Singh; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Vidya Tikari Studio; Models: Sitara, Sonal and Saad from TSS Talents India, Nathalia from Auraa models and Vaibhav; Location Courtesy: Lord of the Drinks(Shivangi Kulkarni)

12 party shirts for your every need

Hindustan Times | By Samreen Tungekar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 08:48 PM IST
Figure hugging or flowy to flatter yourself or an interesting another, here’s a list of the best tops for men and women
Back-of-the-envelope calculations show that this black business of water mafia has grown to upwards of Rs. 100 crore per annum.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)
Back-of-the-envelope calculations show that this black business of water mafia has grown to upwards of Rs. 100 crore per annum.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)

Monday Musings: Citizens’ white paper on Pune’s water mafia is the need of the hour

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Vaidya
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 04:38 PM IST
Pune’s water mafia includes builders who submitted ‘water affidavits’ and defaulted on their pledge to supply water to housing societies at their cost, exploitative water tanker operators, mute politicians and a corrupt Pune Municipal Corporation.
Residential housing societies pay exorbitant prices to water tankers to get water for their daily needs.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Residential housing societies pay exorbitant prices to water tankers to get water for their daily needs.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)

Your space: Pune residents deprived of basic needs, finds out water-mafia investigation

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Topic of the week:A Hindustan Times investigation has revealed the blatant theft of lakhs of litres of municipal water, not just from the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) water tanker filling stations, but also from pipe-lines punctured. Water tankers are holding several residential colonies to ransom over this essential commodity which is a basic right. What must be done to rid the city of the water mafia? Write to us.
The research team analysed and compared data collected two years apart among children in Montreal with a family history of obesity and who lived at the same address for the duration of the follow-up.(Shutterstock)
The research team analysed and compared data collected two years apart among children in Montreal with a family history of obesity and who lived at the same address for the duration of the follow-up.(Shutterstock)

Is there a need to consider health risks when designing urban spaces?

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 01:47 PM IST
Making neighbourhoods more walkable can have a positive impact on kids’ waist line and BMI (body mass index).
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