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Lal Bhatia has worn many hats, and is a man to reckon with.

Lal Bhatia: Dreaming big against all odds

PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Lal Bhatia, an out-of-the-box thinker, is a banker-turned-author-turned-producer of boutique wines, olives, and olive oil.
In many cases, Indian women athletes must grapple with poverty. Hima Das, who brought home four gold medals in 15 days, is the daughter of a farmer(Getty Images for IAAF)
In many cases, Indian women athletes must grapple with poverty. Hima Das, who brought home four gold medals in 15 days, is the daughter of a farmer(Getty Images for IAAF)

Battling all odds: The rise of young subaltern women

PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 07:41 PM IST
Most Indian women athletes face hurdles — from gender bias (girls can’t play; it’s unseemly; they will become dark) to lack of opportunity. In many cases, they must also grapple with poverty
Rajappan was stirred to join politics because of the high rates of crime against transgender people and a commitment to anti-caste principles.(Vote for Aswathi Rajappan/Facebook)
Rajappan was stirred to join politics because of the high rates of crime against transgender people and a commitment to anti-caste principles.(Vote for Aswathi Rajappan/Facebook)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Braving all odds, transgender candidates take Lok Sabha poll plunge

Hindustan TimesNew Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 02:58 PM IST
Rajappan was stirred to join politics because of the high rates of crime against transgender people and a commitment to anti-caste principles.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize recipient Aditi Sen De, is the first woman to receive the award in physical sciences. She works on quantum computation.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize recipient Aditi Sen De, is the first woman to receive the award in physical sciences. She works on quantum computation.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)

The science of equality: Women scientists are battling odds to reach the top

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 06:07 PM IST
When Aditi Sen De became the first woman to be awarded India’s top science prize in the physical sciences category, it was more than a personal achievement. She highlighted women’s potential in science – a talent pool that’s yet to be fully tapped
According to the hospital, the woman delivered two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls between 4:50 am and 4:59 am local time Friday.(The Woman’s Hospital of Texas/Facebook)
According to the hospital, the woman delivered two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls between 4:50 am and 4:59 am local time Friday.(The Woman’s Hospital of Texas/Facebook)

US woman beats odds of one in 4.7 billion, gives birth to 6 babies in 9 min

Houston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 07:00 PM IST
The babies were born at weights ranging from 1 pound and 12 ounces to 2 pounds and 14 ounces. They are stable and will continue to receive care at the hospital’s advanced neonatal intensive care unit, according to the hospital statement.
File image of Jeremy Lalrinnunga.(AP)
File image of Jeremy Lalrinnunga.(AP)

Athletes brave odds ahead of historic Khelo India Youth Games

Pune | By Abhishek Paul and Jigar Hindocha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2019 08:13 PM IST
Organsiers are facing the challenge of playing perfect host as logistics remain a key issue.
Boxer Sarita Devi practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)
Boxer Sarita Devi practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)

World Boxing Championships: Sarita Devi seeks world gold against all odds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 01:23 PM IST
Sarita is all geared up for the World Boxing Championships here starting November 15. She knows it might be the last time she will be appearing in a world championship and therefore wants to finish on a high in front of the home crowd.
Silver medallist India's Pincky Balhara (L) and bronze medallists Uzbekistan's Oysuluv Abdumajidova (2R) and India's Malaprabha Yallapa Jadhav pose during the medal ceremony for the women's -52kg kurash.(AFP)
Silver medallist India's Pincky Balhara (L) and bronze medallists Uzbekistan's Oysuluv Abdumajidova (2R) and India's Malaprabha Yallapa Jadhav pose during the medal ceremony for the women's -52kg kurash.(AFP)

Asian Games 2018: Pincky Balhara, Malaprabha Jadhav beat all odds to win silver, bronze in kurash

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:43 PM IST
How Balhara got to the Asian Games is a fascinating story. The team had to go to Uzbekistan for a 20-day training camp ahead of the Games and help came from his village.
A nineteenth century engraving. Shivaji founded the Maratha empire in the seventeenth century, based on the philosophy of a ‘Hindavi’ kingdom. He had nothing against Muslims as a people, but he jettisoned older systems built on Islamic ideals.(Getty Images)
A nineteenth century engraving. Shivaji founded the Maratha empire in the seventeenth century, based on the philosophy of a ‘Hindavi’ kingdom. He had nothing against Muslims as a people, but he jettisoned older systems built on Islamic ideals.(Getty Images)

Politics, culture and social reality: The era of Shivaji Maharaj

Hindustan Times | By Manu S Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 06:49 AM IST
Did the Maratha king Shivaji want to build a ‘nationalist Hindu state’ as his Hindavi kingdom is sometimes defined today? Or was his world a melting pot of different cultural influences?
Jayant Mankale.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Jayant Mankale.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Visually impaired Jayant cracks UPSC against all odds

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Mankale, a resident of Beed, studied mechanical engineering from Amrutvahini College of Engineering, Sangamner and cracked the civil service exam in his fourth attempt in the specially abled category. He now hopes to land his dream job in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). 
Rahul Aware holds tricolour after winning the match against Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast on Thursday.(PTI)
Rahul Aware holds tricolour after winning the match against Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast on Thursday.(PTI)

Pune’s Rahul Aware grapples against all odds for CWG gold, sets eyes on Tokyo 2020

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 03:46 PM IST
In a gripping final bout against Canada’s Steven Takahashi, Aware won 15-7 to win gold, despite struggling with injury in the latter half.
Pratibha Dhakane takes a selfie break en route to Kanyakumari. The 33-year-old cyclist travelled from Jammu to Kanyakumari in 33 days.(HT PHOTO)
Pratibha Dhakane takes a selfie break en route to Kanyakumari. The 33-year-old cyclist travelled from Jammu to Kanyakumari in 33 days.(HT PHOTO)

Stretching the country thin: 33-year-old woman cyclist from Pune rides solo from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Pratibha Dhakane began her journey from Jammu on February 24, 2018 and reached Kanyakumari on March 28, 2018, covering 3,900 km in 33 days.
Kritika Khanna training at the Army Rowing Node, CME Dapodi.(HT PHOTO)
Kritika Khanna training at the Army Rowing Node, CME Dapodi.(HT PHOTO)

India’s first para-rower, Kritika Khanna fights against all odds to rise from the ashes

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Pranav Shahaney, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 04:37 PM IST
Kritika Khanna, who relocated from Jammu, trains under India’s only para-triathlete, Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Dutta. She aims represent the country and qualify for the Asian and World Rowing Championships in 2019.
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