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It’s so much more fun when insults are traded between real people. And here the writers truly, wickedly shine.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Humour: Offensively yours

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 09:30 PM IST
A delicious put-down – whether real or apocryphal – sticks in one’s memory like glue
The ring bears the inscription in Greek that says “Gift of love, to one who wishes love.”(Instagram)
The ring bears the inscription in Greek that says “Gift of love, to one who wishes love.”(Instagram)

Oscar Wilde’s stolen ring found by Dutch ‘art detective’

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 03:13 PM IST
The trinket’s whereabouts remained a mystery for years and there were fears that the ring -- shaped like a belt and buckle and made from 18-carat gold -- had even been melted down.
Oscar Wilde’s first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel and most successful work, was published in the Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in July 1890.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)
Oscar Wilde’s first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel and most successful work, was published in the Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in July 1890.(ILLUSTRATION: MOHIT SUNEJA)

Oscar Wilde: The Irish literary legend

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 02:29 PM IST
Wilde was closely associated with the leading lights of aestheticism, an intellectual and art movement that preferred aesthetic values than socio-political themes in areas such as literature, fine art and music.
For the best view of Paris at night, go to the Montparnasse Tower(Saubhadra Chatterji)
For the best view of Paris at night, go to the Montparnasse Tower(Saubhadra Chatterji)

Travel: A winter in Paris

Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 12:00 AM IST
Despite the chill of February winds, the City of Lights sets out a warm welcome
A poetry-reading event in Delhi. Poetry stalls time, makes you stop and go back.(HT Photo)
A poetry-reading event in Delhi. Poetry stalls time, makes you stop and go back.(HT Photo)

Poetry can provide us solace from life’s relentless pressures

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 05:25 PM IST
One’s home is one place where we can abdicate from today’s barbarity. Provided, of course, we don’t regard our homes as assets accruing value in the property market, writes Mark Tully.
Many of us aren’t exactly excited on Monday mornings.(Unsplash)
Many of us aren’t exactly excited on Monday mornings.(Unsplash)

10 inspiring quotes to battle Monday blues

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 05:21 PM IST
We realise that Mondays can be stressful, which is why we’ve taken the help of Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and others to motivate you.
The forbidden apple somehow tastes that much sweeter than a legitimately procured fruit from the local organic ethical famers’ store(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
The forbidden apple somehow tastes that much sweeter than a legitimately procured fruit from the local organic ethical famers’ store(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Thou shalt not! The pleasure of doing the forbidden

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 12:05 AM IST
What is it that makes the forbidden fruit so sweet?
The Squirrel and her parents!(Stina Wirsen)
The Squirrel and her parents!(Stina Wirsen)

Review: The Rabbit & The Squirrel by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 11:33 PM IST
A story that examines the nature of love, life, friendship and the quest for happiness in a difficult world
Rupert Everett’s film on the last years of Oscar Wilde is both a beautiful and a tragic illustration of how hubris led to the painful and pitiful end of the once witty and refined playwright.(Shutterstock)
Rupert Everett’s film on the last years of Oscar Wilde is both a beautiful and a tragic illustration of how hubris led to the painful and pitiful end of the once witty and refined playwright.(Shutterstock)

What Rupert Everett’s film on Oscar Wilde tells us

PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2018 04:37 PM IST
Rupert Everett’s film on the last years of Oscar Wilde is both a beautiful and a tragic illustration of how hubris led to the painful and pitiful end of the once witty and refined playwright. Called ‘The Happy Prince’, it’s about how his irresistible demons lure Wilde into a hedonistic pursuit of pleasure, fully aware that he’s hurtling towards disaster but unable to desist.
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