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Anita Desai has written more than a dozen adult and children’s books, the most notable being Fire on the Mountain. Illustration: Gajanan

Anita Desai: Author whose word imagery evokes characters, moods

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:44 PM IST
In 1978, author Anita Desai received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Fire on the Mountain and in 1983 was conferred the Guardian Fiction Prize.
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Papammal runs her own organic farm where she has been cultivating a variety of millets, pulses, vegetables and corn for over nine decades.(HT photo)
Papammal runs her own organic farm where she has been cultivating a variety of millets, pulses, vegetables and corn for over nine decades.(HT photo)

105-year-old organic farmer from Coimbatore is celebrating her Padma Shri award

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:00 PM IST
  • The centenarian’s day starts at 5.30 in the morning and by 6 am she is on the field working until the afternoon.
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Nanda Kishore Prusty(HT Photo )
Nanda Kishore Prusty(HT Photo )

Teacher for 7 decades, 102-year-old class 7 pass out is Padma Shri winner

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:02 PM IST
What endeared him to people was his refusal to charge money from his students.
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This festival was started in 1992 by Viji Subramaniam & Dr L Subramaniam, in memory of Prof. V Lakshminarayana, father and guru of Dr L Subramaniam.(Asian News International)
This festival was started in 1992 by Viji Subramaniam & Dr L Subramaniam, in memory of Prof. V Lakshminarayana, father and guru of Dr L Subramaniam.(Asian News International)

National and international artists to perform in 30th Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:21 PM IST
A number of artists from across the world, including India will participate in the 30th year of Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival.
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Kothari was recovering at home in Asian Games Village but was rushed to a hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest this morning.(Wikimedia Commons)
Kothari was recovering at home in Asian Games Village but was rushed to a hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest this morning.(Wikimedia Commons)

Dance historian Sunil Kothari passes away, after testing positive for Covid-19 a month ago

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Padma Shri dance historian and critic Sunil Kothari passed away Sunday morning at a Delhi hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest a month after testing positive for coronavirus.
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Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)
Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)

Social worker Baba Sewa Singh returns Padma Shri in protest against Centre’s farm laws

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:28 PM IST
In letter to the President, environmentalist and religious leader terms government’s attitude towards farmers worrisome.
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Sikh Farmers sit on protest at Singhu Border against the farmers bills.(Vipin Kumar/ HT photo)
Sikh Farmers sit on protest at Singhu Border against the farmers bills.(Vipin Kumar/ HT photo)

Farmers’ protest: Several former sportspersons to return awards

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Among them are Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee wrestler Kartar Singh, Arjuna awardee basketball player Sajjan Singh Cheema and Arjuna awardee hockey player Rajbir Kaur.
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas(Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas(Instagram)

So many incredible memories: Priyanka Chopra Jonas looks radiant in sunshine yellow saree in nostalgic post about Padma Shri win

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to her Twitter and Instagram accounts to reminisce about the time she was conferred with the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth highest civilian award.
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Priyanka Chopra was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2016.
Priyanka Chopra was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2016.

Priyanka Chopra reminisces about Padma Shri honour: ‘Even though my dad wasn’t physically there, I carried him with me’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2016, reminisced about how her family’s joy and pride made the achievement even more special for her.
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AI will define India’s future

UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Covid-19 has accelerated India’s efforts with innovation. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have compelled us to re-imagine our businesses and make them more agile, flexible and responsive.
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Actor Manoj Bajpayee is best known for his films Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Bhosle (2020) and Aligarh (2015).
Actor Manoj Bajpayee is best known for his films Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Bhosle (2020) and Aligarh (2015).

Manoj Bajpayee: I am not dying to go there and start from scratch, just because it’s Hollywood

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Actor Manoj Bajpayee says he is happy with the offers and respect he is getting in the Indian film industry.
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Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia paying tribute to Dr Stya Paul(Apeejay Stya Group)
Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia paying tribute to Dr Stya Paul(Apeejay Stya Group)

Commemorating the 101st birth anniversary of Dr Stya Paul

UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:39 PM IST
He was an eminent industrialist, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and inspiration behind the Apeejay Stya Group and Svran Group.
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Malayalam poet and Jnanpith awardee Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 02:09 PM IST
A vedic scholar, Namboothiri was among the most talked about writers of his time. Born in 1926, he had mastered all the Vedas by the age of 14.
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Puri: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives final touch to a sand sculpture in memory of legendary singer S P Balasubramanyam, who passed away today, at Puri beach, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.(PTI)
Puri: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives final touch to a sand sculpture in memory of legendary singer S P Balasubramanyam, who passed away today, at Puri beach, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.(PTI)

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to late singer Balasubrahmanyam

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Puri, Odisha
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Balasubrahmanyam was a playback singer, music director, and a dubbing artist, his work significantly outdoing language barriers with contributions in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam film industries.
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Actor Manoj Bajpayee says in the earlier times when he would ask for the film’s script, people would laugh at him.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee says in the earlier times when he would ask for the film’s script, people would laugh at him.

Manoj Bajpayee: I have been called all sorts of things, there’s been so much of back-biting and pulling down, but I am a tough nut

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Actor Manoj Bajpayee confesses that he has done some ‘wrong’ films just for his survival, says the phase after his 2003 film Pinjar didn’t get a good response from audience, made him stronger.
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Artist Paresh Maity believes in staying as close to nature as possible
Artist Paresh Maity believes in staying as close to nature as possible

Art musings with Paresh Maity

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:06 AM IST
In a book of photographs by the celebrated photographer Nemai Ghosh, artist Paresh Maity is captured in pictures and words
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Pandit Jasraj funeral: Legendary vocalist gets state funeral in Mumbai, Sanjay Leela Bhansali pays tribute

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Classical singer Pandit Jasraj’s last rites were performed in Mumbai on Thursday. He got a state funeral and his body was clad in the Tricolour.
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Kangana Ranaut wants Karan Johar’s Padma Shri to be taken back.
Kangana Ranaut wants Karan Johar’s Padma Shri to be taken back.

Kangana Ranaut wants govt to take back Karan Johar’s Padma Shri, claims he ‘openly intimidated’ her, made ‘anti-national’ film

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut has requested the Indian government to take back the Padma Shri that Karan Johar was honoured with earlier this year. She had earlier said that the director ‘totally deserved’ the honour.
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In this file photo, dated Dec 12, 2014, Classical Vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs at the 62nd Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune. Jasraj, one of the most renowned exponents of Hindustani Classical music passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020.(PTI)
In this file photo, dated Dec 12, 2014, Classical Vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs at the 62nd Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune. Jasraj, one of the most renowned exponents of Hindustani Classical music passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020.(PTI)

Pandit Jasraj: Early life, awards and other achievements of the Padma Vibhushan awardee

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:43 PM IST
With a career spanning over 80 years, Pandit Jasraj was a recipient of various prestigious awards and honours including Padma Shri (1975), Padma Bhushan (1990) and Padma Vibhushan (2000).
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Empowered women make nation self-reliant: Smriti Irani

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The minister as speaking at a webinar at Panjab University on Sunday on the Resolve of self-reliant India: Decisive role of women’s empowerment in its attainment
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Mitrabhanu Gauntia was selected for the Padma Shri early this year.(@swagatpadhi19/Twitter Photo)
Mitrabhanu Gauntia was selected for the Padma Shri early this year.(@swagatpadhi19/Twitter Photo)

Odisha village renamed after popular folk song Rangabati to honour lyricist

By Debabrata Mohanty | HIndustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 01:54 AM IST
Mitrabhanu Gauntia, 77, was selected for the Padma Shri early this year. He has been conferred with the Odisha State Sangeet Natak Academy Award and Akashvani National Award for music and also honoured by Sambalpur University for his writings. He has written over 1000 songs.
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Gandhi: The Agony of Arrival - The South Africa Years, A Brief History of Yoga are some of his popular literary works.(Instagram)
Gandhi: The Agony of Arrival - The South Africa Years, A Brief History of Yoga are some of his popular literary works.(Instagram)

Author-columnist Nagindas Sanghavi dies at 100

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Surat
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 01:41 PM IST
Formerly a professor of political science with several colleges under Mumbai University, Sanghavi wrote books on contemporary political issues as well as on Mahatma Gandhi, and his columns in Gujarati newspapers were widely read.
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Jitu Rai of India poses with his gold medal in the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.(AP)
Jitu Rai of India poses with his gold medal in the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.(AP)

Newly-promoted Subedar Major Jitu Rai doing duty in Manipur, says ever ready to serve country

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:48 PM IST
The sincere man that he is, as acknowledged by his coaches, the 33-year-old brushed up his knowledge on one of India’s most sensitive regions before taking off for the northeast.
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A Russell’s viper in the proximity of a rice field worker, South India.(Photo: Ben Owens)
A Russell’s viper in the proximity of a rice field worker, South India.(Photo: Ben Owens)

Wildbuzz: Russell’s viper causes maximum deaths

By Vikram Jit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 09:03 PM IST
In the period 2000-2019, a staggering 1.2 million people had died in India due to snakebite, a very neglected tropical disease, states a study by the Centre for Global Health Research, University of Toronto, with Indian and UK partners
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I.M. Vijayan (M) along with Subrata Pul (L) and Rahim Nabi (R) Indian Super League Grassroots Workshop in Kolkata, India.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)
I.M. Vijayan (M) along with Subrata Pul (L) and Rahim Nabi (R) Indian Super League Grassroots Workshop in Kolkata, India.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times)

AIFF recommends IM Vijayan for Padma Shri

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The 51-year-old former India striker, who scored 40 goals in 79 matches for India since making his debut in early 90s, was bestowed the Arjuna award in 2003. He was also awarded the Indian ‘Player of the Year’ in 1993, 1997 and 1999.
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Agrawal is India’s oldest woman to climb Mount Everest.(REUTERS)
Agrawal is India’s oldest woman to climb Mount Everest.(REUTERS)

Everest scaling Premlata Agrawal’s Padma Shri Award stolen in Jamshedpur

By Debashish Sarkar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Her husband filed a complaint with the police, a copy of which is with the HT, alleging that the thieves also stole Rs 20,000, 15 silver coins and two computer hard discs.
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Pritam Singh served as independent director in several private companies.(Education Promotion Society of India)
Pritam Singh served as independent director in several private companies.(Education Promotion Society of India)

Management guru Pritam Singh dies of cardiac arrest

By Prashant K. Nanda | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 05:15 AM IST
He authored seven books, over 50 research papers and was regarded as pioneer of management education in India and abroad.
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Asian Games Gold Medalist in boxing and Padma Shri Awardee, Dingko Singh struggles with cancer.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Asian Games Gold Medalist in boxing and Padma Shri Awardee, Dingko Singh struggles with cancer.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Dingko returns home by road, tests positive

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 09:44 PM IST
“Dingko has tested positive for Covid-19 today and has been shifted to a hospital from a quarantine centre in Imphal,” said boxer Sarita Devi who has been in touch with Dingko and his wife Babai Devi.
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The world has come to a standstill with no immediate signs of resumption of any kind of entertainment programmes.(Unsplash)
The world has come to a standstill with no immediate signs of resumption of any kind of entertainment programmes.(Unsplash)

Folk artistes say they are struggling to survive coronavirus lockdown, seek govt help

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a double whammy for the already-struggling folk musicians, who say it has wreaked havoc on their livelihood by forcing them to sit idle in their homes and the future looks gloomy too.
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Helming the only festival of its kind, the Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival in its many years has travelled to Jaipur, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and for the last eight years to Chandigarh sponsored by the Chandigarh administration, Pudumjee hopes that more collaborators will come from other cities as well.(Unsplash)
Helming the only festival of its kind, the Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival in its many years has travelled to Jaipur, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and for the last eight years to Chandigarh sponsored by the Chandigarh administration, Pudumjee hopes that more collaborators will come from other cities as well.(Unsplash)

Puppetry isn’t just for children: Dadi Pudumjee

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Recipient of the Padma Shri honour and founder of The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, which recently presented the 18th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival, Dadi Pudumjee believes that it is a misconception that puppetry is meant only for children’s consumption.
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