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It takes courage to push a conversation that evokes almost zero public sympathy in an audience that is inclined to believe that consent has no place on the marital bed(Shutterstock)

The conversation India refuses to have

By Namita Bhandare
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:01 PM IST
In the past few years, India has broken traditional silences on sexual abuse, on consent, and on the rights of sexual minorities. It’s time to break another traditional silence
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Maheep Kapoor says husband Sanjay had warned her to grow a thick skin before she signed The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives
Maheep Kapoor says husband Sanjay had warned her to grow a thick skin before she signed The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives

Exclusive article: Fabulous Bollywood Wife Maheep Kapoor on being the Queen of Sass

By Maheep Kapoor | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:55 PM IST
The much-trolled and most-loved star of Bollywood Wives has a message: she wants all to know how she enjoys every meme!
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Balance seemed an apt title for Deanne Panday’s book – the concept, chapters, etc. Even the cover features Deanne on a circular swing symbolising the circle of life programme she’s written about in the book
Balance seemed an apt title for Deanne Panday’s book – the concept, chapters, etc. Even the cover features Deanne on a circular swing symbolising the circle of life programme she’s written about in the book

All is wellness

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:04 AM IST
Celebrity fitness expert Deanne Panday and food guru Rujuta Diwekar’s latest outings turn the spotlight on health and happiness
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Formals and FitBit may not be the best fit
Formals and FitBit may not be the best fit

Rahul Khanna: Being fit versus being fashionable

By Rahul Khanna | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Does a FitBit go with formals? Is it okay to be more dressed up than your wife?
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There are comics being sexist, homophobic, casteist, transphobic and generally toxic(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
There are comics being sexist, homophobic, casteist, transphobic and generally toxic(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Sunday stand-up: Still a boys’ club

By Navin Noronha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Stand-up comics in India are emblematic of the problems they appear to address.
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Both Laal Singh Chadha and Satyameva Jayate 2 will release around festivals in 2021.
Both Laal Singh Chadha and Satyameva Jayate 2 will release around festivals in 2021.

Festive Bollywood releases deck up 2021: John Abraham, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn set eyes on festivals for their films

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 04:42 PM IST
With many big films making a beeline for festive releases in 2021, experts feel such days give a boost to the film’s prospects at the box office, and could bring the industry back on track.
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SHE SAID WHAT? Is she complaining, or asking for help. Is he sulking or hurt? We’re all using the same words, but it’s crucial to know what they mean.(Shutterstock)
SHE SAID WHAT? Is she complaining, or asking for help. Is he sulking or hurt? We’re all using the same words, but it’s crucial to know what they mean.(Shutterstock)

With Love: Have you seen your partner’s point of view?

By Simran Mangharam | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Given how differently men and women communicate, it’s crucial to read between the lines, with kindness and empathy.
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The very fact that Parliament house during Budget Session is back in business is a positive step(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The very fact that Parliament house during Budget Session is back in business is a positive step(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

A productive Parliament

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 12:56 PM IST
There are various crucial issues that require debate and deliberation. Focus on them
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Rahul Khanna is a “boutique actor”, whose sartorial statements and good looks often send hearts aflutter; Styling: Frisky Ridgewala(Paul Gregory)
Rahul Khanna is a “boutique actor”, whose sartorial statements and good looks often send hearts aflutter; Styling: Frisky Ridgewala(Paul Gregory)

Fashion doesn’t interest me. Style does: Rahul Khanna

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 11:18 PM IST
India’s style icon and actor on his debut as the new HT Brunch style and grooming columnist this Sunday
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Honest dialogues with those you care for or with colleagues you perceive as your adversaries can throw up some surprises.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Honest dialogues with those you care for or with colleagues you perceive as your adversaries can throw up some surprises.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Guest column: Differences can be resolved, don’t burn your bridges

By Mahavir S Jagdev | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Different ways of thinking sometimes lead to innovation and creativity and lay the foundation of strong and stable organisations provided our differences don’t degenerate to disputes.
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Five books for the teenagers’ reading list
Five books for the teenagers’ reading list

Summer reading list for young adults

By Shivani Wazir Pasrich | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Educationist Shivani Wazir Pasrich picks five books that will keep your 11- to 16-year-olds occupied
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Styling by Aki Narula; Make-up: Vicky Salvi; Hair: Milan Thapa; Art direction: Amit Malik; Location courtesy: JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh;(Shivamm Paathak)
Styling by Aki Narula; Make-up: Vicky Salvi; Hair: Milan Thapa; Art direction: Amit Malik; Location courtesy: JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh;(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: How did Kartik Aaryan become Bollywood’s new cool

By Dinesh Raheja | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:43 AM IST
Though his first film was a sleeper hit, it has taken this Gwalior boy eight long years to get an entry pass to the coveted ‘cool club’ of Bollywood
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Indian recipe blogs thrive because they offer precise measurements(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Indian recipe blogs thrive because they offer precise measurements(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

This Indian life by Shoba Narayan: Recipe for a relationship

By Shoba Narayan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 02:57 AM IST
Struggling to cook? Phone your relatives in the ancestral village
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Migrant workers sleeping in an open ground in New Delhi on April 09, 2020.(Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
Migrant workers sleeping in an open ground in New Delhi on April 09, 2020.(Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

Excerpt: Love in the Time of Quarantine by Siddhartha Gigoo

By Siddhartha Gigoo | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Told from multiple points of view, Siddhartha Gigoo’s new book, which is being launched online today, clocks 30 days and nights in the lives of two lovers and a homeless family during a nation’s lockdown
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File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)
File photo of Pullela Gopichand.(File)

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth’s schedules could have been planned better: Gopichand

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The 46-year-old also admitted that with tournaments getting cancelled due to coronavirus and with just over two months left for the Tokyo 2020 qualification period to end, the Indian badminton contingent is in a tight spot.
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India lead the series 4-0(AP)
India lead the series 4-0(AP)

New toss, two bowlers to bowl 3 balls: Former Australia all-rounder proposes radical change to Super Over rules

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 10:20 AM IST
While India showed remarkable steel, New Zealand could not handle the pressure and hence, conceded the series to India.
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In the past few days, ever since students became the focus of a lot of politics and debates over nationalism, a lot of bitterness and negativity seems to have crept into the common man’s life.
In the past few days, ever since students became the focus of a lot of politics and debates over nationalism, a lot of bitterness and negativity seems to have crept into the common man’s life.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Are you also tired of being angry on social media?

By Sonal Kalra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Unless your exam syllabus covers the latest topics on which social media warriors are outraging, give yourself a break.
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Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group during a press conference announcing their new brand identity in Mumbai.(Photo: ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group during a press conference announcing their new brand identity in Mumbai.(Photo: ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)

Mundra port: Adani group seeks exemption from public hearings

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 04:30 AM IST
The move has sparked resistance from the fishing communities in villages in and around Mundra on the grounds that their point of view must be heard before granting any permissions.
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Learning to respect another’s point of view

By Rajan Kapoor | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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Makarand Deshpande’s new play Ram is a satire on the religious bigotry; Location courtesy: Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
Makarand Deshpande’s new play Ram is a satire on the religious bigotry; Location courtesy: Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)

Dear 2020: Makarand Deshpande’s open letter to the coming year

By Makarand Deshpande | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 11:02 PM IST
If plays are not written by people living in present times, how will they reflect the angst and concerns of today?
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Here is a list of Top Reads of The Year for you
Here is a list of Top Reads of The Year for you

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Page-turners

By Seema Goswami | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 11:54 PM IST
Here’s a list of the best books I read this year; you might enjoy some of them
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Kajol and Ajay Devgn in their get-up for Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior.
Kajol and Ajay Devgn in their get-up for Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior.

Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior: When Kajol said Ajay wanted ‘me to be part of the film so that he didn’t have to pay my fees’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 02:16 AM IST
Kajol plays Ajay Devgn’s wife in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior - the film that reunites the couple on screen after 11 years.
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Nimisha Jain of Boston Consulting Group interacts with Rameet Arora of HT in Episode 9 of HT Brand Studio Live, Season 2.
Nimisha Jain of Boston Consulting Group interacts with Rameet Arora of HT in Episode 9 of HT Brand Studio Live, Season 2.

The new Bharat is a different marketplace

By HT Brand Studio
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 10:15 AM IST
Consumers today are choosing to buy Indian products instead of international ones. Brands that are about rootedness and collectivism are the ones that are doing well. Know more in Episode 9 of HT Brand Studio Live, Season 2.
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Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin

Theatre scene in danger of becoming a stepping stone to Bollywood: Kalki Koechlin

By Yoshita Rao | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2019 04:08 PM IST
The actor voices her opinion on some of the big issues that impacts theatre today; adding that we don’t utilise our local writers
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5 independent movies on 2019 that should be on your watchlist
5 independent movies on 2019 that should be on your watchlist

CelebsPick: 5 Indian independent films of 2019 that you must watch!

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 12:32 AM IST
Five film professionals pick a recent independent film worth your time
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Indian captain Virat Kohli.(AP)
Indian captain Virat Kohli.(AP)

Virat Kohli reveals how India became a dominant force in Test cricket

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Ind vs SA: Speaking at the end of the match, the skipper hailed the all-round performance of his side and also spoke about the hunger and passion shown by all the players.
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Officials said the company, along with other notices, received investments from PwC BV by “falsely” showing them as ‘grants’ so as to avoid attracting provisions of FEMA, which require approval of the government or the Reserve Bank of India.(HT image)
Officials said the company, along with other notices, received investments from PwC BV by “falsely” showing them as ‘grants’ so as to avoid attracting provisions of FEMA, which require approval of the government or the Reserve Bank of India.(HT image)

PwC gets ~230-cr penalty notice for ‘FEMA violations’

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:55 AM IST
The ED had taken over the probe against the firm on direction of the Supreme Court which asked it to look into the affairs of the company from the point of view of FEMA.
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The prime minister’s point about dissent and civility is laudable(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The prime minister’s point about dissent and civility is laudable(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Heed PM Modi’s call for dialogue

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Public discourse has become intolerant. Respect dissent and be civil
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File image of Rohit Sharma(Getty Images)
File image of Rohit Sharma(Getty Images)

Gautam Gambhir weighs in on Rohit Sharma’s immediate future in Test cricket

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Rohit was once again included in India’s Test squad for the West Indies series, but Hanuma Vihari was preferred over him in the first Test at Antigua and the young man vindicated this decision with typically gritty Test knocks.
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Madhurima Tulli and Urvashi Dholakia have worked together in Kasauti Zindagii Kayy.(Instagram)
Madhurima Tulli and Urvashi Dholakia have worked together in Kasauti Zindagii Kayy.(Instagram)

Urvashi Dholakia calls Nach Baliye 9 partial, Madhurima Tulli denies drama and bias: ‘I never fought on stage’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:52 AM IST
Madhurima Tulli reacts to Urvashi Dholakia’s claims of partiality on Nach Baliye 9, insists she never fights on stage and it is her former boyfriend Vishal Aditya Singh who fights.
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