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Congress President Sonia Gandhi approved the appointment of senior observers in poll bound states in 2021, according to a statement from the party.(PTI)

Congress appoints senior observers for poll-bound states

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:37 PM IST
Elections are scheduled in four states and one Union territory namely Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Pondicherry.
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Cricket bat and balls(Getty Images)
Cricket bat and balls(Getty Images)

Pondicherry T20 tournament temporarily suspended

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:14 PM IST
The honourary secretary of CAP V Chandran on Saturday stated: “CAP is of the view that Lt Governor DR Kiran Bedi should not have issued a letter dated 12.11.2020 and viralled it through social media that has damaged CAP and land owners’ reputation without giving opportunity to neither of us to explain our factual position.”
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3 dupe Ludhiana-based doc of 33L, promised his son MD seat, booked

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Simone Singh feels that while films keep you sharp, TV allows for deeper character study(Photo: Lalit Nene, Epigram)
Simone Singh feels that while films keep you sharp, TV allows for deeper character study(Photo: Lalit Nene, Epigram)

Personal Agenda with Simone Singh: “One thing I can’t leave home without is my giant handbag!”

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 10:22 PM IST
A family tradition the actress treasures is cooking up a storm for languorous weekend dinners
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Pondicherry’s history dates far back, legend has it that the ancient sage Agastya established his Ashram here and the place was known as Agastiswaram at that time.(Unsplash)
Pondicherry’s history dates far back, legend has it that the ancient sage Agastya established his Ashram here and the place was known as Agastiswaram at that time.(Unsplash)

Auroville, Promenade and more: Top 10 things to do in Pondicherry

By Saurav Ranjan Datta | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 03:47 PM IST
Pondicherry is a place where history, heritage and culture resonate in every nook and corner, an abode of spirituality and a place which Rishi Aurobindo found perfect for his metaphysical quest.
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Siddharth Pillai, 17, has designed a system of interlocking blocks, assembling them along the Pondicherry coast. Experts estimate that it will start hosting marine life in a month.(HT Photo)
Siddharth Pillai, 17, has designed a system of interlocking blocks, assembling them along the Pondicherry coast. Experts estimate that it will start hosting marine life in a month.(HT Photo)

Mumbai teen creates 3D-printed coral reef in Pondicherry

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Siddharth Pillai’s christened his project Bennington’s Reef, to honour Chester Bennington, American musician and Linkin Park frontman who died in 2017. He is 17 after all.
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Cacao beans in process.(Unsplash)
Cacao beans in process.(Unsplash)

World Chocolate Day: How are farm to bar dark chocolates made using organic cocoa beans and where to find them

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 10:42 AM IST
Chocolate Day 2019: When we buy our favourite chocolate off the shelf, how many times do we give its ingredients a thought? Or how was it made?
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Children at the corner of Rue Lally Tollendal in the French quarter of Pondicherry in a photograph clicked in 1997.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Children at the corner of Rue Lally Tollendal in the French quarter of Pondicherry in a photograph clicked in 1997.(Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Review: Beyond the Boulevards – A Short Biography of Pondicherry by Aditi Sriram

By Kunal Ray | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 05:32 PM IST
The city, which remains the perennial tourist destination in the larger Indian imagination, offers a combination of spirituality with the mirth of the sea
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Croissants and baguettes are still around, but a lot of places sell burgers and pizzas instead.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Croissants and baguettes are still around, but a lot of places sell burgers and pizzas instead.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Crepes to curries: The changing tastes of Pondicherry

By Poulomi Banerjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 04:39 PM IST
The food at Puducherry, an erstwhile French colony, has for years borne an imprint of its colonial past. But is it losing its unique cuisine to a globalising India?
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The Beach Road in Puducherry is popular with both locals and tourists and is the hub of social life.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Beach Road in Puducherry is popular with both locals and tourists and is the hub of social life.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Building a Heritage City: Will Puducherry be next on the UNESCO list?

By Poulomi Banerjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Puducherry is gearing up to apply for a ‘heritage city’ tag. Once a French colony, the Union Territory’s interesting blend of Tamil and colonial architecture, is a draw for tourists. But are conservation efforts focused only on the built heritage?
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On the road in Chhattisgarh.(HT Photo)
On the road in Chhattisgarh.(HT Photo)

Review: Bastar Dispatches by Narendra

By Rahul Jayaram | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 10:38 PM IST
Researcher Narendra’s book brings to life one of the fascinating tribal communities of India and the world
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Ladakh is every photographer’s delight.(Shutterstock)
Ladakh is every photographer’s delight.(Shutterstock)

World Photography Day: Celebrate the photographer in you at these spots in India

By Meenakshi Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 09:28 AM IST
On World Photography Day, we want to help you get the best shots for your social media page. So here’s a list of some of the best locations in India to get that perfect Insta shot.
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Subramania Bharati with his wife Chellamma.(Courtesy Juggernaut)
Subramania Bharati with his wife Chellamma.(Courtesy Juggernaut)

AR Venkatachalapathy on Subramania Bharati vs Rabindranath Tagore

By AR Venkatachalapathy | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 09:46 AM IST
The author of a new book on Subramania Bharati examines why the great Tamil poet hasn’t achieved the national prominence of his Bengali contemporary
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