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Diwali is all about staying safe and celebrating with family says Mumbaikars(Photo: Shutterstock; For representational purposes only)

Responsible celebrations look to be the ‘new normal’ this Diwali

By Nishad Neelambaran | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Mumbaikars gear up for a safe, healthy and responsible Diwali this year
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We get so busy running the rat race that we often forget to enjoy quality time with our families.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
We get so busy running the rat race that we often forget to enjoy quality time with our families.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Guest column: The present is a gift, use it well

By Col RD Singh (retd) | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Mental health issues often plague us because either we are overambitious or we worry too much about the past and future
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Johny Lever’s kids- Jamie Lever, 32, and Jesse Lever 30, take their social media game very seriously and update their followers regularly. On Johny: Outfit and shoes, Masculine, Juhu; On Jesse: Shirt, TopShop; suit, HP Su Misura (Bandra); shoes, Aldo; On Jamie: Venkatagiri sari, from a local store in Andhra Pradesh(Prabhat Shetty)
Johny Lever’s kids- Jamie Lever, 32, and Jesse Lever 30, take their social media game very seriously and update their followers regularly. On Johny: Outfit and shoes, Masculine, Juhu; On Jesse: Shirt, TopShop; suit, HP Su Misura (Bandra); shoes, Aldo; On Jamie: Venkatagiri sari, from a local store in Andhra Pradesh(Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Johny Johny yes papa

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 09:14 AM IST
Life, laughter and ha-ha-ha’s to lift your spirits with the first family of Indian comedy
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As people across the world deal with home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic, staying in touch with loved ones through video calls and messages is making a huge difference.(Shutterstock)
As people across the world deal with home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic, staying in touch with loved ones through video calls and messages is making a huge difference.(Shutterstock)

How stable network connectivity came to the rescue of a young couple quarantined in separate cities

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Kaveri and Rajeev had been dating for quite some time when the pandemic struck. They weren’t prepared for a long-distance relationship but turns out it wasn’t as bad as they thought it would be.
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Sushant Singh Rajput with his sisters.
Sushant Singh Rajput with his sisters.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law counters Rhea Chakraborty’s claims: ‘5 times my wife left me behind to be with her brother’

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law Vishal Singh Kirti has penned a blog in response to claims that the actor had factitious relationship with his sisters who were not there for him when he was unwell.
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Actor Yami Gautam has Ginny Weds Sunny, co-starring Vikrant Massey, readying to release on an OTT platform soon.
Actor Yami Gautam has Ginny Weds Sunny, co-starring Vikrant Massey, readying to release on an OTT platform soon.

Work comes first: Yami had ‘assured’ her producers

By Prashant Singh | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:18 PM IST
Though the Chandigarh girl was living alone in Mumbai during the lockdown, the actor had told her producers that she won’t leave the town without completing her portion of work
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Karmakar is one of the only five women who’ve successfully landed the Produnova(PHOTO: INSTAGRAM)
Karmakar is one of the only five women who’ve successfully landed the Produnova(PHOTO: INSTAGRAM)

I’m excited to be back on the mat, says Dipa Karmakar

By Navneet Vyasan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar feels India has a strong contingent for the Tokyo Olympics with a remarkably consistent track record backing them
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The main component of India’s education policy should be one of blended education, which combines traditional classroom learning with online methods(Shutterstock)
The main component of India’s education policy should be one of blended education, which combines traditional classroom learning with online methods(Shutterstock)

Readers’ take: Online classes to stay, but careful monitoring can prevent stress, eye strain

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 01:07 AM IST
Blended learning is the way forward, but to cut down screen time, schools should promote more audio lectures, engagement through quizzes and contests, additional reading from textbooks. Teachers should not give out homework and advise children to avoid playing online games or social networking
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Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband Raj Kundra have been spending quality time with elder son Viaan and new born Samisha.(Instagram/theshilpashetty)
Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband Raj Kundra have been spending quality time with elder son Viaan and new born Samisha.(Instagram/theshilpashetty)

Homebound during pandemic, celebs get to spend quality time with their newborns

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 11:19 AM IST
From Amy Jackson and son Andreas, Shilpa Shetty Kundra with son Viaan and daughter Samisha, Kalki Koechilin with daughter Sappho to Suresh Raina with daughter Gracia and son Rio, celebrities are enjoying good times with their little ones.
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Satish Kaushik is known for his Bollywood films such as Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Mr India, Ram Lakhan and Udta Punjab.(Instagram/satishkaushik2178)
Satish Kaushik is known for his Bollywood films such as Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Mr India, Ram Lakhan and Udta Punjab.(Instagram/satishkaushik2178)

Satish Kaushik: We will have to strategise a lot in the post-Covid world

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The actor-director reveals that he has been spending quality time with his daughter, Vanshika and feels the current crisis is teaching us to let go of certain things, and that’s something he is also trying to explain to the seven-year-old.
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History tells us that the people who emerged as catalyst in their times went against normal of their times. Aryabhatta, Shankaracharya and Ramanujan challenged the routine and emerged with discoveries, says Vandana Kapoor, Principal , SLSDAV Public School, Mausam Vihar
History tells us that the people who emerged as catalyst in their times went against normal of their times. Aryabhatta, Shankaracharya and Ramanujan challenged the routine and emerged with discoveries, says Vandana Kapoor, Principal , SLSDAV Public School, Mausam Vihar

‘I learnt, grew as an individual’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 08:31 PM IST
The Covid-19 lockdown was a period of intense self-discovery during which most students and principals left their comfort zones to embrace new learnings.
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Doing things together, like learning a new skill, reading a book, or exploring a new cuisine, helps strengthen bonds between parents and children.(Getty Images)
Doing things together, like learning a new skill, reading a book, or exploring a new cuisine, helps strengthen bonds between parents and children.(Getty Images)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: In a lockdown, set joy, creativity free in children

By HT Readers’ Take
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 02:04 AM IST
Even as the Covid-19 crisis is yet to be controlled, parents can utilise the lockdown time innovatively with their children, teaching them yoga, gardening and cooking, helping them explore art and other creative avenues and spending quality time with them to truly understand bonding within families, say Hindustan Times readers from Chandigarh
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Set saving goals for your children. Reward them when they save money by chipping in an equal amount.(Axis Mutual Fund)
Set saving goals for your children. Reward them when they save money by chipping in an equal amount.(Axis Mutual Fund)

Make your child money-responsible

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Talking to them about finances and inculcating a healthy investment habit at an early age will make them wiser and financially responsible.
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Fashion designer Manish Malhotra with his mother.(Manish Malhotra Instagram)
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra with his mother.(Manish Malhotra Instagram)

Fashion designers reveal what they are upto during the lockdown

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 06:23 PM IST
With each passing day and yet another extension of the lockdown, one wonders how some of best creative minds in the fashion industry are dealing with ongoing situation.
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The most crushing thing about Covid-19 is that it is an unknown, unseen threat.(Unsplash)
The most crushing thing about Covid-19 is that it is an unknown, unseen threat.(Unsplash)

Coronavirus outbreak: 9 crucial tips for parents and kids during the lockdown

By Rhea R. Dubey | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 06:13 PM IST
WhatsApp forwards are flying around about how eating garlic, or bathing in hot water will keep us safe. Research has substantiated none of these . New information on the virus is coming out every day.
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YouTuber-actor-host Sahil Khattar and singer Shruti Pathak have been dating for over a year now.(Photo: instagram/issahilkhattar)
YouTuber-actor-host Sahil Khattar and singer Shruti Pathak have been dating for over a year now.(Photo: instagram/issahilkhattar)

Sahil Khatter on dating Shruti Pathak: She is special; it’s pretty much there, you can see it

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 01:51 PM IST
YouTuber-host-actor Sahik Khatter opens up about his relationship with singer Shruti Pathak.
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Most of us begin our love journey longing for physical touch, which later becomes all about quality time(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Most of us begin our love journey longing for physical touch, which later becomes all about quality time(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

This Indian Life by Shoba Narayan: The languages of love

By Shoba Narayan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:37 PM IST
Hearts, flowers and cuddly teddy bears are not the only way to express affection
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“You don’t need to do this, if you really love each other, just live and enjoy it without trying to presume to appear or force someone else to see that ‘YOU’RE IN LOVE,” the social media user commented.(Instagram/ Justin Bieber)
“You don’t need to do this, if you really love each other, just live and enjoy it without trying to presume to appear or force someone else to see that ‘YOU’RE IN LOVE,” the social media user commented.(Instagram/ Justin Bieber)

Justin Bieber slams fan after being criticised for his relationship with Hailey Bieber

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:59 PM IST
“You don’t need to do this, if you really love each other, just live and enjoy it without trying to presume to appear or force someone else to see that ‘YOU’RE IN LOVE,” the social media user commented.
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Single… Well, sort of!

By Sanskrita Bharadwaj | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 10:47 AM IST
You are single but not really. There is a definite significant other in your life – your child. But should that be a stumbling block in your love life?
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Shivin Narang will be seen next in the stunt based reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi 10.
Shivin Narang will be seen next in the stunt based reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi 10.

Did Shivin Narang just give away his relationship status through pictures?

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 06:13 PM IST
It seems actor Shivin Narang aka Ranvijay of Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera is taken. According to rumours he is going strong with model Sonali Kukreja.
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Sr. Divya Thomas, principal, Jesus Mary Joseph Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar(HT)
Sr. Divya Thomas, principal, Jesus Mary Joseph Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar(HT)

Guruvani: ‘Instilling ideals is a big challenge’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 09:23 AM IST
This forum provides school principals/ teachers a chance to share their views and insights on a wide range of subjects with students
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While parents usually take the blame for spoiling their kids by letting them spend huge amounts of time with high-tech electronics, grandparents are to be equally blamed for(Unsplash)
While parents usually take the blame for spoiling their kids by letting them spend huge amounts of time with high-tech electronics, grandparents are to be equally blamed for(Unsplash)

Grandparents play big role in kids’ screen addiction habits

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 02:55 PM IST
Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit, such as extended bedtime, too much television time, and carefree fun.
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Ranveer Singh with Kapil Dev at his residence in Delhi.(Instagram)
Ranveer Singh with Kapil Dev at his residence in Delhi.(Instagram)

Ranveer Singh on spending 10 days with Kapil Dev: ‘I feel more prepared and less anxious’

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Actor Ranveer Singh is learning the ropes of cricket under the guidance of former Team India captain Kapil Dev and spent 10 days at his residence in Delhi. He is working on his film ‘83 which revolves around India’s World Cup win in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.
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Abhishek Bachchan, alongwith wife Aishwarya and Aaradhya.(Instagram)
Abhishek Bachchan, alongwith wife Aishwarya and Aaradhya.(Instagram)

Abhishek shares a pic of his ‘girls’ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya inside a pool in Maldives

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 10:09 AM IST
Abhishek Bachchan, who is in Maldives to celebrate his 12th wedding anniversary, has shared a new picture of wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya enjoying some quality time inside a pool.
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Mohali: RCB batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers during the Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019)(PTI)
Mohali: RCB batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers during the Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019)(PTI)

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli reveals influence of Anushka Sharma in his life; Speaks about equation with AB de Villiers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 04:09 PM IST
Speaking about the influence of his wife on his approach to the game, Kohli said that this was the best thing to have happened to him.
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Detox your way to a healthier, happier and more energetic you

By Rinky Kapoor | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 10:20 AM IST
In a natural process, our body detoxifies itself every day through the liver and kidneys. However even the ancient practices of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine systems recommend making a determined effort to detoxify the body on a regular basis.
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Happy Valentine’s Day 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

Valentine’s Day 2019: Avoid doing these 7 things on V-Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 11:59 AM IST
Happy Valentine’s Day 2019: Gifts, flowers, messages, letters, balloons, romantic dates, long drives, cosy vacations are a given but how about keeping it simple and real? Read on for the 7 things to avoid this V-Day.
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Amrita Arora turned 41 years old on Thursday.
Amrita Arora turned 41 years old on Thursday.

Amrita Arora turns 41, sister Malaika Arora showers her with love on social media. See pic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2019 06:33 PM IST
Amrita Arora turned 41 on Thursday and her sister Malaika Arora, friends Karisma and Arbaaz wished her on social media.
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Psychiatrists, de-addiction experts and child counsellors in the city have pointed out cases of mobile addiction among children as small as three to four years.(HT/PHOTO)
Psychiatrists, de-addiction experts and child counsellors in the city have pointed out cases of mobile addiction among children as small as three to four years.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune-based psychiatrists see a sharp rise in mobile phone addiction among children, is it time to turn off the gadget?

By Nozia Sayyed | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 04:40 PM IST
De-addiction experts and child counsellors in the city have observed developmental delays, speech delay, and falling grades in school among older children who spend excessive time on cell phones
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A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by his neighbour on Thursday after a scuffle broke out between the two when the victim refused to take the accused out for shopping on his motorcycle in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by his neighbour on Thursday after a scuffle broke out between the two when the victim refused to take the accused out for shopping on his motorcycle in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi teen stabbed to death for refusing to take neighbour Diwali shopping

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 09:06 AM IST
The deceased, Dipak alias Balli, was a resident of the area and the accused, Yogesh, was arrested, they said.
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