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Arunima Mehndiratta (above), a Class 7 student of DAV Public School, Sreshtha Vihar.

Book Zone: ‘The Trials of Apollo: Readers of fantasy fiction must enjoy it’

By Arunima Mehndiratta
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:52 PM IST
After reading this book, I learnt a lot about Greek history in a fun way, writes Arunima Mehndiratta, a Class 7 student of DAV Public School, Sreshtha Vihar
Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

Fantasy, Fun and Friendship: All for young readers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:43 PM IST
These include a hilarious novel of friendship and family secrets, a heartwarming story about learning love that is never lost, and a true one of sacrificing everything for family.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Tales of courage, patriotism to inspire young readers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 04:37 PM IST
The biography of Martin Luther King Jr., that reminds the world of what is doable at the time of utter darkness, is very motivating. So are the stories of flying officer MP Anil Kumar and the struggles of the differentlyabled.
The car that sparked a debate: Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador.(Hindustan Times)
The car that sparked a debate: Advocate Ranjit Malhotra with his Ambassador.(Hindustan Times)

Readers’ take: What’s the harm in being driven by creativity?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 10:45 PM IST
Nothing gives the human heart more pleasure than a colourful piece of art, but while a section of HT Chandigarh readers says creativity can find expression just about anywhere from walls of buildings to vehicles, others feel nothing should be done to distract drivers and risk accidents
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

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
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
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)

Readers’ take: Lessons from Covid, chart a new course for students with care

UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:03 AM IST
As there is nothing certain about the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Union HRD ministry and UT education department should start planning for long-term closure of schools, prune the syllabus to retain all that is essential and critical to learning and tweak online pedagogy to promote active learner engagement and development, suggest readers
Owners need to take responsibility for their pets.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Owners need to take responsibility for their pets.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Readers’ take: With pet care comes responsibility

UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 10:30 PM IST
CANINE CALL Owning a pet requires responsible care and handling, so owners should ensure their dogs are well trained and vaccinated for the safety of the people around them. That said, the administrations of the tricity should also ensure that the population of stray dogs is controlled and shelters built for them, say readers
Two wheeler riders struggle to get through a waterlogged spot in Sector 9 after a heavy spell of rain in June this year.(HT Photo)
Two wheeler riders struggle to get through a waterlogged spot in Sector 9 after a heavy spell of rain in June this year.(HT Photo)

Readers’ take: Chandigarh not geared up for monsoon this year

UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 11:16 PM IST
FATED TO BE INUNDATED It’s still not too late to gear up for the monsoon. Problem spots where waterlogging is reported regularly can be cleared on priority, waste piling up near drains removed and sewerage system checked for any defects, suggest Hindustan Times readers
Parents protest in Chandigarh against fees charged by a private school during the lockdown period.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Parents protest in Chandigarh against fees charged by a private school during the lockdown period.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

Reader’s Take: ‘Private schools should make spends public’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:15 AM IST
Any private institute working for its students’ welfare and not interested in ‘profiteering’ from education should not worry about uploading its balance sheets on websites, say Chandigarh residents
A hospital in Panchkula recently billed a woman Rs18,000 for PPE kits of seven health workers attending to the birth of her child, including two PPE kits for the infant.(Representative photo/HT)
A hospital in Panchkula recently billed a woman Rs18,000 for PPE kits of seven health workers attending to the birth of her child, including two PPE kits for the infant.(Representative photo/HT)
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The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)
The litfest movement in India springs from the pioneering JLF. Starting as part of another festival in 2006, and becoming a stand-alone event in 2008, JLF has grown into the world’s biggest literary festival(Prabhakar Sharma\HIndustan Times)

What litfests mean to writers and readers | Opinion

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Litfests perform the very important function of promoting reading. In this visually-saturated era, when many think that television has killed books and radio, it’s important to keep both of them alive to stimulate our imagination
School is where children learn that they have to read. Home is where kids learn to read because they want to. It’s where they learn to love to read.”(Unsplash)
School is where children learn that they have to read. Home is where kids learn to read because they want to. It’s where they learn to love to read.”(Unsplash)

New book, How To Raise A Reader, gives advice on which books to read and avoid

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:49 PM IST
Authors Pamela Paul and Maria Russo are parents themselves, as well as editors of The New York Times Book Review, and they draw on their experience in both realms in writing this book.
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Back to School: Books for young readers to help develop creativity, motor skills and a sound personality

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Children learn from what they observe around them, their family members, teachers and other influences, hence, inculcating a habit of reading from an early stage is imperative.
Authors like PL Deshpande, Shankar Patil, Suhas Shirwalkar and Baba Kadam helped publisher gain good margins and retain a steady incomeooks in a library.(HT PHOTO)
Authors like PL Deshpande, Shankar Patil, Suhas Shirwalkar and Baba Kadam helped publisher gain good margins and retain a steady incomeooks in a library.(HT PHOTO)

PILF 2018:Marathi readers want more of everything

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 02:54 PM IST
Publishing has been influenced by globalisation and readers want more of everything. All the publishers agreed that this has indeed been a good year for publishers, except for Champanerkar who felt that although it showed signs of a good year it wasn’t completely satisfying.
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Note to readers

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 05:46 PM IST
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Note to readers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Actor Sidharth Malhotra is nominated in the Most Stylish Actor - Readers’ Choice category.(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Actor Sidharth Malhotra is nominated in the Most Stylish Actor - Readers’ Choice category.(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

Readers’ choice: Meet the nominees for the Most Stylish actors in Bollywood

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 06:23 PM IST
Who is your favourite star? Here’s your chance to pick the HT Most Stylish actor/actress in the Readers’ Choice category
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Note to readers

None | By HT Correspondent, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 04:48 PM IST
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Note to readers

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 03:33 PM IST
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