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Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how much time you want to spend on social media platforms.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Random Forays: The Social Dilemma is actually personal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 10:56 AM IST
The Popular Netflix film highlights the specific quandary that we the people face in today’s social media driven time capsule, but ultimately our lives are impacted by the choices we make
The government has argued that a V-shaped recovery is underway in the economy. But almost all institutional and private forecasts do not support this claim(PTI)
The government has argued that a V-shaped recovery is underway in the economy. But almost all institutional and private forecasts do not support this claim(PTI)

A reality check on the economy | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Economic data presents a challenging picture. Don’t delay a second stimulus
An average hospitalisation case in India cost Rs 16,676 and Rs 26,475 in rural and urban areas, respectively. The average monthly wage of a regular worker — the best employment category in India — was Rs 15,504(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
An average hospitalisation case in India cost Rs 16,676 and Rs 26,475 in rural and urban areas, respectively. The average monthly wage of a regular worker — the best employment category in India — was Rs 15,504(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

A reality check of the health sector

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Factor in findings on infections, hospitalisation in policymaking
Mahima hopes that people don’t just think about the pandemic and become insensitive.(Photo: instagram)
Mahima hopes that people don’t just think about the pandemic and become insensitive.(Photo: instagram)

My health scare gave me a reality check about people: Mahima

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Actor Mahima Makwana talks about apathetic behaviour she experienced when she was feeling unwell during a shoot
Oedipus and Antigone during the plague in Thebes, by Eugene-Ernest Hillemacher (1818-1887).(De Agostini via Getty Images)
Oedipus and Antigone during the plague in Thebes, by Eugene-Ernest Hillemacher (1818-1887).(De Agostini via Getty Images)

Essay: On the future of reading and writing under the shadow of the pandemic by Saikat Majumdar

Hindustan Times | By Saikat Majumdar
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:59 AM IST
In a flash of dystopian lightning, the real has turned unreal, and the fictitious has morphed into reality.
Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Be it by way of single-use products, increased sanitation or disposable tools, salons are likely to take multiple measures post-lockdown to ensure hassle-free experiences for customers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Lockdown blues: Waiting for your salon appointment, aren’t you?

Hindustan Times | By Radhika Bhirani
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 01:59 PM IST
A joke’s going around - once the lockdown ends, we’ll know everyone’s real hair colour! Even as several men and women have made do the au naturel look, they’re also pining to avail salon services to take care of bushy eyebrows, fuzzy facial hair, brittle nails and unruly hair.
An NGO, Yuvsatta, in association with Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (CSACS) and Earth Day Network India organised a ‘Corona Virus (COVID-19) Awareness Walk’ in which 40 volunteers of the NGO participated.(Keshav Singh/HT)
An NGO, Yuvsatta, in association with Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (CSACS) and Earth Day Network India organised a ‘Corona Virus (COVID-19) Awareness Walk’ in which 40 volunteers of the NGO participated.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Coronavirus spread: Some coaching centres found open in Chandigarh’s Sector 17

Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Most of the coaching centres have suspended classes, however, many students are still visiting them in small groups
Bigg Boss 13 day 137 written update episode 137 February 12: While Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz accept their relationship, adding it remains to be seen how things turn out outside the house, Mahira insisted she is only friends with Paras.
Bigg Boss 13 day 137 written update episode 137 February 12: While Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz accept their relationship, adding it remains to be seen how things turn out outside the house, Mahira insisted she is only friends with Paras.

Bigg Boss 13 day 137 written update episode 137 February 12: Mahira says she is only friends with Paras, Shehnaaz says she is attracted to Sidharth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:45 PM IST
Bigg Boss 13 day 137 written update episode 137 February 12: Check out the top highlights from tonight’s episode.
Australia's captain Aaron Finch(AP)
Australia's captain Aaron Finch(AP)

India vs Australia: ‘India will fight back no doubt’ - Aaron Finch

Rajkot | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:14 PM IST
While lauding his bowlers for their superb show in the middle overs, Finch hinted that Josh Hazzlewood could get a chance in the second ODI by resting either Pat Cummins or Mitchell Starc.
India were smashed by Australia(HT Collage)
India were smashed by Australia(HT Collage)

‘India humiliated, Kohli cannot come in 28th over’: Akhtar gives advice - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Ind vs Aus: Speaking after the loss, former Pakistan quick Shoaib Akhtar labelled the performance as embarrassing and said that the hosts were humiliated
GURGAON-INDIA- Arjun Prasad of India pictured on Thursday November 14, 2019 during round one of the USD$ 400.000 Panasonic Open India at the Classic Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India.(Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour.)
GURGAON-INDIA- Arjun Prasad of India pictured on Thursday November 14, 2019 during round one of the USD$ 400.000 Panasonic Open India at the Classic Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India.(Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour.)

Amid smog, Prasad tries to put behind poor season

Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 08:37 AM IST
A quick learner, a trait he’s shown since he took to golf at eight, proof of Prasad’s growing maturity lay in the birdie on the 15th.

HT reality check: Delhi residents speak on post Diwali pollution spike

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:15 PM IST
As pollution levels spike in the capital following Diwali, Hindustan Times spoke to people who were out for morning walks in the capital, to get a sense of how pollution is affecting them.
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

Fitness, history lessons on this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 08:40 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli interacts with media during a press conference.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli interacts with media during a press conference.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

ICC World Cup 2019: Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are pillars of our attack - Virat Kohli

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Kuldeep was dropped from the Kolkata Knight Riders team during last month’s Indian Premier League (IPL) because of poor form but Kohli felt it was a good reality check for the 24-year-old.
Chennai: CSK's bowler Imran Tahir celebrates after taking wicket of DC's batsman Axar Patel(PTI)
Chennai: CSK's bowler Imran Tahir celebrates after taking wicket of DC's batsman Axar Patel(PTI)

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni speaks about the Imran Tahir celebration - Not coming to him after he picks a wicket

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 12:42 PM IST
The skipper has made it absolutely clear that he, along with Shane Watson, will never go after Tahir and wait for him to come back before congratulating him on the wicket.
A scene from the movie Kalank
A scene from the movie Kalank

The fantasy of Kalank gets a reality check

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 11:53 PM IST
While Gully Boy — based on real life — holds out credible hope, Kalank is a reminder of the ugliness we’re capable of
Aparshakti Khurana(HT File)
Aparshakti Khurana(HT File)

Made in Chandigarh: I come home for my friends, family and mom’s food, says Aparshakti Khurana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ribha Sood
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 04:07 PM IST
Actor Aparshakti says he can handle roles of small-town characters with ease because he grew up in Chandigarh
Charbagh station Toilet in Lucknow(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Charbagh station Toilet in Lucknow(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Charbagh railway station toilets have a high ‘clean quotient’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 09:42 AM IST
PLEASANT SURPRISE: Charbagh station is one of the busiest railway stations across India. But the toilets here paint a spic and span picture, shows a status check of the campus by HT as part of an exercise to assess the condition of washrooms in government establishments
The toilets located in common places outside the department buildings are the most neglected .(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
The toilets located in common places outside the department buildings are the most neglected .(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

Soiled toilets put off Lucknow University students

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 01:33 PM IST
Amid the beautiful buildings in the sprawling Lucknow University, the toilets stand out as a sore thumb, simply because they are unbearably filthy. Whether located inside the departments or in a common place, unclean toilets littered with filth are a challenge to use.
Manchester United's Norwegian caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) reacts during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Old Trafford.(AFP)
Manchester United's Norwegian caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) reacts during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Old Trafford.(AFP)

Champions League: Manchester United given a ‘reality check’ by PSG, admits Solskjaer

Agence France-Presse | By AGP
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Solskjaer was beaten for the first time in 12 matches as United’s interim manager as second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe rocked Old Trafford.
India vs West Indies, highlights, 3rd ODI in Pune: West Indies defeated India in Pune.(AFP)
India vs West Indies, highlights, 3rd ODI in Pune: West Indies defeated India in Pune.(AFP)

India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI in Pune, highlights: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 08:58 AM IST

Highlights: West Indies beat India by 43 runs in the third one-day international in Pune on Saturday to level the five-match ODI series 1-1. Chasing 284 for victory, India were bowled out for 240 in 47.4 overs despite skipper Virat Kohli’s 107 off 119 balls.Part-time spinner Marlon Samuels claimed three wickets while skipper Jason Holder, fellow paceman Obed McCoy and spinner Ashley Nurse took two each. Earlier, a late cameo by Ashley Nurse guided West Indies to 283 for nine after Shai Hope’s 95. Follow India-West Indies highlights below -

Barely a week after the Amritsar rail tragedy, a school girl is unmindful of the approaching train as she crosses the tracks in Jalandhar on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Barely a week after the Amritsar rail tragedy, a school girl is unmindful of the approaching train as she crosses the tracks in Jalandhar on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Death on tracks in Punjab, no lessons learnt from Amritsar train tragedy

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:12 AM IST
A week on, HT ran a reality check across Punjab to find that people, young and old, have learnt no lesson and continue to flout safety norms by crossing closed railway crossings or walking on tracks despite the rail traffic.
Optmists have a tendency to overestimate their chances of doing well and underestimate their probability of failure.(Shutterstock)
Optmists have a tendency to overestimate their chances of doing well and underestimate their probability of failure.(Shutterstock)

Why optimists tend to make poor business decisions

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Optimism may not be a good thing if you are involved in business, according to a new study, which shows that pessimists are less likely to proceed with unpromising entrepreneurial ventures.
Aparshakti Khurana says that the best part about having a sibling in the film industry is that he runs out of reality checks (Styling by J Samuel; make-up by Mahesh J Zende; hair by Irfan of Team Hakim’s Aalim. Outfit, Seba Anthony; shoes, Paul Smith)(Gaurav Batra)
Aparshakti Khurana says that the best part about having a sibling in the film industry is that he runs out of reality checks (Styling by J Samuel; make-up by Mahesh J Zende; hair by Irfan of Team Hakim’s Aalim. Outfit, Seba Anthony; shoes, Paul Smith)(Gaurav Batra)

“I’d swipe right for Meghan Markle on Tinder”: Aparshakti Khurana

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 10:46 PM IST
The actor talks about his radio days, venturing into movies and his favourite childhood moments
(From left to right) Vaibhav Kankhar, Class 10 student; Edward Pereira, owner, Dutch Palace; Edward’s manager Ravi Kankhar and Edward’s son Nathan Pereira with their electric bikes at Dutch Palace on Monday.(Saumya James/HT PHOTO)
(From left to right) Vaibhav Kankhar, Class 10 student; Edward Pereira, owner, Dutch Palace; Edward’s manager Ravi Kankhar and Edward’s son Nathan Pereira with their electric bikes at Dutch Palace on Monday.(Saumya James/HT PHOTO)

#HTSpotlight: How electric vehicle owners are beating the petrol price hike in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari and Roopesh Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 02:14 PM IST
While zero pollution is a big factor for electric vehicles, with prices of petrol skyrocketing, the magic is now in the numbers
Addressing selected leaders at the party’s brainstorming meeting last week, NCP chief Sharad Pawar informed his colleagues that the party would prefer equal number of seats in alliance with the Congress.(HT File Photo)
Addressing selected leaders at the party’s brainstorming meeting last week, NCP chief Sharad Pawar informed his colleagues that the party would prefer equal number of seats in alliance with the Congress.(HT File Photo)

NCP’s ‘50% challenge’ for Congress

Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:19 PM IST
After the rout in 2014 elections, both the parties realised they need to join hands, as their voter base is largely the same
No Stretcher? Parents ferrying their kid( who had a fracture) in a rickshaw after treatment at Mal CHC.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
No Stretcher? Parents ferrying their kid( who had a fracture) in a rickshaw after treatment at Mal CHC.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)

UP: PHC, CHC staff wary of handling snakebite cases

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 01:36 PM IST
A reality check at the health centres in the periphery of the state capital revealed that primary health centres (PHCs) avoided taking such cases, while the community health centres (CHCs) issued a warning that patients might be referred to another hospital as the existing facilities did not match those available in higher centres.
Vicky Kaushal will be seen next in Anurag Kashyap’s directorial Manmarziyaan.
Vicky Kaushal will be seen next in Anurag Kashyap’s directorial Manmarziyaan.

Vicky Kaushal on his bond with Anurag Kashyap: It has changed from being a mentor to a friend

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Actor Vicky Kaushal says that Anurag Kashyap is always there whenever he needs him. He is also the one Vicky can turn to for honest feedback
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this weekend
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this weekend

Lust Stories on this week’s watch list #BrunchWTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 07:06 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
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