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Mindy Kaling’s children have an Indian connection? Here’s what the American actor reveals(Instagram/mindykaling)

Mindy Kaling’s children have an Indian connection? Here’s what the American actor reveals

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Mindy Kaling recently featured on a magazine cover and later, the American actor-director grabbed the attention of fans back in India as she revealed that her children’s names have an Indian connection
Lucky Ali is currently living in his farm in Bengaluru, which his father Mehmood had bought in 1968-69
Lucky Ali is currently living in his farm in Bengaluru, which his father Mehmood had bought in 1968-69

Lucky Ali: Then and now

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 02:27 PM IST
With a happenstance collaboration with a hip-hop crew, Lucky Ali is testing new waters
Tourists in Karnataka forced to travel back 80 kms to pick their trash(Twitter/HolidaysSaffron)
Tourists in Karnataka forced to travel back 80 kms to pick their trash(Twitter/HolidaysSaffron)

Tourists made to go back around 80 km, from Mysore to Kodagu, to clean the trash they left in Karnataka after video goes viral

Kodagu (Karnataka) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 05:45 PM IST
To dispose your trash and clean it too: A video of two tourists littering Karnataka made the police force them back from Madikeri in Mysore to Kodagu to collect the waste they had thrown in the open
As the Indian monsoon plays a crucial role in agriculture, which engages nearly half of the country’s population a possible shift in the rains, as projected by the IIT study, could have a significant impact on agriculture. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
As the Indian monsoon plays a crucial role in agriculture, which engages nearly half of the country’s population a possible shift in the rains, as projected by the IIT study, could have a significant impact on agriculture. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

South India to witness extreme rainfall by end of this century: IIT study

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 11:18 AM IST
The scientists have also projected that extreme rainfall may increase in the Arabian Sea and south-Asian countries, including Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia.
Rain does not just cool the parched earth, it stills the mind too.(Shutterstock)
Rain does not just cool the parched earth, it stills the mind too.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: Philosophical ruminations on a monsoon afternoon

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:06 PM IST
When the monsoon rains pelt down uninhibitedly, though they’ve been relatively sparse this year, the mind tends to become philosophical
Rajinikanth donated Rs 50 lakhs for coronavirus affected film industry employees.(ANI)
Rajinikanth donated Rs 50 lakhs for coronavirus affected film industry employees.(ANI)

Rajinikanth, Suriya, Sivakarthikeyan donate for welfare of film employees amid coronavirus outbreak

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Rajinikanth donated Rs 50 lakhs, while Suriya, Sivakarthikeyan and Vijay Sethupathi gave Rs 10 lakhs each for a film body looking into the welfare of film employees.
Actor Allu Arjun was last seen in the successful Telugi film Ala Vaikunthapurramloo.
Actor Allu Arjun was last seen in the successful Telugi film Ala Vaikunthapurramloo.

Allu Arjun: I can definitely never claim I’m a self-made person

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Actor Allu Arjun credits father, producer Allu Aravind, for introducing him into show business, adding, however, that the important responsibility of impressing the audience was only on his shoulders.
Recently, Shanu Suresh got an opportunity to present at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Recently, Shanu Suresh got an opportunity to present at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Multi-faceted Shanu Suresh is open to challenges

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Her TV programme, Page 3, on Kappa TV has been a huge favorite among her audience. With about 70,000 followers on her Instagram page, Shanu is taking up a new role, that of social media influencer.
The incident occurred on October 9, 2018 in Bedakam (Kasaragod district) and the investigation and trial were completed in 13 months.(FILE PHOTO.)
The incident occurred on October 9, 2018 in Bedakam (Kasaragod district) and the investigation and trial were completed in 13 months.(FILE PHOTO.)

Man sentenced to life term in jail for raping minor Dalit girl in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 06:38 PM IST
After the verdict, the public prosecutor said this was the first judgment in South India after the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act passed by Parliament in August this year.
MDMK leader Vaiko wants the Supreme Court to set up a bench in South India for the convenience of litigants.(ANI)
MDMK leader Vaiko wants the Supreme Court to set up a bench in South India for the convenience of litigants.(ANI)

Vaiko appeals for Supreme Court bench in South India

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Vaiko said the Chief Justice of India could approach the President under Article 130 to set up a bench of the Supreme Court in South India.
A graphic novel, a chronicle of three generations, and stories from tea plantations -- all that on this week’s reading list!(HT Team)
A graphic novel, a chronicle of three generations, and stories from tea plantations -- all that on this week’s reading list!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 09:34 PM IST
This week’s reading list includes a graphic retelling of a terrible conflict, a chronicle of the lives of three generations of sex workers, and a collection of stories from the tea plantations of south India
White is now slowly finding favour as Indian wedding wear (Location Courtesy: Fairmont Jaipur; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Models: Tanya Bhardwaj (79models), Vani Verma (Vagavoom) and Dushyant Raghuvanshi; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain. Gown, Frontier Raas; earrings, Soni Sapphire; ring, Resa Fine Jewellery)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)
White is now slowly finding favour as Indian wedding wear (Location Courtesy: Fairmont Jaipur; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Models: Tanya Bhardwaj (79models), Vani Verma (Vagavoom) and Dushyant Raghuvanshi; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain. Gown, Frontier Raas; earrings, Soni Sapphire; ring, Resa Fine Jewellery)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)

Wedding Special: How to wear white at an Indian wedding

Hindustan Times | By Sarah Mirza
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 11:20 PM IST
While the world separates virginal from white, here’s how the traditional Indian bride has accepted it as a colour of celebration
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the perception that only Hindi can unite the country is completely wrong(Facebook/Pinarayi Vijayan)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the perception that only Hindi can unite the country is completely wrong(Facebook/Pinarayi Vijayan)

‘New battlefield’: Pinarayi Vijayan hits out at Amit Shah over Hindi tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Amit Shah’s tweet on ‘Hindi Diwas’ that a common language would become “the mark of India’s identity globally” had sparked a firestorm of protest in South India.
Rakul Preet Singh seen at a recording studio at Juhu in Mumbai.(IANS)
Rakul Preet Singh seen at a recording studio at Juhu in Mumbai.(IANS)

Rakul Preet Singh says she doesn’t know Bhojpuri actors, can’t expect Bollywood people to know her

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Actor Rakul Preet Singh thinks it’s perfectly understandable if Bollywood as an industry doesn’t know her yet, because the bulk of her work has been done in the south Indian industry.
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late Jayalalithaa had launched the Amma Canteens in 2013. The canteens have now lost their sheen due to official apathy and lack of the required patronage.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late Jayalalithaa had launched the Amma Canteens in 2013. The canteens have now lost their sheen due to official apathy and lack of the required patronage.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Launched amid fanfare, South India’s subsidized canteens remain neglected

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/Hyderabad/Chennai | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, MC Rajan and Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 03:42 PM IST
Modelled on the Amma Canteen launched by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, there are 191 canteens across Bengaluru that provide breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10 and have proved very popular among city residents, with an estimated 15 crore meals having been served over the past two years, according to the BBMP.
The terror suspect is likely to be handed over to the Tamil Nadu police, investigating the latest terror threat in South India.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The terror suspect is likely to be handed over to the Tamil Nadu police, investigating the latest terror threat in South India.(GETTY IMAGES.)

Terror suspect held in Kochi, high alert continues in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Both states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, were on high alert for the last three days in view of intelligence reports that six Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including one from Pakistan and a native of Kerala had entered Tamil Nadu.
Archbishop of Canterbury and a leading figure in the British establishment.(HT Photo)
Archbishop of Canterbury and a leading figure in the British establishment.(HT Photo)

Top UK church leader to push for Article 25 on India visit

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Visiting at the invitation of the United Churches of North and South India, Welby, 63, will be accompanied by his wife and will travel to in Kottayam, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Medak, Jabalpur, Kolkata and Amritsar from August 31 to September 10.
Agencies had warned Kerala that at least 15 IS militants had set off from the Sri Lankan coast on a fishing vessel and they were headed towards either Kerala or Lakshadweep.(HT PHOTO)
Agencies had warned Kerala that at least 15 IS militants had set off from the Sri Lankan coast on a fishing vessel and they were headed towards either Kerala or Lakshadweep.(HT PHOTO)

Kerala on high alert after intel agencies warn of possible terror attack

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 06:55 PM IST
The IS network in South India suffered a serious setback following a series of arrests from Kerala and Tamil Nadu after the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from Bharat.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from Bharat.

Bharat box office day one: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif film registers fourth highest opening of all time, earns Rs 42.3 crore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif’s Bharat has made an opening collection of Rs 42.3 crore, becoming Salman’s biggest Eid opener.
You do get chaat in South Indian cities, but it’s always treated like an import(iStock)
You do get chaat in South Indian cities, but it’s always treated like an import(iStock)

Chaat: From UP to Mumbai to the South

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:44 PM IST
Why does South India have no chaat tradition? And is it now importing one from Mumbai?
Shri Bala’s speciality is food like this Asaivam or non- vegetarian thali
Shri Bala’s speciality is food like this Asaivam or non- vegetarian thali

Historical food

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 08:34 PM IST
What did Indians eat 1,000 years ago? Was it very different from modern Indian food? Actually: no. I was surprised by how similar it was
Marks & Spencer made a vegan wrap, and called it a ‘biriyani’!
Marks & Spencer made a vegan wrap, and called it a ‘biriyani’!

When does a roti become a biryani?

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 09:10 PM IST
Answer: When a British chain sells a vegan wrap and calls it a biryani! Understanding the mislabelling of Indian food abroad
The regional disparity in India’s population pyramid is increasing according to a research note by Soumya Kanti Ghosh.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
The regional disparity in India’s population pyramid is increasing according to a research note by Soumya Kanti Ghosh.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

Demographic shift impacts South India

New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 05:12 PM IST
The regional disparity in India’s population pyramid is increasing according to a research note by Soumya Kanti Ghosh, chief economic advisor of the State Bank of India (SBI).
Restaurants selling idlis, dosas, vadas sprang up in the second half of the 20th century(Shutterstock)
Restaurants selling idlis, dosas, vadas sprang up in the second half of the 20th century(Shutterstock)

Whose idli is it, anyway?

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 11:02 PM IST
Idli and sambhar are the most popular dishes from South India, but nobody can still say with certainty how either dish was created
Many dishes in Kerala get their sourness from tamarind and a variety of other ingredients, including raw mango(iStock)
Many dishes in Kerala get their sourness from tamarind and a variety of other ingredients, including raw mango(iStock)

The sour divide between North and South

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 12:13 AM IST
Do you like sour flavours? It may have something to do with which part of India you come from
Does your name ever stress you out? I’ve seen many who are not happy with what their parents named them.
Does your name ever stress you out? I’ve seen many who are not happy with what their parents named them.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Does your name stress you out?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 04:45 PM IST
If you are stuck with a name that reflects your parents’ sense of humour, this is for you.
A man wades through water after arriving to inspect his flood affected house in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in Kerala on August 27.(AP Photo)
A man wades through water after arriving to inspect his flood affected house in Kuttanad, Alappuzha in Kerala on August 27.(AP Photo)

In South India, some need water, many lost to floods

Hindustan Times, Chennai/Bengaluru/Hyderabad | By M Manikandan, Srinivas Rao Apparasu, Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 08:03 AM IST
Half of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka suffered from less rainfall; in nearby Kerala, around 10 lakh people lost their home due to excess water.
Men take a small boat to travel across flood waters past a marooned farm building to reach their homes in Pandanad in Alappuzha district in Kerala on August 21.(AFP Photo)
Men take a small boat to travel across flood waters past a marooned farm building to reach their homes in Pandanad in Alappuzha district in Kerala on August 21.(AFP Photo)

Soon, another radar to help predict severe weather in Kerala

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 10:57 PM IST
Along with the existing radars in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, the new one will help the Indian Meteorological Department monitor the entire state of Kerala.
Independence Day 2018: Here’s a selection of best of South Indian recipes.(Shutterstock)
Independence Day 2018: Here’s a selection of best of South Indian recipes.(Shutterstock)

Independence Day 2018: 17 traditional recipes from South India you need to try now

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 07:57 PM IST
Independence Day 2018: From Pongal to Kesari and Pal Payasam to Chicken Chettinad, we’ve got the best of South Indian cuisine for you. To make it easy, we’ve classified them into snacks and chutneys, curries and desserts.
Modak is a popular preparation in Maharashtra.(Shutterstock)
Modak is a popular preparation in Maharashtra.(Shutterstock)

This Independence Day, try these famous delicacies from different parts of the country

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 02:50 PM IST
From Rajasthan’s famous ghevar to murukku from South India. Try these tasty treats this Independence Day.
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