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Women and children begging at the light point at Sector 22 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh our take: Stop begging in tricity at any cost

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Given that the tricity is also coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, to have people subsisting on meagre earnings from begging, living in unhygienic conditions and sleeping in the open is clearly an invitation to disaster.
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
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)
Hasan Minhaj talks about Kashmir in his latest episode of Patriot Act.
Hasan Minhaj talks about Kashmir in his latest episode of Patriot Act.

Anupam Kher reacts to Hasan Minhaj’s take on Kashmir and Article 370, says ‘Would love you to see another truth about Kashmir’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Anupam Kher talks about the situation that Kashmir Pandits faced during their exodus from the valley, in reaction to Hasan Minhaj’s statements on Kashmir.
State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research is ushering in a dramatic change to the manner in which students will be taught to pronounce, learn and study numericals in Marathi above 20.
State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research is ushering in a dramatic change to the manner in which students will be taught to pronounce, learn and study numericals in Marathi above 20.

Read it like you write it: Textbook’s new take on numbers in Marathi

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:46 AM IST
The state book publisher, ‘Balbharati’, has introduced this new reading style in all Class 2 Marathi Mathematics textbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Like fitness seekers who buy the shoes and download the apps, writers motivate themselves with their fancy diaries and writing software(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Like fitness seekers who buy the shoes and download the apps, writers motivate themselves with their fancy diaries and writing software(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: A quirky take on how writers write

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 01:22 AM IST
Coleridge used opium. Hemingway alcohol. Dickens did it standing up. It’s interesting to read how writers get their writing done!
Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha said that Priyanka Gandhi held no political achievement.(ANI Photo)
Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha said that Priyanka Gandhi held no political achievement.(ANI Photo)

‘Votes can’t be won on beautiful faces’: Bihar minister on Priyanka Gandhi

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Before her appointment on Wednesday, Priyanka Gandhi has limited her political activities only in two parliamentary constituencies of Amethi and Rae Bareli.
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

A hilarious take on Bollywood to watch: This week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 09:13 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Ram Gopal Varma calls Sri Reddy a national celebrity.
Ram Gopal Varma calls Sri Reddy a national celebrity.

We can suspend Sri Reddy for her cheap gimmicks, says MAA; RGV offers his take

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 07:00 PM IST
Ram Gopal Varma took to Twitter and called Telugu actor Sri Reddy a national celebrity.
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