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Mahita Nagaraj was recently invited to interact with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to share her experience

HT Brunch Social Media Star of the Week: Mahita Nagaraj

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:12 AM IST
This single mum from Bengaluru created a community of over 55,000 volunteers to help those stuck due to lockdown
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The number of deaths due to the infection has come down drastically lately as the spread of the infection has slowed down(REUTERS)
The number of deaths due to the infection has come down drastically lately as the spread of the infection has slowed down(REUTERS)

For two weeks, Pune reports single digit Covid deaths a day

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The city’s case fatality rate as of Sunday was zero per cent as no deaths were reported in 24 hours by the state
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Chef Bani Nanda’s post celebrates her chief electrician, Om Prakash, who respects her and her work
Chef Bani Nanda’s post celebrates her chief electrician, Om Prakash, who respects her and her work

Social Media Star of the Week: Chef Bani Nanda

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The chef-owner whose post highlights the casual sexism females in the business face
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London-based Karishma is using her Instagram account to fight conventional ideas of beauty
London-based Karishma is using her Instagram account to fight conventional ideas of beauty

HT Brunch Social Media Star of the Week: Karishma Leckraz

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:49 AM IST
Vanity bedamned! This 27-year-old is using social media to raise awareness about eczema
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Voters waiting to exercise their franchise during the seventh phase of the District Development Council elections at Kokernag in south Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Voters waiting to exercise their franchise during the seventh phase of the District Development Council elections at Kokernag in south Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Kashmir to get more snow next week as harsh winter period starts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Gulmarg was the coldest in Kashmir at minus 11 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam froze at minus 7.4 degrees, while Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.8 degrees and Jammu was cold at 5 degrees.
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(Clockwise from top left) Gayatri, a Tamil Brahmin and Milan, a Mallu Christian married each other after a decade-long wait; Saheli Maity and Yogesh talk about overcoming their personal differences in their story; Kalki and her partner, Guy Hershberg share their cross-country love story; Sudipa and Tridip Mandal, an inter-caste couple, narrate their secret wedding; Alisha and Abhiraj Purandare’s tale is about embracing each other’s religious customs; and Sreeya Sen and Vikram D’Souza speak about overcoming an unconventional age gap with their tale!
(Clockwise from top left) Gayatri, a Tamil Brahmin and Milan, a Mallu Christian married each other after a decade-long wait; Saheli Maity and Yogesh talk about overcoming their personal differences in their story; Kalki and her partner, Guy Hershberg share their cross-country love story; Sudipa and Tridip Mandal, an inter-caste couple, narrate their secret wedding; Alisha and Abhiraj Purandare’s tale is about embracing each other’s religious customs; and Sreeya Sen and Vikram D’Souza speak about overcoming an unconventional age gap with their tale!

HT Brunch Social Media Star of the Week: India Love Project

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The Instagram page that is promoting love without barriers with their sweet and impactful posts
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Actor Saloni Chopra called out misogyny on social media on International Men’s Day with her post
Actor Saloni Chopra called out misogyny on social media on International Men’s Day with her post

Social Media Star of the Week: Saloni Chopra

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:36 PM IST
On International Men’s Day, the actor found a unique way of calling out misogyny
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Yajat Dhingra is a student, model and content creator; (Inset) A screenshot of the emotionally-charged video he put out recently
Yajat Dhingra is a student, model and content creator; (Inset) A screenshot of the emotionally-charged video he put out recently

Social Media Star of The Week: Yajat Dhingra

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:59 AM IST
This 19-year-old from Gurugram fought embarrassment and anxiety to go public with a disturbing personal incident, and became an inspiration
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The independent social media journalist’s calm, composed, yet firm request to a politician to not address her as ‘dear’ during a live interview makes her HT Brunch’s Social Media Star of the Week
The independent social media journalist’s calm, composed, yet firm request to a politician to not address her as ‘dear’ during a live interview makes her HT Brunch’s Social Media Star of the Week

Social media star of the week: Faye D’Souza

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:19 AM IST
The independent Instagram journalist wins this week for politely but firmly telling an interviewee, “Sir, please don’t call me ‘dear’!”
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Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump
Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump

Social Media Star of the Week: Mayur ‘Vivkamunand Mix’ Jumani

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Meet the 28-year-old creator of the Donald Trup mash-up who has many more humorous songs to his credit
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Saransh Goila’s videos with his mother cooking Sindhi food are a huge hit on social media
Saransh Goila’s videos with his mother cooking Sindhi food are a huge hit on social media

Social media star of the week: Saransh Goila

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Instagram’s #SadakChef famous for his Butter Chicken now has a new focus: his love for his mother and Sindhi food!
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(For representational images)
(For representational images)

Delhi-Kullu flight now 7 days a week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Earlier this year, flights were cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic
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Elizabeth Keyton, is an English language teacher from Georgia, USA
Elizabeth Keyton, is an English language teacher from Georgia, USA

Social media star of the week: Eli Kutty

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:08 AM IST
Meet Elizabeth Keyton, the American teacher who’s been learning (and, invariably teaching) Malayalam on Instagram
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Vishesh Khanna with his wife Priyanka Thakur and daughters Samaira Khanna, 8, and Mahira Khanna, 4
Vishesh Khanna with his wife Priyanka Thakur and daughters Samaira Khanna, 8, and Mahira Khanna, 4

Social Media Star of the week: Vishesh Khanna

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:41 AM IST
This week’s award goes to a corporate cricketer whose fun sporting tricks made his following rise from 600 to 20k!
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(From left) The servers in Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsar; Bundoo Khan, Global Village in Dubai and Kwality Restaurant, Delhi
(From left) The servers in Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsar; Bundoo Khan, Global Village in Dubai and Kwality Restaurant, Delhi

Social media star of the week: Mister Tikku

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Meet the jovial Sardar who photographs the real soul of a restaurant: waiters, not the food
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Expect haze in Chandigarh in the next few days.(HT photo)
Expect haze in Chandigarh in the next few days.(HT photo)

Hazy conditions expected through the week in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:03 AM IST
Easterlies active in region; dry weather likely to lead to poor visibility, rise in temperatures, forecasts India Meteorological Department
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A murder mystery set in Delhi and a popular psychology title rule the bestseller lists this week.(HT Team)
A murder mystery set in Delhi and a popular psychology title rule the bestseller lists this week.(HT Team)

HT-Nielsen Bestseller list for Week 40, 2020

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:37 PM IST
The bestselling books in the Indian English market for the week ending October 3, 2020
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Expect the district courts in Chandigarh to begin physical hearings by next week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Expect the district courts in Chandigarh to begin physical hearings by next week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)

50% physical hearings likely in Chandigarh district courts by next week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:48 PM IST
Plastic sheets are being placed inside courtrooms and other Covid-19 related precautionary arrangements are being made in the court premises
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(From left) Hansika, 15, Krishna Kumar, 52, Sindhu Krishna, 48, Ahaana, 24, Ishaani,19, and (seated in front) Diya, 22 on the latter’s 22nd birthday earlier this year
(From left) Hansika, 15, Krishna Kumar, 52, Sindhu Krishna, 48, Ahaana, 24, Ishaani,19, and (seated in front) Diya, 22 on the latter’s 22nd birthday earlier this year

Brunch Social Media Stars Of The Week: The Krishna Kumars

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:36 AM IST
This family of six are the newest “YouTube family” to all have 100k subscribers each!
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The books that topped the Indian English bestseller lists in Week 39 of 2020.(HT Team)
The books that topped the Indian English bestseller lists in Week 39 of 2020.(HT Team)

The HT Nielsen Bestseller list for the week ending 26th September

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Alex Michaelides and Jay Shetty dominate the Indian English bestseller list this week
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The Punjab and Haryana high court order on Wednesday covers any FIR registered against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for any ‘crime’ committed by him during his entire service period.(HT file photo)
The Punjab and Haryana high court order on Wednesday covers any FIR registered against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for any ‘crime’ committed by him during his entire service period.(HT file photo)

Give week’s notice before arrest: High court tells Punjab on plea of ex-DGP Saini

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:30 AM IST
In his plea, Sumedh Singh Saini sought that the interim order passed in October 2018 be extended to his entire service record as the state’s agencies are “hell bent on implicating” him
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Residents queuing up to collect water from a tanker at Ward number 31 in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Residents queuing up to collect water from a tanker at Ward number 31 in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Damaged supply line: Ludhiana’s Wards 29, 31 go without water for a week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The supply line was damaged by construction workers; MC has failed to repair it so far
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Gaurav with his wife Ritu Rathee, also an airline pilot, and their daughter, nicknamed Rasbhari
Gaurav with his wife Ritu Rathee, also an airline pilot, and their daughter, nicknamed Rasbhari

Influencer of the week: Meet Gaurav Taneja, the YouTuber and pilot who almost brought an airline down

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:00 AM IST
The weekly award to the 34-year-old YouTuber, aka the Flying Beast for calling out his former employer. Read on to know why
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Koli, 27, has 5.5 million subscribers on YouTube, 2.1 million Insta followers and 51 fan clubs
Koli, 27, has 5.5 million subscribers on YouTube, 2.1 million Insta followers and 51 fan clubs

Influencer of the week: Meet Prajakta Koli, India’s top female YouTuber with over 5 million subscribers

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:00 PM IST
The first edition of our weekly award to the girl who had her video screened at the UN and has debuted in a short film
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Cars seen nearly submerged on a heavily water-logged stretch of road following heavy rains, at Anand Parbat, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Cars seen nearly submerged on a heavily water-logged stretch of road following heavy rains, at Anand Parbat, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

After hot and humid week, skies open up, cause snarls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:41 AM IST
The Delhi traffic police said severe congestion was reported from Ashram intersection, Delhi-Noida-Direct Flyway (DND), Noida Link Road, Vikas Marg, India Gate roundabout, and Connaught Place Outer Circle, among others.
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A man holding an umbrella searches for recyclable materials on the bank of Hooghly River, during rain in Kolkata, India.(AP)
A man holding an umbrella searches for recyclable materials on the bank of Hooghly River, during rain in Kolkata, India.(AP)

Heavy rain likely in central, western states this week: IMD

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 06:18 AM IST
A low-pressure area over eastern Madhya Pradesh is likely to move westwards across the state in the next three-four days, an IMD official said on Friday.
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Arjun Bijlani injured during Goa vacation.
Arjun Bijlani injured during Goa vacation.

Arjun Bijlani injured during Goa vacation, ‘advised to be on rest for six weeks’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Arjun Bijlani has confirmed that he has hurt his leg while on a vacation to Goa and has been advised rest for six weeks.
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A relationship coach on how the emotion of anger can earn you respect in a healthy way and Twitter handle to follow for memes and sarcasm
A relationship coach on how the emotion of anger can earn you respect in a healthy way and Twitter handle to follow for memes and sarcasm

Mark Rosenfeld’s tips for a healthy relationship and a little something for coffee and book lovers...in this week’s WTF!

By Team HT Brunch | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
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Watch the cute song Credit De Do Yaar on YouTube and scroll through @baby.video.s handle on Insta
Watch the cute song Credit De Do Yaar on YouTube and scroll through @baby.video.s handle on Insta

Bollywood lyricists singing in a video asking for credit where due, funny baby videos...in this week’s WTF

By Team HT Brunch | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
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Watch Kelsey Simone’s video for insider tips to get into fashion industry and snapshots of the Vatican Museum’s Instagram
Watch Kelsey Simone’s video for insider tips to get into fashion industry and snapshots of the Vatican Museum’s Instagram

Kelsey Simone’s insider fashion tips and snapshots from the Vatican Museum...in this week’s WTF

By Team HT Brunch | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
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