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HT reviewer Nawaid Anjum picks his favourite reads of 2020

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Portrayals of the fearful uncertainty of life: a reimagining of the death of William Shakespeare’s son, and a book that delves deep into the family dynamic
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Prabhakara Atreya, acting designated federal officer of Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), attends a virtual public meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration in Tiskilwa, Illinois, US on December 10.(Bloomberg)
Prabhakara Atreya, acting designated federal officer of Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), attends a virtual public meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration in Tiskilwa, Illinois, US on December 10.(Bloomberg)

US closer to Covid-19 vaccine as cases surge again

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Pfizer has said its vaccines, which have to be stored and transported at extremely low temperatures, will be ready to ship from storage facilities with 24 hours of getting the formal approval.
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"Bill" William Shakespeare, 81, receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in Coventry on December 8.(Reuters)
"Bill" William Shakespeare, 81, receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in Coventry on December 8.(Reuters)

William Shakespeare among first to get Covid-19 vaccine in UK

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:43 PM IST
‘Bill’ William Shakespeare, 81, received the vaccine in the University Hospital in Coventry in the Midlands, not far from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of the better-known Bard of Avon.
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While wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Lucy Vitali, who portrays Juliet, left, stands with Alex Mansour, who portrays Romeo, outside the auditorium after working on their virtual performance of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," at Westwood, Mass. High School, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Westwood. The production, which would usually be presented onstage, shifted to a virtual audience due to the pandemic.(AP)
While wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Lucy Vitali, who portrays Juliet, left, stands with Alex Mansour, who portrays Romeo, outside the auditorium after working on their virtual performance of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," at Westwood, Mass. High School, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Westwood. The production, which would usually be presented onstage, shifted to a virtual audience due to the pandemic.(AP)

The show must go on: Students put a spin on Romeo and Juliet amid coronavirus pandemic

By Associated Press| Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Westwood, Massachusetts
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:10 PM IST
“Parting is such sweet sorrow” — especially for a theater troupe hoping to stage a live performance of “Romeo & Juliet” in the middle of a pandemic that has closed schools and required social distancing. The solution, at least for high school students in the Boston suburb of Westwood? Make a movie version instead.
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Jadavpur University. (facebook/@jadavpuruniversity)
Jadavpur University. (facebook/@jadavpuruniversity)

Jadavpur University compiling Bengal adaptations of Shakespeare’s works

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:39 PM IST
The ‘Shakespeare in Bengal’ project, launched in 2014 -15, is being supported by the University Grants Commission, she said.
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Come #Navratri and #DurgaPujo season, and the symbolic desi Aloo Tikki Burger versus Chicken Mac Maharaja battle gets amplified to assume epic proportions.(GRAPHIC NEWS)
Come #Navratri and #DurgaPujo season, and the symbolic desi Aloo Tikki Burger versus Chicken Mac Maharaja battle gets amplified to assume epic proportions.(GRAPHIC NEWS)

Witerati: Who moved my chilli cheese!

By Chetna Keer | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 11:40 PM IST
While EU lawmakers battled it out about ‘veggie burger’ labels, the India Fasting narrative in pandemic’s #Pujo and #Navratri season scripted its own doughs and don’ts
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Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad.(HT file)
Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad.(HT file)

UP Board releases curtailed curriculum; Parsai’s prose, Shakespeare’s play omitted

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 08:12 PM IST
The details have been uploaded on https://upmsp.edu.in/ late Monday night for the benefit of the students enrolled in the over 28,000 affiliated schools across the state, said officials.
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The writer of this tribute, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni with her dad, actor Rishi Kapoor
The writer of this tribute, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni with her dad, actor Rishi Kapoor

HT Brunch Father’s Day Cover Story: Rishi Kapoor’s superhero avatar

By Riddhima Kapoor Sahni | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:29 AM IST
On Father’s Day, daughter Riddhima Kapoor pays a tribute to her dad
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Shakespeare Day 2020: Lesser-known facts, famous quotes by the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare.(Instagram)
Shakespeare Day 2020: Lesser-known facts, famous quotes by the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare.(Instagram)

Shakespeare Day 2020: Lesser-known facts, famous quotes by the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 09:14 AM IST
One of the most prolific and iconic writers in the English language and also the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was born this day in 1564. UNESCO also marked this day as World Book and Copyright Day.
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We’re all in the same biblical boat right now. Locked in. Looking out.(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
We’re all in the same biblical boat right now. Locked in. Looking out.(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: The great indoors

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 02:41 AM IST
There’s so much to do when nothing’s going on
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Famous works and quotes by Jules Verne, author of Around The World In Eighty Days and others.(wikipedia.org)
Famous works and quotes by Jules Verne, author of Around The World In Eighty Days and others.(wikipedia.org)

Famous works and quotes by Jules Verne, author of Around The World In Eighty Days and others

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 05:22 PM IST
A visionary who wrote about submarines when none existed in his 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne is often referred to as the father of science fiction.
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Yuvraj Singh of India celebrates hitting the winning runs during the 2011 ICC World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and India at Sardar Patel Stadium on March 24, 2011 in Ahmedabad, India. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Yuvraj Singh of India celebrates hitting the winning runs during the 2011 ICC World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and India at Sardar Patel Stadium on March 24, 2011 in Ahmedabad, India. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

This Day That Year: ‘Beware the Ides of March’ - Yuvraj Singh’s double act stops Aussie juggernaut

By Arnab Sen | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Warning bells rang for the great Australian team of the first decade of the 2000s, when they faced an in form Indian team in the quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup in Ahmedabad on March 24, 2011.
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Helen O’Grady International India, organised ‘Shakespeare Slam – The Battle of the Bard,’ an inter-school Shakespeare drama competition.(HT)
Helen O’Grady International India, organised ‘Shakespeare Slam – The Battle of the Bard,’ an inter-school Shakespeare drama competition.(HT)

Young Shakespeare fans take over the stage

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Four schools competed by presenting some of William Shakespeare’s popular plays, directed and performed entirely by the students, for the coveted Shakespeare Slam Championship.
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Virginia Woolf 138th Birth Anniversary: Why you should read Virginia Woolf; quotes by the author for every 21st-century feminist

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Virginia Woolf’s quotes stand true most in our times. Here are a few that evoke feminist pride and show what a visionary this celebrated author and important voice was in literary history.
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(PHOTO: REUTERS)
(PHOTO: REUTERS)

World book night

By Piyush Jha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Column- Piyush Jha talks about a new way to celebrate reading and books
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A photograph of British actor Emma Watson for the "Looking for Juliet" 2020 Pirelli Calendar, taken by Italian photographer Paolo Roversi and distributed on December 3, 2019. 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi/Handout.(via REUTERS)
A photograph of British actor Emma Watson for the "Looking for Juliet" 2020 Pirelli Calendar, taken by Italian photographer Paolo Roversi and distributed on December 3, 2019. 2020 Pirelli Calendar by Paolo Roversi/Handout.(via REUTERS)

Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart star in vintage-style, Romeo and Juliet-inspired 2020 calendar. See pics

By Reuters | VERONA, Italy
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 02:20 PM IST
First released in the 1960s, the Pirelli calendar, which has a limited publication run and is gifted to clients of the Italian tyre maker, has moved away from scantily-dressed models to more artistic themes in recent years.
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A sculptor known for trying to redress history through her art is crafting first women’s statue for New York’s Central Park

By Associated Press | Ridgefield, Conn.
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 03:11 PM IST
Of the 23 statues of historical figures in the 840-acre, 166-year-old public park, none honours actual women. There are statues of three female fictional characters: Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose and William Shakespeare’s Juliet, who appears with Romeo.
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Deep sleep can rewire stress and anxiety(Unsplash)
Deep sleep can rewire stress and anxiety(Unsplash)

Deep sleep can rewire stress and anxiety

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 09:50 AM IST
In William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Macbeth, he had referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds”.
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US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri repeatedly refused to answer questions on Monday about whether she had an intimate relationship with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London.(Reuters image)
US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri repeatedly refused to answer questions on Monday about whether she had an intimate relationship with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London.(Reuters image)

US woman says bonded with Boris Johnson over Shakespeare, mum on relationship query

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 01:51 PM IST
The Sunday Times has reported that when Johnson was mayor he failed to declare close personal links to Arcuri, who received thousands of pounds in public business funding and places on official trade trips.
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Students of Helen O’Grady International recently organised mime performances of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.(HT Photo)
Students of Helen O’Grady International recently organised mime performances of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.(HT Photo)

Mime act brings the tempest to life

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 03:05 PM IST
The play relied only on visual elements and music to narrate the story.
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Hindi Diwas is celebrated across the country on September 14.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated across the country on September 14.

Hindi Diwas: Chandrapakash Dwivedi, Gaurav Solanki explore why Hindi literature is missing from Bollywood

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:55 PM IST
On Hindi Diwas 2019, filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi, writer Gaurav Solanki and actor Pankaj Tripathi talk about the missing Hindi literature from Bollywood films.
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File photo of Eric Cantona.(Getty Images)
File photo of Eric Cantona.(Getty Images)

Eric Cantona, former Manchester United great says humans ‘will become eternal’ in perplexing UEFA award acceptance speech

By Associated Press | Monaco
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Dressed in a red shirt and grey cap, Cantona started off by invoking William Shakespeare’s King Lear: “As flies to wanton boys, we are for the gods.”
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The photo Shashi Tharoor shared on social media.(Facebook/Shashi Tharoor)
The photo Shashi Tharoor shared on social media.(Facebook/Shashi Tharoor)

‘Most flattering image on WhatsApp today’: Tharoor on his ‘Shakespeare’ photo

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Shashi Tharoor shared a photo doing the rounds on social media in which somebody had morphed his face to resemble that of English poet and playwright William Shakespeare!
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Shakespeare Day is celebrated on April 23 across the world, honouring the playwright, poet and writer.(Claire Kendall)
Shakespeare Day is celebrated on April 23 across the world, honouring the playwright, poet and writer.(Claire Kendall)

Shakespeare Day 2019: 5 lesser-known facts about the iconic playwright

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 08:10 AM IST
Many fans and enthusiasts across the world celebrate Shakespeare Day on April 23 every year to honour the literary genius, Shakespeare.
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Shakespeare’s works are known to have 2200 words that have been never used before.(File Photo)
Shakespeare’s works are known to have 2200 words that have been never used before.(File Photo)

Shakespeare Day 2019: 10 words we owe to William Shakespeare

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Shakespeare is said to have contributed almost 3000 words to the Oxford English dictionary. Here are the 10 powerful words that we regularly use and owe to William Shakespeare.
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Acclaimed author Arundhati Roy writes poetic prose, employs redolent metaphors and evokes utmost admiration for her novelistic virtues.
Acclaimed author Arundhati Roy writes poetic prose, employs redolent metaphors and evokes utmost admiration for her novelistic virtues.

Language is my friend, fiction my first love: Arundhati Roy

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 05:41 PM IST
The 1997 Booker Prize-winner, who is equally at ease writing scathing essays, says she is a “disciplined writer” whose heart lies in fiction as it is a “connective tissue” between many things which are sometimes looked at or studied in isolation.
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Watch King Lear retold through Kathakali, at the Royal Opera House

By Krutika Behrawala | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2018 05:46 PM IST
The performance is divided into nine scenes adapted from the five-act play, with a focus on Lear and his daughters.
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The Zoya Factor featuring Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salman is also a book-to-film adaptation penned by author Anuja Chauhan
The Zoya Factor featuring Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salman is also a book-to-film adaptation penned by author Anuja Chauhan

From the bookshelf to Bollywood

By Sanchita Kalra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 12:20 PM IST
In search of good-quality content for movies and digital streaming platforms, a lot of filmmakers are now moving to books, a trend which has picked up again
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On World Cities Day, read quotes about famous cities around the world.(PrettyDesigns.com)
On World Cities Day, read quotes about famous cities around the world.(PrettyDesigns.com)

Top ten quotes about famous cities around the world, this World Cities Day

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 03:08 PM IST
Can you fall in love with a city like you do with another human being or your pet or even a material possession (which seems to be the order of the day and more so as we ‘evolve’)? That’s a question I have trouble finding an answer to.
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