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Dark days for sellers of Diwali lights, diyas in Chandigarh as demand drops 50%

By Rajanbir Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Low footfall in electrical shops and poor sales keep spirits low in the festive season
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Green spaces are soothing for the mind and soul.(Getty Images)
Green spaces are soothing for the mind and soul.(Getty Images)

Guest Column: Adding years to life and life to years with gardening

By Rameshinder Singh Sandhu | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:23 PM IST
According to a National Geographic article, researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School in England analysed data from 10,000 city dwellers and found that those living near green spaces reported less mental distress
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The Shashi Tharoor Book Review: A chef with a camera

By Shashi Tharoor | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Michelin-star chef Suvir Saran’s new photo book, Instamatic, shows how he has a way with the camera as well as words!
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The legendary love story of Heer and Ranjha was written by Waris Shah, in the 18th century. Here, Rudrani plays Heer while her partner Shadab plays Ranjha.(PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT)
The legendary love story of Heer and Ranjha was written by Waris Shah, in the 18th century. Here, Rudrani plays Heer while her partner Shadab plays Ranjha.(PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT)

Valentine’s Day Special: Love Will Find a Way…

By Shara Ashraf Prayag and Prerna Gauba | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 06:15 PM IST
…through paths where wolves fear to prey, said the legendary British poet Lord Byron. Our Valentine’s Day special celebrates couples that stuck together, despite the world telling them that their love was doomed. These couples recreate history’s greatest lovers whose tales have been immortalised in films, theatre and various works of art.
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Coins, sculptures, manuscripts, epigraphs, other works of art of craftsmanship, objects or things illustrative of science, art, crafts, literature, religion, customs, morals or politics in bygone ages, are also declared as antiquities under the Act.(Unsplash)
Coins, sculptures, manuscripts, epigraphs, other works of art of craftsmanship, objects or things illustrative of science, art, crafts, literature, religion, customs, morals or politics in bygone ages, are also declared as antiquities under the Act.(Unsplash)

Showcase your antique artefact, get a government tag for sale

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:16 PM IST
The government is proposing to invite people to showcase their artefacts at exhibitions and sell them to prospective buyers.
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(Wikimedia Commons)
(Wikimedia Commons)

Newsmaker: Quentin Tarantino and his ninth symphony

By Mihir Fadnavis | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 09:53 AM IST
The critically acclaimed director has always said he’d retire after his tenth film. Now that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is out, and already causing a stir, what can we expect next?
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‘Ugly’ prosthetics get French design treatment(www.algo-orthopedie.com)
‘Ugly’ prosthetics get French design treatment(www.algo-orthopedie.com)

‘Ugly’ prosthetics get French design treatment

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Briec, France
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 11:18 AM IST
French manufacturers of prosthetics are breaking from tradition to develop fashionable artificial limbs with patterns and colour so that wearers don’t mind showing off some leg.
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Nothing compares to actively viewing works of art on an ongoing basis to identifying, establishing and refining one’s tastes(HT File)
Nothing compares to actively viewing works of art on an ongoing basis to identifying, establishing and refining one’s tastes(HT File)

Tips to follow when you are taking baby steps into the world of art

PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2019 03:23 PM IST
Regularly visiting exhibitions, reading up on art, befriending an expert and investing judiciously on a work of art are the initial steps towards becoming an art collector.
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Brad Pitt plays Achilles in the Hollywood film Troy (2004) that dramatises the Trojan War, the crux of Homer’s Iliad.
Brad Pitt plays Achilles in the Hollywood film Troy (2004) that dramatises the Trojan War, the crux of Homer’s Iliad.

The future of a classic

PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 06:34 PM IST
Literary worth is not enough to determine the greatness of a work of art. A classic speaks to the present, but time alone tells if it can speak for all ages, says writer and editor Henry Eliot
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Add these iconic biographies recommended by authors to your reading list
Add these iconic biographies recommended by authors to your reading list

Five iconic biographies to inspire you

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:46 PM IST
5 popular authors recommend one iconic biography that has inspired them
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A rare Imperial Qianlong porcelain vase (18th century) is displayed at Sotheby's auction company in Paris.(AFP)
A rare Imperial Qianlong porcelain vase (18th century) is displayed at Sotheby's auction company in Paris.(AFP)

18th century Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for £14m

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Paris
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 10:39 AM IST
It’s the highest price ever reached for a single item sold by Sotheby’s in France.
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Personnel from the FBI’s Art Crime Team holding a framed work by Marc Chagall prior to its return to the owners’ estate nearly 30 years after it was stolen.(AFP)
Personnel from the FBI’s Art Crime Team holding a framed work by Marc Chagall prior to its return to the owners’ estate nearly 30 years after it was stolen.(AFP)

Marc Chagall oil painting recovered 30 years after being stolen

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 09:25 AM IST
The 1911 painting, Othello and Desdemona, was stolen in 1988 along with other works of art - by Renoir, Picasso and Hopper - from the Manhattan home of Ernest and Rose Heller.
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A memorial for bombing victims in Boston. The terrorist attack took place during famous Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.(Shutterstock)
A memorial for bombing victims in Boston. The terrorist attack took place during famous Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.(Shutterstock)

Boston Marathon bombing sneaker memorial part of new art exhibit

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Attleboro
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 10:17 AM IST
The Attleboro Arts Museum’s ‘A Long-Distance Relationship: The 26.2 Mile Journey’ features 200 running shoes left by mourners near the marathon finish line.
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