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Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.

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Capitalism explained: This is how you make it fun, engaging, interesting

South Korean institutional economist specialising in development economics, Ha-Joon Chang’s session on the Secret History of Capitalism was one of the most interesting interactions at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He made something as dry as economics, free trade, protectionism and tariff rates fun, engaging and interesting.

Ha-Joon Chang during the session The Secret History of Capitalism at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 02:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Tradition vs selfishness: The black, white and other colours of money

A session on the colour of money touched on philanthropy, deracination and the effect of demonetisation on India’s neighbours. There was consensus on the need to give back to society, but the speakers were split on how the wealth should be spent.

The panel included speakers like businessman and writer Ashwin Sanghi, writer Hindol Sengupta, and entrepreneur Sanjay Agarwal, and Suhel Seth in conversation with journalist Jyoti Malhotra.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 01:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

US funded the creation of ISIS, says Hardeep Singh Puri at JLF 2017

On the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, senior diplomat, Hardeep Singh Puri, author of Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos, said he had reasons to believe that the US funded the ISIS during the Iraq War.

People listening to a session at the Jaipur Literature Fest 2017 in Jaipur on Thursday.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 08:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

JLF 2017: The search for the New Left mired by technical difficulties

A discussion on the future of the Left was sadly mired in the past at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017.

Visitors on the inaugural day of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 on Thursday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 04:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi weather: Temperature takes a back seat as chilly winds make it colder

While the Capital’s temperature is only one degree below the average, the cold north westerly winds have given the winters a nip. The winds from snowcapped peaks in J&K and Himachal Pradesh have now become a deciding factor in Delhi’s weather

As the wind speed stays at around 12-14kmph, the increase in temperature during the day is unable to provide succour from the chill.(Arijit Sen/HT file)
Updated on Jan 18, 2017 12:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kauser, New Delhi

Delhi weather: Temperature takes a back seat as chilly winds make it colder

Tuesday morning saw residents wrapping themselves tight and huddling for heat as the Capital witnessed another very chilly morning.

A cold north westerly wind was held responsible for Tuesday’s extra nip in the air by weathermen.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2017 01:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kauser, New Delhi

Delhi ‘serial rapist’ brings back fears, worries for parents of school kids

Sunil Rastogi, a 38-year-old tailor from UP, has been anointed the ‘Delhi serial rapist,’ with him admitting to raping at least 13 girls in Delhi.

Many parents fear there are other men like the alleged ‘Delhi serial rapist’, who freely roam the streets.
Updated on Jan 16, 2017 11:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi:

Delhi residents get respite from biting cold as minimum temperature rises

Delhi residents got a much-needed respite from the biting cold and blinding fog on Monday as the minimum temperature climbed to 8.9 degrees Celsius early in the morning, and visibility was recorded at 800 metres.

Minimum temperature climbed to 8.9 degrees Celsius early on Monday morning in Delhi, and visibility was recorded at 800 metres.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2017 05:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

Delhi riverfront project: Sisodia inaugurates Nakshatra Vatika near Civil Lines

The park, based on the theme of astrology, has been built at a cost of ₹23 lakh near Civil Lines. It aims at beautifying the Yamuna riverfront and boosting effort to clean the river

The garden is part of the larger project to beautify the Yamuna riverfront. It has been developed on the theme of Indian astrology.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 14, 2017 06:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Another cold and foggy morning in Delhi hits rail traffic

According to officials at the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, in certain parts of the city close to Safdarjung, one could not see beyond 300 m because of dense fog.

A man exercising at the Lodhi Garde, New Delhi on Saturday, January 14, 2017.(Saumaya Khadelwal/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2017 11:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Rationalise staff, mechanise: NGT tells EDMC to resolve MCD strike

The green body asked the civic body to look at rationalising the staff to cut costs in order to tide over the financial crunch.

This is the fifth time that EDMC workers have gone on strike since 2015, over non-payment of wages.(Mohd Zakir/ HT)
Updated on Jan 13, 2017 09:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Service charge not an option any more at some Delhi restaurants

Despite the Central government’s directive that service charge is optional in restaurants, many restaurants in Connaught Place have started displaying signs at their doors, which say that they would be levying service charges at a fixed rate, and customers should consider themselves ‘informed’ about these caveats before availing their services.

A restaurant in Connaught Place displaying a sign that service charges will be levied on the bill.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 12, 2017 09:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi temperature drops to 4 degrees Celsius on coldest day this winter

After a relatively mild winter so far, temperature dropped to 4 degrees Celsius in Delhi, and to five degrees in Gurgaon, in the early hours of Wednesday, making it the coldest day of the season.

Temperatures are not expected to rise over 16 degrees Celsius during the course of the day according to the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre.(Burhaan Kinu / HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2017 11:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Ipsita Pati, New Delhi/gurgaon

Eye on civic polls, Kejriwal inaugurates toilet complex in Kalkaji

The toilet complex, which cost Rs 95 lakhs to build according to the MLA, will have 73 toilet seats for men, 65 for women and four for differently abled, along with six bath stalls

The toilet complex, which cost Rs 95 lakhs to build according to the MLA, will have 73 toilet seats for men, 65 for women and four for differently abled, along with six bath stalls(Saumya Khandelwal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 11, 2017 12:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Read with your children at the World Book Fair

Parents who were visiting the fair with their children said it was interesting to see their kids read the books that they grew up on

One of the most popular pavilions at the fair this year, the children pavilion has books, bags, and other accessories geared for them.(VIRENDRA SINGH GOSAIN/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2017 09:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi:

Rain likely on Friday in Delhi, temp may drop

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that temperature may drop by as much as 5 degrees Celsius by Monday.

Delhi may get to experience its first winter showers, with the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) predicting light rains on Friday in some parts of the city.(Sushil Kumar/HT file)
Updated on Jan 05, 2017 10:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Most women still don’t report sexual harassment at work: Study

The study also found that almost 69% of the victims never complain or report sexual harassment citing a plethora of reasons ranging from fear of social stigma to a lack of confidence in the recourse system.

The study also found that almost 69% of the victims never complain or report sexual harassment citing a plethora of reasons ranging from fear of social stigma to a lack of confidence in the recourse system.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2017 07:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

At Delhi’s Khan Market, service charge is not exactly optional

Some comply because of the lack of awareness, others did not want to create a scene and embarrass themselves by refusing to pay.

In Delhi’s Khan Market, service charge is not really optional. Restaurants in the area still insist that you cough up the forced gratuity charges. Some comply because of the lack of awareness, others did not want to create a scene and embarrass themselves by refusing to pay.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2017 11:21 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi experiences warmest New Year’s Day since 2006

The minimum temperature in Delhi has remained above the season’s normal average for the month of December. IMD has, however, forecast a spell rains on Friday which may plunge the mercury levels

Over the last five years December month has been becoming progressively warmer in the Capital.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2017 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Pint of beer or shot of liquor for Rs31 every time Modi says ‘mitron’

Some pubs in and around Delhi are trying to earn a little extra this New Year’s Eve, with plans to live stream Narendra Modi’s scheduled address at 7.30pm on Saturday.

Some pubs in and around Delhi are trying to earn a little extra this New Year’s Eve, with plans to live stream Narendra Modi’s scheduled address at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Updated on Dec 30, 2016 09:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Brace for dense fog during New Year’s eve, warns Met

The capital witnessed a relatively pleasant Wednesday, with visibility peaking to 3,000 metres and never dropping below 200 metres during the course of the day, IMD officials said.

The meteorological department has forecast very dense fog from Thursday.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2016 01:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Fog returns to Delhi; mercury drop and low visibility hit rail, air traffic

The low visibility in the national capital due to fog which made a comeback on Tuesday, after a day’s gap.

The low visibility in the national capital due to fog which made a comeback on Tuesday, after a day’s gap.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2016 10:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Body of Delhi resident, who died in Tokyo back, with Sushma Swaraj’s help

Days after Hindustan Times reported about the difficulties faced by Delhi resident Gopal Ram’s family in flying back his body from Japan, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj intervened to ensure that Ram’s corpse reached India late on Saturday.

Radha Devi, wife of Gopal Ram who had passed away in Tokyo, is consoled by her family members. Gopal’s body was flown back from Japan late on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2016 12:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi air turns foul again as pollution crosses ‘severe’ mark on Christmas

The 24-hour rolling average of PM10 and PM2.5 were recorded at 430 and 290µg/m3 respectively on Sunday.

Delhi residents woke up to a cold, dreary Christmas morning as visibility dipped due to dense fog and air quality fell to the ‘severe’ category.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 25, 2016 03:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRitam Halder and A Mariyam Alavi

Let’s talk about rape: Turning girls into timid women, boys into bullies

The minor’s involvement raised a few questions. What drove the teenager — now an adult working at dhaba at a roadside eatery— to act with such brutality? What happened to the age of innocence?

Official data over the years shows more and more young people are taking to heinous crimes such as rape.(Illustration: Liza Donnelly)
Updated on Dec 22, 2016 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Man passes away in Tokyo, family can’t afford to get body to India

When Gopal Ram left for Tokyo, Japan, in September 2015, he was flush with hopes and dreams of a better future for himself, and his family. Little did he know that a little over a year later, his family would not even be able to afford to bring his remains back home.

Gopal Ram (second from left) with wife Radha Devi and the family members.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2016 07:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

St Stephen’s college holds condolence meet to commemorate drowned students

Delhi’s St Stephen’s College on Saturday organised a condolence meet to commemorate the lives of four people – three students and a parent – who died in an accident in Kerala on Friday

The students were Anubhav Chandra and Aditya Patel, both third-year Sanskrit students, and Kennet Jose, a first-year Chemistry student.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 18, 2016 12:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Silence won’t bring change, must talk about rape: mother of Dec 16 victim

On December 29, 2012, India mourned the loss of a ‘national hero’ when a young girl passed away 13 days after being brutally gang raped in the national capital. For her mother, the loss was of her flesh and blood.

The mother of the Delhi gang rape victim says even now the family feels the pain as acutely as they did in 2012.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2016 08:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

‘What is rape, porn?’: Pupils flounder as sex education not taught in schools

With sex-ed not figuring on the syllabi of most schools, students often get information from biased or inaccurate sources.

Sex education doesn’t figure in the syllabi of most schools.(Representative image)
Updated on Dec 15, 2016 09:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Heena Kausar

Rape threat hangs over women even at homes

Swept under the rug: Incestuous abuse, domestic violence, child sexual abuse and marital rape have become a part of the dirty laundry of many households, but are too taboo for public discussion.

(Illustration by Liza Donnelly)
Updated on Dec 16, 2016 12:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi
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