Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.
Articles by A Mariyam Alavi
With a dearth of cash in a predominantly cash economy, many such vendors, who deal in perishable goods such as flowers, fruits, meat, and ice cream, have been complaining of slow business, large losses and a threat to their livelihood.
A scientist at the RWFC had earlier said that climactic conditions, such as the movement of western disturbances and associated induced cyclonic circulation, were expected to bring westerly winds from Sunday.
Though Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) officials had expected the dense fog to subside starting Sunday, the fog still persists.
It is not just the lungs that are harmed permanently at a young age. Children in Delhi complain of skin irritations and burning eyes that could leave a lasting impact on both organs.
If the main attractions at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) for you were the different state pavilions and the layout of some of the buildings, then today may be your last chance to experience it.
A fire in Sadar Bazaar, one of the largest wholesale markets in Delhi, on Wednesday destroyed several shops and gutted out stock, but no casualties were reported, officials said.
Small vendors in city’s major markets still reeling under note ban impact
Officials, parents and students may be rejoicing for the successful implementation of the reading challenge under Mission Chunauti 2018, but teachers are an unhappy lot.
Smog may return to Delhi as the wind speed slowing down. On Thursday, the smog cover was thicker and longer compared to the previous day.
After nearly a week of blinding smog, crippling air quality and debilitating pollution levels, winds blowing from the north and northwest directions brought Delhi some much-needed respite on Monday.
Updated on Nov 07, 2016 08:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA. Mariyam Alavi
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded that the AQI of Delhi at 381 on Friday, which is expected to drop to 360 on Saturday; a reading still considered very poor. On Saturday, the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) has predicted clear skies with moderate to shallow fog and maximum temperature is expected to be 31°C and the minimum is expected to be 14°C. With no winds predicted until Monday, the smog and low visibility days will persist over the weekend.
Delhi’s pollution touched a new high on Saturday with the levels of particulate matter finer than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) crossing the 900 mark in some stations, almost 15 times the permissible levels.
Updated on Nov 06, 2016 09:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
Delhi residents woke up to a smoggy morning, after a night of Diwali celebrations. The shallow fog mixed with firecracker emissions have become smog, affecting visibility.
Updated on Oct 31, 2016 12:06 PM IST
New Delhi | BySoumya Pillai and A Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
Many children across the National Capital Region have set the record straight by refusing to use crackers this festive season.
The proposed redevelopment of Pragati Maidan by the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) will not only give the buildings a facelift and re-imagine the Delhi skyline, but may also relieve traffic congestion in the area.
If you overhear someone ask for a Thor, X-Men, or Ben 10 at a neighbourhood cracker store, do not be confused.
Despite a ban on sale and use of firecrackers made in China, pop-pops, match crackers, pulling fireworks and other such popular firecrackers continues to be available in abundance in Delhi markets.
Indian Railways’ train drivers and guards halting at the Nizamuddin Railway Station stepped out of their engines after long journeys on Friday and went straight to the kitchen — to cook.
The museum, which will be open to groups of public on prior online booking, was conceptualized and set up by Chandra Bhushan Kumar, the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, and his team.
Updated on Oct 18, 2016 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA. Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
The Ramlila organisers at Indraprastha in east Delhi are planning to burn an effigy that signifies “Terrorist nation Pakistan”, on Tuesday.
This festive season, Durga Puja pandals of the National Capital have taken a green jump. Reports of immersion of toxic idols, those made from non-biodegradable and toxic materials like plaster of paris, gypsum and lead-based paint polluting our many water sources, are a yearly occurrence after festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja in Delhi.