Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.
Articles by A Mariyam Alavi
No cards or e-wallets, small vendors struggle to stay afloat
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.
Updated on Dec 12, 2016 07:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
Delhi: Respite from fog likely in a couple of days
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.
Updated on Dec 11, 2016 09:01 PM IST
90 trains delayed, flights affected as dense fog drops visibility in Delhi
Though Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) officials had expected the dense fog to subside starting Sunday, the fog still persists.
Updated on Dec 11, 2016 10:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
Mist in the air, time to take out your woollens in Delhi
Updated on Nov 30, 2016 11:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi
No child’s play: Breathing in Delhi taking a toll on our kids’ future
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.
Updated on Dec 08, 2016 04:07 PM IST
Trade fair 2017 to be back in Pragati Maidan in a new avatar
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.
Updated on Nov 27, 2016 11:43 PM IST
Delhi: Second fire in two weeks at Sadar Bazaar guts shops, no injuries
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.
Updated on Nov 23, 2016 03:55 PM IST
Delhi: Two weeks pass, little money in pockets
Small vendors in city’s major markets still reeling under note ban impact
Updated on Nov 23, 2016 11:24 AM IST
Trade fair in Delhi gets high on Sunday, food
Updated on Nov 21, 2016 12:06 PM IST
Cash crunch shadow over Delhi trade fair
Published on Nov 18, 2016 10:29 PM IST
ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
Delhi: Guest teachers demand fixed pay, job security
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.
Updated on Nov 18, 2016 03:36 PM IST
Fearing fewer visitors, entry fee reduced at Delhi trade fair
Updated on Nov 18, 2016 03:08 PM IST
Trade fair in Delhi begins amid fear of cash crunch, govt allays concerns
Updated on Nov 15, 2016 02:45 PM IST
Smoggy days may return to Delhi as wind slows down
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.
Updated on Nov 10, 2016 08:44 PM IST
After a week of smog, winds bring a breath of fresh air in Delhi
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.
Published on Nov 08, 2016 12:47 AM IST
These dogs at an adoption drive in Delhi are no less than survivors
Updated on Nov 07, 2016 08:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA. Mariyam Alavi
Gasping Delhi residents take matters into their own hands
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.
Updated on Nov 06, 2016 12:51 PM IST
Hindustan TImes | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
Delhi pollution levels 15 times the safe limit, no respite in sight
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
After Diwali, Delhi wakes up to smoggy morning
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
Delhi’s kids show the way, say no to crackers for a clean Diwali
Many children across the National Capital Region have set the record straight by refusing to use crackers this festive season.
Updated on Oct 29, 2016 11:27 PM IST
Focus on easing traffic congestion in Pragati Maidan revamp plan
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.
Published on Oct 27, 2016 11:18 PM IST
Ben 10, Kareena Kapoor cracker covers add to Diwali flavour
If you overhear someone ask for a Thor, X-Men, or Ben 10 at a neighbourhood cracker store, do not be confused.
Published on Oct 22, 2016 11:58 PM IST
‘Banned’ Chinese crackers are a hit in Delhi markets
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.
Updated on Oct 23, 2016 07:34 AM IST
Delhi: Train drivers, guards turn unlikely chefs as cooks go on strike
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.
Published on Oct 21, 2016 11:33 PM IST
Bird flu scare: Delhi minister calls meeting to chart action plan
Updated on Oct 20, 2016 01:18 PM IST
Election Museum to celebrate Indian democracy
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
In Delhi, faces of ‘terrorist nation’ Pakistan to be set burned on Dussehra
The Ramlila organisers at Indraprastha in east Delhi are planning to burn an effigy that signifies “Terrorist nation Pakistan”, on Tuesday.
Updated on Oct 11, 2016 09:19 AM IST
Puja pandals go eco-friendly this season
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.
Updated on Oct 10, 2016 01:17 PM IST
Showers increase fear of diseases
A spell of mild showers in and around the Capital on Tuesday raised concerns about the dengue and chikungunya outbreak in the city intensifying.
Published on Oct 05, 2016 01:06 AM IST