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Aasheesh Sharma works with the opinion team at Hindustan Times. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with a wire service, newspapers, magazines and television. His story on the longest train journey in India was included in an anthology on train writings in 2014.

Articles by Aasheesh Sharma

Sena’s removal of Hanuman mural is a sign of growing intolerance

Unfortunately, in the minds of the Hindu Right, the God of gyan, gun and sagar (an ocean of qualities and knowledge) can wield a mace but can’t hold a pen

Artist Abhinav Kafare’s contemporary interpretation of Hanuman’s persona showed him holding a pen instead of a mace and replaced his crown with headphones.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2016 02:39 PM IST
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Mehbooba’s warm gesture can help get peace back on track as militancy dips in winter

J and K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed state officials to review cases against youth who were not involved in any “serious offence” during the recent unrest in the Valley or “were too young.”

A Kashmiri boatman breaks the ice in a part of Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar. Kashmir is currently in the grip of a cold wave. From December 21, a 40-day of harsh period of winter, locally called Chilla Kalan starts in the region.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2016 01:38 PM IST

With playing spaces in cities shrinking, where will Pranav Dhanawade practice?

Police high-handedness with Mumbai batting prodigy Pranav Dhanawade, who holds the record for hitting 1009 runs, is not quite cricket

A file photo of Pranav Dhanawade after he created history scoring 1009 not out earlier this year.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2016 01:21 PM IST
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Brunch parties with racing sensations Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel

HT Brunch parties with the high-octane Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel and chats them up on everything from living life in the fast lane to their favourite dating venues. And... does being road racers get you more attention from the ladies?

For racing sensations, Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim, life is not all work and no play(Runvijay Paul)
Published on Dec 17, 2016 06:42 PM IST
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Disabilities Bill passed. Here’s all you that you need to know

The Bill, which complies with the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, increases the number of recognised disabilities from 7 to 21, including for the first time disability due to acid attacks and Parkinson’s.

Cutting across party lines, the Opposition and treasury benches in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the last day of the winter session, agreed on passing the Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 16, 2016 03:20 PM IST

Stop the bickering and pass the Disability Bill today

It has a clause against places of employment discriminating against persons with disabilities. The final hurdle before the Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 becomes a law is the Lok Sabha.

Disabled people during the solidarity rally to appeal to the Parliamentarians to set aside all their differences and pass the Rights of persons with Disabilities Bill. According to the 2011 Census, the number of disabled in India stands at 2.68 crore.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 15, 2016 11:45 AM IST
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PV Sindhu: All dressed up and everywhere to go

PV Sindhu, the first Indian woman to win silver at the Olympics celebrates her triumph by allowing us to glam her up for the first time ever. An HT Brunch Exclusive.

PV Sindhu wears a suit by Hemant & Nandita and a shirt by H&M.(Reuben Singh)
Published on Nov 27, 2016 11:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

#SmashingSindhu: Here’s the Olympic star in a never-seen-before avatar

The Olympic star celebrates her

(Reuben Singh)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 03:16 PM IST

Stuck waiting at the ATM? Listen to this paisa playlist

Money is the biggest leveller and currency notes and counterfeit money have provided fodder for the imagination of many a filmmaker and lyricist in Bollywood over the years.

Dev Anand selling tickets for black in Kala Bazar (1960)
Updated on Nov 12, 2016 09:02 PM IST
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The not-so-obvious feminists among us

Appreciation for the role that women are playing in our lives seems to be coming from some rather unexpected places and people

Updated on Nov 04, 2016 06:06 PM IST

Reflections on the Mahatma Down Under

Mahatma and Me, a series of installations by artist Vibhor Sogani, is an ode to Gandhi, in Sogani’s favourite medium: steel

The work A Silent March that is part of the Mahatma and Me show by celebrated artist Vibhor Sogani being held in Perth till November 2.
Updated on Oct 29, 2016 06:32 PM IST

Hooves that celeb? The polo season kicks off

With a nip in the air, watching riders astride thoroughbreds chasing a ball in full gallop is the cognoscenti’s idea of a Sunday afternoon well spent

With quick turns, ride-offs and other special manoeuvres, it calls for tremendous hand-eye coordination
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 08:33 PM IST

Make way for the Soprano from Gurugram

Did you know the first Indian to be part of 500-year-old Vienna Boys’ Choir is an intrepid 11-year-old from Gurugram?

The choir pitch is closest to the Soprano quality of voice, which Rishan Bhatnagar possesses
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 07:19 PM IST

Make way for the first 11-year-old Indian, to be part of the Vienna Boys’ Choir

Did you know the first Indian to be part of 500-year-old Vienna Boys’ Choir is a cute 11-year-old from Gurugram? Brunch brings you an exclusive interview.

Published on Oct 18, 2016 11:49 PM IST

The incredible outspokenness of being Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton’s denouement with scribes came shortly after he faced a barrage of criticism for playing with his Snapchat application

(HT Archives/Vipin Kumar)
Updated on Oct 15, 2016 07:40 PM IST

A Maity good time at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Waking up to dancing peacocks below his balcony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, artist-in-residence Paresh Maity tells Brunch how he painted a new paradigm.

(Ravi Choudhary)
Updated on Oct 15, 2016 07:39 PM IST
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Let us consider singing a different tune on Pakistani singers

Just imagine how desolate our musical landscape would have been but for these fantastic songs sung by singers from Pakistan

A file photo of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan(Ht Archives)
Updated on Oct 08, 2016 08:23 PM IST

Mehmood: Hum tere, tere, tere chahne wale hain!

In his birthday week, a tribute to Bollywood’s maverick comic Mehmood

Mehmood’s impeccable timing was a hit with audiences(HT Archives)
Updated on Oct 03, 2016 11:28 AM IST
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A day out with the bronze-bodied men who form the Football Club of Pune City

Brunch spends an exciting day with the group of eclectic players who form the Football Club of Pune City.

Left to right: FC Pune City’s Bruno Arias, Gouramangi Singh, Sanju Pradhan, Pitu, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Jonathan Lucca, Aníbal Zurdo Rodríguez, Arata Izumi and Dharmaraj Ravanan take time off ISL practice to don stylish jackets designed by Nivedita Saboo(Aalok Soni)
Updated on Oct 01, 2016 08:03 PM IST

Cricket in cinema and books

We take stock of the way cricket has been treated in books and movies in the Indian context, particularly the purveyors of Bollywood pulp.

Sushant Singh Rajput in the first poster of MS Dhoni, a biopic on cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Updated on Sep 27, 2016 05:06 PM IST

‘Zuckerberg and Katrina messaged me,’ says junior javelin world champ Neeraj Chopra

Turns out, junior javelin world champ Neeraj Chopra, 18, is a bigger star than we realise.

Turns out, junior javelin world champ Neeraj Chopra, 18, is a bigger star than we realise. (Location Courtesy: Le Meridien, New Delhi)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2016 09:29 AM IST

Wawrinka’s tennis tribute to New York: Never forget 9/11

Rising above arguably his greatest personal triumph, Stan Wawrinka remembers 9/11 in the Big Apple.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their Men's Singles Final Match on Day Fourteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016 in New York City.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2016 07:25 PM IST
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Hum Tum Shabana: Get to know the woman behind the histrionics

Even as the actress turns 66 next Sunday, Shabana Azmi’s movies and life continues to evoke a certain ideology and romance.

As the daughter of a poet who wore his political leanings on his sleeve, Shabana Azmi lgrew up in Mumbai in the office of the Communist Party, along with the family of fellow comrade and iconic poet Ali Sardar Jafri(HT Archives)
Updated on Sep 11, 2016 02:12 PM IST
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Why athletes on the podium hear wedding bells

The moment a champion stands on the victory podium, she/he begins to be alive to the sound of wedding bells.

Sakshi Malik declared that she wants to settle down this year; Sushil Kumar announced his engagement after bagging a gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 18, 2016 01:44 AM IST

Yellow Fever: Why my heart beats for Brazil

There’s a strange affinity for the Latin American land that produces heroes who come from favelas

Neymar after helping his team win gold at the Rio Olympics(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 22, 2016 04:19 PM IST

Jeje Lalpekhlua: The bold, new face of Indian football

The striker from Mizoram, India’s new goal scoring sensation, has even Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri raving

The time is right for Jeje to be captain of the Indian national team, avers football icon Bhaichung Bhutia(Reuben Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2016 11:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Peek into the Gopichand champ factory

HT Image
Published on Aug 20, 2016 09:59 AM IST

Champ-making factory: A peek into Pullela Gopichand’s academy

From Saina Nehwal, to PV Sindhu, Srikanth and Kashyap, how the former All England champ keeps producing world beaters

Former All England Badminton champion Pullela Gopichand at his academy in Hyderabad(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 20, 2016 01:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

SH Raza: The man who brought ‘bindu’ to the canvas and made it his own

The last of a generation of stalwarts of Indian art, Sayed Haider Raza, 94, passed away in New Delhi on Saturday morning.

Raza had been ailing for the last 45 days and was on life support at Max Hospital, Saket.(HT photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2016 09:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Meet Ajinkya Rahane, the new Wall of Indian cricket

The diminutive new vice captain of India has the defence of a Rahul Dravid as well as the match-winning brilliance of a VVS Laxman

India’s new vice captain displays a temperament and nerves of steel that even the best in the business are applauding(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Subi Samuel)
Updated on Jul 18, 2016 12:53 PM IST
ByBy Aasheesh Sharma
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