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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

Monsoon goal: A football widows (and widowers!) retribution plan

Here’s how football widows and widowers can fight their bitter halves consumed by sporting frenzy.

(Illustration by: Siddhant Jumde)
Updated on Jul 02, 2016 10:00 PM IST

Nikhil Chopra: The chameleon-like performance artist

Bending gender, shape and identity, Nikhil Chopra, India’s best known performance artist, uses personal history to question convention

Performance artist Nikhil Chopra takes on a feminine avatar for his work Yog Raj Chitrakar Memory Drawing IX, digital photograph on archival paper(Picture courtesy: The artist and Chatterjee and Lal)
Updated on Jun 26, 2016 12:44 PM IST

How Sufi music helps Shikhar Dhawan find his groove

We take the Wadali Brothers and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan fan to experience his first live qawwali at the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin. The result: A batsman on a philosophical new pitch!

Shikhar Dhawan listening to a qawwali by Ghulam Saqlain and party, at the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, in New Delhi.(Shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Prabhat Shetty)
Updated on Jun 12, 2016 12:17 PM IST

The People of Chennai are CNN News18’s Indian of the Year

The Indian of the Year awards were presented by CNN News 18 in association with Hindustan Times.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley with the winners of
Updated on Jun 10, 2016 01:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The Kabaddi lakhpatis who’ve raided poverty

A welder, a farmer and a sugarcane factory worker are today’s kabaddi superstars.

Considered as one of the most formidable raiders in the Pro Kabaddi League, Kashiling Adake (in red and blue) once worked in a sugarcane factory and survived on one meal a day(AFP)
Updated on May 14, 2016 08:17 PM IST

My sound is experimental: Monica Dogra on her solo album Spit

Monica Dogra talks about her poetry, her acting career and the lessons she learnt as a jobless musician in New York.

Monica Dogra was recently seen in Teraa Surroor. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2016 02:01 PM IST

Actor-singer Monica Dogra wants the power to keep creating

Actress-singer Monica Dogra on her days of struggle in New York, her creative process and why she loves to take risks.

Actress-singer Monica Dogra is out with her new album called Spit
Updated on Mar 19, 2016 07:57 PM IST

Meet the women making waves in male-dominated professions

These four women from different walks of life have another thing in common apart from their gender. They’ve all forayed into professions dominated by men and shattered stereotypes along the way.

Clockwise: Poonam (Cab driver), Sneha Sharma (Race driver and airline pilot), Maneka Sorcar (Magician), Bhavna Paliwal (Detective)
Updated on Mar 07, 2016 02:16 PM IST
ByVeenu Singh, Aasheesh Sharma & Supriya Sharma

From the archives: Ready for the longest train journey in India?

So, on a day when the railway budget is hogging headlines and the railway minister is making announcements - from India’s first rail auto hub and boosting to e-catering to connectivity to North-East and Wi-Fi in railway stations - we dug up our archives and found this...

Updated on Feb 25, 2016 03:01 PM IST

There’s something soothing about sharing a joke: Meera Syal

Out with her third novel, British-Indian actor Meera Syal discusses comedy, stereotypes and the cost of immigration.

Out with her third novel, British-Indian actor Meera Syal discusses comedy, stereotypes and the cost of immigration.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2016 12:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Manto liked to defy norms: Ayesha Jalal

Manto’s grandniece on what keeps the subcontinent’s fascination with the stories of Saadat Hasan Manto alive.

Ayesha Jalal at Jaipur literary festival 2016, in Jaipur, India on January 23, 2016. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 06, 2016 04:59 PM IST

JLF 2016: India has a rich cricket writing tradition, says Menon

At the launch of the first edition of Wisden India Almanack three years ago, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had expressed a desire to be on its cover one day. The 2016 edition of the Almanack has the Indian ODI captain on the cover. At its launch during the Jaipur Literature Festival, after a session on sports and nationalism, we caught up with its editor Suresh Menon.

Cricket legend Anil Kumble with Suresh Menon, editor of the Wisden India Almanack during the session The India at Play at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016 in Jaipur.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2016 09:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

JLF 2016: Nostalgia is not a place to live, says Gulzar

Legendary poet Gulzar recited poems from his new collection Green Poems at the ongoing Jaipur Lit Fest. He also expressed his desire to change with the times.

Lyricist and poet Gulzar during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 24, 2016 06:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

JLF 2016: TV shows are superb, but can’t match novels, feels Atwood

Atwood, who won the Booker for The Blind Assassin in 2000, said that though some television shows were superb, nothing could match the novel. “No one gets into the mind of characters the way a novel writer can! It can take you deeper into the consciousness of the characters than any other art form.”

Left to right: Colm Toibin, Margaret Atwood, Aleksandar Hemon, Chiki Sarkar, David Grossman, Sulaiman Addonia and Sunjeev Sahota during the session The Global Novel at Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2016 08:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Meet the Dangal kings: A ground report from the mud pits of north India

Wrestling is the inspiration for two big Hindi films this year. A ringside view of the carnival of akhada culture.

Time for some daav pech: Wrestlers grapple under an Acacia tree at the Doomcheri akhada near Chandigarh. (Photo by Gurinder Osan/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 29, 2016 02:30 PM IST

JLF 2016: My journey to Mt Kailash cleansed me, says Colin Thubron

Celebrated travel writer Colin Thubron discussed religion, sorrow and spirituality during a discussion on his book To a Mountain in Tibet.

Colin Thubron during the session A Mountain in Tibet at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016, in Jaipur.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photos)
Updated on Jan 24, 2016 08:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Guess it was my destiny to get 10 wickets in an innings: Kumble at JLF

Two former national captains, Anil Kumble and Baichung Bhutia, came together at the session India at Play, to coincide with the launch of the Wisden India Almanack 2016.

Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble with former Indian Football player Baichung Bhutia during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2016 09:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Freedom of expression is the biggest joke in the world: Karan Johar

Bollywood director Karan Johar spoke about intolerance at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He offered his opinion on same-sex relationships, his relationship with Shah Rukh Khan and the Censor Board.

Karan Johar, Shobhaa De and Poonam Saxena during the session An Unsuitable Boy at Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2016 08:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

JLF 2016: How maritime history shaped our planet

Archaeologist Cyprian Broodbank was in conversation with Irving Finkel, archeologist, author of the bestselling, The Ark Before Noah, and curator of cuneiform inscriptions from ancient Mesopotamia at London’s British Museum at ongoing JLF 2016.

British archaeologist and academic Cyprian Broodbank has been the Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge since October 2014.(YouTube Grab)
Updated on Jan 21, 2016 04:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

JLF 2016: Interesting sessions to attend at the fest

Here’s a list of the most interesting sessions at the festival may help you make up your mind. So here, in no particular order, are our recommendations of sessions that promise to provide much sustenance to the book lover’s soul.

Margaret Atwood is best known for her works such as The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994) and Alias Grace (1996).
Updated on Jan 20, 2016 08:32 PM IST
By, Jaipur

On the Brunch radar

Here’s a round-up of things we loved this week, and those that ought to be shoved.

Published on Jan 16, 2016 11:21 PM IST

If people remember characters more than my name, it’s my success: Pavan Malhotra

Effortless performer Pavan Malhotra on playing Tiger Memon and doing the tiger dance for Bagh Bahadur.

Photo: Dinesh Krishnan; Location courtesy: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Khan Market.
Updated on Jan 17, 2016 01:59 PM IST

“We tried to impart cinema-like quality to the episodes,” says Sriram Raghavan about Star Bestsellers

Director Sriram Raghavan talks about Star Bestsellers and how it gave a platform to newcomers like Anurag Kashyap, Tigmanshu Dhulia and others to showcase their work as filmmakers.

Updated on Jan 09, 2016 08:14 PM IST

“We weren’t pressured to play gimmicks to boost TRPs,” says Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam hosted the first episode of Sa Re Ga Ma in the summer of 1995. Within months, he became a popular music talent show anchor.

Sonu Nigam (extreme right), with a galaxy of music stalwarts in Sa Re Ga Ma. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2016 08:09 PM IST

“Musaddi Lal was very close to me. I too come from a middle-class family,” says Pankaj Kapoor

Actor Pankaj Kapoor talks about Office Office, the show which touched a chord with thousands of TV viewers at the turn of the century.

Pankaj Kapoor as the beleaguered Musaddi Lal.
Updated on Jan 09, 2016 08:00 PM IST

“I wanted people to be keener to watch us than the songs in PhilipsTopTen” says Pankaj Kapoor

“I had one objective. People should be keener to watch us than the songs,” says Pankaj Kapoor on Philips Top Ten

Satish Kaushik and Pankaj Kapoor as Nonie and Neetu
Updated on Jan 09, 2016 07:57 PM IST

“Delhi’s my favourite city and I don’t mourn how it has changed,” says author William Dalrymple

Author William Dalrymple talks about the physical books versus e-readers debate, his Scottish roots and his love for Delhi.

(Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 02, 2016 06:56 PM IST

A few good kicks

Brilliant performances in individual events and stellar shows in team sports such as hockey, gave fans plenty of cheer this year.

Updated on Nov 04, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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