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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.

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Stationery makers are selling paper made of animal excreta

Stationery makers are combining commerce and community work selling paper made of animal excreta.

The credit for popularising paper made from animal waste in the country goes to Haathi Chaap; notebooks from the brand.
Updated on Dec 13, 2015 12:10 AM IST

Meet the first Indian women’s hockey Olympic qualifiers ever

Meet the stars headed for Rio: the first Indian women’s hockey Olympic qualifiers ever.

(Photo by Saumya Khandelwal)
Updated on Dec 05, 2015 09:42 PM IST

God’s own city Kochi is in the national spotlight

With India’s first biennale and first fully solar-powered airport in the world, not to mention the emergence of a strong start-up culture, quiet, pretty Kochi is in the national spotlight.

With India’s first biennale and first fully solar-powered airport in the world, not to mention the emergence of a strong start-up culture, quiet, pretty Kochi is in the national spotlight (Photo: Dinesh Krishnan)
Updated on Dec 06, 2015 12:05 PM IST

Suits, suites and martinis: Here’s how you can travel like James Bond

Witch Spectre just around the corner, here’s how you can travel like James Bond. From spiffy suits to classy hotels, this is how Bond travels.

Bond in a classy linen suit in Casino Royale.
Updated on Nov 23, 2015 06:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The Ravan supermarket

Even in death, the ten-headed demon king provides sustenance to effigy makers in the urban village of Titarpur.

Sanjay Kumar provides the finishing touches to a Ravan effigy. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 31, 2015 08:59 PM IST
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Sherlyn Chopra recalls how she met Playboy’s Hugh Hefner

With the magazine bringing down the curtains on nudity, Sherlyn Chopra – the only Indian Playboy centrefold – recalls how she met Hugh Hefner.

Updated on Oct 31, 2015 09:20 AM IST
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Mission Immortality: Can we hope to live for 150 years and more?

The idea of death doesn’t quite make sense to Larry Ellison. “How can a person be there and then just vanish, just not be there?” Scientists all over the world are now attempting to break the longevity code and significantly increase human lifespans.

(Photo: Getty images)
Updated on Oct 18, 2015 11:04 AM IST
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Meet DP Singh, the man who fought his disability to run marathons

An explosion during the Kargil conflict left DP Singh without a leg. But the feisty army major fought his disability to become a celebrated marathon runner.

An explosion during the Kargil conflict left DP Singh without a leg. But the feisty army major fought his disability to become a celebrated marathon runner. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 17, 2015 07:54 PM IST
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Brunch recommends a new anthology of essays by Khushwant Singh

Hitherto unknown facets of the Sardar of sex, Scotch and scholarship.

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Updated on Jan 23, 2016 09:44 PM IST
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Pelé is known as the world’s greatest football player. Here’s your chance to know him

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer

Former Brazilian football star Pele. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2015 09:07 PM IST
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Now, Shah Rukh Khan wants to be the Saina of movies

Shah Rukh Khan has responded to Saina Nehwal’s tweets about her wanting to be the SRK of Badminton by saying that he would like to be the Saina Nehwal of films.

SRK and Saina Nehwal with each other’s idols. (Twitter)
Updated on Oct 05, 2015 09:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Football is the best thing that happened to mankind: Sunil Chhetri

Captain of the Indian national football team, Sunil Chhetri talks about his fitness regime, his favourite player and his training with Ranbir Kapoor for the ISL.

Photo: Virendra Singh(Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 03, 2015 10:16 PM IST
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I want to be the Shah Rukh Khan of badminton: Saina Nehwal

She almost quit the game last year. How did Saina Nehwal bounce back from the brink to become the best woman badminton player in the universe?

The top-ranked women’s badminton player in the world, Saina Nehwal tells us why she wants to be the Shah Rukh Khan of her field. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times).
Updated on Oct 04, 2015 10:28 AM IST
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The Pancham diaries

A new biography of the composer celebrates his mastery over rhythm and glosses over his follies.

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Updated on Dec 25, 2015 12:03 PM IST
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Here's Phantom beyond Saif Ali Khan, Katrina

If you’re not a Phantom fan, here’s where to catch up.

Updated on Aug 24, 2015 06:16 PM IST
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Don't know much about tennis? Here are some tennis basics

Beyond court etiquette, the sport can become unruly when the players like to raise a racket. Time you got acquainted with some tennis basics and a few interesting players.

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Updated on Aug 01, 2015 06:25 PM IST
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A new Indian neurological study decodes the creative mind

Can imagination spark only from the right brain? Can you activate particular areas of the brain to foster cognition and creativity? Using futuristic imaging technology, a new neurological study attempts to throw light on how our minds work when we are at our most creative.

The science of creativity
Updated on Jul 25, 2015 05:47 PM IST
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Turn The Page: Take the #BrunchBookChallenge

...change the plot. Break free of the bestsellers, look beyond the classics and make your own book discoveries. Certifiably book-crazy celebs from across India are here to help

Updated on Jul 19, 2015 12:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRachel Lopez, Aasheesh Sharma, Nihit Bhave, Satarupa Paul, Veenu Singh and Asad Ali

The curious case of the vanishing Parsis

It is a community which is perceived as affluent, influential, and industrious. But the Parsis in India are fighting a battle with dwindling numbers and orthodox, insular mindsets. Ground reports from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana.

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Updated on Aug 12, 2015 12:08 AM IST
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"Ashwin is the toughest Indian bowler I have faced," says cricketer JP Duminy

Cricketer JP Duminy says spending time with family and making a barbecue are the things he misses most, while on tour

Updated on May 30, 2015 06:33 PM IST
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Two cricket fans walk into a bar...

The Indian Premier League is back. You think it’s a wasteful hangover of the World Cup? Or are you a fanatic who needs his/her daily cricket fix?

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Updated on Apr 18, 2015 02:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAsad Ali and Aasheesh Sharma

What keeps badminton icon Pullela Gopichand’s champions going?

What keeps All England winner Pullela Gopichand’s assembly line of champions going? A report from India’s largest nursery of badminton talent in Hyderabad.

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Updated on Mar 29, 2015 04:13 PM IST
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5 travel books you can’t not read

Not all journeys need you to pack, some just need you to curl up and turn the page

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Updated on Apr 07, 2015 05:43 PM IST
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Fake your way through cricket season

Feeling left out when the universe and their aunt is gripped by World Cup frenzy? Pepper your conversations with these fun cricketing terms and you might just fake your way through the cricket season.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2015 05:45 PM IST
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Book review: A look at the new generation of champion cricketers

Soumya Bhattacharya’s book on the new generation of champion cricketers is elegant prose coupled with keen observation.

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Updated on Mar 14, 2015 02:15 PM IST
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The gunslinger grannies of Uttar Pradesh are defying age and convention

On Women's Day, meet the gunslinger grannies who are inspiring a new crop of shooting stars in UP’s sugarcane belt

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Updated on Mar 27, 2015 04:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAsad Ali and Aasheesh Sharma

"The line between arthouse and commercial films has blurred," says actor Perizaad Zorabian

"The line between arthouse and commercial films has blurred," says actor Perizaad Zorabian

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Updated on Feb 28, 2015 05:42 PM IST
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#ReadersSpecial: Here's what set P Aanand Naidu’s ambitions soaring

#ReadersSpecial: Here's what set P Aanand Naidu’s ambitions soaring

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Updated on Feb 24, 2015 05:48 PM IST
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The India-Pakistan match could be a close game, says Kapil Dev

Although India has a good team, the Eleven that keeps its nerve may emerge triumphant today, says Kapil Dev.

Updated on Feb 14, 2015 08:36 PM IST
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This World Cup season, a trip to New Zealand promises cricket action and adventure sport activities

This World Cup season, a trip to New Zealand promises cricket action and adventure sport activities

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Updated on Jan 31, 2015 09:01 PM IST
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