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Deepshikha Bhattacharyya is a chief content producer at Hindustan Times. She covers books and before this was part of the desk.

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The ripple effect of gender inclusivity on India’s economy

Archaic gender norms which advocate gender segregation at a young age make the entry barriers for women into the workplace even tougher

Representational Image. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 07:00 PM IST
ByDeepshikha Batheja

Mompreneurs in times of coronavirus: The deep-seated strength of a woman

The lockdown announced in March came crashing down on the woman of the house, who had to, overnight, manage both, family and office simultaneously.

If you scan the internet, the once bickered about ‘work-from-home’ and ‘work-at-home’ conversations have taken the backseat and a mompreneur’s classified ingenuity of keeping the balance has taken over.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 17, 2020 03:11 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | ByDeepshikha Deshmukh

Focus on Education for all at Adarsh Public School Ludhiana

The school aims at providing quality education for a nominal fee and encourages children to participate in co-curricular activities.

Adarsh Public School, Ludhiana.
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 12:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha, Class 10, Adarsh Public School

‘Drag by the hair’ not the first: A look at past remarks by Bengal’s BJP chief

Ghosh said Banerjee has lost her mind and is crying for losing thousand of crores of rupees in the recent demonetisation of higher currency notes.

Bengal BJP chief and former RSS pracharak Dilip Ghosh (centre) said that Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had lost her mind after the demonetisation drive and that was the reason behind her recent visits to Delhi and Patna.(Facebook/ dilipghoshbjp)
Updated on Dec 13, 2016 01:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharya

Chaos prevails in cash-strapped Kolkata

From filmmakers to students, everyone is feeling the pinch in Kolkata as Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes go out of circulation.

Most markets in Kolkata wore a deserted look on Wednesday.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 09, 2016 07:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya and Anindita Acharya, Kolkata

There’s no pressure to deliver bestsellers: Durjoy Datta

The author talks about his latest book and life post marriage.

Author Durjoy Datta’s latest book, The Girl of My Dreams, is a psychological thriller.(Durjoy Datta)
Updated on Nov 03, 2016 02:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

If they don’t kill me, I will keep writing the way I am doing now: Taslima Nasrin

The exiled author speaks about coming back to Kolkata, Ban on Pakistani artists and more.

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin.(Taslima Nasrin)
Published on Oct 22, 2016 06:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Yes, I have been tempted to cheat, says Ravinder Singh

Ravinder Singh’s new book, This Love that Feels Right, deals with forbidden love. The book opens up a debate on the perception of illicit affairs.

Ravinder Singh’s latest book, This Love that Feels Right, has two women protagonists, Naina and Manvika.(Penguin Random House)
Published on Sep 25, 2016 03:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Building on Kolkata wetlands should be resisted at all costs: Amitav Ghosh

The author says that way we are currently constructing in dangerous ways and it will lead to a disaster.

Writer Amitav Ghosh talks about his new book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.(Samir Jana/HT)
Published on Aug 25, 2016 11:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay doesn’t watch films made on his stories

The author says that when filmmakers adapt his story they can make changes to the script but shouldn’t change the story’s theme and underlying message.

Author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, whose novel Eagoler Chokh has been turned into a film. Actor Saswata Chatterjee plays Shabor Dasgupta in the film.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 22, 2016 12:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Not many know but travel is actor Tabu’s secret passion

Tabu says that she loves travelling solo and likes places that are close to nature

(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2016 05:25 PM IST
ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Fans celebrate Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s release

Kolkata saw excited fans thronging bookstores early in the morning as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released

Potter fans read the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at a bookstore in Kolkata.(Prateek Choudhury)
Published on Jul 31, 2016 08:38 PM IST
ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya

I’ve been writing this book all my life: Simon Choa-Johnston

Simon Choa-Johnston’s The House of Wives is about two women competing for the affections of their opium merchant husband in colonial Hong Kong

Simon Choa-Johnston is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Gateway Theatre in Richmond
Updated on Jul 13, 2016 07:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya

People value authors more when they win major prizes: Anuradha Roy

Winning the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 has suddenly catapulted author Anuradha Roy into limelight. “It was as if everyone suddenly knew about the book,” says Roy. Not that she was an unknown name. Booklovers have immensely enjoyed her earlier works. The author tells HT City about writing, publishing and living in Ranikhet.

Anuradha Roy’s second novel The Folded Earth, which won the Economist Crossword Prize for Fiction, was also nominated for the Man Asia, the DSC Prize. But it’s her third novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, which proved to be lucky.(Facebook)
Published on Feb 02, 2016 07:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Preeti Shenoy’s Why We Love The Way We Do is about finding love

Preeti Shenoy, author of five bestsellers, believes that we are slaves to our hearts. She talks to us about her book, love and of course, her favourite books.

Preeti Shenoy’s latest book, Why We Love deals is a collection of writings taken from her popular column for a national daily.
Updated on Jan 04, 2016 05:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya

Halloween reads: 5 books that celebrate the spooky

HT City brings to you a list of five books you can curl up with this October 31st or gift to a friend. Make sure you make it scary.

HT City brings to you a list of five books you can curl up with this October 31st or gift to a friend. Make sure you make it scary.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 30, 2015 05:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Ummi from The Kumars at No.42 has a new book: And it’s serious stuff

Meera Syal, one of the UK’s most acclaimed actors and writers of stage and screen, is also a popular face on television. She is still remembered as the hunched Ummi in the hit series The Kumars at No.42. She talks to HT about her latest book, playing Ummi and receiving the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

Syal, who already authored two books (Anita And Me and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee), recently came up with her third book, The House of Hidden Mothers (revolving around the dangers of surrogate motherhood).
Updated on Sep 25, 2015 05:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya

Akshay is the first one to read my columns: Twinkle Khanna

HT City caught up with Twinkle on the book, her sense of humour and obviously, her husband.

Akshay-Kumar-and-wife-Twinkle-Khanna-enjoying-their-vacation-in-France
Updated on Sep 10, 2015 04:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

New web series: Move over TV, here comes #LoveBytes

The 26-part series, which stars Kushal Punjabi and Sukhmani Sadana, portrays the trials and tribulations of the leading characters Ananya and Abhishek.

#LoveBytes is India's first-ever show exclusively for the digital platform.
Updated on Sep 09, 2015 10:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

From relieving stress to improving circulation: Asanas to follow

Yoga brings internal change. It controls the all-important nervous system and helps control anger, depression, frustration and other negative feelings. It is food for the mind and body

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Updated on Jun 20, 2015 07:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Artistic yoga is intense and dynamic: Bharat Thakur

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga (June 21), we spoke to Thakur on the 6000-year-old exercise form and took some handy tips to maximise its benefits.

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Updated on Jun 20, 2015 02:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

The world was never a place of joy and happiness: Amitav Ghosh

Flood of Fire became a bestseller as soon as it docked. The final installment in the Ibis trilogy is finally out and after staying with it for a decade, author Amitav Ghosh says that the characters are still speaking to him in his mind.

Amitav-Ghosh-at-the-launch-of-his-book-Photo-Samir-Jana
Updated on Jun 08, 2015 07:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya

Rafia Zakaria pays homage to Karachi with her new book

The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, narrates the country's strife-torn journey through the story of a devastated wife.

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Updated on May 22, 2015 06:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

I took up writing because advertising got frustrating: Anuja Chauhan

The author, a successful advertising professional, tells HT City why she dislikes the TV adaptation and how comparisons with Pride and Prejudice don't bother her.

Author-Anuja-Chauhan-s-new-book-The-House-That-BJ-Built-will-hit-the-shelves-on-May-25
Updated on Apr 29, 2015 09:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

I dislike the film publicity schedule these days: Soumitra Chatterjee

Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who has made Apu and Felu da immortal in Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray's films, is busy promoting his May 1 release Bela Sheshe. He speaks to HT about new film and more.

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Updated on Apr 28, 2015 07:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Millions to participate in Earth Hour; Rashtrapati Bhavan, CST to go dark

Millions across the globe will switch off all non-essential lights and electrical appliances for an hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Saturday. This is part of the global Earth Hour initiative.

High-rise-buildings-in-the-dark-during-the-Earth-Hour-in-Gurgaon-on-Saturday-HT-Photo-by-Parveen-Kumar
Updated on Mar 28, 2015 03:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Akhil Sharma's Family Life wins Folio Prize

Indian-American author Akhil Sharma has won the UK's Folio Prize for his novel Family Life. Sharma, 43, was selected from a shortlist of eight authors for the 40,000-pounds prize for his semi-autobiographical novel, which begins in the late 1970s when India was in the grip of Emergency.

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Updated on Mar 24, 2015 07:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Are you excited? Shantaram's sequel to release in October

The sequel to Gregory David Roberts' much-loved novel Shantaram finally has a release date. The long-awaited novel, The Mountain Shadow, will release on October 13 globally.

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Updated on Mar 13, 2015 06:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Pappu Ki Pugdandi: India's official entry for Toronto Film Festival Kids

Pappu Ki Pugdandi, a film produced by the Children's Film Society of India (CFSI), will be India's official Indian entry at the Toronto International Film Festival Kids (TIFF Kids) 2015.

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Updated on Mar 10, 2015 05:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, Kolkata

Govinda back on TV after 14 Years

Govinda will replace choreographer Remo D’Souza, who is busy with his film ABCD 2 starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.

Govinda-on-the-sets-of-Hey-Bro
Updated on Mar 07, 2015 12:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeepshikha Bhattacharyya, New Delhi
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