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Coronavirus outbreak: Sew, dance, take flight with the kids

The ongoing lockdown has given parents that rare opportunity to spend all day with their kids.

A kid in lockdown is a restless kid, so parents are using that pent-up energy to try new things.
Published on Apr 06, 2020 12:14 PM IST

Any age is the right age to pick a hobby

An activity that you already enjoyed is a good pick for a hobby, or will lead you to one.

Aadriti Khan, 3, is experimenting with thumb printing, paper pasting, sponge painting and more. Above right is a recent sketch by Siddhart Tallur, 34, an assistant professor at IIT-Bombay.
Updated on Apr 02, 2020 08:44 AM IST
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How AI and blockchain are transforming cityscapes and real-estate practices

New-age tech labs are sprouting in cities, a blockchain district is on the cards. A look at how technology is set to positively impact the realty industry.

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Published on Mar 07, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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Non-metro cities are becoming the new realty hotspots

In the struggling market, investors are looking at cities like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bhopal, Kochi, Bhubaneshwar for housing and infrastructure projects, as metros get saturated and outrageously expensive.

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Published on Feb 22, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Universities are launching courses to study, address the climate crisis

The aim, they say, is to create batches of professionals who can work on mitigation as that becomes a priority across sectors.

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Published on Feb 19, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Life behind the firewall: What it’s like to be an ethical hacker today

Death threats, confused relatives and an increasingly difficult fight to stay anonymous - it’s not easy being in the shoes of the white hats that work with companies and govts to help keep digital data safe.

One key challenge is growing competition. Over just one year, the number of hackers registered with HackerOne, the largest global interface between companies and ethical hackers, almost doubled, going from 166,000 in 2017 to 300,000 in 2018.
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 03:29 PM IST
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Professors make return journeys, bring back lessons from across borders

When teachers travel abroad for research or as faculty, they return with insight into other cultures, new perspectives on young minds, and fresh views of education systems in other countries.

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Published on Feb 05, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Voices in the dark: Meet the poets behind the lines on the street

Hindustani Musalmaan, Hum Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge, Tum Kaun Ho Be — their poems are current, resonant, a response to their times. Now, their lines are popping up as slogans, songs and memes.

An interesting aspect of the work of these young poets - men like Hussain Haidry, Vrun Grover and Amir Aziz - is that it is open-source. They are happy for it to be quoted, shared, even modified. And as a result, it is being embraced at rallies, used online, recited at protests and gatherings.(HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Edtech firms are helping future-proof students with study now, pay later schemes

Courses on offer include coding, machine learning, AI, blockchain, business analytics, digital marketing and design thinking, for those pursuing mainstream degrees.

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Updated on Jan 09, 2020 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCherylann Mollan and Dipanjan Sinha

Kashmir’s football team wins again

Documentary filmmaker Greg Clark talks about his film on Real Kashmir and how he followed a BAFTA Scotland winning story

Greg Clark won the best director (factual) in the BAFTA Scotland this year.
Published on Jan 04, 2020 06:22 PM IST
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Check out breathtaking examples of adaptive reuse in five Indian cities

Old homes, havelis, factories and mills are being reinvented as exciting and unexpected places to live, work and unwind.

An old soap factory in Vikhroli has been converted into an office and a buzzing cafe.(Edmund Sumner)
Published on Dec 07, 2019 06:28 PM IST
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In the big leagues: Indian colleges enter global alliance

A growing umbrella of Indian institutes of higher education are signing on to work with foreign varsities to create common practices, pedagogy and policies.

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Published on Dec 04, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Now making web shows: Food and e-commerce apps

Companies like Flipkart and Zomato have started creating their own Originals — short, snackable video content to help build brand presence.

Zomato’s originals are all connected in some way to food. Episodes are 3 to 15 minutes long.
Published on Nov 23, 2019 06:28 PM IST
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Sotheby’s 2nd live auction sees no record; major artworks find no takers

Of the 61 lots on the block, including an FN Souza, a Bhupen Khakhar and a rare Husain, about 20% were left unsold.

FN Souza’s The Last Supper, which has been at Japan’s Glenbarra museum for the two decades, sold for ₹5.6 crore, just above its upper estimate of ₹5 crore.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 07:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDipanjan Sinha & Cherylann Mollan, Mumbai

Vienna Boys’ Choir storms Mumbai with bhajans, qawwalis at NCPA

In an interview with HT, president and artistic director Gerald Wirth discusses history, legacy and music choices.

The choir is currently comprised of 23 boys aged 10 to 14, including students from Japan, Korea and Syria. The conductor here was Jimy Chiang from Hong Kong.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 06:03 PM IST
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Edtech platforms step up, tie up with universities to offer add-ons

The apps and websites are also offering industry-specific courses, and helping with entrance exam prep.

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Published on Oct 30, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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Trick or treat? This Halloween, why not go as one our charming desi spooks

Some are scary, some are helpful and some are just downright cute. A look at the big fat Indian ghost family.

A bramhadaitya saves a man from other ghosts in this image from the 1912 illustrated edition of Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Dey.(illustration by Warwick Goble)
Published on Oct 26, 2019 07:14 PM IST
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Assam’s tiny Mising community finds its voice on YouTube

Artists are posting music videos in the Mising language on a unique channel called Miriwood that’s racked up 38,000 subscribers.

runner-up title at a reality singing show in Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, in October. Simiarly, other independent music voices from the community are finding a platform, and a career, via Miriwood.
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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There are fewer takers for the BSc degree, but this is just the time to consider it

Counsellors say numbers are falling largely because of failures in communication. As AI, machine learning and big data fields open up, there’s plenty of opportunity for the Science grad.

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Updated on Oct 16, 2019 08:08 PM IST
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Maradona is like a gangster film: Asif Kapadia on his biopic on the legend

The filmmaker talks about the art of telling real stories about famous people

The film is a football fans delight with scene after scene of the legend in action.
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 08:25 PM IST
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As realty numbers stand still, how is Hyderabad still growing?

Policy reform, pro-industry measures and a focus on investment have helped the city boom.

An increase in office space investment has helped generate employment, leading to a rise in demand for residential realty.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 08:38 PM IST

Chanelling nostalgia: Old shows find new views, new love on OTT platforms

Nostalgia is a surprisingly big hit on streaming platforms, where decades-old shows like Friends, Shaktimaan and early episodes of Crime Patrol are finding millions of takers

While Friends is the most high-profile nostalgia hit on the web-streaming platforms, also out there are shows like Yes, Minister, Malgudi Days, Fauji and Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi from the ’80s, Shaktimaan, Seinfeld and That ’70s Show from the ’90s, Hip Hip Hurray from the turn of the century.
Published on Sep 07, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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As students push for more freedom and equality, college hostels are changing

Among the top demands are more-relaxed curfew hours and dress codes, and equal norms for male and female students.

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Published on Aug 28, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Are you anxious all the time?

If you are worried even in the absence of something to worry about it could be Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The first step in addressing GAD is recognising that this is a disorder, not a state of mind or a response to situations.(istock)
Published on Aug 24, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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Moving forward, with help: Who needs grief counselling, how does it work?

When the period of grieving goes on for too long, it is time to seek help.

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Published on Aug 17, 2019 06:11 PM IST
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Indian campuses are expanding their global footprint

Education brands from India are establishing international presence and are finding domestic as well as international takers for their campuses abroad.

Indian edutech platforms are going global, and they’re doing this mainly through collaborations with prestigious foreign universities and Ivy League schools.(iStock)
Published on Jul 31, 2019 07:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDipanjan Sinha and Vanessa Viegas

Eat until you are 80% full, and then stop, says Shweta Tripathi

Great food and regular doses of a healthy snack keep actor Swetha Tripathi healthy and on track

When travelling for shoots, actor Shweta Tripathi snacks on home-made dry fruit laddoos and makhana.(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 07:22 PM IST
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‘What can you do about termites?’ Anubhav Sinha talks cinema and trolls

The attacks on social media are constant, Sinha says, after the release of his film, Article 15. He’s decided to respond with humour, or not at all.

Article 15 the film has its roots in the Badaun case, where two Dalit girls were found hanging from a tree; the plot follows one police officer’s attempt to figure out what happened and why.
Published on Jul 05, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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He’s the one: How Keanu Reeves wins the internet

The star best known for the Matrix trilogy is in the midst of a Keanussance (apparently what you call a Keanu Renaissance). And the fans can’t calm down.

The star with an estimated net worth of $350 million, is raking it in this summer. And on the internet, the reclusive actor is enjoying an unexpected surge of popularity(AFP)
Published on Jun 29, 2019 05:40 PM IST
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Regional rain sightings

Bengali and Malayalam cinema have also played with the metaphor of rain to show man’s relationship to nature and plot a range of human emotions

Meghe Dhaka Tara: Epiphany in pouring rain
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByGargi Gupta, Dipanjan Sinha
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