Joyeeta Biswas was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.
Articles by Joyeeta Biswas
Finding freedom amid thin-crust pizzas at Delhi’s first LGBTQ cafe
Cafe Chez Jerome aims to provide a safe space for members of the queer community. The abnormal is normal here, and judgement is meant to be left at the door.
Updated on May 28, 2017 04:07 PM IST
For first time, bin Laden’s wife Amal tells the story of the night he was killed
The al Qaeda chief’s fourth and youngest wife and her son Hussein were the only ones in the same room as him in their safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, when US Navy Seals stormed the compound and shot him.
Updated on May 26, 2017 12:19 AM IST
Trump’s pic with glowing orb enchants the internet: 18 of the funniest tweets
People across social media drew comparisons between Donald Trump and Lord of the Rings villain Saruman, as well as with supervillains in the DC Comics and Marvel Universe.
Updated on May 22, 2017 11:05 PM IST
Melania Trump refuses to wear headscarf in Saudi Arabia, causes stir on Twitter
The US first lady wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt, but did not cover her hair. Many on Twitter pointed out that US President Donald Trump had in 2015 criticised then first lady Michelle Obama for making the same choice during her visit to the country.
Updated on May 20, 2017 08:52 PM IST
Trump to speak on Islam: Social media can’t stop laughing
Social media has either been unable to stop laughing or is bracing for the start of an all-out, global war.
Updated on May 17, 2017 04:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKartikeya Ramanathan and Joyeeta Biswas
Justin Trudeau brings his 3-year-old to work: Watch and feel your heart melt
The Canadian PM won hearts across the internet when he took his youngest child, three-year-old Hadrien, to work.
Updated on May 13, 2017 11:19 PM IST
World’s spookiest campus? 7,000 bodies may be buried under US university
The bodies are the legacies of an era in which a mental asylum stood where UMMC now is. The “Insane Asylum” was the state’s first and operated until 1935.
Published on May 08, 2017 10:55 PM IST
President Trump completes 100 days. So did he keep his promises?
The US president has signed order after order, but most of his plans seem to have been ill-thought-out and poorly prepared, with legal and legislative roadblocks forcing his administration to go right back to square one.
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 07:00 PM IST
Fancy a drink? This edible blob of water may be for you
The new spherical form of packaging, called Ooho and described by its makers as “water you can eat”, is biodegradeable, hygenic and cheaper than plastic.
Updated on Apr 17, 2017 08:05 PM IST
Flight crew, passengers team up to help deliver baby in the skies
Nafi Diaby, who was 28 weeks pregnant and travelling on a flight from Conakry to Istanbul, gave birth to baby Kadiju at 42,000 feet.
Updated on Apr 09, 2017 09:31 PM IST
Sartaj Aziz on Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest: ‘If we do more, he will be acquitted’
In an interview with German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz defended the government’s decision to avoid stern action against the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 10:13 PM IST
UK-Indian humiliated by gym staff teaches himself law, beats firm in court
After Ketan Aggarwal, who has autism, was called “stupid”, he spent years studying law books from the library to successfully represent himself in court against Virgin Active, a firm launched by Richard Branson.
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 09:33 PM IST
3-year-old girl steals Pope Francis’ cap and sends world into tizzy
As Pope Francis leans in to kiss Estella Westrick, the enterprising young girl takes the opportunity to reach up and pluck the pontiff’s skull cap, known as a “zucchetto”, off his head.
Updated on Mar 22, 2017 09:47 PM IST
Why experts smell something fishy in Trump’s electronics ban
Technology and security experts have spoken out about why these new restrictions make no sense to anyone with a basic understanding of computer science or cybersecurity or just plain common sense.
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 09:56 AM IST
Stabbing oranges, deporting cows: 4 bizarre ways the Turkish are fighting the Dutch
As its current diplomatic spat with the Netherlands escalates, Turkey’s government and its people have found new, innovative ways to express their anger.
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 09:38 AM IST
Try not to cringe: Donald Trump’s history of awkward handshakes, recapped
The US president just can’t seem to be able to greet his foreign guests without leaving them baffled, uncomfortable, wrong-footed or in pain.
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 05:21 PM IST
Buy a stamp, solve an Agatha Christie mystery
Britain’s Royal Mail has issued six stamps to mark the centenary year of Agatha Christie’s first detective novel that contain hidden clues to help unlock the answer to some of her best-loved mysteries.
Updated on Sep 15, 2016 07:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJoyeeta Biswas, New Delhi
The ugly truth behind our obsession with Kate Middleton’s skirt
We like our women celebrities caught off-balance, stripped off their dignity, objectified whether they like it or not
Updated on Apr 14, 2016 10:50 PM IST
Why a Trump presidency may be good for India
Cartoonish though his views may seem, a Trump government in the US might be on better footing with the current Indian one than you might think
Updated on Mar 02, 2016 08:07 PM IST
6 passive-aggressive ways rival Koreas wage their proxy-war
Welcome to the bizarre world of North and South Korea, two countries technically at war for 65 years, fighting in ways you'd never expect.
Updated on Aug 27, 2015 06:23 PM IST
A sermon on morality by the shy tiger of Kolkata zoo
Vishal declares sex before marriage is against Indian tradition, wins admiration from moral authorities.
Updated on Aug 14, 2015 07:44 PM IST
Odd man is in: Donald Trump's race for White House
Real estate tycoon has been called a lot of things but no one's contesting that there's shrewd thinking behind his actions.
Updated on Aug 02, 2015 01:37 AM IST