Articles by Kriti Kambiri
Actor Siddharth Shaw recently visited Delhi University’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, his alma mater, and was hit by nostalgia while sharing his #CampusKeDin. Besides, he indulged in his old time fave street foods at the community centre in Saket like a true blue Delhiite!
The actor, who visited Delhi recently, met HT City at Connaught Place and talked about his undying love for the city, its people and its food, while recalling his #CampusKeDin as a Delhi University student.
From literary marvels to quirky stationery, there’s lots in store as the beloved Delhi Books Fair and Stationery Fair return to the Capital. Here’s all that the fairs have to offer!
K-Pop fans and enthusiasts united in the Capital recently, for the semi-final of All-India K-Pop Contest 2023. 67 participants competed in the dance and music categories as members of boy band Mbitious, enthralled the audience.
Filmmaker Shonali Bose is shooting her next OTT show at Delhi University’s Miranda House. The project stars actors Simran and Nandita Das — also an alumna of Miranda. The script is women-centric and based on friendship among youngsters.
Five Delhi University students take up the challenge to find the perfect accessory — a pair of footwear — for ₹100. Their quest takes them to the markets of Lajpat Nagar, Palika Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Karol Bagh and Sarojini Nagar. Despite the budget, these youngsters find chic and cool options to match their personal style.
Volunteers across NCR joined hands with NGOs and NDRF, to help the animals stranded in the Delhi floods. Know how the good Samaritans have been rescuing stray dogs and cattle, and providing them food and shelter.
NCR-based Delhi University aspirants are eagerly waiting for the cut-off list that is expected to be announced anytime soon. Some share their scores, expectations and the name of their dream college.
With two new parks in Noida — Ved Van Park and Waste to Wealth Wetland Park — the residents are in for a healthy and holistic treat. While one park offers laser show and wall art, the other has scenic viewpoints and art installations made out of scrap.
India’s Golden Boy, Neeraj Chopra once again stole the show at Lausanne Diamond League 2023, but his aim is to win the gold for the World Athletics Championships. While prepping for it in full force, he wishes to some day write his story, in his own words.
Walls of some of the schools — in INA, Mandir Marg, Lodhi Road, Kapashera, and Gurugram — have turned into canvases for social messages and cultural nuggets as witnessed by youngsters who have returned post their summer break. Conceptualised by the Delhi Street Art group, the new murals are quite vibrant and themes according to their surroundings.
Kolkata-based Sahil Jha — who is cycling to promote the Save Soil movement — plans to ride for 25,000kms across India. He recently reached Delhi, for the final leg of his journey, and shares how the residents of the Capital are treating him with love and food such as momos at Satya Niketan and chhole bhature in Paharganj.
A Haryana-based couple left their pet dog locked inside their vehicle while they went on to tour the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The animal’s subsequent death has cause social media users to demand strict action against the dog’s owners. Doctors, lawyers and animal welfare organisations share how to step up and take action in such cases of negligence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Metro ride on the Yellow Lines and address at the closing ceremony of Delhi University’s centenary celebrations, had it all, from convos on OTT series to viral reels. The students gush: “The PM is so cool!”
Five male Delhi University students take up the challenge to find the perfect summer shirt for just ₹100. Their quest takes them to Lajpat Nagar, Palika Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Gaffar Market and Ajmal Khan Road. Despite the apparent lack of variety for menswear, these youngsters find chic and cool options to match their personal style.
The latest addition to the plethora of eateries around Delhi University’s North Campus include the food stalls set up by some alumnae of the varsity. These women have brought together their businesses with their love, to relive their #CampusKeDin while serving pocket-friendly food to students.
During an internal examination of BCom (Hons) students at Hansraj College, an operational ceiling fan fell and injured one student. We spoke to several students who refused to go on record about the incident due to fear of action by the college authorities.
The Delhi government’s ban on two-wheeler/bike taxi services, as provided by ride-aggregators such as Uber, OIa, Rapido and others in the Capital, has been reinstated by the Supreme Court. But the decision is inducing mixed response from the drivers as well as frequent travellers.
Five Delhi University students took on the challenge of finding the perfect summer dress for just INR100 ($1.35) at five markets, including Sarojini Nagar, Janpath, Atta Market, Kamla Nagar, and Lajpat Nagar. Despite their budget, the students managed to find chic and trendy dresses that were perfect for their personal styles. They used their bargaining skills to score good deals and prove that affordable fashion is possible.
Ushering in Pride Month (June) on campus, the young guns of Delhi University use make-up and fashion to shine a spotlight on members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. Sharing how they stand up for their peers and themselves, some students talk about what it takes to be queer or an ally on campus.
The 2023 NIRF rankings have been announced and five colleges of Delhi University have made it in the list of top 10. Miranda House has topped the list for the seventh time in a row, and Hindu College has ranked second for a second time. ARSD, KMC, and LSR are also part of the list.
Shopkeepers across NCR have come up with interesting ways for Delhiites to use up their ₹2,000 notes. Some have put up enticing offers of discounts, cashback and freebies. This latest jugaad has Delhiites thronging to shops rather than banks as a transaction hot spot.
As exam fever grips Delhi University with students pulling off all-nighters, last-minute revisions and the exchanging of notes, alumni recount how they prepped and appeared for their exams back in days. Actors Moses Koul, Chayan Chopra, Abhilash Thapliyal, Shriya Saran and Smriti Kalra take a walk down the memory lane of their #CampusKeDin.
On Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), youngsters from across Delhi University colleges share how they are making constant efforts to create awareness around menstrual health. From organising fests to seminars and executing sanitary napkin distribution drives, they are doing it all.
Young artistes from India and Korea showcased Indo-Korean culture and camaraderie in the city at Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House. The evening comprised traditional as well as contemporary pieces from both nations including Odissi choreography, dance on K-Pop numbers, and a taekwondo demonstration.
After RBI’s announcement to withdraw ₹2,000 denomination banknotes from circulation, Delhiites share what all they are doing to get rid of their currency without having to make their rounds to the bank. Meanwhile, the notes remain to be legal tender, and can be exchanged at the banks until September 30, 2023.
Taking leaves, clamouring for tickets, buying brand new CSK merch or going to their favourite sports bars, Delhiites are ready to welcome their fave cricketer to Arun Jaitley Stadium, today! IPL fever has turned into MS Dhoni’s ‘homecoming’ for fans in the Capital.
Delhi’s Partition museum is all set to open its doors to public from May 19. It houses memorabilia from the 1947 Partition of India. Some artifacts are also from the time when Delhiites got a chance to travel back to their ancestral homes, which are now in present day Pakistan. Evoking nostalgia are 40 articles donated by families, and five installations alongside several photographs at this museum housed in Dara Shukoh Library at Kashmere Gate.
After announcement of class XII results by CBSE, youngsters hoping to make it to Delhi University share how their eyes are set on Common University Entrance Test (CUET). To get the course and college of their choice is certainly on the agenda of most of them.
Updated on May 14, 2023 01:27 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is on its way to make tokens defunct. Paper slips with QR codes are now being issued at many stations, to make travel tokenless in the Delhi Metro. Soon QR coded tickets will be available on mobile phones, too. The frequent commuters feel divided about the new change.
Updated on May 14, 2023 12:45 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi