Kriti Kambiri
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Siddharth revisits DU: Was in Covid batch, know the pain of virtual college life

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!

Actor Siddharth Shaw recently visited his alma mater, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, in Delhi. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 03:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Varun Mitra: CP has such a vintage vibe

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.

Actor Varun Mitra coulnd’t help but feel nostalgic upon visiting CP after eight years. (Photo: Dhruv Sethi/HT)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 07:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Book Fair: Calling all bibliophiles, stationery lovers to unite

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!

The 27th Delhi Book Fair is being held at Pragati Maidan till August 4. (Photo: Kamal Singh/PTI)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 09:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Who’ll be the next K-Pop star? Youngsters battle it out at semi final in Delhi

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.

The semi final witnessed Outkasts, a Delhi-based girl group, win the contest in the dance category.
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 02:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Miranda House turns shoot location for alumnae Shonali Bose, Nandita Das

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.

Filmmaker Shonali Bose and actor Nandita Das (inset) are returning to their alma mater, Miranda House, to shoot for an OTT show. (Photo: Manoj Verma and Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 05:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

100 challenge: DU girls put their foot down for this deal!

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.

Delhi University students took on the challenge to find the perfect pair of footwear in Delhi’s markets, within <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100. (Photos: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 09:57 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi floods: Volunteers paws-itively save the day

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.

Several volunteers have joined hands with NGOs to rescue and give shelter to animals that were stranded amid the floods in Delhi-NCR. (Photo: Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

CUET-UG results out: Now, all eyes are on cut-offs

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.

The scores of CUET-UG were announced, on July 15, on the official website (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 02:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Hey, Noida! What’s the craze with themed wonder parks?

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.

With laser show as a highlight at Ved Van Park and the artistic sculptures of waste at Waste to Wealth Wetland Park in Noida, the residents are in for a scenic treat. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 10:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Neeraj Chopra: Want to write my own story

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.

Olympian Neeraj Chopra recently defended his title at the Lausanne Diamond League. (Photo: ANI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 07:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

A lesson in art: School walls in NCR flaunt new colours

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.

Some of the recently painted murals at schools across NCR depict social and cultural messages in vibrant hues. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 01:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Young eco-warrior gets a Delhi-style welcome, wishes to meet the PM

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.

Sahil Jha, who has been pedalling across India, has now reached Delhi to promote the Save Soil movement. (Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 01:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Dog dies in car as family visits Taj: Why so irresponsible?

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.

A screengrab of the video shows the unfortunate incident that took place in the parking of the Taj Mahal in Agra, UP. (Photo: Twitter/Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 01:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi’s masti ki paathshala, Metro ride with DU students

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!”

Answering questions around healthy habits, the PM suggested the students, ‘Ghee khaya karo’, among other things. (Photo: BJP Twitter)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 05:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

100 shirt: No sh*t! DU boys turn men of steals

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.

Five students of Delhi University took on the challenge to find the perfect summer shirt in markets of Delhi-NCR, but within <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100. (Photos: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 02:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

No stalling this calling: In DU’s North Campus, food turns love language

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.

DU alumnae Nitakshi Nidhi, Rachna Solanki and Shreya Chaudhary have set up food stalls in North Campus. (Photos: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 08:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ceiling fan falls during exam in Hansraj College

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.

A grab from the video sourced by HT City, showing the fan that fell in a classroom of Hansraj College.
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 04:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ban on app-based bike taxis: Yay or nay?

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.

The ban on two-wheeler bike services in Delhi was recently reinstated by the Supreme Court. (Photo: Abhinav Saha/HT (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 03:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

100 dress: DU students take up challenge to strike the best deal

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.

Five Delhi University students took on the challenge to find the perfect summer dress in markets of NCR, but within <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100. (Photos: Dhruv Sethi/HT)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 02:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pride and proud: DU students bring the rainbow to campus

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.

Students from colleges across the varsity painted their faces in rainbow hues as they turned up on campus on June 1. (Photos: Shantanu Bhattacharya/HT)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 03:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

NIRF college rankings ’23: DU’s Miranda tops, Hindu comes second

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.

Students of Miranda House were elated after their college was announced as No 1 for seventh year in a row. (Photo: Shantanu Bhattacharya/HT (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 04:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

2,000: Delhi-NCR shopkeepers take ‘note’ of panic, cash in with discounts and cashback

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.

A tweet of KS Gulati’s Sardar A Pure Meat Shop, recently went viral on social media for offering discount on <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 notes. (Photo: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

DU exam season: Celebs recall their padhai ka stress

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.

Actors Abhilash Thapliyal, Shriya Saran, Moses Koul, Smriti Kalra and Chayan Chopra recall their #CampusKeDin.
Updated on May 28, 2023 02:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Menstrual Hygiene Day: DU students create launch pad to spread awareness

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.

Students of Hansraj College’s Women Development Cell have conducted sanitary napkin distribution drives at various slums across Delhi.
Updated on May 28, 2023 12:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

When K-ulture gripped Delhi

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.

Students of Daekyung University perform a traditional folk dance with meditative movements. (Photos: Shantanu Bhattacharya/HT)
Updated on May 25, 2023 01:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

2,000 note: Delhiites have a bank full of jugaads

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.

There is time until September 30, 2023 to get <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 notes exchanged at banks; a maximum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 in one transaction. (Photos: Shutterstock (For representation purposes only))
Updated on May 23, 2023 05:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Aaja Mahi: Dhoni fans set to bring the #WhistlePodu for Thala’s ‘last’ match

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.

Dhoni fans in Delhi are ready with their yellow jerseys and CSK merch to cheer for Captain Cool. (Photo: PTI (For representational purposes only))
Updated on May 20, 2023 04:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Museum Day: Delhi to rekindle tales of the Partition

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.

Zuljanah, the horse installation carries a load of skeletons on its back, symbolising the grief of the Partition that is carried across generations. (Photos: Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on May 18, 2023 04:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

After CBSE results, DU aspirants hope to make the cut through CUET

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.

Students exult after receiving their CBSE class XII results at St Thomas’ Girls Senior Secondary School in Mandir Marg, on May 12. (Photo: Amit Sharma/ANI)
Updated on May 14, 2023 01:27 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Token of a bygone era: Delhiites take to QR codes to ride Metro

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.

The new QR code embedded tickets have to be scanned at the AFC gates for entry and exit to the metro stations. (Photos: Dhruv Sethi/HT)
Updated on May 14, 2023 12:45 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi
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