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From the corridor to Class: Moses Koul’s memory trip

The Class actor, who portrays Sharan Gujral, relives his campus days during a visit to his alma mater, St. Stephen’s College at Delhi University.

Koul poses beside the coloured brick where he had left a mark as part of a secret society. The brick was later painted over by authorities. (Photos: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 02:26 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

I am not a religious person, but KMC is my place of worship: Gandharv Dewan

On a recent trip to Delhi, the Gulmohar actor made a quick stop at his alma mater to revisit his good old college days at Delhi University.

Actor Gandharv Dewan can’t keep a hold on his love for his #campuskedin (Photos: Shantanu Bhattacharya/HT)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 04:54 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Jon Snow becomes Jagdish Shrimohan: AI artist reimagines GoT characters with a desi twist!

Fantasy series Game of Thrones (GoT) is a global sensation and artist Jyo John Mulloor has given a gift to the series’ Indian fan base with his recreation of the characters in a desi avatar. Taking inspiration from Indian mythology and the diverse royal era of the country, Mulloor’s thread has become a viral sensation.

Jon Snow recreated as an Indian deity in a royal ensemble by the artist.
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 03:51 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri

World Theatre Day: DU students feel there’s still room for drama

On World Theatre Day (March 27), the final-year students of dramatics societies of Delhi University, share how they are making the most of their one last chance to celebrate the ‘drama’ of college life. Overcoming challenges such as recruiting new talent that’s reluctant to try their skills and scarcity o college funding, these young guns are trying their best to keep the artiste within them stay alive!

Shaheed Bhagat Singh (Evening) College’s dram soc, Sangharsh has recently developed a satire on the Indian education system.
Published on Mar 27, 2023 03:08 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Dehi

CUET deadline extended: Delhi’s college aspirants heave a sigh of relief

The deadline for submission of application for Common University Entrance Test (CUET) form has been extended to March 30, leaving college aspirants elated. From facing technical glitches to making the right choice in terms of college/course, the grace period has enabled class XII students to counter it all.

Aspiring DU students are happy to get a grace period till March 30, to submit their CUET application. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT (For representational purpose only))
Published on Mar 20, 2023 05:43 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Haat of the matter: Craft lovers unite in Noida this spring

Basant Utsav at Noida Haat is witnessing shoppers from NCR flocking to the venue for handmade artifacts and textiles. From statement jewellery to garden accessories, and handloom sarees to other attires in vibrant prints, there’s a lot on display by artisans from across India.

Shoppers from all across NCR are flocking to Noida Haat to indulge in crafts and wares available here. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 01:18 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Farhan Akhtar: Everyone has had a fantasy of knocking someone out

At the opening of 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Delhi, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar turned up to support and cheer the young squad representing India. While sharing the stage with Olympian Mary Kom, Akhtar expressed his love for the sport, and how he connected with Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain.

Farhan Akhtar cheered on the Indian contingent at the recent opening of 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. (Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 05:21 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Commuters continue to echo ‘Let’s Nacho’ even after Delhi Metro says Na, na, na, na re

Despite repeated reminders about the curbs on filming reels inside the trains, as issued by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), some travellers continue to indulge in videography. A recent viral video shows a girl recording her peer dancing in a crowded coach. This makes one wonder if the mantra of metro commuters is: Can’t stop, won’t stop!

A grab from the recent viral video that shows a girl recording her friend dancing inside the Delhi Metro train. (Photo: Twitter)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 02:14 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Guru Randhawa’s gig at IIT Delhi fest called off due to unruly crowd

Rendezvous, the annual fest of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, was to witness concerts by singers Guru Randhawa and Sonu Nigam. These were cancelled last minute by the college authorities after some students turned violent with the security guards, to get access to the VIP areas. Some members of the organising committee were also at the receiving end of the scuffle that broke out.

Police and security guards had to take control of the situation after some students who wanted to attend Guru Randhawa’s gig, turned violent to gain entry. (Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 04:25 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Rang Barse! DU students’ tryst with Insta thrifting for Holi

This Holi, students of Delhi University are all set to make a vibrant style statement by ditching worn out/old clothes and flaunting new, fashionable attires. In their quest to look their best, many college goers are turning to local shops or Instagram stores to bag nifty deals on thrifted goods.

DU students are setting new fashion goals with their Holi OOTDs, bought from Instagram stores. (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purpose only))
Published on Mar 07, 2023 02:59 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

DU me a favour, let’s play Holi: Students celebrate in North Campus

Delhi University students from various colleges took to the streets of North Campus to play Holi, last weekend. While Hansraj College denied permission to the students to play on the college grounds, Ramjas College and Delhi School of Economics barred those who were visibly drenched in colours, from entering the college premises. But nothing could lower the enthusiasm of those who wanted to revel in the fever of Holi.

Ramjas College students who played Holi on campus, were not allowed to re-enter the college premises by the security guards. (Photos: Gokul VS/HT)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 12:16 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Students consider working for NGOs over MNCs?

On World NGO Day (February 27), students from the colleges of Delhi University share how their own experiences shaped their lives and made them turn down internship offers at well-known firms in lieu of working with non-profit organisations to pave the way for a better tomorrow.

DU students volunteering at a city-based NGO hold interactive classes for children.
Published on Feb 27, 2023 12:35 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Sundowner weddings galore: Are celebs the inspo for Delhiites?

Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani’s wedding, and marriage of actor Athiya Shetty and cricketer KL Rahul, are some recent ones that took place during the day time. The choice of sundowner weddings by these and other celebrity couples have propelled quite a few residents of Delhi-NCR to make hay while the sun shines!

Weddings of Bollywood actors in the recent past have ignited the craze for sundowner weddings among couples in Delhi-NCR. (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 03:42 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Valentine ritual: V-Tree puja returns to Hindu College, sans condoms

A few students of Hindu College at Delhi University tried to bring back the tradition of Virgin Tree (Damdami Mai) puja, after the pandemic pause, on Valentine’s Day (February 14). But students offered flower garlands to the tree in place of water-filled condoms, which used to be originally hung on it alongside posters of Bollywood celebrities.

The Virgin Tree at Hindu College has been the epicentre of Valentine’s Day celebrations in DU’s North Campus for years. (Photo: Facebook (For representational purposes only))
Published on Feb 14, 2023 04:04 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

CVS fest: Students protest, principal assures help

Hundreds of students from Delhi University’s College of Vocational Studies (CVS) are protesting against the college authorities for allegedly cancelling their annual fest, Reverie, just days before it was scheduled to take place.

Students of DU’s College of Vocational Studies are protesting against the college authorities for allegedly cancelling their fest. (Photo: Gokul VS/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Published on Feb 13, 2023 11:40 AM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Maitreyi w-raps a fiesta: Band, dhol battle at Rhapsody ’23!

It was music galore at Maitreyi College’s annual cultural fest Rhapsody ‘23, as students across colleges and universities flocked to the stage to put their best beats forward! With a footfall of over 12,000 students on both days of the fest, the DU fever is back with performances, competitions, and plentiful opportunities of Instagram reels!

Students had to wait two hours to gain entry inside the college as the gates were closed due to an unanticipated huge turnout. (Photos: Dhruv Sehti/HT)
Updated on Feb 08, 2023 11:34 AM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Students try to sell girls college fest invite, authorities clamp down

Delhi University’s Maitreyi College annual cultural fest has been in the limelight since some students allegedly sold their entry passes to students of other colleges. A few screenshots of WhatsApp chats are circulating on social media and prove this incident, which came into the notice of college authorities who have taken strict action against the violaters.

Delhi University’s fests are returning in their full form after the pandemic-induced break. (Photo: Manoj Verma/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Published on Feb 04, 2023 02:40 AM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Artist behind #viral astronaut brides: I’ll make the world my gallery

Pune-New York based artist Jayesh Sachdev used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to visualise astronauts in space sporting bridal attire. Many social media users are loving the look, but there are also some who have trolled it. But the artist feels “inspiration is all about experimentation”.

Artist Jayesh Sachdev envisions brides as astronauts. (Photos: Jayesh Sachdev/Instagram)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 01:29 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Light, sound, action: Auditions for cultural societies return to DU

Seniors at Delhi University are excited for physical auditions to return, but freshers have varied interests and may prefer virtual or alternative activities.

Indian classical dance society at Hansraj College recently conducted its auditions.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:23 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri and Manvi Singh, New Delhi

Delhi-based vlogger travels with 500, a camera and Tiranga!

YouTuber and influencer Afsaar Malik has gained popularity with his online channel, Travel Without Money. He shares how he always carries the Tricolour with him, and what relevance it holds in his heart.

Travel vlogger Afsaar Malik has gained popularity for accomplishing his sojourns sans money.
Published on Jan 26, 2023 12:55 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Every day is National Girl Child Day for us, say DU students

On National Girl Child Day, students of Delhi University share how they propel the conversations around feminism, empowerment of women, and support peers. From workshops to open mic sessions, a lot of activities are conducted all round the year to promote inclusivity and women’s education.

Students of Maitreyi College’s western music society will hold an informal jamming session to mark the day.
Published on Jan 24, 2023 12:02 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Viral stall owner at Delhi Cantt: I’m not a chaiwali but a foodie

A LinkedIn post made Delhi-based Sharmishtha Ghosh popular on social media, for her tea stall in Delhi Cantonment’s Gopi Nath Bazar. But, she tells HT that her cart is not just about tea, and she didn’t quit a high-paying job to set up this cart. Read on to know the real story.

A grab of the viral post that shows Delhi-based Sharmishtha Ghosh, who runs a food stall in Delhi Cantt. (Photo: LinkedIn)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 12:40 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Carrom queen at 83: Pune granny goes viral for her A-game

Vasanti Madhav Utturkar, 83, believes age and gender are no bar when one wants to play a sport. She recently became internet’s new favourite grandmother, with over 30,000 views on her winning video, at the All-Magarpatta City Carrom Tournament.

Vasanti Madhav Utturkar recently won laurels at a tournament in Pune, in carrom. (Photo: Akshay Marathe/Twitter)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 02:31 AM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

DU fest season begins: Stebin Ben ko thoda thoda pyar hua JDMC se!

Live concert by playback singer Stebin Ben mesmerised everyone at Janki Devi Memorial College’s cultural fest, Symphony ’23. The first fest of Delhi University this season was all about campus feels, Insta reels and memories aplenty. The kiosks for face painting and K-Pop merch were a hit, too.

Stebin Ben’s melodious voice enraptured the audience as he sang his original numbers as well as covers of other albums. (Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 05:39 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Abki baar Lohri manegi: City’s dholwallas are fully booked, say shava shava!

Tired of the pandemic pause, the lull in Lohri festivities has come to an end as Delhi residents book dholwallahs to add music to the bonfire! In the midst of this, dhol players and dhol company owners are finally feeling like their tyohar is being made.

Delhi residents are set to celebrate Lohri dancing to the beats of the dhol this year. (Photo: Sunil Ghosh/HT (Photo for representational purpose only))
Published on Jan 13, 2023 05:50 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Hum toh tyohaar manaenge: Section 144 can’t stop Lohri festivities in Noida

After the government’s notification of Section 144 being imposed in Gautam Buddha Nagar till January 31, residents of Noida have refused to let it dampen their festivities. From finding jugaads to attend Delhi-based functions to keeping it low to avoid challans, here’s how they plan on celebrating Lohri!

With Lohri on their minds, Noida residents are heading to Delhi, Gurugram for festivities (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 05:41 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Fans vs GF: Who will footballer Julián Álvarez choose?

Argentine footballer Julián Álvarez is being asked by fans to break-up with his girlfriend María Emilia Ferrero. Over 20,000 fans of the footballer have signed an online petition, since she refused individual requests of fans to click selfies when the couple was visiting their hometown. Football fans in Delhi-NCR are divided on whether to sign the petition or allow personal space to celebrities.

Footballer Julián Álvarez and his girlfriend María Emilia Ferrero have been in a relationship since four years. (Photo: Instagram)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 04:09 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Noida-based policy researcher uses AI to portray snow in Delhi

In Angshuman Choudhury’s tweet, the Capital is shown enveloped in a blanket of snow amid the cold wave in Delhi. As the temperature in the city drops to three degrees Celsius, this AI art is getting all the reason to go viral.

Winter becomes the muse for 29-year-old Assamese, whose imagination of Delhi as a snowy city is going viral on social media. (Photos: Angshuman Choudhury/Twitter)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 04:55 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Gurugram artist behind AI portraits of men and women from Indian states: I don’t make stereotypes, I make art

Artist Madhav Kohli has become a viral sensation since his AI recreations of men and women from different Indian states got talked about on social media. Among the social media users, some Bollywood celebrities have also took notice of his work and tweeted their views.

AI recreations of men and women from different states, by artist Madhav Kohli, have been viral on social media. Seen here is the artist interpretation of a Delhi woman and man, based on the stereotypes about the Capital. (Photo: Madhav Kohli/Twitter)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 12:42 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

World Braille Day: DU’s IP College is paving path for an inclusive campus

Delhi University’s first Centre for Disability Studies opens at Indraprastha College for Women, today. Students enrolled in various courses at the college express their excitement, hopes, and aspirations as the initiative kicks off to make their educational journey a more inclusive experience.

The new centre at IP College aims to create awareness and increase acceptance of differently abled in the mainstream. (Photo:Sushil Kumar/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 12:17 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi
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