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Kanwars with Dali masks: Demolishing demons!

This year, Kanwars returning from their water heist of sorts were spotted flaunting masks inspired from Spanish artist Salvador Dali. These masks had earlier gained popularity due to the success of the OTT web series, Money Heist.

Quite a few kanwariyas returning from Haridwar were spotted with Dali mask this year. (Photo: Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 03:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Nature Conservation Day: Delhi’s eco-warriors hold their swords high

On World Nature Conservation Day, July 28, meet some eco-warriors who continue to fight against all odds to conserve Nature for a better future in Delhi. These Good Samaritans share their journeys of building nests, planting trees, and picking up plastic from rubbish.

(L-R) Pranav Gaba, Swami Prem Parivartan, and Rakesh Khatri are some of Delhi’s eco warriors who have been working for Nature conservation.
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 01:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Meet Sarojini Nagar’s ‘thriller’ copy of Michael Jackson

Dancing in the middle of the Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar market, Pankaj Rawat, a social media influencer, has gone viral for his unique freestyle dance moves and sing along act that has received more than 1.7 million views. But, does Rawat find it to be cringe or is it an expression of his fearlessness?

A grab from Ghaziabad-based Pankaj Rawat’s recent viral video that shows him dancing in the middle of Sarojini Nagar market in Delhi. (Photo: prankster_panku/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 02:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Chess Day: For these chess grandmasters, it’s no board game

After 13 years, the game is all set to make a comeback to the Asian Games, which will be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023, in China. On International Chess Day (July 20), meet the 10-member Indian contingent raring to boost the country’s tally.

Indian grandmasters are prepping to display their tactical skills at the upcoming Asian Games 2023.
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 01:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Maggi for 193 at airport: Twitter says why not carry home-cooked food? Delhiites react

A Chandigarh-based content creator tweeted her bill of Maggi priced at ₹193, bought from the airport, which sparked a debate on social media. After the debate went viral, we speak to Delhiites about their choice between ordering Maggi and home-cooked food when travelling via flight.

A screengrab of the tweet that went viral for was shocked about Maggi being priced at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>193 at an airport. (Photo: Twitter and Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 08:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

DU students: How much do you spend in a day?

A college-goer’s viral Insta reel pins her daily expense at ₹242, and the amount is receiving mixed reactions from her peers. How close is this to reality?

A video grab from the reel of Apao Rakovine that went viral with more than 500k views. (Photo: thatpetitefoodie/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 12:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The rise of Yamuna: Delhiites, stay afloat!

Stuck for hours on roads or struggling in the Delhi Metro, ‘Yamuna paar’ residents face the wrath of floods as the river’s water level rose, following heavy rainfall and the release of water from Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana.

A road near ISBT after the swollen Yamuna river flooded low-lying areas across NCR. (Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 02:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

#DelhiRains: City halts in a monsoon meltdown!

As raindrops keep falling on our heads, Delhi’s residents pour out complaints and coping strategies of how they are sailing through the waterlogged city while cancelling plans and skipping college and office.

Deluge in Delhi: Record-breaking 261mm of rain turns roads into knee-deep waterlogged racecourses. (Photo: Sanjay Sharma/ANI)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 03:11 PM IST
By, , New Delhi

Kanwar trails: Mapping the saawan travellers

With unwavering devotion, kanwariyas from different parts of India are headed to Haridwar via Delhi. As the month of saawan begins, five groups of kanwariyas share how they plan to collect the water of Ganga river, which will later be offered to Lord Shiva when these pilgrims return to their cities.

Travelling to Haridwar, kanwariyas have begun their journey via Delhi to collect the holy water from the Ganga river. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 08:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

This Delhiite on Batmobile won’t stop the bhangra

Pulkit Sharma, a Delhi-based content creator, was trolled for his video showcasing him dancing on bhangra beats. In reply to this, he tweeted another video of him dancing, which went viral and has received more than 300k views. He strongly believes that his cerebral palsy can’t stop him from living a life of dignity.

A grab of Pulkit Sharma’s tweet that went viral for him attempting bhangra on his wheelchair to shush trolls. (Photo: Twitter)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 08:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asteroid Day: For the love of shooting stars and skygazing

Amateur astronomers in Delhi-NCR mark Asteroid Day (June 30) with online interactions and live streaming sessions. Many city-based astronomy clubs share how they have shifted gears to stay relevant in the virtual space and fulfil the demand of their followers.

Amateur astronomers bank on online events to regain the interest of young asteroid finders, in the post pandemic era. (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 06:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Spotted: Social media’s Serbian dancing lady in DU’s Khalsa College!

The mysterious Serbian Dancing Lady, who went viral on TikTok in 2019, has resurfaced at Delhi University’s Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College! A student’s recreation of the video, with a Punjabi twist, along with his friends has caught the attention of social media users.

A screengrab from the reel that shows SGTB Khalsa student, Prabhjot Singh moving like #SerbianDancingLady. (Screengrab: bolda_ni_sengh/Instagram)
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 04:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nuggets from daily life turn muse and flyovers, the canvas!

Five flyovers in Delhi have been spruced up in vibrant shades as part of the preparations for the G20 Summit in the Capital by the PWD. These include the flyovers at Raj Nagar, South Extension, Greater Kailash I, Nehru Place and Lajpat Nagar, and three more are in the works.

The newly painted flyovers at Nehru Place, South Extension, Greater Kailash I, Lajpat Nagar and Raj Nagar are the talk of the town. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/ HT)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 02:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Waiting areas for house helps: Safety measure or classist practice?

A recent tweet showing a notice by a residential society in Bengaluru which has made designated waiting area for house helps, has piqued reactions from several social media users. Delhiites are divided on the issue since some cite security concerns whereas others feel it reeks of discriminatory behaviour.

A society in Bengaluru has designated waiting area for house helps to stay away from common parks in between their jobs. (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 04:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Olympic Day: Winning laurels for India, sportspersons prep for Paris 2024

On Olympic Day (June 23), five Indian sportspersons who have been in the news lately for their achievements share how they are prepping for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. Read on to know how HS Prannoy, Chirag Shetty, Avani Prashanth, Tejaswin Shankar and Harmilan Bains are embracing #LetsMove, which is the theme of Olympic Day 2023.

HS Prannoy, Chirag Shetty, Avani Prashanth, Tejaswin Shankar and Harmilan Bains share how they are prepping to qualify for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 01:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Yoga Day: Delhiites, let the dogs out!

Those celebrating the occasion by practising yoga needn’t leave their pets behind. A number of doga sessions are taking place across NCR. Here’s a low-down of where all you can be part of yoga sessions with your pets as well as rescued doggos.

Celebrating Yoga Day in NCR? Take your pet along.
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 04:54 PM IST

World Music Day: Delhi Police officials confess their love for musical notes

On World Music Day, June 21, some Delhi Police personnel share how they find solace in music as they stay in sync with the rhythm of law. From writing lyrics to singing, they keep themselves connected with the mellifluous notes to fuel their passion.

Delivering their duty towards the nation these Delhi Police officials are keeping their passion for music alive.
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 11:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Flavour of Pride: Delhiites dig rainbow cakes

Delhi-NCR based home bakers notice a rise in demand for rainbow-themed cakes during the Pride Month. They share how some customers are celebrating their birthdays in rainbow hues while some others are marking the coming out of the young ones with this colourful, sweet delight.

Whipping rainbow colours for themed cake, bakers in Delhi-NCR share how the rise in demand is keeping them super busy during the Pride Month.
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 04:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Father’s Day 2023: Like father, like son, Delhi’s kulfi makers

Creating a symphony of love and tradition, these father-son duos are swirling their way to Delhiites’ hearts through frozen delights. Crafting the creamy magic of kulfi to tickle taste buds, they share how they are taking the legacy forward.

Some of the popular kulfi makers of Delhi talk about their father-son bond that has played a vital role in carrying forward their kulfi legacy. (Photo: Dhruv Sethi/HT)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 12:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

#DelhiDiary: A theatrical treat of classics

Drama lovers in the city are in for a treat as Sheila Bharat Ram Theatre Festival returns. This year it has five stage plays. From the old-age sagas to the new age romance, the performances aim to take the audiences on a roller coaster of emotions.

With five enticing performances and intriguing scripts, Sheila Bharat Ram Theatre Festival aims to be a dramatic extravaganza.
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 11:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

CSAS: Fill, pay, repeat? Why, ask DU aspirants

After filling out a six-page long CUET form, Delhi University aspirants are now filling up a seven-pager to know if they can make it through the course and college of their choice. But, this isn’t all. Read on to know the woes that many youngsters are facing in this whole process.

From filling up lengthy forms for the second time to paying fees for each subject separately, DU aspirants share what all is not so cool in the new online admission system. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 10:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Juggling Day: Spare a thought for the smiles we bring, say Delhi artistes

On World Juggling Day (June 17), NCR-based jugglers share the struggles they undergo to make ends meet while staying true to their art form. They strive day in and out to preserve their skills, but don’t wish their children to face similar hardships by choosing this profession as the sole means of earning livelihood.

Though jugglers find their profession a noble one, they confess that it’s not an easy choice to survive on it and hence don’t want their next generation to take it up full time. (Photo: Prasad Gori/HT (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 10:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Scrap to sensational: G20 art installations turn heads in Delhi

Before the birds and animals of G20 nations settle at a park in Chanakyapuri, they’ve become a favourite among residents of NCR. These 19 sculptures by 25 artists from Lalit Kala Academy are compelling the onlookers to visit the lawn next to Bihar Bhawan (in Chanakyapuri) and click selfies.

Germany’s federal eagle, made using 600kg of iron scrap, will be installed at the upcoming G20 park in Chanakyapuri. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 12:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Off to the hills to beat summer heat? Take a U-turn!

The unbearable heat in Delhi-NCR has compelled many to hit the highway in the direction of hill stations. But, some Delhiites share that they were sent back by authorities due to the overcrowding at most of the hill towns, and others share that hotels have cancelled their advance bookings.

Hill towns like Manali are witnessing heavy footfall of tourists from Delhi-NCR since the mercury has risen. (For representational purposes only) (Photo: Ajay Kumar/ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 02:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

#ScamAlert: Hello, this is Delhi Police officer calling! Or not?

Random calls from imposters claiming to be cops are on the rise of late. Beware, as these conmen can clean swipe your bank account. Residents from not just Delhi-NCR but even other cities such as Bengaluru have received such scam calls.

Reports of phone calls from callers posing as Delhi Police personnel are coming in from pan India. Have you too received such a call? (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 04:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Summer Escape: Delhiites go Zoo-La-La!

From Asiatic elephants to an innumerable variety of deers, Delhi Zoo has innumerable animals that would make your summer trip to these majestic wonders to be successfully spent day.

The two Asiatic elephants and one African elephant are fed cucumbers and melons to ensure they stay cool during the summers. (Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 03:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Doll Day: Meet Paño, Delhi’s larger-than-life doll

With the will to be extraordinary in her endeavours, Sanskriti Sharma, a fashion design graduate has set new bars stand out from the crowd with the aid of a big doll head. Seen around Lodhi Gardens, Janpath and Khan Market, among other popular spots in the city, this World Doll Day (June 10), she talks about her inspiration.

Sankriti Sharma, aka Paño, at the busy streets of Gandhi Market.
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Doll Day: Delhiites set the doll rolling for a cause

Bound by the common thread of hope, these cuddly toys are here to spread smiles and make the world a better place. Now, these cuddly toys not only bring joy but also facilitate women empowerment and pave a path for environmental awareness.

These cute dolls are redefining playtime for children by bringing an idea of change in society.
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Friendship goals: A DU student’s Insta quest to find her LKG friend

When we open our school magazines, we often wonder about our friends from childhood. But a DU student, Neha went all out and initiated a vigorous Instagram search to find her LKG friend, Lakshita Jetawat. Read on to know what happened next.

A video grab of the reel that went viral on Instagram and has amassed over nine million views so far.
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

WTC Final 2023: Delhiites’ true test of loyalty

Cricket lovers are flocking Delhi markets for first copies of expensive jerseys as they #bleedblue in high spirits of the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final. City-based seller are pitching in with attractive rates.

Delhiite Sunil Sharma (L), a retired engineer, buys a jersey of Team India at Palika Bazar, for his grandson, for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>200.
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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