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DU summer break: Are you getting one?

First-year students are living under a cloud of uncertainty as it remains unclear if they would be getting a full-fledged summer break or just two days off before their third semester begins, as per Delhi University’s academic planner. While some students are unable to take up internships, others are disheartened about missing their trip to their hometown.

DU first-year students share how they feel less motivated to get into their third semester classes without a proper summer break. (Photo: Dhruv Sethi (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Environment Day: Flight of feathers cut short by plastic trap

On World Environment Day, observed on June 5, avid bird watchers and amateur photographers are displaying their works at an exhibition in Delhi. Their photographs show how the country’s rich avian life is unable to fight plastic that has become a part of their habitat due to its reckless use by humans.

Bird watcher Avadesh Malik’s photograph of a Steppe Eagle sitting on garbage, captured on the outskirts of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand, narrates the ill-effects of plastic pollution on avian life.
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Environment Day: Delhiites swear by the 3Rs to beat plastic pollution

On World Environment Day, June 5, some Delhiites share how they are doing their best to reuse, reduce and recycle plastic to save the planet. While building a better, cleaner and more artistic future for the city, these residents of the Capital are building utility artefacts and artworks.

Delhiites are finding innovative and productive ways to convert plastic waste into benches, ashtrays and artworks.
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Bicycle Day: Are we on track? Cyclists say, miles to go

A new cycling track has all set to come up in Chanakyapuri’s Nehru Park, but cyclists across Delhi-NCR feel that just one track in one park is not enough. On World Bicycle Day (June 3), city’s pedalling enthusiasts talk about the changes they expect to see in the near future in terms of infrastructure.

Cyclists across NCR feel strongly about the lack of safety on roads in absence of enough cycling tracks.
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 02:56 PM IST

A nation of onlookers: Minor getting stabbed in Delhi, shocks India

A 16-year-old girl in Delhi’s Rohini was stabbed several times by a 21-year-old man.

A screengrab from the CCTV footage of the incident, which has gone viral on social media.
Updated on May 31, 2023 09:26 PM IST
By, , New Delhi

IPL finale fever: Cricket fans’ frenzy will seize the game

As the match between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans is scheduled to take place, today, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the IPL final has arrived, and its fever is being felt all across the nation! Know how Delhiites are celebrating the finale. 

CSK skipper MS Dhoni and GT skipper Hardik Pandya from their first IPL match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, have led their teams to the finale which will be played today. (Photo: ANI)
Updated on May 28, 2023 01:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sportspersons are keeping up with the Delhi heat, and how

Loading on watermelons, altering training schedules, and following a summer-specific diet are survival hacks for the athletes who are continuing their training in Dilli ki garmi.

Sportspersons (clockwise from top left) Aniket Gupta, Shubham Sheoran, Namrata Hooda and Mohit Sehrawat share how they are bringing their A-game to the training ground, amid rising temperature in the Capital.
Updated on May 26, 2023 04:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dog parents in Delhi-NCR ask: Where’s the pool party today?

Pool parties are a hit among both, the pet parents as well as their furry buddies as summer returns to the Capital with its notorious #heatwave. While the doggos are finding these socialising meet-ups as a perfect way to feel re-energised, there are certain safety measures that must be kept in mind by the humans.

To help their pets beat the heat, NCR residents are taking their pets to several pool parties. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on May 26, 2023 03:52 PM IST

Heatwave: Delhiites’ quest for cool air, shade and respite from the heat

After IMD’s warning of a yellow alert due to the temperature going above 40 degrees Celsius, Delhiites share how they are staying close to sources of cool air. From taking refuge under any shaded place to gulping down cool beverages, they are doing everything required to avoid heatstroke in this scorching summer.

Shoppers in Connaught Place cover their faces with scarfs and sunglasses, to protect themselves from the heatwave. (Photo: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on May 24, 2023 05:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Int’l Tea Day: MBA to BTech, tea sellers with or without a degree

Chaiwallas characterise Delhi-NCR’s outdoors culture like nothing else. But these promising youngsters have moved over the norms of the business, to ditch conventional career choices and brew countless cups full of flavour every day. Meet the new-age tea sellers in the Capital!

(L-R) Young and modern tea sellers Prafull Billore, Vartika Singh, Mahaveer Sharma and Muskan Jaiswal share their love for this popular beverage.
Updated on May 21, 2023 12:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tales and traditions: Textile heirlooms take centre stage in Delhi

Weaving together stories from the past and present generations are the works displayed at the Aina exhibition. It showcases the artistry and love that goes into creating and preserving the cherished textile pieces over the years.

A couple admires the phulkari dupattas preserved in the family of Lajwanti Devi since 1900. (Photo: Gokul VS)
Updated on May 16, 2023 04:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mother’s Day 2023: Plates full of flavour served with hearts full of love

Meet some Delhi-based mothers who have gone all out to help their children succeed in life. As they continue to cook and overcome challenges in life, we salute their fighting spirit on International Mother’s Day (May 14).

Delhi-based mothers Geeta Jaiswal, Asha Gupta, and Sarita Kashyap share how they are using their cooking skills to help their children live their dreams.
Updated on May 14, 2023 02:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Migratory Bird Day: Avian love under summer skies

From Indian Pitta to Black-tailed Godwit, birders in city have been spotting different winged beauties. Some Delhiites even share their arduous process of capturing these birds as they stay busy in nesting to stay here for the rest of the summer season.

Indian Golden Oriole is one among the many migratory bird species that have made their way to Delhi this summer. (Photo: Shellender Singh Rao)
Updated on May 13, 2023 01:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Incoming... Trouble: Receiving calls from international numbers on WhatsApp?

Are you too getting WhatsApp calls from unknown international numbers? Disconnect, block and report is the way to go about this latest scam.

WhatsApp and Facebook users are recently receiving numerous calls from unknown international numbers. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on May 10, 2023 12:41 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Art diary: Following footprints of art to raise climate concerns

Works of 32 artists are part this exhibition in Delhi, which deals with the concern of climatic change. The canvases and sculptures are a comment on the imbalance created in the ecosystem, often due to the human greed. Some artists also reflect on the affects of global warming.

Artworks inspired by climate change are displayed as part of this ongoing exhibition in the Capital.
Updated on May 09, 2023 05:26 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Bihar’s Madhubani and Maithili leave an imprint on Delhiites

Bihar Utsav 2023, ongoing at Dilli Haat, is a perfect place for lovers of handicrafts and handloom to indulge in the rich traditional crafts from the state. On display are hand-painted papier-mâché lamps, plates, cups, bowls, sarees, suits, handkerchiefs, bags and much more.

Dupatta with Krishna motif in Madhubani is one among the many exhibits available at the ongoing Bihar Utsav 2023 in Delhi. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 01:04 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Delhi hears the Anugoonj of Armaan Malik’s Main Hoon Hero Tera

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s cultural fest, Anugoonj returned after the long pandemic pause. Students made the most of the event with singer-songwriter Armaan Malik’s concert at the finale. Street dance, folk dance, street play, singing and debating competition kept the spirits of the youngsters high on all three days.

Armaan Malik made Delhi students groove to his music as her performed at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. (Photos: Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Mar 06, 2023 04:30 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Women’s Day 2023 Aditi Ashok: Wish to lead the world rankings someday

Golfer Aditi Ashok, who narrowly missed an Olympic bronze after a fourth-place finish in the Tokyo Olympics, is currently #1 on the Ladies European Tour Official rankings. Her conviction to claim a place for female Indian golfers keeps her motivated and focussed in the game.

Golfer Aditi Ashok is already a two-time Olympian at the age of 24. Her vision for the female players in the sport keeps her going strong.
Published on Mar 04, 2023 01:10 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Rural arts, artisans from Rajasthan head to Delhi to showcase their craft

Artisans of Tilonia, a district in Ajmer, are all set to bring the vibrancy of their art of weaving, needlework, leather crafting and much more to Delhi as part of the Tilonia Crafts Bazaar. Alongside the exhibition of their works, there will also be a puppet show to highlight the social concerns of their village, and they overcame these.

Artists from the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan will showcase their crafts in Delhi at Triveni Kala Sangam.
Published on Feb 23, 2023 12:33 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Pankaj Tripathi: Acting is oxygen, if you don’t do it you’ll die

The Bollywood actor recently visited his alma mater, National School of Drama in Delhi as part of the Bharat Rang Mahotsav celebrations. He reminisces about his days as a theatre student while talking about his craft of acting as well as his learnings from his teachers in theatre.

Actor Pankaj Tripathi recently visited NSD to be part of a discussion at the 22nd Bharat Rang Mahotsav. (Photos: Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Feb 23, 2023 12:22 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

#ArtDiary: Birds of feather, sculpted together for this show in Gurugram

Artists Gopal Namjoshi and Rupa Samaria have come together to explore the challenges that birds face in the Aravalli region. At the showcase, installations made out of scrap and paintings in vibrant colours are displayed.

Artist Gopal Namjoshi’s installations and Rupa Samaria’s paintings will be exhibited at Museo Camera.
Published on Feb 15, 2023 01:34 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, Gurugram

Valentine’s Day 2023: Delhi couples romance the city in spring

Away from the world of reels, three real-life couples — on Valentine’s Day — share why romancing Delhi in spring fills them with love. They share their bond with the city while strolling in the scenic locales of Sunder Nursery, Lodhi Gardens, Old Fort, Hauz Khas, and India Gate.

Valentine’s Day makes this Delhi-based couple revisit Sunder Nursery, which never fails to surprise them. (Photos: Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Feb 14, 2023 06:39 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, New Delhi

Roses are red, violets are blue: Delhiites don’t mind splurging to say I love you

The season of love onsets today and roses, lilies and orchids are the charm for romancing couples irrespective of the hike in prices at the Delhi florists. When it comes to love, everything else doesn’t matter, not even a bouquet of 10 roses at a minimum of   ₹1,000.

Florists across the Capital are ready to rake in the moolah this Valentine’s week. (Photos: Shantanu Bhattarchya/HT)
Updated on Feb 07, 2023 05:07 PM IST
ByManvi Singh, 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
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