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Vertika Kanaujia

Vertika Kanaujia is Editor Audience Growth at Hindustan Times and oversees the website’s coverage of business news, health, technology and internet culture. She is a Chevening Scholar and a Columbia Journalism University Fellow. Vertika has been a journalist for more than 18 years. After starting her career as a business journalist in TV she has worked with various leading news channels. You can email her at

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Fallen crypto star Sam Bankman-Fried goes on trial

Former CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, goes on trial for massive fraud against clients today. Here's a look at his rise and fall

Fraud trial of Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of failed cryptocurrency brokerage FTX, begins Tuesday with jury selection. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)(AP)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 04:12 PM IST

‘Promising Candidate’, Elon Musk vouches for Indian American Vivek Ramaswamy

GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy gains support from Tucker Carlson and Elon Musk ahead of the first debate. Ron DeSantis sees him as a threat.

Republican presidential candidate businessman Vivek Ramaswamy speaks at the Iowa State Fair Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP/PTI)(AP08_12_2023_000358A)(AP)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 10:00 AM IST

‘I make love to men daily, but…’, Barack Obama's old love letters are startling

Former US President Barack Obama's love letters from 1982 reveal his "androgynous mind" and views on homosexuality

Former U.S. president Barack Obama applauds the audience before a discussion at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in Athens, Greece, Thursday, June 22, 2023. (AP)
Published on Aug 13, 2023 10:08 AM IST

FBI arrests Indian American doctor for allegedly masturbating on plane to Boston

Indian American doctor arrested for allegedly masturbating in front of a 14-year-old girl on a flight from Hawaii to Boston.

Dr Sudipto Mohanty, an Indian American doctor accused of masturbating on a plane to Boston
Published on Aug 11, 2023 01:43 PM IST

Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Barbie: How women power is shaping up US economy

Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Barbie, are reshaping the US industry and generating billions of dollars in economic impact.

Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Barbie, are reshaping US economy and raking in huge mullah
Published on Aug 08, 2023 08:48 PM IST

'DeSantis more dangerous than Trump', Florida Governor promotes video of rebuke

Republican Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is being criticized by left-wing commentators who believe he is more dangerous than Donald Trump.

Figures released by Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign revealed that he raised more cash than former president Donald Trump in the last quarter (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File, Photo by Anna Moneymaker (AFP)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 11:56 AM IST

Startling Titan revelation: 'OceanGate CEO wasn't interested in tourism'

OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush is now being accused of using passengers to fund his Titanic obsession.

OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush(AP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 08:47 PM IST

Titan tragedy jokes take over the internet, why are people celebrating?

Reason why Titanic sub tragedy has triggered hate and ugly jokes against those who died

TOPSHOT - (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on June 21, 2023 shows Titan submersible passengers (L-R, top to bottom) Hamish Harding, OceanGate Expeditions of their CEO and founder Stockton Rush, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, director of a deep ocean research project dedicated to the Titanic, and Suleman Dawood and his father Shahzada Dawood(AFP)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 01:35 PM IST

Inside the lost Titanic submersible: No seats, one toilet and no windows

As time runs out for the missing Titan submersible let's understand how it would be like for the 5 passengers stuck inside the vehicle for over 80 hours.

TOPSHOT - This undated image courtesy of OceanGate Expeditions, shows their Titan submersible launching from a platform.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 11:59 AM IST

Time ticking for missing Titanic sub, only 4 hours of hope left: All we know

Read latest update from Titan sub, that went missing 4 days back as the rescuers fight against to save the vehicle that has only 4 hours of oxygen left.

FILE PHOTO: The Titan submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions to explore the wreckage of the sunken SS Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 02:44 PM IST

Big US immigration update provides cheer for H-1B and L-1 visa holders

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' has revised Employment Authorization Documents rules to offer new lifeline for laid-off Indian immigrants

A US flag is raised after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jun 15, 2023 12:34 PM IST

Prince Harry at coronation, looked lonely with a fake smile, ignored by family

Prince Harry at King Charles III's coronation ceremony was a solemn sight of estrangement and loneliness

Britain's Prince Harry, right center row, looks on as front row from left, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Kate, Princess of Wales and Edward the Duke of Edinburgh attend the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Westminster Abbey, London, Saturday May 6, 2023. (Yui Mok, Pool via AP)(AP)
Published on May 07, 2023 04:17 PM IST

‘What if weakest US President is re-elected’, AI ad fuels fake news concerns

2024 US elections may witness a new battleground with artificial intelligence (AI) playing a key role in political advertising.

After President Joe Biden announced his intent to run for the Presidential race the Republican National Committee (RNC) launched its first attack against the Democratic Party leader with an AI powered ad.
Published on Apr 26, 2023 10:56 PM IST

Unraveling the enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto, was he Steve Jobs? maybe not

On April 23, 2011, Bitcoin founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, disappeared. There are several theories and one links him to Steve Jobs, but there is no evidence.

Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto statue in Budapest features a reflective face(
Published on Apr 24, 2023 11:07 AM IST

AI song with fake ‘Drake’ and ‘The Weeknd’ vocals creates furore, pulled down

A fake artificial generated song of Drake’ and ‘The Weeknd’ has taken the world by surprise and the worst part is that it's very good and very fake.

‘Drake’ and ‘The Weeknd’
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 04:05 PM IST

ChatGPT-4 is phenomenal but its ‘hallucinations’ make it flawed

OpenAI's GPT-4 has left researchers and academics stunned with its advanced capabilities in interpreting text and images to provide accurate responses to tricky questions. However, the technology's flaws cannot be ignored, including the potential for factual errors, harmful content, and spreading disinformation to suit its bias.

GPT-4 had been widely awaited ever since ChatGPT burst onto the scene in late November, wowing users with its capabilities that were based on an older version of OpenAI's technology, known as a large language model.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 11:27 AM IST

How ChatGPT has triggered a Generative AI race between Google and Microsoft

Microsoft's ChatGPT and Google's Bard AI are battling it out for AI supremacy, with both facing bugs and criticism. Both companies have now launched improved versions of their products, while Google announced upcoming generative AI features GPT-4 promises advanced creativity but the battle raises concerns about the reliability of AI chatbots for widespread consumer adoption.

A smartphone with a displayed ChatGPT logo is placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken February 23, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 09:54 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

AI is powering travel experience across the world: 10 examples

Artificial Intelligence is changing the way the world is travelling, read 10 innovative examples

An American Airlines plane lands at Logan International Airport, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in Boston. Communities around the world emitted more carbon dioxide than any other year on record in 2022 as air travel rebounded from the pandemic and cities turned to coal to provide a cheap source of power. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)(AP)
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 02:06 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Make in Odisha Day 1 attracts investments worth 585,742 cr, 21 MoUs signed

Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, along with 54 corporate leaders today pitched for Odisha as a land of opportunity on the back of political stability, ease of doing business and transparency

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with industry tycoons at the plenary session of Make in Odisha Conclave 2022, in Bhubaneswar,
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 09:20 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Naveen Patnaik bets big on Make in Odisha 3.0, eyes 6 lakh cr worth funds

Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated his states's big-ticket business conclave Make in Odisha

CM Naveen Inaugurates Make In Odisha Conclave 2022 in Bhuwaneswar
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 10:31 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

UK visa delay: British High Commission apologises, gives options to travellers

In normal circumstances for non-settlement visa applications submitted outside the UK 90% are decided within 3 weeks; 98% within 6 weeks and 100% within 12 weeks of the application date. But this year the wait time has extended.

The London Eye wheel is seen at sunset, one of the biggest tourist attraction in London, Britain.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 13, 2022 11:37 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Understanding Belarus: Is it Putin's accomplice or a victim?

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and other pro democracy protesters have accused President Alexandar Lukashenko of becoming a puppet government of Russia. 

in-Depth Pro democracy protestors holding a silent peace protest against the Ukraine war in Minsk, Belarus and completely disassociating from their President Alexandar Lukashenko's actions of aiding Russia in the war. 
Published on Mar 31, 2022 02:50 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Karnataka Budget: Watch Shivakumar react to allocation for Mekedatu project

Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar said, “This is a reward for everyone who participated in our campaign. It is a victory for all of us and an example of how rights can be secured through collective struggle. Thanks to everyone who took part in the march.”

Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar in Vidhan Soudha responding to the Budget announcements made by the Karnataka CM(DD Karnataka)
Updated on Mar 04, 2022 10:39 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Bengaluru India's top startup hub with a 34% leasing share

Delhi-NCR is amongst the fastest-growing market in terms of leasing by startupsMumbai has seen certain pockets of startup activity over the yearsStartups to lease 29 million sq ft space during 2022-24

Bengaluru top startup hub, followed by Delhi-NCR. Startups to lease 29 million sq ft space during 2022-24(shutterstock)
Published on Feb 28, 2022 09:58 AM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Paytm IPO Opens: Should you buy or not? Here's expert advice

Expert advice on whether to invest your money in India's largest IPO, Paytm, which opens for subscriptions today

Paytm aims to raise <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>18,300 crore at a band of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,080-2,150, valuing the company at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.39 trillion at the top end.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 07:41 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Worried about Nykaa IPO share allotment? Here’s some advice for you

Retail investors are often left high and dry at the time of share allotment, considering most of the IPOs these days are getting oversubscribed. So how should one ride on the IPO craze and benefit from the excitement?

So what should an investor consider while putting their hard-earned money in IPOs
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 01:55 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Will the festive season trigger the third wave?

As we begin the festivities the most pertinent question being asked is, is the worst over for India and has Covid-19 now turned into an endemic, as being suggested by few experts or is it the lull before the storm?

ICMR warned that revenge tourism may trigger the third wave, with cases surging by over 40%.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 07:47 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Coronavirus: Novel way to manage Diabetes amid Covid-19

As the world navigates these challenging times, India’s diabetes burden has taken on a new significance.

Representational Image(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 26, 2021 11:01 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia, Delhi

Zomato IPO: Why is there so much buzz and should you invest?

Food delivery giant Zomato’s IPO size is ₹9375 crore and public offer comprises a fresh issuance of equity shares of ₹9,000 crore.

The Zomato IPO will open for subscription between July 14 to July 16.(Mint File photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 10:41 AM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Coronavirus | Post-Covid Stress Disorder: All you need to know

Dr Manu Tiwari, Consultant Psychiatrist at Noida's Fortis hospital shares his views on first identifying and then coping with post traumatic stress disorder among different age groups and professions.

Mumbai: A health worker takes swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test, at a railway station in Mumbai, Friday, July 9, 2021.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 10:19 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia, Hindustan Times, Delhi
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