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Vidhya Narayanan is a senior content producer at Chandigarh. She edits for the Ludhiana and Chandigarh news desks of Hindustan Times.

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IIT Mandi warns of high levels of cancer-causing pollutants in Baddi-Barotiwala groundwater

The study found that the groundwater in the area is concentrated with industrial pollutants such as zinc, lead, cobalt, nickel, and chromium, as well as naturally occuring uranium, that can pose a grave risk to human health.

The groundwater in Himachal’s Baddi-Barotiwala (BB) industrial area has a high levels of cancer-causing toxic metals, a study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi and IIT Jammu has revealed. (Representational image)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 10:51 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

‘Chandigarh progressive, but can do more to make public spaces inclusive’

To find out if Chandigarh is planned for people from all walks of life, “City for All” initiative, spearheaded by Swati Janu of Social Design Collaborative, along with students of architecture, went to six localities in the city and interacted with residents

Visitors during the art exhibition, ‘City for All’, organised by the French Cooperation Network in India at the Sector 16/17 Underpass in Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2022 07:12 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Amol Palekar’s edgy play ‘Kusur’ a perfect comeback to stage after 25 years

Organised by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, in collaboration with Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, the play was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.

HT Image
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Vidhya Narayanan, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s Sector 21: They dwell with parrots here

The denizens of Sector 21 have the luxury of waking up to the chirping of thousands of parrots that live on a patch, now notified as a sanctuary, in their locality.

(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 05, 2018 01:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

A blue bus full of books in an agonised city

Funded by friends and well wishers, the bus, launched in February this year, currently operates mostly in parts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 08:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Chandigarh’s Sector 15 is home away from home

A student ‘hub’ of sorts, this sector is conveniently located close to premier institutes such as Panjab University, PGIMER, and other colleges and offers reasonable food and lodging options

Updated on Jul 18, 2018 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

SECTOR SCAN 37: Perfect for people

A COSY CORNER The homely market, pocket-friendly eateries and the warm vibe make this sector a place most welcoming

Developed in the 1970s in the second phase of Chandigarh’s development, Sector 37 has small, clustered multi-layered houses.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 09:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

An extra mile: How far can you go for your mother?

Participants were given the option to choose from any of the three events—3 kilometre run, 5 kilometre walk or 10 kilometre walk.

Participants during the all women special marathon ‘Social Women 10k Run’ organised by Chandigarh Runners on the occasion of Mother’s Day on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 14, 2018 04:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

The reason behind fewer girl students in IITs

A lot of girls clear JEE (Advanced) exam but only a handful make it to the IITs. HT explores why

In 2016, 8% of the total students enrolled in IITs were girls.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2017 03:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mandi | By

Recently released Bollywood flicks that broke gender stereotypes

Gone are the days when Bollywood portrayed women as damsels in distress, whose only job in the movie was to play the pretty romantic interest of the hero. This Women’s Day, we look at seven Bollywood movies that changed the rules of the game and made women central to the plot, portraying them as bold and independent individuals.

Updated on Mar 08, 2016 09:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh
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