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The Art and Science of Fitness | Elite sport helps in getting the general popula

Often, the case built for elite sporting events is based on the assumption that they will make people more physically active. Does research back the claim?

We should question the conventional belief that elite sports (sports at the highest level of competition) and sports persons encourage the general population to become more active(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 10:57 PM IST

In Chhattisgarh, alcohol has always been a potent election mix

Despite a pre-poll promise to ban liquor, CM Bhupesh Baghel recently remarked that the move is simply not feasible. Here’s why his hands are tied.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that a campaign against addiction was a better way out than banning sale of liquor
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 10:57 PM IST

WTC Final: Getting back up to pace

Australia's bowlers need to shake off their rust while the Indians need to find their Test rhythm

Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj
Published on Jun 02, 2023 10:33 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Himalayan ties back on track

Despite China’s looming presence and thorny geopolitical issues, Nepal’s pragmatism and India’s accommodation have bolstered ties

The Nepal premier’s pragmatism and Mr Modi’s accommodation has put the relationship on the right track(AFP)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:57 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Women are playing a vital role in millet push

Indian women women are showing the way forward on nutrition and food security, for the nation and the world

Indian women are showing the way forward on nutrition and food security, for India and the world (Representative Image)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:57 PM IST

Manipur’s implosion offers a stern warning

There are far too many affected and aggrieved parties in Manipur and the administration seems to have misread the writing on the wall

Why has the violence lasted this long, and what comes next(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:57 PM IST
ByAvinash Paliwal

Terms of Trade | Nuanced economic debates will not matter in 2024

Economic factors will play a big role in the BJP retaining power next year. Despite headline numbers, the impact of policies on grassroots voters will be key

Whether the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins a third consecutive term will depend a lot on the economic perception of voters(File)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:57 PM IST

Terms of use: Peeling back the layers of the dark web

What differentiates the clear net from the dark net? Where does the dark web fit in? And how did it all begin? Take a look.

(Clockwise from top left) The dark web home pages of the CIA and the investigative-journalism platform ProPublica; and the Tor home page. The encrypted Tor network remains the most widely used gateway to the dark web.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:19 PM IST

Stranger things: What costs the most, and least, on the dark web

Paintings, passwords, passports; guides on how to text women, or get free pizza. See what’s making news and setting records on the virtual black market.

The two rare paintings by 19th-century New Zealand artist Gottfried Lindauer - of Chief Ngatai-Raure and Chieftainess Ngatai-Raure - that were stolen from that country’s International Art Centre gallery. (New Zealand Police)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:05 PM IST

Out of the shadows: The changing landscape of the dark web

Media houses are setting up shop here; Facebook too. NGOs are raising funds; rebels are rallying supporters. Products range from guns to embarrassing self-help.

 (Images: Adobe Stock)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 08:39 PM IST
ByKashyap Kompella

Ariel view: How mermaidcore fashion is making a splash

Where did the aesthetic come from? Why is it being called a feminist take on the folk-tale trope? How can you pull the look together? Dive in for answers.

(Left to right) Ocean-inspired and mermaidcore designs by Rahul Mishra (2023); Armani Privé worn by actor Amanda Seyfried (2022); Gaurav Gupta (2023); Versace (2021). (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 08:05 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Wrestling the wrong idea: Whose medals are these anyway?

India’s obsession with mega-event medals, particularly the Olympics, is our most privileged lazy habit that equates sporting medals with national self-esteem

Protesting wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Sangeeta Phogat, Vinesh Phogat and Satyawart Kadian, who have accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment(Rameshwar Gaur)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 08:00 PM IST
BySharda Ugra

Koffee and a director’s cut: Anupama Chopra on Karan Johar the filmmaker

He’s a talk-show host, emcee, fashionista, designer, producer… but it’s Karan Johar the movie-maker that we are most eager to see, Chopra says.

‘His cinema has given us indelible characters such as Saba and Ayan of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) and Tina, Rahul and Anjali of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998),’ Chopra says.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 07:59 PM IST

Putting the little things in their place: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

Even when we know we’re doing it, we can’t seem to peel away from the trivial, to focus on what is vital. I’m now trying a new way out, Assisi says.

Reams have been written about the inexplicable hold that triviality seems to exert on humans; charts have been drawn to represent the urgency of the matter. Above, books by Tom DeMarco, Cyril Parkinson, and Rolf Dobelli; and the Time-Life Grid by Tim Urban.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:57 PM IST

Number theory: Understanding the political economy of free electricity

An HT analysis of data on domestic urban power tariffs for various states and Union territories (UTS) shows that these vary significantly across states.

Analysis of data from the Union power minister's UDAY portal shows that Karnataka power distribution is also the most profitable in the country.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 04:19 PM IST

Mendilibar’s simple football fetches Sevilla’s record seventh

The Spaniard allayed relegation fears before renewing the bond with Europa League.

Sevilla coach Jose Mendilibar talks to players before extra time(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Kolkata

CSK got me back on my feet: Tushar Deshpande

CSK’s highest wicket-taker talks about learning death-overs bowling from Dwayne Bravo and the joy of getting his father snapped with MS Dhoni.

Tushar Deshpande bowls during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 07:20 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Mizoram faces refugee influx as conflict rages on

Mizoram shares a 95-km long border with riot-hit Manipur.

Ethnic violence in Manipur has left at least 80 people dead and another 40,000 displaced. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 04:19 PM IST
ByEzrela Dalidia Fanai

Confusion, uncertainty in Maharashtra’s ‘Uniform City’ Solapur

Solapur, India, produces 30 million sets of school uniforms annually across India, including around five million that are exported to other countries.

Each of Solapur’s 700 units at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation park produces 10,000 uniforms per day. (representative/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 04:18 PM IST

Sudharsan interview: 'I will definitely love to bring more power to my batting'

If the left-hander can have the same growth curve as Gill, he is likely to be a more regular member of the Titans juggernaut next season.

Gujarat Titans batter Sai Sudharsan in action during the IPL 2023 cricket playoff match(PTI)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 11:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

US House passes bill to avert debt default: Senate to process legislation next

The passage of the bill helps the US avert what would have been an unprecedented default on its obligations and an economic crisis.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif. along with other Republican members of the House, speaks at a news conference after the House passed the debt ceiling bill at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (AP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 04:24 PM IST
By, Washington

In search of Ron DeSantis’s foreign-policy doctrine

It’s not Trumpism, but it’s not not Trumpism either. As far as we can tell. Maybe

Foreign diplomats in Washington have been scouring Mr DeSantis’s scant public comments and past political record to guess how he would remake America’s foreign affairs and trade relations(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 09:35 PM IST
The Economist

How to predict record-shattering weather events

Meteorologists are trying to work out just how common they will become

The shift in weather patterns has inspired modellers to pay more attention to the tails of the frequency distributions of meteorological possibility that their models generate, in search of such unprecedented extremes(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 09:29 PM IST
The Economist

The biggest obstacle to saving rainforests is lawlessness

Until that is tackled, nothing else will work

 To save the rainforest, Brazil’s new government is trying to catch the criminals who cut it down(REUTERS )
Published on Jun 01, 2023 09:06 PM IST
The Economist

Key players of the 36-day wrestlers' protest

A core group of three wrestlers met in December and decided it was time to protest against the alleged sexual harassment of WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh

The wrestlers protest now stands at a very crucial juncture(PTI)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 08:43 PM IST

Interview : Deepti Naval - “I always knew I wanted to write about my childhood”

The actor talks about visiting her home town, Amritsar, meeting long lost relatives and about her memoir A Country Called Childhood

Actor and author Deepti Naval (Courtesy Aleph)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 08:38 PM IST

Break the silence on the wrestlers’ protest

Since 2010, India’s women athletes are shining across sports. But on-field triumphs demand greater respect off it

The protesting wrestlers need to be applauded and not demonised (Jitender Gupta)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 07:00 PM IST

First signs of thaw in US-China ties, but road to normalcy is uphill

The resumption of formal bilateral dialogue has been accompanied by deepening friction and sustained suspicion

It is important to temper expectations of what can be achieved from this new round of engagement. (AP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Find a balance between secure and humane jails

Any new law must be visionary, stand the test of time, and be able to meet future challenges

The primary functions of a modern prison are custody, care and treatment. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 06:46 PM IST
ByUpneet Lalli

The many meanings of Nehruvian

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru died on May 27, 1964. But he lives on in political, economic, and social ideas that remain in circulation even today

Nehru’s idea of a secular polity was commingled with the idea of minority rights(HT Archives)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 06:39 PM IST
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