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ODI World Cup: Change is the name of the game

Batters and spinners have become more aggressive, and chasing hasn’t always worked.

India's captain Rohit Sharma (L) and Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka shake hands after the toss (AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 09:04 PM IST
By, Kolkata

'Psychologically, I feel like something has changed': Praggnanandhaa

Through last month’s history-crafting, Candidates’ tournament qualification, and breaking into the 2700 club, Praggnanandhaa has been tapping into a quiet joy

Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa's first Asian Games appearance, in the team competition starting September 29, will cap off what’s been a busy stretch of weeks.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 05:08 PM IST

The India connection between the world's top MotoGP riders

Bagnaia, Martin, Bezzecchi, Binder not just rode Mahindra bike in their initial days of GP motorcycle racing but also earned their very first podiums riding it

Ducati Lenovo Team rider Francesco Bagnaia celebrates after securing second position in the sprint race during the Indian MotoGP Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida(Rahul Singh)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 02:50 PM IST
By, Greater Noida

Asian Games: India’s Hangzhou volleyball run evokes a 1986 nostalgia trip

As giantkillers India face formidable Japan in Sunday's quarterfinals, a look back at a team of stalwarts which won the game's last medal at Seoul

Some members of the 1986 Asiad medal-winning Indian team.(HT Archive)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:30 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

F1 to MotoGP, the Buddh ends decade-long drought

The buzz is back at the circuit in Greater Noida that hosted three Formula One races from 2011 to 2013

Ducati Lenovo Team Italian rider Francesco Bagnaia (1), Repsol Honda Team Spanish rider Marc Marquez (93), Repsol Honda Team Spanish rider Joan Mir (36), Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team French rider Fabio Quartararo (20) during the sprint race at the Grand Prix of India(PTI)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 12:21 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

The challenges of hosting a World Cup

The scale of organising the 2023 World Cup will be double that of the 2011 edition, says former BCCI admin head Prof Ratnakar Shetty

The ICC men's cricket World Cup trophy on display(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 06:49 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Esports: Charanjot Singh hopes for beginner's luck on Asiad debut

The Chandigarh youngster, who won the South Asian seeding event last month, is brimming with confidence ahead of his Asian Games debut

Charanjot Singh(Twitter/chelseaCJ12)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 09:18 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Can IPL familiarity breed World Cup success?

India is no longer alien, be it cricket or culture, for the 9 teams that will compete for the ICC trophy with India thanks to the premier T20 league

India captain Rohit Sharma and teammate Virat Kohli as they walk back after Sri Lanka's innings in the Asia Cup 2023 final match, at R.Premadasa Stadium(BCCI Twitter)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 07:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The ultimate mover and shaker: Swetha Sivakumar on salt

As they melt away, salt molecules move in and out of food, draw water out of ingredients, seep into meat. Take a whirlwind ride. In this week’s Sound Bites.

A zoomed-in view of crystals of unprocessed pink Himalayan salt. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 05:22 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Project Almirah: Documenting stories of gender, sexuality, acceptance in India

How do young Indians navigate their LGBTQIA+ identity? Tackle the fear of rejection? Artist Avril Stormy Unger’s video project gathers first-person narratives.

The portal features videos and transcripts of young people sharing their stories. Their anonymity is protected by rainbow-themed art.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 05:16 PM IST
ByShireen Quadri

Honeyed tones: India is having a mead moment

It's the oldest alcoholic drink known to humans. It faded in the industrial age. Mead is now making a comeback, as ‘small batch’ and ‘craft’ become USPs again.

A tasting at Cerana Meads in Nashik.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 05:05 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

The way we were: Poonam Saxena looks back on the magic of Star Trek

The Original Series sparked such a frenzy when it was aired on Doordarshan in 1984, that crowds gathered before public TV sets on Sunday mornings.

There was a sense of people being the best they could be, on board the USS Enterprise. As Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the others travelled through space, there were a number of firsts on board too, including the interracial kiss between Kirk and communications officer Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) in 1968.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 04:54 PM IST

Clash of the titans: Rudraneil Sengupta, on India at the Asian Games

More athletes, in more disciplines, have shown that they belong at the elite level. Could this be our best outing at the Games yet?

Women's boxing is one of the fields packed with Indian talent. Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen and Parveen Hooda will all be aiming to qualify for the Olympics, at the Asian Games. (HT Archives)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 03:20 PM IST
ByRudraneil Sengupta

Book Box: Gita's karma, India's boon

How other writers and readers remember the late Gita Mehta

A River Sutra
Published on Sep 23, 2023 10:20 AM IST

Understanding the sanatana in dharma

Sanatana Dharma is a definition of what it is to be human rather than a definition of a religion. When societies change, we need to discover new moral codes

Sanatana Dharma is an expression of the simple fact that what is truly eternal is the requirement to always act morally(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:32 AM IST

Not a political tool, but a Bill to empower women

Political representation is a fundamental aspect of women’s empowerment, and the government has taken steps to increase the participation of women in politics

Rajya Sabha MPs vote on the Women's Reservation Bill during the Special Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. The bill was later passed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. (ANI)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:32 AM IST

Creative industries can boost economies

Arts and culture exchanges between India and the UK contribute to economic growth and foster understanding between cultures.

The Nataraja, a statue of Hindu lord Shiva as the cosmic dancer, installed next to 'Bharat Mandapam', the main venue of the G20 Summit, is pictured in Delhi. (Reuters)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:31 AM IST

No place for hate speech

Islamophobic comments lower the dignity of Parliament and point to a larger malaise

Members of Parliament (ANI/Sansad TV)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:31 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

Asian Games: Blocked out but hoping for a spike

Despite playing only five matches in the two years preceding the Asian Games, the Indian men's volleyball notched another big win to enter the quarters.

India's volleyball team has reached the Asian Games quarterfinal.(SAI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 10:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Asian Games: Legends, Pioneers, Heroes

From Lavy Pinto to Hawa Singh, we revisit some of India's finest moments at the Asian Games

India's Lavy Pinto bagged the gold in 100m and 200m race the the very first Asian Games in Delhi(@IndiaHistorypic)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 10:07 PM IST
By, Kolkata

A World Cup without MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni's wicketkeeping was instinctive par excellence but more rewarding was the leadership that didn’t cost India a great batter

For the first time in 16 years, India will be without MS Dhoni at a 50-over World Cup.(Getty)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 09:00 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Hasan Minhaj, writers, and the fabrication of truth

Comedian Hasan Minhaj has been accused of fabricating incidents from his life on his shows, leading to questions about the morality of his actions

Hasan Minhaj at the ESPY awards on July 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, USA. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 08:42 PM IST
ByFarzana Versey

Keeping up with UP | Has NOTA been able to strike the right note?

None of the Above (NOTA) was introduced to cleanse the political system in 2013. Its sparse use in 10 years has thrown up questions about its efficacy

Has the time come to give NOTA a legal sanctity as today it has no consequence on the election results?(Representative Image- Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 08:08 PM IST
BySunita Aron

The importance of the National Green Tribunal in times of climate crisis

The guardians of our greens, this statutory body has played a pivotal role in protecting the Indian environment. Here are some of its landmark judgements

National Green Tribunal (File Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 07:19 PM IST

Women's political reservation matters, so does their vote

Will this bill make it more acceptable for women to occupy positions of power? Will this acceptability give more confidence to women voters?

Lucknow: Women celebrate after the introduction of the Women's Reservation Bill, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 07:08 PM IST

I’m keen to see how the tussle for revenue plays out: Author of book on Reddit

Journalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin’s We Are the Nerds tracks the rise and evolution, mistakes and pitfalls of Reddit.

Lagorio-Chafkin’s book was published in 2018. (Image: Weston Wells)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 07:06 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

A laptop with no screen, another with two: New twists and turns in PC design

Laptops, desktops, tablets and even CPUs are in the midst of an era of radical design change. Vishal Mathur explores what, why, and what’s next.

The Spacetop by Sightful is a screen-less laptop that comes with an AR headset instead. The company is pitching it as a “100-inch screen in your backpack”.
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 07:01 PM IST

Why is Mamata Banerjee reluctant to endorse INDIA’s caste census agenda?

Experts say that any revision in quotas may take on a communal colour since both Hindus and Muslims are part of the lists of Other Backward Classes

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is reluctant to agree to a nationwide caste census
Published on Sep 22, 2023 06:56 PM IST

Mods, memes, morality: The Reddit story, in trivia

Which are the most popular subreddits? Why are photos of comedian John Oliver flooding the site? How did a videogame company set a world record? Take a look.

The digital canvas on r/Place is a collaborative art project. Users edit it by changing the colours, one pixel at a time. Currently, the colourful collage features, to one side, several pixels arranged to read ‘Fuck Spez’ (possibly a reference to co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman’s Reddit page, u/Spez, amid ongoing protests).
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 01:41 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

How Indian liquor brands are cracking the label code

In the past three years, around two dozen gin and over half a dozen rum brands have come up. On the shelves, they must jostle for your attention - and loyalty

Tourists on holiday are more inclined to experiment with new brands.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 06:32 PM IST
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