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The Taste by Vir Sanghvi: Discover the top pizza chefs and restaurants in Naples

Published on May 28, 2024 03:41 PM IST

From Pepe In Grani to La Notizia, here’s a list of the most iconic and highly-regarded pizzerias in Naples, many of which have branches around the world.

Iconic pizza places in Naples not only define the city's pizza heritage but are also expanding globally, making it likely you'll encounter their delicious offerings even outside of Italy.(Unsplash)
By, New Delhi

Blinken in Beijing and the mirage of US-China detente

Blinken’s visit may be another way of signalling to China that it shouldn’t exploit any crisis to escalate new ones, at least until the US elections are over

China's President Xi Jinping (R) speaks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 26, 2024. (Photo by Mark Schiefelbein / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 28, 2024 12:36 AM IST

Trump trial will change US politics, presidency

If the people decide that Trump should be the next president, it will not only be Trump who has been put on trial, it will be the country’s political system.

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 26: Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump raises his fist as he looks on during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2024 in Concord, North Carolina. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Jared C. Tilton / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on May 27, 2024 10:07 PM IST

Political promises in an aspirational ethos

The polarised campaign in this election season suggests the immunity to issues of inequality that political debates gained in recent years has worn off

FILE- Workers use machinery at a coastal road project construction site in Mumbai, India, Aug. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)(AP)
Published on May 27, 2024 10:00 PM IST

If it matters, write it down by hand: The surprising scientific benefits of hand

While our world is increasingly digital, and the efficiency of typing is undeniable, the cognitive benefits of handwriting can’t be overlooked.

Handwriting involves complex coordination between our motor and visual systems, strengthening neural pathways associated with memory and learning.(Pixabay)
Published on May 27, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

Mandate 2024: The view from Varanasi

The presence of the Prime Minister as a candidate enlivens the contest in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region

**EDS: IMAGE VIA @BJP4INDIA** Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Nari Shakti Sammelan in Varanasi, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI05_21_2024_000317B)(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2024 11:04 PM IST

Political parties need to queer the election pitch

There is no hope for the queer community if we choose to be an isolated minority. We need to recognise that our issues are intersectional

Attempts to introduce a comprehensive Bill to stop discrimination against the LGBTIQA+ community have failed to materialise (PTI)
Published on May 26, 2024 11:01 PM IST
ByDelfina Kanchana Sundar

Rethink the immunity granted to governors

This widely worded provision of immunity can be attributed to our colonial past which functioned with the concept of the “king can do no wrong”.

Serious allegations of sexual harassment and molestation have been levelled against the governor of West Bengal (Raj Bhavan West Bengal)
Published on May 26, 2024 10:53 PM IST

The Art and Science of Fitness | The joy of being an amateur athlete

Most of us play sports for the fun and love of it. By reminding ourselves, ‘why did I get started?’ we have the opportunity to tap into that initial motivation

There is a purity and dignity to amateur sports that sadly sometimes gets lost at the elite level.(Pixabay)
Published on May 26, 2024 09:00 AM IST

AI is way beyond our expectations, says Google co-founder Sergey Brin

From a surprise visit by the company’s co-founder to a hologramlike video chat product and an AR glass cameo, the best at Google I/O was delightful.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Google I/O event in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)(AP)
Published on May 26, 2024 09:00 AM IST

Just Like That | Raja Bhoj: The overlooked scholar-king of ancient Bhopal

Raja Bhoj's profound impact on arts and sciences remains largely unacknowledged in contemporary education.

Statue of Raja Bhoja in the Upper Lake in Bhopal, India(Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia Commons)
Published on May 26, 2024 07:30 AM IST

Why India-UK relations are set for robust growth

The onus is on the respective governments to realise the promise, which will require some heavy lifting, newfound initiatives, and realistic expectations

A significant British Indian immigrant community is often seen as an asset binding the two sides together(HT file)
Published on May 26, 2024 12:25 AM IST
By, Anit Mukherjee

The West steps up for Kyiv. Will it be enough?

The US aid package provides a lifeline that can keep the Ukrainians in the fight through the end of 2024

Smoke rises from a household item shopping mall which was hit by a Russian air strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine May 25, 2024. REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova(REUTERS)
Published on May 25, 2024 10:10 PM IST

What questions to ask in an interview with a PM

What do I want to hear when I listen to interviews of a Prime Minister? After all, if the questions are asked on my behalf, what would my questions be?

So what do I want to hear when I listen to interviews of a Prime Minister (PM)? After all, if the questions are asked on my behalf, what would my questions be? (Representative Image)(Pixabay)
Published on May 25, 2024 10:09 PM IST

State needs to address the plight of domestic workers

It is hard to understand why more effort is not being made to make it easier for women to stay in the workforce.

There is no universal definition of occupational safety and health for domestic workers, and there is uncertainty regarding the responsibilities of employers in providing safe workplaces.(HT)
Published on May 25, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Political wind blowing over eastern UP could be a critical factor in 2024 polls

The 24 districts of the region are culturally, linguistically and socially connected, and move as a bloc politically, sometimes against the trend in the country

Polling parties leave for their assigned poll stations in Allahabad and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies on Friday (HT)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 25, 2024 09:30 AM IST
BySunita Aron

Engaging with Africa calls for new thinking

The Union government has done a lot to bring Africa into focus. It is time for more autonomous participation by Indian businesses, institutions and hospitals.

(FILES) General view of the Dantokpa market, one of the largest open-air market in West Africa, in Cotonou on February 29, 2024. (Photo by Abadjaye Justin SODOGANDJI / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 24, 2024 11:19 PM IST

‘Knife’ cuts through the debate on free speech

Knife, his latest is a sharp work of literature that cuts the flab of Joseph Anton and presents Rushdie as barebones.

Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie reacts on stage prior to a lecture from his book 'Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder', in Berlin on May 16, 2024. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)(AFP)
Published on May 24, 2024 11:17 PM IST

How the Centre should spend the bonanza from RBI

The new government would be wise to prioritise reducing fiscal deficit with the surplus dividend from RBI. Spending, if any, from this amount should be on capex

Published on May 24, 2024 11:06 PM IST
ByMonika Halan

Kashmir’s yearning for Democracy

Having witnessed the sense of trust shown by the Kashmiris in democracy, it shall be pertinent for New Delhi to reinforce this success.

Kashmir, India - May. 13, 2024: Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station during the fourth phase of voting in Lok Sabha elections in Pulwama district,on 13 May 2024.(Photo By Waseem Andrabi /Hindustan Times)--
Published on May 24, 2024 09:32 PM IST

Report card on reforms amidst general elections

India has an urgent need for renewed vitality around economic reforms

New Delhi, India - May 22, 2024: BJP Supporters during PM Narendra Modi Election Rally in Dwarka in New Delhi ,Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 23, 2024 10:12 PM IST

Circuitous churning of Benegal’s film Manthan

Manthan creates its own dialectical landscape of words and images. Its recent premiering at Cannes and the ongoing elections make it politically interesting

Made at a budget of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh, Manthan was the first crowd funded Indian film. (HT Archive)
Published on May 23, 2024 10:05 PM IST

This election is poised for a surprise outcome

People are realising that life, religion, places of worship and education will all be safe if the Constitution is safe.

People at an election rally in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on April 17. (AP Photo)
Published on May 23, 2024 10:00 PM IST

BJP’s road to Delhi will run through UP

The emphatic victory of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh will be the state's contribution to the continuation of the Modi era of governance in India

Supporters cheer at an election rally addressed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national elections in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)(AP)
Updated on May 23, 2024 03:49 PM IST
ByRPN Singh

India-Türkiye’s culinary connection: A journey through shared tradition

From the street foods of Istanbul to the fresh, vegetarian dishes of the Aegean coast, Türkiye offers a familiar yet exciting experience for Indian visitors

Tarhana çorbası (Turkish Cuisine Week)
Published on May 23, 2024 03:37 PM IST
ByFırat Sunel

Terms of Trade | A state-wise breakup of the 2024 contest

This column will attempt a breakdown of the national contest into six groups of large states, which have at least ten parliamentary constituencies.

People at an election rally in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on April 17. (AP Photo)
Published on May 23, 2024 02:50 AM IST

Offered a choice, voters pick horses for courses

Why electorates sometimes back different parties when elections are held simultaneously for Parliament and legislative assembly

**EDS: IMAGE VIA PIB** Berhampur: Voters display identity cards while standing in queue to cast their votes during the 4th phase of general elections, in Berhampur, Odisha, Monday, May 13, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI05_13_2024_000312B)(PTI)
Published on May 22, 2024 10:10 PM IST

A career that mirrored India’s transformation

Despite operating in complex environments, Vineet Nayyar was known for his impeccable business ethics

Vineet Nayyar, former executive Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra
Published on May 22, 2024 10:00 PM IST

Asia-Pacific’s loss of biodiversity: A hidden threat to food security

Halting deforestation, while enabling forest and landscape restoration, are vital components of addressing the challenge of biodiversity loss and climate change

Gurugram, India-July 05, 2023: A view of Aravali Safari Park land in Garat Pur Bas village; Safari Park project which is being developed in line with the biodiversity park concept in a 10,000-acre land parcel in the Aravalli region in Gurugram and Nuh Districts, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, 05 July 2023. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 22, 2024 09:12 AM IST

Focus on caste and faith will derail India’s march

It’s time for India to move out of identity politics and continue its march to become a fully developed nation by 2047, as PM Modi has envisaged.

Thane, India - May ,20, 2024: Citizens are seen at the voting booth on Thane Ghodbunder Road Hiranandani Estate to vote ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on, Monday, May,20, 2024. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Published on May 22, 2024 12:36 AM IST
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