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

Published on Jun 02, 2023 10:57 PM IST

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)

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

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

Cracking down on fraud in cyberspace

Sebi’s latest paper aims to curb the misuse of cyberspace channels that are enabling insider trading. It’s vital to understand it

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), recently noticed that disappearing messages, chat groups and encrypted calls were being used for what looked like insider trading and front running(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 31, 2023 09:49 PM IST
ByMonika Halan

A confident India is taking on the world

PM Modi's three-nation tour was a testament to how New Delhi has managed the turbulence of global politics effectively and positioned itself well for the future

The fact that India successfully concluded a G20 meeting in Srinagar last week with great fanfare, and with hardly a murmur abroad, is a sign of the government’s growing confidence in its ability to navigate even the trickiest of policy issues(Still Pixels)
Published on May 31, 2023 09:49 PM IST

A Kashmiri hit song’s message to our society

Beyond the buzz, what is the viral Kya Karie Korimol song all about?

Beyond the buzz, what is the Kya Karie Korimol viral song all about?(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 31, 2023 09:49 PM IST

India is making its mark in the world

With a government guided by PM Modi, India will stride on the path of development and reach its potential by the 100th year of Independence

India’s economy is no longer at the receiving end of the global order but is in the fray of the world’s most powerful future economies, with an unmatched growth rate (PTI)
Updated on May 31, 2023 02:45 PM IST

Quad’s longevity might hinge on its health plan

Even though China might have spurred Quad’s initial health response, the answer to Quad’s longevity lies in building a sustainable future coordination

Quad came together due to the four countries’ efforts to coordinate a humanitarian response after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:46 PM IST
ByManjari Chatterjee Miller

As Prachanda arrives, focus on economic ties

With a focus on economic integration, connectivity and project delivery — rather than on contentious issues — both countries should look ahead with confidence.

Prachanda’s primary objective is to obtain India’s support for his coalition while assuaging nationalist voices at home that he will not do anything against national interest. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:42 PM IST
ByRanjit Rae

The Taste With Vir: The Michelin guide to enjoying Dubai's restaurant scene

As Michelin has demonstrated, Dubai is not quite a gourmet paradise. But it does have excellent restaurants at all price levels.

The Taste With Vir: The Michelin guide to enjoying Dubai's restaurant scene(Pexels)
Published on May 30, 2023 12:17 PM IST
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Strongman Erdogan consolidates his grip

The Erdogan regime has a stranglehold over all major institutions, from the judiciary, police to the parliament, and is duly served by the Turkish media

Erdogan’s victory came after a run-off where he missed the 50% mark by a whisker, due to Kilicdaroglu, who came a close second(AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:40 PM IST

Environment may be a new federal faultline

The burden of protecting India’s environmental resources is bound to be unequal across states and regions

If farmers are to be protected against erratic rains, and slum dwellers in India’s poorly designed cities against torrid heat waves, efforts to conserve forests and other natural resources must be redoubled(HT File)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:39 PM IST

Nine years of hope, aspiration and trust

As the Modi government completes nine years, it has helped raise India’s global stature and pushed for inclusive development

The government, led by Prime Minister Modi, ensured that the new Parliament House was completed in record time (AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:39 PM IST

India can be a world leader in science

India has the scale of the economy, industry size, start-up ecosystem, market, and resources to be one of the top three in the world

Our research needs to focus on India and the world (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 28, 2023 08:17 PM IST

Cybercrime is a worry with a very wide reach

A cloud hangs over the digital revolution. Regrettably, no law or preventive action has helped avert such cases thus far

A cloud hangs over the digital revolution. Regrettably, no law or preventive action has helped avert such cases thus far (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 28, 2023 08:18 PM IST

Andhra HC’s model for shielding citizens’ rights

The HC’s judgment, which reaffirmed the right to protest, is an excellent example of the judicial safeguarding of rights against executive impunity

Updated on May 28, 2023 08:06 PM IST

How to improve period product usage rates

By prioritising the needs of individuals who menstruate, we can create an enabling environment that promotes their overall development and well-being

The National Family Health Survey-5 data further unravels a distinct disparity between rural and urban areas when it comes to the exclusive usage of period products.(HT photo)
Published on May 28, 2023 02:06 PM IST

Lax gun control in the US is birthing a tragedy

Aishwarya Thatikonda, and many others were unsuspecting victims of what has now, unfortunately, become an American pastime: Gun violence

Americans need to choose between the second amendment and the constitutional rights of all American citizens(AFP)
Updated on May 28, 2023 03:39 PM IST

Through G20, focus on women’s nutrition

Investing in women’s nutrition can have positive health outcomes. If India takes the lead here, the effects will be felt long after its presidency of G20 ends

If India takes the lead on female nutrition at G20, the effects will be felt not just nationally but across the Global South, and yield dividends long after its presidency of G20 ends (HT File)
Updated on May 27, 2023 08:58 PM IST

A memoir sketches a rare portrait of Indira

In his new book, Chinmaya Gharekhan reveals Indira Gandhi was superstitious, loved to amend the drafts of letters, and could spend hours discussing the menu

Chinmaya Gharekhan’s book paints a picture of Indira Gandhi that’s charming and appealing but also a portrait that shows she was often insecure, arrogant and obsessed with her family(HT Archive)
Published on May 27, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Democracy’s new home needs a structural uplift

The new Parliament building is a state-of-the-art facility that will help the lawmaking process. But, parliamentary procedures also need a fresh look

Seating has been a problem in the legislative chambers since 1927. The decision to build a new House is based on the inadequacy of the existing building, and to create a new structure distinct from our colonial past., which is laudable. (PRS Legislative Research)
Published on May 27, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Just Like That | The Rise and Fall of Delhi's Wealthy: A True Story

Do you know which Indian family bought the first car in Delhi? Or, at whose house the first telephone was installed?

The richest person in the city just about 150 years ago was a man called Lala Chunna Mal. His haveli in Chandini Chowk occupies an entire block, and even its current dilapidated state reveals what it must have been in its grandeur(Wikimedia Commons)
Published on May 27, 2023 08:10 PM IST

Terms of Trade | BJP's hegemony without dominance

Large parts of India’s population do not find the BJP’s political imagery selling the PM as the perfect amalgamation as repulsive as the left-liberal voices do

The political imagery of the prime minister inaugurating the new parliament must be seen along with various other images of him signifying a rejuvenation of the Indian state under the current government’s tenur(ANI Photo/Ayush Sharma)
Published on May 26, 2023 09:11 PM IST

In Nehru’s death, a precedent for rectitude was set

The transition of power after Jawaharlal Nehru’s death on May 27, 1964, was momentous. This was possible as those who led the process were egoless leaders

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, then in the Rajya Sabha, said with Nehru gone “The sun has set; we will now have to find our way about with the aid of starlight”. An effulgent orb sun had indeed set but the night that followed gave us the starlight of duty to guide us through the dark (HT photo)
Updated on May 26, 2023 08:28 PM IST

As new House opens, spare a moment for wrestlers’ stir

The wrestlers plan to organise a women’s mahapanchayat on the same day the new Parliament is officially declared open. This might be a mistake.

Protesting wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik ,Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia pay a visit at Rajghat , New Delhi, May 18, 2023 (Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 26, 2023 08:20 PM IST
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