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Essay: Revisiting Pinjar in time for Amrita Pritam’s 104th birth anniversary

Millions lost their homes and became refugees during the Partition and female bodies became battlegrounds. So where does a woman belong, asks Amrita Pritam

Author Amrita Pritam (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 10:00 PM IST
BySharmistha Jha

Mohit Chauhan and Siddharth Kasyap release new patriotic song

Singer Mohit Chauhan and composer Siddharth Kasyap have come up with a song to encourage the younger generation to value India’s Independence

Mohit Chauhan and Siddharth Kasyap
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 03:26 PM IST
BySoumya VajpayeeSoumya Vajpayee

Samantha, Jacqueline Fernandez take part in India Day Parade in New York

Among the attendees were Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, actors Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Jacqueline Fernandez, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

Actors Jacqueline Fernandez (L) and Samantha Ruth Prabhu took part in India Day Parade in New York City on Sunday.
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

The subtle influence of India’s President

KR Narayanan once said he held little direct power but had a subtle influence. In invoking equality in her I-day address, Prez Murmu exercised the same power

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is seen with KR Narayanan and AB Vajpayee after he received the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize. (HT files/Arvind Yadav)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 08:07 AM IST

Sunrays: Be free as a bird, trust your own wings

As the wind becomes stronger, the branches start to shake. What happens to the sparrow? Does it fall down or get hurt? No! It just flies away! It flies away because it is independent! The sparrow is confident of its ability to fly and of the strength in its wings to find its way to a safe place. It depends on its own inner strength. It does not rely on the tree to save it!

Being independent means being dependent on our own strengths and not on others. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 01:17 AM IST
ByPriya S Tandon
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