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Zeroing in: Decoding the hidden text in numbers

In this month’s Capital Letters, Adam Jacot de Boinod digs into how names of numbers take on meaning, some denoting smooth proceedings; others, definite death.

The name given to a number can help determine whether it is seen as lucky, or feared; and vice-versa. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 05:38 PM IST
ByAdam Jacot de Boinod

Mind your language: Ajit Pawar tells politicians

While not naming any leader, Pawar said, I urge even my party colleagues to refrain from making personal attacks

Ajit Pawar at the Yashwantrao Chavan’s memorial in Karad to commemorate the freedom fighter’s death anniversary on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 25, 2023 09:27 PM IST

Review: The Language of Trees by Katie Holten

Beautifully illustrated by author Katie Holten herself, The Language of Trees, which is a mix of texts, poems, song lyrics, essays, quotations and even recipes, is about trees and the natural world and their relationship to human lives

Amaltas trees in bloom. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 06:36 AM IST

Kashmir: A Pashtun village resisting cultural assimilation

Locals are lamenting an inability to preserve their language and heritage.

The community has grappled with sentiments of political alienation and social exclusion.(Samaan Lateef/DW)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 01:36 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Engaging exercises to boost language development in toddlers

Attention parents! Looking for tips on nurturing linguistic skills in young children? Check out these fun activities to boost language development in toddlers

Engaging exercises to boost language development in toddlers (Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels)
Published on Nov 07, 2023 09:16 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
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