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Book Box | Literary exploration with 'Quarterlife' and 'Sakina’s Kiss'

Delve into the conversations and themes of modernity, identity, and rebellion found in "Quarterlife" and "Sakina’s Kiss," two compelling literary works

Quarterlife and Sakina's Kiss
Published on Sep 30, 2023 05:07 PM IST

Just Like That | Waheeda Rehman: The storied life and legacy of an acting legend

The intriguing and lesser-known stories in the life of Waheeda Rehman, an actor par excellence

At 85, Waheeda has lost none of her verve
Published on Sep 30, 2023 05:07 PM IST

Surround sound: Online time is shaping us in new ways, says Charles Assisi

Those we spend time with now include attention-hungry algorithms. This has a corrosive impact. Among the fallouts: a habit called continuous partial attention.

Watch out!: Smartphone addiction as depicted in the animated music video by Steve Cutts, for Moby and Void Pacific Choir’s 2016 song, Are You Lost In The World Like Me?
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:16 PM IST

The incredible bulk: Swetha Sivakumar on maltodextrin

The lab-made substance is highly soluble and easily digestible like a sugar, adds viscosity like a starch, making it ideal for use in a range of packaged foods.

Maltodextrin is used as a thickening or bulking agent in energy drinks, ready-soup packets, pharmaceuticals and artificial sweeteners. (Images: Adobe Stock)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:15 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Terms of endearment: How Pacific Ocean tribes navigate influence and intimacy

In this month’s Capital Letters, Adam Jacot de Boinod takes us through unique relationship terms and their corresponding practices.

A potlatch ceremony conducted by the Kwakiutl people of the Pacific Northwest, photographed by Edward S Curtis and published between 1907 and 1930. (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:07 PM IST
ByAdam Jacot de Boinod

Hear, there, everywhere: What it’s like to live with misophonia

Everyday sounds like chewing, typing and clinking cutlery can trigger anxiety (and rage) in those with the condition. It can get really lonely, they say.

Krittika Nayyar, 20, is living with misophonia, and describes herself as chatty and extroverted. ‘But I often say no to parties and dinner plans, because it’s not always possible to explain the challenges or manage them,’ she says.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:02 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Eeny, meeny, miny, woe: Why even retail apps are built to keep you scrolling

The endless options that leave you confused as you search for things to watch, eat or buy, isn’t an accident. The apps are winning, even when you don’t buy.

Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:01 PM IST
ByAnesha George

Four, three, two, one... Where does the countdown come from?

It has links to an early sci-fi film, atom-bomb tests, the space age. It’s now on apps, alerts, in clocks monitoring the climate crisis. And it’s still evolving

(Clockwise from top) A climate clock in London in June; the annual ball drop at Times Square, New York, on January 1, 2022; an atom-bomb test in Nevada, in 1957; space shuttle Columbia takes off in 1981. (Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 02:40 PM IST
ByAnesha George

Gandhiji on child marriages, dowry and untouchability

Gandhiji said there should be no possibility of child widows. He was averse to child marriage.

Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel at the AICC meeting in Mumbai. (HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:57 PM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi on how caste Hindus can help Harijans

Gandhiji said,"The first thing is for everyone to understand the implications of the removal of untouchability in his or her own life".

Mahatma Gandhi collecting donations for the Harijan Fund (Assam), circa 1945. Beginning the late 1930s, Gandhi was also signing his photographs for auctioning, so that money raised could be used for the Harijan movement. “Do rupiya ek bar”, he [Gandhi] would say, the floor price is two rupees,” writes Ramachandra Guha in ‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World.’ (National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:58 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘No room for communalism in Congress’, says Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhiji said that while they were engaged in trying to quench the fire of communal strife in their own country, they must not forget their countrymen abroad.

Mahatma Gandhi with Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Interview: Gandhiji reveals why he chose Wardha

Mahatma Gandhi said,"Gujarat's too commercialised for doing spade work with a better prospect of success than elsewhere in this direction".

Mahatma Gandhi selected Wardha as the headquarters of his activities in connection with rural industries revival.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:13 PM IST

‘Treat Harijans as your brothers’, Mahatma Gandhi's advice to students

One student said that as their fathers were government servants, they were afraid to join the anti-untouchability movement, not political work.

Mahatma Gandhi seen collecting funds for Harijans in Assam, January 1946. Assam was unsure about her own political future; the air was also thick with communal polarisation. When the British Cabinet Mission plan created a political imbroglio, Gandhi sided with Assam and asked the people to remain steadfast. ()(Courtesy: National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:14 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Banish untouchability from hearts’, appeals Mahatma Gandhi

An earnest plea for the removal of untouchability was made by Mahatma Gandhi speaking during evening prayers.

Mahatma Gandhi said in the City of Bombay they (Harijans) could not find quarters in respectable localities
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:14 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Improper to question efficacy of non-violence’, says Gandhi

“Today, irreligion is stalking the country in the name of religion”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Scenes during Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Salt March. This march on foot to the sea coast at Dandi, on the eve of the Salt Satyagraha, 1930.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:15 PM IST

From the Archives: Gandhiji deplores disappearance of Swadeshi

Gandhiji reminded the audience of how a pile had been made of foreign cloth in the early days of the movement and a huge bonfire was made of costly saris etc

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at a Charkha demonstration in New Delhi in April 1946. For Gandhi, the charkha was a symbol of self-reliance(Underwood Archives/ Getty)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Prized Science | Understanding autoimmune disorders; computer’s solution-finding

Read about Dipyaman Ganguli’s study on autoimmune disorders, and Neeraj Kayal’s work on transforming a philosophical problem into a mathematical one

Dipyaman Ganguly, principal scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:40 AM IST

From the Archives: ‘No Swaraj without unity’, says Gandhiji

Gandhiji, replying said, he saw unfortunately the political atmosphere in India was becoming surcharged with distrust and suspicion.

He repeated that there can be no swaraj for India without the willing cooperation and unity between Hindus and Muslims and that such unity was bound to come sooner or later
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:52 AM IST

Looking beyond a young India

Share of Indians aged 60 years and above will increase significantly going forward. It will have a bearing on the country’s future course

Not only do we need to create a lot of jobs for our working-age population, but the Indian economy will also need to make enough provisions for its elderly(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:19 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

High up in Himalayas, signs of ground slipping

As a young teenager on the geomorphic scale, the Himalayas is a living, moving giant working out its destiny in a cycle of upthrustings and weatherings

Pilgrims on way to Amarnath Yatra on their mules against backdrop of the Himalayas. (HT File)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Status quo in Manipur is no more an option

Civilians are angry and security personnel are exhausted. As teenagers are pulled into the conflict, a political solution has to emerge in the state

Manipur has been in the throes of clashes since May 3, killing at least 168 people. (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:43 AM IST

From the Archives: ‘Charkha is a symbol of non-violence’, says Gandhiji

Years ago when Gandhi first started talking of 'charkha,' he did not know that it was still a living industry in Punjab and some parts of Gujarat Kathiawar.

A 1964 photograph of Gandhi taken by Margaret Bourke White shows him reading clippings with a charkha in the foreground.(Photo courtesy: National Gandhi museum)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:06 AM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi on value of ‘ahimsa’, hard discipline

"The greatest enmity requires an equal measure of ahimsa for its abetment”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Mahatma Gandhi in Bihar after the 1934 earthquake. (Ht file photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:59 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Dominion in action’, says Mahatma Gandhi

"I can wait for Dominion Status Constitution" writes Mahatma Gandhi in Young India.

Mahatma Gandhi with Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:50 PM IST

From the Archives: Gandhiji on the meaning of independence

“In a well-ordered democratic society there is no room, no occasion for lawlessness or strikes”, Mahatma Gandhi said.

Updated on Sep 29, 2023 11:41 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘Driving out Muslims will ruin Hinduism’, says Gandhiji

Gandhiji expressed sorrow at the recrudescence of trouble in Delhi, even though it was on a very minor scale.

Gandhiji said the Government of India should protect the Muslims in the country(AP file)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:16 PM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi pays tribute to Bose

But Mahatma Gandhi would not forget that it was Subhas Babu who knew no provincialism nor communal differences.

Mahatma Gandhi said Hinduism regarded all religions as worthy of respect. Subhas Babu was, in his opinion, such a Hindu.
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:07 PM IST

From the Archives: ‘No place for English in free India’, declares Gandhiji

The proper and unrivalled place of English was as an international medium, Mahatma Gandhi added.

Gandhiji dealt with a letter in which the correspondent had said that he was painfully surprised to hear from Gandhiji's lips that it hurt him to continue to receive letters in English
Published on Sep 29, 2023 10:47 PM IST

A World Cup waiting for its Virat Kohli high

He wanted to lead India, instead we have a batter unshackled from a turbulent past and raring to score

India's Virat Kohli arrives at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Warm-up match against England(Anuwar Hazarika)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 10:36 AM IST
By, Kolkata

A one-in-a-billion phenomenon: Anupama Chopra on Dev Anand

The nodding head, flopping arms, casual charm inspired a legion of actors. Yet, in 77 years, Dev Saab hasn’t had a true successor, Chopra says.

Dev Anand and Tina Munim (now Tina Ambani) in Des Pardes (1978), her debut film. ‘I consider him the most dashing hero Hindi cinema has ever had,’ Chopra says.
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 10:05 PM IST
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