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More than 50 closeted business execs from the same city fell victim to the same Grindr scheme

Dozens of closeted male business executives, including several CEOs from top international companies, have reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated Grindr scheme, police say. According to the Hindustan Times, the men live in Delhi NCR, which has a population of approximately 46 million people. Many of the men are married with children and are not out to their families. Police say a gang of six men ran a months-long operation in which they would target these men on Grindr. After chatting for ...
Tags: Crime, Life, India, Lifestyle, Delhi, Scam, Grindr, Hindustan Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Delhi NCR, Akil, Gurugram, Muhammad Akil


Privacy of traffic violators compromised on government platforms: Report

Personal data of people who violated traffic rules was easily accessible, via vehicle numbers, to the general public on government websites such as those of the Delhi Traffic Police and echallan.parivahan.gov.in (operated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), as per a report by Hindustan Times published on January 27. Details such as name, address, […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Hindustan Times, Ministry of Road Transport, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Delhi Traffic Police, E-challans, Parivahan


‘A Defining Moment.’ An Indian State’s Decision to Challenge the Country’s Controversial Citizenship Law Signals a Growing Divide

Kerala became the first Indian state to challenge the country’s controversial citizenship law before the Supreme Court on Jan. 14 following nationwide protests against the measure, which critics say could turn Indian Muslims into second-class citizens. The state’s lawsuit argues that the Citizenship Amendment Act , which offers a fast track to Indian citizenship for non-Muslim refugees from three neighboring countries, is “discriminatory” and runs counter to the Indian constit...
Tags: Facebook, News, Supreme Court, India, Uncategorized, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Muslim, Bangladesh, NRC, Hindu, Kerala, Hindustan Times, Yale University, Punjab


‘Women Don’t Give Up.’ Why Female Protesters Are at the Forefront of India’s Resistance Movement

Nusra Ara had only just fallen asleep when the phone rang. It was 10 a.m. on Tuesday and though she had returned home seven hours earlier, she stayed up cooking, cleaning, packing lunch boxes and then dropping her daughter to school. When she picked up the call, a fellow protester’s voice rang out in panic and made her sit up. Soon she was rushing out of her home through the busy, narrow streets of Shaheen Bagh in South Delhi, toward the site where she and thousands of other protesters, mo...
Tags: Japan, News, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, Pakistan, Muslim, World Bank, Fukushima, Caa, Parliament, Ara, Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Modi


‘The Police Did Nothing.’ Students in India Are Protesting After a Masked Mob Violently Attacked a Top Delhi University

Nursing a bandaged right hand and bruises on his back from where he was struck with a rod, Santosh Singh says he no longer feels safe at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, where he is a masters student. Singh comes from Bihar, India’s poorest state, and is the first member of his extended family to attend any university — let alone JNU, as the country’s most prestigious higher education institution is known. He was so happy when he arrived for the first time that he kissed the campus ...
Tags: News, Germany, Nazis, India, Uncategorized, BJP, Narendra Modi, Pakistan, Muslim, Bangladesh, Caa, Delhi, New Delhi, South Asia, Hindu, Hindustan Times


"Best Books of 2019" Lists Update - December 28th

For the twelfth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2019" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2019 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Larg...
Tags: New York Post, Music, UK, Hollywood, US, Foreign Affairs, Rebecca, David, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Hawaii, New York Times, Connecticut, Paris, Michigan, Kate


‘Nothing Has Changed.’ 7 Years After a Gang Rape That Shocked a Nation, Brutal Attacks Against Women Continue

Seven years after the fatal gang-rape of Jyoti Singh on a bus in New Delhi horrified India and sparked nationwide protests, a crowd gathered last Monday to mark the anniversary of her attack. That same day, Dec. 16, a former lawmaker from India’s ruling party was convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl. The dichotomy highlighted the plight of India’s women, who, despite the outrage after Singh’s rape and murder, still face unprecedented rates of sexual violence. “Nothing has changed f...
Tags: News, India, Uncategorized, BJP, Narendra Modi, World Health Organization, Cctv, New Delhi, Human Rights Watch, Hyderabad, Women's Rights, Hindustan Times, Jyoti Singh, Afp, New Delhi India, Chopra


The timeless legacy of Parsis: One photographer’s attempt at preserving the Parsi heritage

An ongoing photo exhibition tries to highlight the rare moments of a fast dwindling Zoroastrian community of India. The exhibition showcases about fifty photographs by photographer Shantanu Das, which span over a period of six years. Most of them depict a day in the life of a Parsi.(Photo: Shantanu Das) Article by Sanskrita Bharadwaj | Hindustan Times When documentary photographer Shantanu Das was not allowed to step inside a Parsi fire temple, he thought of photographing its ongoings from af...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Mumbai, Gujarat, Hindustan Times, Surat, Udvada, Shantanu, Kolkata West Bengal, Shantanu Das, Sanskrita Bharadwaj, Parvez Damania


Male Birth Control That Lasts 13 Years Could Be Available In 6 Months

(CBS Local) — An injectable male contraceptive which lasts approximately 13 years has successfully completed a clinical trial and could be available to the public within the next seven months, scientists in India say. The new birth control method involves injecting a polymer, made of a compound called Styrene Maleic Anhydride, into the vas deferens, effectively blocking sperm from leaving the testicles. “The trials are over, including extended, phase 3 clinical trials for which 303 candidates we...
Tags: India, Cbs, Offbeat, Vasalgel, Hindustan Times, GMP, Local TV, Anup Kumar, Indian Council of Medical Research, R S Sharma, Talkers


For a sportsperson, fitness is a way of life, says racer Jehan Daruvala

20-year-old racing driver Jehan Daruvala’s cheat meal, once a month, is a greasy burger. He is a rare Indian motor-racing champ, and in 2017 became the first Indian to take pole position in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The Daruvalas used to watch F1 races together on their TV every weekend. They couldn’t have imagined then that their little Jehan would one day be on the other side of the screen. The 20-year-old is a rare Indian motor-racing champ, and in 2017 became the first India...
Tags: UK, London, Life, Sports, Mumbai, Hindustan Times, FIA, Parsi, Jehan, FIA Formula, Jehan Daruvala, Pooja Bhula


Muslims get temple reconstructed after it was razed in road widening: Communal Harmony Project-51

Muslims in a town in West Bengal, raised money to build a temple that had come in way of road widening.They also purchased the land for relocating the temple and then helped reconstruct the Kali temple for the Hindu community.This is another of the umpteen beautiful stories about harmony we get to know from the ground, far away from the discord that is visible on social media or the hate on TV channels.The cleric, Nasiruddin, a Maulvi, was present when the temple was reconstructed. This happen...
Tags: India, Religion, Koushik Dutta, Hindustan Times, Durga Puja, West Bengal, Malda, Kali, Muharram, Saha, Birbhum, Kharagpur, Mandal, Kolkata Calcutta, Communal harmony project, Communal Harmony


Berry old memory: Kunal Vijayakar on Britannia’s delights

Mumbai will miss Boman Kohinoor, who passed away at 97, after a lifetime spent behind the counter of Ballard Estate’s iconic Britannia & Co. See what makes the place so special. Article by Kunal Vijayakar | Hindustan Times A lunch of berry pulao, made to Boman Kohinoor’s wife’s recipe, is considered one of the must-do meals in Mumbai. (SANTOSH HARHARE/ HT PHOTO) Much has been written about the sunny, buoyant and elderly keeper of the 96-year -old legacy of one of Mumbai’s extraordinary insti...
Tags: Life, Food And Drink, Mumbai, Britannia, Hindustan Times, Berry, Parsi, Irani, Kunal Vijayakar, Kohinoor, Berry Pulao, Britannia Co, Ballard Estate, Boman Kohinoor, Patra Ni Macchi, Dukes Mangola


38 factoids and 5 infographs from the jungle of statistics published in newspapers that put Narendra Modi’s stupendous 2019 victory in perspective

Many English newspapers have produced a dizzying array of information and graphics following the election of Narendra Modi, with The Times of India (above) standing out for homework, imagination and display. But it’s easy to get lost in the maze. Here are a few stats which stand out from ToI, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, Mint, and The Telegraph. *** 1. BJP has been the single latest party in five of the last seven general elections. 2. While BJP got 21 seats more than in 2014, its alli...
Tags: Travel, Media, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Telegraph, Mint, The Telegraph, Kerala, Bombay, Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu, Modi, Chennai, Bengal


FT parent Nikkei confirms it has acquired new media startup Deal Street Asia

It’s official: Nikkei, the Japanese media firm that owns the FT, has confirmed that it has acquired Singapore-based new media startup Deal Street Asia. (The Nikkei announcement is buried behind a paywall — make of that what you will!) The deal is undisclosed, but the announcement does confirm a TechCrunch report from last month which broke news of the impending acquisition. Deal Street Asia covers a mix of news from Asia’s financial markets, business verticals and startups… which I guess makes i...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Media, Nikkei, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Ifc, Alibaba, Chairman, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, Singapore Press Holdings, Paytm, Deal Street Asia, Singapore Angel Network


The FT is buying another media startup: Deal Street Asia

Fresh from picking up a majority stake in Europe-based The Next Web, the Financial Times is buying another tech blog. The newspaper, which was founded in 1888, is adding Singapore-based Deal Street Asia to its roster with a deal expected to close in April, according to three sources with knowledge of discussions. Founded in 2014 by Indian journalists Joji Thomas Philip and Sushobhan Mukherjee, Deal Street Asia mixes Asia startup news with updates from Asia’s financial markets and business vertic...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, Nikkei, Singapore, India, Funding, Tech, Ifc, Alibaba, Financial Times, Pearson, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm


100 years ago, today, when Gandhi had a dream in the home of the owner of ‘The Hindu’ that led to the non-violent movement, which led to India’s independence

One hundred years ago, today, India’s struggle for independence from the British took a decisive and awe-inspiring turn, when Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had a dream that would catapult him towards ‘Mahatma’-hood. On March 18, 1919, Gandhi met C.Rajagopalachari in the City that used to be known as Madras, in a home on Cathedral Road that used to belong to Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, the lawyer who owned The Hindu. Gandhi spent the night in ‘Tilak Bhavan’, as the Iyengar home was known, tossing and tu...
Tags: Travel, Media, India, Hindustan Times, Gandhi, Madras, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Chola, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma, Iyengar, Rajaji, Lakshmi, The Hindu, Churumuri


Jhalawar’s century-old Parsi theatre getting a facelift

Nearly half the work in the restoration and facelifting of the century-old Parsi Opera Theatre at Bhawani Natyashala in Jhalawar has been completed, state government officials said. The Rajasthan archaeology and museum department is carrying out the restoration at an estimated budget of Rs 5 crore. Article in Hindustan Times The Rajasthan archaeology and museum department is carrying out the restoration work at Parsi theatre in Jhalawar. Photo by: HT Photo The repair, restoration and facelift...
Tags: Life, Theater, Hindustan Times, Rajasthan, Parsi, Jhalawar, Parsi Opera Theatre, Bhawani Natyashala, Jhalawar Photo, Mahendra Kumar Nimhal, Nimhal, Maharaja Bhawani Singh


9 photographs that may give you a better sense of the scene of the horrific suicide bomber attack in Kashmir

A peculiar aspect of modern Indian newspaper journalism is the decreasing importance of, and diminishing space for, photographs. Even on major news days, front pages are a veritable dog’s meal, aka thali, with stamp-size pictures giving barely a feel of an event. The deadly suicide-bomber attack in Kashmir which killed nearly 50 Central Reserve Police Force personnel on Valentine’s Day, is a case in point. Here are nine pictures from newspapers which somewhat make up for what may you have mi...
Tags: Travel, Media, The New York Times, Kashmir, The Telegraph, Hindustan Times, Dawn, The Indian Express, Churumuri, IJR, Central Reserve Police Force, The New Indian Express, Indian Journalism Review


Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor Clarifies Incorrect News Coverage Re: ‘Parsi Priest’s Suggestion To Sell Agiary Is Opposed’

A news item up has been published in Hindustan Times of 16th January, 2019, under the heading, ‘Parsi Priest’s Suggestion To Sell Agiary Is Opposed.’ As is the practice, certain misguided elements, especially a father and son duo, have made it their business to create confusion and create acrimony and bitterness in the community by resorting to half-truths. In this particular matter, the comments made by me have been given an unfair and unwarranted slant, by not reporting the full facts. It is a...
Tags: Life, Hindustan Times, Fort, BPP, Fire Temple, Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor, Lonavala, Global Working Group, Agiaries, Gamadia Agiary, Shapurjee Fakirji Jokhi Agiary, Napean Sea Road, Jokhi Agiary, Dasturji Khurshed Kekobad Dastoor High Priest, National Commission for Minorities Originally


HT Media’s digital revenue rises 14% YoY to Rs 17 cr in Q3FY19

HT Media Ltd. reported a consolidated total income of Rs 665 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2018 (Q3FY19). This is slightly lower than the total income of Rs 681 crore reported in the corresponding quarter last year, and 17% higher than from Rs 566 crore reported in the preceding quarter... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Newspapers, Hindustan Times, HT Media, Shine.com, Earnings December 18, HT Media Ltd


SC issues notice to the Centre for order that allows monitoring of all computers

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre over its December 20th, 2018 order where the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed 10 agencies to monitor, intercept and collect data from all computers, under Section 69 of the Information and Technology Act, reports Hindustan Times. The SC has given... ...
Tags: Travel, Technology, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Internet, Government, Surveillance, Policy, Hindustan Times, Ministry of Home Affairs, IT Act


Even the RSS feels BJP is losing hold over Dalits and tribals. Is a 10% quota for the “poor” going to counter perception that it is against caste-based reservations?

The New Indian Express Various analyses of the election results in the five States late last year—especially Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh—have all pointed in the same direction: BJP has a problem on its hands. In the three crucial Hindi heartland states, the BJP held 69 reserved assembly seats. In the 2018 election, it lost more than half of them. *** At least two news stories, one attributed to a BJP internal analysis and the other to an RSS offshoot, have suggested...
Tags: Travel, Congress, BJP, Chhattisgarh, States, Hindustan Times, Rss, Rajya Sabha, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Dalit, Haryana, Mohan Bhagwat, Lok Sabha, Kumari Selja, Bhagwat


TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news site that exposed fake news problem

There’s worrying news from China’s online media world as ByteDance, the $75 billion company behind popular video app TikTok is taking a news site to court for alleged defamation after it published a story about ByteDance’s fake news problem in India. U.S. tech firms have come to rely on media to help uncover issues, but Chinese tech news site Huxiu has become the latest litigation target of ByteDance, which reportedly surpassed Uber’s valuation after raising $3 billion. The company has ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Lawsuit, Entertainment, Congress, Youtube, China, Russia, India, Softbank, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Pakistan


Dainik Bhaskar group fails journalists again, closing its English daily DB Post

Yet another sad news from Central India.Especially, for journalists and English media, the readers and writers.Dainik Bhaskar group is closing down its English daily newspaper, DB Post.Dozens of journalists' set to lose jobs as a big group takes decision but no Journalist association in Bhopal or MP will speak for them.Is it because they feel it will jeopardize their job prospects in future if they need job in the group's Hindi daily. Print is still viable in these regions. They've own issues b...
Tags: Media, Religion, Journalism, Hindustan Times, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Bhopal, Dainik Bhaskar, DB Post, English journalism, Sudhir Agarwal, Central India Especially, Journalist association


Parsis last joined Mumbai police 21 years ago

The dwindling numbers of the Parsi community has cast a long shadow on its representation in the Mumbai police force, over the past five decades. The brick-red tiles of the Police Gymkhana on Marine Drive reflects the crimson of the setting sun. A man in his early 70s hops out of his car at the gate of the Police Gymkhana on Marine Drive, his shorts, tennis shoes and wet shirt all signs of a jog taken not long ago. Article by Debasish Panigrahi | Hindustan Times He sprints up the stairs int...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Bombay, Hindustan Times, ACP, Cyrus, Maharashtra, South Mumbai, Irani, Godrej Baug, Parsi Irani, Kayomerz, Homi Irani, Maneckshaw, Russi Chowsky Homi Irani Feroze, Ganjia Naval Driver


Parsis in Mumbai move SC to realign Metro-3 tunnel below Atash Behrams

A special leave petition was filed challenging the HC order, which was mentioned before Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Article by Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times Three days after the Bombay high court (HC) rejected their petition, members of the Parsi community moved the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, seeking the realignment of a tunnel for the Metro-3 line that goes below two revered fire temples in the city. A special leave petition was filed challenging the HC order, which was mentioned before C...
Tags: Issues


33 years ago, a (real) Yale grad was warning the world about a “Hindu Revolution”, spearheaded not by the BJP but, ironically, by the Congress

Were it not so obnoxious, it would have been easy to brush aside poll-time bilge of who is a real Hindu; what ‘gotra‘ Rahul Gandhi is; whether Congress is becoming the “B” team of BJP when it comes to Hindutva; and which of the two parties Hindus can trust. The contours of this dubious “debate” are framed by the Tongue Parivar (and amplified by air heads and tweetiyas) in such a way that a non-janeudhari might think Hinduism, or the toxic militant-mutation of it, owes its existential sacred-thr...
Tags: Travel, Media, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Yale, New York Times, The New York Times, Hindu, Hindustan Times, Inter, Tribune, Rahul, Indira Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party


Centre: States need to speed up Aadhaar seeding with benefit schemes

The Centre has asked Indian states to accelerate the process of seeding National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) accounts with Aadhaar, reports the Hindustan Times. It did this out of concern that over 50% NSAP accounts entitled to the benefits under the scheme had not been seeded and verified... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Policy, Pension, Hindustan Times, DBT, Supreme Court of India, Aadhaar, Aadhaar Act, National Social Assistance Programme NSAP, Aadhaar linkage, Constitutional Challenge to Aadhaar, NSAP


Terrorism in India: Five killed as Maoists blow up bus carrying security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Maoists continue to target security personnel in Chhattisgarh.In the latest incident, they have blown up a bus carrying CISF personnel in southern part of the state.Five personnel were killed in this IED blast. They included four civilians and a CISF jawan. Several other personnel were injured in the terror attack.The incident occurred at Bacheli, which is located in Dantewada district. The bus was badly damaged in the attack."In all, seven people including three CISF jawans from Akash Nagar ca...
Tags: Congress, India, Religion, Narendra Modi, Terrorism, Chhattisgarh, Terror, Hindustan Times, Maoism, Assembly, Rahul Gandhi, CISF, Maoists, Naxalism, Dantewada, Naxalites


Indian teen threatens to blow up Miami airport to avenge stolen Bitcoin

A high school student has been charged by authorities in India for threatening to blow up the Miami airport. The eighteen year old boy was unhappy with the US investigation agency FBI for not helping him recover a sum of Bitcoin he lost to a US-based fraudster. The boy, who has not been named, called the FBI at least 50 times over the last month. Failing to get any satisfactory response, he then called Miami airport authorities threatening to attack the airport by “barging into it with an AK-47 ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, India, US, Fbi, United States, Miami, Cryptocurrency, Hindustan Times, Hard Fork