Bharti Public hosts MUN conference

Bharti Public School, Swasthya Vihar, held the second edition of a Model United Nations Conference with the collaboration of the United Nations Information Centre, which aimed to educate students about current affairs, international relations, diplomacy, and the working of the United Nations.

HT Editorial| In recognition of the unsung warriors

Since time immemorial, human beings have been in conflict with each other. And for as long as they have been warring, animals of all kinds have stood faithfully by their side, fighting alongside them. From pigeons that carried messages across seas from one region to another to horses that rode into battle carrying men on their backs, animals have unfailingly been at the service of men.

Indian table tennis teams a win away from securing Olympic berths

The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the Team Qualifier on Thursday. A quarterfinal finish will ensure qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. India has never made it as a team in Olympic history.

Lit cigarettes, Boy George: Stars flaunt Jean Paul Gaultier creations for designer’s ‘funeral’ finale in Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier bade farewell to the catwalk on Wednesday in typically riotous style, as models performed jigs at his show, an actress sauntered down the runway smoking a cigarette and singer Boy George took part in a mock funeral sequence. The affable French designer, who has long cultivated an image as the ‘enfant terrible’ of the fashion world, announced last week the runway display would be his last after 50 years in the business. The 67-year-old designer brought a large dose of his irreverent humour to the show, as well as outlandish creations, from a futuristic bridal dress worn by model Karlie Kloss to a poppy-clad headdress sported by Spanish actress Rossy de Palma. Dozens of male and female models – including burlesque star Dita Von Teese and drag queen Violet Chachki – took part in the extravaganza at the Châtelet theatre in Paris. Many showcased famous Gaultier looks, from bustiers echoing one designed for singer Madonna’s 1990 stage shows, to trompe l’oeil shirt dresses and Breton striped sailor patterns. Gaultier has yet to detail his plans. On Wednesday he said only that he would keep working in some way within the fashion world, but no longer with the same restrictions, such as putting on regular catwalk shows, and with a focus on fun projects.