HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

When I am playing well, no one's tough to handle: Saina Nehwal

Fresh from her thumping victory at the Australian Super Series, India's badminton champ, Saina Nehwal bares her heart on life beyond the court.

Wimbledon's charm is timeless: Leander Paes

Its hallowed tradition, the lush grass courts, the royal box and its VVIPs, strawberries and cream, the amazing organization despite the rains… Wimbledon's charm is timeless, writes Indian tennis' most successful player and the biggest brand ambassador of the game, Leander Paes.

Put up, shut up, and move on…

Whatever the merits of the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia case, it is the commentary around it (like, women who are rich and famous cannot be abused or harassed) that is truly troubling, writes Seema Goswami.

Greatest Indian Novels: Interview with Vikram Seth

In an exclusive interview with HT Brunch, author Vikram Seth says that he finds it hard to sleep.

Greatest Indian Novels: Jerry Pinto's list

Greatest Indian Novels: Jerry Pinto's list

Fifa fever: bar chatter among soccer fanatics

Three football fans walk into a bar. If you were eavesdropping, here's part of what you might hear…

Red and itchy: dealing with skin woes in summer

When the sun is at its best, your skin is at its worst. Here are some remedies to keep the skin healthy and beautiful.

The big Brunch summer reading list

A round-up of all the hot new books. From bestsellers to literary fiction, thrillers and books on mythology, here's everything you were looking forward to this summer.

The unmistakable regularity of Sonakshi's many avatars

Spot the difference: yes, try doing it. The Dabangg actor who has been the toast of the crowd ever since her debut, looks exactly the same in every film.

I'm dying to work with Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar, Nawazuddin: Prachi Desai

It isn't easy to handle a guy dressed as your female hair stylist standing right next to you and fiddling with your hair; but that's exactly what the actor faced during the shoot of Bol Bachchan. Excerpts from an interview.

Filmistaan has no stars because it is about real people: director Nitin Kakkar

Director Nitin Kakkar, who won a national award for his film Filmistaan, says he was fascinated by subcontinent's love for Bollywood and in it he saw the scope for a hilarious film.

Vikas Roy: ragpicker who dared to dream!

A street child who was a rag picker at the New Delhi railway station and went on to become one of India's most promising young photographers, Vikas Roy has come a long way. Today his works vie for attention alongside greats like Raghu Rai.

Homophobia: here's how to get over it

Forget governments, much of India - even the educated, well-travelled seemingly open-mined types - has no idea how to react to emergence of sexual minorities in their intimate surroundings. Here's how to deal with and show support for someone you know who has come out of closet.

New Patna: of Litfests, discos and throbbing nightlife

Reduced crime, a throbbing nightlife and the world’s longest WiFi zone – this is the legacy Nitish Kumar has left behind in Bihar’s once notorious capital.

The world of shudh desi online humour

Remember the Alok Nath jokes (#I'mfeelingSanskari) that had everyone in splits? Or Alia Bhatt memes that came up post her Koffee With Karan outing? Welcome to the world of online humour.
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