HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

What not to wear at Wills India Fashion Week

If only Fashion Week attendees understood that there is a difference between dressing to kill and murdering style. Keep it slick and chic and do not over-dress. Some looks should be reserved only for the ramp. Here are a few tips!

The making of an icon: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan's life is a salute to iconicty. As the perennial icon of Hindi film, he seduces old age, acting effortlessly with Hema Malini and Tabu, revealing that an icon transcends generations, writes Shiv Visvanathan.

What if these series ended differently?

When How I met Your Mother came to an end this March – revealing the mother in How I Met Your Mother – fans felt cheated. We decided to list out alternative endings for other disappointing (for fans) series finales. Warning: spoilers aplenty!

I grew up mimicking Robert De Niro: Farhan Akhtar

He wrote and directed Dil Chahta Hai, acted and sang in Rock On!!, produced Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, judged Nach Baliye Season 1 and even launched a social campaign called MARD. Brunch interviewed the man with a beautiful smile and a husky voice, Farhan Akhtar.

Amitabh Bachchan has stood the test of time: Karan Johar

If there is one star who symbolises Hindi movies, it is Amitabh Bachchan. He has dominated Bollywood since the early '70s and continues to do so even today. Karan Johar shares fond memories about the legend.

The Gandhi you didn't know

Did you know there was racism even on the sets of Gandhi? Or, that Ben Kinsley who played Mahatma Gandhi abstained from drinking alcohol and gave up meat too until the film was made? These behind the scene stories will make you want to revisit the movie!

Around the world in 90 days

The year's almost drawing to a close and suddenly you realise that you are yet to fulfil your resolution to go out and explore the world. But where's the time to decide on the location, you wonder. We have done the job for you. Here's a compilation of international events/festivities to help you plan your holiday around. Take your pick!

My acting gets me appreciation. But yes, maybe I don't get the 'rates': Kay Kay Menon

Despite great performances in Sarkar, Life...In A Metro and Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi, Kay Kay Menon is one of our most underrated actors. But he says he's happy to just act and let his perfomance speak, rather than blow the trumpet.

Happiness is...

Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling, creators of the popular Happiness Is illustrations on Facebook, talk about how the Happy Page have turned everyday joy into an international phenomenon. Did you know that the idea for their illustrations was born in a jacuzzi?

Sonakshi's the only one at home who can say 'Khamosh': Shatrughan

Amitabh Bachchan's roles in Deewar and Sholay were first offered to him. He chose to enter politics while at the peak of his career. Actor Shatrughan Sinha talks of life and its regrets in an interview with Brunch.

Why Indian fashion designers are obsessed with weddings

The answer to this pertinent question is a four-letter word: C-A-S-H. The big fat Indian wedding is estimated to be worth Rs. 1,00,000 crore - and wedding apparel makes up Rs10,000 crore of that!

I've had marital problems in the past, but I am sorted now: Sonu Nigam

Hangover (Kick) and Yeh galat baat hai (Main Tera Hero) were originally sung by him. But because he became the face of the Copyright Act controversy, a music company decided to ban him. In an interview with Brunch, Sonu Nigam opens up about his life and music.

Meet the Ittarati: The scent of nawabs has a new whiff

Ittar or attar is no longer about traditional strong fragrance. Today, it is being made to suit the modern world. The result is a fragrance that lingers on.

I keep changing phones all the time, says gadget-freak Parineeti Chopra

Going from PR to being the face of Yash Raj Films in Ladies v/s  Ricky Bahl, Parineeti Chopra has come a long way. A huge fan of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, she wants to sing for her own movies.

Superfoods to protect your heart and even help beat cancer

Cacao nibs, farro wheat, Buddha's hand: these aren't just fancy names. Without the side-effects of drugs or artificial additives, these foods can help you beat depression, lower cholesterol, cut the risk of heart disease and even beat cancer.
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