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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

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.

Ridiculous social media headlines: yeh kya bakwaas hai?

We're tired of these often misleading, mostly ridiculous headlines that clog our Twitter and Facebook timelines. Here are the worst offenders. And remember, as tempted as you are to click on them, don't! 

Thinking like a fan on the upcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VII

The seventh installment in the Star Wars film series should be out sometime by the end of December 2015. With the kind of buzz the film's created already, we decided to help you sound like a fan.

Aam debate: when Indians get down to comparing mangoes

India has many things to fight over especially during election time. But picking one's favourite variety of mango is always fun. Check out our findings.

Dubai: going beyond its mall culture

No, this isn't a mirage in the desert. An amazing literature festival with writers from all over the world showed that there's more to Dubai than malls.

Workshops that teach you to twirl, spin and juggle

Hurried Mumbai is always up for something new and interesting. Hula hooping, flair bartending and twirling aren't quite like dance but not adventure sport either. Check out what's got Mumbai excited.

Tanishaa Mukerji: Kajol's kid sister grows up

After a forgettable debut, Tanishaa's career was all but over till Bigg Boss Season 7 happened. Now, she is back on TV as a comedy show judge. But can she make an impression?

The selfie fashionista: what a poser!

The social media is full of 'main bhi fashinistas' of the world, desperate to strike a pose at the drop of a hat. Brunch makes fun of some classic high-street selfie poses.
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