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HindustanTimes Mon,01 Sep 2014

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.

Bachchan's the most stylish Bollywood personality: Manish Malhotra

This man has draped more Bollywood beauties that one can imagine. For Manish Malhotra, the swinging '60s is his favourite fashion decade in history. Brunch catches up with the designer.

Could you make it as a Ninja Turtle?

The four Ninja heroes are badass but also gloriously corny. Now, as Hollywood reboots the franchise with a new film - set to release in India this Friday - find out how nuts you are!

Sarika, that grey-eyed beauty of Bollywood

When Sarika married Kamal Haasan, it was nothing short of sensational. Then, after years of marriage and two daughters, they broke up. Now, in her second innings in Bollywood, she is on an upswing. Brunch catches up with the Yudh actor.

How the West was made one's own

Leave the great debate about Indian culture and Western influences to Parliament. Here are some foreign ideas that India appears to be loving.

Aamir will make a great politician, says actor-politician Gul Panag

She's a beauty pageant winner and an actor to boot. Her Twitter page is one of the most engaging celeb pages on social media. In a chat with Brunch, Gul Panag tells what it means to be a star and a politician.

A Pakistan less known

There's no doubt that Indians in Pakistan are followed. But away from the bombs and shrill rhetoric, lies another Pakistan with warmth and friendship writes Ruchira Hoon.

The runway bridegroom

Getting married this year? Want to look as fashionable as your bride on D-day? Here are new trends for men that you might want to follow - or not.

Eid festivities: Eat, pray, shop... eat

The streets around Jama Masjid are almost imploding with activity during Ramzan. Festive delicacies and great shopping make it a must-visit this time of year.

I’d love to dance like Madhuri Dixit: Yami Gautam

Bollywood’s pretty girl loves to gorge on Elaichi chai and bread pakoras. And how does she maintain her svelte figure after that? Well, it’s hot yoga for her. The Vicky Donor actor opens up to Brunch on much more.

Another Jhumpa Lahiri? Not quite

But Mira Jacob's debut novel The Sleepwalker's Guide To Dancing adds a new dimension to the Indian immigrant experience. If Lahiri's books had Bengali characters anchored in New England, Jacob's novel is a rambunctious tale of a Syrian Christian family unfolding in New Mexico.

Imran Abbas Naqvi, the dude from Karachi

Meet the Pakistani actor who is making a two-fold debut in India - on the big screen with Vikram Bhatt's Creature 3D and the other on the small screen with his 2011 TV show Mera Naseeb which will go on air on new entertainment channel Zindagi.

Monsoon special: it's pouring, pass the grub

Something about the monsoon makes us hungry and self-indulgent. Why fight it? Just dig into the perfect snacks and chai.

Monsoon special: damp-proof your style

You don't need to look purely utilitarian (read unexciting) this season in case you get wet. The trick is to identify the right outfit that can transition from summer wear to monsoon wear with ease.
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