HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

Dipannita Sharma picks five super scary horror films

Pizza 3D actor Dipannita Sharma is a horror junkie. We asked her to recommend five horror films you may not have watched. Here’s the list.

All the world’s a stage, quite literally

Kitchens, terraces, courtyards, libraries, even a bus is substituting the stage. Expensive performance spaces are forcing troupes to jump off it.

Life after KBC: Into the world of middle-class crorepatis

How much does happiness cost? You don’t need Kaun Banega Crorepati’s Computerji to tell you that the answer is Rs. 1 crore. You just need to see what the TV quiz show’s winners have done with their lives since they won the prize money.

Riteish Deshmukh: The not-so-regular Bollywood star

He’s fought the flops, defied everyone’s predictions, made comedy his own and even emerged as a good producer. Actor Riteish Deshmukh is having the last laugh.

Why it’s trendy to read Manto again

The James Dean of India’s literary circles, Manto died in 1965, aged just 43. During his short and tumultuous life, he put out a body of work that challenged genres - short stories, novel, radio plays, essays, sketches and movie scripts. His best stories are reversed for the Partition though.

The fight for Her-yana

How women wrestlers and boxers are turning gender equations upside down and fighting prejudice in a state infamous for its patriarchal mindset.

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.

Get a clean bill to health

Personal hygiene is important in any season, but particularly during the monsoon. Follow few good habits and keep skin infections, body odour, scalp infections, bad breath, etc at bay, writes Shikha Sharma.

Bukhara: It’s old but it works

Sometimes it takes an anniversary to remember and celebrate a great restaurant. Bukhara dates from a different era but its food is great. And this one has a soul, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Listen to the pouring rain...

When the monsoon comes, it brings with it the nay-sayers, who moan about the onset of the rains. But it’s the time to leave all your inhibitions aside and embrace the promise of the season, writes Seema Goswami.

A smart way to sell a smartphone

Serious about mobile phones? A brand called Xiaomi is on its way. Rajiv Makhni explains what the Xiaomi craze is all about – from its much-in-demand ‘only sold online’ model to updating their entire phone OS and features ‘Over the Air’ every single week.

A guide to mall prowlers during discount

Glide into a mall and chances are you’ll see mall prowlers of all kinds. One can easily slot them into some kind of a shopper or the other. Here’s how to identify them.

The truth about the Harry Quebert affair: A thriller you must read

This 600-page tome of a crime thriller written by Swiss writer Joël Dicker is about a struggling author set in Somerset and is full of twists and surprises at every turn.

On the Brunch radar

Brunch tells us the best and worst of the week – selfies of George Harrison in India and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat got our thumbs up while writer Arundhati Roy criticising Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh authorities talking nonsense deserved to be ridiculed.
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