HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

The eclectic tastes of India

We've all heard of Kashmiri cuisine, Awadhi food, Punjabi khana and Gujarati thali. But pan-Indian cuisine? Not really because it is still in the process of evolving. Vir Sanghvi, nonetheless, lists out some of the most common dishes found across Indian restaurants.

iPhone 6: Rumour report card

With the iPhone 6 all set to launch soon, Rajiv Makhni lists out all the rumours doing the rounds and makes a checklist of what Apple may offer and which of these rumours would become a reality.

Jeans, dress or sari... wear your attitude

No matter what your age, the key to style is that it has to be a personal. Feel like wearing a sari? Do it. Want the comfort of a pair of lived-in jeans? Knock yourself out, writes Seema Goswami.

Technology and your wellbeing

In the concluding part of the series, Shikha Sharma lists out some simple devices and smartphone apps that can help save your life wherever you may be.

The writer who lives in shadows

He wrote that bestselling novel, the autobiography of that head of state, and those chartbusting lyrics. But he is invisible and nameless. Welcome to the secret world of the ghostwriter.

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.

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.

The coming of age of the Indian road film

Hollywood may have mastered the skill of producing road films of all sub genres, but Indian films are still to find their groove. With four new films set on the road coming out soon, is Bollywood finally realising that journeys make for great cinema?

Platforms that put amateur talent to test

Mumbai isn't a city of dreams for nothing. Whether you aspire to be a poet, musician, storyteller or comedian, there are places where you can find a welcoming stage and a willing audience. Brunch chronicles them.

Medical marvels: The devices that save your life

Technology is not just about smartphones. It has also revolutionized the way we look at our health. In part I of the series, we list out tools that are changing the way patients look at health, writes Shikha Sharma.

Mumbai then and now: Why some things never change

What did Mumbai look like when India was on the brink of freedom? We looked at five city photos from the 1940s and recreated them in 2014 and here's what we learned: despite the high-rises, crowds and cars, Mumbai always feels like home.

The Delhi that was and the Delhi that is

We present the national capital in photographs that juxtapose the old with the new - to chronicle how Delhi has changed over the last six decades.

The four-way smartphone war

Four models, four great options and one decision. So which phone should you buy? Rajiv Makhni does a comparative analysis of four smartphones and comes up with an answer.

The annoying world of perfection

We'd all agree that we are being fed images of perfection day in and day out. Seema Goswami tells us how she longs for a world which is a bit messed up, fed up with these tableaux of perfection.

Grape expectations: 10 things you should know about wine

With a whole new generation of wine drinkers wanting to know more about the drink, here are answers to some often asked questions, writes Vir Sanghvi.
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