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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Don’t get your Chris crossed

Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt, Fantastic Four's Chris Evans and Rush's Chris Hemsworth. So many actors named Chris, so little time. Keep an eye out for these ones next year.

On the Brunch radar

We love the trailer of Ugly (Anurag Kashyap, you've been missed), but hate that even as the Pesawar death toll went up, all we could do was feel so helpless. Here's a round-up of what we loved and shoved his week.

Want to be featured in Brunch? HT Brunch presents the Reader's Special

We've been writing about famous and the not-so-famous-but-interesting people. But it's time we celebrated the ones who matter most: YOU, our readers. So we invite you to be our celebrities for one Brunch issue.

This Christmas, ask Santa for books!

Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo. And with that opening line, Little Women became the obvious go-to book for festive cheer. This Christmas we decided to look through our bookshelves and Kindles and find you some of our favourite Christmassy books.

Quick-fix recipes for the perfect Christmas pudding and punch

If you haven’t got around to soaking the raisins in the rum yet for a traditional plum cake, we also have two quick-fix recipes. Many merry smiles are guaranteed in return.

Stocks for your Christmas stockings

From funky mobile covers to little blings - if you’re playing Santa this Christmas, here’s a quick guide to what you can stuff in your Christmas stockings.

Winter: the best time to improve your health

Yes, the winter makes us vulnerable to cough and cold. But it’s also the best season of the year to improve your health and pump up your immunity. Shikha Sharma answers why.

I will do anything for Aditya Chopra or Shah Rukh: Karan Johar

He started by being SRK’s sidekick in DDLJ, then became the director of a brand of glamorous drama that has now become synonymous with Bollywood. He’s non-judgmental, doesn’t believe in taking a holiday and says ego problems are just not his style. For Karan Johar, Bollywood’s poster child, it’s all in a day’s work.

Maldives: Of amazing lagoons and top-of-the-line resorts

It’s not only one of the most beautiful destinations in the world (with its lagoons, clear water and amazing underwater world), but the Maldives is also where luxury chains are setting up breathtaking, top-of-the-line resorts, writes Vir Sanghvi.

My faith is an intensely private matter: Seema Goswami

Let’s not allow Hindutva to destroy the essence of Hinduism: tolerance and open-mindedness. It doesn’t matter what the faith is called, just so long as it reaches God, writes Seema Goswami.

A problem of Uber proportions

Let us look at the technology that a company like Uber could have used to make taxis safer and a small effort to dispel some of the ridiculous ideas being perpetuated as ‘perfect’ future solutions, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Who's the chattiest of them all?

Cyrus Sahukar’s hilarious The Bench, is a chat show that takes potshots at other chat shows. And God knows there have been many to laugh over. Aaiye dekhte hain inmein se kuch.

I don't drink or smoke: David Guetta

The man behind hits like I Gotta Feeling and When Love Takes Over, David Guetta is considered as one of the first DJs to open up the world of electronic dance music to global audiences. Read on to know more about the dance music maestro.

I’ve never written a scene or dialogue that you can’t watch with your family: Salim Khan

Anyone can play with words, but it’s the situation in the story – that is where a strong dialogue comes in and makes maximum impact, says scriptwriter Salim Khan.

On the Brunch radar

Here's a round-up of things we loved and shoved this week.
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