#ReadersSpecial: Here's toasting the extraordinary lives of our readers

  • Team Brunch, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2015 18:49 IST

Our beloved Brunch readers take over this special anniversary issue. We asked you to share your stories, you responded with tales that excited us. Here's toasting your extraordinary lives. This edition is all about you.


The collector of the world, by Veenu Singh

Aditya Vij’s passion for collecting old things stems from a need to preserve everything that will soon become history.

How to be forever young, by Saudamini Jain

Renu Mehandru was in her mid-50s when she went to the US to get an MBA – because, really, age is just a number.

Stop me if you can! by Atisha Jain

Deepika Kant, who has cerebral palsy, has had to fight society all her life, supported by her family at every step. But she believes in dreaming big

Changing lives, one mudra at a time, by Satarupa Paul

18-year-old Navika Mehta, herself an accomplished kathak dancer, decided to teach the classical dance to young girls less fortunate than her.

The feisty missile fitter, by Aasheesh Sharma

How swimming across a river to school in rural Andhra Pradesh set P Aanand Naidu’s ambitions soaring.

A teenage storyteller, by Saudamini Jain

Law student Paras Joshi wrote his first book at 16. Here’s how...

Been there, done that, got the ticket, by Veenu Singh

Unlike people who collect souvenirs from the places that they visit, student Vineeta Rana hoards ticket stubs.

Shortwave surfer, by Asad Ali

Ever since childhood, Jitendra Jain has been passionate about DXing – listening to radio stations from far-off countries.


Meet the bookmarkophile, by Aastha Atray Banan

Kausik Misra wanted to be different. He found his place in the world (and books) by collecting bookmarks.

Doctor of letters,
by Nihit Bhave

By ditching Twitter and FB for snail mail, Divya Padmanabhan keeps in touch with the age-old art of writing.

Desperately seeking Raina, by Rachel Lopez

Raina Mehta spent her life copying her twin sister. It took courage to see herself as an individual and break free from a borrowed identity.

For better and verse, by Aastha Atray Banan

Aftab Yusuf Shaikh is a romantic and a self-confessed feminist. For him, writing soulful poems is the only way to vent.

The cinema girl, by Nihit Bhave
Parampara Patil Hashmi is living her filmi dream by urging people on Twitter to watch films with her.

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