Abhinav Verma

Abhinav Verma writes on food and health, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Abhinav Verma

Fake love stories and forced hashtags: Crazy wedding rules that are driving people crazy

While the bride and groom are going all out in their pursuit of the perfect social media wedding, it’s the guests who are being driven insane by the ridiculous wedding rules.
Detailed ‘wedding rules’ (such as using specific hashtags) and forced antics (such as coming up with fake love stories to make the marriage sound like a fairytale) leave the guests baffled and bemused.(Illustration by Aditya Dogra/HT)
Detailed ‘wedding rules’ (such as using specific hashtags) and forced antics (such as coming up with fake love stories to make the marriage sound like a fairytale) leave the guests baffled and bemused.(Illustration by Aditya Dogra/HT)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 11:10 AM IST
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The hunchback problem: Straighten the slouch and crunch that hunch

Spending too much time in front of a screen or just general slouching can give you the hunchback posture. Here’s how to fix it.
A bad posture, which usually is a result of the amount of time we spend sitting in front of our computers or being hunched in front of our phones, not only causes health problems such as back pain but also affects us mentally.(Getty Images)
A bad posture, which usually is a result of the amount of time we spend sitting in front of our computers or being hunched in front of our phones, not only causes health problems such as back pain but also affects us mentally.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 04:16 PM IST
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Meet the first ever Indian woman to bag a Michelin Star

Top chef Garima Arora talks about what it feels like to be the first Indian woman to bag a Michelin star, and why no Indian restaurant has ever won one.
The Mumbai-born and bred Arora didn’t start out as a chef. She was initially pursuing mass media from Mumbai’s Jai Hind College.
The Mumbai-born and bred Arora didn’t start out as a chef. She was initially pursuing mass media from Mumbai’s Jai Hind College.
Published on Nov 21, 2018 05:09 PM IST
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This winter, boost your energy and mood with these 5 foods

From beetroot to sweet potatoes, here’s a list of healthy options to snack on to stay upbeat.
One of the best ways to deal with the winter blues is to indulge in dark chocolates.(Shutterstock)
One of the best ways to deal with the winter blues is to indulge in dark chocolates.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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What to do when your partner dumps their negativity on you

This behaviour is projection and you can tackle it by using psychology.
Projection occurs when one the partner tends to project their unwanted feelings, emotions and desire onto their partner.(Istock)
Projection occurs when one the partner tends to project their unwanted feelings, emotions and desire onto their partner.(Istock)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Diwali special:Lighting up lives

On the festival of lights, we salute these inspiring, selfless individuals who feel the pain of others like their own
A karmayogi is someone who dedicates his being to the service of others, says the Bhagavad Gita. When you listen to Ravi Kalra’s inspiring story, you realise what it means to be one in the truest sense.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)
A karmayogi is someone who dedicates his being to the service of others, says the Bhagavad Gita. When you listen to Ravi Kalra’s inspiring story, you realise what it means to be one in the truest sense.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2018 04:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShara Ashraf, Abhinav Verma and Prerna Gauba, New Delhi

Your guide to dealing with the allergy season, the natural way!

Why rely on pills when you can combat allergies with diet hacks and immunity boosting drinks.
Allergy season brings a whole host of problems. However, rather than relying on pills, here’s how you can deal with it naturally.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Allergy season brings a whole host of problems. However, rather than relying on pills, here’s how you can deal with it naturally.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 12:40 PM IST
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Check out these fascinating treats for the spooky fest

Whip up these yummy Halloween-special recipes and stay ready for any ‘monster’ that might be visiting you, lest you should be tricked!
Satisfy your taste buds this Halloween by indulging in these quirky recipes.
Satisfy your taste buds this Halloween by indulging in these quirky recipes.
Published on Oct 30, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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What’s the deal with elite athletes turning vegan?

From improved stamina and increased lung capacity to speedy recovery from injuries, experts say that there are several reasons why athletes, such as Virat Kohli, are turning to veganism in their daily lives.
Kohli, who turned vegan a few months back, stated that turning vegan had made him stronger as it increased his digestive power.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Kohli, who turned vegan a few months back, stated that turning vegan had made him stronger as it increased his digestive power.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 23, 2018 11:12 AM IST
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Your guide to eating out and staying healthy during the festive season

Who says eating out during the season of revelry means piling on calories? With these expert suggestions, you can embrace your inner glutton without the fear of gaining weight.
The very thought of that makes the mouth water, but then you also sense a fear — that of putting on more kilos than you lost with all that strict diet and exercise regime.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The very thought of that makes the mouth water, but then you also sense a fear — that of putting on more kilos than you lost with all that strict diet and exercise regime.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 20, 2018 01:03 PM IST
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Guys! Here’s your grooming guide for the festive season

When stepping out this season, it’s not just enough to wear your best outfit — accompany it with glowing skin and well-styled hair.
A dry, unkempt beard is a turn off. If you want your beard to look majestic at a party, then here’s what you need to do. First, trim your beard and shape it according to your face cut, shampoo it and then hydrate it with beard oil.(Getty Images)
A dry, unkempt beard is a turn off. If you want your beard to look majestic at a party, then here’s what you need to do. First, trim your beard and shape it according to your face cut, shampoo it and then hydrate it with beard oil.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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Here’s an inside scoop on the trend of alternate flours

The rising demand of gluten-free products has made way for flours such as amaranth, coconut, and banana.
Bread made from banana flour. According to experts, the trend of alternate flours originated in 2016. However, it’s only now that it’s gaining popularity in India.
Bread made from banana flour. According to experts, the trend of alternate flours originated in 2016. However, it’s only now that it’s gaining popularity in India.
Updated on Oct 08, 2018 12:46 PM IST
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Fat acceptance and fat pride movement: Are we glorifying obesity in the name of body positivity?

Experts say that fat acceptance doesn’t mean normalizing obesity, a life threatening condition.
Tess Holliday walks the SimplyBe 'Curve Catwalk' during London Fashion Week on September 14, 2017 in Soho, London, England.(Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Tess Holliday walks the SimplyBe 'Curve Catwalk' during London Fashion Week on September 14, 2017 in Soho, London, England.(Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 11:56 AM IST
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Night owls, listen up! These famous celebrities are early morning risers

Can we common folk follow a brutal early morning routine like actors Mark Wahlberk, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and our very own Akshay Kumar? Here’s what the experts have to say.
Wahlberg isn’t the only actor who believes in the idiom, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and our very own Akshay Kumar are also early morning risers.
Wahlberg isn’t the only actor who believes in the idiom, “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and our very own Akshay Kumar are also early morning risers.
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Get hair like your favourite celebrity: Hair transplant 101

Celebrity hairstyle-inspired hair transplants are a new trend. Here is everything you need to know about it.
Now, thanks to hair transplant clinics, men are opting for hair transplants inspired by celebrities, and not really haircuts.(Getty Images)
Now, thanks to hair transplant clinics, men are opting for hair transplants inspired by celebrities, and not really haircuts.(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 22, 2018 03:35 PM IST
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Aspire to be the best version of yourself: Ms Fitness India 2018 Sapna Khanna

Miss Fitness India 2018 Sapna Khanna talks about her roller-coaster journey into the world of fitness, women in body-building, fitness apps and more.
At a time when gyms were unheard of in India, Sapna stayed dedicatedly on the fitness track. Be it hour-long walks or cycling, or even moving to Jane Fonda videos.(Photos: Ajay Singh)
At a time when gyms were unheard of in India, Sapna stayed dedicatedly on the fitness track. Be it hour-long walks or cycling, or even moving to Jane Fonda videos.(Photos: Ajay Singh)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 02:59 PM IST
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Here are 5 foods that help to boost your bone health

From prunes, nuts to salmon and broccoli, here’s a list of food that according to experts, are crucial for good bone health.
Age pares us to the very bones. Oh, yes, and as the production of hormones in the body — testosterone in men and estrogen in women — drops, our bones get thinner and brittle, and more prone to fractures, a condition known as osteoporosis.(Istock)
Age pares us to the very bones. Oh, yes, and as the production of hormones in the body — testosterone in men and estrogen in women — drops, our bones get thinner and brittle, and more prone to fractures, a condition known as osteoporosis.(Istock)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 11:36 AM IST
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Wrinkles before time: 7 reasons you have wrinkles

Aging isn’t the only reason why you get wrinkles; your lifestyle and environment can also be a cause for you to get wrinkles.
Squinting and highly animated facial expressions, such as raising your eyebrows and frowning, can also result in wrinkles.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Squinting and highly animated facial expressions, such as raising your eyebrows and frowning, can also result in wrinkles.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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PCOS awareness month: How diet plays an important role in managing PCOS

It’s polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) awareness month. If you are dealing with this condition, experts suggest dietary changes that can help.
A proper diet and nutrition can help PCOS patients to lose and manage their weight along with controlling their insulin levels as well.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A proper diet and nutrition can help PCOS patients to lose and manage their weight along with controlling their insulin levels as well.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 11:04 AM IST
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Revealed: The secret art of crafting a restaurant menu

There’s more than just creativity and utilitarian approach in how a restaurant menu is planned. The psychology behind it guarantees profits.
Harnessing the power of subliminal messaging, restauranteurs, chefs and menu planners keep inventing new psychological tricks to design menus in a way that maximises profits. So, if you are thinking that the food selection is yours, think again.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Harnessing the power of subliminal messaging, restauranteurs, chefs and menu planners keep inventing new psychological tricks to design menus in a way that maximises profits. So, if you are thinking that the food selection is yours, think again.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 05:42 PM IST
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Here’s everything you need to know about the Yo-Yo fitness test

The Yo-Yo test has created quite a buzz in the fitness circle. Here’s a quick low-down.
Cricketers Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are considered the fastest runners between the wickets.(HT Photos)
Cricketers Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are considered the fastest runners between the wickets.(HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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Here’s how your diet can impact your dandruff status

What you eat or don’t eat can cause dandruff and an itchy scalp. Here’s how to keep this nasty enemy of your lovely locks at bay.
An unhealthy, improper digestive system is also a reason for dandruff woes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An unhealthy, improper digestive system is also a reason for dandruff woes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 11:32 AM IST
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Charcoal masks: The good and the bad; here’s everything you need to know

These masks are an Internet rage. But skin experts are skeptical about how good they actually are.
The charcoal used in these masks is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal has a unique ability to bind toxins, oxidised impurities and blackheads and sucks them out of our face.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The charcoal used in these masks is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal has a unique ability to bind toxins, oxidised impurities and blackheads and sucks them out of our face.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 03:41 PM IST
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Here’s why you need humour compatibility in your relationships

Having a compatible sense of humour with your partner is an essential ingredient to a happy relationship, say experts and couples. Are yours on point?
While it’s alright to occasionally not find your partner’s jokes and one-liners amusing, not being able to stand their sense of humour at all can make it hard to sustain the relationship.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
While it’s alright to occasionally not find your partner’s jokes and one-liners amusing, not being able to stand their sense of humour at all can make it hard to sustain the relationship.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 11:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Here’s why the Nordic diet is one of the most popular diet right now

Here’s why experts think that this diet is one of the healthiest ones around; it’s also environment friendly.
As the name suggests, it’s all about eating foods that are popularly consumed in Nordic countries such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.(Getty Images)
As the name suggests, it’s all about eating foods that are popularly consumed in Nordic countries such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 11:35 AM IST
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Busted: 7 most common muscle building and fitness myths debunked

We talk to experts who help us clear the air about the most popular fitness myths circulating in every gym.
The fitness industry is full of pseudo experts doling out half-baked information that is often lapped up by newbies and experienced fitness enthusiasts alike.(Getty Images)
The fitness industry is full of pseudo experts doling out half-baked information that is often lapped up by newbies and experienced fitness enthusiasts alike.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
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You may not speak the same language but you can definitely enjoy a meal together: Sarah Todd

Chef Sarah Todd talks about the farm-to-table food culture in Northeast India, and talks about the area’s unexplored cuisine.
From ruling the ramp to ruling the kitchen, Australian Sarah Todd of ‘Masterchef’ fame talks about all things Indian in a candid chat with HT City.(Shivam Saxena/ HT Photo)
From ruling the ramp to ruling the kitchen, Australian Sarah Todd of ‘Masterchef’ fame talks about all things Indian in a candid chat with HT City.(Shivam Saxena/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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Chef Saransh Goila and the curious case of the “accidental” butter chicken

In a conversation with HT City, chef Saransh Goila reveals the secret behind his famous butter chicken recipe, his experience on MasterChef Australia, and how he went from 93kg to 75kg.
Saransh recently appeared as the guest judge on the internationally acclaimed TV show MasterChef Australia, on its 10 year anniversary special season.
Saransh recently appeared as the guest judge on the internationally acclaimed TV show MasterChef Australia, on its 10 year anniversary special season.
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 11:25 AM IST
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Here’s everything you need to know about keratin treatment

Stylists swear by it, but what exactly does keratin treatment do? We talk to experts to get you the facts on this hair treatment that promises to end your frizzy hair woes.
Present in our hair, it is a protein that helps in protection and keeps the structure of our hair together.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Present in our hair, it is a protein that helps in protection and keeps the structure of our hair together.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 12, 2018 11:27 AM IST
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I could get Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in even more spectacular shape for Baahubali: Serbian bodybuilder Milos Sarcev

The legendary bodybuilder Milos Sarcev says that one of actors Aamir Khan and Salman Khan’s personal trainers used to be his client.
Milos broke the World Record for the number of competitions entered — 72 in 10 years.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Milos broke the World Record for the number of competitions entered — 72 in 10 years.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 11:30 AM IST
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