Alfea Jamal

'Ask no questions, hear no lies.' Alfea Jamal is a fashion, culture, travel and food writer. She also dabbles in video journalism, multimedia production, the culinary arts, design and is modestly decent with canvas.

Articles by Alfea Jamal

Teacher's Day 2021: Dumbledore to Kabir Khan, teachers from our wildest dreams

This Teacher's Day 2021, let's take a look at some of the best onscreen and literary teachers that taught us how a gentle guiding hand can truly unleash your inner brave heart, genius and talent.

Aamir Khan (Taare Zameen Par), Robin Williams (Dead Poets Society) and Shah Rukh Khan (Chak De India)(Twitter/MovieGrabs)
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 10:16 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Granddaughter Project's Shaheen Chishti hopes for a society that respect women

Author Shaheen Chishti's The Granddaughter Project tells the stories of women from diverse but equally tragic backstories, from the Holocaust to the Bengali Famine. However, the one thread that ties them together is that they wish to give their granddaughters a brighter, hope-filled future.

The Granddaughter Project's book cover
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 05:24 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West twin in masks, avante-garde all-black Balenciaga

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be in the midst of divorce proceedings but the couple are sticking by when it comes to their fashionable outings.

Kim Kardashian with her children at the Donda event recently.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 11, 2021 06:56 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Greta Thunberg on Vogue Scandinavia’s cover: Countless exploited for fashion

In her interview, Greta Thunberg spoke about a lot of things including her opinion on the fashion industry being a huge contributor to the climate-and ecological emergency, as well as its impact on workers and communities who are being exploited globally for some to enjoy fast fashion.

Greta Thunberg(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 01:28 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Never Have I Ever's Maitreya Ramakrishnan wants people to say her name right

Maitreya Ramakrishnan who plays Devi Vishwakumar in Netflix's Never Have I Ever shared, “When I was younger, I used to tell people, ‘Yeah, you can call me ‘My-tree’ like whatever, I don’t care’.

Maitreya Ramakrishnan(Instagram)
Published on Jul 24, 2021 03:38 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Vaidehi Dongre from Michigan crowned Miss India USA, dedicates win to her mother

Vaidehi Dongre, a 25-year-old University of Michigan graduate who currently works as a business development manager shared, "I want to leave a positive lasting impact on my community and focus on women's financial independence and literacy."

Vaidehi Dongre (Instagram)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 04:01 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Kate Beckinsale criticizes impossible beauty standards: Women are damned anyway

Kate Beckinsale said that these standards were imposed on all women, not just those in the glamour world, saying, "You're seen as too young, you're too old. Where is the f***ing sweet spot for women?"

Kate Beckinsale(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 12:00 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Camila Cabello flaunts tummy as she slams trolls, spreads body positivity

Camila Cabello shared an inspiring message of body positivity for her followers and fans, hitting out at trolls and body shamers, saying, "We are real women with curves and cellulite and stretch marks and fat. We got to own it..."

Camilla Cabello(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 04:12 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

African model Nanga Awasum's New York style gets Gigi Hadid to play paparazzi

Gigi Hadid recently posted a photo of a West African model walking in the streets of New York, and Gigi couldn't get enough of her style. The only issue? You can't see her face. Read on...

Gigi Hadid (c) and the image she posted of Nanga Awasum (L) and the one posted by Nanga herself (R)(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 03:21 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

BTS makes runway debut with Louis Vuitton's Virgil Abloh: Rescinding stereotypes

WATCH: Popular South Korean boy band BTS appeared in the Louis Vuitton film wearing never before seen looks designed by Virgil Abloh.

BTS in the Louis Vuitton film(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 09:29 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Kim Kardashian called out for wearing sheer lace ensemble during Vatican visit

Reality TV star and SKIMS founder Kim Kardashian recently took a trip to Rome but it seems the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star couldn't keep up and do as the Romans do.

Kim Kardashian during her trip to the Vatican in Rome(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 06:38 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Princess Diana's statue at Kensington is a symbol of her life, legacy

The greenish bronze statue shows Princess Diana, who was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997, surrounded by three children, which Kensington Palace said represented "the universality and generational impact" of her work.

A statue of Britain's Princess Diana is pictured in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, Britain, July 2, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 09:15 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Kataluna Enriquez becomes first transgender woman to compete in Miss USA pageant

Kataluna Enriquez won the Miss Nevada pageant last week, in an aptly rainbow coloured gown, becoming the first transgender woman to be able to compete in the formerly Donald Trump owned Miss USA.

Kataluna Enriquez(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 10:04 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Wimbledon does away with his and hers towels for the first time in history

Wimbledon has introduced unisex towels for all its players for the first time in its history, getting rid of the differently coloured traditional versions.

Britain's Andy Murray uses a towel during a break in play after going 5-6 down in the third set against Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 28, 2021.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 08:56 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Free Britney: Jamie Spears breaks silence on Britney Spears' conservatorship

Britney Spears' younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears recently opened up about her sister's conservatorship, saying she had kept quiet as she was waiting for her sister to speak on the matter first. Adding that she was proud of Britney and that she would support her no matter what.

Britney Spears and younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears(Walt Disney Television)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 12:44 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Watch: Maheshwar handloom saree weavers get creative to boost Covid vaccination

In a creative attempt to highlight how the Maheshwar handloom weavers are suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic and also to promote their craft, Maheshwari weavers are encouraging vaccination using their stunning and colourful handloom sarees. See video...

Handloom weavers created a beautiful image using Maheshwari sarees close to the Maheshwar fort near the river Narmada.(Instagram)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 06:27 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Representation matters: Priyanka Chopra about Victoria's Secret partnership

Priyanka Chopra Jonas explained that, "Representation matters," in regard to her collaboration with Victoria's Secret. Former Angel Tyra Banks showed support for the move saying the world is experiencing a 'beauty revolution'.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas(Instagram)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 05:48 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Father’s Day: Irrfan Khan to Aamir Khan, meet Bollywood's reel feminist fathers

Happy Father’s Day: Bollywood previously portrayed fathers as stuck up and strict, however with changing times, the portrayal of fathers in Bollywood has evolved too and more and more paternal figures on screen are moving away from patriarchy and toward feminism.

Irrfan Khan and Radhika Madan in Angrezi Medium played the perfect father-daughter duo.(Angrezi Medium)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 12:53 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Coronavirus pandemic turned you into a couch potato? Try these tricks to get fit

If your saggy butt and muffin top are starting to bother you, or if you simply want to get fit to undo all the damage done during the coronavirus lockdown, here are some super fun and interesting tricks and tips for you to get back on the health bandwagon before its too late. Read on....

A lot of us turned to a number of healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms during the pandemic to take our minds off the disturbing reality that surrounds us.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 05:07 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

New mom, model Emily Ratajkowski aces mermaidcore for tropical island birthday

For her 30th birthday, not too long after giving birth, new mommy, supermodel Emily Ratajkowski shared pictures of herself sporting the perfect bejewelled ensembles that were peak mermaidcore, a new viral fashion trend that has emerged from TikTok.

Emily Ratajkowski(Instagram)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 04:03 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik are raising baby Khai to value her multiethnic identity

In a recent interview, Gigi Hadid shared, “I think that Khai will grow up feeling out the way that she can or wants to be a bridge for her different ethnicities.”

Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik and baby Khai(Instagram)
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 04:03 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Watch Sushant Singh Rajput give tour of Bandra flat, other rented for 4 lakh

Sushant Singh Rajput breathed his last in June 2020, and his Bandra home were it occurred has been put on rent. Sushant had once shared that his home is "a mix of everything, a concoction of my thoughts,” check out this video of the late actor giving a tour of one of his stunning Mumbai homes...

Sushant Singh Rajput (
Updated on Jun 16, 2021 04:22 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

SEE: Banned FRIENDS commercial from 1994 has actors refusing to put on underwear

The hilarious video which has recently surfaced shows the lead actors including Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc trying to get more video for their then new show, in their underwear.

Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow for a poster of FRIENDS.(FRIENDS poster)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 02:42 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

G7 summit: Jill Biden shares message of love on UK trip with POTUS Joe Biden

FLOTUS Jill Biden's fashionable outings have been the subject of much scrutiny simply because of the fact that her predecessor, Melania Trump, former President of the United States Donald Trump's wife, managed to offend people all across the globe with a number of her outfits.

U.S. first lady Jill Biden wearing a jacket with the phrase
Published on Jun 11, 2021 09:56 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Mahua Moitra 'rebels with a cause' in 27k handwoven silk sari for magazine

PICS INSIDE| Mahua Moitra, the All India Trinamool Congress party candidate, shared in the interview with the magazine, "I speak what I’m thinking, I speak what I’m feeling. If I’m angry, that must come out. If I’m frustrated, that has to come out, too."

Parliamentarian Mahua Moitra for Harper's Bazaar India(Instagram/Harper's Bazaar India)
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 07:17 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Dove Cameron opens up about first Pride Month after coming out as queer

‘There’s a lot of emotion’, the Descendants fame actor, Dove Cameron shared that while her loved ones knew of her sexual identity, she only recently revealed this to the public, sharing that 'queer' and not 'bisexual' is a more apt label to describe her.

Dove Cameron (Instagram)
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 05:45 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Talk about misogyny, racism while laughing: Trevor Noah on comedy, pop culture

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah shared that he never dreamed that he would make a living as a comedian, what home means to him and how travelling has changed his perspective. Read on...

Trevor Noah(Instagram)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 06:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Here's what designer Masaba Gupta eats in a day to keep her PCOD at bay

Masaba Gupta has always been all about that clean living and she recently opened up about managing her weight and health despite being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease, saying, "Every thing I do is in order to keep my PCOD in control, which for me is directly linked to weight gain."

Masaba Gupta(Instagram)
Updated on Jun 03, 2021 04:51 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Janhvi Kapoor in Tarun Tahiliani is the ultimate feminine and fierce Gen Z bride

Janhvi Kapoor chanelled her inner Boho Chic bride for the cover of Elle magazine's July issue and opened up about things close to her heart. From carrying forward Sridevi's legacy to being inspired by Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan and Beyoncé, here's the low down of all she said...

Janhvi Kapoor in Tarun Tahliani(Instagram/Elle)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 02:54 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai reveals her many sides as Vogue's cover star

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was the most famous person to graduate from Oxford University last year, is now the face of British Vogue's July issue and she is revealing a whole new side to herself. Excerpts from her interview...

Malala Yousafzai(Instagram/Vogue)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 12:13 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Delhi
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