Ananya Ghosh

Ananya Ghosh is an assistant editor with Hindustan Times Brunch. She has 10 years of experience as a journalist having worked as a copy editor/feature writer in various publications.

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Photography: Pictures that speak

Marriages might or might not be made in heaven but weddings are best viewed through the lens of Joseph Radhik
This was shot at their (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) reception. It is not a posed photo and it is unfiltered emotions, and a moment captured at just the right time. It is not one of the more popular photos but it is easily one of the favourite photos of my career so far (Joseph Radhik)
This was shot at their (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) reception. It is not a posed photo and it is unfiltered emotions, and a moment captured at just the right time. It is not one of the more popular photos but it is easily one of the favourite photos of my career so far (Joseph Radhik)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:57 PM IST
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In Bed With Sayani Gupta: “On dating apps, put a photo closest to what you actually look like!”

The actor talks about raiding Kalki’s sleepwear closet, lazing at home when she’s alone and sleeping in a shady hotel in Jharkhand during a shoot, in an intimate chat
An intimate chat with Sayani Gupta; Location courtesy: The Leela, Mumbai; Outfit by Pretty Little Thing; Styling : Shreeja Rajgopal (Shivam Gupta)
An intimate chat with Sayani Gupta; Location courtesy: The Leela, Mumbai; Outfit by Pretty Little Thing; Styling : Shreeja Rajgopal (Shivam Gupta)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:56 PM IST
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Films: OTT’s newest Mr Dependable

Paramabrata Chatterjee, who completes 20 years in Bengali cinema this year, is slowly winning the hearts of the pan-Indian audience
Paramabrata says before this new wave that is today not only manifested in OTT content but also in cinema, Bollywood was mostly about potboilers (Nasir Gazi)
Paramabrata says before this new wave that is today not only manifested in OTT content but also in cinema, Bollywood was mostly about potboilers (Nasir Gazi)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 10:58 PM IST
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Years into filmmaking, Sudhir Mishra is back to the beginning

The director’s movies are often social commentaries but he says the first duty of a filmmaker is towards his craft
Sudhir Mishra believes lately he’s reconnecting to the kind of cinema he loves and is back to being the filmmaker he started out to be
Sudhir Mishra believes lately he’s reconnecting to the kind of cinema he loves and is back to being the filmmaker he started out to be
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:13 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Selfie slick with Ishaan Khatter

Painters used to be the only people capable of self-portraiture, but now we are all at it. Actor Ishaan Khatter shoots innovative, self-timed selfies during lockdown, and asks: Do selfies signal the death of vanity?
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover story: Sibling Revelry with Armaan and Amaal

With armies of fans called Armaanians, Amaalians and Armaalians, are these brothers Bollywood musicians or independent rockstars?
The sibling duo though they do great work individually, soar to amazing heights when they collaborate. Styling: Pratiksha Jain, Styling assistant: Kartik Jain, Make-up and hair: Baba Chaurasiya; On Amaal: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Heel & Buckle; On Armaan: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Rosso Brunello(Brahms Dirsipo)
The sibling duo though they do great work individually, soar to amazing heights when they collaborate. Styling: Pratiksha Jain, Styling assistant: Kartik Jain, Make-up and hair: Baba Chaurasiya; On Amaal: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Heel & Buckle; On Armaan: Shirt, Bubber Couture; blazer and trousers, Karrtik D; shoes, Rosso Brunello(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Mickey Mehta’s 10 commandments of wellness

He was 8 when he first began training his body. Today, at 58, fitness guru Mickey Mehta can put to shame fit guys 20 years his junior!
While doing asanas, you preserve your breath and conserve your body, says fitness guru Mickey Mehta.
While doing asanas, you preserve your breath and conserve your body, says fitness guru Mickey Mehta.
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Vidya Balan— Stereotype slayer

How Vidya Balan is crushing every Bollywood cliche in sight!
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover story: Kabir Khan’s crossover politics

Anecdotes from the life of a documentary filmmaker, who easily transformed into making Bollywood blockbusters. How did he strike the balance?
At the core of Kabir Khan’s masala entertainers, there is always a subtle, yet strong, political and social message.(Shivangi Kulkarni)
At the core of Kabir Khan’s masala entertainers, there is always a subtle, yet strong, political and social message.(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Personal Agenda: “My recent self-discovery has been that I’m a wannabe intellectual,” says Neil Bhoopalam

The actor shares the funniest improv he has done on stage and tells us the one habit he wants to get rid of
Neil Bhoopalam’s advice to his 10-year-old self would be to go with the flow(Ishaan Nair)
Neil Bhoopalam’s advice to his 10-year-old self would be to go with the flow(Ishaan Nair)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 08:03 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet Anushka Sharma’s Cricketer No. 1

Long before the actress met husband Virat Kohli, her elder brother Karnesh SSharma was the first sportsman she loved
Anushka Sharma and her brother, Karnesh SSharma, will be celebrating rakhi over a video call this year(Sunil Khandare)
Anushka Sharma and her brother, Karnesh SSharma, will be celebrating rakhi over a video call this year(Sunil Khandare)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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Personal Agenda: “Home for me is where my song and heart reside,” says Kailash Kher

The singer has an advice for his 14-year-old self and shares his secret skills
Kailash Kher is most likely to be caught composing a song on his harmonium when home alone(Kailasa (KEPL))
Kailash Kher is most likely to be caught composing a song on his harmonium when home alone(Kailasa (KEPL))
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Rewind. Play. Nostalgia: Five actors pick their favourite serials from the ’90s

With ’90s Hindi serials making a comeback, here’s a nostalgic trip down the memory lane
Five actors share their favourite Hindi serial from the 90s
Five actors share their favourite Hindi serial from the 90s
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 07:57 AM IST
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Fashion designer Michael Halpern’s Indian connect

London’s newest glamour boy walks through a busy Mumbai flower market before lockdown and talks about his love for fashion and India.
Fashion designer Michael Halpern says walking around in India is an assault to the senses.(Brahms Dirsipo)
Fashion designer Michael Halpern says walking around in India is an assault to the senses.(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Personal agenda: “I can cook, sing and I’m a good mime,” says cricketer Ajinkya Rahane

The Indian batsman reveals his love for poha as he relives his Dombivali days
Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane says he’s discovered his cooking skills during the lockdown. Make-up and hair: Ashwin Shelar; Clothes and styling: Reza Shariffi(Subi Samuel)
Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane says he’s discovered his cooking skills during the lockdown. Make-up and hair: Ashwin Shelar; Clothes and styling: Reza Shariffi(Subi Samuel)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 08:24 AM IST
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Personal agenda: “The sexiest quality in a man is his chivalry,” says Divyanka Tripathi

The actress with a following of millions on social media that rivals Bollywood’s biggest stars answers some fun questions
Divyanka Tripathi is most famous for her roles on TV, but her social media presence with 12.2 M followers, as well as that of her husband Vivek Dahiya with 1.6 M, is the envy of big Bollywood stars. Make-up: Sharukh Khan; Hair: Avinash Patel; Styling and outfit, Victor Robinson; jewellery, Izaara(Horil Humad Photography)
Divyanka Tripathi is most famous for her roles on TV, but her social media presence with 12.2 M followers, as well as that of her husband Vivek Dahiya with 1.6 M, is the envy of big Bollywood stars. Make-up: Sharukh Khan; Hair: Avinash Patel; Styling and outfit, Victor Robinson; jewellery, Izaara(Horil Humad Photography)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 09:04 AM IST
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Cinema: Whatever happened to Chandrachur Singh....

As one of the most promising faces of the 1990s makes a comeback, we trace his disappearance and dramatic return
Actor Chandrachur Singh is once again the talk of the town
Actor Chandrachur Singh is once again the talk of the town
Published on Jun 28, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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Personal agenda: “Feminism is equality in every sense,” says Jasleen Royal

And, the singer also reveals she loves munching while making music!
Jasleen Royal’s favourite Hindi word to use in a song is Roooh. Styling and outfit: Shafiq Khatib; Assisted by: Vruddhi Rachh(Avinash Jai Singh)
Jasleen Royal’s favourite Hindi word to use in a song is Roooh. Styling and outfit: Shafiq Khatib; Assisted by: Vruddhi Rachh(Avinash Jai Singh)
Published on Jun 21, 2020 03:13 AM IST
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HT Brunch Father’s Day Cover Story: The Yash and Roohi Show

What’s made Karan Johar’s home videos with his three-year-old twins a hit during lockdown
The videos that often see the Karan Johar’s kids, Yash and Roohi, hilariously castigating their dad indeed crack the lockdown gloom every morning!
The videos that often see the Karan Johar’s kids, Yash and Roohi, hilariously castigating their dad indeed crack the lockdown gloom every morning!
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 01:23 AM IST
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When Sushant Singh Rajput recounted his journey from engineering to Bollywood in his own words: ‘I was huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan’

Sushant Singh Rajput always wanted to be an astronaut and even took up engineering at DCE, However, he left a scholarship at Stanford University behind, for career in Bollywood.
Sushant Singh Rajput died at age 34 on Sunday.
Sushant Singh Rajput died at age 34 on Sunday.
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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HT Brunch cover story: Vagina dialogues with Padma Lakshmi

The former HT Brunch cover star highlights another women’s health issue: endometriosis
Padma Lakshmi has spent a good chunk of her life struggling with endometriosis. Make-up: Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics India; Hair: Sanky Evrus; Location: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai(Taras Taraporvala)
Padma Lakshmi has spent a good chunk of her life struggling with endometriosis. Make-up: Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics India; Hair: Sanky Evrus; Location: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai(Taras Taraporvala)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 10:43 AM IST
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HT Brunch cover story: Every woman’s most personal problems

Shruti Haasan details her battle with PCOS, a common, but largely under-addressed women’s sexual health problem. Plus! The embarrassing health issue Padma Lakshmi never talked about!
From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)
From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Personal Agenda: “The most Marathi thing about me is lavni music,” says Karsh Kale

Plus, the musician says that the tabla was the first Indian musical instrument he has ever heard
Musician Karsh Kale says he always wanted to be able to play the bansuri(Photo: Rafique Sayed)
Musician Karsh Kale says he always wanted to be able to play the bansuri(Photo: Rafique Sayed)
Published on Jun 14, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Couple capers: Quick questions with Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar

We put the couple on hot seat and fire a few rapid questions, check our how they fared!
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar field questions about each other separately and the answers prove that they are surely in tune with each other!(Subi Samuel)
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar field questions about each other separately and the answers prove that they are surely in tune with each other!(Subi Samuel)
Updated on May 31, 2020 12:47 AM IST
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Intimacy in the time of Corona

Love, lust and fantasy take centre stage in Shobhaa De’s latest outing, penned during the pandemic
When life gives you lemons, some make lemonade, if you are Neruda, you pen an ode. In case of Shobha De, she has chosen to write a book! Location courtesy: JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai(Prabhat Shetty)
When life gives you lemons, some make lemonade, if you are Neruda, you pen an ode. In case of Shobha De, she has chosen to write a book! Location courtesy: JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai(Prabhat Shetty)
Published on May 30, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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Personal Agenda with Kangana Ranaut: There is a perception that I am very impulsive and brash, but know what I am doing

The actor talks about home and sustainability, and stresses that change is the only way forward
Kangana Ranaut is presently quarantining at her home in Himachal; Styling: Ami Patel; Make-up: Albert Chettiar; Hair: Haseena Shaikh(Chinmay Arora)
Kangana Ranaut is presently quarantining at her home in Himachal; Styling: Ami Patel; Make-up: Albert Chettiar; Hair: Haseena Shaikh(Chinmay Arora)
Updated on May 31, 2020 01:26 AM IST
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Personal Agenda with Shirley Setia: “To be a success on social media, you need to be yourself, be consistent and be real”

The singer and actor who started her career by posting home-made videos on YouTube, dishes out secrets of the game
Shirley’s first celebrity crush was Hrithik Roshan. Styling: Kareen Parwani; Make-up and hair: Kinjal Joshi(Photo: Mercy)
Shirley’s first celebrity crush was Hrithik Roshan. Styling: Kareen Parwani; Make-up and hair: Kinjal Joshi(Photo: Mercy)
Updated on May 24, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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Going back to Godot: What is Naseeruddin Shah up to?

The thespian is not a man to let the lockdown dampen his spirits, in fact he is already rehearsing his next play, albeit over Zoom calls!
Naseeruddin Shah is planning to revive Motley’s first play and the rehearsals are going on in full swing!(Brahms Dirsipo)
Naseeruddin Shah is planning to revive Motley’s first play and the rehearsals are going on in full swing!(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on May 19, 2020 11:32 AM IST
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Personal Agenda with Jonita Gandhi: The Breakup Song singer lets us in on her most personal details

“At a live gig, you only have one chance to nail a song,” she confesses
Jonita Gandhi reveals her most over-the-top Bollywood moment! Styling: Henna Akhtar Make-up and hair: Mallika Jolly(Amey Ghatge)
Jonita Gandhi reveals her most over-the-top Bollywood moment! Styling: Henna Akhtar Make-up and hair: Mallika Jolly(Amey Ghatge)
Updated on May 03, 2020 03:20 AM IST
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Terms of engagement: Fernando Meirelles on the changing dynamics of filmmaking

The movie-viewing experience will go through a tectonic shift in the post-pandemic world. The Cidade de Deus director terms it as necessary evolution
Brazilian auteur Fernando Meirelles was nominated for an Oscar this year for his Anthony Hopkins-Jonathan Pryce starrer The Two Popes (2019)
Brazilian auteur Fernando Meirelles was nominated for an Oscar this year for his Anthony Hopkins-Jonathan Pryce starrer The Two Popes (2019)
Published on May 02, 2020 09:49 PM IST
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