Ananya Ghosh

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.

Articles by Ananya Ghosh
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

Years into filmmaking, Sudhir Mishra is back to the beginning

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:13 AM IST
The director’s movies are often social commentaries but he says the first duty of a filmmaker is towards his craft
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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)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Selfie slick with Ishaan Khatter

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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?
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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)

HT Brunch Cover story: Sibling Revelry with Armaan and Amaal

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:40 PM IST
With armies of fans called Armaanians, Amaalians and Armaalians, are these brothers Bollywood musicians or independent rockstars?
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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.

Mickey Mehta’s 10 commandments of wellness

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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!
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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)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Vidya Balan— Stereotype slayer

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
How Vidya Balan is crushing every Bollywood cliche in sight!
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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)

HT Brunch Cover story: Kabir Khan’s crossover politics

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Anecdotes from the life of a documentary filmmaker, who easily transformed into making Bollywood blockbusters. How did he strike the balance?
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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)

Personal Agenda: “My recent self-discovery has been that I’m a wannabe intellectual,” says Neil Bhoopalam

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 08:03 AM IST
The actor shares the funniest improv he has done on stage and tells us the one habit he wants to get rid of
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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)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet Anushka Sharma’s Cricketer No. 1

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Long before the actress met husband Virat Kohli, her elder brother Karnesh SSharma was the first sportsman she loved
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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))

Personal Agenda: “Home for me is where my song and heart reside,” says Kailash Kher

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The singer has an advice for his 14-year-old self and shares his secret skills
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Five actors share their favourite Hindi serial from the 90s
Five actors share their favourite Hindi serial from the 90s

Rewind. Play. Nostalgia: Five actors pick their favourite serials from the ’90s

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 07:57 AM IST
With ’90s Hindi serials making a comeback, here’s a nostalgic trip down the memory lane
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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)

Fashion designer Michael Halpern’s Indian connect

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:00 AM IST
London’s newest glamour boy walks through a busy Mumbai flower market before lockdown and talks about his love for fashion and India.
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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)

Personal agenda: “I can cook, sing and I’m a good mime,” says cricketer Ajinkya Rahane

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 08:24 AM IST
The Indian batsman reveals his love for poha as he relives his Dombivali days
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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)

Personal agenda: “The sexiest quality in a man is his chivalry,” says Divyanka Tripathi

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:04 AM IST
The actress with a following of millions on social media that rivals Bollywood’s biggest stars answers some fun questions
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Actor Chandrachur Singh is once again the talk of the town
Actor Chandrachur Singh is once again the talk of the town

Cinema: Whatever happened to Chandrachur Singh....

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 07:18 AM IST
As one of the most promising faces of the 1990s makes a comeback, we trace his disappearance and dramatic return
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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)

Personal agenda: “Feminism is equality in every sense,” says Jasleen Royal

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 03:13 AM IST
And, the singer also reveals she loves munching while making music!
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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!

HT Brunch Father’s Day Cover Story: The Yash and Roohi Show

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:23 AM IST
What’s made Karan Johar’s home videos with his three-year-old twins a hit during lockdown
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Sushant Singh Rajput died at age 34 on Sunday.
Sushant Singh Rajput died at age 34 on Sunday.

When Sushant Singh Rajput recounted his journey from engineering to Bollywood in his own words: ‘I was huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan’

By As told to Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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.
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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)

HT Brunch cover story: Vagina dialogues with Padma Lakshmi

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 10:43 AM IST
The former HT Brunch cover star highlights another women’s health issue: endometriosis
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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)

HT Brunch cover story: Every woman’s most personal problems

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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!
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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)

Personal Agenda: “The most Marathi thing about me is lavni music,” says Karsh Kale

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:12 AM IST
Plus, the musician says that the tabla was the first Indian musical instrument he has ever heard
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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)

Couple capers: Quick questions with Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:47 AM IST
We put the couple on hot seat and fire a few rapid questions, check our how they fared!
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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)

Intimacy in the time of Corona

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Love, lust and fantasy take centre stage in Shobhaa De’s latest outing, penned during the pandemic
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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)

Personal Agenda with Kangana Ranaut: There is a perception that I am very impulsive and brash, but know what I am doing

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:26 AM IST
The actor talks about home and sustainability, and stresses that change is the only way forward
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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)

Personal Agenda with Shirley Setia: “To be a success on social media, you need to be yourself, be consistent and be real”

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The singer and actor who started her career by posting home-made videos on YouTube, dishes out secrets of the game
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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)

Going back to Godot: What is Naseeruddin Shah up to?

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 11:32 AM IST
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!
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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)

Personal Agenda with Jonita Gandhi: The Breakup Song singer lets us in on her most personal details

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:20 AM IST
“At a live gig, you only have one chance to nail a song,” she confesses
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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)

Terms of engagement: Fernando Meirelles on the changing dynamics of filmmaking

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:49 PM IST
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
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RIP Irrfan Khan: Your candles burned out long before your legend ever will(Prabhat Shetty)
RIP Irrfan Khan: Your candles burned out long before your legend ever will(Prabhat Shetty)

A tribute to Irrfan Khan

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:36 PM IST
My movie marathon with the actor, and the stories behind the stories
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Arunoday Singh’s first memory of being on stage is of playing Peter Pan in a school play(Photo: Ambika Singh)
Arunoday Singh’s first memory of being on stage is of playing Peter Pan in a school play(Photo: Ambika Singh)

Personal Agenda with Arunoday Singh: “The most dramatic thing I’ve done? I serenaded a girl by singing Frank Sinatra under her balcony!”

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2020 12:05 AM IST
The actor and poet feels happy that social media has helped his poems to be loved and appreciated by many without waiting for some publisher to find him good enough to publish
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Bollywood star Yami Gautam and Punjabi film actor Surilie Gautam are real sisters who live together in Mumbai, but are now stuck in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, Styling by Allia Al Rufai; Make-up: Neha Seehra; Hair: Mike Desir, on Yami: Top and skirt, Zara ; on Surilie: Dress, Only(Rohan Shrestha)
Bollywood star Yami Gautam and Punjabi film actor Surilie Gautam are real sisters who live together in Mumbai, but are now stuck in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, Styling by Allia Al Rufai; Make-up: Neha Seehra; Hair: Mike Desir, on Yami: Top and skirt, Zara ; on Surilie: Dress, Only(Rohan Shrestha)

HT Brunch Cover Story: What makes Yami and Surilie Gautam soul sisters

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 05:47 AM IST
Quarantined in different cities, these siblings have turned their separation anxiety into a big party, and you can too!
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