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

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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A tribute to Irrfan Khan

My movie marathon with the actor, and the stories behind the stories
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)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 12:36 PM IST
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Personal Agenda with Arunoday Singh: “The most dramatic thing I’ve done? I serenaded a girl by singing Frank Sinatra under her balcony!”

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
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)
Published on Apr 26, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: What makes Yami and Surilie Gautam soul sisters

Quarantined in different cities, these siblings have turned their separation anxiety into a big party, and you can too!
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)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 05:47 AM IST
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CelebsPick: Finding ‘funny’ in fiction

5 celebrities from various fields pick the one comic character that tickles their funnybone
Comedy lovers put their funny side up!
Comedy lovers put their funny side up!
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 02:43 AM IST
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CelebsPick: Coolest insta stuff to beat the quarantine blues

Six discerning viewers pick their favourite Instagram handles that are ensuring self-isolation doesn’t feel dull and lonesome
Instagram is dishing out antidotes to boredom as India stays home to beat flatten the Corona curve
Instagram is dishing out antidotes to boredom as India stays home to beat flatten the Corona curve
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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Personal Agenda with Kunal Kemmu: “The best part about fatherhood is that your heart no longer belongs to you”

Describe yourself in a hashtag. #SimplyComplicated And your alter ego in a hashtag? #Wicked.
Kunal Kemmu, last seen in Malang, made his movie debut as a child actor in Mahesh Bhatt’s 1993 film, Sir; Make up: Tanikk Singh(Shivaji Storm Sen M)
Kunal Kemmu, last seen in Malang, made his movie debut as a child actor in Mahesh Bhatt’s 1993 film, Sir; Make up: Tanikk Singh(Shivaji Storm Sen M)
Published on Mar 28, 2020 11:45 PM IST
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The discreet charm of Karsh Kale

The guy behind the famous Train song in Gully Boy is the face of Asian Underground for an entire generation. What makes Karsh Kale the king of Alternative Music?
Karsh Kale is one of the pioneering musicians who defined the Asian Underground scene of the early ‘90s(Aalok Soni)
Karsh Kale is one of the pioneering musicians who defined the Asian Underground scene of the early ‘90s(Aalok Soni)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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Better late than never: Meet India’s 60+ home chefs who are killing it on youtube

A taste of 5 recipe channels on youtube that has got senior citizens helming the ladle
5 cooks over age 60, who are garnering likes and fans
5 cooks over age 60, who are garnering likes and fans
Updated on Mar 21, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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The makeover of Pankaj Tripathi

The actor who hails from an unknown village in Bihar, has finally accepted the importance of looking good, and has given in to a styling team that makes him exclaim, ‘Getting ready now takes a village!’
Pankaj Tripathi, a boy from an unknown village of Bihar is today the toast of Bollywood and a National Award winning actor; Knit, Zara; jeans, Armani Exchange; jacket, Canali; shoes, H&M ; Styling: Vineet Chauhan; Make-up & hair: Eikash Darnal(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Pankaj Tripathi, a boy from an unknown village of Bihar is today the toast of Bollywood and a National Award winning actor; Knit, Zara; jeans, Armani Exchange; jacket, Canali; shoes, H&M ; Styling: Vineet Chauhan; Make-up & hair: Eikash Darnal(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Mar 21, 2020 09:29 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet Bollywood’s own Miss Sunshine, Jacqueline Fernandez!

The chirpy actor celebrates the 16th Birthday of HT Brunch and reveals what makes her the poster girl for ‘Happy’
Jacqueline feels that everyone is obsessed with being happy, but for her peace of mind is more important. Location courtesy: Krome Studios; Styling by Chandini Whabi; Styling assistants: Stacey Cardoz & Namrata Harisinghani; Make-up and hair: Shaan Muttathil(Rohan Shrestha)
Jacqueline feels that everyone is obsessed with being happy, but for her peace of mind is more important. Location courtesy: Krome Studios; Styling by Chandini Whabi; Styling assistants: Stacey Cardoz & Namrata Harisinghani; Make-up and hair: Shaan Muttathil(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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Deanne Panday is putting her fittest foot forward at 50... here is how you can too!

The celebrity trainer reveals she hit a roadblock at 42, how she overcame it
Top and bottom, Victoria’s Secret Sport; shoes; Nike; hair and makeup: Mariyam Nagani; location: Antigravity gym, Bandra(Abhijit Bhatlekar)
Top and bottom, Victoria’s Secret Sport; shoes; Nike; hair and makeup: Mariyam Nagani; location: Antigravity gym, Bandra(Abhijit Bhatlekar)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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CelebsPick: Rap goes regional!

Badshah, Divine, Raja Kumari, Raftaar and Naezy, the top rap stars of the country, pick few of their favourite hip-hop artists who are rapping in regional languages
Badshah, Divine, Raja Kumari, Raftaar and Naezy talk about the rise of regional rap scene
Badshah, Divine, Raja Kumari, Raftaar and Naezy talk about the rise of regional rap scene
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Bose Krishnamachari – creator or curator?

Artist and founder of the Kochi Biennale picks the role he relishes the most
Bose Krihsnamachari co-founded Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012; Spectacles, John Jacob; T-shirt, MAAT Museum, Portugal; shirt, Pepe; belt and shoes, Diesel; pants, Colourplus(Abhijit Bhatlekar)
Bose Krihsnamachari co-founded Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012; Spectacles, John Jacob; T-shirt, MAAT Museum, Portugal; shirt, Pepe; belt and shoes, Diesel; pants, Colourplus(Abhijit Bhatlekar)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Janhvi Kapoor talks about her unique inheritance, and it has nothing to do with movies

In a rare outpouring, Sridevi’s first born opens up about her spiritual connect with the late actress
The Bollywood-born daughter of the late superstar Sridevi, Janhvi Kapoor , and producer Boney Kapoor has been exploring spirituality and religion over the last year or so. Styling by Lakshmi Lehr; Make-up and hair by Florian Hurel; Location: Mandarin Studios; Sourcing agency: VANDA/ Vanda fashion agency. On Janhvi: Outfit by Dolly J(The House of Pixels)
The Bollywood-born daughter of the late superstar Sridevi, Janhvi Kapoor , and producer Boney Kapoor has been exploring spirituality and religion over the last year or so. Styling by Lakshmi Lehr; Make-up and hair by Florian Hurel; Location: Mandarin Studios; Sourcing agency: VANDA/ Vanda fashion agency. On Janhvi: Outfit by Dolly J(The House of Pixels)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 12:53 PM IST
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Personal Agenda with Naezy: “Asli hip-hop is staying true to your roots and rapping your heart out!”

The OG of Mumbai rap scene and the muse behind Gully Boy talks about hip-hop, paying taxes, and his attempt to dress up like Salman Khan!
A piece of advice Naezy would have given his 10-year-old self would be to be disciplined and stay away from girls(Photo: Mohit Kumar)
A piece of advice Naezy would have given his 10-year-old self would be to be disciplined and stay away from girls(Photo: Mohit Kumar)
Published on Jan 25, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Exclusive: Five of Bollywood’s top lyricists come together!

India’s biggest song writers are competitors, but they are also the best of friends
Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch at Taj Mahal Tea House, Mumbai; Make-up and hair: Rashmi Shastri; From left: On Varun: T-shirt, Puma; trousers, FabIndia; footwear, Keen; On Anvita: Sari, Raw Mango; neckpiece, Amrapali; bangles, Laad Bazaar bangle market (Hyderabad); On Amitabh: Kurta, Marks & Spencer; jeans, USPA; slippers, Arrow; On Swanand:Shirt, Cotton World; denims and shoes, Zara; On Kausar: Kurta and sharara set, Good Earth; necklace, Amrapali; earrings, Aquamarine; ring, Tanishq(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch at Taj Mahal Tea House, Mumbai; Make-up and hair: Rashmi Shastri; From left: On Varun: T-shirt, Puma; trousers, FabIndia; footwear, Keen; On Anvita: Sari, Raw Mango; neckpiece, Amrapali; bangles, Laad Bazaar bangle market (Hyderabad); On Amitabh: Kurta, Marks & Spencer; jeans, USPA; slippers, Arrow; On Swanand:Shirt, Cotton World; denims and shoes, Zara; On Kausar: Kurta and sharara set, Good Earth; necklace, Amrapali; earrings, Aquamarine; ring, Tanishq(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 10:49 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Sonakshi Sinha Vs the trolls

If you are out to heckle Sonakshi Sinha on social media or in life, prepare for a firing in return!
Styling by Sanam Ratansi; Make-up: Heema Dattani; Hair: Madhuri Nakhale; Sonakshi wears T-shirts from H&M customised with messages that have helped her ward off trolls on social media; Jeans, Zara(Rohan Shrestha)
Styling by Sanam Ratansi; Make-up: Heema Dattani; Hair: Madhuri Nakhale; Sonakshi wears T-shirts from H&M customised with messages that have helped her ward off trolls on social media; Jeans, Zara(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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Talk the talk: Online dating terms (2020 edition)

Upgrade your dating game this year, we have the new terms of endearment…or not!
Talk the talk: Dating terms for 2020(Photo imaging:Parth Garg)
Talk the talk: Dating terms for 2020(Photo imaging:Parth Garg)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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HT Brunch cover story: By the people, for the people, of the people… Four thespians write down their wishlist for 2020

Is theatre a tool of social change? As the year ends, Naseeruddin Shah, Makarand Deshpande, Piyush Mishra and Faezeh Jalali put the spotlight starkly on the present realities of theatre and list down the changes they want to see in the next year
(Clockwise from top) Piyush Mishra, Faezeh Jalali, Naseeruddin Shah and Makarand Deshpande talk about the craft and the commerce of theatre and everything in between as they meet at the iconic Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
(Clockwise from top) Piyush Mishra, Faezeh Jalali, Naseeruddin Shah and Makarand Deshpande talk about the craft and the commerce of theatre and everything in between as they meet at the iconic Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 11:50 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Hrithik Roshan brings in the Christmas cheer!

The actor plays Santa, draws up a list of all things good you must wish for for the people you love
Make-up: Vijay Palande; Hair: Nitin Saini (Hakim’s Aalim); Styling by Lakshmi Lehr; Styling assistant: Shikha Karamchandani(Subi Samuel)
Make-up: Vijay Palande; Hair: Nitin Saini (Hakim’s Aalim); Styling by Lakshmi Lehr; Styling assistant: Shikha Karamchandani(Subi Samuel)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 11:49 PM IST
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Directors Cut: Ace filmmakers reveal what makes creating content for Web more interesting!

Invest your time.
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Swanand Kirkire: The everything man!

The two-time National Award-winning lyricist, singer and actor, has not let his dream come in the way of the opportunities life has thrown his way
Swanand Kirkire now wants to realise his dream of turning filmmaker(Aalok Soni)
Swanand Kirkire now wants to realise his dream of turning filmmaker(Aalok Soni)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 10:59 PM IST
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Personal Agenda with Ankur Tewari: “The most difficult part of having a band is organising the rehearsals!”

The singer-songwriter and music supervisor also talks about his Gully Boy experience, and reveals that one song he is tired of playing at gigs
Ankur Tewari, who is part of the indie band Ankur & The Ghalat Family, was the music supervisor for Gully Boy’s 18-song soundtrack(Prarthna Singh)
Ankur Tewari, who is part of the indie band Ankur & The Ghalat Family, was the music supervisor for Gully Boy’s 18-song soundtrack(Prarthna Singh)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Coming into his own

“Being in the closet oppresses you, it suppresses you, and you can’t be the person you are,” says filmmaker and now podcast host Mozez Singh
Outfit, Manish Arora; shoes, JW Anderson for Converse(Samrat Mukherjee)
Outfit, Manish Arora; shoes, JW Anderson for Converse(Samrat Mukherjee)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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