Anesha George

Anesha is a features writer, sometimes a reader, who loves to eat and plan fitness goals she can never keep. She writes on food, culture and youth trends.

Articles by Anesha George

How hiring practices are changing amid the pandemic and Great Reshuffle

Two-way interviews, expanded employee value propositions, a more welcoming attitude to boomerangs and job-hoppers... it’s more of a seller’s market now, headhunters say.
In addition to AI sifting programs, gamified recruitment tests are catching on. (Shutterstock)
In addition to AI sifting programs, gamified recruitment tests are catching on. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:54 PM IST
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New levels unlocked: Inside The Great Reshuffle

Employees are unwilling to go back to the way things were. Companies are feeling the pressure to change. The Great Resignation of 2021, an unprecedented spate of quittings, is already leading into The Great Reprioritisation aka The Great Reshuffle. A look at the near-future of work.
 (HT Illustration: Jayachandran)
(HT Illustration: Jayachandran)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 04:54 PM IST
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Eze Eats: Traditional recipes, ready to eat and on the go

See how a chance encounter with ready-to-eat pasta, while on holiday in the US, sparked Radha Daga’s foray into the field. Today, her brand serves fliers, train travellers, and retails online.
Triguni Eze Eats, launched in 2011, has 20 meals on offer, including poha, bisibele bhath and vegetable fried rice. Their upma (above) is among their top-selling products. (Photo courtesy Triguni Eze Eats / Instagram)
Triguni Eze Eats, launched in 2011, has 20 meals on offer, including poha, bisibele bhath and vegetable fried rice. Their upma (above) is among their top-selling products. (Photo courtesy Triguni Eze Eats / Instagram)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 07:01 PM IST
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A short film by three Kerala priests offers a child’s-eye view of the pandemic

David & Goliath follows two siblings as they look after each other and care for their speech-impaired mother as she self-quarantines in their little house by the sea.
The leads, nine-year-old Gogul Krishna and five-year-old Andriya Ambrose, were selected after a quick audition at a local school. The rest of the cast of 16 were recruited from in and around the village.
The leads, nine-year-old Gogul Krishna and five-year-old Andriya Ambrose, were selected after a quick audition at a local school. The rest of the cast of 16 were recruited from in and around the village.
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 06:06 PM IST
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Green Resolution: Inspiring enterprises to help you start the year off better

Abandoned fishing nets reused in surfboards, plastic poured into tiles, fine apparel from the fashion industry’s scraps, potable water from what was sewage, and a teen’s effort to help animal lovers. Meet five people who saw a problem and said, why not fix it?
Paiwand (Hindi for, to patch or repair), a design studio in Noida, weaves scraps from the fashion industry into fabric, which it sells back to the same design houses. The studio also uses the upcycled fabric in its own line of apparel and upholstery.
Paiwand (Hindi for, to patch or repair), a design studio in Noida, weaves scraps from the fashion industry into fabric, which it sells back to the same design houses. The studio also uses the upcycled fabric in its own line of apparel and upholstery.
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 02:57 PM IST
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Hyderabad’s Recykal: A digital marketplace for buying and selling trash

The platform uses an app to connect bulk waste generators with waste collectors and recyclers. Users can view market rates, conduct transactions and reach out to each other digitally through the app.
A local waste segregation unit enabled by Recykal. (Photo courtesy Recykal)
A local waste segregation unit enabled by Recykal. (Photo courtesy Recykal)
Updated on Dec 31, 2021 05:15 PM IST
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Crazy XYZ: See what life is like for the #4 YouTuber in India

Amit Sharma, 23, has nearly 18 million subscribers for a YouTube channel on which he conducts crazy science experiments and acts of random destruction. What’s the secret to this kind of success? You can never stop, he says. But if you can keep racing, the money, and fans, will find you.
 (Photo courtesy Amit Sharma)
(Photo courtesy Amit Sharma)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 04:07 PM IST
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These food pop-ups offer bites of history from colonial, pre-Partition India

Brinjals stuffed with meat, chhole paired with boiled eggs, a planter’s lunch in Assam — events by home chefs explore niche micro-cuisines.
At the United Punjab pop-up meals hosted by Sherry Malhotra in Pune, you’ll find Lahori ande chhole, and bharwan karela, but with a filling of minced meat.
At the United Punjab pop-up meals hosted by Sherry Malhotra in Pune, you’ll find Lahori ande chhole, and bharwan karela, but with a filling of minced meat.
Published on Nov 23, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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Bite-sized portions, multiple courses: Tasting menus get popular

One good fallout of Instagram at the dinner table is that tasting menus are finally catching on in India, allowing chefs and diners to experiment
Roasted cashew nut paneer with date chutney is one of the dishes on offer at Mumbai’s Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra.
Roasted cashew nut paneer with date chutney is one of the dishes on offer at Mumbai’s Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra.
Published on Nov 16, 2019 06:53 PM IST
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Forest Bathing: Where nature becomes your therapist

To try the Japanese concept, pick a spot of unadulterated nature and just soak it in
Dipika Sharma, a digital marketing manager from Noida, conducts healing forest walks in and around Delhi.
Dipika Sharma, a digital marketing manager from Noida, conducts healing forest walks in and around Delhi.
Published on Nov 02, 2019 06:17 PM IST
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Trend Alert: Ugly ’90s fashion is back. Think of this as a to-don’t list

Velvet scrunchies, animal-print onesies, big big jackets... we can’t wait for these to be out of style again.
Shania Twain and Shilpa Shetty owned the animal print trend in the 1990s. Most recently, Sara Ali Khan gave it a shot. It is not an easy look to pull off.(HT File Photo)
Shania Twain and Shilpa Shetty owned the animal print trend in the 1990s. Most recently, Sara Ali Khan gave it a shot. It is not an easy look to pull off.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2019 06:32 PM IST
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A new spin on Khadi: It’s hip, luxurious and colourful

The once-coarse fabric is on the runway and in chic closets, but it is still true to its roots
Pannu in one of designer Purvi Doshi’s creations. Khadi falls and drapes beautifully, making it perfect for long flowy outfits such as saris, kurtis, skirts, and long shrugs.
Pannu in one of designer Purvi Doshi’s creations. Khadi falls and drapes beautifully, making it perfect for long flowy outfits such as saris, kurtis, skirts, and long shrugs.
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Are you running on coffee?

For those who can’t live without their brew, a primer on how to do it right.
An average person's daily caffeine intake should not exceed 200mg - that's about two cups of coffee a day, say experts.(Shutterstock)
An average person's daily caffeine intake should not exceed 200mg - that's about two cups of coffee a day, say experts.(Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 21, 2019 10:39 PM IST
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The show that changed India’s Netflix game

The success of Sacred Games both in India and abroad led to the announcement of 16 new original series by the platform
People fell in love with characters like Gaitonde, Bunty, Kukoo and Katekar and hence the anticipation for Season Two has been high.
People fell in love with characters like Gaitonde, Bunty, Kukoo and Katekar and hence the anticipation for Season Two has been high.
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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Meet the rugby power rangers who gave India another Chak De! moment

The women’s 15s rugby team played its first international match just last year, and has already brought home a medal. In a sport marked by aggression, they’re breaking stereotypes at home and abroad.
India’s 15-a-side women’s rugby team won a nail-biting 21-19 victory against the higher-ranked Singapore, in June.
India’s 15-a-side women’s rugby team won a nail-biting 21-19 victory against the higher-ranked Singapore, in June.
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 08:34 PM IST
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Page-turners, now on screen: The world of book-to-web adaptations

In the race for diverse content, authors are being wooed by film and web content producers, and represented by new agencies that specialise in adaptation deals.
A still from Season 1 of Netflix’s Sacred Games, based on the novel by Vikram Chandra. Season 2 is out next month.
A still from Season 1 of Netflix’s Sacred Games, based on the novel by Vikram Chandra. Season 2 is out next month.
Published on Jul 20, 2019 06:52 PM IST
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Present Perfect: How to create a wish list that counts

E-gift-registries have gone beyond weddings and now cater to birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and housewarmings too.
Ahead of her wedding last December, Priyanka Chopra collaborated with Amazon to set up a gift registry on the site. Her wishlist included pet and travel accessories, including a bed for her dog, Diana.
Ahead of her wedding last December, Priyanka Chopra collaborated with Amazon to set up a gift registry on the site. Her wishlist included pet and travel accessories, including a bed for her dog, Diana.
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 01:57 PM IST
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Virtually there: Here’s how video games can send you to the moon

Video games now let you firefight, infiltrate enemy camps and go on gravity-defying exploratory missions on the moon
In the sixth instalment of the car-racing game Gran Turismo 6, players get to leave Earth and speed about on the moon, in a lunar rover.
In the sixth instalment of the car-racing game Gran Turismo 6, players get to leave Earth and speed about on the moon, in a lunar rover.
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 09:21 PM IST
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As the clouds roll in, a look at niche monsoon treats from across India

A dry fish salad from Goa, a mashed-corn bhel from Gujarat... what’s your favourite comfort food no one’s heard of?
(Photo: Saee Koranne-Khandekar)
(Photo: Saee Koranne-Khandekar)
Published on Jun 29, 2019 06:54 PM IST
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One level up: Indie games are playing on desi history, poetry, myth

Check out videogames that let you fight on the side of an Asura, walk through a forgotten museum, reconnect a drought-striken village and its river.
Asura was released in 2017 by Ogre Head Studio. ‘Since most indie developers are also catering to a global audience, there’s a polish to the design and narrative,’ says Shruti Verma, former head of the Nasscom gaming forum. Finding funding, though, is a constant struggle. While India’s market is huge, the indie or independent segment is not a very lucrative one yet.
Asura was released in 2017 by Ogre Head Studio. ‘Since most indie developers are also catering to a global audience, there’s a polish to the design and narrative,’ says Shruti Verma, former head of the Nasscom gaming forum. Finding funding, though, is a constant struggle. While India’s market is huge, the indie or independent segment is not a very lucrative one yet.
Updated on May 30, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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Roll the dice to discover ancient India through a games conference

Experts will discuss the sociological and historical relevance of games like Pallanguzhi, Chaupar and Ganjifa at the National Conference on Ancient and Medieval Indian Board Games, in Mumbai.
The beads used in ancient games like Pallanguzhi are believed to good stress-relievers.
The beads used in ancient games like Pallanguzhi are believed to good stress-relievers.
Published on May 20, 2019 05:23 PM IST
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Check out the coolest non-music content on music-streaming platforms in India

Desi players like Wynk Music and JioSaavn are competing now with Spotify, Amazon and YouTube. One weapon they’re increasingly turning to: Podcasts.
The audio OTT boom has been good news for independent podcast companies like Kavita Rajwade and Amit Doshi‘s Indus Vox Media, or IVM. They’ve recorded 73 podcasts since 2015, most of which are now available on major music-streaming platforms.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
The audio OTT boom has been good news for independent podcast companies like Kavita Rajwade and Amit Doshi‘s Indus Vox Media, or IVM. They’ve recorded 73 podcasts since 2015, most of which are now available on major music-streaming platforms.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 03:31 PM IST
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Meet the desi doggos finding favour, and homes across the country

As demand for indigenous breeds grows among pet owners, prices are rising too. Here’s a look at the breeds that are winning dog shows and now finding takers across India.
Indian breeds like the Chippiparai Hound have been getting popular over the last few years, in part because they are more trainable and have stronger immune systems.(Karthik Davey)
Indian breeds like the Chippiparai Hound have been getting popular over the last few years, in part because they are more trainable and have stronger immune systems.(Karthik Davey)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 04:43 PM IST
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Meet India’s young influencers, who’ve taken YouTube by storm

They review toys, make ice-cream, offer glimpses into the life of the urban tween. With millions tuning in, these young vloggers are also learning to generate hits, deal with the perks and perils of fame.
Nihal Rajagopalan, 9, chats as he cooks, discusses textures and flavours like a pro, and says he wants to be an astronaut chef when he grows up.(KichaTube HD)
Nihal Rajagopalan, 9, chats as he cooks, discusses textures and flavours like a pro, and says he wants to be an astronaut chef when he grows up.(KichaTube HD)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 04:39 PM IST
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Meet the Indians using artificial intelligence to create art

They feed data sets into special algorithms to create canvases; they’re showing at art events around the world. Elsewhere, AI art is even ending up at auction.
Bengaluru-based Harshit Agrawal’s artwork, created using an algorithm called Tandem, was showcased at Art Centre Nabi, in Seoul, South Korea, in 2016.
Bengaluru-based Harshit Agrawal’s artwork, created using an algorithm called Tandem, was showcased at Art Centre Nabi, in Seoul, South Korea, in 2016.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 05:44 PM IST
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Chef Atul Kochhar on his newest London address, Twitter storms and more

India’s first Michelin-star chef discusses his new restaurant, Kanishka; his pick of north-east-Indian cuisines; and things he wishes he’d never said.
The food of the Seven Sister states hasn’t been given the recognition it deserves, says Atul Kochhar, explaining why he picked it as the focus of Kanishka, which he’s set up with restaurateur Tina English.(Johnny Stephens)
The food of the Seven Sister states hasn’t been given the recognition it deserves, says Atul Kochhar, explaining why he picked it as the focus of Kanishka, which he’s set up with restaurateur Tina English.(Johnny Stephens)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 12:21 PM IST
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Just for kicks: Meet India’s ‘sneakerheads’

They scrimp and queue to buy special shoes they may never wear. They meet at special events held to trade and talk about kicks. Inside the world of the sneaker enthusiast.
There’s even a range of allied occupations growing up around the hobby / passion of collecting sneakers. Parth Sharma, 24, from Delhi, for instance, is a collector who also specialises in shooting in-demand sneakers against interesting backgrounds.
There’s even a range of allied occupations growing up around the hobby / passion of collecting sneakers. Parth Sharma, 24, from Delhi, for instance, is a collector who also specialises in shooting in-demand sneakers against interesting backgrounds.
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 08:32 PM IST
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Meet the people growing food forests in their backyards

It’s called permaculture and it works on the principle that the less you interfere, the better. These farmers let their plants evolve into forests, even welcome insects and small animals.
Narsanna Koppula has an 11.5-acre perma-farm in Telangana. There are no neat rows, trees coexist with shrubs. As with most such farms, there’s also a small water body built in, home to fish. He keeps bees. The fish make the water nutrient-rich for the plants; the bees help in pollination. Here, he shows enthusiasts around during a permaculture design course.(Sneha Koppula)
Narsanna Koppula has an 11.5-acre perma-farm in Telangana. There are no neat rows, trees coexist with shrubs. As with most such farms, there’s also a small water body built in, home to fish. He keeps bees. The fish make the water nutrient-rich for the plants; the bees help in pollination. Here, he shows enthusiasts around during a permaculture design course.(Sneha Koppula)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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See the ‘blue-skinned’ Pashtun Hindus brought to life in a new film

Filmmaker Shilpi Batra Adwani set out to trace her roots. Her journey took her from Jaipur to Afghanistan and back, unravelling a unique and little-known Partition tale.
Shilpi Batra Adwani with Bagodai Babai, a Pashtun Hindu migrant seen here in a restored Kakari kameez. The heavily embroidered garment traditionally had coins sewn into the bodice to indicate wealth and status.
Shilpi Batra Adwani with Bagodai Babai, a Pashtun Hindu migrant seen here in a restored Kakari kameez. The heavily embroidered garment traditionally had coins sewn into the bodice to indicate wealth and status.
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Savour global flavours at HT Palate Fest in Mumbai

The two-day festival brings popular food brands, celebrity chefs and live music acts to the Mahalaxmi racecourse.
The Hindustan Times Palate Fest has been a much-looked-forward-to event in Delhi for years. This will be its first edition in Mumbai.
The Hindustan Times Palate Fest has been a much-looked-forward-to event in Delhi for years. This will be its first edition in Mumbai.
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 06:05 PM IST
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