Anubhuti Matta

Anubhuti Matta

Anubhuti is a staff writer and writes on life, trends, real-estate and education.

Articles by Anubhuti Matta
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Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Read on for tips on how to navigate all the formulaic advice coming your way, as you plan your crucial next step.
(Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
(Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

See what happens to real-estate prices when a new district joins a metro region

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 06:20 PM IST
Making an area part of the greater metro region helps to keep property prices in check. it gives builders an opportunity to build more and also helps buyers to get more options, say experts.
Keep the colours soft: ice blue, lilac, blush-pink tones and mint are just right for the season, as seen in this outfit by Shehla Khan.
Keep the colours soft: ice blue, lilac, blush-pink tones and mint are just right for the season, as seen in this outfit by Shehla Khan.

Peekaboo: Summer styles that cover up yet show some skin

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Cut-outs, capes and sheer fabrics like organza, tulle and silk mul keep you cool, comfortable and chic.
The Hindi adaptation of playwright Zubin Driver’s Striptease - The Gender Dialogues has been translated by actor Prachi Chaube.
The Hindi adaptation of playwright Zubin Driver’s Striptease - The Gender Dialogues has been translated by actor Prachi Chaube.

See woke women take the stage to discuss patriarchy, body shaming

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Devi, a series of monologues, is being staged in Mumbai this weekend.
Dekh Behen by Akvarious Productions is written by Dilshad Edibam and Tahira Nath and has an all-woman cast.
Dekh Behen by Akvarious Productions is written by Dilshad Edibam and Tahira Nath and has an all-woman cast.

In this play, gatecrash a Delhi wedding where no one likes the bride

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Dekh Behen is a light-hearted take on themes of friendship, self-esteem and consent.
The cast of the play Adrak features alumni of The Drama School.
The cast of the play Adrak features alumni of The Drama School.

Dance, drama, dastangoi: It’s all at this free day-long fest in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:09 PM IST
Celebrate Theatre People’s 10th anniversary with a cultural extravaganza.
Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)

Strictly come dancing: Pick between three festivals of fancy footwork

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2018 09:42 PM IST
Classical dance performances over the weekend are offering fresh takes on Radha and Krishna, exploring themes of oneness. Which will you attend?
(HT Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
(HT Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

Realty market looks at an upswing, ancillary industries hope for a revival

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2018 06:19 PM IST
Interiors, flooring, home security systems companies rely heavily on the real-estate business. A boom or slowdown affects them too.
It puts my mind at ease to know that there is always help at hand, says Delhiite Isha Sachdeva, who uses the Parentlane app to plan nutritious meals for her year-old daughter Taisha. A few months ago, Taisha had severe stomach pain at night and someone on the discussion fora suggested a warm mustard oil massage. ‘It really calmed my baby before we took her to the doctor next morning,’ she adds.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
It puts my mind at ease to know that there is always help at hand, says Delhiite Isha Sachdeva, who uses the Parentlane app to plan nutritious meals for her year-old daughter Taisha. A few months ago, Taisha had severe stomach pain at night and someone on the discussion fora suggested a warm mustard oil massage. ‘It really calmed my baby before we took her to the doctor next morning,’ she adds.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

All in the family: Apps to the rescue of new parents and moms-to-be

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta & Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2017 06:03 PM IST
In the absence of elders, online platforms are answering questions on childcare, nutrition, diet and screentime.
Story, created in 1967 by VV Godkar, shows a grandfather narrating a story to his grandchildren. It was only later in his life that someone told him that it followed the style of Cubism.
Story, created in 1967 by VV Godkar, shows a grandfather narrating a story to his grandchildren. It was only later in his life that someone told him that it followed the style of Cubism.

Check out Warsaw in Mumbai, a one-man show, and just what’s so funny

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2017 03:14 PM IST
It’s a great week for art. A round-up of shows you shouldn’t miss.
The quartet during their UK tour.(Darren Bell)
The quartet during their UK tour.(Darren Bell)

Priceless: Million Dollar Quartet to make its India debut at Mumbai’s NCPA

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2017 08:27 PM IST
The Million Dollar Quartet hits the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts on December 13
Dream Party will set up a cosy party for you within four hours anywhere in the city, once you select the theme.
Dream Party will set up a cosy party for you within four hours anywhere in the city, once you select the theme.

From board games to portable bars, here’s how to make house parties cool again

Hindustan Times | By Lavina Mulchandani, Madhusree Ghosh and Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2017 10:07 AM IST
Check out services that will help you plan, organise and dress up for an epic do too.
The House in Versova is a 2,200-sq-ft bungalow and offers space to jammers, storytellers, stand-up comedians and anybody who wishes to perform before an audience.(Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
The House in Versova is a 2,200-sq-ft bungalow and offers space to jammers, storytellers, stand-up comedians and anybody who wishes to perform before an audience.(Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Home run: Old villas in Mumbai are hosting art, culture, comedy events

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2017 11:10 AM IST
Stroll in for an evening of laughs, a bit of yoga, or just to see what life was like before the high-rise.
Watch out for violent video games. They do far more damage than violent TV shows and movies, psychotherapists say, because they involve role-playing where the player often identifies with the aggressor.(Getty Images / iStock)
Watch out for violent video games. They do far more damage than violent TV shows and movies, psychotherapists say, because they involve role-playing where the player often identifies with the aggressor.(Getty Images / iStock)

Risky mind games: If your child is lashing out, he - and you - might need help

By Sanchita Sharma & Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2017 08:43 AM IST
Child-on-child violence does not occur in a vacuum. It is often a result of parental denial, warning signs ignored and behavioural problems left unaddressed.
Men tend to stay silent about embarrassing conditions such as enlarged breasts and excessive sweating because they’ve been brought up to be strong and bear adversity without complaining, doctors say. This approach can have serious adverse effects on their long-term health.(Shutterstock)
Men tend to stay silent about embarrassing conditions such as enlarged breasts and excessive sweating because they’ve been brought up to be strong and bear adversity without complaining, doctors say. This approach can have serious adverse effects on their long-term health.(Shutterstock)

Enlarged breasts, incontinence, sweating: Don’t hide from conditions that embarrass

Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul & Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2017 08:51 AM IST
Doctors warn that there could be serious medical conditions behind such symptoms, and easy cures for them too.
Sanjay Goel, a breast cancer survivor, at his house in Dwarka in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Sanjay Goel, a breast cancer survivor, at his house in Dwarka in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Men, too, can have breast cancer: Hear it from a survivor

Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul and Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2017 11:52 AM IST
Breast cancer in men is rare. But it’s a disease most men can’t detect easily or feel comfortable talking about, as a result of which treatment is often very delayed.
Kashmiri band Alif will bring songs from the Valley to Spoken 2017.
Kashmiri band Alif will bring songs from the Valley to Spoken 2017.

This weekend, don’t just listen, see stories unfold through art, music

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2017 07:43 PM IST
Spoken 2017,a two-day fest, offers rap reinterpreted as art, Shakespeare re-enacted on cycles, workshops on folklore, improv and lyric-writing.
Some of the art submitted as part of the Twitter campaign #SouthAsianArtists, which saw over 2,000 submissions from over 100 artists across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Philippines. The hashtag was inspired by others such as #DrawingWhileBlack and #LatinoHispanicArtists.
Some of the art submitted as part of the Twitter campaign #SouthAsianArtists, which saw over 2,000 submissions from over 100 artists across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Philippines. The hashtag was inspired by others such as #DrawingWhileBlack and #LatinoHispanicArtists.

A mixed-race Harry Potter, warriors in dupattas, hijabi fashionistas...

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2017 08:22 AM IST
#SouthAsianArtists invited youngsters to showcase their work on Twitter, and the results are vibrant, imaginative and layered. Meet the superheroes, and their creators.
Jyoti Nooran, of the duo Nooran Sisters famous for their track, Patakha Guddi, from the movie Highway, will be performing for the second time at Paddy Fields
Jyoti Nooran, of the duo Nooran Sisters famous for their track, Patakha Guddi, from the movie Highway, will be performing for the second time at Paddy Fields

Spotlight on female voices at folk and fusion music festival

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2017 11:28 AM IST
Khasi, Odia, Punjabi, Sufi; traditional tunes from across the country will be performed by artists such as Shubha Mudgal, Sona Mohapatra and the Nooran Sisters.
Sheel Parekh says she would never have discovered her love for art were it not for her alternative school, Eklavya, in Ahmedabad. The transition to senior secondary made her afraid to ask questions and write exam papers, but design school was better. Now 26 and an interior designer, she says it was worth it in the long run because she does what she loves for a living.(Nandan Dave / HT Photo)
Sheel Parekh says she would never have discovered her love for art were it not for her alternative school, Eklavya, in Ahmedabad. The transition to senior secondary made her afraid to ask questions and write exam papers, but design school was better. Now 26 and an interior designer, she says it was worth it in the long run because she does what she loves for a living.(Nandan Dave / HT Photo)

Expect to feel a little lost and alone at first: What life is like after an alternative school

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2017 05:22 PM IST
You’ll be fazed by all the deadlines, challenged because you have opinions, but it will be worth it once you start your career, say the college-goers and young adults we spoke to.
Our idol is cleaned about ten times a day because people are constantly showering it with rice and flowers, says Nitin Hanjankar, idol caretaker at the Paralcha Raja pandal.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Our idol is cleaned about ten times a day because people are constantly showering it with rice and flowers, says Nitin Hanjankar, idol caretaker at the Paralcha Raja pandal.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Trunk callers: Meet the unsung heroes of your Ganeshotsav festivities

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta & Naman Shah
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2017 12:00 PM IST
The flower guy. The idol caretaker. The electrician. Putting together Mumbai’s biggest religious festival takes an army of skilled devotees.
People help a patient pass a waterlogged street at Lower Parel.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
People help a patient pass a waterlogged street at Lower Parel.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Mumbai rains: When strangers to social media, all came forward to help

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta, Dipanjan Sinha and Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2017 10:27 AM IST
Tales of some hosts and guests in Mumbai
Spread over 9,000 sq ft, Annenberg Hall at Harvard serves as the freshmen’s dining hall.(HARVARD.EDU)
Spread over 9,000 sq ft, Annenberg Hall at Harvard serves as the freshmen’s dining hall.(HARVARD.EDU)

Dreams come true: A look at what it’s like to live on the world’s top campuses

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2017 08:32 PM IST
After all the hard work, the applications and the essays, students discuss life at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
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Bhubaneswar, Vizag see highest rise in housing realty rates: NHB Residex

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2017 07:46 PM IST
Is it time to look beyond the metros for the quickest returns?
(HT ILLUSTRATION: SIDDHANT JUMDE)
(HT ILLUSTRATION: SIDDHANT JUMDE)

From co-working spaces to studio townships, realty in MMR is changing

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta & Lavina Mulchandani
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2017 04:45 PM IST
Today’s buyers expect virtual tours, live chat facilities and entertainment hubs at their doorstep.

Enough of muffins, pastries and vada pavs. Mumbai, start eating veggies and pulses to get fitter

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2017 04:28 PM IST
Junk food and empty calories are making an entire generation unfit; experts suggest going back to a simpler diet

Enough of muffins, pastries and vada pavs. Mumbai, start eating veggies and pulses to get fitter

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2017 04:45 PM IST
Junk food and empty calories are making an entire generation unfit; experts suggest going back to a simpler diet
Runners taking part in the Hindustan Times Monsoon Marathon Challenge attend a training session on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Runners taking part in the Hindustan Times Monsoon Marathon Challenge attend a training session on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Fitter Mumbai gets ready for run, plenty of fun at Sunday’s monsoon marathon

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 02:57 PM IST
Mumbai city news: On July 23, they will be among 3,200 Mumbaiites participating in the Hindustan Times Monsoon Marathon Challenge organised by Run India Run.
A gig at Harkat Studio in Andheri
A gig at Harkat Studio in Andheri

In Mumbai, art, dance, music and stand-up is just around the corner

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2017 03:24 PM IST
Mumbai city news: Small-format venues, which have cropped up in the western suburbs over the past two years, are a world removed from south Mumbai’s traditional cultural spaces
Many trending remedies like charcoal masks (above) are designed for Caucasians. So using them on Indian skin may cause blotchiness and marks.(Shutterstock)
Many trending remedies like charcoal masks (above) are designed for Caucasians. So using them on Indian skin may cause blotchiness and marks.(Shutterstock)

Beauty’s dark side: Trending skin treatments that could be harmful

Hindustan Times | By Anubhuti Matta
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2017 09:28 PM IST
Charcoal masks, micro-needling and oil pulling are all over social media. But are they safe to try?
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