Anubhuti Matta

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

Articles by Anubhuti Matta

Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Read on for tips on how to navigate all the formulaic advice coming your way, as you plan your crucial next step.

(iStock)
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Published on Jun 13, 2018 05:04 PM IST
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See what happens to real-estate prices when a new district joins a metro region

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.

(Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
(Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
Published on Jun 09, 2018 06:20 PM IST
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Peekaboo: Summer styles that cover up yet show some skin

Cut-outs, capes and sheer fabrics like organza, tulle and silk mul keep you cool, comfortable and chic.

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.
Updated on May 17, 2018 05:46 PM IST
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See woke women take the stage to discuss patriarchy, body shaming

Devi, a series of monologues, is being staged in Mumbai this weekend.

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.
Updated on May 05, 2018 09:36 AM IST
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In this play, gatecrash a Delhi wedding where no one likes the bride

Dekh Behen is a light-hearted take on themes of friendship, self-esteem and consent.

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.
Updated on May 05, 2018 09:36 AM IST
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Dance, drama, dastangoi: It’s all at this free day-long fest in Mumbai

Celebrate Theatre People’s 10th anniversary with a cultural extravaganza.

The cast of the play Adrak features alumni of The Drama School.
The cast of the play Adrak features alumni of The Drama School.
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 09:09 PM IST
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Strictly come dancing: Pick between three festivals of fancy footwork

Classical dance performances over the weekend are offering fresh takes on Radha and Krishna, exploring themes of oneness. Which will you attend?

Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Bharatnatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind will perform at the NCPA.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Published on Apr 13, 2018 09:42 PM IST
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Realty market looks at an upswing, ancillary industries hope for a revival

Interiors, flooring, home security systems companies rely heavily on the real-estate business. A boom or slowdown affects them too.

(HT Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
(HT Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
Published on Mar 24, 2018 06:19 PM IST
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All in the family: Apps to the rescue of new parents and moms-to-be

In the absence of elders, online platforms are answering questions on childcare, nutrition, diet and screentime.

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)
Published on Dec 16, 2017 06:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnubhuti Matta & Anonna Dutt

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

It’s a great week for art. A round-up of shows you shouldn’t miss.

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.
Updated on Dec 09, 2017 03:14 PM IST
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Priceless: Million Dollar Quartet to make its India debut at Mumbai’s NCPA

The Million Dollar Quartet hits the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts on December 13

The quartet during their UK tour.(Darren Bell)
The quartet during their UK tour.(Darren Bell)
Updated on Dec 06, 2017 08:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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

Check out services that will help you plan, organise and dress up for an epic do too.

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.
Updated on Nov 25, 2017 10:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByLavina Mulchandani, Madhusree Ghosh and Anubhuti Matta

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

Stroll in for an evening of laughs, a bit of yoga, or just to see what life was like before the high-rise.

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)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 11:10 AM IST
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Risky mind games: If your child is lashing out, he - and you - might need help

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.

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)
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 08:43 AM IST
BySanchita Sharma & Anubhuti Matta

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

Doctors warn that there could be serious medical conditions behind such symptoms, and easy cures for them too.

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)
Updated on Nov 05, 2017 08:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRhythma Kaul & Anubhuti Matta

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

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.

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)
Updated on Oct 29, 2017 11:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRhythma Kaul and Anubhuti Matta

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

Spoken 2017,a two-day fest, offers rap reinterpreted as art, Shakespeare re-enacted on cycles, workshops on folklore, improv and lyric-writing.

Kashmiri band Alif will bring songs from the Valley to Spoken 2017.
Kashmiri band Alif will bring songs from the Valley to Spoken 2017.
Published on Oct 27, 2017 07:43 PM IST
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A mixed-race Harry Potter, warriors in dupattas, hijabi fashionistas...

#SouthAsianArtists invited youngsters to showcase their work on Twitter, and the results are vibrant, imaginative and layered. Meet the superheroes, and their creators.

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.
Updated on Oct 22, 2017 08:22 AM IST
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Spotlight on female voices at folk and fusion music festival

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.

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
Updated on Oct 07, 2017 11:28 AM IST
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Expect to feel a little lost and alone at first: What life is like after an alternative school

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.

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)
Updated on Sep 28, 2017 05:22 PM IST
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Trunk callers: Meet the unsung heroes of your Ganeshotsav festivities

The flower guy. The idol caretaker. The electrician. Putting together Mumbai’s biggest religious festival takes an army of skilled devotees.

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)
Updated on Sep 02, 2017 12:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnubhuti Matta & Naman Shah

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

Tales of some hosts and guests in Mumbai

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)
Updated on Aug 31, 2017 10:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnubhuti Matta, Dipanjan Sinha and Yesha Kotak, Mumbai

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

After all the hard work, the applications and the essays, students discuss life at some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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)
Updated on Aug 23, 2017 08:32 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar, Vizag see highest rise in housing realty rates: NHB Residex

Is it time to look beyond the metros for the quickest returns?

(iSTOCK)
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Published on Aug 12, 2017 07:46 PM IST
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From co-working spaces to studio townships, realty in MMR is changing

Today’s buyers expect virtual tours, live chat facilities and entertainment hubs at their doorstep.

(HT ILLUSTRATION: SIDDHANT JUMDE)
(HT ILLUSTRATION: SIDDHANT JUMDE)
Published on Jul 31, 2017 04:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnubhuti Matta & Lavina Mulchandani

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

Junk food and empty calories are making an entire generation unfit; experts suggest going back to a simpler diet

Updated on Jul 20, 2017 04:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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

Junk food and empty calories are making an entire generation unfit; experts suggest going back to a simpler diet

Updated on Jul 20, 2017 04:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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

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.

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)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 02:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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

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

A gig at Harkat Studio in Andheri
A gig at Harkat Studio in Andheri
Updated on Jul 07, 2017 03:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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

Charcoal masks, micro-needling and oil pulling are all over social media. But are they safe to try?

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)
Updated on Jun 24, 2017 09:28 PM IST
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