Lubna Salim

Lubna Salim is the chief content producer with Brunch. A lifestyle journalist for seven years, she writes on fashion, food, travel and all things luxurious.

Articles by Lubna Salim

Bonjour, #BrunchBookChallenge 2022

As we spring into the New Year, one thing that remains mutation-free (pun intended) is our good old Brunch Book Challenge
Join the #BrunchBookChallenge and win!
Join the #BrunchBookChallenge and win!
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 03:36 PM IST
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In Bed With Manoviraj Khosla: “My favourite breakfast in bed is the person sleeping with me!”

The fashion designer talks about sleeping in fancy, long all black kurta-pajamas and exercising so you tire yourself
Manoviraj poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column in his daughter’s bedroom
Manoviraj poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column in his daughter’s bedroom
Published on Dec 18, 2021 11:35 PM IST
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In Bed With Candice Pinto: “I once wore Rocky S to bed”

The supermodel gets candid about wanting to raid Adriana Lima’s wardrobe, sleeping in her husband’s T-shirts and indulging in sweet guilty pleasures
Candice Pinto poses in bed for this HT Brunch column
Candice Pinto poses in bed for this HT Brunch column
Published on Oct 24, 2021 12:48 AM IST
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Social Media Star of The Week: Diet Paratha

With @diet_paratha, London girl Anita Chhiba is challenging and championing South Asian stereotypes, one Insta post at a time!
Anita (above) created the Instagram account @diet_paratha in 2017. It was recognised by British Vogue as a vehicle of brown empowerment; Styling by @diet_paratha; MUA by @libbymcleodmakeup (@lareeshaye)
Anita (above) created the Instagram account @diet_paratha in 2017. It was recognised by British Vogue as a vehicle of brown empowerment; Styling by @diet_paratha; MUA by @libbymcleodmakeup (@lareeshaye)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 11:31 PM IST
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All things Clubhouse with co-founder Rohan Seth

In an exclusive interview, Patna-born and San Francisco-based Rohan Seth, 37, co-founder of the live audio app, shares its past, present and future
Rohan Seth gives a peek into the making of Clubhouse
Rohan Seth gives a peek into the making of Clubhouse
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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HT Brunch Game Show: Which designer lives the sustainable life?

The one who shuns fast fashion, the one who has a compost at home or the person who wears hand-me-downs?
Madhu Jain,senior fashion designer, an advocate for bamboo fabric, who was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by the President of India
Madhu Jain,senior fashion designer, an advocate for bamboo fabric, who was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by the President of India
Published on Aug 22, 2021 08:29 AM IST
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“We earned 75 per event as waiters while in college,” says Vicky Ratnani

The chef and restaurateur talks about wanting to travel and learn Western cuisine and work abroad, the two cookbooks dear to him, wearing floral shirts and jogging on the beach
Chef Vicky Ratnaniat 22 (inset) and at 53 (above)
Chef Vicky Ratnaniat 22 (inset) and at 53 (above)
Published on Aug 15, 2021 09:27 AM IST
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“I got a scholarship to study in New York,” says Ritu Kumar

The fashion designer takes a walk down memory lane as she talks about spending time in the library in college, starting her career in fashion and wearing silk saris in the US
Ritu Kumar at 22 (inset),and now in her 70s (above)
Ritu Kumar at 22 (inset),and now in her 70s (above)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 08:02 AM IST
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“Men’s kaftan as sleepwear would be eclectic & flamboyant, but not for me,” Nachiket Barve

The fashion and costume designer talks about the classic fragrance he got customised in Florence, the most comfortable fabric to sleep in and a relationship rule he always follows
Nachiket Barve poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column (Prabhat Shetty)
Nachiket Barve poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column (Prabhat Shetty)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 08:31 AM IST
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HT Brunch Game Show: Who will get hitched first?

The one who relies on apps to meet their partner, someone who focuses solely on conversations, or the Almighty? Or you?
Peyush Bhatia is a therapist and professional coach to TV stars and corporate honchos. She has authored Life Beyond Fears and writes for publications
Peyush Bhatia is a therapist and professional coach to TV stars and corporate honchos. She has authored Life Beyond Fears and writes for publications
Published on Jun 06, 2021 07:53 AM IST
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Deep thoughts in deep waters

For French freediving champion Guillaume Néry, giving up control leads to oneness with the oceans and water bodies
Guillaume says with yoga, one can improve the fluidity in movements, which is useful for freediving
Guillaume says with yoga, one can improve the fluidity in movements, which is useful for freediving
Published on May 16, 2021 07:28 AM IST
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Fashion: Cream of the crop

Six women (and one man) sport stylish, summery crop tops and show you how you can sport the look this season
Maneka says the gawking eyes, of both men and women, stop her from wearing a crop even today; Styling by Drishti Vij; Skirt and blouse, 431-88 by Shweta Kapur; shoes, Charles & Keith; (Shivamm Paathak)
Maneka says the gawking eyes, of both men and women, stop her from wearing a crop even today; Styling by Drishti Vij; Skirt and blouse, 431-88 by Shweta Kapur; shoes, Charles & Keith; (Shivamm Paathak)
Published on May 16, 2021 07:26 AM IST
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Fashion: Clothes so comfy, you can dance in them!

With work from home becoming a necessity again, we present five looks that will make you feel beautiful without compromising on comfort
A semi-formal kurta with loose pants is every Indian woman’s go-to outfit on a hot and humid day; Styling by Avneet Chadha; Salwar-suit set, Mayyur Girotra; rings, Eurumme and Knick Knack Nook (Shivamm Paathak)
A semi-formal kurta with loose pants is every Indian woman’s go-to outfit on a hot and humid day; Styling by Avneet Chadha; Salwar-suit set, Mayyur Girotra; rings, Eurumme and Knick Knack Nook (Shivamm Paathak)
Published on May 09, 2021 08:06 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Dim sum doctor

Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong is taking regional cuisines from the heart of China to the East and the West
According to chef Wong, Vegetarian chinese is one of the most delicious cuisines; Location courtesy:Baoshuan, The Oberoi, New Delhi (Shivamm Paathak)
According to chef Wong, Vegetarian chinese is one of the most delicious cuisines; Location courtesy:Baoshuan, The Oberoi, New Delhi (Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on May 03, 2021 12:16 PM IST
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HT Brunch Game Show: Who made the smartest switch?

The YouTuber who moved cities, the ad professional who is turning to farm life, the producer turned home baker, or you?
Shiv Agarwal is the Managing Director at ABC Consultants. A management graduate from the London Business School, Shiv possesses over 20 years of experience in the executive search and selection industry
Shiv Agarwal is the Managing Director at ABC Consultants. A management graduate from the London Business School, Shiv possesses over 20 years of experience in the executive search and selection industry
Published on Apr 11, 2021 07:32 AM IST
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“When I was 22, a meal at Kailash Parbat cost 1,” says chef Hemant Oberoi

The celebrated chef reminisces about working as a sous chef of Tanjore at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, earning his first stipend of was 150, dating his now-wife and his favourite places to eat at then
Hemant Oberoi and his wife Mallika at 22 and 17 (inset) and now (above), at 67 and 62, respectively
Hemant Oberoi and his wife Mallika at 22 and 17 (inset) and now (above), at 67 and 62, respectively
Published on Mar 06, 2021 09:31 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Scars and stripes

Women’s Day Special: Should imperfections on our bodies make us insecure? Meet five strong women, who wear lessons of life like badges of honour
Scars and marks carry beautiful stories – of recovery, struggle, stigma and strife; Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Saket, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra; (From Left to Right) On Manisha: Dress, Dramebaaz by Ritika; rings, Senco Gold & Diamonds; On Mandeep: Top, Zara; jeans, Mango;heels, H&M; On Nidhi: Top and pants, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna; earrings, Senco Gold & Diamonds; On Rashi: Dress, Monika Rajeev Malik; watch, Gucci; shoes, Bata; rings, Senco Gold & Diamonds; (Below)On Devica: Top, Dramebaaz by Ritika; jeans, Zara; boots, Mango (Shivamm Paathak)
Scars and marks carry beautiful stories – of recovery, struggle, stigma and strife; Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Saket, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra; (From Left to Right) On Manisha: Dress, Dramebaaz by Ritika; rings, Senco Gold & Diamonds; On Mandeep: Top, Zara; jeans, Mango;heels, H&M; On Nidhi: Top and pants, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna; earrings, Senco Gold & Diamonds; On Rashi: Dress, Monika Rajeev Malik; watch, Gucci; shoes, Bata; rings, Senco Gold & Diamonds; (Below)On Devica: Top, Dramebaaz by Ritika; jeans, Zara; boots, Mango (Shivamm Paathak)
Published on Mar 06, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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ByLubna Salim, with inputs by Veenu Singh

“I’d swipe right for Bob Dylan…” says Mukul Deora

The musician and filmmaker talks about how he has said no to three acting offers because the script sucked, the fact that he rescued an injured eagle and took it home and doesn’t have a TV in his house
Mukul Deora strikes a pose while reading a book in his bedroom
Mukul Deora strikes a pose while reading a book in his bedroom
Published on Feb 13, 2021 08:18 PM IST
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Travel with a cause

To make hotel-stays memorable and meaningful across Asia Pacific, the Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy programme has been launched by the hotel
Marriott International announced the launch of it’s Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, an initiative that offers meaningful travel all over Asia Pacific
Marriott International announced the launch of it’s Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, an initiative that offers meaningful travel all over Asia Pacific
Published on Feb 03, 2021 05:59 PM IST
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“I love eating bun-maska in bed!,” says chef Ranveer Brar

The chef who is currently smitten by masala chai, drinks lots of water and roots for ghee for its amazing health benefits, confesses that good dark chocolate is his weakness
Chef Ranveer Brar tossing up a storm while being shot for this column at his home in Mumbai (Prabhat Shetty)
Chef Ranveer Brar tossing up a storm while being shot for this column at his home in Mumbai (Prabhat Shetty)
Published on Jan 30, 2021 07:52 PM IST
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“I slept like a bear in hibernation during lockdown,” says Prateik Babbar

The actor confesses he’s a guy version of Monica Geller from Friends and is still crushing on Karisma Kapoor, in an intimate chat with HT Brunch
Prateik Babbar being his sporty self while posing for a picture exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Prateik Babbar being his sporty self while posing for a picture exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Updated on Jan 23, 2021 08:40 PM IST
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#BrunchBookChallenge Episode One: Book Reading by William Dalrymple

The author and historian reads extracts from two of his books, written 30 years apart
This last year, digital media came to the rescue in the wake of the global Pandemic and made the impossible a cakewalk - be it online classrooms or game changing boardroom meetings.
This last year, digital media came to the rescue in the wake of the global Pandemic and made the impossible a cakewalk - be it online classrooms or game changing boardroom meetings.
Updated on Jan 10, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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“My biggest lie? Reaching in two…!” reveals designer Kunal Rawal

The fashion designer gets candid as he talks about his wardrobe, his bedside manners and pet peeves
This week’s In Bed With star Kunal Rawal confesses he’s a germaphobe and obsessed with rings
This week’s In Bed With star Kunal Rawal confesses he’s a germaphobe and obsessed with rings
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 08:15 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Para-athletes Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam show us how to look at the glass half full

As we sign off 2020, two para-badminton players tell us how they put aside their leg defects and took off as world toppers
Pramod, 31, is ranked world number one in para-badminton for men’s singles and doubles, while Sukant is presently at the fifth position in the world para-badminton space; styled by Drishti Vij(Shivamm Paathak)
Pramod, 31, is ranked world number one in para-badminton for men’s singles and doubles, while Sukant is presently at the fifth position in the world para-badminton space; styled by Drishti Vij(Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:42 AM IST
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When negative is positive

The latest entrant to the dating checklist is a Covid-19 test report, says a couple who began seeing each other during the pandemic
Abhishek Sharma and Jyotsna Balooni took maximum precautions when they went on their first date during the pandemic
Abhishek Sharma and Jyotsna Balooni took maximum precautions when they went on their first date during the pandemic
Published on Dec 20, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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‘Tis the season of neutrals

Is it a surprise that the colour of a particularly challenging year is as neutral as it comes?
Neutral Hues blend in, no matter how extensive or elaborate the outfit; Art direction: Amit Malik Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Shaan; Models: Archita Mahalwal and Anil Singh;(Purple Thoughts Management); On Archita:Dress, Ritu Kumar;slippers, Melissa; On Anil: Kurta and trousers, AntarAgni; shoes, Adidas(Hari Nair)
Neutral Hues blend in, no matter how extensive or elaborate the outfit; Art direction: Amit Malik Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Shaan; Models: Archita Mahalwal and Anil Singh;(Purple Thoughts Management); On Archita:Dress, Ritu Kumar;slippers, Melissa; On Anil: Kurta and trousers, AntarAgni; shoes, Adidas(Hari Nair)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 04:40 PM IST
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All is wellness

Celebrity fitness expert Deanne Panday and food guru Rujuta Diwekar’s latest outings turn the spotlight on health and happiness
Balance seemed an apt title for Deanne Panday’s book – the concept, chapters, etc. Even the cover features Deanne on a circular swing symbolising the circle of life programme she’s written about in the book
Balance seemed an apt title for Deanne Panday’s book – the concept, chapters, etc. Even the cover features Deanne on a circular swing symbolising the circle of life programme she’s written about in the book
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 08:04 AM IST
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“There’s nothing some Pinot Grigio can’t cure!” says fashion designer Rimzim Dadu

The 34-year-old Delhiite lets us into her daily life and lesser-known details
Delhi designer Rimzim Dadu is hooked to the song
Delhi designer Rimzim Dadu is hooked to the song
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 07:58 AM IST
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“My cat decides most things in my house,” says designer Nida Mahmood

The fashion designer gets candid about her cat Mr Toffee Tinkerbell, her bedtimes rituals and growing up dreaming of shoes
Nida Mahmood shot exclusively for HT Brunch in her Delhi home; Make-up & hair: Anuj Dogra(Tushar Bhardwaj)
Nida Mahmood shot exclusively for HT Brunch in her Delhi home; Make-up & hair: Anuj Dogra(Tushar Bhardwaj)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: How to upcycle your fashion this festive season

We asked six stylish achievers to pick out an heirloom piece from the back of their closets, which we helped reinvent to showcase fashion’s newest mantra: upcycling!
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 09:58 AM IST
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