Madhusree is a feature writer who loves Kolkata, is learning to love Mumbai. She loves to travel, write and bake
Articles by Madhusree Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:14 AM IST
In times of chaos, it’s even more important to wipe the slate clean. Here are tips to help you get started, and a primer on why you should.
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:21 PM IST
An initiative by a group of artists is helping villagers earn more through arts, crafts and now tourism, and opening up new worlds to their children.
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:23 PM IST
All that time spent with your phone means you’ve accumulated tonnes of stored data, giving up more of your privacy to online apps and snoops. Here’s how to hit refresh for ease and safety.
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:43 PM IST
An Instagram account set up by two women adds in surprises from other parts of the country too.
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Two women, Tamanna Mishra and Neha Thakur, are compiling a glossary of Indian insults that you can use without guilt, because they’ll put down your foe without prejudice.
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:17 PM IST
Life amid Covid-19 can resemble the five stages of grief. What stage are you at, and what should you aim for?
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The helpful, humorous videos about mental health can act as a gateway in times of stress, make the idea of counselling less intimidating, but must never be seen as a substitute for the real thing.
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:02 PM IST
The 24-year-old discusses her journey, the politics of patriarchy and caste, and what drives the music of the band she’s in, The Casteless Collective.
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:57 PM IST
Sharmila Nair’s online art installation has Bharatanatyam dancer Ramya Suvi emoting inside a 100-year-old wardrobe full of unused saris.
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:02 PM IST
From Eartha Kitt’s portrayal in the 1960s, catty and endearing, to Pfeiffer’s superheroine of action and Anne Hathaway’s rebel and revolutionary, it’s been a series of graceful leaps.
By Madhusree Ghosh & Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Say ”dripping” instead of ”flattering”, choose conscious over organic, and always question the fat tax.
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Picnic baskets, family meals, DIY kits and home chefs with super-specialised menus — tracking the sea change.
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Some became chefs almost by accident, others are “cooking” but can’t speak yet, the influencers are mostly just getting in the way, and really we have heard all we need to about sourdough.
I think some people hire me only for my eyes: Shefali Shah on craft, passion and the Delhi Crime Emmy win
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:39 AM IST
“At the Sundance Film Festival, I heard a couple of people ask, ‘Is she the real cop who cracked the case?’ I felt that was a win,” the 47-year-old actor says.
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Former journalist Smriti Lamech is working with women from a self-help group called Prowess to make dolls of Frida Kahlo, Savitribai Phule, Maya Angelou, Kalpana Chawla and other women icons.
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Jumping in to smooth every path for your child won’t make the journey easier. It hurts learning, confidence and problem-solving ability.
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Bugs have featured widely in nightmares during the pandemic. Invisible monsters and invitations from the dead are being reported too. But they’re not all frightmares — some are also dreaming up a cure.
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The 45-year-old actor has, over the past three years, become the man to watch. He returns as the dreaded gangster Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur S2. He sat down with Wknd to talk films, life and Bollywood.
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Is there a way to rescue the sangeet? Make shopping online less mundane? The answers to these and other questions are emerging as the industry pivots to fit a new reality.
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Couples are tying the knot with guests in their cars, on the street, in the driveway...
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Photographers with zoom lenses, cake-top dolls in masks, special zones for seniors — as we head into wedding season, a look at how the celebration is changing to suit the times.
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Noor Arora, her mother Geeti Arora and aunt Mani Khurana have founded a company based on 90 notebooks full of experiments that they found years after their Ammaji’s death.
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:48 AM IST
New apps can help you balance the news you need with the good news you don’t get enough of, and a sprinkling of humour and bite-sized entertainment. You can do it yourself too.
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:33 AM IST
She’s known for taking Indian stories to the world; listen in as she discusses her latest, the six-part mini-series based on Seth’s A Suitable Boy, due out on Netflix later this week.
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Hear from early mover Karan Manral, who runs and organic farm and consultancy, and helps others dreamers make the shift — and adjust their expectations.
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Their most popular modules are Entertainment (how to post and interact on social media, share files, stream music, edit photos, etc) and Productivity (e-calendars, syncing of email and more).
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:59 AM IST
Two friends from Ahmedabad got 55 Indian artists to create a limited-edition deck for charity. The proceeds go to an NGO arranging food aid for those impacted by the epidemic and its fallout.
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Karmachakra, the tale of an orphan girl, a dead friend, and a fair bit of cyber intrigue, checks a lot of the boxes, with frames that glow, luscious drawings of food, and music that feels universal.
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:27 PM IST
It’s been a tough journey, the young auteur admits. It’s been hard raising money for his Marathi films. Now he wants to do justice to those whose support has been unwavering.
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
His looks set him apart, so do his roles. There’s no real explanation for why I’ve made it, says the star of C U Soon.