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Drawing Room: Why Hashim Badani loves Sudhir Patwardhan’s paintings

Sudhir Patwardhan’s works show a Mumbai that viewers may find familiar. But look closer. The details tell new tales, trigger universal questions

Sudhir Patwardhan paintings, such as Mumbai Proverbs’ Panels 1 – 5, present a Mumbai most people see but never closely notice.
Published on May 17, 2024 05:15 AM IST

Drawing Room: Why Gauri Gill’s masked portraits excite Mira F Malhotra

Gauri Gill’s portraits showcase ordinary folks, doing ordinary things, but wearing extraordinary masks. See why the quirky series is more than what meets the eye

Gauri Gill’s photographs feature ordinary people with masks, made by folk artists from the Jowhar district of Maharashtra. (COPYRIGHT GAURI GILL)
Updated on May 06, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Childfree and loving it: What life is like with no kids

Being childfree can be just as rewarding as having a big family. Those who’ve made the choice say there’s no guilt, no regret. There are however, new challenges

Wrestler John Cena and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh have been public about their decision to not have kids. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:55 PM IST

No filter, tough job: What being a social-media manager is really like

Tagging. Collabs. 50 retakes. Social-media management isn’t as glam as it looks. Here‘s an IRL BTS of how it all gets produced

Social media management is too new a field for a formal degree. But it did get a boost during the pandemic.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:16 PM IST

Imitation game theory: How to tell fake designer goods from the OG

Blurry monograms, stitching shortcuts, uneven seams. Are you buying legit fashion or clever fakes? Here’s help

The stitched-on or printed designer label offers key clues to a product’s authenticity. (Saritoria and Shantanu & Nikhil)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 04:03 PM IST

Shut up and take my money: How to plan your first splurge

Big purchase coming up? First time? Calm the butterflies. Count the zeroes. We’ve got help from luxury-investment experts

Even salaried young folks are spending big. They want limited-edition sneakers, designer handbags and more.
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 04:26 PM IST

The fast and the curious: Meet Indian-origin racer Yuven Sundaramoorthy

He’s 21, loves speed but practises mindfulness. Indian-origin racer Yuven Sundaramoorthy is changing what motorsports can do

Yuven Sundaramoorthy, 21, got excited about racing on a trip to China as a child.
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 04:24 PM IST

It’s a Reel job: How experts shoot quick, cool videos for Insta and more

Creators hire Reels directors to create compelling 10-second visual experiences, navigating trends and staying ahead of social media

A big challenge for those who shoot for Insta is how to make an ad not look like an ad. (Instagram/@parikagogia)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 03:38 PM IST

Androgynous style for 2024: One vibe to rule them all

Androgynous style is finally for every shape, every colour of the rainbow and every occasion (almost). Here’s the 2024 update

Layer everything. The technique makes it easy to create dramatic impact without trying too hard. (All images courtesy: Huemn, NoughtOne, 431-88)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:04 PM IST

Shrink rap: Anoushka Shankar on her mini album and loving all things small

Anoushka Shankar is doing big things: Playing Lollapalooza and giving sitar music a new direction. But little things are in store too, like her first mini-album

Anoushka Shankar plans to release three mini albums over the next few years. (LAURA LEWIS)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 03:21 PM IST

Work, life, money: Three experts help you set (and meet) your 2024 goals

Three HT Brunch readers. Three goals for the year. Three experts to help them. Will 2024 make their dreams come true? Only if they plan it right

Anand, who was seen in S1 of Made in Heaven, wants to start a conversation around music publishing rights. (HT ARCHIVE/RAJ K RAJ)
Updated on Jan 05, 2024 06:12 PM IST

Take Twinkle Khanna’s word for it

Twinkle Khanna, fresh off a writing degree, out with a new book, and killing it at 49, offers five maxims for life - she’s got you sorted

Twinkle Khanna has figured out the key to good storytelling: Write from the heart, edit from the head.
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 03:38 PM IST

Splitting up the budget: Money tips for the single soul

Singlehood is as hard on the pocket as it is on the heart. A guide to flying solo in comfort all through

Take stock of how much you need to earn to manage your existing lifestyle as a single woman. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 08:40 PM IST

Returning champion: Why designer Bibhu Mohapatra is back in India

For designer Bibhu Mohapatra, who’s dressed Michelle Obama and opera divas, India remains both the muse and the ultimate market

Bibhu Mohapatra’s (centre) closing show at the FDCI Lakme Fashion Week, titled Come Home, featured celeb showstoppers Ananya Panday, Bipasha Basu, Simone Singh and Carol Gracias. (Perfect Shadows / FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week / RISE Worldwide)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 03:43 PM IST

Swirl domination: How Gaurav Gupta’s gowns took over global fashion

It’s Gupta’s year. His gowns have shown up at the Oscars, Grammys and Paris Couture Week. How to run a global empire from Noida? Burst out of your own seams

Gupta launched his eponymous label in 2005. His work, over the years has become bolder, freer, more distinctive. (Rubina A. Khan)
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 04:31 PM IST

Get into the spirit: Your guide to the home bar of 2023

What to stock, what to mix, how to serve and when to shake up something new. Here’s how to set up an epic bar for the next house party

Keep a variety of alcohol ready and announce what’s being served. Yangdup Lama recommends gin and vodka for the younger crowd. (Instagram/@yangduplama)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 03:38 PM IST

Style update: Casualwear is getting a glow-up

Who killed skinny jeans? Should blazers be fitted or oversized? How big should a tote be? A quick style update before you step out

Hailey Bieber has been rocking wide-leg mom-style jeans all this year. Skinny styles are out, say experts. (thecelebrityfinder/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 04:26 PM IST

Write your own wows: Runway trends that will rock shaadi season

Designers pick the best trends from couture shows that work perfectly for the bride, wedding party or the reception guest

JJ Valaya predicts that brides will pair fitted cholis with voluminous skirts and heavy dupattas this season.
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 02:44 PM IST

It’s old, it’s trending, it’s not vintage. Make way for archive fashion

Style-seekers are tracking down once-iconic looks to create outfits that tell their own story. IYKYK

Lily-Rose Depp’s 1992 Chanel dress at the 2019 Met Gala was made famous by Naomi Campbell.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 05:00 PM IST

Prick or treat: What are injectables? Are they safe for you?

Don’t frown. More Indians are getting fillers and other injectables to look younger. Is the needle the new scalpel?

Kylie Jenner’s bountiful lips, she’s acknowledged, come not from her line of lipsticks but from regular jabs of volumiser. (instagram/@kyliejenner)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 08:17 PM IST

All you need to know about freezing your eggs

More Indian women are opting to freeze their eggs for safer and healthier pregnancies when the time is right. Here’s what you need to know

Priyanka Chopra Jonas froze her eggs in her early 30s and had her daughter, Malti Marie, in January 2022 via surrogacy.
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 04:40 PM IST

Grape expectations: How to pick the right wine

See, swirl, sniff, sip, savour. Follow this guide to picking the right wine, and spit out the snobbery of it all

India’s wine industry is concentrated in Maharashtra (above) and Karnataka, with the former boasting better storage facilities and greater variety. (Mint Archives)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Move over, gymkhanas. These clubs are the new clique bait

Leave gymkhanas to grandpa. Modern members-only clubs offer updated frills, new networks and the same coveted exclusivity

When it opened in 2018, the rooftop pool at Soho House, Mumbai became a hotspot for young creatives to meet, mingle and assure themselves that they’d made it.
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 05:31 PM IST

More torque, more action: How Indian off-roading is changing gear

Off-roading is an expensive bumpy ride. But these IRL obstacle courses are becoming popular stress busters for car and bike owners

The Rainforest Challenge organised during Goa’s monsoon, is the official India chapter of one of the toughest motorsport events in the world.
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 05:20 PM IST

Player 2 has entered the game: How women are transforming gaming

Women now play, develop, promote and hold top spots in gaming worlds. See how it’s finally levelling the field

The gaming industry is changing: It’s evolving as women developers, streamers, and gamers gain prominence and respect. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 02:05 PM IST
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