Prerna Gauba

Prerna Gauba

Prerna Gauba writes on fashion and food, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.

Articles by Prerna Gauba
Women supoorted by designer Anavila Misra doing khatwa work.
Women supoorted by designer Anavila Misra doing khatwa work.

The fashion industry goes vocal for local

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:38 PM IST
On Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, this is how Indian fashion industry is following his path
With social media becoming our window to the world, the focus has shifted to waist-up trends like this one by Prada(Instagram)
With social media becoming our window to the world, the focus has shifted to waist-up trends like this one by Prada(Instagram)

The shifting focus of fashion

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:15 PM IST
The post-pandemic fashion has evolved in terms of comfort and visibility
Many restaurant chains are now fully functional due to the rise in sales(Photo: Shutterstock)
Many restaurant chains are now fully functional due to the rise in sales(Photo: Shutterstock)

Delhi eateries aim to bounce back with new hope

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:38 PM IST
Sales were slow in the beginning, but the number of guests stepping out to enjoy eating has been growing.
Add an extra layer of security by enabling two-factor authentication.(Shutterstock)
Add an extra layer of security by enabling two-factor authentication.(Shutterstock)

How to safeguard your social media accounts

UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The tentacles of the digital world have paved their way into more parts of our lives than ever before, due to which privacy has been played with. Seeing the growing number of social media crimes, safeguarding our profiles have become crucial.
One ounce of walnuts provides 4 gm protein, 2 gm fibre, lots of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, selenium, some vitamin B, loads of E and the fat it has - MUFA and omega 3’s is all good fat.
One ounce of walnuts provides 4 gm protein, 2 gm fibre, lots of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, selenium, some vitamin B, loads of E and the fat it has - MUFA and omega 3’s is all good fat.

5 health benefits of walnuts

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:25 PM IST
Here’s all you need to know about the wonder nut which is a powerhouse of nutrition.
Designer Manish Malhotra presented his collection Ruhaaniyat at ICW 2020.
Designer Manish Malhotra presented his collection Ruhaaniyat at ICW 2020.

Bringing back the bygone era

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 11:12 PM IST
The finale show by Manish Malhotra at the India Couture Week organised by the Fashion Design Council of Indian in association with Hindustan Times was an ode to the Mughal era.
Modi has always attempted at creating a design-oriented, impeccably-crafted ensembles that spell tradition and heritage.
Modi has always attempted at creating a design-oriented, impeccably-crafted ensembles that spell tradition and heritage.

Rekindling refined regalia

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Designer Anju Modi delves deep into her archives to catalyse drama into her new couture showcase.
Kunal Rawal showcased his collection Hide & Seek at India Couture Week.
Kunal Rawal showcased his collection Hide & Seek at India Couture Week.

Kunal’s tryst with embroidery and patterns

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Rawal plays with technique and pattern to launch a functional, multi-purpose and season-less couture collection.
Reynu Taandon’s models looked straight out of a folklore tale styled in wedding finery, that was dominated with hues of reds.
Reynu Taandon’s models looked straight out of a folklore tale styled in wedding finery, that was dominated with hues of reds.

Weaving tradition into every ensemble

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba Sibbal
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Designer Reynu Taandon wreaks a multisensory assault with her powerful take on the colour red.
Designer Rahul Mishra’s collection at the Indian Couture Week 2020 organised by the Fashion Design Council of Indian in association with Hindustan Times was a reflection of his love for nature.
Designer Rahul Mishra’s collection at the Indian Couture Week 2020 organised by the Fashion Design Council of Indian in association with Hindustan Times was a reflection of his love for nature.

A tribute to the evolving ecosystem

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 02:38 PM IST
Rahul Mishra captures the zeitgeist of climate change and wearable fashion that is evolving in the Pandemic era
The designer who launched his digital store a few hours before the show seems to be adapting to the euphemistical new normal.
The designer who launched his digital store a few hours before the show seems to be adapting to the euphemistical new normal.

A crescendo of theatricality and glamour

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Designer Amit Aggarwal’s collection celebrates weightlessness of the ocean strewn with traditional craftsmanship and modern techniques.
A sketch from designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock’s collection Spectacle Prive.
A sketch from designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock’s collection Spectacle Prive.

Post Pandemic, pared-down couture

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Designers focus on precise lines, going back to classics and making wedding wear more practica
Rahul Mishra illustrates a sublime lotus pond
Rahul Mishra illustrates a sublime lotus pond

Indian couture’s digital foray

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 02:26 PM IST
India’s first ever digital couture week starts today
Evelyn Sharma with her pet.
Evelyn Sharma with her pet.

Adopt a pet to add joy in your life amid the gloom:Evelyn

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:02 PM IST
To beat the lockdown blues actor Evelyn Sharma adopted a pet and a healthy lifestyle, here’s what she has to say about it.
Time to host a virtual birthday party for your kids
Time to host a virtual birthday party for your kids

Here’s to new-age Birthday parties

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Specialised virtual event planners start by knowing your child and what he/she likes, accordingly they plan invites, gifting options and games.
Many feel it’s safer for guests to stay together at a preferred destination(Istockimages)
Many feel it’s safer for guests to stay together at a preferred destination(Istockimages)

Wedding in the times of Corona

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Slashed prices and safety make more couples opt for destination wedding.
Here’s how to add elements and background to click a great picture(Instagram/bakewitshivesh)
Here’s how to add elements and background to click a great picture(Instagram/bakewitshivesh)

Pro tips to click drool-worthy food images

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 01:31 PM IST
From the right angle to the right light, experts tell us how to click great pictures for social media.
This mirror-work lehenga by Abhinav Mishra comes with pockets to keep your dainty jewellery and makeup touch-up tools
This mirror-work lehenga by Abhinav Mishra comes with pockets to keep your dainty jewellery and makeup touch-up tools

Bride and beautiful in the pandemic

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Fanfare is out, functionality is in. Brides are voting for comfortable, recyclable and timeless pieces.
Handmade soaps by Ellora(Instagram)
Handmade soaps by Ellora(Instagram)

Fresh, fragrant and fabulous

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 01:08 PM IST
Freshly whipped face-packs, scrubs, handmade soaps and naturally extracted toners have become very popular, here’s all you need to know about handmade beauty products.
Iris’s digital couture collection showcased at Paris Couture Week 2020(Instagram)
Iris’s digital couture collection showcased at Paris Couture Week 2020(Instagram)

The tale of creating couture for digital audience

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 11:45 AM IST
Iconic couturier Iris Van Herpen, who dressed the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna, opens up on her first digital showcase in Paris.
Blogger Karishma Yadav and marketing professional Dhruv in their makeshift satorial style
Blogger Karishma Yadav and marketing professional Dhruv in their makeshift satorial style

Polished ‘Formals’ and fast tracked

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Amid pandemic fashion and WFH culture, this is what you can a makeshift wardrobe
From evocative fashion films to runway shows captured at unconventional locations and venues, the digital schedule is out and will be a creative outlet for designers to display their design aesthetics.
From evocative fashion films to runway shows captured at unconventional locations and venues, the digital schedule is out and will be a creative outlet for designers to display their design aesthetics.

ICW 2020: The show schedule announced

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 05:30 PM IST
From designer Gaurav Gupta kick starting the week-long fashion event to couturier Manish Malhotra closing it, here is the entire lineup for India’s first-ever digital couture week.
Since years mustard oil is known as a culinary favourite due to its distinctive taste and nutritional value.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Since years mustard oil is known as a culinary favourite due to its distinctive taste and nutritional value.(Photo: Shutterstock)

HT City Spotlight: A burst of flavours

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba Sibbal
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:10 PM IST
While Indian chef’s love its distinct flavour the versatility of mustard oil has found it a place in every kitchen.
A model
A model

“He asked me to strip, said that’s the only way to get modelling assignments”

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag & Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Gullible youngsters are sliding into dangerous traps set by social media-savvy racketeers who promise a flourishing career in modelling and acting. These men allegedly resort to extortion, blackmailing and even sexual assault once girls refuse to comply with their wishes.
India’s first-ever digital show is here
India’s first-ever digital show is here

HT CITY EXCLUSIVE: India’s first-ever digital couture week announced

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The Fashion Design Council of India will host the first-ever digital couture show in India this September! Here are all details
Add fairy lights to brighten up your home desk(Shutterstock)
Add fairy lights to brighten up your home desk(Shutterstock)

Take boredom out of your work desk

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Experts list tips on how you can make your work desk at home inspirational and fun.
Illustration by designer Alpana Mittal
Illustration by designer Alpana Mittal

A Tricolour tribute to the heroes

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Designers pay a stylish tribute to female Covid-19 warriors, who shed patriarchy to bits and emerged as leaders. Hats off to their invincible spirit!
Tomato puree ready to be freezed(Shutterstock)
Tomato puree ready to be freezed(Shutterstock)

Chill out! Pro tips for freezing food the safe, healthy way

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Do you use your freezer to prep meals ahead? Here are 5 tips to keep in mind while you use frozen food.
Walnut butter
Walnut butter

All you need to know about walnut butter

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Nut butters have raided the racks at grocery stores, experts decode one such butter for us - the nutritional value, recipes and more.
FDCI has come forward to empower weavers(Shutterstock)
FDCI has come forward to empower weavers(Shutterstock)

National Handloom Day: Standing by the weavers

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:50 PM IST
On National Handloom Day today, FDCI has come forward to empower weavers.
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