Ruchika Garg

Ruchika Garg writes on Art and Culture, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City

Articles by Ruchika Garg

Perfect cup of tea is no myth!

On International Tea Day, today, we bring you some lesser-known facts about the much-loved beverage.
In India, tea has been savoured since time immemorial, with plantations situated in various states.
In India, tea has been savoured since time immemorial, with plantations situated in various states.
Updated on May 21, 2022 11:17 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Mindful baking: Have your cake and eat it too!

Made from alternate flours, plant-based sweeteners and dairy substitutes, healthy wholesome cakes are having a moment in the world of baking.
Baking people extremely popular during the pandemic, when everyone started trying their hands on baking amid lockdown.
Baking people extremely popular during the pandemic, when everyone started trying their hands on baking amid lockdown.
Published on May 16, 2022 01:46 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

Hummus: A blend of health and flavours

As International Hummus Day just went by, here’s how you can whip up smooth and creamy hummus at home.
One can prepare pesto, beetroot, spinach, kale, mint, red bell pepper, roasted garlic, roasted sweet potato and many other varieties of hummus.
One can prepare pesto, beetroot, spinach, kale, mint, red bell pepper, roasted garlic, roasted sweet potato and many other varieties of hummus.
Updated on May 14, 2022 01:44 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

#aerialyoga: Swinging your way to fitness

You don’t have to be a gymnast to ace aerial yoga; here’s how the gravity-defying fitness technique can help meet your wellness goals
The difference between aerial yoga and other forms of yoga is how you do the poses.
The difference between aerial yoga and other forms of yoga is how you do the poses.
Published on May 12, 2022 01:03 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

Gourmet breads: Fresh, fluffy, flavourful

A diverse range of global flavours and the renewed desire to eat mindfully is making artisanal breads popular in Indian households
Baguette bread is one of the varieties of artisanal breads.
Baguette bread is one of the varieties of artisanal breads.
Published on May 09, 2022 04:03 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

#bikermums: Fun, fierce and fabulous

From being their cheerleader to trainer, these six mums narrate how their children have enriched their biking experiences
Jyoti Mehta
Jyoti Mehta
Published on May 08, 2022 11:09 AM IST
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ByRuchika Garg and Shruti Shende

Colour me platinum: How to rock the hair dye

Piqued to try the colour, which adds a lot of drama to your look? Before you take the plunge, here’s what you must know
Kim Kardashian at Met Gala 2022 (REUTERS)
Kim Kardashian at Met Gala 2022 (REUTERS)
Updated on May 06, 2022 11:45 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Eid desserts to satiate your sweet tooth

From the rustic sheer khurma and traditional phirni to Middle Eastern delicacies such as pistachio-loaded fluffy kunafa, relish these treats this meethi Eid
Right from sheer khurma, seviyan muzaffar, kheer, phirni, shahi tukda, balushahi, to falooda, anjeer ka halwa or khajoor ka halwa, a lavish spread is prepared on the meethi Eid.
Right from sheer khurma, seviyan muzaffar, kheer, phirni, shahi tukda, balushahi, to falooda, anjeer ka halwa or khajoor ka halwa, a lavish spread is prepared on the meethi Eid.
Published on May 02, 2022 08:00 PM IST
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Ramzan dishes that have stood the test of time

Iftar, the evening meal that ends the daily fast, presents a smorgasbord of exquisite age-old preparations that take hours to perfect
Iftar has always been a hearty affair with a gastronomical spread.
Iftar has always been a hearty affair with a gastronomical spread.
Published on Apr 14, 2022 06:57 PM IST
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#HTCityCheers23: You can’t miss these cool content creators!

These 23 content creators are creating quite a storm in the social media world
A young creator from Faridabad, CarryMinati aka Ajey Nagar is known for his hilarious reactions to various trending topics.
A young creator from Faridabad, CarryMinati aka Ajey Nagar is known for his hilarious reactions to various trending topics.
Published on Apr 09, 2022 11:05 AM IST
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ByShruti Shende, Ruchika Garg and Swati Chaturvedi, New Delhi

I prefer using simple and fresh ingredients: Chef Ravi Kant

Ravi Kant, executive chef,The Lalit, New Delhi specialises in Indian and Italian cuisines and completes six years as a part of the group shares his journey with us
Chef Ravi Kant emphasise on eating a balanced and healthy diet.
Chef Ravi Kant emphasise on eating a balanced and healthy diet.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 10:41 AM IST
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#bindaasbride: She will play by her own rules!

No two brides should look the same! Here’s some inspo for the new-age bride who believes in celebrating her individualistic style
#bindaasbride: She will play by her own rules!
#bindaasbride: She will play by her own rules!
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 12:41 PM IST
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ByShara Ashraf Prayag and Ruchika Garg, New Delhi

My world has changed overnight: Midnight runner Pradeep Mehra

A single viral video has made Pradeep Mehra, a 19-year-old, a household name overnight. The boy never expected that the video would make him so popular that people will chase him for selfies!  
19-year-old, Pradeep Mehra, whose full name is Pushkar Singh Mehra became an internet sensation after his video went viral. (Photo: Manish Rajput/HT )
19-year-old, Pradeep Mehra, whose full name is Pushkar Singh Mehra became an internet sensation after his video went viral. (Photo: Manish Rajput/HT )
Updated on Mar 22, 2022 08:48 PM IST
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Drenched in the colours of joy

From Braj and Nandgaon, Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh to the quaint Sangla village in Himachal, witness the most soulful Holi celebrations in these destinations.
Holi celebrate at Bake Bihari Temple, Vrindavan.
Holi celebrate at Bake Bihari Temple, Vrindavan.
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 01:01 PM IST
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Holi treats to tickle your taste buds

The mood lifting festival of colours brings to you some of the most indulgent and flavourful delicacies that are rooted in traditions
Gujiya and jalebi are among the must-have sweets during the festival of colours.
Gujiya and jalebi are among the must-have sweets during the festival of colours.
Updated on Mar 18, 2022 09:46 AM IST
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Seven mocktails for a perfect Holi party

Add a dose of fun to Holi celebrations with these vibrant and colourful DIY recipes. Easy, quick and unique, these mocktails are must try.
This mocktail made with hibiscus is a combination of taste of health.
This mocktail made with hibiscus is a combination of taste of health.
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 11:56 AM IST
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Love is an ability, says Little Couple Payal and Kapil

Differently-abled influencer couple Kapil and Payal, who are popular on Insta as Little Couple- Payal Kapil, say love made up for all shortcomings in their lives.
Kapil and Payal met through a dating app and became social media buddies soon after.
Kapil and Payal met through a dating app and became social media buddies soon after.
Updated on Mar 12, 2022 01:45 PM IST
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Why are we obsessed with everything frozen?

Momos, dosa, dhokla, khandvi and everything in between is being turned into this frozen dessert — making foodies scratch their heads
Gol-gappa ice cream roll garnished with aalu masala.
Gol-gappa ice cream roll garnished with aalu masala.
Published on Feb 18, 2022 11:40 AM IST
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Perfume Day: How to wear it best?

There are certain tips to keep in mind while buying and applying perfumes, such as, one should wait till the top note settles down.
There are typically eight broad categories of perfumes– fresh, floral, oriental, fougere, woody, chypre and gourmand.
There are typically eight broad categories of perfumes– fresh, floral, oriental, fougere, woody, chypre and gourmand.
Published on Feb 16, 2022 01:21 PM IST
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Valentine’s Day special: Love at first bite

On Valentine’s Day, today, some renowned chefs from across India share how food played Cupid in their lives and spiced up romance.
It’s the passion for good food that sort of strengthens our bond, says chef Saransh Goila.
It’s the passion for good food that sort of strengthens our bond, says chef Saransh Goila.
Updated on Feb 14, 2022 12:35 PM IST
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7 fairytale like mocktails for V-Day

Make your loved one feel special by preparing these quick mocktails, without much fuss
Melange of Berries needs to be garnished with edible flowers.
Melange of Berries needs to be garnished with edible flowers.
Updated on Feb 13, 2022 06:52 PM IST
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Gift consciously this Valentine’s Day

A thoughtfully picked gift always brings a smile on the face. And when it’s something that does good to the environment, it’s cherished all the more.
Coord Squad, a sustainable brand, source their fabric from factories dumps.
Coord Squad, a sustainable brand, source their fabric from factories dumps.
Updated on Feb 13, 2022 04:03 PM IST
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Mighty millet: The new super grain of India

The nutrient-rich cereal is taking centre stage in the culinary world, replacing rice and refined flour
Amaranth cookies made by chef Ranveer Brar
Amaranth cookies made by chef Ranveer Brar
Updated on Feb 14, 2022 12:09 PM IST
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We won’t let you give up

We bring to you heartwarming initiatives that are putting smiles back on the faces of cancer patients
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day
Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:03 AM IST
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BySwati Chaturvedi and Ruchika Garg

Avail exciting offers this V-Day

Be it restaurants, clothing, jewellery or shoe brands, most of the outlets bring quirky offers during Valentines Week. Here are some of them
Be it food or gifts, get the best deals this Valentines Day
Be it food or gifts, get the best deals this Valentines Day
Published on Feb 12, 2022 05:58 PM IST
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5 Korean makeup ideas for everyday wear

Korean beauty and makeup is equally popular among millenials and Gen Z. Most of the trends encourage embracing minimal makeup and natural beauty.
This K-style eyeliner creates an illusion of a bigger and more rounded eye.
This K-style eyeliner creates an illusion of a bigger and more rounded eye.
Published on Feb 07, 2022 09:27 AM IST
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A passionate foodie, an outstanding cook!

Legendary singer late Lata Mangeshkar had a great interest in cooking and she loved watching food shows, recall chefs who were fortunate to interact with her and serve her their food
In an interview, Lata Mangeshkar shared that she learnt cooking at an early age. Her naani and mother taught her the nuances of cooking. Lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri’s wife taught her Mughlai recipes and how to add kesar in them. (Photo: Twitter)
In an interview, Lata Mangeshkar shared that she learnt cooking at an early age. Her naani and mother taught her the nuances of cooking. Lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri’s wife taught her Mughlai recipes and how to add kesar in them. (Photo: Twitter)
Updated on Feb 07, 2022 09:10 AM IST
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ByShara Ashraf Prayag and Ruchika Garg, New Delhi

A divine feast to please the Goddess

From fragrant saffron oats pudding to gooey pumpkin halwa and crunchy boondi ke laddoo loaded with nuts, these flavourful preparations are sure to liven up your Basant Panchami platter
Sarson Ke Phool, a recipe by chef Rajesh Wadhwa.
Sarson Ke Phool, a recipe by chef Rajesh Wadhwa.
Published on Feb 06, 2022 11:44 AM IST
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Chinese New Year: Delicacies by Delhi restaurants

Chinese New Year, a celebration that lasts 16 days, started from February 1 this year. To celebrate the festival in the Capital, some restaurants have curated special menus.
Yee Sang (the prosperity toss) is cantonese-style raw fish salad and considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.
Yee Sang (the prosperity toss) is cantonese-style raw fish salad and considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 10:44 AM IST
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Italian cuisine is the simplest: Chef Nandita Karan

Having worked with Chef Jamie Oliver and Chef Gennaro Contaldo in the United Kingdom, Karan got acquainted with Italian culture and their food habits closely
Nandita Karan, executive chef, The Lalit, Chandigarh has developed love for food and cooking at early stage
Nandita Karan, executive chef, The Lalit, Chandigarh has developed love for food and cooking at early stage
Published on Feb 01, 2022 02:51 PM IST
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