Ruchika Garg

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

Articles by Ruchika Garg

Winter skincare tips for a healthy and nourished body

Be it climate change, clothes material, pollution, or internal and external factors, our bodies are subjected to skin issues that are often neglected in winters.

Make these few conscious changes in your daily self care to avoid while gamut of skin sensitivity issues. (Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 11, 2022 12:43 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Travel to experience the essence of India

Avoid mainstream hill stations and ring in the New Year by spending time at these unique places that offer an insight into the rich history and tradition of our country.

Andretta in Himachal Pradesh is home to one of India’s oldest pottery studios.
Updated on Dec 11, 2022 12:41 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Deals, finds, etc: creators to follow this shaadi shopping season

All you nervous wedding shoppers — these vloggers will help you snag your best outfits at Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s one-stop festive shopping hub

Ankita has been running her page on Instagram (@flauntdesi) since 2020.
Updated on Dec 11, 2022 08:50 AM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Top five makeup trends for this wedding season

Check out the trending makeup looks for this wedding season and make sure you turn all heads around you.

Actor Hansika Motwani who married recently looks ravishing in fresh dewy makeup look.
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 02:17 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

#Cheeseboard: For a cheesy and cheery Christmas

Picture-perfect with an assortment of subtle yet rich flavours — soak in the Yuletide spirit by creating the perfect cheeseboard at your next house party, this holiday season

Common accoutrements on a cheeseboard include fruits and spreads, crackers or bread, olive oil, honey and pickles.
Updated on Dec 07, 2022 03:05 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Dig in: Desi desserts to beat the chill

Can meetha keep you warm in winter? Yes, say experts, sharing an array of sweet delights for you to indulge in

Fada Lapsi, a traditional Gujarati sweet made from broken wheat grain and sugar or jaggery.
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 03:19 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

#SleepTourism: A vacay to catch your forty winks!

A branch of wellness tourism and a product of the pandemic, sleep tourism is finding its way into India with many working professionals opting to go on vacation to reset their sleep schedules

Many sleep-focused properties are popping up to fulfill the demand of sleep tourism. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 01:10 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Hop on a culinary journey, one dish at a time

Tasting menus are the new culinary offering gaining popularity as chefs take a chance to showcase their expertise

A glimpse of tasting menu from House of Ming. In CTM everything is decided by the chef, who crafts a menu according to his preferences.
Updated on Oct 17, 2022 10:12 AM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Celebrating culinary diversity of India

HT City brings to you a special video series titled Festive Gems of India. Vibrant, diverse and delectable, festive meals in our country are a testament to the grandeur of our heritage and rich food culture.

The 30-part series is an attempt to take you on an exciting journey to explore India’s vibrant regional cuisines.
Updated on Oct 14, 2022 03:59 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg

#InternationalCoffeeDay: Jazz up your love for java!

This International Coffee Day, add a splash of fruit juice, or a hint of spices to your regular brew, and take it up a notch.

Making coffee mocktails is pretty simple, according to coffee experts. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 04:52 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

#Butterboards: Indulge in a Butterlicious affair

Name a more iconic duo than butter and bread

The internet is awash with new takes on what can go atop the softened, artfully spread butter on a butter board.
Published on Oct 03, 2022 01:30 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Festive feasting: The sattvik route

The quintessential Navratri food has a lot more to it than just potatoes and buckwheat fritters. Indulge in a bit of extravagance by giving your meals a modern tadka

Millet Kheer, a perfect amalgamation of nutrition and flavours
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:48 AM IST
ByRuchika Garg

Travel to experience the fervour of festive splendour

With Navratri fast approaching, plan a getaway to witness the triumph of good over evil interspersed with cultural nuances

Procession in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh (Photo: Aqil Khan/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 12:29 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Oktoberfest: Cheers to food, fun and festivities!

With Oktoberfest making a grand comeback after two years, we decode its ever-rising popularity and the flavours it entails

Oktoberfest is back with a bang! The iconic beer festival, celebrated worldwide, has begun in Munich and the rest of the world.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 11:24 AM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Bean to bar: A conscious food choice

Indian chocolate and coffee makers are embracing the concept of mindfully sourcing beans to meet the shifting demands of consumers

Cocoa mass truffle balls from Toska chocolates.
Published on Aug 22, 2022 03:52 PM IST

Add a dash of sweetness to your Raksha Bandhan celebrations

Prepare recipes like chocolate pops, panna cota and much more, following the tips shared by culinary experts.

Barfi Chocolate Pops is a must try fusion recipe
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 02:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Khavanu, Pivanu, Majja Ni Life!

From Patrani Machhi to Lagan Nu Custard, Parsi cuisine offers a magnificent amalgamation of sweet, sour and spicy flavours. Ahead of the Parsi New Year, we take a look at some popular dishes

Patrani Machhi (fish parcels) are extremely popular Parsi dish.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 11:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Cheers! here is your pint of beerology

Ahead of International Beer Day, we explore variants and flavours of the beverage, served with a side of trivia.

Hold your glass at a 45-degree angle from the beer while pouring it. (Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 01, 2022 07:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Snack attack! treats for tastebuds

From samosa and chaat to fusion creations, snacks come in different shapes, but there’s something for every palate

Samosa, originally from persia is a popular snack in India (Photo: iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 02:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

For a food-filled Eid-Al-Adha celebration

From kebabs to kaleji and mutton biryani to mutton chops, Eid-al-adha is all about relishing the delicious traditional recipes.

Biryani is must during the three-day long celebration of Eid-al-adha
Published on Jul 11, 2022 02:02 PM IST

For the love of chocolates

Ahead of World Chocolate Day, on July 7, rediscover the goodness of the versatile cocoa product, its modern-day variations and different accompaniments

Frozen campfire chocolate at Colocal, Delhi
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 01:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pitter-patter and platter: Monsoon menu

To make the most of your rainy evenings, chefs share some quick, easy and lip-smacking recipes that can be prepared at home.

Bread Pakoda is a must snack during monsoon. Check out its recipe.
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 10:42 AM IST

All you need to know about face blindness

Prosopagnosia, the disorder that actors Shenaz Treasury and Brad Pitt share, leads to an inability to recognise people’s faces

rosopagnosia comes from the Greek words prosopon, which means face, and agnosia, meaning ignorance. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 10:18 AM IST

How therapists keep their mental health in check

From depression, failing marriages, parenting to unhealed trauma, a therapist has to deal with all kinds of cases and here’s how they keep themselves detached

It’s important for our community to focus on our health and consider therapy, says a mental health expert (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 04:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘You don’t need anyone’s validation in this world, just be yourself’

On World Vitiligo Day, today, we speak to Digital content creator Aastha Shah who shares her journey of struggle with Vitiligo and acceptance.

Over the years, Aastha Shah realised that focusing on yourself and ignoring other people’s opinions is the key to growth.
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 07:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Decoding Vitiligo: Acceptance is the key

On World Vitiligo Day, today, experts shed some light on the skin condition and shatter some myths surrounding it

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease that occurs due to the lack of a pigment called melanin (Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 07:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dads breaking stereotypes, one rule at a time

From being the biggest cheerleader for his gay son to learning to cook for his pregnant daughter, these dads are redefining relationships. On International Father’s Day, we bring you their stories

Sushant Divgikr with this father Pradeep Divgikar
Published on Jun 19, 2022 01:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

#Vedicliving: Returning to the roots

As holistic well-being took centre stage amid Covid-19, the ancient Indian philosophy witnessed a revival

The global Ayurvedic market size was valued at $6.50 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $21.12 billion by 2028. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 11, 2022 12:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Liposuction: is it really worth the risk?

The tragic death of a Kannada actor has brought the popular fat-loss procedure under scanner. We speak to experts to know more about the surgery

There are two types of liposuction procedures — of less than five litres and more than five litres — and the former is considered safer. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 02, 2022 06:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Fantasy desserts: Beauty with brains

Molecular gastronomy geniuses, such as Heston Blumenthal, are known for adding magical touches to their dishes, including desserts

Nature, a dessert at House of Ming, Taj Mahal is made with candy floss and chocolate.
Updated on Jun 13, 2022 07:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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