Samreen Tungekar

Samreen Tungekar

Samreen Tungekar is a content producer with HT Brunch. She writes on fashion, lifestyle and all things that come with a hashtag.

Articles by Samreen Tungekar
Ranveer Brar admits to eating weird things like alligator meat, crickets and cockroaches. (Styling: Arnesh Ghosh; Kurta, Posto by Arnesh Ghosh; jacket, ETA by Westside; trousers, Zara; shoes, Ferragamo)(Photo: Rohit Gupta)
Ranveer Brar admits to eating weird things like alligator meat, crickets and cockroaches. (Styling: Arnesh Ghosh; Kurta, Posto by Arnesh Ghosh; jacket, ETA by Westside; trousers, Zara; shoes, Ferragamo)(Photo: Rohit Gupta)

Personal Agenda with Ranveer Brar: One myth I’d like to bust? That a chef’s spouse always gets good food!

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 07:59 PM IST
But the chef also reveals that the most romantic thing he has done for his wife was to cook her a 17-course meal
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If not a model then Lakshmi would have been a pilot in the Indian Air Force. (Location courtesy: Roseate House New Delhi; Styling and outfit: Shivan & Narresh; Make-up and hair: Sunil Gautam ; Art direction: Samreen Tungekar)(Photo: Rohit Chawla)
If not a model then Lakshmi would have been a pilot in the Indian Air Force. (Location courtesy: Roseate House New Delhi; Styling and outfit: Shivan & Narresh; Make-up and hair: Sunil Gautam ; Art direction: Samreen Tungekar)(Photo: Rohit Chawla)

Personal Agenda with Lakshmi Rana: “The funniest thing I’ve overheard during fashion week… ‘Do you get to keep the clothes?’”

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:10 PM IST
The supermodel talks about the relevance of fashion weeks but would prefer if there’s just one India Fashion Week
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To footballer Robin Singh, the feeling of representing India internationally is indescribable(Alan Vinod)
To footballer Robin Singh, the feeling of representing India internationally is indescribable(Alan Vinod)

Personal Agenda with Robin Singh: A myth about Indian footballers is that we aren’t physically fit enough

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 10:10 PM IST
The Hyderabad FC forward also reveals what made him choose football over cricket
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For designer Tarun Tahiliani, a perfect Sunday is more silent...with minimal interaction with anybody other than family(Priyanka Parashar)
For designer Tarun Tahiliani, a perfect Sunday is more silent...with minimal interaction with anybody other than family(Priyanka Parashar)

Personal Agenda with Tarun Tahiliani: “I want Irrfan to play me on screen...but he can’t borrow my clothes!”

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Plus, the ace fashion designer gives his take on fashion weeks, celebrity showstoppers, and also Diet Sabya
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Pulkit Samrat considers himself lucky to have found mentors in Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar(Waseem Gashroo)
Pulkit Samrat considers himself lucky to have found mentors in Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar(Waseem Gashroo)

Personal Agenda with Pulkit Samrat: “If I woke up as a woman, I would date Brad Pitt!”

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:52 PM IST
The Fukrey actor also talks about old-school romance, Salma Hayek and that one thing he can’t resist
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Samantha’s love of fantasy books began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Hearing about J.K. Rowling made her want to be a published author
Samantha’s love of fantasy books began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Hearing about J.K. Rowling made her want to be a published author

“My aim has always been to be the first Samantha Shannon, not the next anyone else”: The author on feminism, female leads and more...

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Author Samantha Shannon’s books create a world in which women are never damsels in distress, and old and boring tropes are being pushed back
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Three of India’s biggest fashion editors pick out looks and answer the question: what makes September the showstopper in the timeline of high fashion? (Location courtesy: Roseate House New Delhi; Styling: Shamali Singh; Make-up and hair: Leeview Biswas; models: (from left) Tanisha, Yenifer (Anokhi Talents) and Rakshita (Blunt Creatives)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Hari Nair)
Three of India’s biggest fashion editors pick out looks and answer the question: what makes September the showstopper in the timeline of high fashion? (Location courtesy: Roseate House New Delhi; Styling: Shamali Singh; Make-up and hair: Leeview Biswas; models: (from left) Tanisha, Yenifer (Anokhi Talents) and Rakshita (Blunt Creatives)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Hari Nair)

HT Brunch Cover Story: India’s biggest fashion editors write exclusive editorials to explain the ‘September issue’

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:44 PM IST
What makes September the most special month in the fashion calendar? To answer this question, we get three of India’s best-known editors to explain, elaborate and celebrate the September issue.
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Five books to add to your bookshelf
Five books to add to your bookshelf

Brunch Book Challenge: Five books that writers are reading this month

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 11:14 PM IST
From Toni Morrison’s compelling essays on race to rediscovering Thomas Harris’ book without Hannibal, authors share the one read they’ll devour this month
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Ananya may be one film old, but the social media debate on nepotism has not spared her at all (Styling by Rashi Morbia Kumar, hair and make-up by Stacy Gomes; location courtesy: Invincible Boudoir & Jardin, Mumbai; Styling assistant: Namrata Harisinghani; Outfit, Only; shoes, Melissa)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Subi Samuel)
Ananya may be one film old, but the social media debate on nepotism has not spared her at all (Styling by Rashi Morbia Kumar, hair and make-up by Stacy Gomes; location courtesy: Invincible Boudoir & Jardin, Mumbai; Styling assistant: Namrata Harisinghani; Outfit, Only; shoes, Melissa)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Subi Samuel)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Ananya Panday’s 60 rules of social media

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:20 AM IST
Millennials take their smartphones so, so seriously that we had to ask Bollywood’s newest It Girl, to list out the best practices!
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Sanjay Garg’s favourite cuisine is Marwari food with plenty of hing(Photo exclusively shot for HT Brunch by Shovan Gandhi)
Sanjay Garg’s favourite cuisine is Marwari food with plenty of hing(Photo exclusively shot for HT Brunch by Shovan Gandhi)

Personal Agenda with Sanjay Garg: “One myth that annoys me is the idea that everything handloom is beautiful”

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Plus, the ace designer gives his take on the relevance of fashion weeks
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Vicky Kaushal has grown up in the suburb of Lokhandwala in Mumbai (Styling: Amandeep Kaur; styling assistants: Ria Rawlani & Mahek Sanghvi; make-up: Anil Ashok Sable; hair: Suaib (Hakim’s Aalim); joggers, Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva; striped knit, Selected; sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Prabhat Shetty)
Vicky Kaushal has grown up in the suburb of Lokhandwala in Mumbai (Styling: Amandeep Kaur; styling assistants: Ria Rawlani & Mahek Sanghvi; make-up: Anil Ashok Sable; hair: Suaib (Hakim’s Aalim); joggers, Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva; striped knit, Selected; sneakers, Onitsuka Tiger)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Prabhat Shetty)

Vicky Kaushal is transitioning from the boy next door to Bollywood superstar, but remains as grounded as ever

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 11:57 AM IST
By being refreshingly real and as down to earth as one can be, actor Vicky Kaushal is redefining the rules of being a superstar
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A list of shows to ease your stress at the end of a long day
A list of shows to ease your stress at the end of a long day

ReadersPick: 10 shows to unwind at the end of a day

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 09:04 PM IST
HT Brunch readers reveal their late-night stress busters
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These documentaries are a must-add to your watchlist
These documentaries are a must-add to your watchlist

CelebsPick: Five documentaries to add to your watchlist

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times Brunch
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Filmmakers pick narratives they’d watch again, and why you should too!
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Five books to perk you up this season
Five books to perk you up this season

Monsoon Reading: Five authors recommend good vibe reads for the rains

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 10:54 PM IST
Feeling grey? Check out these books to chase away the monsoon blues
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Three single fathers open up about their parenting journey and fatherhood
Three single fathers open up about their parenting journey and fatherhood

Coming home to daddy: Meet three single fathers who are challenging stereotypes and choosing the daddy life

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Their unique situations have made them assume the roles of guide, guardian and givers of unconditional parental love, and thereby change the face of modern parenting
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Five shows to watch for glam and great clothes
Five shows to watch for glam and great clothes

Small screen wonders: 5 shows with the best fashion quotient!

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Five fashionistas hand-pick shows with the best styling
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Five Instagram accounts to follow and celebrate Pride Month
Five Instagram accounts to follow and celebrate Pride Month

Pride month: Best LGBTQIA Instagram accounts to follow

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Here are five inspiring Indian accounts that promote love and acceptance
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A quick take on how your da
A quick take on how your da

Your five-point guide to writing a dating app bio

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 07:57 AM IST
‘Sapiosexual, music lover, aficionado’ are passé. Dating app experts give a lowdown on how you can make your dating app profile better!
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A list of independent films compiled by some of our favourite filmmakers !
A list of independent films compiled by some of our favourite filmmakers !

CelebsPick: 5 indie films to watch this summer!

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 07:03 PM IST
Filmmakers recommend their favourite underrated movies that you must not miss
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Five apps to try out if you’re an Insta addict
Five apps to try out if you’re an Insta addict

5 apps for the social media jedi

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 12:56 AM IST
Love Instagramming your escapades? Here are five apps that’ll help up your Insta game in style!
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Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly. Here’s taking a look at such new dating lingo...
Taking its name from the Sandra Bullock film, bird boxing is when someone you’re dating treats you terribly. Here’s taking a look at such new dating lingo...

5 dating terms to update your love vocab

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 10:12 PM IST
Caspering has evolved, flirting is not the same…. Here are five more dating terms you should know!
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Here are eight ways you can don silk and look stylish; Styling by Avneet Chadha; Make-up and hair by Artistry by Anjali Jain; Location courtesy: Jamun; Art direction by Amit Malik(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)
Here are eight ways you can don silk and look stylish; Styling by Avneet Chadha; Make-up and hair by Artistry by Anjali Jain; Location courtesy: Jamun; Art direction by Amit Malik(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)

Fashion focus: 21 reasons why silk is not just for saris

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 04:06 PM IST
Ever thought silk can be worn to work? Here’s what you can do with the smoothest fabric ever!
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A list of five books you should pick up this summer
A list of five books you should pick up this summer

Authors’ pick: Summer reading list 2019!

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Here’s what some of our favourite writers are reading, and what you should too
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Five female literary characters that you should read to know more about
Five female literary characters that you should read to know more about

Five male authors reveal their shero from the books

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 12:21 AM IST
Authors pick their favourite female literary character
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(Clockwise) Sonal Somani, Amena Azeez, Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar, Dimple Mehta, Neelakshi Singh and Shubham Yadav show how style is about confidence, not weight (Location courtesy: Butterfly High, Mumbai; Make-up and hair: Ashu Mois)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivangi Kulkarni)
(Clockwise) Sonal Somani, Amena Azeez, Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar, Dimple Mehta, Neelakshi Singh and Shubham Yadav show how style is about confidence, not weight (Location courtesy: Butterfly High, Mumbai; Make-up and hair: Ashu Mois)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivangi Kulkarni)

The fashion edit: Six plus-sized fashion bloggers show how style is for all!

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Meet the stylish influencers who wear their ‘big’ tag with pride and are making body positivity an accepted reality, one post at a time
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Feminism and its interpretations described by five strong women this Women’s Day
Feminism and its interpretations described by five strong women this Women’s Day

My feminism means... Five women on their definition of the F word

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Five distinct point of views of the much-used word by five strong women of strength
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Stefano Ricci believes customised clothing has a prestige that ‘trending’ fashion doesn’t hold
Stefano Ricci believes customised clothing has a prestige that ‘trending’ fashion doesn’t hold

“The Indian man knows about quality and clothing”: Italian luxury menswear icon Stefano Ricci makes a case for tailoring

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2019 10:39 PM IST
Chalking the line between customised and casual, father-son Stefano and Niccolo Ricci reveal unknown titbits about luxury menswear of today
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Five lookalikes that bring back memories of nostalgia
Five lookalikes that bring back memories of nostalgia

The Anushka Sharma-Julia Michaels resemblance reminds us of these 5 lookalikes

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 12:01 AM IST
While Anushka Sharma and singer Julia Michaels are currently tweeting to each other about their resemblance, here’s a nostalgic look at when likeness between celebrities made the Internet lose its mind!
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Here are some dating terms you should be aware of
Here are some dating terms you should be aware of

The newest form of ghosting and more: Update your dating lingo

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Ghosting is passé…. Here are five dating terms to add to your list!
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Five authors on the one session they are keen to attend at the Jaipur Lit Fest 2019
Five authors on the one session they are keen to attend at the Jaipur Lit Fest 2019

What I’m looking forward to at JLF this year

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 03:13 PM IST
Five authors on what each of them is most excited about at “the lit fest” this year
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