Shruti Dargan

Shruti Dargan writes on art and music, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City

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International Day of Happiness: Reliving memories, childhood

On International Day of Happiness (March 20), meet these spirited people living in an old age home who spent a day with us unwinding, sharing wisdom and loads of laughter.
(Manoj Verma/HT photo)
(Manoj Verma/HT photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 03:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShara Prayag and Shruti Dargan, New Delhi

Try these floral packs and scrubs for skin that’s fresh as a flower

Enjoy the rich skin benefits of blossoms by using wonder packs and scrubs that you can prepare right at home.
Rose water is a go-to beauty ingredient for many as a toner and a mainstay in face packs.(iStock)
Rose water is a go-to beauty ingredient for many as a toner and a mainstay in face packs.(iStock)
Published on Mar 15, 2019 04:09 PM IST
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No Smoking Day: Give it up for the quitters!

On No Smoking Day (March 13), here are inspirational stories of proud cigarette quitters.
It’s never too late to quit. If you smoke and are reading this then right now is the time to quit.(iStock)
It’s never too late to quit. If you smoke and are reading this then right now is the time to quit.(iStock)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 03:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAbhinav Verma, Prerna Gauba and Shruti Dargan, New Delhi

What the flake! Let’s get to the root of dandruff to tackle it

Has a flaky scalp become a permanent woe for you? Experts get you to the root of the problem and help tackle it.
A flaky, itchy condition could be both due to a dry or an oily scalp.(Shutterstock)
A flaky, itchy condition could be both due to a dry or an oily scalp.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By, New Delhi

Guava goes gourmet: Let’s cook up a storm with the fragrant fruit

Love to bite into fresh, juicy guavas? From fish fillet to glazed chicken and even sewain, there’s lots you can cook using guavas.
Guava is a fibrous fruit when young. it can be an excellent ingredient to substitute meats and create varied dishes.(iStock)
Guava is a fibrous fruit when young. it can be an excellent ingredient to substitute meats and create varied dishes.(iStock)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 05:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Bollywood homes: Live it up like Katrina, Sidharth and Jacqueline

Want your humble abode to have that celeb vibe? Here’s decor inspiration straight from the homes of Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Here’s decor inspiration straight from the homes of Bollywood stars.(Instagram/gaurikhan)
Here’s decor inspiration straight from the homes of Bollywood stars.(Instagram/gaurikhan)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 12:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By, New Delhi

Valentine’s Day special: Get date ready like Kareena, Deepika and Priyanka

As you start prepping for your big Valentine’s Day date, here’s inspiration galore from Bollywood, for flawless makeup and gorgeous hair.
We’ve shortlisted some recent celeb looks — the likes of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, among many others — for you to imitate or take inspiration from, and dazzle your date like a true-blue diva.
We’ve shortlisted some recent celeb looks — the likes of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, among many others — for you to imitate or take inspiration from, and dazzle your date like a true-blue diva.
Published on Feb 13, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Nail health and care 101: Perfection at your fingertips

From whether buffing nails and cutting cuticles is a good idea or not, to how to give them lasting nourishment, here’s all you need to know.
If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse nail damage, then you’re only partly right.(iStock)
If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse nail damage, then you’re only partly right.(iStock)
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra opt for pop pantsuits

The likes of Bollywood actors Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Janhvi Kapoor have been spotted wearing trouser suits in vibrant hues.
Sonam Kapoor during her recent appearance at the IWC Schaffhausen at SIHH 2019 in Switzerland.(Instagram/sonamkapoor)
Sonam Kapoor during her recent appearance at the IWC Schaffhausen at SIHH 2019 in Switzerland.(Instagram/sonamkapoor)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 05:24 PM IST
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Makeup forecast: 2019 has a beauty plan ready for you!

Ladies, rise and sparkle! This year, it’s all about nailing the no-makeup makeup look, faux long lashes and glitter galore.
With a new year, enter new trends and some continuing ones that are on their way to becoming bigger and better.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)
With a new year, enter new trends and some continuing ones that are on their way to becoming bigger and better.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 07:20 PM IST
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Here’s how Bollywood’s boot brigade is putting their best foot forward

Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut and Parineeti Chopra — whose winter boots do you fancy the most?
Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and Parineeti Chopra, among others, were spotted out and about.(Yogen Shah)
Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and Parineeti Chopra, among others, were spotted out and about.(Yogen Shah)
Published on Jan 08, 2019 03:59 PM IST
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Got a nasty hangover after a night out in town? Here’s how to fix it

So, you took the party-till-you-drop mantra too seriously last night, huh? And now you have a throbbing headache and nauseating feeling that’s getting the better of you? Well, no need to regret the New Year’s Eve fun because of a hangover.
From ‘how do I stop my head from spinning?’ to ‘will food worsen the nausea?’, we answer all your questions.(Unsplash)
From ‘how do I stop my head from spinning?’ to ‘will food worsen the nausea?’, we answer all your questions.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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New Year’s Eve hangover: Follow this morning-after routine

From ‘how do I stop my head from spinning?’ to ‘will food worsen the nausea?’, we answerall your post-hangover questions.
People think that skipping breakfast will help them get better, but in reality, a high- protein and carbs diet is what the body needs.(iStock)
People think that skipping breakfast will help them get better, but in reality, a high- protein and carbs diet is what the body needs.(iStock)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 04:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Instagram is proof that Disha, Jacqueline, Sanya, Adah and Nora have happy feet

The likes of Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Disha Patani, Sanya Malhotra, Adah Sharma and Nora Fatehi have been posting their dance routines on Instagram.
In Instagram videos, Jacqueline Fernandez is seen matching steps with her choreographer on the Punjabi track, Lamberghini, Disha’s is a hip-hop sequence on Nicki Minaj’s song Fefe, and one of Sanya’s videos is a choregraphy on the song, Dilbar.
In Instagram videos, Jacqueline Fernandez is seen matching steps with her choreographer on the Punjabi track, Lamberghini, Disha’s is a hip-hop sequence on Nicki Minaj’s song Fefe, and one of Sanya’s videos is a choregraphy on the song, Dilbar.
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Ho! Ho! Home! It’s all about Christmas cheer

Let the festive spirit in your heart spread warmth in your humble abode, too. Here are simple DIY ideas to get you going.
Make your house picture-perfect before that party you’re planning.(iStock)
Make your house picture-perfect before that party you’re planning.(iStock)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 07:15 PM IST
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Yogi R Sharath Jois on balanced life, the ashtanga yoga way

Yoga guru R Sharath Jois gets talking about ashtanga, a breath-based practice with yoga postures.
Ashtanga, as a practice, has travelled across the world over the years.(iStock)
Ashtanga, as a practice, has travelled across the world over the years.(iStock)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow’s yoga guru on how ashtanga yoga can help you live a balanced life

Over the years, yoga has branched out into myriad forms such as aerial yoga, hot yoga, vinyasa etc. Touted as the toughest is ashtanga yoga, which R Sharath Jois is a renowned expert in, with over 28 years of teaching experience behind him.
Ashtanga gets its name from the patanjali yoga sutras; eight limbs of yoga — yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dyana and samadhi. (Unsplash)
Ashtanga gets its name from the patanjali yoga sutras; eight limbs of yoga — yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dyana and samadhi. (Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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Rocking lime green like a style queen, this wedding season

A pop stunner, this colour will make you a head-turner at functions. Here’s how to ace it.
Sara Ali Khan stars in Kedarnath alongside Sushant Singh Rajput.(Yogen Shah)
Sara Ali Khan stars in Kedarnath alongside Sushant Singh Rajput.(Yogen Shah)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 07:38 PM IST
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Priyanka, Deepika... Anushka: Bollywood inspo for your Mehndi-Laga-Ke-Rakhna moment

Brides-to-be, take your pick! There’s mehndi outfit inspiration for everyone here.
Priyanka Chopra is the latest Bollywood bride on the block.
Priyanka Chopra is the latest Bollywood bride on the block.
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 07:09 PM IST
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Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma show how to layer stylishly in winter

Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadha and Kanika Kapoor ’s off-duty look at the airport was on point. Learn how to layer for fall like a pro from these stylish ladies.
Mixing up textures is the key to smart layering. (Yogen Shah)
Mixing up textures is the key to smart layering. (Yogen Shah)
Published on Nov 20, 2018 11:08 AM IST
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Brighten your home with metallic decor

A house done up in gilded hues exudes warmth and spells regal and festive through the year.
The beauty of gold lies in the fact that it works with almost any colour combination.
The beauty of gold lies in the fact that it works with almost any colour combination.
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 04:53 PM IST
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What’s #MeToo bill for Bollywood?

What does the #MeToo movement mean for the high-stakes film industry, where each day’s delay means financial losses for producers and film crews?
Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 might have its release date impacted by #MeToo.
Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 might have its release date impacted by #MeToo.
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 08:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Divyanka Tripathi to Jacqueline Fernandez, celebs are doing the Dame Tu Cosita dance! Have you?

From actor Jacqueline Fernandez and cricketer Rohit Sharma to comedians Mallika Dua and Bhuvan Bam — celebs are taking the Dame Tu Cosita challenge that’s going viral ­on social media.
Jacqueline Fernandez and her friend, makeup artist Shaan Muttathil, break into the Dame Tu Cosita moves.
Jacqueline Fernandez and her friend, makeup artist Shaan Muttathil, break into the Dame Tu Cosita moves.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Book review: The Haunted Library: Classic Ghost Stories, selected by Tanya Kirk

The Haunted Library: Classic Ghost Stories includes tales from the golden age of the genre in the early twentieth century.
It includes works of famed writers MR James and Elizabeth Bowen, among others.
It includes works of famed writers MR James and Elizabeth Bowen, among others.
Published on Nov 11, 2017 07:49 PM IST
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Book review: Achu Kurian’s Cakes, Desserts, and more is about recipes, tips and more

The cookbook — Cakes, Desserts, and more — by Achu Kurian is a treasure trove waiting to be explored by baking enthusiasts.
In her book, Achu Kurian shares recipes of over 30 cakes.
In her book, Achu Kurian shares recipes of over 30 cakes.
Updated on May 30, 2017 05:44 PM IST
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Saif Siddiqui’s anti-flash scarf is the answer to celebs’ privacy woes

Meet Saif Siddiqui, the creator of the anti-flash ISHU scarf that allows the wearer to disrupt flash photography. His aim: To bring privacy back!
Meet Saif Siddiqui, the creator of the anti-flash ISHU scarf that allows the wearer to disrupt flash photography. His aim: to bring privacy back!
Meet Saif Siddiqui, the creator of the anti-flash ISHU scarf that allows the wearer to disrupt flash photography. His aim: to bring privacy back!
Updated on Jun 23, 2016 08:30 AM IST
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DJ Snake? No, he wants to be called DJ butter chicken

A day after the Paris terror attacks, French DJ, rapper and producer, DJ Snake, who was performing in Gurgaon, didn’t seem too keen to talk about what happened in his city. We were told to steer clear of questions about the incident as he has been ‘very disturbed’ about it.
DJ Snake is known for his tracks like Lean On, Get Low, Turn Down For What and You Know You Like It.(djsnake.fr/Facebook)
DJ Snake is known for his tracks like Lean On, Get Low, Turn Down For What and You Know You Like It.(djsnake.fr/Facebook)
Updated on Nov 16, 2015 06:16 PM IST
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Soon-to-be-married couples forced to postpone wedding to January 2016

Engaged to be married, couples have to postpone wedding till January next year, thanks to a once-in-thirteen-years inauspicious planetary occurrence.
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Updated on May 30, 2015 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnjuri Nayar Singh and Shruti Dargan, New Delhi

A skirt and a shirt: The perfect fashion pairing for that boho vibe

It’s time you tried this Indo-western look; take inspiration from these Bollywood divas.
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Updated on May 01, 2015 02:08 PM IST
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Sexy LBD with cool sneakers? Formals with funky sneakers? Yes please

Whoever told you that a blazer should only be worn with brogues, and a sexy dress with sky-high heels, is wrong!
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Updated on Apr 29, 2015 02:44 PM IST
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