Listicle: 10 gadgets we can’t wait to get our hands on this year

Updated on May 27, 2023 03:49 AM IST

These 10 gadgets, apps and appliances have not released yet, but will soon. Add them to your cart soon

L’Oreal’s Brow Magic has a face scanning app that offers a range of brow shapes and essentially prints a non-permanent brow tattoo on your face in one smooth swipe.
ByUrvee Modwel

Get to know...Chaitnya Sharma

Rapper and actor @_slowcheeta talks about his favorite songs, app, food, and memories. He wishes he could fly and wants to travel back and meet his lost friend.

Chaitanya says the worst thing about fame is that you judge yourself based on what people think of you. Styling: Pooja Sethi; Make up: Hritika Tolani; Hair: Karim Shaikh; Outfit: Line Tribe. (Sheldon Santos)
Updated on May 27, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The power and the glory

How the Vida V1 Pro, India’s home-grown electric scooter, set a new Guinness World Record, powered by batteries and grit

The Vida V1 is India’s first e-scooter that has removable batteries you can swap for fully charged ones in seconds.
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:47 AM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Swim against the stereotypes

Mindy Kaling and Martha Stewart rocked swimsuits recently. Both remain stuck pandering to age-old standards expected of women

Actor and writer Mindy Kaling, known for her curves, lost weight to model swimsuits, looking almost unrecognisable. But it didn’t come off as inspirational. (Instagram/@andieswim)
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:46 AM IST
BySeema Goswami

Rude Health by Vir Sanghvi: Why sweeteners aren’t all made equal

The WHO has advised against using non-sugar sweeteners. But it has created more confusion in the process. Let’s sort it out

Sugar causes weight gain, so people use sweeteners to reduce their dependence on it. Therefore, they avoid the weight gain that would have been caused by sugar. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:44 AM IST

Happy feet: Follow Ruhee Dosani’s quickstep to Instagram fame

Self-taught dancer Ruhee Dosani has 2.3 millions fans on Instagram while also working a job in IT. So, which one is the job and which one is the side hustle?

Dosani, 26, doesn’t even set her Reels to trending music. Instead, the self-taught dancer performs to old ad jingles (“Washing powder, Nirma”, “Badshah Masala”) and grooves to classic Navratri songs.
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:42 AM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

Move over, gymkhanas. These clubs are the new clique bait

Leave gymkhanas to grandpa. Modern members-only clubs offer updated frills, new networks and the same coveted exclusivity

When it opened in 2018, the rooftop pool at Soho House, Mumbai became a hotspot for young creatives to meet, mingle and assure themselves that they’d made it.
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:39 AM IST
ByNoor Anand Chawla

Are you having an affair? Styling tips for the dinner table

Take dinner-party hosting up a few notches with tricks that will impress the boss, the buddies and the snootiest cousins

Table stylist Ami Kothari recommends adding a personal touch to the table setting. Print memories, personal quirks and old pet names on placemats.
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:38 AM IST
ByAnushree Chatterjee

Pick a side: Don’t let everyday choices make up your identity

Binary divisions have the power to define us. But they can also allow us to open up, move past petty choices and live together better

Are you a dog person or cat person? How about being an animal person instead. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:36 AM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

The Brunch round-up: The week and how it made us feel

We’re impressed by Kim Kardashian, cheering The Bachelor’s season for seniors and weddings in space, but not the new FIFA 2026 logo

Kim Kardashian teamed up with the non-profit REFORM Alliance, to help more than 50 mothers on probation or parole in the US pay off their legal fines and fees.
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:34 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Listicle: 10 food accounts to take you from hangry to happy

Linda Nicholson (@saltyseattle): Nicholson shapes, cuts, bends, folds and colours her pasta to make everything from pandas to pencils, and mushrooms to slices of lemon

Linda Nicholson (@saltyseattle):Nicholson shapes, cuts, folds and colours her pasta to make everything from pandas to pencils, and mushrooms to lemon slices.
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:14 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Get to know... Amit Sial

Filmmaker waiting for release of Tikdam, listens to Otis Taylor, Rage Against the Machine, Qala, orders ill-fitted jacket online, recommends India as travel destination.

Actor Amit Sial; Styling by Pyu Mishra; Outfit by Jubinav Chadha; Make-up by Amby Upadhyay; Hair by Arbaz Shaikh (Denzil Christian)
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:14 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Spoilers Ahead by Rajeev Masand: With stars in our eyes

Meeting your childhood idols doesn’t have to be a bad thing; you should tell them how much they mean to you

In the early ’90s, Rajeev Masand was a proud Rishi Kapoor fan. “When I met him, he was brash, opinionated, and – believe it or not – charming,” he writes.
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:11 PM IST
ByRajeev Masand

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Get vocal for local

Many people who travel abroad take in the sights, buy souvenirs, but stop short of trying the food. It’s a waste and a shame

When British chef Heston Blumenthal visited Delhi recently, he went to Bukhara just to eat the naan, dal and kebabs that the restaurant is known for. (Instagram/@spectatorseemA)
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:10 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

Empire state of mind: Indian food and drink takes over NYC

In New York City, Indian food is making its mark as a cuisine that is modernised and contemporary, yet stays true to its roots

The Taj group took over the lease of The Pierre, one of New York’s grand hotels, and it now makes money for them -- something it hasn’t done for any hotel group in decades.
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:09 PM IST

More torque, more action: How Indian off-roading is changing gear

Off-roading is an expensive bumpy ride. But these IRL obstacle courses are becoming popular stress busters for car and bike owners

The Rainforest Challenge organised during Goa’s monsoon, is the official India chapter of one of the toughest motorsport events in the world.
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:05 PM IST
ByNoor Anand Chawla

Dead giveaway: Why you should make your will (even if you’re broke)

Your will may be the most important document you’ll ever write. Two lawyers offer tips on how to do it right

In Knives Out (2019), Ana de Armas plays Marta, a dedicated nurse and caregiver to a famous author. He dies, leaving her his fortune in a will he makes in his last days. It’s what steers the plot, and the morals of his rich family.
Updated on May 20, 2023 11:00 AM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Temper your tantrum: Can rage rooms help you let off steam?

Rage rooms are a roaring success. But are they making anger management issues better or worse? We examine the issue calmly

Studies indicate that physical violence can be cathartic. But the stress release is short-lived. The dopamine rush could build up to an addiction. Or make you angrier. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:01 PM IST
ByTanisha Saxena

The Brunch round-up: The week and how it made us feel

This week, we’re Loving Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo, celebrating Towel Day, following IRL Succession and getting amused by warning signs

Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo (Disney+ Hotstar) has a fiery league of bahus and widows, led by Dimple Kapadia.
Updated on May 19, 2023 07:52 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

HT Brunch poetry special: Haikus, ghazals, free verse and more

We got India’s most exciting young poets to compose original poems especially for HT Brunch. See how they put their own poetic spins on the idea of New Beginnings.

Poems record history, spark revolution, tear you apart and put you back together. For this issue of Brunch, we asked poets (clockwise from left) Akhil Katyal, Akhila Mohan CG, Virat Nehru and Janice Pariat to compose work about new beginnings.
Updated on May 19, 2023 07:11 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Can we lesson the load? Here’s what schools should be teaching us

Why is school so bad at equipping us for adult life? Experts pick the subjects that need to be in classrooms of the future

Schools still limit mental health to a yoga class and tell students that God created babies (as in Derry Girls, 2018-2022), instead of offering proper sex ed. (@netflix)
Published on May 12, 2023 11:49 PM IST
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Get to know... Priyasha Bhardwaj

Currently I am: Celebrating the release of Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo on Disney+ Hotstar

Priyasha says the high point in life was when she met Sushmita Sen on the sets of Aarya, in which Priyasha plays her sister.
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:33 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

10 on-screen Mama Bears to honour on Mother’s Day. Is your fav in here?

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Here are some of the fiercest on-screen moms we’ve seen in recent years

Evelyn Wang in Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:32 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

A sporting chance: Audi’s speedy new offering

The Audi Q3 Sportback is the first ever coupe design with SUV functionality, but is this something we need?

The Q3 Sportback has style, and comes in an exclusive shade of blue, but the sharply sloping roof ends up eating into a fair bit of headroom.
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Britain’s royal family and the King of good times

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla was a spectacle to behold, with multicultural representation and a blended family on the balcony.

The star of the Coronation was undoubtedly the Lord President of the Privy Council, Penny Mordaunt, who was tasked with carrying a heavy sword at different angles. (Twitter/@pennymordaunt)
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:16 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

Rude Food: What’s the secret sauce for being a great TV chef?

Beloved chefs are cooking up TV shows in new formats. It’s a pity that so few manage to serve up the perfect dish

MasterChef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo died on April 30, aged 46. The outpouring of grief that followed showed how he had won hearts everywhere.
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:14 PM IST

I want people to say, ‘She’s from Bollywood, she can do anything’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is all guns blazing in the new show, Citadel. From FBI agent in Quantico to international spy, it’s been a swift, slick rise

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is at the centre of the action thriller, Citadel, which cost $300 million to make. She stars alongside Richard Madden.
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:11 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

The new rules of power dressing: Does your wardrobe match up?

Forget the shoulder pads, even sharp suits are softening up. See how power dressing is changing across workplaces

Tasheen Rahimtoola pairs a statement skirt and heels with a crisp blouse for a feminine look that also reflects a strong personality.
Updated on May 12, 2023 09:48 PM IST
ByNasrin Modak Siddiqi

Logging out of love: When you’re being dumped and you don’t even know it

Relationships can experience a subtle breakup, where one person gradually loses interest and emotional investment. Counselling psychologists offer advice on how to cope, including looking for red flags, introspecting, examining the connection and righting the balance. Any intervention must be initiated gently and a breakup should be treated as a loss, with the idea of grieving and mourning.

In Begin Again (below), Keira Knightley figures out her partner’s infidelity through a song he writes.
Updated on May 12, 2023 09:45 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

The Brunch round-up: The week and how it made us feel

We are crushing on word nerds, annoyed at audiences, unsure about Queen Charlotte and celebrating the auction of Louise Bourgeois’s gigantic Spider sculpture

Vir Das recently had to put up an Instagram story, informing audiences that their phones will be sealed during his show. It’a something that should be common courtesy.
Updated on May 12, 2023 09:32 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team
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