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Hear and now: How sound-engineers make magic with music

Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:12 PM IST

Sound engineers can make or break a gig. The job is thankless. The view, spectacular. Three experts talk about jumping genres and staying in the business

Mumbai’s David James did interships and learnt on the job. Understanding music is important. So is networking.
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Get to know...Arjun Rampal

Actor @Rampal72 on launching Seagram’s Longitude 77, shares what's on his playlist, his secret cravings, and more

What’s on Arjun Rampal’s playlist? Hallelujah, Hello Sunshine and the Scooby Doo theme song.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:19 PM IST

Listicle: 10 things you won’t believe people paid high prices for

Luxury brands selling absurd items at exorbitant prices: Prada's $2,495 tote, Hermes's $126 envelope, Balenciaga's $1,790 trash bag pouch, & more

Prada’s Camouflage Saffiano Tote costs $2,495.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:17 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: It’s a blooming miracle

The birds are singing, the flowers are flowering and this spring season is giving rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal

Spring marks the time for winter feet to undergo the rigours of a pedicure after months spent encased in boots. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:16 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Memory serves Vikas Khanna well

On the menu of Vikas Khanna’s new NYC eatery, Bungalow, is the food from his travels. At its heart is something more precious: An elegy to his sister, Radhika

More than any other chef in India, Vikas Khanna has travelled the country, seeking out ingredients and techniques.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:14 PM IST

My sister’s keeper: Janhvi Kapoor celebrates big-sister energy

What does being an elder sibling mean? For Janhvi Kapoor it’s about being protective, paving the way, being vulnerable. She opens up on life with Khushi Kapoor

“Older siblings just have it way harder,” admits Janhvi Kapoor, 26, older sister to actor Khushi Kapoor, 23.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:07 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

The lazy person’s workout: Put your gym on your screen

Flee zombies, fight a buddy remotely, pedal past dinos or hear about how pros train, while you work up a sweat. Here are some tech hacks for the exercise averse

Online cycling game Zwift lets you ride, train and compete in a virtual world. (Zwift)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:03 PM IST

Man, myth, chef, legend. How Imtiaz Qureshi changed Indian cooking

Legendary chef Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi, who passed away at 93, transformed north Indian cuisine and left a lasting impact on gastronomy and life

Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi started out as a royal chef in Lucknow and standardised north Indian cooking techniques. (HT ARCHIVE, Gautam Anand)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:02 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

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

We’re falling for Japanese shows, falling for a son, thrilled about sexy robots and trying to hold on

Zendaya rocked archival Thierry Mugler (from the 1995-1996 Fall/Winter collection) for the Dune 2 premiere.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 10:16 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Get to know... Naina Avtr

AI from Avtr Meta Labs, host of The nAIna Show podcast, talks about her journey into the digital world, dealing with stereotypes, and her favourite things

Naia Avtr’s favourite bad habit? The AI says it’s late-night snacking.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 04:00 PM IST

Listicle: 10 short reads to add to your list

Life is short. Thankfully, so are these books. These 10 great reads are all under 200 pages. Dive in and breeze through

Film and theatre star Pankaj Kapur’s authorial debut is set in a Lucknow haveli.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:59 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Luxe look and a range of frills

The Range Rover SV isn’t just the best in its segment. It’s like travelling business class without ever leaving the ground

The SV is commanding and offers a pillow-soft ride. It’s the closest thing to a private jet on land.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:58 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Spread those wings and fry

Cultures around the world have perfected their own recipes for fried chicken. It’s high clucking time that India got its own version, and shared the love

Khao Man Gai comes from China; most people now know it as Singapore Chicken Rice. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:55 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Sailing the rough C

Someone else’s disease and misfortune shouldn’t bring out the voyeur in you. Offer support and find ways to be of actual help

When King Charles’s cancer diagnosis hit the news, people began asking intrusive, thoughtless questions. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:57 PM IST

Celebrate kajal! Tips, techniques, memories and more from our fav peeps

India’s love for kajal, soorma and eyeliner won’t budge. Celebrate beauty’s dark side with tips, memories and of course, recommendations. Kohl it a bumper issue

The quest for a darker, lasting, non-smudging, matte, glossy, wing-making, waterproof liner is the stuff of epics. (Shutterstock; Design by Monica Gupta)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 10:08 AM IST

Art for heart’s sake: Museums are where singles are mingling

Date nights at the museum. Singles mixers at galleries. The art world is helping couples make a connection. Is a meet-cute just an exhibition away?

Bonding over art allows for smoother conversations about faith and politics than a dating-app DM does. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:44 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

Total recall: Here’s how to fake a perfect memory

Here are some memory hacks: use the SUAVE technique, say tasks out loud, use reminder apps, use a Mind Palace to remember information and much more

Sherlock Holmes has a literal Mind Palace, a memory technique borrowed from Ancient Greece.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:42 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

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

We’re Hulk smashing with Mark Ruffalo, feeling flush, hitting pause with stinge-watching and having visions

Mark Ruffalo was finally honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month. But for 13 Going On 30.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 10:02 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Get to know... Shoaib Ibrahim

The actor and content creator (@shoaib2087) on doom scrolling and dancing his heart out

What’s Shoaib Ibrahim craving? Rasmalai and dal baati churma.
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:42 PM IST

Listicle: 10 Hindi adaptations that hold their own against the OGs

A Hindi version of the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru is out soon. Here are 10 remakes Bollywood got right

The Hindi version of 24 had Anil Kapoor taking on Kiefer Sutherland’s role.
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:40 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Jaipur is part of the plot

The Jaipur Literature Festival celebrates books, authors, publishing and stories. But there’s music, parties and fun too

Mary Beard, Bonnie Garmus and Peter Frankopan were among the speakers this year. (HT Archives)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:37 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: A crunchy controversy

Papad and poppadom unite India and the UK, but the two are not the same. There’s a potato involved and a legal dispute too

Papad unites India. Gujaratis won’t eat rice without papad to eat with it. Sindhis are known for their papad. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:35 PM IST

Battle of the beige flags: How quirky is your bae, anyway?

Avoid red flags. Chase the green ones. But it’s the beige flags that make a relationship fun. Ayesha Kanga and Rasika Dugal list what these beige flags are

Beige flags point to behaviour that’s totally safe, but quirky, mildly odd. (Ayesha Kanga: Photo by @madeart, Hair by Franco Vallelonga, Make-up by @kin_vanity; Rasika Dugal: Photo by Vaishnav Praveen, Styled by Pranita Shetty, MUA by Anigha Jain, Hair by Simran Shah)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:32 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Don’t swipe, just swoon. Love is going old-school

No hook-ups, no apps, no ghosting, no DMs. Three couples who found love offline share their IRL meet-cute stories

Hannah Grace fell in love with V Edison, her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend, bypassing dating apps.
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:27 PM IST

The perfect rematch: Can Cupid strike again?

Love is short. Forgetting is long. Forgiving is hard. Here’s how to hit refresh and open up to love again

Rani in Queen (2013) set #MovingOn goals.
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:26 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

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

We’re worried about Elmo, awaiting Kelce-Taylor updates, serving new looks, and feeling square

Thousands of responders trauma-dumped their worries on Elmo’s X account last week.
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 10:39 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Neeraj Chopra on India at the Olympics. And life after winning

At 26, Neeraj Chopra has won Olympics gold, set new records and shown us how far a javelin (and an Indian athlete) can go. So, where does he go from here?

Neeraj Chopra was just 24 when his 86.69m javelin throw won him the gold medal – India’s first for athletics – at the Olympics. (Switzerland Tourism)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 04:11 PM IST

Get to know...Sayani Gupta

The actor on her favourite subjects, her secret vices, and more

Sayani Gupta says she’s always craving coffee.
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 04:22 PM IST

Listicle: 10 fits to rock on the red carpet at the Oscars

Celebrities at the Oscars face dress code rules, loopholes, and styling battles. They go to great lengths to look good, with Botox, pills, and Spanx.

Angelina Jolie's 2012 dress was full length but one slit showed off her entire leg.
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 04:41 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Down to a fine Artura

British luxury car manufacturer McLaren has a new, high-performance hybrid supercar that puts function over form

The scissor doors that swing upwards add drama to McLaren’s Artura’s simple design.
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 04:16 PM IST
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