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Get to know... Pratik Sehajpal

Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:09 PM IST

Pratik Sehajpal (@pratiksehajpal) is a fan of Salman Khan, can whistle any song he’s heard, and is unfazed about being famous

Actor Pratik Sehajpal was starstruck when he met Salman Khan on the set of Bigg Boss 15.

Listicle: 10 actors who play the same role on repeat

Some actors did so well in a role, it’s déjà vu with every new character they play. Can these 10 talents break free?

Imran Khan is synonymous with his character Jai from Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008).
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:08 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Drawing Room: Why Natasha Sachdeva loves Anupam Sud’s artworks

Anupam Sud’s works focus on women, their place in the world, and their complex relationships. Nothing is what it seems

Anupam Sud’s 1982 painting, Waking, evokes feelings of discomfort, pain, grief, and vulnerability
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:08 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: There’s lots to unpack here

Movies make travelling light seem effortless. But with a little adjustment, you can learn to let go of stuff you don’t need

In the movie Monte Carlo (2011), the girls had all the right accessories and clothes for their five-day trip
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:07 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Slipping through our fingers

The edible oils market is a mess. Mislabelling is common, as are outright lies about process and provenance. And extra virgin is not the virtue you think it is

Extra virgin olive oil, which is supposed to be healthy, can be low-quality if the brand uses inferior oil. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:07 PM IST

Epic rewind: Music memories from Indus Creed, Parikrama, Advaita & Parvaaz

From cassettes to CDs to streaming, some bands stayed put as the world, and music changed. They recall the time that was, and what it takes to rock on today

Rock band Parikrama completes 33 years this year.
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:06 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Why Taylor Swift’s vinyls won’t change the game for true LP fans

How the turntables! We’re in the midst of a vinyl revival. Sales are spinning, younger artists are selling records. So, why doesn’t it feel like a legit change?

Vinyl’s aren’t cheap. Even on TV, only rich folks such as Suits lawyer Harvey Specter have large collections.
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:05 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Lights, camera, drama: Hacks for capturing Insta-worthy food pics

Food photographers and stylists reveal the tricks they use to ace food photos. From using dough to creating artificial steam and foam, the secrets are out

Food photographer Ashwin Vijayaraghavan says the right crockery can elevate a shot. (INSTAGRAM/@ACE._PHOTOGRAPHY)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:05 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

No animals, please: Why Indian businesses aren’t pet-friendly

Pet-friendly spaces are still hard to find. Why alienate our furry friends when it could be so much better for business?

Across the country, there are still very few private businesses that accept pets. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:02 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

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

This week, we’re forgiving Glen Powell, warming up to Coldplay, feeling the Saltburn, and upvoting anew

Glen Powell shines as a professor posing as a killer in Hit Man.
Published on Jun 13, 2024 10:57 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Get to know... Karsh Kale

Karsh Kale (@KarshKale) is craving butter chicken, hoping for a free Palestine, and tired of red carpets

Musician Karsh Kale loves hearing stories of how his music impacts people.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:34 PM IST

Listicle: 10 animals that landed up in unexpected places on the planet

Camels, penguins, chitals, mongooses, pythons, hippos, raccoon dogs, wallabies, pelicans, and parrots - unique animals thriving in unexpected places

Camels served as colonial exploration assistants in the 19th century in Australia. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:34 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Silk road tripping

Camels, caravans, Chevrolets. Driving down the same road in Uzbekistan 30 years later brings back memories and gives one hope for the future

The Chevrolet Equinox’s eight-way adjustable powered seating is perfect for a road trip.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:33 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Guess who’s coming to dinner

Some guests take their welcome much too seriously, don’t think twice about being disrespectful, and are wholly unbearable. Here’s how to identify them

Some guests love to give backhanded compliments, like the sarcastic stepmother in Fleabag (2016 - 2019).
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:32 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Another caper around Capri

The legendary resort town is relatively unspoiled and glamorous. The food is better than it used to be, if you know how to skip the tourist traps

Zuma, which is distinctively Italian in style and service, has just opened in Capri, Italy.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:32 PM IST

Incoming stitch: How Indian costume designers make history shine on screen

Century-old fabrics, designs sourced from museums, creative hacks to turn back time. How Indian costume designers are making every period detail oh sew fabulous

For Heeramandi, designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula took two years to prepare 300 costumes.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:31 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Unscrambling the data: Why we should care about where our eggs come from

Free-range, natural, organic, cage-free. How good can eggs get, anyway? And why are restaurants obsessed about it?

Egg consumers in India have access to commercially-produced or ethically-produced eggs. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:30 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Narcissist or just confident? Here’s the difference

Insta Reels are out to paint everyone as narcissists. Here’s how to tell regular confidence from dangerous disorder

In The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Miranda Priestly was an exacting boss, but hardly a narcissist.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:29 PM IST

Spark notes: Why the meet-cute is the ultimate test of movie romance

Boy meets girl. It’s awkward but adorable. First contact can make or break a rom-com. Is there a formula for getting it right?

A meet-cute is often awkward but adorable, like the one in Anyone But You (2024).
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:28 PM IST

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

We're wondering what's for Tiffin, looking for our own finance bros, learning languages online, and reflecting on Pride Month

Hero Fiennes Tiffin is set to play Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming series Young Sherlock.
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 08:34 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Tall tales: Cleaned-up biopics are a washout. Give us some drama, please

It’s biopic season. It’s also a good time to test what movies have learnt from true-life stories and from life itself

Timothée Chalamet is set to play singer Bob Dylan in a new biopic.
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:39 PM IST
ht_print | ByUrvee Modwel

Get to know... Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) is humming classical music, thinking about parathe, and fangirling over Jake Gyllenhaal

Sunny Leone loves to eat the classic New York cheesecake.
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:53 PM IST
ht_print | ByUrvee Modwel

Listicle: 10 drone photographers who are out of this world

Drone photography pages are taking Insta to higher ground. Here are 10 of our favourites from around the world

Simeon Pratt’s photos seem intimate despite the scale. (INSTAGRAM/@SIMEONPRATT)
Updated on May 31, 2024 04:43 PM IST
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How to sniff out a scam, even when you’re in the middle of a call

They pose as cops. They ask for OTPs. They lure you with bonuses. They’re so smooth. Here’s a cheat sheet to suss out a scam before it’s too late

If anyone asks you for access to your devices on a call, hang up. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:40 PM IST
ht_print | ByHT Brunch Team

Drawing Room: Why Tehmeena Firdos loves Vivan Sundaram’s installations

Vivan Sundaram’s 12 Bed Ward, is sparse, simple, but haunting. Is this an abandoned hospital, a forgotten dorm, a bombed-out base or something more familiar?

Vivan Sundaram’s 2008 work, Fly, seems eerily familiar to visual artist Tehmeena Firdos. (VIVAN SUNDARAM)
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:52 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: A whole different ball game

The kofta varies in name, taste and texture across continents. It’s time India acknowledged its own contribution to the multiverse of meatballs

There are meatball dishes all over the world, such as the polpette in Italy. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:50 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: In it for the long haul

Travelling gets better as you grow older. But less pressure and more funds bring with them aching bones and low energy. Here’s how to cope

Don’t hesitate to use reward points and get an upgrade, especially on long sectors. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:51 PM IST

These young debut musicians are making themselves heard amid AI tunes

New musicians are facing family pressure, juggling full-time jobs, and battling the rise of AI. They tell us what it’s like to debut in 2024

The band Pink Moss has just recently released the song Xathor.
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:48 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Why customers lash out over book releases and dinner reservations

Money won’t conjure up a handbag that’s out of stock. Angry calls will not get you off a waitlist. Don’t be an entitled customer

In Schitt’s Creek (2015 - 2020) an entitled family learns to become better human beings.
Updated on May 31, 2024 03:41 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

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

This week, we’re packing for Rapunzel, counting Sir McCartney’s cash, on Team Milei, and bored of throwback pictures

Fantasy Springs opens at Tokyo Disney Resort, featuring a Tangled-themed ride.
Published on May 30, 2024 10:42 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team
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