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Ricardo Sciutto, CEO of Italian footwear brand Sergio Rossi

Indian embroidery brings about cross-influence, but it’s tricky: Ricardo Sciutto

By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Riccardo Sciutto, CEO of Italian footwear brand, Sergio Rossi, pointed out how it’s more difficult to understand the market for footwear and jewellery as compared to clothing
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Myntra’s CEO, Amar Nagaram
Myntra’s CEO, Amar Nagaram

“Next step: apps must include luxury items”

By Shruti Nair
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Myntra CEO says that the younger generation has more disposable income and is more willing to spend on luxury
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“Made in Italy means high-quality craftsmanship”

By Shruti Nair
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:12 PM IST
Vincenzo De Luca, the Italian Ambassador to India, spells out why Italian fashion is so loved around the world
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Stefano Canali of Canali Menswear, which has had a brand presence in India since 2009
Stefano Canali of Canali Menswear, which has had a brand presence in India since 2009

The Nawab jacket was our tribute to India: Stefano Canali

By Shruti Nair
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Canali Menswear has had a brand presence in India since 2009
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Alessandro Liberatori, Director of the ITA
Alessandro Liberatori, Director of the ITA

“‘Made in Italy’ extends beyond fashion…”

By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Alessandro Liberatori, Director of the ITA, says India is one of the most important markets for fashion, and will be valued at $93 million by 2025
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(Top) Gong Bao chicken at Hyatt Regency; Mai Bao restaurant was jam-packed for an event on Valentine’s Day
(Top) Gong Bao chicken at Hyatt Regency; Mai Bao restaurant was jam-packed for an event on Valentine’s Day

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Welcome back, restaurants!

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Yes, it’s time to eat out again and enjoy the full experience. As long as you follow physical distancing and remember to sanitise and wear a mask except while you’re eating!
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From diving into dark chocolate sorbet to immersing in hours of literary fiction, decadence is in (Parth Garg)
From diving into dark chocolate sorbet to immersing in hours of literary fiction, decadence is in (Parth Garg)

Humour by Rehana Munir: In defence of decadence

By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Equanimity has its sensible uses, but nothing succeeds like excess. Especially after the year and then some spent in lockdown
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Thick and bushy eyebrows is the way to go for a natural look; Model: Naveed Khan (A theatre actor and model from Afghanistan) (Yatan Ahluwalia)
Thick and bushy eyebrows is the way to go for a natural look; Model: Naveed Khan (A theatre actor and model from Afghanistan) (Yatan Ahluwalia)

Men’s Style & Grooming by Yatan Ahluwalia: Casual is cool

By Yatan Ahluwalia
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:58 PM IST
A style guide to creating a casual look that suits your personality and fits you just right. Something for every kind of occasion
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How to make sneakers sexy and why kaftan suits all
How to make sneakers sexy and why kaftan suits all

Ami Patel: How to up your sneaker game & why kaftans work

By Ami Patel
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:56 PM IST
Ditch those stilettos and embrace your comfy, sexy sneakers; and knee-length kaftans that work for even those who are 4 feet zilch
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Gaurav opines that if you want to upgrade an iPhone every year, then you’re not going to find any major difference or notice tangible improvements with every upgrade
Gaurav opines that if you want to upgrade an iPhone every year, then you’re not going to find any major difference or notice tangible improvements with every upgrade

Technical Guruji: When do you upgrade your iPhone?

By Gaurav Chaudhary
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Eyeing the new iPhone? Well, considering it will burn a hole in your pocket, it’s best to wait for at least two years to upgrade to another
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Chef Prateek suggests saving all the vegetable trimmings and freezing them
Chef Prateek suggests saving all the vegetable trimmings and freezing them

Prateek Sadhu: Stocking up on stock

By Prateek Sadhu
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:56 PM IST
How can you make non-vegetarian or vegetarian stock and use it for the whole week, especially with offices opening up or WFH becoming more hectic?
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(From left) Islamabad resident Dananeer Mobin, 19, whose pawri/party video went viral and music producer Yashraj Mukhate, 25, whose pawri mash-up started trending
(From left) Islamabad resident Dananeer Mobin, 19, whose pawri/party video went viral and music producer Yashraj Mukhate, 25, whose pawri mash-up started trending

HT Brunch Social Media Star of the Week: Pawrriii… aka Party

By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:55 PM IST
The word with an exaggeratedly rolled American R became a meme and showed us how having an accent has gone from elite to funny
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Mandvi Sharma, who was Shah Rukh Khan’s publicist for several years, now works with the likes of Kamal Haasan
Mandvi Sharma, who was Shah Rukh Khan’s publicist for several years, now works with the likes of Kamal Haasan

HT Brunch Game Show: Which star has the right idea of fame?

By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:54 PM IST
The actor who believes that social media following shouldn’t affect the films they do, who says one shouldn’t idolise celebs, or the one who believes the mystery of stars is a thing of the past
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Did Shonda Rhimes’ version of Bridgerton work for you or do you prefer the book by Julia Quinn?
Did Shonda Rhimes’ version of Bridgerton work for you or do you prefer the book by Julia Quinn?

HT Brunch Sunday Debate: Play it by the book

By Vivek Bhattacharyya, Ritika Passi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:54 PM IST
A bookworm and a bingewatcher who’ve watched and read the books Bridgerton is based on argue which version works better
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David remembers that when he first came to India, EDM was still a little bit new but the response was still amazing. The scene has only become bigger, he opines
David remembers that when he first came to India, EDM was still a little bit new but the response was still amazing. The scene has only become bigger, he opines

India Exclusive: India on the cards for David Guetta?

By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:53 PM IST
The French DJ talks about post-Covid performances, the rise and fall of EDM and returning to the subcontinent
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Even a decade ago no one could have imagined that the roles Tillotama Shome and Adarsh Gourav played could possibly catapult anyone to the limelight; Styling by Who Wore What When; On Tillotama: Pantsuit, Aroka; jewellery, Foundree; shoes, Christian Louboutin; Make-up: Deepti Jitani; Hair: Mona Marak; On Adarsh: Jacket: Line Tribe; Pants: Line outline; Shoes: Zara; hair and make-up: Aamir Shaikh (Prabhat Shetty)
Even a decade ago no one could have imagined that the roles Tillotama Shome and Adarsh Gourav played could possibly catapult anyone to the limelight; Styling by Who Wore What When; On Tillotama: Pantsuit, Aroka; jewellery, Foundree; shoes, Christian Louboutin; Make-up: Deepti Jitani; Hair: Mona Marak; On Adarsh: Jacket: Line Tribe; Pants: Line outline; Shoes: Zara; hair and make-up: Aamir Shaikh (Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch Cover Story: The invisible lives of India’s domestic help

By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Two actors, acclaimed for their recent portrayals of “household help”, hold up the mirror to society and show us class distinctions even the educated tend to ignore
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The actor of Scam 1992, Pratik Gandhi poses at his Mumbai home in this self-taken picture, exclusively for HT Brunch (Pratik Gandhi)
The actor of Scam 1992, Pratik Gandhi poses at his Mumbai home in this self-taken picture, exclusively for HT Brunch (Pratik Gandhi)

“We were never allowed to eat in bed,” says Pratik Gandhi

By Dinesh Raheja
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:53 PM IST
The actor talks about his sweet tooth and how he’s scared of lizards as he describes himself as a #SimpleMan in an intimate chat
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Renzo Rosso, the name behind brands like Diesel
Renzo Rosso, the name behind brands like Diesel

India beyond logo luxury

By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Renzo Rosso, the name behind brands like Diesel and Darshan Mehta, CEO and President of Reliance Brands in conversation on the future of Italian fashion in India
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Carlo Capasa, President, Camera Nazionale Moda Italiana
Carlo Capasa, President, Camera Nazionale Moda Italiana

We’d love to see Italian brands grow in India…: Carlo Capassa

By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:16 PM IST
The president of the Camera Nazionale Moda Italiana, organisers of the Milan Fashion Week, amongst others, says India’s fashion market in 2019 was $70 billion, and is set to grow
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With growth in Asia being the focus, many Italian brands are looking to have a foothold in India, especially the luxury market (Shutterstock)
With growth in Asia being the focus, many Italian brands are looking to have a foothold in India, especially the luxury market (Shutterstock)

Fashion: Where luxury lies

By Sujata Assomull
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Symbolic for fashion, Italian companies are setting their foothold as Indians amp up the demand for luxury brands
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Fashion moguls from India and Italy engaged in a Facebook live chat for HT Brunch recently (Shutterstock)
Fashion moguls from India and Italy engaged in a Facebook live chat for HT Brunch recently (Shutterstock)

Fashion: The great Indo-Italian merger

By Shruti Nair
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:05 PM IST
How fashion brings the two countries closer with a focus rich craftsmanship, culture and business growth
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Zarir Warden’s first ever show was in July 2004 at Not Just Jazz by the Bay, that paid <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>800
Zarir Warden’s first ever show was in July 2004 at Not Just Jazz by the Bay, that paid 800

Frontman goes solo: The story of Zarir Warden

By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:26 PM IST
The OG of covers and vocalist of ONEmpire sheds light on his new journey and jostle as he connects with Candian producers and works towards his EP
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Embrace the monochrome look; Location: Warehouse Cafe; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling: Avneet Chadha; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Shaan; Model: Prabhjot Kaur (Hari Nair)
Embrace the monochrome look; Location: Warehouse Cafe; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling: Avneet Chadha; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Shaan; Model: Prabhjot Kaur (Hari Nair)

Fashion: Decoding the monochromatic look

By Sarah Mirza
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:23 PM IST
Whether it’s wearing an outfit featuring colours of a single palette or dressing in one hue from top to bottom, here’s how you can ace the monochrome game in seven different ways
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The Turkish Get Up takes a certain amount of practise to get it right, says Kamal (Shutterstock)
The Turkish Get Up takes a certain amount of practise to get it right, says Kamal (Shutterstock)

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Have you heard about the Turkish Get Up?

By Kamal Singh CSCS
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:31 PM IST
This exercise is a one-stop solution for increasing strength in the shoulder girdle, improving core stability and kinesthetic awareness
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Aryaana G poses exclusively for this column in her bedroom
Aryaana G poses exclusively for this column in her bedroom

“Money or fame? Whichever leaves my sanity intact,” says Aryaana G

By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:22 PM IST
The LA based musician from Mumbai talks about loving her bed, how music is an escape from everyone and everything, how she’s terrified of clowns, and other intimate details
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We have to take baby steps to gradually expand our Covid bubble (Aparna Ram)
We have to take baby steps to gradually expand our Covid bubble (Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: When the masks come off…

By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:20 PM IST
After socially distancing for so long, it’s going to be hard to adjust to post-pandemic life. How are you preparing for it?
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Language does more than just name things; it frames experience (Parth Garg)
Language does more than just name things; it frames experience (Parth Garg)

Humour by Rehana Munir: The bridge of language

By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:19 PM IST
Overcoming the language barrier opens up exciting new worlds, besides giving you a sense of achievement for learning a new language
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The Gran Limousine’s long rear doors open wide, which makes it easy to access the cabin
The Gran Limousine’s long rear doors open wide, which makes it easy to access the cabin

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A bit of a stretch

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:35 PM IST
The BMW 3 series Gran Limousine is a more spacious and comfortable take on the original meant for chauffer-driven owners and is cost-effective
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The love for a crisp dosa is not only driven by taste but also the texture it offers
The love for a crisp dosa is not only driven by taste but also the texture it offers

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Feel the crunch!

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:13 PM IST
It’s not just about the palate. We like food because of texture and other factors. For example, nothing can replace the perfectly crisp paper dosa
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Concerned your proper clothes going to get mildewy from disuse? You aren’t the only one, says Rahul Khanna
Concerned your proper clothes going to get mildewy from disuse? You aren’t the only one, says Rahul Khanna

Rahul Khanna: Finding the will to dress up post lockdown

By Rahul Khanna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Having trouble getting used to your pre-Covid normal office clothes? You aren’t the only one. Use your Zoom calls to get back on track!
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