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Get to know... Javed Ali

Updated on Apr 26, 2024 07:41 PM IST

The singer and reality show judge (@JavedAli4U) is currently singing to Chal Ve Watna, craving his mom’s korma, and loves spending time with friends on weekends

Javed Ali talks about some of the best moments in his life.

Listicle: 10 haircuts that defined the look of the time

Some hairstyles make headlines. Some make careers. Some make for a history lesson. Here are 10 styles that immediately recall the era they rocked

To be a young woman in the 1990s is to have spent hours with a hair dryer and round brush, trying to look like Rachel from Friends.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 05:00 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Purple reign, remixed

McLaren 750S is the last of its kind, an old-school supercar that delivers on speed, performance and functional style

The 750S’s Lantana Purple hue will turn heads and drop jaws, especially when the butterfly doors theatrically swing open.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 05:00 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Get all the tales wagging

Logging out and heading on vacation? Load up the Kindle with these new books. They’re perfect by the beach or hillside

A suitcase full of book recommendations, just in time for the summer vacations.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:59 PM IST

Rude Health by Vir Sanghvi: A case of myth direction

Nutritional data changes all the time. So, advice is often contradictory. Is breakfast essential? Is red meat evil? Here’s where science stands

Nutrition experts are now acknowledging that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. (PHOTOS: SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:57 PM IST

Childfree and loving it: What life is like with no kids

Being childfree can be just as rewarding as having a big family. Those who’ve made the choice say there’s no guilt, no regret. There are however, new challenges

Wrestler John Cena and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh have been public about their decision to not have kids. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:55 PM IST

Follow the Dot.: Here’s what the indie musician is planning next

She calls herself Dot. She’s anything but insignificant. Meet Aditi Saigal, viral at 18, actor by accident, musician for life, determined to try it all

Aditi Saigal, aka Dot., is using her newfound fame with her The Archies debut to amplify her music.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:54 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Job hunting? Tips for how to stand out without sticking out

To whomsoever it may concern, when applying for a job over email, here’s how to be personal, yet professional. Yours sincerely...

In The Devil Wears Prada, Andrea Sachs wowed Miranda Priestly not by being another fashion clone.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:52 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Give it time: Why some things are worth the effort and the patience

You can’t speed up fitness. Skincare is a slow process. Even learning a skill can take a year. Try un-hacking for a change

Most people jump into a physical activity in spurts of enthusiasm, and are disappointed when no change occurs. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:51 PM IST

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

This week, we’re relieved that Swifties can be objective, thanking David Beckham, and going from web to net

Taylor Swift fans are clapping back at the questionable parts of her new album, The Tortured Poets Department. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 07:36 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

You got played: Why does English theatre lag behind in India?

We hum tunes in English, binge TV, spoken word acts and comedy in it. Why, pray tell, does theatre not have the same mass appeal?

Plays such as Dear Liar (starring Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah) have run to critical and public acclaim. (NCPA, HT Archives)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:40 PM IST

Get to know...Ayushmann Khurrana

At the Bulgari B zero1 kada bracelet launch, listening to Monolink, Pomme, and AnnenMayKantereit. Never buying Instagram followers. Craving Gajar ka halwa.

One thing Ayushmann Khurrana says he would never buy Instagram followers.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:47 PM IST

Listicle: 10 anime heroes we’re thrilled to discover

Anime heroes and heroines are finally growing up. They’re chivalrous, cheeky and vulnerable. Here are our favourites from the last few years

Vladilena Milizé from 86: Eighty-six (2021) is battling an empire. But she doesn’t really know what she’s fighting for.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:46 PM IST
ByChristalle Fernandes

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

Moving house is bittersweet. There’s tons of decluttering to get through, to make room for new memories. Here are my tips

The BBC show Sort Your Life Out gets families to lay out all their personal possessions in a huge warehouse and take stock.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Rude Drink by Vir Sanghvi: A stirring in our spirits

India drinks more whisky than any other country. But most of it has been flavoured neutral alcohol. The real stuff, made from grain, is now brewed locally

Scotch is usually made from barley. And McDowells’ new single-malt is a step up from the usual flavoured spirit.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Alaya F goes fishing. See how she swipes on these common dating-app bios

How much can you decode from a man’s dating profile? We got actor Alaya F to suss out bios and tell us how to spot a creep from a keeper, via just a few lines

Actor Alaya F, 26 and single, on what it takes to make someone dateable in 2024. (Photographed by Alaya F; Styled by Sheefaj Gilani, assisted by Jhanvi Khatwani. Make-up by Mitali Vakil; hair by Souravv Roy. Outfit by Massimo Dutti, Amritraj Bora; jewellery by Viangevintage.)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:44 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

The artisanal paradox: Why small-batch businesses struggle to grow

Artisanal goods cost more. They stand for a different way of living and business. It’s at odds with commercial growth. See how some of them are crafting change

Akanksha Batra’s The Green Collective works with women who forage for pine needles and turn them into décor.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:42 PM IST

Face off: Why overcleansing is not the flex you think it is

Retinoids. Salicylic acid. BHAs. AHAs. There’s only so much your skin can take. Ease up on your routine. Let natural skin be

Men’s skin produces more oil, and they have larger pores, more hair follicles and thicker skin than women. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:41 PM IST

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

Calvin Harris's wife, Vick Hope, admits to listening to Taylor Swift when her husband is away. Others like Sophie Turner and Taylor Dome do too.

Vick Hope says that when her husband Calvin Harris is not around, she listens to music from his ex, Taylor Swift.
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 10:20 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Spectator by Seema Goswami: 99% perspiration, 1% vacation

Is it necessary to hustle for that muscle on a holiday? Why not stay active by exploring the town you’re in instead?

The choice to work out inside a gym while on vacation is a personal one. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 09:55 PM IST

Get to know...Yuvraj Menda

High point in life: Family and friends. Speed dial: Mom. Craving: Ramen. Splurge: Vacation. Last online order: Swiggy. Advice: Don't stress. Skill: Cooking.

Yuvraj Menda’s next big splurge: A vacation.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:23 PM IST

Listicle: 10 on-screen superdads we can’t help but love

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family, a devoted dad with dad jokes, ill-advised inputs, and a love for magic tricks, often outshining the rest.

Phil Dunphy is often clueless, but never controlling, the safe parent and the fun one.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:21 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Call 911, it’s getting icy

Driving the Porsche 911 Dakar edition is a good lesson on how the Scandinavians have perfected the art of driving on ice

With its 480hp, 3.0-litre twin turbo engine, the Dakar edition of the Porsche 911 drives perfectly well on slippery surfaces.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:20 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Luxe, delicious, bold and Indian

Indian food is hitting new highs in New York, Bangkok, London and beyond. The food is top-class but diverse. The chefs humble yet brave. It’s a moment to savour

The new Gaggan at Louis Vuitton is an elegant restaurant of 40 covers, run by Gaggan Anand. (Louis Vuitton)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 07:39 PM IST

Off the eaten path: Chefs tell us about their best meals around the world

How far would you go for a good meal? Cool chefs recount their culinary pilgrimages to South Africa, Spain, Singapore and beyond. And why it was worth it

What’s the best meal you’ve had? Some culinary pilgrimages are worth it. (Azad Panwar)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:18 PM IST

How to set boundaries with a bestie from your inner circle

BFFs are close. But they can get too close for comfort. Here’s how to draw lines and get privacy within a secure friendship

In Bride Wars, besties Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson fight as both planned weddings on the same day.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:18 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

No filter, tough job: What being a social-media manager is really like

Tagging. Collabs. 50 retakes. Social-media management isn’t as glam as it looks. Here‘s an IRL BTS of how it all gets produced

Social media management is too new a field for a formal degree. But it did get a boost during the pandemic.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:16 PM IST

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

Billie Eilish uses Close Friends on Insta. Data shows Baby Shark played more than shark years. Scoop drama lacks spark. Fardeen Khan returns.

Billie Eilish added her entire follower list, eight million or so, to her Close Friends on Insta, to promote her new album
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:22 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Celebrate National Pet Day with

Celebrate National Pet Day: Spoil Your Furry or Feathery Friend with the biggest and varied range of Pet Products from

 (Brand Stories/ HT Brand Studio)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 12:28 PM IST
ByBy HT Brand Studio

Get to know...Shraddha Arya

Actress playing Dr Preeta on Kundali Bhagya, is craving edamame dim sum, and dreams of having a unique superpower

The last thing Shraddha ordered online was a cross-body phone holder.
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 05:02 PM IST
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