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Humour by Rehana Munir: The age of distraction

How to keep one’s attention from wandering in this era of muddled brains! Might come handy if you find you’ve been leaving tasks half-done
The pandemic has combined with social media dependence in both frightening and amusing ways (Parth Garg)
The pandemic has combined with social media dependence in both frightening and amusing ways (Parth Garg)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:55 PM IST
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ByRehana Munir

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The new flavours of India

It is the brand new flavours created over the last few decades that keep Indian cuisine fresh and original: Manchurian, Butter Chicken, Chaat Masala and more
Saurabh Udinia’s Lobster Manchurian has a basic Manchurian gravy using Indian flavours with soya sauce
Saurabh Udinia’s Lobster Manchurian has a basic Manchurian gravy using Indian flavours with soya sauce
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:54 PM IST
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Prateek Sadhu: Liquid diet

Planning to go on a liquid-only diet? There are a few nutritional factors that you need to keep in mind
Chef Prateek’s dietary tips
Chef Prateek’s dietary tips
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:54 PM IST
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ByPrateek Sadhu

Karishma Mehta: Convincing parents for that influencer life and how many selfies is too many?

How you can help your folks understand and accept your career as an influencer and whether there should be a limit to the selfies you post
Karishma Mehta on talking to your parents about building a career on social media and clicking selfies
Karishma Mehta on talking to your parents about building a career on social media and clicking selfies
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:53 PM IST
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ByKarishma Mehta

Sohrab Khushrushahi: Online workout

With gyms shuttered and parks off limits, how can you pick a trainer for online classes that best caters to you
Why getting an online trainer may help
Why getting an online trainer may help
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 11:29 PM IST
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BySohrab Khushrushahi

Social Media Star of The Week: Yash Pise

For being the face of a video that normalises the emotionality of men and spreads awareness about toxic masculinity
Yash Pise (above), head of business at Yuvaa and the face of this Reels, says Gen Z is likely to ensure that these toxic assumptions about men change soon
Yash Pise (above), head of business at Yuvaa and the face of this Reels, says Gen Z is likely to ensure that these toxic assumptions about men change soon
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 10:52 PM IST
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ByKarishma Kuenzang

Nostalgia with Ruhan Kapoor, “I had posters of Elvis Presley and Tom Jones on my cupboard”

The singer-actor talks about getting picked by Yash Chopra to play the romantic lead in Faasle, giving his salary to his mom and his first car—a red Maruti 800
Ruhan Kapoorat 22 (top) and at 56 (above)
Ruhan Kapoorat 22 (top) and at 56 (above)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 11:32 PM IST
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ByDinesh Raheja

Passions: Bye-bye, BlackBerry!

A millennial pays final respects to the first smartphone for her entire generation. One that also introduced many firsts in her life
Barack Obama was a self-confessed BB addict (above), and was the first US president who was allowed to use his “Presidential BB” in the White House. It could call just 10 numbers though, including his VP, Chief of Staff, and his wife Michelle. He reluctantly upgraded in 2016
Barack Obama was a self-confessed BB addict (above), and was the first US president who was allowed to use his “Presidential BB” in the White House. It could call just 10 numbers though, including his VP, Chief of Staff, and his wife Michelle. He reluctantly upgraded in 2016
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:50 PM IST
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ByKarishma Kuenzang

HT Brunch Game Show: Whose social media strategy for 2022 is best?

The one planning to create more videos, a person who’s stepping back, a creator who’s chosen the middle path, or you?
Viraj Sheth is the co-founder and CEO of Monk Entertainment, Viraj is in the influencer marketing space, curating innovative digital campaigns across platforms
Viraj Sheth is the co-founder and CEO of Monk Entertainment, Viraj is in the influencer marketing space, curating innovative digital campaigns across platforms
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 10:49 PM IST
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ByRewati Rau

Endometriosis: Don't ignore painful periods, it could be ‘chocolate cyst’

Do you experience immensely painful periods with pelvic and lower back pain or pain during/after intercourse or excessive bleeding and digestive problems? Don't ignore it as it could be Endometriosis. Know from a health expert what this ‘chocolate cyst’ is all about
Painful period with pelvic and lower back pain can be Endometriosis or ‘chocolate cyst’, says doctor  (Pixabay)
Painful period with pelvic and lower back pain can be Endometriosis or ‘chocolate cyst’, says doctor  (Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 09:07 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Hong Kong to extend travel curbs until after Lunar New Year to stem Omicron

The Covid-19 travel extension or the ban on bars, beaches, gyms and cinemas, as well as dining-in after 6 pm to curb Omicron spread will be in place throughout the Lunar New Year holiday and continue until Feb. 3
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walk on a street in Hong Kong. Hong Kong International Airport said that it would ban passengers from over 150 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it sought to stem the transmission of the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walk on a street in Hong Kong. Hong Kong International Airport said that it would ban passengers from over 150 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it sought to stem the transmission of the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 08:06 PM IST
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Eze Eats: Traditional recipes, ready to eat and on the go

See how a chance encounter with ready-to-eat pasta, while on holiday in the US, sparked Radha Daga’s foray into the field. Today, her brand serves fliers, train travellers, and retails online.
Triguni Eze Eats, launched in 2011, has 20 meals on offer, including poha, bisibele bhath and vegetable fried rice. Their upma (above) is among their top-selling products. (Photo courtesy Triguni Eze Eats / Instagram)
Triguni Eze Eats, launched in 2011, has 20 meals on offer, including poha, bisibele bhath and vegetable fried rice. Their upma (above) is among their top-selling products. (Photo courtesy Triguni Eze Eats / Instagram)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 07:01 PM IST
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Omicron: Useful health tips to manage Covid-19 in children and their caregivers

With no vaccines planned for children and a rising trend of them being infected by coronavirus recently, the only solution seems to be stricter surveillance, say doctors. Follow these precautionary guidelines to ensure better recovery while preventing the spread of Covid-19
Useful health tips to manage Covid-19 in children and their caregivers   (Pixabay)
Useful health tips to manage Covid-19 in children and their caregivers   (Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 06:43 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

We only offer food we’d be willing to eat too, says Sahil Gilani of Gits

Gits was set up in 1963, two decades before the launch of Maggi noodles. Initially, retailers would hear packaged soup and say ‘You mean soap?” Most sales occurred overseas. Today, 65% of sales occur in India, ‘a complete flip from two decades ago’, Gilani says.
 (Photo courtesy Gits)
(Photo courtesy Gits)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 06:39 PM IST
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That’s a mouthful!: A look at the science behind quick meals

Freeze-drying, flash-freezing, irradiation, retort: See what goes into giving food packages a longer life, without compromising on taste and texture.
Seaweed, fish cakes, instant noodles, prawn crackers… a hearty bowl of ramen featuring numerous preserved foods. (Pixabay)
Seaweed, fish cakes, instant noodles, prawn crackers… a hearty bowl of ramen featuring numerous preserved foods. (Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 06:29 PM IST
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Quite a stir: A look at the 2-Minute revolution, as Maggi turns 40 in India

Maggi turned India into a noodle-slurping nation. We loved the convenience so much, we now buy microwaveable biryani and dhokla pre-mixes, and “just add water” for piping-hot, in-flight upma. See what it took to get the ball rolling, and get a taste of what’s to come.
 (Photos: Shutterstock, Nestle, Gits, Knorr, MTR, ITC; HT Imaging: Puneet Kumar)
(Photos: Shutterstock, Nestle, Gits, Knorr, MTR, ITC; HT Imaging: Puneet Kumar)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 06:04 PM IST
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High BP, hypertension control tips for couples planning to conceive in Covid-19

Did you know hypertension can cause infertility issues in men while high blood pressure can lead to pregnancy complications in women? Check out these health tips by medical experts, for couples who are planning to conceive during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic
High BP, hypertension control tips for couples planning to conceive in Covid-19  (Pixabay)
High BP, hypertension control tips for couples planning to conceive in Covid-19  (Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 05:44 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Tech Tonic with Vishal Mathur: Smart fabrics are evolving fast

Wearable tech is making a seamless shift. Clothes now available off the rack contain sensors that can monitor temperature and exposure to sunlight; some contain chips that can be linked to smartphones and apps.
American singer Nicole Scherzinger’s 2012 ‘Twitter Dress’ by CuteCircuit. It used circuitry woven into fabric (and an embedded e-SIM module) to display live tweets from fans, via thousands of tiny LED lights and Swarovski crystals.
American singer Nicole Scherzinger’s 2012 ‘Twitter Dress’ by CuteCircuit. It used circuitry woven into fabric (and an embedded e-SIM module) to display live tweets from fans, via thousands of tiny LED lights and Swarovski crystals.
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 05:35 PM IST
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How did our gardens grow? Check out the Botanical Survey’s digital archives

Strange flowers, some long-extinct, still bloom in the digital archives of the Botanical Survey of India. A trove of drawings going back 200 years is now open to the public. Take a tour.
India’s largest flower, the Sapria himalayana or hermit’s spittoon, a very rare parasitic plant. (Image courtesy Botanical Survey of India)
India’s largest flower, the Sapria himalayana or hermit’s spittoon, a very rare parasitic plant. (Image courtesy Botanical Survey of India)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 05:24 PM IST
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ByVanessa Viegas

Prateik Babbar is in beast mode on his leg day

  • Weekends are for leg workouts. Prateik Babbar shared a slew of short videos on his Instagram profile on Saturday and gave us a sneak peek of his weekend special gym routine.
Prateik Babbar is in beast mode on his leg day(Instagram/@_prat)
Prateik Babbar is in beast mode on his leg day(Instagram/@_prat)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 05:00 PM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Bipasha Basu makes jumping push-ups look graceful in new workout video

Bipasha Basu lays new fitness goal for us this weekend and we can't wait to ace jumping push-ups, gracefully, like her in this workout video | Check out the health benefits of the exercise inside
Bipasha Basu makes jumping push-ups look graceful in new workout video  (Instagram/bipashabasu)
Bipasha Basu makes jumping push-ups look graceful in new workout video  (Instagram/bipashabasu)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 04:33 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Sameera Reddy opens up on practicing self-love in judgmental society: Watch

  • Sameera Reddy opened up on how practising self-love and body positivity is extremely difficult in a judgemental society. She posted a relatable video on her page.
Sameera Reddy opens up on practicing self love, body positivity in judgmental society: Watch relatable video
Sameera Reddy opens up on practicing self love, body positivity in judgmental society: Watch relatable video
Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:26 PM IST
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Anusha Dandekar is 'breathing, laughing' - A page from her trip diaries

  • "Moments like this. The outdoors, fresh air, freedom, happiness, breathing, climbing mountains, laughing, the love was real for all of it! Thank you, Universe," Anusha captioned her post.
Anusha Dandekar is 'breathing, laughing' - A page from her trip diaries(Instagram/@vjanusha)
Anusha Dandekar is 'breathing, laughing' - A page from her trip diaries(Instagram/@vjanusha)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:11 PM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Material history: Check out the dyes and textiles section of the BSI archives

About 3,000 samples of dyes are preserved here. From medicines to make-up, see what their many uses were, before the use of chemical dyes became widespread.
Textile designs created using natural vegetable dyes. (Photo courtesy Botanical Survey of India)
Textile designs created using natural vegetable dyes. (Photo courtesy Botanical Survey of India)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 03:42 PM IST
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ByVanessa Viegas

Andy, is that you? Anne Hathaway's bangs remind internet of Devil Wears Prada

  • Anne Hathaway took a step back in time as she debuted her bangs on Instagram wearing a playful floral mini dress. Her look reminded the Internet of her iconic character Andrea Sachs from The Devil Wears Prada.
Andy Sachs, is that you? Anne Hathaway's mini dress and bangs remind internet of her Devil Wears Prada look
Andy Sachs, is that you? Anne Hathaway's mini dress and bangs remind internet of her Devil Wears Prada look
Published on Jan 15, 2022 03:10 PM IST
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Anne Hathaway cuts a flirty silhouette in 3.5 lakh floral dress-cum-playsuit

Flaunting the poetic vibes behind, “If winter is here, can spring be far behind” with her own sultry touch, Hollywood actor Anne Hathaway set the mercury soaring as she cut a flirty silhouette in a floral mini dress that also served as a playsuit with a pop of colour.  (Instagram/annehathaway) 6
Flaunting the poetic vibes behind, “If winter is here, can spring be far behind” with her own sultry touch, Hollywood actor Anne Hathaway set the mercury soaring as she cut a flirty silhouette in a floral mini dress that also served as a playsuit with a pop of colour.  (Instagram/annehathaway)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 02:46 PM IST
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In a pastel lehenga, Sanjana Sanghi speaks of joy and pain

Sanjana Sanghi dropped major cues on bridal fashion with her recent pictures. The actor ditched casual Western attires and picked a traditional bridal ensemble to deck up for a photoshoot and it is making us drool like anything. This is the cue for future brides to scurry to take notes of how to ace the look for the big day.(Instagram/@sanjanasanghi96) 5
Sanjana Sanghi dropped major cues on bridal fashion with her recent pictures. The actor ditched casual Western attires and picked a traditional bridal ensemble to deck up for a photoshoot and it is making us drool like anything. This is the cue for future brides to scurry to take notes of how to ace the look for the big day.(Instagram/@sanjanasanghi96)
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 02:37 PM IST
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Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi nail best baraati looks for Katrina-Vicky's wedding

  • Neha Dhupia took to Instagram to reveal her and Angad Bedi's ensembles for Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif's wedding festivities. Her throwback photos show that the couple nailed the best baraati looks.
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi nail best baraati looks for Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal's wedding in throwback pics
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi nail best baraati looks for Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal's wedding in throwback pics
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 02:20 PM IST
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Yasmin Karachiwala spelt self-love with this workout routine

  • A day back, Yasmin spoke about how the body tires out often from work and feels the need of a breather. And hence, she thought of taking a break from her work and enjoying the new meal plan that she curated.
Yasmin Karachiwala spelt self-love with this workout routine(Instagram/@yasminkarachiwala)
Yasmin Karachiwala spelt self-love with this workout routine(Instagram/@yasminkarachiwala)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 02:17 PM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi
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