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HT Brunch Cover Story: Alia of all trades

The 27-year-old actor on how stardom opens doors: allows her to be an activist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and more
Alia Bhatt is not just an actor. She’s an animal rights activist and ecological warrior with Coexist, a successful philanthropist with MiSu, and now a sustainable fashion entrepreneur with kidswear brand, Edamama; Styling: Ami Patel(Taras Taraporvala)
Alia Bhatt is not just an actor. She’s an animal rights activist and ecological warrior with Coexist, a successful philanthropist with MiSu, and now a sustainable fashion entrepreneur with kidswear brand, Edamama; Styling: Ami Patel(Taras Taraporvala)
Published on Dec 13, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Jamal Shaikh

Review: A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

This book is a fictional case-study for the slogan “The revolution will be feminist, or it will be nothing.”
Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)
Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 03:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain

Fit and fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: In pursuit of a small waist

Doing thousands of reps of ‘abs’ is not going to give you a tiny, tight waist
In the 1970s, competitive bodybuilders were judged on having small waists(Shutterstock)
In the 1970s, competitive bodybuilders were judged on having small waists(Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 20, 2020 07:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kamal SinghCSCS

Roundabout: Unlocking the lockdown with stories

Young author Gayatri Gill makes an electric debut with The Day Before Today, a collection of Lockdown stories in the times of Covid-19
Gayatri Gill with her book.(Courtesy: The author)
Gayatri Gill with her book.(Courtesy: The author)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 02:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt

Vir Das on his show Inside Out: ‘Entire world is going through same thing at same time, this never happens in an artist’s life’

Vir Das has released a new comedy special called Inside Out. It is a compilation of a few shows he did during the lockdown period on Zoom calls with his fans.
Vir Das loved interacting with his fans on Zoom but he cannot wait to be back on stage.
Vir Das loved interacting with his fans on Zoom but he cannot wait to be back on stage.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 07:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Srivastava

HT Brunch cover story: Farhan of few words

Understated performances, insane body transformations or his courage to speak his mind. What makes actor Farhan Akhtar a consistent favourite among the fans?
Farhan Akhtar feels the lockdown has given us an opportunity to reflect on our priorities and life. Make-up: Swapnil Pathare; Hair: Saurabh Bhatkar @BBlunt. Farhan Akhtar’s team: Rohidas Debnath (bodyguard), Mukesh Asati (attendant), Santosh Mayana (driver)(Errikos Andreou)
Farhan Akhtar feels the lockdown has given us an opportunity to reflect on our priorities and life. Make-up: Swapnil Pathare; Hair: Saurabh Bhatkar @BBlunt. Farhan Akhtar’s team: Rohidas Debnath (bodyguard), Mukesh Asati (attendant), Santosh Mayana (driver)(Errikos Andreou)
Published on Jul 05, 2020 06:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Jamal Shaikh

HT Brunch Father’s Day Cover Story: The Yash and Roohi Show

What’s made Karan Johar’s home videos with his three-year-old twins a hit during lockdown
The videos that often see the Karan Johar’s kids, Yash and Roohi, hilariously castigating their dad indeed crack the lockdown gloom every morning!
The videos that often see the Karan Johar’s kids, Yash and Roohi, hilariously castigating their dad indeed crack the lockdown gloom every morning!
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 01:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh

Rajinikanth summoned by panel probing Thoothukudi police firing

The commission, headed by justice (retired) Aruna Jegadeesan, has summoned the actor to appear in person at the panel’s premises in Thoothukudi on February 25.
Rajinikanth has been summoned by the judicial commission probing the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi (ANI Photo)
Rajinikanth has been summoned by the judicial commission probing the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi (ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 10:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan

Former Union Minister invites Rajinikanth to join BJP

The BJP is a marginal player in Tamil Nadu and analysts say it is pursuing the superstar as a desperate attempt to have a popular face.
The BJP has been wooing veteran actor Rajinikanth for a long time despite the actor .saying he will launch his own political party.(PTI)
The BJP has been wooing veteran actor Rajinikanth for a long time despite the actor .saying he will launch his own political party.(PTI)
Published on Oct 23, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan

Rajini won’t join BJP, own party launch before April 2020, say confidants

The elevation of Tamilisai Soundarrarajan as Telangana Governor fuelled the rumours that Rajinikanth may replace her. Super star’s confidants have now rejected the possibility and said Rajini will launch his own party in a year’s time.
Rajinikanth’s close confidants have quashed rumours that he may join and head the BJP unit in Tamil Nadu(HT photo/File)
Rajinikanth’s close confidants have quashed rumours that he may join and head the BJP unit in Tamil Nadu(HT photo/File)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 03:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan

It takes courage to be a star student, says Anupama Chopra

In an industry that allows mediocrity to survive and even thrive, successful actors are setting aside time to hone their craft. I wish more actors would do this.
Since Zero, where she was applauded for making her character come alive, Katrina Kaif says her approach has changed radically. ‘Regardless of how the director works, there’s certain work which I now make sure I do for myself. [I ask], how do I up my game; how do I better myself?’ Kaif says.(IANS)
Since Zero, where she was applauded for making her character come alive, Katrina Kaif says her approach has changed radically. ‘Regardless of how the director works, there’s certain work which I now make sure I do for myself. [I ask], how do I up my game; how do I better myself?’ Kaif says.(IANS)
Published on Jun 15, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra

The gradual degeneration of Indian politics

Our democracy has been reduced to a mere chariot for some families, corporations and the glamour brigade
The BJP has fielded actor Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur(ANI)
The BJP has fielded actor Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur(ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2019 08:58 PM IST
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By Shashi Shekhar

It’s not easy for a political startup to thrive in India

Makkal Needhi Maiyam led by Kamal Haasan, without having a robust organisational structure and having fielded candidates, who are not well known, has been forced to fall back on Kamal’s appeal and charisma
Kamal Haasan declared “All candidates are my faces. I am proud carrying the palanquin rather than sit in it.”(PTI)
Kamal Haasan declared “All candidates are my faces. I am proud carrying the palanquin rather than sit in it.”(PTI)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Review: The Marigold Story by Kumkum Chadha

From anecdotes about politicians to stories about film stars, Kumkum Chadha’s The Marigold Story is a fun book, full of memories from a forgotten era
Chandra Shekhar (L) embracing VP Singh after being asked to form the new government in November 1990.(The LIFE Images Collection/Getty)
Chandra Shekhar (L) embracing VP Singh after being asked to form the new government in November 1990.(The LIFE Images Collection/Getty)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 04:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

No political motive should be seen in IT raids on film stars, producers: Karnataka CM

Kumaraswamy said the raids were going on everywhere and it happens only when the I-T officials come to know about tax evasion.
Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy Saturday said no political motive should be seen in the ongoing Income Tax raids.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy Saturday said no political motive should be seen in the ongoing Income Tax raids.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 06:52 PM IST
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A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Let’s turn pain into a joke

If you thought clowns only belong in a circus, here’s news…
One of the few ‘medical clowns’ in India, the woman runs a volunteer group — the Clownselors to do distraction therapy for free at a government hospital for kids.
One of the few ‘medical clowns’ in India, the woman runs a volunteer group — the Clownselors to do distraction therapy for free at a government hospital for kids.
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi

Hello, September: Magazine lovers pick the most iconic covers of all time…

September is the January of fashion magazines: A look at the five best
Five fashion covers that have changed fashion forever
Five fashion covers that have changed fashion forever
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Fake friends or friends forever?

‘I would take 100 real enemies over one fake friend any day. At least the enemies let you know where they stand, and don’t pretend to care’ – Anonymous.
Why do we sometimes get a feeling that the people close to us are actually putting up an act when they don’t really care?
Why do we sometimes get a feeling that the people close to us are actually putting up an act when they don’t really care?
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 04:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi

Chhetri’s plea and what it says about sport in India

Indian soccer captain Sunil Chhetri, center, fights for the ball with Justin Gulley of New Zealand during the Hero Intercontinental Cup match in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 7(HT Photo)
Indian soccer captain Sunil Chhetri, center, fights for the ball with Justin Gulley of New Zealand during the Hero Intercontinental Cup match in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 7(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon

Want a physique like Tiger Shroff in Baaghi 2? Think high protein diet, MMA, boxing

For a well-chiselled body like Tiger Shroff in Baaghi 2, you need to train religiously and eat multiple high-protein meals in small quantities through the day.
While a lot of emphasis is laid on flashy and high-flying moves, in real-life situations, four key martial arts are all that are needed in hand-to-hand combat: Boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and Brazilian jiu jitsu.(Youtube)
While a lot of emphasis is laid on flashy and high-flying moves, in real-life situations, four key martial arts are all that are needed in hand-to-hand combat: Boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and Brazilian jiu jitsu.(Youtube)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 12:01 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Delhi

Sunny Leone reveals how she would get hate mail at 21 and how her parents protected her from it

Sunny Leone will be seen in a show about her life soon. The upcoming biopic is titled Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone.
Sunny Leone at the launch of Zee Entertainment’s digital entertainment platform Zee5 Originals in Mumbai.(PTI)
Sunny Leone at the launch of Zee Entertainment’s digital entertainment platform Zee5 Originals in Mumbai.(PTI)
Published on Apr 01, 2018 04:06 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Mahesh Bhatt on Alia Bhatt’s birthday: She gave me an autograph that read, ‘Thank you papa for not helping me at all’

As Alia Bhatt celebrates her 25th birthday, today, her father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt talks about how she is the most balanced of his three daughters.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says that his youngest daughter, Alia Bhatt, has given the Bhatt brand a new sheen.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says that his youngest daughter, Alia Bhatt, has given the Bhatt brand a new sheen.
Updated on Mar 15, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
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