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Alaya says social media follower count matters in brand collaborations and film promotions. On her: Top, The Pink Porcupine; shorts, Bershka; necklaces, Bansri Mehta Design; earrings, H&M(Subi Samuel)

HT Brunch exclusive interview: Fame— easy to achieve, hard to keep!

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Alaya F speed-talks her way to stardom
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Prateek, the man behind Masque, has been awarded the most innovative chef of the year in 2016 and 2017
Prateek, the man behind Masque, has been awarded the most innovative chef of the year in 2016 and 2017

Any recognition is always encouraging, says Kashmiri chef Prateek Sadhu as he debuts at a new columnist in HT Brunch

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 06:34 PM IST
The award-winning young chef hopes his Q&A column, which debuts tomorrow, will get people more excited about cooking!
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For a sportsperson, keeping fit while staying indoors during a pandemic has been even more essential. Styling: Jess Lupton at One League, South Africa; Wardrobe: Shirt, Studio W at Woolworths; trousers, Zara; watch, Montblanc 1858 Geosphere(Travys Owen)
For a sportsperson, keeping fit while staying indoors during a pandemic has been even more essential. Styling: Jess Lupton at One League, South Africa; Wardrobe: Shirt, Studio W at Woolworths; trousers, Zara; watch, Montblanc 1858 Geosphere(Travys Owen)

HT Brunch cover story: Locked down but not out with AB de Villiers

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:23 AM IST
Conversations of hope and positivity with the former cricket captain of South Africa
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Even today there are almost 18 different styles of sari-draping still in use all over India
Even today there are almost 18 different styles of sari-draping still in use all over India

HT Brunch Celebrating Simplicity Series: How drapes are the forever style statement

By Prasad Bidapa | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 08:22 AM IST
The Indian style of dressing has remained unchanged over millennia for very good reasons
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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)

HT Brunch cover story: Farhan of few words

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 06:36 AM IST
Understated performances, insane body transformations or his courage to speak his mind. What makes actor Farhan Akhtar a consistent favourite among the fans?
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Raftaar was born Dilin Nair and christened himself Max during his days as a Delhi circuit dancer.Styling: Aviksha Shirtadi; make-up: Swapnil Haldankar; hair: Tejji and Waris Ali. On Raftaar: Sunglasses, The Monk(Rahul Jhangiani)
Raftaar was born Dilin Nair and christened himself Max during his days as a Delhi circuit dancer.Styling: Aviksha Shirtadi; make-up: Swapnil Haldankar; hair: Tejji and Waris Ali. On Raftaar: Sunglasses, The Monk(Rahul Jhangiani)

HT Brunch cover story: The right way to rap

By Aashmita Nayar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Excerpts from a zoom tutorial on hip-hop from one of india’s biggest rap artists - Raftaar
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HT Brunch Father’s Day Cover Story: KJo vs Daddy Jo. By Freddy Birdy

By Freddy Birdy | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 02:04 AM IST
Decoding doting dad Karan Johar through the eyes of his newest little superstars
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From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)
From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)

HT Brunch cover story: Every woman’s most personal problems

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Shruti Haasan details her battle with PCOS, a common, but largely under-addressed women’s sexual health problem. Plus! The embarrassing health issue Padma Lakshmi never talked about!
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This May cover of HT Brunch, featuring Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar, was shot remotely through Zoom(Subi Samuel)
This May cover of HT Brunch, featuring Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar, was shot remotely through Zoom(Subi Samuel)

Presenting India’s first magazine cover shoot done remotely via Zoom

By Team HT Brunch | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:21 AM IST
How HT Brunch shot Milind Soman and wife Ankita remotely during the lockdown
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Styling by Anaita Shroff Adajania; On Sooni: Pant suit, Lavish Alice; sandals, Zara; Anaita: Top, Aerie; skirt, Self Portrait; bracelets, Dana Levy, Kaj, Tayaani; sandals, Minelli; Make-up: Tanvi Chemburkar; Hair: Geeta Arora(Prabhat Shetty)
Styling by Anaita Shroff Adajania; On Sooni: Pant suit, Lavish Alice; sandals, Zara; Anaita: Top, Aerie; skirt, Self Portrait; bracelets, Dana Levy, Kaj, Tayaani; sandals, Minelli; Make-up: Tanvi Chemburkar; Hair: Geeta Arora(Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Some good-natured bawi banter!

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 08:38 PM IST
India’s top fashion stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania styles acclaimed filmmaker Sooni Taraporevala, and what ensues is inspiring conversation laced with Parsi humour
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Using India’s crafts as his muse, Rahul Mishra has fashioned a career of international repute; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Shaan; Blazer, Troy Costa; watch, Apple(Shivamm Paathak)
Using India’s crafts as his muse, Rahul Mishra has fashioned a career of international repute; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Shaan; Blazer, Troy Costa; watch, Apple(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Why Rahul Mishra is the designer of the new decade...

By Sujata Assomull | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 12:48 AM IST
What’s making Paris look so closely at this boy from a village near Kanpur more than they’ve looked at any Indian designer before?
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(Clockwise from top) Piyush Mishra, Faezeh Jalali, Naseeruddin Shah and Makarand Deshpande talk about the craft and the commerce of theatre and everything in between as they meet at the iconic Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
(Clockwise from top) Piyush Mishra, Faezeh Jalali, Naseeruddin Shah and Makarand Deshpande talk about the craft and the commerce of theatre and everything in between as they meet at the iconic Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)

HT Brunch cover story: By the people, for the people, of the people… Four thespians write down their wishlist for 2020

By As told to Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Is theatre a tool of social change? As the year ends, Naseeruddin Shah, Makarand Deshpande, Piyush Mishra and Faezeh Jalali put the spotlight starkly on the present realities of theatre and list down the changes they want to see in the next year
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Location: Delhi Technological University, Rohini, New Delhi; Make-up: Nikita Thadani (Fat Mu); Hair: Basheer (Haakim Aalim); Production: Ashutosh Chittodia; On Sushant Singh Rajput: Jacket, Jack & Jones; T-shirt, Aura Hub; cargos, Superdry; sneakers, Nike; watch, Samsung GalaxyS10(Prabhat Shetty)
Location: Delhi Technological University, Rohini, New Delhi; Make-up: Nikita Thadani (Fat Mu); Hair: Basheer (Haakim Aalim); Production: Ashutosh Chittodia; On Sushant Singh Rajput: Jacket, Jack & Jones; T-shirt, Aura Hub; cargos, Superdry; sneakers, Nike; watch, Samsung GalaxyS10(Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch cover story: Back to college with Sushant Singh Rajput!

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:43 AM IST
The actor had listed out 50 dreams of his on Instagram last month. We decided to make one come true!
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Benegal has just watched Article 15 and is pretty impressed by the new filmmakers(Prabhat Shetty)
Benegal has just watched Article 15 and is pretty impressed by the new filmmakers(Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Over the top and on point with Shyam Benegal

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustant Times
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:46 PM IST
Art cinema vs commercial movies vs OTT: Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, 84, draws distinctions, applauds the deserving and warns against the pitfalls
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Hollywood has found a new sweetheart in an unlikely suspect-- Himesh Patel(Maarten de Boer/The Licensing Project)
Hollywood has found a new sweetheart in an unlikely suspect-- Himesh Patel(Maarten de Boer/The Licensing Project)

HT Brunch cover story (India Exclusive): Hollywood’s newest breakout star, Himesh Patel is proof that Brown is indeed the new Black!

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:57 PM IST
How the Indian guy in Hollywood has gone from caricature to the leading man, who irrespective of his desi roots fits in perfectly in the American mainstream
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The iconic chef Heston Blumenthal, who recently made his debut dinner for people in India; Make-up and hair: Ashwin Shelar(Rohit Chawla)
The iconic chef Heston Blumenthal, who recently made his debut dinner for people in India; Make-up and hair: Ashwin Shelar(Rohit Chawla)

Hustling it out with Heston: What happened when British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal got a taste of a Mumbai sabzi mandi

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 04:48 PM IST
We took the celebrated Michelin star chef on his maiden trip to a bustling Indian vegetable market where he ended up frying bhajiyas at a roadside stall.
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Jamal Shaikh, HT Brunch editor.
Jamal Shaikh, HT Brunch editor.

15th anniversary issue editor’s note: Celebrating the uniqueness of Brunch

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 05:37 PM IST
How and why this print magazine beats even the Internet and social media in shocks, surprises, and supreme satisfaction
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Actor Sanya Malhotra is a trained ballet dancer (Stlyling by Devraj Das; make-up: Shailja Jaiswal; hair: Kanchan Zutshi; outfit, Hemant & Nandita; handcuff, Aqua Marine)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Prabhat Shetty)
Actor Sanya Malhotra is a trained ballet dancer (Stlyling by Devraj Das; make-up: Shailja Jaiswal; hair: Kanchan Zutshi; outfit, Hemant & Nandita; handcuff, Aqua Marine)(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Prabhat Shetty)

How Sanya Malhotra danced her way into Bollywood…

By Samreen Tungekar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 10:35 PM IST
How the Badhai Ho star went from being dance teacher to a big ticket movie star. An inspiring story…
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For the last 30 years, Nadar has been a professional bridge player, representing India at various tournaments around the world ; Kiran’s outfit, Surekha Jain; Location courtesy: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida(Raj K Raj)
For the last 30 years, Nadar has been a professional bridge player, representing India at various tournaments around the world ; Kiran’s outfit, Surekha Jain; Location courtesy: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida(Raj K Raj)

Presenting Kiran Nadar, the bridge player who never bats an eye! An HT Brunch exclusive

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 11:41 PM IST
You’ve known her as the art collector but now meet Kiran Nadar, the bridge player, who is winning India medals and making us cheer
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When India’s top composer starts to make music, we listen. So when AR Rahman gets chatty, it’s imperative we listen in too!; Location courtesy: House of Nomad at Taj Lands End, Mumbai(Prabhat Shetty)
When India’s top composer starts to make music, we listen. So when AR Rahman gets chatty, it’s imperative we listen in too!; Location courtesy: House of Nomad at Taj Lands End, Mumbai(Prabhat Shetty)

Why AR Rahman embraced Islam, and other pertinent questions: India’s most reticent opens up in an exclusive interview to HT Brunch

By Jamal Shaikh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 10:41 PM IST
The reluctant talker turns chatterbox; talks about turning film maker, and confesses why he’s awkward during interviews
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s journey has been a quintessential Bollywood rags to riches story. (Styling: Akshay Tyagi; Styling assistant: Mayuri Nivekar; Make-up and hair: Rajesh Nag; Wardrobe: Outfit, The Maroon Suit Company; lapel pin and pocket square, The Tie hub; bow tie, Zara; watch, Jaipur Watch Company; sunglasses, Opium Eyewear; Socks, Happy Socks; shoes, Trumpet Shoes)(Prabhat Shetty)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s journey has been a quintessential Bollywood rags to riches story. (Styling: Akshay Tyagi; Styling assistant: Mayuri Nivekar; Make-up and hair: Rajesh Nag; Wardrobe: Outfit, The Maroon Suit Company; lapel pin and pocket square, The Tie hub; bow tie, Zara; watch, Jaipur Watch Company; sunglasses, Opium Eyewear; Socks, Happy Socks; shoes, Trumpet Shoes)(Prabhat Shetty)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: An ambitious actor and a reluctant star

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 07:24 PM IST
The rags to riches story of one of Bollywood’s most unconventional heros
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