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HT Brunch Cover Story: A star kid is unborn

Why would Renee Sen, Sushmita Sen’s 21-year-old daughter, make her acting debut in a short film made by a young filmmaker? Is this a star kid rejecting privilege?
Renee Sen is making her acting debut in a short film called Suttabaazi, which releases this January; Top and pants, Zara(Sushmita Sen)
Renee Sen is making her acting debut in a short film called Suttabaazi, which releases this January; Top and pants, Zara(Sushmita Sen)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 08:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJamal Shaikh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Para-athletes Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam show us how to look at the glass half full

As we sign off 2020, two para-badminton players tell us how they put aside their leg defects and took off as world toppers
Pramod, 31, is ranked world number one in para-badminton for men’s singles and doubles, while Sukant is presently at the fifth position in the world para-badminton space; styled by Drishti Vij(Shivamm Paathak)
Pramod, 31, is ranked world number one in para-badminton for men’s singles and doubles, while Sukant is presently at the fifth position in the world para-badminton space; styled by Drishti Vij(Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLubna Salim

HT Brunch Cover Story: 2020’s Surprise Santa (and his little helper)

If actor Sonu Sood is the Good Samaritan Of The Year, his son Eshaan, 18, is the young mind he has impressed the most!
Sonu Sood, the good samaritan of the year, is teaching his son Eshaan (18), life lessons by simply leading by example; Styling by Namrata Randhawa; make-up by Rajendra Chavan; hair by Aalim Hakim; On Sonu: T-shirt, Reebok; jacket, Fila;pants, Westside;shoes, his aaown; On Eshaan: Outfit, his own; shoes, Westside(Subi Samuel)
Sonu Sood, the good samaritan of the year, is teaching his son Eshaan (18), life lessons by simply leading by example; Styling by Namrata Randhawa; make-up by Rajendra Chavan; hair by Aalim Hakim; On Sonu: T-shirt, Reebok; jacket, Fila;pants, Westside;shoes, his aaown; On Eshaan: Outfit, his own; shoes, Westside(Subi Samuel)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 08:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarishma Kuenzang

HT Brunch Cover Story: Diwali with the Rainas

How cricketer Suresh Raina, wife Priyanka and daughter Gracia introduced 8-month-old Rio to the festival of lights
Cricketer Suresh Raina with wife Priyanka, daughter Gracia, 4, and their 8-month-old son, Rio. On Suresh: Pants and short kurta set, Antar-Agni. On Priyanka: Long skirt and top, Rahul Mishra; Heels, Steve Madden; Ring, Knick Knack Nook; Earrings, Zariin. On kids: Outfit, from a store in Khan Market, Delhi. Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain(Shivamm Paathak)
Cricketer Suresh Raina with wife Priyanka, daughter Gracia, 4, and their 8-month-old son, Rio. On Suresh: Pants and short kurta set, Antar-Agni. On Priyanka: Long skirt and top, Rahul Mishra; Heels, Steve Madden; Ring, Knick Knack Nook; Earrings, Zariin. On kids: Outfit, from a store in Khan Market, Delhi. Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain(Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 08:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVeenu Singh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Sonam Kapoor interviewed by her BFF

The actor in an intimate tete-a-tete with her childhood friend Samyukta Nair throws up answers only a best buddy can elicit
For Sonam Kapoor, family is everything. On Sonam: Dandelion; make-up and hair: Maria Asadi(Rowben Lantion)
For Sonam Kapoor, family is everything. On Sonam: Dandelion; make-up and hair: Maria Asadi(Rowben Lantion)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 09:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamyukta Nair

HT Brunch Cover Story: How to upcycle your fashion this festive season

We asked six stylish achievers to pick out an heirloom piece from the back of their closets, which we helped reinvent to showcase fashion’s newest mantra: upcycling!
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 09:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Timess | ByLubna Salim

HT Brunch Cover Story: India’s top models 2020

Our annual list is fronted by Neeraj Saini,18, the youngest Indian to have walked the ramp for Dolce & Gabbana, and Mansi, 23, the toast of India at the New York Fashion Week
At 19, Mansi took part in Elite Model Look, started auditioning and began working, whereas a chance encounter got 17-year-old Neeraj Saini an audition at Ninjas Model management. Styling by Avneet Chadha and Bharat Gupta. Art direction by Amit Malik; Make-up and hair by Preeti Sharma; On Neeraj: Jacket, Abhishek Sharma; T-shirt, Uniqlo; jeans, Polo; shoes, Royal Enfield; On Mansi: Jacket and shorts, Abhishek Sharma; top, Zara(Shivamm Paathak)
At 19, Mansi took part in Elite Model Look, started auditioning and began working, whereas a chance encounter got 17-year-old Neeraj Saini an audition at Ninjas Model management. Styling by Avneet Chadha and Bharat Gupta. Art direction by Amit Malik; Make-up and hair by Preeti Sharma; On Neeraj: Jacket, Abhishek Sharma; T-shirt, Uniqlo; jeans, Polo; shoes, Royal Enfield; On Mansi: Jacket and shorts, Abhishek Sharma; top, Zara(Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 08:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBharat Gupta

HT Brunch Cover Story: Presenting the new gods of infotainment

Are they Bollywood stars? Nope. But these two Bombay boys are the new faces of stardom, reflecting real people and their extraordinary dreams.
Mumbai boys Nikhil Sharma and Ranveer Allahbadia are top Indian YouTubers with over a million subscribers. Make-up and hair by Ashwin Shelar; On Nikhil: Oufit, Jack & Jones; watch, Apple; On Ranveer: Suit, Don & Julio; T-shirt, Uniqlo; pocket square, Raymond; jeans, Massimo Dutti, shoes, Fila(Subi Samuel)
Mumbai boys Nikhil Sharma and Ranveer Allahbadia are top Indian YouTubers with over a million subscribers. Make-up and hair by Ashwin Shelar; On Nikhil: Oufit, Jack & Jones; watch, Apple; On Ranveer: Suit, Don & Julio; T-shirt, Uniqlo; pocket square, Raymond; jeans, Massimo Dutti, shoes, Fila(Subi Samuel)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJamal Shaikh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Selfie slick with Ishaan Khatter

Painters used to be the only people capable of self-portraiture, but now we are all at it. Actor Ishaan Khatter shoots innovative, self-timed selfies during lockdown, and asks: Do selfies signal the death of vanity?
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

HT Brunch Cover Story: The woman who dared to dream

Meet Diipa Khosla: the first Indian influencer to make it big internationally. Here’s how she is using her clout to change lives too
Indian influencer Diipa Khosla has over a million followers on Instagram and has featured on seven international magazine covers. Wardrobe: Sari and blouse, Vedika M; earrings, Sunta Shekhawat; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up & hair: Anuj Dogra; Location courtesy: Hyatt Regency Delhi(Hari Nair)
Indian influencer Diipa Khosla has over a million followers on Instagram and has featured on seven international magazine covers. Wardrobe: Sari and blouse, Vedika M; earrings, Sunta Shekhawat; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up & hair: Anuj Dogra; Location courtesy: Hyatt Regency Delhi(Hari Nair)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVeenu Singh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Vidya Balan— Stereotype slayer

How Vidya Balan is crushing every Bollywood cliche in sight!
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)
Vidya has time and again proved that you don’t need bulging biceps and a ripped body to carry a film and get the cash registers ringing. Make-up: Harshal U Jariwala; Hair: Shalaka Bhosle; Styling: Who Wore What When; Wardrobe: Dress, Marks & Spencer(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

HT Brunch Cover story: Kabir Khan’s crossover politics

Anecdotes from the life of a documentary filmmaker, who easily transformed into making Bollywood blockbusters. How did he strike the balance?
At the core of Kabir Khan’s masala entertainers, there is always a subtle, yet strong, political and social message.(Shivangi Kulkarni)
At the core of Kabir Khan’s masala entertainers, there is always a subtle, yet strong, political and social message.(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Family over fashion

India’s top style icon Natasha Poonawalla is essentially a family girl at heart
The 38-year-old daughter-in-law of Pune’s famed Poonawalla clan and mother of two is quite the stunner. Styling: Nikhil Mansata @nikhilmansata, Styling assistant: Zoha Castelino @_vitamin.z._. Wardrobe: Trench, blouse and leggings, The Row(Kay Sukumar)
The 38-year-old daughter-in-law of Pune’s famed Poonawalla clan and mother of two is quite the stunner. Styling: Nikhil Mansata @nikhilmansata, Styling assistant: Zoha Castelino @_vitamin.z._. Wardrobe: Trench, blouse and leggings, The Row(Kay Sukumar)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJamal Shaikh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet Anushka Sharma’s Cricketer No. 1

Long before the actress met husband Virat Kohli, her elder brother Karnesh SSharma was the first sportsman she loved
Anushka Sharma and her brother, Karnesh SSharma, will be celebrating rakhi over a video call this year(Sunil Khandare)
Anushka Sharma and her brother, Karnesh SSharma, will be celebrating rakhi over a video call this year(Sunil Khandare)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

HT Brunch Cover Story: The Kevin Kwan interview

The author of Crazy Rich Asians holds forth on crazy, rich Indians in an exclusive interview
Kevin Kwan says writing is a lonely sport and once that’s done, he enjoys going on tours and meeting people(Jessica Chou)
Kevin Kwan says writing is a lonely sport and once that’s done, he enjoys going on tours and meeting people(Jessica Chou)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 07:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPriya Bala

HT Brunch Cover Story: Questioning happiness

In times of loss, crisis, separation and pain, best-selling author Amish shows how to stay positive
Amish has been renouncing all things familiar while being anchored even more than usual in family, work and community(Prabhat Shetty)
Amish has been renouncing all things familiar while being anchored even more than usual in family, work and community(Prabhat Shetty)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 08:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByGayatri Jayaraman

HT Brunch Cover Story: The reinvention of Gaggan Anand

The closure of his Michelin-starred restaurant, a divorce and the pandemic: How the chef battled every adversity with a ladle… and won!
Gaggan Anand’s underdog chaat-to-ceviche success story is also well documented in a much-watched miniseries on Netflix(Rohit Chawla)
Gaggan Anand’s underdog chaat-to-ceviche success story is also well documented in a much-watched miniseries on Netflix(Rohit Chawla)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 06:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRaaj Sanghvi

HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet Nimish Shah, India’s next big name in design

It’s my first Zoom interview and a few collywobbles are granted, I suppose. At 12.30 pm sharp, I join the meeting and begin to hurriedly fix my hair as the icon for Nimish Shah, the creative director of the clothing brand Bhaane, appears on my phone screen.
Nimish Shah is the hot new creative director Indian fashion is currently raving about(Adhiraj Chakrabarti)
Nimish Shah is the hot new creative director Indian fashion is currently raving about(Adhiraj Chakrabarti)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 02:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLubna Salim

HT Brunch Cover Story: Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar and their ageless love story

When Milind Soman married Ankita Konwar, 26 years his junior, eyes rolled. Two years on, we see how they’ve made it work
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar prove that when you love somebody, age becomes just a number(Subi Samuel)
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar prove that when you love somebody, age becomes just a number(Subi Samuel)
Updated on May 31, 2020 01:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJamal Shaikh

HT Brunch Cover Story: 5 stories from the Ramayana you haven’t heard before

Regional languages are packed with delightful retellings of the Ramayana that include stories not found in the oldest documents
The composition of the Ramayana in regional languages began about 1,000 years ago with a Tamil retelling by Kamban(Parth Garg)
The composition of the Ramayana in regional languages began about 1,000 years ago with a Tamil retelling by Kamban(Parth Garg)
Updated on May 24, 2020 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDevdutt Pattanaik

HT Brunch Cover Story: How did Kartik Aaryan become Bollywood’s new cool

Though his first film was a sleeper hit, it has taken this Gwalior boy eight long years to get an entry pass to the coveted ‘cool club’ of Bollywood
Styling by Aki Narula; Make-up: Vicky Salvi; Hair: Milan Thapa; Art direction: Amit Malik; Location courtesy: JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh;(Shivamm Paathak)
Styling by Aki Narula; Make-up: Vicky Salvi; Hair: Milan Thapa; Art direction: Amit Malik; Location courtesy: JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh;(Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on May 03, 2020 02:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDinesh Raheja

HT Brunch Cover Story: What makes Yami and Surilie Gautam soul sisters

Quarantined in different cities, these siblings have turned their separation anxiety into a big party, and you can too!
Bollywood star Yami Gautam and Punjabi film actor Surilie Gautam are real sisters who live together in Mumbai, but are now stuck in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, Styling by Allia Al Rufai; Make-up: Neha Seehra; Hair: Mike Desir, on Yami: Top and skirt, Zara ; on Surilie: Dress, Only(Rohan Shrestha)
Bollywood star Yami Gautam and Punjabi film actor Surilie Gautam are real sisters who live together in Mumbai, but are now stuck in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, Styling by Allia Al Rufai; Make-up: Neha Seehra; Hair: Mike Desir, on Yami: Top and skirt, Zara ; on Surilie: Dress, Only(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 05:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Punjabi Pop’s Guru Cool!

How the Suit Suit Karda singer has cultivated millions of followers with family-friendly lingo and a self-deprecating humour to match
Make-up and hair: Mary Parpinel; Outfits, FILA, Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch in Milan, Italy(Rohan Shrestha)
Make-up and hair: Mary Parpinel; Outfits, FILA, Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch in Milan, Italy(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 02:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanuj Garg

HT Brunch Cover Story: The life and travels of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

The legendary flautist shares inspiring little tales from a life well-lived
Production and coordination: Ananya Ghosh ; Make-up and hair: Rashmi Shastri(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Production and coordination: Ananya Ghosh ; Make-up and hair: Rashmi Shastri(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 02:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySathya Saran

HT Brunch Cover Story: 11 women define feminism differently

Strength, status or mere symbolism, what the F word really means to the strong and successful women of today
Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)
Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Mar 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVeenu Singh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Elizabeth Gilbert and the art of living

The writer of Eat Pray Love owns it all: her highs, her lows, her joys, her sorrows, and everything in between.
Elizabeth Gilbert was thrilled to be in India recently after 17 years. Location courtesy: Taj Palace, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik and Veenu Singh; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)
Elizabeth Gilbert was thrilled to be in India recently after 17 years. Location courtesy: Taj Palace, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik and Veenu Singh; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain(Photos shot exclusively for HT Brunch by Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShunali Khullar Shroff

HT Brunch Cover Story: Celebrating Women’s Day with grandmothers and granddaughters

Generation gap be damned! 6 set of grandmums and granddaughters swap wardrobes and trade life lessons
Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)
Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVeenu Singh and Drishti Vij

HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet Bollywood’s own Miss Sunshine, Jacqueline Fernandez!

The chirpy actor celebrates the 16th Birthday of HT Brunch and reveals what makes her the poster girl for ‘Happy’
Jacqueline feels that everyone is obsessed with being happy, but for her peace of mind is more important. Location courtesy: Krome Studios; Styling by Chandini Whabi; Styling assistants: Stacey Cardoz & Namrata Harisinghani; Make-up and hair: Shaan Muttathil(Rohan Shrestha)
Jacqueline feels that everyone is obsessed with being happy, but for her peace of mind is more important. Location courtesy: Krome Studios; Styling by Chandini Whabi; Styling assistants: Stacey Cardoz & Namrata Harisinghani; Make-up and hair: Shaan Muttathil(Rohan Shrestha)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Game night at the Gavaskars’

When four Gavaskars catch up for a game, you expect to hear the thwack of a bat against a ball, right? Wrong! Indian cricket’s first family bond over board and card games!
(Clockwise from extreme right) Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, son Rohan and grandkids Reya, 14 and Vivaan, 10 play a word game called Fletter at a Game Night organised by HT Brunch; Make-up and hair: Sai Sawant(Shivangi Kulkarni)
(Clockwise from extreme right) Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, son Rohan and grandkids Reya, 14 and Vivaan, 10 play a word game called Fletter at a Game Night organised by HT Brunch; Make-up and hair: Sai Sawant(Shivangi Kulkarni)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJamal Shaikh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Bose Krishnamachari – creator or curator?

Artist and founder of the Kochi Biennale picks the role he relishes the most
Bose Krihsnamachari co-founded Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012; Spectacles, John Jacob; T-shirt, MAAT Museum, Portugal; shirt, Pepe; belt and shoes, Diesel; pants, Colourplus(Abhijit Bhatlekar)
Bose Krihsnamachari co-founded Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012; Spectacles, John Jacob; T-shirt, MAAT Museum, Portugal; shirt, Pepe; belt and shoes, Diesel; pants, Colourplus(Abhijit Bhatlekar)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh
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