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Before she set her sights on the Hindi film industry, Pannu had worked and found success in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam commercial cinema.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Newsmaker: Taapsee Pannu, the thinking actor

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 02:33 PM IST
So far, her filmography is best described as eclectic
Born to a clerk and an accountant, Gaultier never received formal training as a designer. Instead, he fell in love with fashion a child. His early inspirations were TV shows and magazines. After crafting clothes for his toys and then his family, in his late teens, he sent sketches to famous couture stylists, asking if they would work with him. Pierre Cardin was so impressed, he hired him as an assistant when JPG was 18.(jeanpaulgaultier.com)
Born to a clerk and an accountant, Gaultier never received formal training as a designer. Instead, he fell in love with fashion a child. His early inspirations were TV shows and magazines. After crafting clothes for his toys and then his family, in his late teens, he sent sketches to famous couture stylists, asking if they would work with him. Pierre Cardin was so impressed, he hired him as an assistant when JPG was 18.(jeanpaulgaultier.com)

Jean Paul Gaultier, enfant terrible of fashion, steps off the ramp

Hindustan Times | By Zara Murao & Raul Dias
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 09:06 PM IST
There’s more coming; a surprise project, he says. But meanwhile, here’s a look back at the work of an untrained genius, an early champion of diversity, and a 50-year career of firsts.
Ariana Grande recently dropped ‘Don’t call me angel’ for the new ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot(AFP)
Ariana Grande recently dropped ‘Don’t call me angel’ for the new ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot(AFP)

Newsmaker: Ariana Grande, a real-life Charlie’s Angel

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Singer Ariana Grande, back with a new single for the Charlie’s Angels reboot, has turned every disaster into opportunity
Jack Ma started his career as an English teacher and went on to set up a translation services business in 1994, before founding Alibaba.com.(Shutterstock Image)
Jack Ma started his career as an English teacher and went on to set up a translation services business in 1994, before founding Alibaba.com.(Shutterstock Image)

Newsmaker: Boss bows out

Hindustan Times | By Charles Assisi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 06:25 PM IST
The founder of e-commerce giant, Alibaba, Jack Ma, has stepped down as chairman at age 55 to focus on philanthropy. What gives?
Jasprit Bumrah’s action is made up of many idiosyncratic fragments, each a puzzle to everyone but him.(AFP)
Jasprit Bumrah’s action is made up of many idiosyncratic fragments, each a puzzle to everyone but him.(AFP)

Newsmaker: The quick fix on the pitch

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Iyer
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 10:21 AM IST
How Jasprit Bumrah’s action came to be and changed the landscape of Indian fast bowling.
Todd Phillips’ upcoming film, Joker, featuring three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, marks a drastic shift in the cinematic legacy of the character; it is less a comic book movie than a psychological thriller inspired by the films of Martin Scorsese.
Todd Phillips’ upcoming film, Joker, featuring three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, marks a drastic shift in the cinematic legacy of the character; it is less a comic book movie than a psychological thriller inspired by the films of Martin Scorsese.

Newsmaker: The grin reaper

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 07:45 PM IST
A new film promises a deep psychological study of The Joker, Batman’s nemesis and the greatest comic book villain ever
Fashion newsmakers that designers follow and laud
Fashion newsmakers that designers follow and laud

CelebsPick: 5 fashion commentators to follow

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 09:35 PM IST
We’ve all heard of film critics, but what about those that critique fashion? Five fashionistas pick one fashion commentator they respect.
(Mohit Suneja)
(Mohit Suneja)

This week’s newsmaker: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Indian tourist

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2019 04:10 PM IST
The desi traveller is infamous for stealing from hotels, harassing hospitality staff and insisting on Indian buffets. A recent incident in Bali is not the first and definitely won’t be the last. But why is the Indian traveller so uncouth?
Sudhir Gautam perhaps best personifies Indian fandom. The body-painted, Tricolour-waving fanatic has become famous in his own right.(iStock)
Sudhir Gautam perhaps best personifies Indian fandom. The body-painted, Tricolour-waving fanatic has become famous in his own right.(iStock)

Newsmaker:The Indian cricket fan

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Iyer
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 03:54 PM IST
The sport is an obsession and matches are holy days for this roving devotee. As the growing tribe follows the team around, they make sure everywhere feels like home.
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