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Shah says there are eerie similarities between his life and Einstein’s, whom he portrays in his solo play of the same name(Photo: Kunal Patil / Hindustan Times)

I love being on the stage and will continue even if no one turns up: Shah

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Naseeruddin Shah on the capricious nature of showbiz and the pervasive problem of censorship that looms over OTT platforms after films and TV
(Clockwise from left) 1. RD Burman chilling with his spouse and singer, Asha Bhosle, at her home; 2. RDB and Asha often competed as to who was the better cook between the two; 3. Giving a demo of his high pitch; 4. Being interviewed at Film Center by the author in 1983; 5. On the keyboard at Film Center, Mumbai
(Clockwise from left) 1. RD Burman chilling with his spouse and singer, Asha Bhosle, at her home; 2. RDB and Asha often competed as to who was the better cook between the two; 3. Giving a demo of his high pitch; 4. Being interviewed at Film Center by the author in 1983; 5. On the keyboard at Film Center, Mumbai

Cult creator: What makes RD Burman’s music appeal to the youngsters of today?

Hindustan Times | By Chaitanya Padukone
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:59 AM IST
On the occasion of his 27th death anniversary on Jan 4, we ask the question
(From left) The servers in Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsar; Bundoo Khan, Global Village in Dubai and Kwality Restaurant, Delhi
(From left) The servers in Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsar; Bundoo Khan, Global Village in Dubai and Kwality Restaurant, Delhi

Social media star of the week: Mister Tikku

Hindustan Times | By Jamal Shaikh
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Meet the jovial Sardar who photographs the real soul of a restaurant: waiters, not the food
Chef Manu Chandra says he is a ‘fiercely private person’ with a wicked sense of humour
Chef Manu Chandra says he is a ‘fiercely private person’ with a wicked sense of humour

Dishing out the authentic

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:19 AM IST
How Chef Manu Chandra’s strange food poll snowballed into a series on Instagram
Sophie got addicted to Agatha Christie’s The Body in the Library when she was 12 years old
Sophie got addicted to Agatha Christie’s The Body in the Library when she was 12 years old

Taking forward Agatha Christie’s legacy

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:57 AM IST
British author Sophie Hannah pens her favourite author’s beloved character detective Poirot into her latest book
The writer finds safety in stereotyping only her own(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
The writer finds safety in stereotyping only her own(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

The safety of stereotyping

Hindustan Times | By Sawan Dutta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:56 AM IST
A Bengali musician, singer and comedian spews verse on how she feels safe mimicking Bongs ‘coz she’s a Bong herself!
Daniel Cormier(Photo: Getty Images)
Daniel Cormier(Photo: Getty Images)

My journey has been a dream: Daniel Cormier

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:51 AM IST
In an exclusive interview, the 41-year-old American MMA artist talks about his UFC career as he prepares to walk to the octagon for one last time this Sunday for a UFC 252 match against Stipe Miocic
Vidya Balan will be seen next in Shakuntala Devi.
Vidya Balan will be seen next in Shakuntala Devi.

Vidya Balan reveals the most important lesson she has learnt ‘as an actor, as a woman’

By Jyoti Sharma Bawa
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 07:06 AM IST
Ready with Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan speaks about the kind of cinema that excites her and what she has learnt in her almost two-decade long career.
Mumbai-based dental surgeon Dr Sandesh Mayekar himself contracted Covid-19
Mumbai-based dental surgeon Dr Sandesh Mayekar himself contracted Covid-19

The voice of reassurance during Coronavirus, all at the cost of a smile!

Hindustan Times | By Priya Pathiyan
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Bollywood’s favourite dentist tell us how a smile can take away the panic from the pandemic
Don’t stop smiling, even if you’re wearing a mask.(Shutterstock)
Don’t stop smiling, even if you’re wearing a mask.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: A sense of humour in times of despair

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Even to try and inspire friends or acquaintances to adopt a sunny, cheerful, lighthearted attitude towards life, is fraught with risk
The uncertainty principle: How to deal with unknown fear and anxiety amid Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The uncertainty principle: How to deal with unknown fear and anxiety amid Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

The uncertainty principle: How to deal with fear of the unknown and anxiety amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Charles Assisi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 11:01 AM IST
In the current crisis, there is fear and uncertainty. All of us deal with uncertainty in different ways.
Let’s talk about the stress you are facing on account of friends teasing you for speaking or behaving like the members of the other gender.
Let’s talk about the stress you are facing on account of friends teasing you for speaking or behaving like the members of the other gender.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: You got just one life and it’s short, so spend it your way

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Do your friends taunt and gender shame you because of how you dress or talk?
Fans loved the fun conversation between Diljit Dosanjh and Ivanka Trump on social media.
Fans loved the fun conversation between Diljit Dosanjh and Ivanka Trump on social media.

Why Diljit Dosanjh was bowled over by Ivanka Trump’s sense of humour

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 06:10 PM IST
The US president’s daughter’s fun social media exchange with popular actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh broke the internet. Diljit says her reaction gave him a “great feeling”.
India's Kedar Jadhav, left, celebrates with Rohit Sharma.(AP)
India's Kedar Jadhav, left, celebrates with Rohit Sharma.(AP)

‘Pose kam maar...’ Rohit Sharma trolls Kedar Jadhav on Instagram

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Kedar Jadhav has been included in the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series against West Indies later this month.
Sidharth Malhotra plays the lead role in Marjaavaan.
Sidharth Malhotra plays the lead role in Marjaavaan.

Marjaavaan trailer 2: Ravi Kishan joins Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh for more melodrama. Watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 04:25 PM IST
The second trailer of Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan is here and it doubles down on the creepy dialogues and melodramatic set-up of the first trailer. Check it out here.
As Shah Rukh Khan turns 54 this week, his friends and colleagues remember their first meeting with the actor
As Shah Rukh Khan turns 54 this week, his friends and colleagues remember their first meeting with the actor

First Impressions… starring Shah Rukh Khan and friends!

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Days before his 54th, five stars flash back to their first meeting with King Khan
Nigella Lawson, also known as the Queen of Food Porn, is one of the world’s best-loved food writer and cooking show host (Photographed exclusively for HT Brunch at The Roseate, New Delhi)
Nigella Lawson, also known as the Queen of Food Porn, is one of the world’s best-loved food writer and cooking show host (Photographed exclusively for HT Brunch at The Roseate, New Delhi)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Festive binge with Nigella Lawson

Hindustan Times | By Karen Anand
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 01:36 AM IST
On her recent visit to India, the international food show host and cookbook writer plied her guests with warmth, humour and a lot of comforting butter
Oscar Petterson’s fancy machines.
Oscar Petterson’s fancy machines.

Recharge by Rachel Lopez: The rabbit hole of motion design videos

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Oscar Petterson animates fantasy machines that defy all laws of physics
Pulkit Samrat considers himself lucky to have found mentors in Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar(Waseem Gashroo)
Pulkit Samrat considers himself lucky to have found mentors in Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar(Waseem Gashroo)

Personal Agenda with Pulkit Samrat: “If I woke up as a woman, I would date Brad Pitt!”

Hindustan Times | By Samreen Tungekar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:52 PM IST
The Fukrey actor also talks about old-school romance, Salma Hayek and that one thing he can’t resist
Marriage is hard as it is, and a prenup feels like taking permission to bolt(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Marriage is hard as it is, and a prenup feels like taking permission to bolt(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

This Indian Life by Shoba Narayan: Why prenup is not a good idea after all?

Hindustan Times | By Shoba Narayan
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 01:30 AM IST
This legal document breaks down into numbers and decimals a relationship that is based on the sacred
It’s all about leaving a lasting impression on someone and we must ensure it’s a good one.(Unsplash)
It’s all about leaving a lasting impression on someone and we must ensure it’s a good one.(Unsplash)

These 5 sure-shot ways will ensure you have a great first date

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 07:58 AM IST
It’s all about leaving a lasting impression on someone and we must ensure it’s a good one. Here are some tips on how you can make a lasting impression on a first date.
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.
After leading an utterly useless life that involved baring my teeth and giggling away to glory at the slightest provocation, I have finally found a mission in life — to attain and help people around me attain a state of zero sense of humour.
After leading an utterly useless life that involved baring my teeth and giggling away to glory at the slightest provocation, I have finally found a mission in life — to attain and help people around me attain a state of zero sense of humour.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: No sense of humour? Well done, I say!

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 04:08 PM IST
Why giggle away to glory when you can make an irritated, pathetic expression all the time? Here are five ways to cultivate airtight seriousness.
Tweeted on June 27, the post has received over 72,630 Retweets, till now.(Twitter/@bitchitshan)
Tweeted on June 27, the post has received over 72,630 Retweets, till now.(Twitter/@bitchitshan)

Man resigns by giving ‘sorry for your loss’ card to his boss, wins Internet

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 11:34 AM IST
Baines, 22, decided to resign from his job as a call centre executive but wanted to do so in the most hilarious way possible.
File image of Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
File image of Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli(Getty Images)

Ben Stokes could just delete his Twitter account, casts blame on Virat Kohli

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 10:46 AM IST
India smashed Pakistan in Manchester and the Indian skipper could have mouthed off a specific cuss word, which is being pointed out by Stokes, a number of times.
Shruti Haasan(Marvin Jarrett)
Shruti Haasan(Marvin Jarrett)

“The best and worst thing about Bollywood is chaos!” says Shruti Haasan

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 09:00 PM IST
The actress and singer also talks about her favourite web series and reveals the one relationship rule she always follows
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is wary of his words being “twisted and misinterpreted for TRPs” in an interview with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.(ANI/Screengrab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is wary of his words being “twisted and misinterpreted for TRPs” in an interview with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.(ANI/Screengrab)

‘My sense of humour is intact but…’, PM Modi tells Akshay Kumar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 04:15 AM IST
“I used to lighten the moment if my father used to get angry in just a minute. I like to play with words even now. But now, things are misconstrued and half-baked sentences are used. But I am scared now what if …my intentions are not that.. and they are misused,” the Prime Minister said during the interview.
Here’s who female authors love from the books
Here’s who female authors love from the books

5 women authors pick their heroes

Hindustan Times | By Sarah Mirza
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 04:57 PM IST
First we had 5 male authors talk about their favourite literary sheroes. This week, it’s a role reversal!
Travelling with your special someone increases chances of a better relationship and sex life(Unsplash)
Travelling with your special someone increases chances of a better relationship and sex life(Unsplash)

Valentine’s Day 2019: Travelling with your special someone increases chances of a better relationship and sex life

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Happy Valentine’s Day 2019: Couples who travel together, stay together. A survey commissioned by the US Travel Association found that couples who travel together – even without their kids - reported higher satisfaction in their relationships.
If you share a sense of what’s funny, it affirms you and affirms your relationship through laughter.(Unsplash)
If you share a sense of what’s funny, it affirms you and affirms your relationship through laughter.(Unsplash)

Valentine’s Day 2019: Teasing your partner playfully leads to long lasting relationships

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 05:02 PM IST
Happy Valentine’s Day 2019: Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing relational security.
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