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Satarupa Paul was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

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Smoothie bowls — Your health fix this summer

Four years ago, the humble smoothie got a makeover and became an Instagram sensation. Now, exquisite-looking smoothie bowls are finding their way into the diets of health-conscious Indians

Holistic health coach Bhavna Kapoor loves making a delicious green smoothie of banana, mango, mint, curry leaves and soaked figs blended together and topped with frozen pomegranates and mango slices.
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Monsoon dressing: How to step out in style

Relaxed outfits, jazzy trainers, transparent bubble umbrellas — make dull days of monsoon bright with your look

Raincoats come in all kinds of styles now—transparent, see-through, with oversized pockets, scribbled-on prints, glossy and matte, and in all lengths, from short jackets to long trench coats.(GETTY IMAGES)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Kombucha, the tea of health

A 2,000-year-old fermented tea is now the favoured drink for health-conscious Indians

Kombucha can help protect the liver, reduce inflammation and bolster immunity(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 05:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Table Talk: A feast for the senses

Dining out isn’t only about the food anymore. It’s also about the experiences that come with it — the more inventive, the better. Experiential dining is here. And the experiments have only just begun.

Table Radica offers ‘taste-performances’ that bring alive the life, times and food of iconic personalities in Indian theatre. The first edition celebrates noted theatre director and playwright, Habib Tanvir.(RADHIKA AGARWAL)
Updated on May 30, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Open your house, let the music in

At home, on your terrace, in your garden... House concerts are the new space where indie artistes get to perform before a select, attentive audience

A Beatmap party at a house in Andheri West, Mumbai, featuring indie singer Ritu Desai(Photo: Eshaan George)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Comedy Squared: What makes Vir Das and Q India’s best comic talents? Ask Netflix!

A satirist and a stand-up comic walk into a bar. And they talk humour, films and love in the times of right swipes

Creative squatting with Vir and Q: Earlier this month, Vir Das (left) became the first Indian stand-up comic to bag a Netflix original(Aalok Soni)
Updated on May 31, 2017 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Cruise the History of Indian Cinema with BD Garga’s rich archive

An ongoing exhibition is a tribute to the filmmaker and film historian Bhagwan Das Garga

Poster of the film Zingaro (1935)(Courtesy/ B D Garga archive)
Updated on Feb 18, 2017 03:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Meet Amitash Pradhan, the Indian hero in the latest dance film by Step Up’s creator

After Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, Amitash Pradhan is the latest export from India to Hollywood. With his lead role in the latest film by the creator of the Step Up franchise, Pradhan has become the first south Indian film actor to cross over to Hollywood.

Amitash Pradhan has become the first South Indian actor to cross over to Hollywood with his lead role in Heartbeats, the upcoming film from the creator of the Step Up franchise.
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 04:33 PM IST
New Delhi | BySatarupa Paul

Post pregnancy weight loss: Tips from Kareena Kapoor and her dietician Rujuta Diwekar

How do you get back in shape after your pregnancy? In a Facebook Live, new mother Kareena Kapoor Khan and her dietician Rujuta Diwekar share the actor’s diet plan and talks about the importance of doing it right.

Kareena Kapoor Khan had put on 18 kilos during her pregnancy. Now in a Facebook Live, the new mother shares her diet plan for getting back in shape and talks about the importance of doing it right.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 09:05 AM IST
New Delhi | BySatarupa Paul

Raped at 16, this 36-year-old now tells her tale with the man who raped her

At 16, Thordis Elva was raped by her boyfriend, Tom Stranger. After years of shame and silence, they found forgiveness and closure—through letters and a meeting. This is their story of rape and reconciliation.

Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger tell their tale of rape and reconciliation at a Ted Talk
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 06:45 PM IST
New Delhi | BySatarupa Paul

Pahlaj Nihalani now defends Jolly LLB 2. Has he gone from villain to hero?

After suggesting 89 cuts to Udta Punjab last year, Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani does a U-turn on his words, speaks up against Bombay HC verdict on Jolly LLB 2

Pahlaj Nihalani has slammed the Bombay HC verdict on Jolly LLB 2
Updated on Feb 27, 2017 07:20 AM IST
BySatarupa Paul, New Delhi

JLF 2017: Mallika Dua turns off her filter in conversation with Suhel Seth

Internet sensation Mallika Dua, the comic-actor behind the famous Make-Up Didi worked up the fun quotient at her session with moderator Suhel Seth at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017.

Mallika Dua rose to social media fame with her Make-Up Didi avatar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 08:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul, Jaipur

JLF 2017: Imtiaz Ali, Sudhir Mishra on the National Narrative in Indian Cinema

On the last day of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Sudhir Mishra discuss how the idea of India is depicted through films.

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali during a session on Monday, the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 05:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

JLF 2017: Storyteller Neelesh Misra on his Kahaani connection and more

Neelesh Misra has straddled several professions before becoming the most popular storyteller on radio. Now he has branched out from radio and started a rural newspaper. Misra talks to HT on his journey, which started off as a journalist.

Neelesh Misra during the session, The Kahaani Connection: Story of My Stories at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2017 06:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul, Jaipur

JLF 2017: Aishwarya Rajinikanth extends support to pro-Jallikattu protests

Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush extended her support to the pro-Jallikattu protests during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Saturday. She also talked about her father, superstar Rajinikanth, her husband Dhanush, what it was to grow up in a celebrity bubble and much more during the interaction.

Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2017 08:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul, Jaipur

JLF 2017: Rajamouli, Rana Daggubati unveil Baahubali book, promise surprises

Baahubali’s SS Rajamouli, and the film’s star villain Rana Daggubati, were joined by Anand Neelakantan, who’s written a prequel book to the film, at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Baahubali director S S Rajmouli at the Jaipur Literature Fest 2017 in Jaipur.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2017 05:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul, Jaipur

Swanand Kirkire at JLF 2017: Music is my baap kamai, everything else aap kamai

We caught up live with Bollywood singer-songwriter Swanand Kirkire at Jaipur on the sidelines of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, 2017.

Swanand Kirkire, who started his career as a songwriter, said he started writing poetry very late in his life.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 02:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul, Jaipur

National chess champion Anuradha Beniwal on stepping out and reclaiming spaces

In a riveting session at the Jaipur Literature Festival, national chess champion Anuradha Beniwal talks about travel and empowerment.

National chess champion Anuradha Beniwal, author of Azaadi Mera Brand, at the Jaipur Literature Fest 2017 in Jaipur.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2017 07:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul, Jaipur

JLF 2017: Indulge in activities not activism, says Sadhguru

In a largely apolitical conversation, Sadhguru talks awareness and awakening through personal anecdotes

Sadhguru in conversation with JLF Festival Producer Sanjoy K. Roy during the session, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's guide to Joy, at the Jaipur Literature Fest 2017 in Jaipur.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2017 07:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul, Jaipur

Organisers, poets, writers tell us what they’re excited about at JLF 2017

Jaipur Lit Fest producer Sanjoy K Roy and eminent lyricist Swanand Kirkire pick what they’re looking forward to at JLF 2017

Jaipur Lit Fest producer Sanjoy K Roy and eminent lyricist Swanand Kirkire pick what they’re looking forward to at JLF 2017(HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2017 09:01 PM IST
ByAruveetil Mariyam Alavi and Satarupa Paul

I don’t date actors: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor says that she doesn’t regret anything she’s ever worn(Aalok Soni)
Updated on Jan 15, 2017 01:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySatarupa Paul

Five destination music festivals to party at this holiday season

Give the crowded hills and beaches a miss. This holiday season, add some music, madness and more music to your itinerary and travel to one of these music festivals instead. Get the party started already!

A bird’s eye view of the Enchanted Valley Carnival(www.facebook.com/enchantedvalleycarnival)
Published on Dec 17, 2016 07:01 PM IST
BySatarupa Paul

10 hangover cures you’ve probably never heard of

Charge up the morning after with these sure-fire fixes

Don’t let those mean headaches and puffy eyes stop you from partying your heart out this season(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 17, 2016 06:57 PM IST
BySatarupa Paul

Meet Sonam Wangchuk, the real life Phunsukh Wangdu of 3 Idiots

Engineer-turned-educationist Sonam Wangchuk is changing the education landscape of Ladakh, one failed student at a time

Sonam Wangchuk: The real life Phunsukh Wangdu of 3 Idiots
Updated on Dec 08, 2016 04:34 PM IST
BySatarupa Paul

Red and myriad: Eight colours for the Indian bride. Which one will you pick?

The Indian Bride can look traditional and just as beautiful in a variety of colours. Find out which one suits you best

(Ishita Singh)
Updated on Nov 26, 2016 08:34 PM IST
ByVeenu Singh & Satarupa Paul

Binge on these five super TV shows to escape the disaster that has been 2016

Are the affairs of 2016 driving you nuts? Escape into the alternate worlds that these five TV shows offer

A still from
Updated on Nov 26, 2016 08:36 PM IST
BySatarupa Paul

#BrunchBookChallenge: A review of The Beatles – All Our Yesterdays

A new Indian graphic novel takes you on a fabulously illustrated tour of the early days of everybody’s favourite rock band – the Beatles

Updated on Nov 05, 2016 08:59 PM IST
BySatarupa Paul

Borrowed Time and five other animated shorts NOT for kids

Dive into the wonderfully dark, sad world of animated short films for adults

A still from Borrowed Time
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 07:33 PM IST
BySatarupa Paul

Brunch Focus: The final word on AIFW Spring/Summer ’17

A lowdown on what you should take away from the just concluded edition of AIFW Spring/Summer ’17

Updated on Oct 22, 2016 07:19 PM IST
BySatarupa Paul

5 looks trending on Instagram

And easy ways to make them your own.

Updated on Oct 15, 2016 07:39 PM IST
ByVeenu Singh and Satarupa Paul
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