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Subhashree Nanda writes on entertainment, music, lifestyle, food, culture, art, fashion, beauty, trends, health, etc for the daily entertainment & lifestyle supplement, HT City.

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The grim side of glam gel manicures

As gel nails gain popularity for their instant drying and long-lasting properties, concerns about their potential harm are coming to light

Taking regular breaks between gel manicure sessions is recommended to maintain nail health (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 06:27 PM IST

A girl followed me home from a live show in Kenya: Singer Sukhbir

Music sensation Sukhbir Singh talks about the process of creating new tunes, his inspiration and upcoming songs

Punjabi singer Sukhbir Singh (Photo: Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 06:23 PM IST

Papa’s superpowers rubbed off

On Father’s Day today, superstars of the city talk about their fathers influencing their career choice

Superstars of the city talk about their fathers influencing their career choice (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 01:50 PM IST

Mango mania sweeps tricity

Just like every summer, the king of fruits reigns supreme, conquering the taste buds with its juicy alluring and mesmerising flavours

City’s culinary experts have come up with a range of delicious delicacies that will prove to be a sensory expedition like no other. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 10:06 PM IST

Sit, Click, Receive: Order food online, eat at restaurant

A viral tweet gave people a new hack — that you can order food on a delivery app while sitting inside a café and avail a nice discount

A viral tweet gave people a new hack — order food on delivery app while sitting at a café and avail discounts (Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 05:57 PM IST

Carving a remarkable path on life’s canvas

Odisha-based sculptors Rabi Narayan Rath and Jayant Kumar Das interacted with artists, students in Chandigarh

Artist Rabi Narayan Rath giving a live sculpting demonstration (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 06:47 PM IST

Annual Kasauli Week celebrations kick off

The 101st annual Kasauli Week celebrations have started at the Kasauli Club, featuring a week-long program of cultural performances, food festivals, sports tournaments, workshops, and competitions. The event aims to showcase the rich history, cultural heritage, and natural beauty of the hill station.

Ranbir Kumar (centre) performing during the Ghazal night at Kasauli Week (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 02:53 PM IST

Young textile designers showcase their works at Suvyan 2023

The Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology's textile design graduates showcased their collections at the annual Suvyan 2023 exhibition in Chandigarh, with five students receiving awards for their work. The event saw works from students who spent five months working alongside industrial clients, with a variety of trends and techniques on display, including digital printing and the use of upcycled fabrics. Principal Poonam Aggarwal Thakur said students had worked to international standards, while Shweta Sharma, course coordinator, said the event was a "big platform" for students.

A student showcasing her collection during the annual exhibition in Chandigarh on Thursday (Photos: Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 06:26 PM IST

AI: The Ghost of Web Design Future?

On Web Designers’ Day today, we speak to some tricity-based experts about their take on the ongoing #AIvsHuman debate

Experts say the role of AI in web design is evolving, but it is unlikely to replace designers in the foreseeable future (Illustration: Shutterstock)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:48 PM IST

K-pop singer Aoora, DJ Fridayyy perform in Chandigarh

K-pop artists Aoora and DJ Fridayyy performed at Elante Mall courtyard in Chandigarh, India, with fans enjoying hit numbers and Bollywood songs.

K-pop artistes Aoora and DJ Fridayyy (HT Photos)
Updated on May 29, 2023 05:21 PM IST

Menstrual hygiene still a major challenge in tricity colleges

Lack of awareness, limited access to menstrual products, and social stigmas surrounding menstruation continue to be hurdles for female students in tricity ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day. While steps have been taken to address the issue, more needs to be done, including providing free or subsidised sanitary pads on campus and open dialogues about menstruation. Many NGOs hold awareness campaigns to break taboos and encourage conversations.

While positive steps are being taken to address the issue of menstrual hygiene, there’s still a lot that needs to be done (Illustration: Shutterstock)
Updated on May 26, 2023 10:40 PM IST

Tricity’s love saga with K-Drama inspired fashion

Tricity-based retailers dealing with Korean fashion are reporting a surge in sales of K-drama-inspired clothing and accessories

City-based experts say (L-R) Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha; Vincenzo; and It’s Okay to Not Be Okay fashion are customer favourites (Photos: Instagram)
Updated on May 25, 2023 08:15 PM IST

Gulmohar assumes a character of its own in Chetna Keer’s new book

Chetna Keer's fourth book, "Garnets Under My Gulmohar," was recently launched in New Delhi. The novel, set amid the era of climate change, revolves around a book influencer and climate warrior. The event also featured handcrafted book accessories made by children from NGOs Deepalaya and Udayan using recycled paper.

Chetna Keer with her latest book, Garnets Under My Gulmohar (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2023 08:28 PM IST

For the love of art, architecture, and culture of the City Beautiful

With an aim to spread awareness about art among the youth of the city, the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) has started a new initiative of school programmes, art workshops, and lecture series, especially for school and college students of the City Beautiful

Deepika Gandhi, associate professor, Chandigarh College of Architecture, delivering a lecture on art and architecture in the city (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2023 07:29 PM IST

Tricity folks, this Int’l Tea Day, sip, savour, repeat!

Ahead of International Tea Day (May 21), we bring you a list of unique tea varieties available in tricity

Discover the treasure trove of brew-tea-ful surprises awaiting across tricity! (Photos: HT/Instagram)
Updated on May 18, 2023 08:28 PM IST

#FlourPower: Chandigarh women trade office for oven

For the love of baking: On World Baking Day, we spoke to tricity folks who let go of a steady, high-paying career to take up baking professionally

(L-R): Tricity-based bakers Banipreet Kaur; Upneet Bhatia; and Jasreen Kaur (HT Photos)
Updated on May 16, 2023 09:56 PM IST

Mama taught me! Tricity women’s ode to their mothers

From imparting valuable life lessons to being a constant source of support and guidance, these mothers have played an essential role in shaping their lives

Women of the region talk about their mothers’ influence on them (Illustration: Shutterstock)
Updated on May 14, 2023 01:10 AM IST

Entrepreneurs and Achievers Awards: 34 honoured for excellence in their fields

Haryana governor Bandaru Dattatreya honoured 34 people who excelled in various fields at the fourth edition of Entrepreneurs and Achievers Awards in Chandigarh.

Awardees posing for a picture during the felicitation ceremony in Chandigarh on Friday evening (Photo: Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on May 14, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Beat the heat with these delicious cocktails

On World Cocktail Day today, we bring you a range of quick and easy cocktail recipes to try out this summer

Shake, shake, shake — it’s time to celebrate World Cocktail Day! (HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Young golfers making tricity proud

Young golfers in Chandigarh share their journey in the sport, with some starting as young as two years old and training under experienced coaches.

Clockwise from above: Nihaal Cheema; Ojaswini Saraswat; Gairat Kaur Kahlon; and Rabab Kahlon (HT Photos)
Updated on May 11, 2023 11:02 PM IST

Chandigarh Music and Film Festival concludes

The third Chandigarh Music and Film Festival ended at Chandigarh University with the presence of famous actors and filmmakers. The three-day event aimed to showcase Chandigarh as an entertainment hub in North India and advocate for a film city in the area. Actors Rakesh Bedi and Rajendra Gupta, and filmmaker Ketan Anand shared their insights on the importance of discipline, self-learning, and spontaneity in the art of cinema. The festival attracted a diverse range of people, from aspiring filmmakers to seasoned professionals.

(L-R): Filmmaker Ketan Anand; and actors Rakesh Bedi; and Rajendra Gupta (HT Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2023 11:40 PM IST

Celebrities support plan to establish film city in Chandigarh

Chandigarh Music and Film Festival opened with celebrities calling for the establishment of a film city in the region to create jobs and promote filmmaking. Attendees included actors Rakul Preet Singh, Binnu Dhillon and Yashpal Sharma, as well as director Vinay Pathak and lyricist Shamsher Sandhu, among others. Chandigarh University Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu said that India should focus on becoming a global content creation hub. The festival, which is in its third year, aims to promote the art of filmmaking and music in the region.

Actors Yashpal Sharma, Binnu Dhillon, Rajendra Gupta, among others lighting the ceremonial lamp at Chandigarh Music and Film Festival (Photos: Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 08, 2023 09:17 PM IST

Celebrating Chandigarh’s Symphony of Seasons through treescapes

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) is holding a photo exhibition called 'Celebrating Chandigarh?s Treescapes' to display the trees of the city. The exhibition features the works of Prof Rajnish Wattas, former principal, Chandigarh College of Architecture, and aims to raise awareness about the need to conserve the city's tree species. Nearly 40 of Chandigarh?s trees are showcased in the exhibition, capturing their beauty through the play of seasons.

Some of the photographs on display at the exhibition (HT Photos)
Updated on May 03, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Punjab-origin artistes honoured for contribution to cinema

Stalwarts of the entertainment industry with roots in Punjab, sportspersons, and industrialists were felicitated by the World Punjabi Organisation (WPO) during the annual gala event in Zirakpur

Filmmaker Guneet Monga Kapoor (centre) and husband Sunny Kapoor with actor Aparshakti Khurana (right) at the event (Photos: Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on May 01, 2023 11:40 PM IST

Farhan Akhtar mesmerises fans at Chandigarh concert

Farhan Akhtar's band Farhan Live performed hit numbers from his films during a live gig in Chandigarh, completing 10 years of the band's journey.

Farhan Akhtar performing during a live gig in Chandigarh (HT Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2023 11:30 PM IST

I was nervous but Akshay sir was very comforting, says Sejal Gupta

The model-cum-child actor was recently the youngest Indian teen to win Miss Teen International India 2023

Model and child actor Sejal Gupta (Photo: Instagram/@sejjal21)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 11:30 PM IST

Design is about transporting someone into a parallel world, says Masaba

Fashion designer and actor Masaba Gupta discussed her creative process and signature style at the Chandigarh Design Festival, emphasizing the importance of comfort and self-expression in fashion design. Gupta also spoke about her relationship with her mother, actor Neena Gupta, and offered advice to aspiring designers to ask for what they deserve, delegate work, and be true to their own unique vision.

Masaba Gupta interacting with (left) Sanyukta Shrestha (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 01:24 AM IST

Chandigarh witnesses a celebration of art

A World Art Day exhibition in Chandigarh showcased paintings, photographs, sculptures, and installations by new and established artists, created at various international and national-level art workshops. Installations included a sculpture dedicated to Chandigarh and an ode to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru's dream for the city. The exhibition also featured a miniature crafts workshop by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh sculptors.

Visitors taking a look at the artworks on display (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 11:14 PM IST

Eid ’23: A fiesta of flavours for tricity residents

Tricity foodies suggest places to try an array of Eid delicacies, including Shama Dhaba, Nizam Dhaba, Pashtun, Al Azeem Dhaba, Karim's Chandigarh, Noorani by Nihari, and Behrouz.

Popular food outlets in the city are ready to welcome foodies for grand celebrations (HT Photos)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 10:46 PM IST

French Ambassador’s concrete architecture photo exhibition opens in city

Chandigarh Government Museum and Art Gallery is hosting Tender Concrete, an exhibition of 16 photographs by Emmanuel Lenain, the ambassador of France to India, to mark World Heritage Day. The exhibition showcases Lenain?s ?personal and subjective approach to photography? ? capturing the beauty of concrete architecture. It is open for public viewing until June 30.

Visitors taking a look at the works on display (HT Photos)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 09:38 PM IST
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