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Dating in 2023: Are you loved out or swiped clean?

Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:44 PM IST

With online dating, heartbreak is part of the journey. Can you really be extravagant or thrifty in matters of the heart?

Welcome to Millenial Dating 2.023. Even the language of dating has changed: Breadcrumbing, ghosting, orbiting, eclipsing (Shutterstock)
Welcome to Millenial Dating 2.023. Even the language of dating has changed: Breadcrumbing, ghosting, orbiting, eclipsing (Shutterstock)
ByVinaya Patil

Get to know... Varun Duggirala

The founder of Plot Device entertainment, author of Everything Is Out of Syllabus, podcaster and Star Wars geek, on what he’s listening to, making scrambled eggs, and living in Birkenstocks

Advice Varun Duggirala would give his 18-year-old self? “Don’t judge yourself more than the world does”
Advice Varun Duggirala would give his 18-year-old self? “Don’t judge yourself more than the world does”
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 09:09 AM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Listicle: 10 entrepreneurs who make the hustle look good

They walk the talk, offer employees support, rest and an attentive ear. They’d rather shine slowly than burn out. See what they do differently

Chetan Walunj & Aditi Bhosale-Walunj, co-founders of fuel-delivery service Repos, encourage each staffer to set a personal goal and offers three days’ paid leave in support
Chetan Walunj & Aditi Bhosale-Walunj, co-founders of fuel-delivery service Repos, encourage each staffer to set a personal goal and offers three days’ paid leave in support
Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:44 PM IST
ByAnil Sadarangani

HT Brunch Cover Story: Saba has you covered

The musician, actor and girl boss is set to amp up your weekend with book, screen, style and music recommendations

Actor, musician and cover girl Saba Azad says, “Boredom is such a valuable tool. I’m not sure we allow ourselves to be bored anymore”.
Actor, musician and cover girl Saba Azad says, “Boredom is such a valuable tool. I’m not sure we allow ourselves to be bored anymore”.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:52 PM IST
ByBy Vanessa Viegas

Quick guide: How to cleanse your social media feed

Another day, another endless scroll

Actor Tom Holland went on an IG detox and returned only to reveal he was taking a social media break to focus on his mental health (@tomholland201)
Actor Tom Holland went on an IG detox and returned only to reveal he was taking a social media break to focus on his mental health (@tomholland201)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:52 PM IST
ByBy Rishabh Deb

Spectator by Seema Goswami: JLF turns the page

Between discussions and debates, readings and sessions, it is the many young people in attendance at the Jaipur Literature Festival that give one hope for the future

Shashi Tharoor is the Shah Rukh Khan of the literary world. At JLF, he is surrounded by a ring of over-muscled bouncers wherever he goes (HT Archives)
Shashi Tharoor is the Shah Rukh Khan of the literary world. At JLF, he is surrounded by a ring of over-muscled bouncers wherever he goes (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:52 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Ghost in the shell

Whether you’re biting down on a pani puri, golgappa or phuchka, it’s the puri that elevates the experience

Different kinds of pani at Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent. (Indian Accent)
Different kinds of pani at Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent. (Indian Accent)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 01:59 AM IST

The Brunch round-up: What went down and how it made us feel

We’re blue and green with excitement that Zoe Saldana has become the only actor in history to appear in four movies that have crossed $2 billion at the worldwide box office

Zoe Saldana (above, as Gamora in the Avengers) has become the only actor in history to appear in four movies that have crossed $2 billion worldwide
Zoe Saldana (above, as Gamora in the Avengers) has become the only actor in history to appear in four movies that have crossed $2 billion worldwide
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:51 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Law, order and adventure: A comic for the weekend

Sometimes, doing the right thing at the right time means battling your own team before battling the bad guys. Check out this comic

 (Virat Vilas Pawar)
(Virat Vilas Pawar)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 05:46 PM IST
ByVirat Vilas Pawar

Ghosts of gigs gone by. Were you at these epic concerts?

Lollapalooza is here. But how much have Indian concerts changed? Rewind with four gigs and someone who’s been in the audience, cheering, for decades

At Michael Jackson’s Mumbai show, where, at one point, he stepped out of a makeshift spaceship. (Getty Images)
At Michael Jackson’s Mumbai show, where, at one point, he stepped out of a makeshift spaceship. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 04:26 PM IST
ByNarendra Kusnur

Hide, don’t bend. Low-rise jeans are back in style

All through 2022, we dismissed them as one-offs, well-intentioned sartorial errors we assumed would be quickly dismissed

We may have dismissed low-waist jeans as one-offs all through 2022, but, to everyone’s horror, the style — tight on the hip, fitted at the crotch — seems here to stay (Stella McCartney)
We may have dismissed low-waist jeans as one-offs all through 2022, but, to everyone’s horror, the style — tight on the hip, fitted at the crotch — seems here to stay (Stella McCartney)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 04:04 PM IST

Travel: The hills are alive

From baithaks and board games nights to pop-ups and flea markets for local businesses, Lonavala, the O.G. hill station of Mumbai and Pune, has started owning its space

Manasvi Bhatia worked to get a postbox installed in Valvan, near her property to get people to write letters and send cards. Her mother, Minal Bhatia is an active postcard-sender who sends postcards to people (strangers mostly) across the world.
Manasvi Bhatia worked to get a postbox installed in Valvan, near her property to get people to write letters and send cards. Her mother, Minal Bhatia is an active postcard-sender who sends postcards to people (strangers mostly) across the world.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:47 PM IST
ByNasrin Modak Siddiqi

In Bed With Harman Singha: “I read to help my brain slow down for better sleep”

Growing up as an Army kid, Harman Singha didn’t have a typical childhood

Harman Singha poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Harman Singha poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:45 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Books: India’s many New Year’s days

While much of the Western world observes the new year on January 1, the concept assumes a more complex form in India

Most cultures in India celebrate New Years at different times throughout the year
Most cultures in India celebrate New Years at different times throughout the year
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:44 PM IST
BySatyarth Nayak

HT Brunch Cover Story: Before the biopic

Meet the captain of the Indian women’s national football team, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, a player whose life is a gripping story just waiting to be shared

Ashalata Devi says, Sometimes I would go to practice straight after school instead of going home and I’d tell my mother I got late at school”; Styling by Rishi Raj; Styling assistant: Parul Gauba; Art direction by Amit Malik; Hair & make-up by Pallavi Kapoor; Dress by Guapa; Earrings by Mango; Socks by Forever 21; Sneakers by Truffle (Vidushii Gupta)
Ashalata Devi says, Sometimes I would go to practice straight after school instead of going home and I’d tell my mother I got late at school”; Styling by Rishi Raj; Styling assistant: Parul Gauba; Art direction by Amit Malik; Hair & make-up by Pallavi Kapoor; Dress by Guapa; Earrings by Mango; Socks by Forever 21; Sneakers by Truffle (Vidushii Gupta)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:42 PM IST
ByUrvee ModwelUrvee Modwel

Social Media Star of The Week: Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar 

For someone who’s been talking about body positivity on social media since 2016, it wasn’t a big deal for Mumbai girl Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar, 30, to wear a swimsuit for a Reel, captioned, “For far too long the world has convinced us that fat people are not ‘hot’

Tanvi recently put up a Reel in a swimsuit, captioned, “For far too long the world has convinced us that fat people are not ‘hot’. It’s time to prove them wrong.”
Tanvi recently put up a Reel in a swimsuit, captioned, “For far too long the world has convinced us that fat people are not ‘hot’. It’s time to prove them wrong.”
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:41 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Nostalgia with Sameera Reddy

The actor talks about being conflicted about her career choices, being a saver when it comes for money, and running at Joggers Park, when she was 22

Sameera Reddy at 22 (left) and at 44 (right)
Sameera Reddy at 22 (left) and at 44 (right)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:40 PM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

HT Brunch Game Show: Who’s working men’s make-up right?

The one who keeps it basic, the other who views nail art as expression, or the third, who wears sunscreen at night? Or you?

Kumar Iyer is a senior make-up artist, who has been working in the industry for over 27 years.
Kumar Iyer is a senior make-up artist, who has been working in the industry for over 27 years.
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 10:39 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Editor’s Note: Sport the star!

Long before HT Brunch went digital and I had the luxury of utilising a full page in the magazine to address you readers, we featured two young female athletes on our cover

Today’s cover star and the captain of India’s women’s national football team, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi
Today’s cover star and the captain of India’s women’s national football team, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Passions: Was there space for Jack on that raft?

“Romance isn’t about dying for love, but helping one live”By Megha Marwah   Titanic director James Cameron recently announced they had done scientific tests to prove there was only space for one on the (in pic) wooden door/raft
Titanic director James Cameron recently announced they had done scientific tests to prove there was only space for one on the (in pic) wooden door/raft
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:38 PM IST
ByMegha Marwah, Shashanka Chitrakar

Spoilers Ahead by Rajeev Masand: Dear world, can we have a recycle bin?

We’re going to be shifting home soon and the folks have been insisting for months now to get rid of anything that one doesn’t need

Director Steven Spielberg signing a copy of the book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard in 2013
Director Steven Spielberg signing a copy of the book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard in 2013
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:37 PM IST
ByRajeev Masand

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Show-stoppers of Auto Expo 2023

India’s biggest motor show was finally back this year after missing its 2022 date due to Covid-19

The Maruti Jimny, Tata Sierra concept, Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Harrier EV, and Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Maruti Jimny, Tata Sierra concept, Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Harrier EV, and Hyundai Ioniq 5
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:36 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Spare us!

So, here we are again

The real tragedy is that the royals can’t bring themselves to love Meghan like he does. And he can’t bring himself to forgive them for failing to do so (Aparna Ram)
The real tragedy is that the royals can’t bring themselves to love Meghan like he does. And he can’t bring himself to forgive them for failing to do so (Aparna Ram)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:35 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

Secret Traveller by Jamal Shaikh: Noosa & other happy discoveries

Noosa around my neck!As a traveller, I’m particularly wary of proper nouns that sound like marketing catchphrases

One of only 10 World Surfing Reserves, with five world-class point breaks, Noosa’s surf sites are set against the backdrop of a beautiful coastal national park
One of only 10 World Surfing Reserves, with five world-class point breaks, Noosa’s surf sites are set against the backdrop of a beautiful coastal national park
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:34 PM IST

Humour by Rehana Munir: How does that make you feel?

From classical to radical, there’s an abundance of therapies to choose from

Therapists don’t usually give you all the answers you want, unless you’re in Hollywood (Hexcode)
Therapists don’t usually give you all the answers you want, unless you’re in Hollywood (Hexcode)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 09:32 AM IST
ByRehana Munir

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Fat is a foodie issue

Science now tells us that all the old warnings about dairy fat were overstated. Start enjoying butter and ghee!

The best basmati is described as having a buttery aroma
The best basmati is described as having a buttery aroma
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:14 PM IST

Prateek Sadhu: DIY pizza

DIY PizzaQ Any tips for making pizza at home? —Pranav, via InstagramI love sourdough pizza

Prateek Sadhu shares tricks for making pizza at home
Prateek Sadhu shares tricks for making pizza at home
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:07 PM IST
ByPrateek Sadhu

Technical Guruji: Projector vs TV

Screen SuaveQ What are the pros and cons of getting a projector instead of a TV? —Anisa, DelhiI f you are planning to make a home theatre, with proper sound and light treatments, then buying a projector makes sense as it gives you screen size options upwards of 100 inches

Gaurav Chaudhary discusses what makes a projector different from a TV
Gaurav Chaudhary discusses what makes a projector different from a TV
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:05 PM IST
ByGaurav Chaudhary

Ami Patel: Layering and bridesmaid special

Trick and treatQ What’s the trick when it comes to layering clothes?—Anushka, DelhiLayering doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be stylish

Ami Patel offers tips to style your winter and wedding outfits
Ami Patel offers tips to style your winter and wedding outfits
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:03 PM IST
ByAmi Patel

Sohrab Khushrushahi: Mom and workouts

Do what you loveQ How can I make my mom get into a workout routine? She’s 63

Sohrab Khushrushahi has tips on how to get your parents to start a fitness regime.
Sohrab Khushrushahi has tips on how to get your parents to start a fitness regime.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:02 PM IST
BySohrab Khushrushahi
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