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Photography: A fine focus

Published on Sep 24, 2022 01:25 PM IST

A photographer speaks about commercial, documentary and art photography; and making a career from it without any formal training

The 24-year-old professional journey has been about commercial, documentary and art photography
The 24-year-old professional journey has been about commercial, documentary and art photography

That Feeling When by Nikhil Taneja: Do we know how to be happy?

While we have begun learning to be vulnerable in terms of pain, we also need to embrace vulnerability in times of joy

Are you always waiting for the next unavoidable, negative thing to happen? (Hexcode)
Are you always waiting for the next unavoidable, negative thing to happen? (Hexcode)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 01:12 AM IST
ByNikhil Taneja

Men’s Style & Grooming by Yatan Ahluwalia: Fall Style

Decoding the lead look Hair: Short on the sides, long and uneven on top

It’s time to refresh your closet and tuck away the sun-washed colours and skin showing garments from your summertime wardrobe. Model: Cezary (a young model from Poland. His agency: Auraa Talents)
It’s time to refresh your closet and tuck away the sun-washed colours and skin showing garments from your summertime wardrobe. Model: Cezary (a young model from Poland. His agency: Auraa Talents)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 12:29 AM IST
ByYatan Ahluwalia

Food: The curry powder conundrum

I love Indian food! I add curry powder to many dishes!” This is an enthusiastic statement I often hear when meeting someone for the first time in Italy

A simple tandoori gobhi marinade, with fresh ginger, besan and real spices, had people licking their fingers
A simple tandoori gobhi marinade, with fresh ginger, besan and real spices, had people licking their fingers
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 12:29 AM IST
ByNatasha CelmiNatasha Celmi

In Bed With Akash Thosar: “Make sure your love is reciprocated.”

The actor talks about getting spotted by a talent scout at a railway station after missing his train, his guilty pleasure and falling asleep to music

A dog-person, Akash Thosar poses with a pupper who walked by the studio during the shoot for this HT Brunch column; Make-up & Hair by Subhash Shinde (Vickky Idnaani)
A dog-person, Akash Thosar poses with a pupper who walked by the studio during the shoot for this HT Brunch column; Make-up & Hair by Subhash Shinde (Vickky Idnaani)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:29 AM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

Fashion: Stylish in skirts

Have you ever wondered how some people always manage to look so effortlessly chic and put-together? The answer is simple: the Golden Ratio

When employed in design, the Golden Ratio (a mathematical ratio, approximately equal to 1.618) produces compositions that look organic, natural and visually appealing by lending a sense of harmony and proportion; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling by Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up by Rekha Das; Hair by Rohit; Models: Meghna and Sunaina (Purple Thoughts Agency); Sandra (Aurra Talent Models); Skirt and cape by Rishi and Vibhuti; Bracelet and earrings by Tribe by Amrapali; Shoes by Zara (Raj K Raj)
When employed in design, the Golden Ratio (a mathematical ratio, approximately equal to 1.618) produces compositions that look organic, natural and visually appealing by lending a sense of harmony and proportion; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling by Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up by Rekha Das; Hair by Rohit; Models: Meghna and Sunaina (Purple Thoughts Agency); Sandra (Aurra Talent Models); Skirt and cape by Rishi and Vibhuti; Bracelet and earrings by Tribe by Amrapali; Shoes by Zara (Raj K Raj)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:28 AM IST
ByApla Shrivastava

HT Brunch Cover Story: The evolution of influence

Fashion content creator Santoshi Shetty on how she moved on to a life without likes and validation and became the best version of herself

Santoshi says, “Social media is overwhelming. But eventually, a negative comment becomes your strength”; Art Direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Sonu; Outfit by Itrh; Shoes by Zara (Tushar Bhardwaj)
Santoshi says, “Social media is overwhelming. But eventually, a negative comment becomes your strength”; Art Direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Sonu; Outfit by Itrh; Shoes by Zara (Tushar Bhardwaj)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 12:59 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Wellness by Luke Coutinho: How to prevent a preventable disease

Aditya, a young entrepreneur, came to us with prediabetes

Prediabetes is reversible if you choose to make the right lifestyle changes (Hexcode)
Prediabetes is reversible if you choose to make the right lifestyle changes (Hexcode)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:28 AM IST
ByLuke Coutinho

Rude Drink by Vir Sanghvi: The future of drinking

The World Class competition in Sydney offered many insights into how our drinking habits are changing and how cocktails are taking over

Looking out at Sydney from the Four Seasons where the World Class competition was held
Looking out at Sydney from the Four Seasons where the World Class competition was held
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:27 AM IST

Prateek Sadhu: Keep it fresh

Here’s why going out and buying your own vegetables always works better than ordering your supplies via apps

Vegetable shopping can be therapeutic
Vegetable shopping can be therapeutic
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:27 AM IST
ByPrateek Sadhu

Sohrab Khushrushahi: Dance for the love of it

Yes, there are many dance forms that can help you lose weight. But here’s why that shouldn’t be only reason you opt for it

Dance because you want to
Dance because you want to
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:26 AM IST
BySohrab Khushrushahi

Guest Column by Dharmesh Dave: A curse so dark and lonely

World Suicide Prevention Month: Suicide doesn’t kill just that one person who thinks they cannot handle life anymore. It severely impacts the people around them

September is considered the National Suicide Prevention Month in the US
September is considered the National Suicide Prevention Month in the US
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:26 AM IST
ByDharmesh Dave

Technical Guruji: Tablet pros and cons

Laptop vs tablet Q

Laptop or a tablet—which works better for you?
Laptop or a tablet—which works better for you?
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 12:26 AM IST
ByGaurav Chaudhary

Karishma Mehta: Conversations with parents and partners

How to talk your mother out of meeting a matchmaker, if needed. And how you can help with your partner’s insecurities

Why communication is crucial
Why communication is crucial
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:26 AM IST
ByKarishma Mehta

Nostalgia with Preeti Jhangiani, “My most prized possession was my Mercedes I bought with my earnings”

The actor talks about having her first Hindi release, Mohabbatein by the age of 20, enjoying swimming and her father handling her finances when she was 22

Preeti Jhangiani at 22 (left) and at 42 (right)
Preeti Jhangiani at 22 (left) and at 42 (right)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:25 AM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

HT Brunch Game Show: Who’s handling their PCOS best?

The one who opts for sattvic diet, the one who created a IG page for solidarity, or the one who focusses on conscious eating? Or you?

Dr Mrs Kiran Coelho is an obstetrician and gynaecologist practising in Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, who was recently on the show The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.
Dr Mrs Kiran Coelho is an obstetrician and gynaecologist practising in Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, who was recently on the show The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:25 AM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Passions: The price of poverty porn

“These tours romanticise a harsh reality” By Urvee Modwel  In Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh’s character lives in the slums, and watches as foreign tourists take a look around his neighbourhood
In Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh’s character lives in the slums, and watches as foreign tourists take a look around his neighbourhood
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:24 AM IST
ByUrvee Modwel, Jamal Shaikh

Editor’s Note: Selfie to self-realisation

How one of India's first fashion content creators found her way out of social media insecurity

“Everyone is going to grow up and at some point the bubble will break,” says Santoshi Shetty of the moment she realised social media content creation wouldn’t be her whole life; Outfit by Huemn; Shoes by Zara (Tushar Bhardwaj)
“Everyone is going to grow up and at some point the bubble will break,” says Santoshi Shetty of the moment she realised social media content creation wouldn’t be her whole life; Outfit by Huemn; Shoes by Zara (Tushar Bhardwaj)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 10:25 AM IST

Fit and Fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Why you lose muscle mass

As you age, just adding small amounts of protein is not enough. You also need to add weight training to the fitness regime

Follow weight training programs which will help in increasing muscle size (Shutterstock)
Follow weight training programs which will help in increasing muscle size (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:21 AM IST
ByKamal Singh CSCS

In Bed With Varun Mitra: “I believe cuddles cure everything”

The actor talks about his love for ice-cream, meeting people organically rather than via dating apps, and getting along well with Freida Pinto

Varun Mitra poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column; MUH by Monali Shah (Shivangi Kulkarni)
Varun Mitra poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column; MUH by Monali Shah (Shivangi Kulkarni)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:21 AM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

Food: Ripping off the Masque

A food journalist spends a day at one of Asia’s finest restaurants in Mumbai. Here are her thoughts.

Chef Totlani introduces Sonal Ved to the rest of the team during a pre-serving briefing (Shyamali Patel)
Chef Totlani introduces Sonal Ved to the rest of the team during a pre-serving briefing (Shyamali Patel)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:20 AM IST
BySonal Ved

HT Brunch Cover Story: Two times a family

Actor Arjun Rampal & his partner Gabriella Demetriades, on the unconventional dynamics and unadulterated love across all parts of their modern Indian family

Arjun and Gabriella say they don’t really have a crazy romantic story. “Ours is just a very organic sort of friendship, and that is what it is right now, too,” she says; Styled by Dolla Baruah; Styling assistants: Kareena Mishra & Deepanshi Goel; Make-up by Adhishree P; Hair by Rami Halder; On Gabriella:Cardigan by Rescha; Pants by N&S Gaia; On Arjun: Coord set by Erised Pret; Rings by Amrapali Jewels (Sasha Jairam)
Arjun and Gabriella say they don’t really have a crazy romantic story. “Ours is just a very organic sort of friendship, and that is what it is right now, too,” she says; Styled by Dolla Baruah; Styling assistants: Kareena Mishra & Deepanshi Goel; Make-up by Adhishree P; Hair by Rami Halder; On Gabriella:Cardigan by Rescha; Pants by N&S Gaia; On Arjun: Coord set by Erised Pret; Rings by Amrapali Jewels (Sasha Jairam)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:19 AM IST

Nostalgia with Divya Seth Shah, “I was always on a diet and starved myself to become slim”

The actor talks about working with theatre groups, being opinionated, wearing her heart on her sleeve, and sharing a room with her sister, when she was 22

Divya Seth Shah at 22 (left) and at 55 (right)
Divya Seth Shah at 22 (left) and at 55 (right)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:19 AM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

Society: For women, by women

Having seen how invisible women’s issues are, even in medicine, Carina Kohli wants to change the scene

Carina Kohli was 13 years old, she was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Today, Carina Kohli is the founder and CEO of HUMM, a healthcare app that offers unlimited, affordable and personal healthcare to mothers, families and organisations
Carina Kohli was 13 years old, she was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Today, Carina Kohli is the founder and CEO of HUMM, a healthcare app that offers unlimited, affordable and personal healthcare to mothers, families and organisations
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:19 AM IST
ByAnandita DeAnandita De

Guest Column by chef Anahita Dhondy: #EthicallySpeaking 

With the new tax rules, content creators must be more mindful of posts about collaborations, gifts and events they are invited to

Since the new taxation ruling, the ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) has been on the lookout for branded content (Hexcode)
Since the new taxation ruling, the ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) has been on the lookout for branded content (Hexcode)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:19 AM IST
ByAnahita Dhondy

Editor’s Note: Come, fall in love again!

Can a second time in love be as beautiful as the first? A couple that’s found it the second time round shares their journey

Arjun Rampal, with his partner Gabriella (Sasha Jairam)
Arjun Rampal, with his partner Gabriella (Sasha Jairam)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:18 AM IST

HT Brunch Game Show: Which creator is fighting the need for validation best?

The one who accepts the need for appreciation, the one who focusses on her messaging, or the one for who validation-seeking is a thing of the past?

Karishma Mehta is an HT Brunch columnist the founder of the digital storytelling platform Humans Of Bombay, and has just launched their talk show called How The Hell Did I Do It?
Karishma Mehta is an HT Brunch columnist the founder of the digital storytelling platform Humans Of Bombay, and has just launched their talk show called How The Hell Did I Do It?
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:18 AM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Passions: Responsible solutions

Are companies only doing the bare minimum or is it up to the consumers to take responsibility, especially when it comes to the environment?

Sprite is now being packaged in clear plastic bottles instead of green ones in North America, to boost recycling
Sprite is now being packaged in clear plastic bottles instead of green ones in North America, to boost recycling
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:18 AM IST
ByRia Bose, Ameya

Spoilers Ahead: Love on a 16-inch screen

The one advantage of a long flight is the opportunity to catch up with films. Do you have any go-to movies you watch while travelling?

Channing Tatum’s latest release, Dog, is a much deeper film than it lets on
Channing Tatum’s latest release, Dog, is a much deeper film than it lets on
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:17 AM IST
ByRajeev Masand
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