Hungry yet? 10 restaurants with long waitlists

Published on Mar 10, 2023 11:44 PM IST

For fans of queuing (and great food), here are 10 restaurants that are sold out for months. Book now, for your next life

Bookings at the 36-seater Masalawala & Sons in Brooklyn in the US sell out in minutes.

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Lightning bolts

The fastest, heaviest, most expensive supercar in the world is also electric. Even at 2.2 tonnes, the Pininfarina Battista can do 358 kph

The Pininfarina Battista rockets from 0 to 100kph in a scarcely believable 1.86 seconds.
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 12:55 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Raita time, raita place

This delicious, cooling side dish is unique to North India but different versions of it exist across the world. So, where did it come from?

Raita is a North Indian thing. You don’t find it in the East. You don’t even find it in the West. It does not exist in the South. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Listicle: Anyone for seconds?

Whatever happened to Rani, Rohan, the Khosla plot, Veeru and Jai? Here are 10 Bollywood films that deserve a sequel

In a sequel to the 2010 film Mohabbatein, we’d like to see how Shah Rukh Khan’s character is running Gurukul.
Published on Mar 03, 2023 08:53 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Get to know... Meghna Goyal

The entrepreneur spills the beans on her bad habits & checking the Shopify app before sleeping

Entrepreneur Meghna Goyal spills the beans on her bad habits
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 09:05 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Face up to hypocrisy

Mask-wearing has gone from being a socially responsible habit to becoming a class issue

Now that Covid is on its way out, the upper and middle classes have decided to ditch their masks. The same freedom has not been granted to those who serve them. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 09:05 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

All the write choices

Four novelists tell us why they write, what inspires them, and what books you should be reading too

This year’s challenge is a reboot. Read 24 books before the year ends. Each time you finish a book, tag @HTBrunch on Twitter and Instagram using #BrunchBookChallenge. (ILLUSTRATION: MALAY KARMAKAR)
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 09:07 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

No clouds, light reign

Delhi rapper King has gone from working a government job to featuring on the Spotify Global Top 25 playlist. See how his life has changed since then

Delhi rapper Apran Kumar Chandel, aka King, broke onto the Spotify’s Top Global Chart list in January with his single Maan Meri Jaan (Photographed by Samrat Nagar; Styled by Robert Son Lyngdoh)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 08:42 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

A timeline for therapy

When should you seek professional help? Any time is a good time, but some milestones call for a helping hand

Grief, anxiety, depression, divorce, abuse, addiction and phobias are difficult. But therapy can help in smaller ways too. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 08:41 PM IST

Who takes the chill pill?

Air-conditioning is at the heart of humanity’s great divide. Do you shiver in protest or give it a warm welcome?

Even couples who agree on everything invariably tussle over the ideal AC setting in the bedroom. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 08:40 PM IST
ByRehana Munir

The Brunch round-up: The week and how it made us feel

This week we are excited about the Backstreet Boys playing in India & Daft Punk’s reissued album, miss the OG Plastics in Mean Girls & bid adieu to Succession

The original Mean Girls cast may not return for a musical movie due to an alleged pay dispute
Published on Mar 03, 2023 08:39 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Listicle: 10 perfect wedding gifts

Independent journalist, Noor Anand Chawla; parenting coach Shivani Kudva; and CEO and creative director of Amrapali Jewels, Tarang Arora, list the best wedding gifts they’ve given and received

Two nights at a five-star hotel in the city, just after the wedding, will help the couple, wrecked from the long wedding prep and celebrations, recover. (LEELA PALACE NEW DELHI)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:23 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Spoilers Ahead by Rajeev Masand: Hidden treasures

The big surprise on The Romantics is seeing the reclusive director Aditya Chopra. Why do some celebrities stay out of the spotlight?

The Romantics, the new four-part docuseries on Netflix, celebrates the contribution of Yash Chopra and his banner, Yash Raj Films, to Indian cinema. (@NETFLIX_IN)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:20 PM IST
ByRajeev Masand

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: How caviar spread

Why is this delicacy so easily and cheaply available now? What should the good stuff taste like? And how does China fit in?

There are at least 25 recognised varieties of the sturgeon fish. But over the years, three types have been prized for their eggs: sevruga, ossetra, and beluga. (shutterstock)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:19 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: An eye on the future

“If I can’t burn you,” he told her, “I can certainly burn your book, which I don’t need to read to know that it’s full of unsuitable and forbidden thoughts, and then you will die and be forgotten, and nobody will know your name…What do you say to that?” That is the threat delivered to Pampa Kampana, the semi-magical, demi-goddess heroine of Salman Rushdie’s new novel, Victory City

In August 2022, Salman Rushdie was repeatedly stabbed by a fanatic in Chautauqua, New York. He was blinded in one eye and also lost the use of one hand. It hasn’t killed his spirit. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:18 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

How second-hand is becoming first choice for fashionistas

Thrift stores, swap meets, pre-loved designer sales, new old favourites. Indian fashion is finally doing right by the Earth. Are you?

Stylist, fashion icon and serial entrepreneur Pernia Qureshi co-founded Saritoria in 2021 for people to sell and buy pre-loved designer outfits; Art direction by Amit Malik; Make-up by Aien Ozukum; Hair by Aakash Shrestha (Aditi Tailang)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:17 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

The bridesmaid’s guide to new-age weddings

BFF getting married? Forget everything you know. You’re now the handholder, ringleader and Chief Solutions Officer

Every bride and groom needs a capable squad that can manage drinking binges and the gift registry. (@aliabhatt)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 07:14 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Click here to get rich

Where does your money go? We look at spending trackers and finance apps to figure out if the bots can actually help with your budgeting

You should know and understand what’s happening to your data when a money app knows all about your salary, debt and spending habits. (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:12 PM IST
ByNasrin Modak Siddiqi

The Brunch round-up: The week and how it made us feel

This week we wonder how people are still getting away with casual sexism, are annoyed with The Cursed Child movie casting and Twitter & IG changes, and mourn Bruce Willis’ news

Word is, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will appear in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 07:11 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Snap back to reality

Trash TV is just as cool as the epic fantasies and period dramas everyone is bingeing. Stay strong, view on

Rapper MC Stan won Bigg Boss 16 and then eclipsed stars like Shah Rukh Khan on social media, driving home the fact that reality TV stars have powerful fanbases too. (@m_c_stan)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 07:09 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Listicle: 10 alternatives if you love Humans Of New York

Humans of Corporate@humansofcorporate catsofinstagram: If you like cats, you’re probably already following this account. From Reels to posts to memes to just plain, static images (yes, those still exist) of all-round cute kitties and grumpy cats, this page has something for everyone.
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 10:37 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Get to know... Isha Borah

The fashion content creator on living the high point of her life, growing up watching Shaktimaan with her fam on Sundays, and listening to songs by Lucky Ali

Get to know... Isha Borah
Published on Feb 17, 2023 08:24 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The winning streak

The Cayman was conceived for track use, which is why it may be the best-handling Porsche of all time

The Cayman GT4 RS roars from 0 to 100kph in just 3.4 seconds. And, if you can legally find the right road, it will hit a top speed of 315kph
Published on Feb 17, 2023 08:09 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Warming signs

I felt the first stirrings of disquiet when I ventured out for my usual late-afternoon walk last week

Winter’s really and truly gone. It didn’t even have the grace to hang around until Holi, as has been the norm. (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 08:07 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Masala in your pasta?

Indian chefs are capable of creating authentic Italian meals. But across the country, diners prefer food with a local, saucy, spicy twist

In Italy, the point of a pasta dish is the pasta. In India, it is the sauce which is required to overwhelm the pasta. (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 08:04 PM IST

Hear and now: Follow the changing story of Indian music

Music is changing. Musicians are pivoting too. See how Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Anand Bhaskar, Rashmeet Kaur and William Basaiawmoit are keeping up

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, William Richmond Basaiawmoit, Anand Bhaskar and Rashmeet Kaur tell Brunch how they navigate viral hooks, app discoveries, online fame and offline challenges.
Published on Feb 17, 2023 08:01 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Foot soldiers: Sneaker resellers are levelling up, becoming collectors

Has your sneaker collection become your sole purpose? AnilSadarangani maps how sneakerheads are lacing up across India

Michael Jordan’s 1984 game-worn Air Ships sold to private collectors for a record $1.96 million in 2021. (Sothebys)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 07:50 PM IST
ByAnil Sadarangani

Are you making a gig mistake?

Music festival season is here

Whether it’s Lollapalooza, NH7 Weekender or Mahindra I-Rock (above), if you don’t have the energy of a 20-something, it can go very wrong. (Ht ARCHIVES)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 07:43 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Outdated etiquette? Just don’t give a fork

Good behaviour shows refinement. But some rules are sexist, ageist and classist. Here are the manners you don’t need to mind

Etiquette consultants like Sara Jane Ho (left) believe that good social behaviour puts everyone at ease, but that way of thinking may be outdated. (Netflix)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 07:38 PM IST

The Brunch round-up: The week and how it made us feel

This week we celebrate pop-culture franchises dedicated to women’s pleasure, mourn the loss of MAC Cosmetics’s recycling programme, are in awe of Mumbai’s real estate, and done with Chat GPT

Magic Mike’s Last Dance, out now, is a terrible film. But so easy on the eyes!
Published on Feb 17, 2023 07:33 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team
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