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Drawing Room: Why Gauri Gill’s masked portraits excite Mira F Malhotra

Updated on May 06, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Gauri Gill’s portraits showcase ordinary folks, doing ordinary things, but wearing extraordinary masks. See why the quirky series is more than what meets the eye

Gauri Gill’s photographs feature ordinary people with masks, made by folk artists from the Jowhar district of Maharashtra. (COPYRIGHT GAURI GILL)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Let’s not be selfie-ish

Eat, pray, love, pose for a photo. Holidays are less about living in the moment and more about documenting it to show off online. Why not make memories instead?

Instagram has changed how we holiday, dictating what we wear and how we pose for selfies. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on May 03, 2024 03:43 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Hear it from a reliable sauce

Rich in umami, a hint of sweetness, the sharpness from the fermentation. It is only now, after so many years, that India is finally tasting authentic soya sauce

Soya sauce was invented by the Chinese and taken to Japan by them. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on May 03, 2024 03:43 PM IST

He says, she says: Shweta Tripathi Sharma & Chaitnya Sharma on life + love

Best friends, partners & actors Shweta Tripathi Sharma and Chaitnya Sharma answered the same questions in their first joint interview. The results: Couple goals

The couple met in 2013 and fell in love aboard a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.
Updated on May 03, 2024 03:42 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

From call-waiting tunes to in-game music, AI is in your ear already

AI has been creating behind little tunes we hear every day. Could it create the next hit? Composers and engineers listen in

AI tools are getting closer and closer to creating music that sounds like the real thing. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on May 03, 2024 03:41 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Dream big: How to make a vision board that works

Vision boards are great tools for those dreaming of a new job or a killer body. Don’t just tack pics on to a wall. Here’s how to do it right

Vision boards are a step up from to-do lists and inspirational posters — but only when done right. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on May 07, 2024 03:22 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

YOLO, so don’t go solo: See why lone rangers have it worse on screen

Films and shows are overrun with lone wolves. One fighter against all odds. One hero doing it all. Be a team player, maybe?

Max, from Mad Max wouldn’t have been captured by the War Boys if he was part of a group.
Updated on May 03, 2024 03:38 PM IST

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

This week, we’re tired of trends, agreeing with Doja, singing with Sophia and having greet expectations

Doja Cat recently took to X, urging fans to leave their kids at home when they attend her shows.
Updated on May 03, 2024 09:30 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Get to know... Javed Ali

The singer and reality show judge (@JavedAli4U) is currently singing to Chal Ve Watna, craving his mom’s korma, and loves spending time with friends on weekends

Javed Ali talks about some of the best moments in his life.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 07:41 PM IST

Listicle: 10 haircuts that defined the look of the time

Some hairstyles make headlines. Some make careers. Some make for a history lesson. Here are 10 styles that immediately recall the era they rocked

To be a young woman in the 1990s is to have spent hours with a hair dryer and round brush, trying to look like Rachel from Friends.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 05:00 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Purple reign, remixed

McLaren 750S is the last of its kind, an old-school supercar that delivers on speed, performance and functional style

The 750S’s Lantana Purple hue will turn heads and drop jaws, especially when the butterfly doors theatrically swing open.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 05:00 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Get all the tales wagging

Logging out and heading on vacation? Load up the Kindle with these new books. They’re perfect by the beach or hillside

A suitcase full of book recommendations, just in time for the summer vacations.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:59 PM IST

Rude Health by Vir Sanghvi: A case of myth direction

Nutritional data changes all the time. So, advice is often contradictory. Is breakfast essential? Is red meat evil? Here’s where science stands

Nutrition experts are now acknowledging that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. (PHOTOS: SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:57 PM IST

Childfree and loving it: What life is like with no kids

Being childfree can be just as rewarding as having a big family. Those who’ve made the choice say there’s no guilt, no regret. There are however, new challenges

Wrestler John Cena and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh have been public about their decision to not have kids. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:55 PM IST

Follow the Dot.: Here’s what the indie musician is planning next

She calls herself Dot. She’s anything but insignificant. Meet Aditi Saigal, viral at 18, actor by accident, musician for life, determined to try it all

Aditi Saigal, aka Dot., is using her newfound fame with her The Archies debut to amplify her music.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:54 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Job hunting? Tips for how to stand out without sticking out

To whomsoever it may concern, when applying for a job over email, here’s how to be personal, yet professional. Yours sincerely...

In The Devil Wears Prada, Andrea Sachs wowed Miranda Priestly not by being another fashion clone.
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:52 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Give it time: Why some things are worth the effort and the patience

You can’t speed up fitness. Skincare is a slow process. Even learning a skill can take a year. Try un-hacking for a change

Most people jump into a physical activity in spurts of enthusiasm, and are disappointed when no change occurs. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 04:51 PM IST

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

This week, we’re relieved that Swifties can be objective, thanking David Beckham, and going from web to net

Taylor Swift fans are clapping back at the questionable parts of her new album, The Tortured Poets Department. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 07:36 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

You got played: Why does English theatre lag behind in India?

We hum tunes in English, binge TV, spoken word acts and comedy in it. Why, pray tell, does theatre not have the same mass appeal?

Plays such as Dear Liar (starring Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah) have run to critical and public acclaim. (NCPA, HT Archives)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:40 PM IST

Get to know...Ayushmann Khurrana

At the Bulgari B zero1 kada bracelet launch, listening to Monolink, Pomme, and AnnenMayKantereit. Never buying Instagram followers. Craving Gajar ka halwa.

One thing Ayushmann Khurrana says he would never buy Instagram followers.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:47 PM IST

Listicle: 10 anime heroes we’re thrilled to discover

Anime heroes and heroines are finally growing up. They’re chivalrous, cheeky and vulnerable. Here are our favourites from the last few years

Vladilena Milizé from 86: Eighty-six (2021) is battling an empire. But she doesn’t really know what she’s fighting for.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:46 PM IST
ByChristalle Fernandes

Spectator by Seema Goswami: There’s lots to unpack here

Moving house is bittersweet. There’s tons of decluttering to get through, to make room for new memories. Here are my tips

The BBC show Sort Your Life Out gets families to lay out all their personal possessions in a huge warehouse and take stock.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Rude Drink by Vir Sanghvi: A stirring in our spirits

India drinks more whisky than any other country. But most of it has been flavoured neutral alcohol. The real stuff, made from grain, is now brewed locally

Scotch is usually made from barley. And McDowells’ new single-malt is a step up from the usual flavoured spirit.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Alaya F goes fishing. See how she swipes on these common dating-app bios

How much can you decode from a man’s dating profile? We got actor Alaya F to suss out bios and tell us how to spot a creep from a keeper, via just a few lines

Actor Alaya F, 26 and single, on what it takes to make someone dateable in 2024. (Photographed by Alaya F; Styled by Sheefaj Gilani, assisted by Jhanvi Khatwani. Make-up by Mitali Vakil; hair by Souravv Roy. Outfit by Massimo Dutti, Amritraj Bora; jewellery by Viangevintage.)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:44 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

The artisanal paradox: Why small-batch businesses struggle to grow

Artisanal goods cost more. They stand for a different way of living and business. It’s at odds with commercial growth. See how some of them are crafting change

Akanksha Batra’s The Green Collective works with women who forage for pine needles and turn them into décor.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:42 PM IST

Face off: Why overcleansing is not the flex you think it is

Retinoids. Salicylic acid. BHAs. AHAs. There’s only so much your skin can take. Ease up on your routine. Let natural skin be

Men’s skin produces more oil, and they have larger pores, more hair follicles and thicker skin than women. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 04:41 PM IST

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

Calvin Harris's wife, Vick Hope, admits to listening to Taylor Swift when her husband is away. Others like Sophie Turner and Taylor Dome do too.

Vick Hope says that when her husband Calvin Harris is not around, she listens to music from his ex, Taylor Swift.
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 10:20 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Spectator by Seema Goswami: 99% perspiration, 1% vacation

Is it necessary to hustle for that muscle on a holiday? Why not stay active by exploring the town you’re in instead?

The choice to work out inside a gym while on vacation is a personal one. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 09:55 PM IST

Get to know...Yuvraj Menda

High point in life: Family and friends. Speed dial: Mom. Craving: Ramen. Splurge: Vacation. Last online order: Swiggy. Advice: Don't stress. Skill: Cooking.

Yuvraj Menda’s next big splurge: A vacation.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:23 PM IST

Listicle: 10 on-screen superdads we can’t help but love

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family, a devoted dad with dad jokes, ill-advised inputs, and a love for magic tricks, often outshining the rest.

Phil Dunphy is often clueless, but never controlling, the safe parent and the fun one.
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:21 PM IST
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