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Land on your bot: A guide to every day AI

Updated on Mar 08, 2024 03:35 PM IST

AI will probably take over the world. Make it serve you while you still can. Here are the coolest tools to make everyday life easier

In Her (2013) Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely writer who builds a relationship with an operating system.
ByUrvee Modwel

Don’t just say, “Yes”. A marriage is more than a dream wedding

Weddings are extravagant one-day events, while marriages are lifelong commitments. The $75 billion industry overshadows the importance of the actual partnership

Films such as Sex and The City make big weddings out to be the norm. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 03:35 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

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

Shogun inspired by a line from his daughter's schoolbook. Athletes getting mad on Insta Mosh pits causing trouble at concerts. Billie Eilish's break-up dream

The 2024 version of Shogun, two episodes in, is subtle, subtitled and immersive.
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 09:22 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The real problem with processed food

We know intuitively that packaged foods, from bread and pasta to sausage and sauces, can’t be a good thing. But is it actually bad for our health?

The problem with food made in large quantities is that it is pumped with chemicals so it stays fresh. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 03:40 PM IST

Get to know... Rithvik Dhanjani

Actor Rithvik Dhanjani hosts Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, loves math, and wishes for the superpower to time travel. He enjoys bringing smiles to others.

An app Rithvik checks before bed? Chess. “I play online before sleeping,” he says.
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:19 PM IST

Listicle: 10 women who killed on screen and totally slayed

Murder, mayhem, and strong female leads dominate in a list of binge-worthy shows and movies, showcasing women who kill for love, survival, or revenge

The comedy thriller Killer Soup has Konkona Sen Sharma playing the nurse-turned-home chef.
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:43 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Just go with the floe

Driving an Audi RS4 Avant and the e-tron GT over a frozen lake in Finland is a test of control, speed and ultimately, your ego

The secret to smoothly pirouetting round the multiple tracks on ice is weight transfer.
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:13 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: The trips you can taste

Some foods are worth travelling for. Some taste best with a side portion of nostalgia. Some are impossible to detach from the city that made them famous. Dig in

Each city has food that you just won’t find anywhere else. Like puchka in Kolkata. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:11 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Know chalk from cheese

The crackdown on non-dairy cheese is all over the news. But McDonald’s is hardly the only brand passing off a substitute for the real thing. Posh hotels do it with cream, mozzarella on cheap pizza is rarely made with milk. Have you noticed?

The Maharashtra government’s regulators have acted against McDonald’s for allegedly using cheese-less substitutes. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 07:47 PM IST

30 things to know before you turn 30: The Career Edition

Our viral special issue, is back, with a twist. Grown-ups offer the career advice they wish they’ve received before they crossed the big three-oh

Our 30 grown-ups draw from their experiences on the job and off it.
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:08 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Can your name shape your destiny? Meet Grafila, Romanch, Swizzel and more

India has no laws against naming children. It means names can be diverse, unique and sometimes, a path to finding your soulmate too. See how some people live with their unusual names

Jain’s aunt named her Grafila, and she’s never met another person with the same name.
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 06:32 AM IST

Androgynous style for 2024: One vibe to rule them all

Androgynous style is finally for every shape, every colour of the rainbow and every occasion (almost). Here’s the 2024 update

Layer everything. The technique makes it easy to create dramatic impact without trying too hard. (All images courtesy: Huemn, NoughtOne, 431-88)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 03:04 PM IST

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

This week, we’ve been angsty about Aang, singing breakup songs and putting lollipop holders on designer bags

The live-action series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, treads the same ground as the animated series and the film.
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 05:22 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Hear and now: How sound-engineers make magic with music

Sound engineers can make or break a gig. The job is thankless. The view, spectacular. Three experts talk about jumping genres and staying in the business

Mumbai’s David James did interships and learnt on the job. Understanding music is important. So is networking.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:12 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Get to know...Arjun Rampal

Actor @Rampal72 on launching Seagram’s Longitude 77, shares what's on his playlist, his secret cravings, and more

What’s on Arjun Rampal’s playlist? Hallelujah, Hello Sunshine and the Scooby Doo theme song.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:19 PM IST

Listicle: 10 things you won’t believe people paid high prices for

Luxury brands selling absurd items at exorbitant prices: Prada's $2,495 tote, Hermes's $126 envelope, Balenciaga's $1,790 trash bag pouch, & more

Prada’s Camouflage Saffiano Tote costs $2,495.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:17 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: It’s a blooming miracle

The birds are singing, the flowers are flowering and this spring season is giving rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal

Spring marks the time for winter feet to undergo the rigours of a pedicure after months spent encased in boots. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:16 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Memory serves Vikas Khanna well

On the menu of Vikas Khanna’s new NYC eatery, Bungalow, is the food from his travels. At its heart is something more precious: An elegy to his sister, Radhika

More than any other chef in India, Vikas Khanna has travelled the country, seeking out ingredients and techniques.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:14 PM IST

My sister’s keeper: Janhvi Kapoor celebrates big-sister energy

What does being an elder sibling mean? For Janhvi Kapoor it’s about being protective, paving the way, being vulnerable. She opens up on life with Khushi Kapoor

“Older siblings just have it way harder,” admits Janhvi Kapoor, 26, older sister to actor Khushi Kapoor, 23.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:07 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

The lazy person’s workout: Put your gym on your screen

Flee zombies, fight a buddy remotely, pedal past dinos or hear about how pros train, while you work up a sweat. Here are some tech hacks for the exercise averse

Online cycling game Zwift lets you ride, train and compete in a virtual world. (Zwift)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:03 PM IST

Man, myth, chef, legend. How Imtiaz Qureshi changed Indian cooking

Legendary chef Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi, who passed away at 93, transformed north Indian cuisine and left a lasting impact on gastronomy and life

Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi started out as a royal chef in Lucknow and standardised north Indian cooking techniques. (HT ARCHIVE, Gautam Anand)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:02 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

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

We’re falling for Japanese shows, falling for a son, thrilled about sexy robots and trying to hold on

Zendaya rocked archival Thierry Mugler (from the 1995-1996 Fall/Winter collection) for the Dune 2 premiere.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 10:16 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Get to know... Naina Avtr

AI from Avtr Meta Labs, host of The nAIna Show podcast, talks about her journey into the digital world, dealing with stereotypes, and her favourite things

Naia Avtr’s favourite bad habit? The AI says it’s late-night snacking.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 04:00 PM IST

Listicle: 10 short reads to add to your list

Life is short. Thankfully, so are these books. These 10 great reads are all under 200 pages. Dive in and breeze through

Film and theatre star Pankaj Kapur’s authorial debut is set in a Lucknow haveli.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:59 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Luxe look and a range of frills

The Range Rover SV isn’t just the best in its segment. It’s like travelling business class without ever leaving the ground

The SV is commanding and offers a pillow-soft ride. It’s the closest thing to a private jet on land.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:58 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Spread those wings and fry

Cultures around the world have perfected their own recipes for fried chicken. It’s high clucking time that India got its own version, and shared the love

Khao Man Gai comes from China; most people now know it as Singapore Chicken Rice. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:55 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Sailing the rough C

Someone else’s disease and misfortune shouldn’t bring out the voyeur in you. Offer support and find ways to be of actual help

When King Charles’s cancer diagnosis hit the news, people began asking intrusive, thoughtless questions. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:57 PM IST

Celebrate kajal! Tips, techniques, memories and more from our fav peeps

India’s love for kajal, soorma and eyeliner won’t budge. Celebrate beauty’s dark side with tips, memories and of course, recommendations. Kohl it a bumper issue

The quest for a darker, lasting, non-smudging, matte, glossy, wing-making, waterproof liner is the stuff of epics. (Shutterstock; Design by Monica Gupta)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 10:08 AM IST

Art for heart’s sake: Museums are where singles are mingling

Date nights at the museum. Singles mixers at galleries. The art world is helping couples make a connection. Is a meet-cute just an exhibition away?

Bonding over art allows for smoother conversations about faith and politics than a dating-app DM does. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:44 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

Total recall: Here’s how to fake a perfect memory

Here are some memory hacks: use the SUAVE technique, say tasks out loud, use reminder apps, use a Mind Palace to remember information and much more

Sherlock Holmes has a literal Mind Palace, a memory technique borrowed from Ancient Greece.
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:42 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team
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