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Nostalgia with Viveck Vaswani: “Nowadays, the young take a gap year; I took a four-year-long gap year!”

Published on Jan 08, 2022 10:57 PM IST

The actor-filmmaker talks about living with his family, having posters of ABBA on his walls and not having a bank account back when he was 22 years old

Viveck Vaswani at 22 (top) and at 59 (above)
ByDinesh Raheja

Sunday Debate: Wearing fitness on your sleeve

Can fitness and health devices be more anxiety-inducing than informative? Or is there a way you can work around it?

Smartwatches today measure activity, sleep, and can even do an ECG
Published on Jan 08, 2022 10:55 PM IST
ByLuke Coutinho, Jamal Shaikh

Bonjour, #BrunchBookChallenge 2022

As we spring into the New Year, one thing that remains mutation-free (pun intended) is our good old Brunch Book Challenge

Join the #BrunchBookChallenge and win!
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 03:36 PM IST

Nostalgia with Yangdup Lama: “At 22, I moved to Delhi for my then-girlfriend. Don’t do that!”

The mixologist and restaurateur talks about introducing his parents to the concept of what a mixologist does, playing football for fitness and wanting to be a general manager back then

Yangdup Lama at 22 (inset) and at 49 (above)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:47 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

HT Brunch Sunday Debate: Flowers in food—fun or fad?

Two chefs sniff out the newest trend in garnishing and navigate history for any tradition of consuming flowers for flavour

Using flowers as garnish is the new trend in restaurants
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:44 PM IST
BySabysachi Gorai, Radhika Khandelwal

Humour by Rehana Munir: Bright sparks of 2021

From tennis surprises to custard cruffins, it wasn’t all doom and gloom even though the pandemic prevailed

The second consecutive pandemic year that left people rattled, also had some saving graces (Parth Garg)
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 09:43 PM IST
ByRehana Munir

Rude Hotels by Vir Sanghvi: Fighting back magnificently

India’s hotel industry faced its biggest challenge ever but it performed brilliantly with speed and agility

The Vilases have become centres of gastronomic excellence. And Jaydeep Patil at Oberoi Rajvilas is one of India’s best chefs
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:42 PM IST

Ami Patel: Nail art and hair update

What’s the best way to ensure your nails stay maintained and which colours and patterns work best? And can people with all hair types weave their hair?

Tips on getting your nails and hair done
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:39 PM IST
ByAmi Patel

In Bed With Rytasha Rathore: “In bed, I curl up with a very famous book called… Instagram!”

The actor talks about her ideal first date, the shade proposals in DMs and communication being key in relationships

Rytasha Rathore poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column (Rajiv Singh)
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 09:39 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

People: Healthy people equals a healthy environment

Milind Soman has very clear goals when it comes to fitness and mental health. Here’s why and how you can set yours

People should start moving back to villages, have a small piece of land and grow their own food
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 10:41 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Books: On writing a guide for content creators

A new book authored by millennials sets out the rules of the game by speaking to creators who’ve made their way to the top

Numbers are important, but they aren’t everything when it comes to niches, both Harsh Pamnani and Manish Pandey claim
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:35 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Guest column by Sanjeev Bijli: Diversity and representation in cinema

By finally embracing inclusivity, the universe of films is poised at the precipice of some very exciting changes

Clockwise from left: Superman’s son, Jonathan Kent was introduced as LGBT; Hattie McDaniel and Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind; Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:33 PM IST
BySanjeev Kumar Bijli

HT Brunch Cover Story: The trust fund of today

There are two ways to look at the journey to becoming an influencer. Both involve making money. But one creates wealth

According to Ankur, the very same audience that elevates the influencer to a position where it seems they can do nothing wrong keeps the creator honest; Styled by Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; Jacket and pants by Dhruv Vaish; Round neck T-shirt and shoes by DaMENSCH; Sweater by Marks & Spencer (Vidushi Gupta)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:31 PM IST
ByAnkur Warikoo

Men’s style and grooming by Yatan Ahluwalia: Style 2022

The definitive menswear, colour and lifestyle trend forecast for 2022. Plus, recommendations of the clothes and accessories you should wear and flaunt this year

The next year will be a year of style contrasts: the old and the new, the structured and relaxed, with blue and black on clothes and eye-catching accessories in focus; Model: Aasir Khan (A new young model from Delhi) (Yatan Ahluwalia)
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 09:29 PM IST
ByYatan Ahluwalia

HT Brunch Cover Story: Viral and unpredictable

Interview: How Ankur Warikoo amassed millions of followers over the years, how he keeps them engaged, and how you can too!

Ankur Warikoo poses with his new book; Styled by Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (Vidushi Gupta)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:40 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Fit and Fine by Kamal Singh CSCS: Expectations vs reality in the gym

There’s a stark difference between the two, which could demotivate you if you’re to reach your fitness goal. Here’s how you can balance the two

If you weigh 90 kilos then 90 x 30 gives 2700 calories per day to maintain current weight (Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 02:08 PM IST
ByKamal Singh CSCS

HT Brunch Cover Story: Putting the you in future

Future: Creating opportunities in a brave new world is the future that we all need to look forward to

For some young Indians, the future seems very bright indeed (Parth Garg)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:03 PM IST
ByVivan MarwahaVivan Marwaha

HT Brunch Cover Story: Reimagining the now

Present: Here’s how one crashed phone led to a brighter future. Starting off with a trip to the mountains

Smartphones are an unnoticed part of life, until you don’t have access to one (Parth Garg)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:01 PM IST
ByKaruna Ezara Parikh

HT Brunch Cover Story: Hyderabadi Haleem

Past: A Yemeni Sultan and some more delicious hidden history that deserve to be relished and remembered

Sea travel led to cultural exchange, resulting in an amazing dish (Parth Garg)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 12:58 PM IST
BySam Dalrymple

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Authenticity is over-rated

Ramen and Pad Thai are not part of any traditional cuisine. They were made up relatively recently. Like Butter Chicken and Chicken 65

Along with sushi and sashimi, the one Japanese dish popular all over the world is Ramen. But till the 1950s, hardly anybody in Japan ate ramen. It’s a Chinese dish that became popular because of American occupation
Published on Dec 26, 2021 10:27 AM IST

Mind: Why you should always ask more questions

When a grandparent or parent passes away, knowing you have their life in your heart will help ease the pain

Rohan and his grandmother
Published on Dec 26, 2021 02:48 AM IST
ByRohan SandhuRohan Sandhu

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The best of 2021

Meet the five most impressive vehicles of the year just about to pass, that thrived despite the draught due to Covid

The Hyundai Alcazar
Published on Dec 26, 2021 02:44 AM IST

Humour by Rehana Munir: Befriending the red-faced beast

When embarrassment strikes, it’s best to recover quickly and enjoy the blush. After all, it happens to everyone

It’s time to embrace the cringe of that useless, psychological banana skin, embarrassment (Parth Garg)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 02:41 AM IST
ByRehana Munir

HT Brunch Cover Story: Storytelling slam!

Three millennial authors sign off the year with a passion-driven personal story, each of which focusses on a royal past, perennial present and a bright, happy future

On the cusp of the New Year, three millennial writers, Sam Dalrymple, Karuna Ezara Parikh and Vivan Marwaha present exclusive shorts to celebrate the past, present and future; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Shaan; Photo imaging: Parth Garg; On Sam: Shirts by Zara; Trousers by H&M; Shoes by Clarks; On Karuna: Trousers by Iqbal Ahmed; Earrings by Sienna Store; Shoes by Zara; Jacket by Bonobos (USA); Shirt by Reiss (UK); Pants by Tommy Hilfiger (USA); Black boots by 3DM Lifestyle (USA) (Vidushi Gupta)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:56 AM IST
BySam Dalrymple, Karuna Ezara Parikh and Vivan Marwaha

In Bed With Shirley Setia: “My midnight munch? Soupy noodles!”

The actor-singer talks about loving chai and coffee equally, not being able to stay without checking her phone for too long and falling asleep to Lo-fi music

Shirley poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column; MUA: Nisha Chandnani; Hairstylist: Dhruvi Doshi (Aashka Patel)
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 01:55 AM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

Luxury: Let them eat cake

An afternoon spent baking via video call with a chef in France turned out to be a sweet and informative one indeed

Natasha Celmi during the French cooking session
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:54 AM IST
ByNatasha CelmiNatasha Celmi

Spectator by Seema Goswami: The age of uncertainty

We just have to get used to Covid–and all of its endless variants—upending all our plans again and again

The thing about living in the time of Covid is that you never know what tomorrow will bring, except perhaps a new variant (Aparna Ram)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:52 AM IST
BySeema Goswami

Ranveer Allahbadia: Keep a bank of content handy

A basic tip for content creators which can help them out on days when they feel low, while also making the most of their productive days

A tip to help content creators to keep their numbers high even on less productive days
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 01:51 AM IST
ByRanveer Allahbadia

Rahul Khanna: Blue hair, don’t care

Confused on whether you should change the colour of your hair completely? Here’s what could give you some clarity

Presentation is key when you think of dying your whole head of hair a different colour
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:50 AM IST
ByRahul Khanna

Prateek Sadhu: A Spanish fiesta

If you’re hooked to Spanish cinema or series and want to indulge in an evening of food and films, here’s a menu to complete to make the marathon even more enjoyable

Flavours from Spain that you can whip up at home
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:50 AM IST
ByPrateek Sadhu
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