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Get to know... Hasleen Kaur

Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:41 PM IST

The model and actor on currently living the high point of her life, her favourite Sunday memory and despising tardiness

Currently, Hasleen is looking forward to the release of Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar.
Currently, Hasleen is looking forward to the release of Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar.
ByUrvee Modwel

Stealing the show: 10 great side characters on screen recently

Guru Narayan (Badhaai Do)Played by Gulshan Devaiah Jagan (Qala), played by Babil Khan
Jagan (Qala), played by Babil Khan
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:38 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Just skidding

Driving two kinds of cars, in sub-zero temperatures, over a frozen field in Austria, isn’t foolhardy. It’s one for the bucket list

The Audi Ice Experience is set against the backdrop of the Austrian Alps. One must drive on pure ice, where grip levels are negligible.
The Audi Ice Experience is set against the backdrop of the Austrian Alps. One must drive on pure ice, where grip levels are negligible.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:32 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: An egg is all it’s cracked up to be

Indians don’t really bother with the mechanics of the inside of the egg. It’s a pity, because good eggs have much to offer, even to vegetarians

Industrial eggs have watery whites, pale yolks and very little flavour. Free-range eggs cost more but they are well worth it. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Industrial eggs have watery whites, pale yolks and very little flavour. Free-range eggs cost more but they are well worth it. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:02 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Birds of a feather

Some people like waking up early and seizing the day while others prefer to get a late start... but why must these two groups be at war with each other?

The morning lark / night owl division is based on the circadian rhythm. When you feel most energised determines which one you are. (Shutterstock)
The morning lark / night owl division is based on the circadian rhythm. When you feel most energised determines which one you are. (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:27 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

Grains of truth: Why India is mad over millets again

Millets are better for you and for the Earth. Five chefs help you turn the ancient food into modern meals

A mixed millet uttapam is a quick and easy way to start the day on a lighter, more sustainable note. (RAJ K RAJ)
A mixed millet uttapam is a quick and easy way to start the day on a lighter, more sustainable note. (RAJ K RAJ)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:26 PM IST
ByShirin Mehrotra

The Brunch round-up: What went down and how it made us feel

Celebrate the Women’s U19 T20 World Cup win, and Drew Barrymore, knitting records, and contemplate JLo in yet another bridal avatar

The new Prime Video action comedy, Shotgun Wedding, features Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel as a couple whose destination wedding goes very wrong
The new Prime Video action comedy, Shotgun Wedding, features Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel as a couple whose destination wedding goes very wrong
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:23 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

It’s pouring prequels. Here’s what to expect from them all

Why create an entire series just to know the origins of a character or plot line? They’re history lessons we seldom asked for

The Rings of Power, the prequel to The Lord of The Rings, does a spectacular job of showing once-flourishing Mordor
The Rings of Power, the prequel to The Lord of The Rings, does a spectacular job of showing once-flourishing Mordor
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:15 PM IST
ByBy Karishma Kuenzang

Level up: Indian gaming is getting bigger in 2023

India is in the midst of a gaming evolution, and makers are not holding back. See what’s on the cards in the post-pandemic boom

As of 2022, 34% of gamers played at least one FPS game; including Battle Royale, which was one of the more popular titles. (Shutterstock)
As of 2022, 34% of gamers played at least one FPS game; including Battle Royale, which was one of the more popular titles. (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:09 PM IST

Stylish, sustainable and still within budget? We show you how

There really is no option

Thrifting takes time, but it’s an eco-friendly option that’s worth the effort Shutterstock (Shutterstock)
Thrifting takes time, but it’s an eco-friendly option that’s worth the effort Shutterstock (Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:05 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

Van Gogh 360: Should you Gogh?

It’s not often you see sunflowers in Mumbai

Giant screens turn a makeshift shelter at the World Trade Center, Mumbai, into a room full of van Goghs. Here, visitors against a backdrop of The Starry Night (Zara Murao)
Giant screens turn a makeshift shelter at the World Trade Center, Mumbai, into a room full of van Goghs. Here, visitors against a backdrop of The Starry Night (Zara Murao)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 10:58 PM IST
ByZara Murao

Dating in 2023: Are you loved out or swiped clean?

With online dating, heartbreak is part of the journey. Can you really be extravagant or thrifty in matters of the heart?

Welcome to Millenial Dating 2.023. Even the language of dating has changed: Breadcrumbing, ghosting, orbiting, eclipsing (Shutterstock)
Welcome to Millenial Dating 2.023. Even the language of dating has changed: Breadcrumbing, ghosting, orbiting, eclipsing (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:44 PM IST
ByVinaya Patil

Get to know... Varun Duggirala

The founder of Plot Device entertainment, author of Everything Is Out of Syllabus, podcaster and Star Wars geek, on what he’s listening to, making scrambled eggs, and living in Birkenstocks

Advice Varun Duggirala would give his 18-year-old self? “Don’t judge yourself more than the world does”
Advice Varun Duggirala would give his 18-year-old self? “Don’t judge yourself more than the world does”
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 09:09 AM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Listicle: 10 entrepreneurs who make the hustle look good

They walk the talk, offer employees support, rest and an attentive ear. They’d rather shine slowly than burn out. See what they do differently

Chetan Walunj & Aditi Bhosale-Walunj, co-founders of fuel-delivery service Repos, encourage each staffer to set a personal goal and offers three days’ paid leave in support
Chetan Walunj & Aditi Bhosale-Walunj, co-founders of fuel-delivery service Repos, encourage each staffer to set a personal goal and offers three days’ paid leave in support
Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:44 PM IST
ByAnil Sadarangani

HT Brunch Cover Story: Saba has you covered

The musician, actor and girl boss is set to amp up your weekend with book, screen, style and music recommendations

Actor, musician and cover girl Saba Azad says, “Boredom is such a valuable tool. I’m not sure we allow ourselves to be bored anymore”.
Actor, musician and cover girl Saba Azad says, “Boredom is such a valuable tool. I’m not sure we allow ourselves to be bored anymore”.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:52 PM IST
ByBy Vanessa Viegas

Quick guide: How to cleanse your social media feed

Another day, another endless scroll

Actor Tom Holland went on an IG detox and returned only to reveal he was taking a social media break to focus on his mental health (@tomholland201)
Actor Tom Holland went on an IG detox and returned only to reveal he was taking a social media break to focus on his mental health (@tomholland201)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:52 PM IST
ByBy Rishabh Deb

Spectator by Seema Goswami: JLF turns the page

Between discussions and debates, readings and sessions, it is the many young people in attendance at the Jaipur Literature Festival that give one hope for the future

Shashi Tharoor is the Shah Rukh Khan of the literary world. At JLF, he is surrounded by a ring of over-muscled bouncers wherever he goes (HT Archives)
Shashi Tharoor is the Shah Rukh Khan of the literary world. At JLF, he is surrounded by a ring of over-muscled bouncers wherever he goes (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:52 PM IST
BySeema Goswami

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Ghost in the shell

Whether you’re biting down on a pani puri, golgappa or phuchka, it’s the puri that elevates the experience

Different kinds of pani at Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent. (Indian Accent)
Different kinds of pani at Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent. (Indian Accent)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 01:59 AM IST

The Brunch round-up: What went down and how it made us feel

We’re blue and green with excitement that Zoe Saldana has become the only actor in history to appear in four movies that have crossed $2 billion at the worldwide box office

Zoe Saldana (above, as Gamora in the Avengers) has become the only actor in history to appear in four movies that have crossed $2 billion worldwide
Zoe Saldana (above, as Gamora in the Avengers) has become the only actor in history to appear in four movies that have crossed $2 billion worldwide
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:51 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Law, order and adventure: A comic for the weekend

Sometimes, doing the right thing at the right time means battling your own team before battling the bad guys. Check out this comic

 (Virat Vilas Pawar)
(Virat Vilas Pawar)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 05:46 PM IST
ByVirat Vilas Pawar

Ghosts of gigs gone by. Were you at these epic concerts?

Lollapalooza is here. But how much have Indian concerts changed? Rewind with four gigs and someone who’s been in the audience, cheering, for decades

At Michael Jackson’s Mumbai show, where, at one point, he stepped out of a makeshift spaceship. (Getty Images)
At Michael Jackson’s Mumbai show, where, at one point, he stepped out of a makeshift spaceship. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 04:26 PM IST
ByNarendra Kusnur

Hide, don’t bend. Low-rise jeans are back in style

All through 2022, we dismissed them as one-offs, well-intentioned sartorial errors we assumed would be quickly dismissed

We may have dismissed low-waist jeans as one-offs all through 2022, but, to everyone’s horror, the style — tight on the hip, fitted at the crotch — seems here to stay (Stella McCartney)
We may have dismissed low-waist jeans as one-offs all through 2022, but, to everyone’s horror, the style — tight on the hip, fitted at the crotch — seems here to stay (Stella McCartney)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 04:04 PM IST

Travel: The hills are alive

From baithaks and board games nights to pop-ups and flea markets for local businesses, Lonavala, the O.G. hill station of Mumbai and Pune, has started owning its space

Manasvi Bhatia worked to get a postbox installed in Valvan, near her property to get people to write letters and send cards. Her mother, Minal Bhatia is an active postcard-sender who sends postcards to people (strangers mostly) across the world.
Manasvi Bhatia worked to get a postbox installed in Valvan, near her property to get people to write letters and send cards. Her mother, Minal Bhatia is an active postcard-sender who sends postcards to people (strangers mostly) across the world.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:47 PM IST
ByNasrin Modak Siddiqi

In Bed With Harman Singha: “I read to help my brain slow down for better sleep”

Growing up as an Army kid, Harman Singha didn’t have a typical childhood

Harman Singha poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Harman Singha poses exclusively for this HT Brunch column
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:45 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Books: India’s many New Year’s days

While much of the Western world observes the new year on January 1, the concept assumes a more complex form in India

Most cultures in India celebrate New Years at different times throughout the year
Most cultures in India celebrate New Years at different times throughout the year
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:44 PM IST
BySatyarth Nayak

HT Brunch Cover Story: Before the biopic

Meet the captain of the Indian women’s national football team, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, a player whose life is a gripping story just waiting to be shared

Ashalata Devi says, Sometimes I would go to practice straight after school instead of going home and I’d tell my mother I got late at school”; Styling by Rishi Raj; Styling assistant: Parul Gauba; Art direction by Amit Malik; Hair & make-up by Pallavi Kapoor; Dress by Guapa; Earrings by Mango; Socks by Forever 21; Sneakers by Truffle (Vidushii Gupta)
Ashalata Devi says, Sometimes I would go to practice straight after school instead of going home and I’d tell my mother I got late at school”; Styling by Rishi Raj; Styling assistant: Parul Gauba; Art direction by Amit Malik; Hair & make-up by Pallavi Kapoor; Dress by Guapa; Earrings by Mango; Socks by Forever 21; Sneakers by Truffle (Vidushii Gupta)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:42 PM IST
ByUrvee ModwelUrvee Modwel

Social Media Star of The Week: Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar?

For someone who’s been talking about body positivity on social media since 2016, it wasn’t a big deal for Mumbai girl Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar, 30, to wear a swimsuit for a Reel, captioned, “For far too long the world has convinced us that fat people are not ‘hot’

Tanvi recently put up a Reel in a swimsuit, captioned,?“For far too long the world has convinced us that fat people are not?‘hot’. It’s time to prove them wrong.”
Tanvi recently put up a Reel in a swimsuit, captioned,?“For far too long the world has convinced us that fat people are not?‘hot’. It’s time to prove them wrong.”
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:41 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Nostalgia with Sameera Reddy

The actor talks about being conflicted about her career choices, being a saver when it comes for money, and running at Joggers Park, when she was 22

Sameera Reddy at 22 (left) and at 44 (right)
Sameera Reddy at 22 (left) and at 44 (right)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:40 PM IST
ByDinesh Raheja

HT Brunch Game Show: Who’s working men’s make-up right?

The one who keeps it basic, the other who views nail art as expression, or the third, who wears sunscreen at night? Or you?

Kumar Iyer is a senior make-up artist, who has been working in the industry for over 27 years.
Kumar Iyer is a senior make-up artist, who has been working in the industry for over 27 years.
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 10:39 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Editor’s Note: Sport the star!

Long before HT Brunch went digital and I had the luxury of utilising a full page in the magazine to address you readers, we featured two young female athletes on our cover

Today’s cover star and the captain of India’s women’s national football team, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi
Today’s cover star and the captain of India’s women’s national football team, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:38 PM IST
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