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Get to know... Salim Merchant

Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:46 PM IST

The singer, composer and music director on his craving for Nigiri sushi and playing cricket with friends on Sundays while growing up

A high point in Salim Merchant’s life? Performing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Rude Hotels by Vir Sanghvi: Check-in and check it out

Michelin-starred food, suites steeped in history, rooms that face the future. Here are some of the world’s best hotels of 2023

Atlantis The Royal in Dubai is luxurious and offers guests next-level comforts.
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:43 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Peeking at tomorrow

Less scrolling, more reading. Shopping less, getting stronger. A 2024 wishlist so legit, it’s giving us all New-Year goals

Fitness is always a good goal. Try a mix of Pilates and resistance training for more flexibility. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:44 PM IST

Cover Story: Look back and laugh

We got Saloni Gaur, everyone’s fav funny girl to recap 2023’s top moments. Hits, losses, wows, livers, Jhandeya. Did we really live through it all?

Comedian, mimicry artist and digital creator Saloni Gaur made it to Forbes India’s Top 100 Digital Stars list this year. She won an award for her funny videos at Creators United, India’s first experiential festival for creators. She hit 5 million followers on YouTube.
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:42 PM IST

Light, bright, modern: Home decor trends for 2024

The future is bright. Decor trends for 2024 promise light, simple, but not-quite-minimalist living. Here’s how to style it right

Rely on your taste in art to give a space a personalised feel. Contemporary art pieces brings in vibrancy. Or choose an unusual piece with subtle textures that divulge secrets only to keen viewers. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:40 PM IST

Make a scene: The cheat code to appreciating cinematography

Cinematography is what makes some films seem magical and others, a mess. Here’s what to look for during your next binge night

In Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, scenes start off with bright, saturated reds and purples, but as the building loses its shine, so does the visual palette.
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:39 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Do we need #MainCharacterEnergy all the time?

We can’t all have main character energy all the time. Some of us are fab sidekicks. Some moments call for stepping back. And some may just be narcissists

Elle Woods embraces her #MainCharacterEnergy in Legally Blonde in 2001.
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:38 PM IST

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

This week, we’re unhearing Summer of ’69, still loving Princess Diana’s fit from the ‘80s and all in for separate bedrooms for couples

One of Princess Diana's gowns sold for over 900,000 pounds.
Published on Dec 28, 2023 08:59 PM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Listicle: Trophy or not trophy

Awards season cometh. Here are our 10 front-runners across films, shows and music. They’re all winners in here

Steven Yeun didn’t win an Oscar for Best Actor for Minari (2020) but maybe 2024 will be his year? Both Yeun and co-star Ali Wong were fantastic in Netflix’s edgy comedy-drama, Beef.
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 03:45 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Get to know... AB de Villiers

The cricketer enjoys a Sunday barbecue at home, bought some cool sneakers recently and is craving sushi

AB de Villiers’ favourite Sunday memory is treating himself and his family to a good roast.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 06:39 PM IST

Listicle: 10 anti-Christmas shows and films to binge in heavenly peace

No Christmas spirit yet? Here are 10 movies, series and episodes to watch to celebrate the grinch in us all

A Not So Merry Christmas (2022) is essentially Christmas + time-loop. A gem of a Spanish movie.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 06:36 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Weekend Drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Go speed racer, go!

In a 992 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Narain Karthikeyan just set his third production-car lap record at the Buddh Circuit

For Karthikeyan is the only Indian driver to have raced on the Buddh Circuit in the Indian GP, in 2011 and 2012.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 06:38 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Walking in a winter wonderland

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In Kolkata, however, it’s a celebration for the whole city, regardless of religion

Christmas in Calcutta is marked by fireworks and the bright lights of Park Street. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 06:35 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: A wok on the wild side with David Thompson

David Thompson has taken real Thai food to the world. His next stop: Goa, with a menu that honours complexity

Australian chef David Thompson’s Longchim, an international chain, serves Thai street food.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 06:34 PM IST

Laugh track: What’s funny now? Three comics tell us

Comedy is viral on Reels. Stand-up shows sell out in small towns. Three Indian comics tell us what works, what doesn’t and why the way ahead is no joke

American comedian Matt Rife’s has cameos on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Fresh Off the Boat.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 06:32 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Do you hear what I hear? India’s best choirs share their playlists

Christmas is busy season for India’s top choirs. Sneak a peek at their own playlists to build the most festive sound-track of them all

Founded in 2001, Shillong Chamber Choir is a multi-genre 11-member choir, accompanied by orchestra.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 09:04 AM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

When art learnt to pop: Catch a new show at Mumbai’s NMACC

Pop: Fame, Love, Power features works by famous pop artists and includes iconic pieces like Warhol's Forty-Five Gold Marilyns and Oldenburg's Dropped Bouquet

Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture is part of the exhibition at Mumbai’s NMACC. (Robert Indiana, Love (Red Outside Red Inside), 1966 - 1999 © [2023] Morgan Art Foundation Ltd / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 06:29 PM IST
ByRiddhi Doshi

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

This week, we’re watching out for Wonka, rethinking generic presents, fact-checking Sean Paul and can’t believe the year’s over

It's time to do away with Secret Santa and disappointing presents.
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 08:54 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Listicle: 10 comedies that prove that women can make you laugh the hardest

Girl, you’re cracking me up! These female-fronted are changing the idea of how women appear on screen

Joy Ride (2023) celebrates friendship, belonging, and what it truly means to find and love oneself.
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:17 PM IST

Get to know... Suhani Shah

Magician and YouTuber (@TheSuhaniShah) was first captivated by magic tricks on a Sunday TV show and is enjoying life after fame

Magician Suhani Shah checks her family WhatsApp group before going to bed.
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:18 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Zorawar Kalra’s modern-Indian empire

Restaurateur Zorawar Kalra didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps but he has created a legacy that Jiggs Kalra would be proud of

Restaurateur Zorawar Kalra (standing) inherited his passion for food from his father, Jiggs, a food journalist.
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:15 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Hilltop holiday? Beach, please

Dreams change and so can your dream escape. Don’t choose between mountains or beaches. Get there and enjoy yourself

Heading to the mountains means driving up meandering roads, taking in the beautiful views, and sipping hot chocolate by a bonfire. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:16 PM IST

Decoding dating today: What’s OK, what’s not, in relationships now

Is long-distance OK? What about sex before marriage? is ghosting all right? What’s a total no-go? Actors Arjun Mathur and Adarsh Gourav offer their opinions

 (Monica Gupta)
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:13 PM IST
ByKarishma Kuenzang

Remember Bombay Boys? Rewind 25 years with the OG Mumbhai gang

Kaizad Gustad’s campy Hinglish film released in December 1998. Feel old, feel cringey, sing I am Mumbhai, as the cast and crew serve up their best memories

Bombay Boys, a tale story of three expat boys in Mumbai was a sleeper hit 25 years ago.
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:12 PM IST

Nepo-connection issues: Why famous parents aren’t always a win

Don’t hate on nepo babies. They play the hand they were dealt. And life’s no kinder when your folks are famous

Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor debut in The Archies (2023). All three come from film families. (Netflix)
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 04:11 PM IST

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

Khushi Kapoor shines as Betty Cooper, while Meryl Streep and Martin Short may be a couple and"Leave the World Behind" fails to impress

The Archies movie released to mixed reviews but there were some definite plus points.
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 05:00 AM IST
ByHT Brunch Team

Get to know... Shilpa Rao

The singer talks about recording new songs, how she ends her day with music, what's on her playlist and the superpower she wishes she had

Shilpa Rao Is nostalgic about Sunday morning veggie shopping.
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 04:11 PM IST

Listicle: 10 viral moments of 2023

These stars, stunts, products and silly memes shook up the year. How many can you recall?

Pathaan released in January and Shah Rukh Khan was officially back.
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 04:08 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Revving up the past

The Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally brought together physical reminders of a past long forgotten as 77 vintage cars rolled up in their shiny best

The line-up at the MBCCR 2023 included rare and well-preserved historic vehicles.
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Once upon a dine

Some authors offer readers a seat at the table with how they write about food. They make it an integral part of their stories, and flavour our lives

Enid Blyton’s stories always had many descriptions of food, from picnic lunches to midnight feasts .
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 04:05 PM IST
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