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Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam | brunch | feature

Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam | brunch | feature

Four years ago, Bhuvan Bam was a college kid who had a night job as a singer at a Mughlai restaurant in Delhi. Today, he is India’s first legit YouTube superstar helped by sheer luck, “and also a lot of hard work!” “You can’t compare 10 years of YouTube with ...

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Social media stars: What happens when two young vloggers meet their shero, Lilly Singh | brunch | feature

Social media stars: What happens when two young vloggers meet their shero, Lilly Singh | brunch | feature

The first time I saw Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say on YouTube, I laughed out loud because my Punjabi mother – frustrated with my life choices like most parents – is the embodiment of that video. At the time, I had no idea that the video was made by a 20-something ...

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Travel: Falling for the Scottish highlands hook, line, and sinker | brunch | feature

Travel: Falling for the Scottish highlands hook, line, and sinker | brunch | feature

“Only neat – anything else ruins the taste. Malt whisky is meant to be drunk neat,” rumbles the driver of the sedan that’s slicing through a thin mist from Aberdeen airport in Scotland to the storied Meldrum House Hotel (attached is a golf course almost too beautiful to play on), ...

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“I’d right swipe Ryan Gosling on Tinder,” says Nora Fatehi | brunch | feature

“I’d right swipe Ryan Gosling on Tinder,” says Nora Fatehi | brunch | feature

Date of birth: February 6 Sun Sign: Aquarius Place of birth: Toronto School/college: Westview Centennial Secondary School/ York University, Toronto First break: Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014) What’s the best and worst thing about Bollywood?The best thing is, being able to express yourself artistically in many forms. The worst ...

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“I’d swipe right on Idris Elba on Tinder!” says Minissha Lamba | brunch | feature

“I’d swipe right on Idris Elba on Tinder!” says Minissha Lamba | brunch | feature

Date of birth: January 18 Sun Sign: Capricorn Place of birth: Aurangabad School/college: Chettinad Vidyashram, Chennai/Miranda House, Delhi High point of your life: My debut as a theatre artist Low point of your life : When people thought I was written off If not an actress, what would you have been? A ...

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Ustadon ke Ustad: Meet the legendary music teacher Bollywood’s top singers swear by | brunch | feature

Ustadon ke Ustad: Meet the legendary music teacher Bollywood’s top singers swear by | brunch | feature

In the green room at the studio, singers Shaan and Sonu Nigam are chatting over chai and sandwiches. But they shush each other often, so the person downstairs is not disturbed by their chatter. Downstairs, an older man is tuning his sur bahar. He is supposed to just pose with ...

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Travel: A winter in Paris | brunch | feature

Travel: A winter in Paris | brunch | feature

Finally, after 43 years, I take a metro, climb up the station’s dirty stairs, and ignore the drizzle to goggle at the Bastille square. Parts of this urban patch are being repaired. Dumped wires and pipes, fresh coats of cement, long barricades and traffic diversions are everywhere. The golden statue ...

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Game of Thrones unveils all-star lineup for upcoming album, to feature A$AP Rocky, Ellie Goulding, others | tv

Game of Thrones unveils all-star lineup for upcoming album, to feature A$AP Rocky, Ellie Goulding, others | tv

HBO has announced an all-star lineup for a first-of-its-kind soundtrack for Game of Thrones, to be produced in accompaniment of the show’s eighth and final season. Featured artistes include Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, The Weeknd and others. The official Game of Thrones Twitter page made the announcement with a ...

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Sunday confessions: Forgive us, Lord, for we fight! | brunch | feature

Sunday confessions: Forgive us, Lord, for we fight! | brunch | feature

Did it ever occur to you that the soulful and patriotic tunes of Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi (2018) could be a result of creative disagreements? Does it appear that differences of opinion resulted in the foot-tapping number Señorita in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)? Truth be told, some of the most ...

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“I’m crushing on Kartik Aaryan these days,” says Nida Mahmood | brunch | feature

“I’m crushing on Kartik Aaryan these days,” says Nida Mahmood | brunch | feature

Date of birth: May 14 Sun sign: Taurus Place of birth: Lucknow School/college: St. Fidelis College, Lucknow/National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi First break: Showcasing my collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (2009) High point of your life: My first Hollywood project where I designed for a science fiction film, PIA ...

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