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  • You heard it here first

    Salim Khan has always struck us as a man of singular emotional intelligence and progressive views. Not only is he the man who was part of the team that gave us two films like Deewar and Sholay, but he himself is patriarch of a family that mostly is an example of how to live in harmony in modern India

  • Raja of the Runway

    He's known as the wild child of Indian fashion, the enfant terrible of haute couture; but this weekend Rohit Bal, he of the golden curls and cherubic looks appears to have established quite emphatically, that he is the undisputed Raja of the Runway

  • Remembering the Rajmata

    This Wednesday marked the sixth death anniversary of the late Gayatri Devi, the erstwhile Maharani of Jaipur, who was known towards the latter part of her life as 'The Rajmata'

  • Love me, love my son

    "He was always a funny little child," said our friend Lali Dhawan, mother of one of the industry's hottest stars Varun Dhawan

  • Mega foodies on a date

    Social media does have the power to bring people across the world together. And what fun it is when they happen to be consummate foodies. On Sunday, one of India's leading food writers, Vir Sanghvi tweeted his article in the HT on his experiences with India's great chefs

  • Queenie all aglow

    Less than a month ago when we'd visited her at her well-appointed mid town apartment for the birthday bash she'd thrown for gal pal Rhea Pillai, we'd noticed a distinct change in Queenie Singh

  • Go-to fest for women empowerment

    Is India the rape capital of the world? Are Indian working mothers subjected to harsher conditions than their counterparts abroad? How much reportage on gender crimes is too much?

  • The quintessential hospitality man

    Friends of Farhat Jamal who thought they’d lost him to Delhi and the Shangri-La, will be happy to hear that not only is the dapper hotelier returning to Mumbai, but is returning to the Taj Group as senior vice-president (operations), responsible for Western India and Africa

  • Only a debate, for God's sake

    It's a debate that's become the talking point of much adolescent fervour. 'Does Britain owe reparations to her former colonies over the damage caused?'

  • No shorts please

    Our curiosity was aroused when we called up SoBo's China Garden, Nelson Wang's enduring legacy at Kemp's Corner, to book a table and were told by the nice man at the desk, "And you do know our admission policy - no shorts and no children"

  • A spectacle of themselves

    As far as rocker cool is concerned, there couldn't be a better example than this pic of two legendary stars of the stage and printed word, U2's charismatic Bono, and Mumbai-born author Salman Rushdie, whose friendship and mutual respect make them something akin to brothers in arms

  • More than just a film's release

    Today all eyes will be on Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', the first film to release after the verdict on his infamous hit-and-run case was announced and he was slapped with a five-year jail term

  • A-singing and a-dancing

    Let it be not said that there was no singing and dancing during their days in the wilderness

  • Kings, queens and jacks

    Time was when film magazine editors had a tough time deciding whom to put on their covers each month

  • Tome on Shapoorji Pallonji

    In a few weeks, city cognoscenti will gather for the launch of one of corporate India's most awaited tomes, one on the Shapoorji Pallonji group, whose promoters also happen to be the largest individual shareholders in Tata Sons

  • The case that rocked India

    It's a story that has riveted urban India and driven it in to areas it's never gone before. Seven years ago when young Aarushi Talwar, was found murdered in her bedroom in Noida and the body of family servant, Hemraj was discovered a day later, it sent a shudder down India's collective spine...

  • Gucci in NYC

    "These trips where I give myself the chance to be empty and alone, nestled in a cocoon of anonymity, give me the opportunity to get to know the young woman I see in the mirror everyday."

  • Shahid's unique boy's night out

    Perhaps it is not a coincidence that Shahid Kapoor would present what according to us, is his finest performance, on the weekend preceding his wedding to Mira Rajput, the girl his family found for him (making all the maidens in India cry)

  • Hot gig with Coldplay

    "He's a really cool guy, funny as hell, and with a big heart." It was rockstar activist and one half of the film industry's most successful music makers, Vishal Dadlani, telling us about his serendipitous gig with (gulp) Coldplay's Chris Martin at Delhi's Summer House, on an ordinary Wednesday night which has been since described as 'surreal,' 'ape shit,' 'holy shit' and 'para para paradise' by ecstatic fans of both men

  • Recipes for life's feast

    Readers of this column will know that our childhood was spent in Juhu and that our family shared a close friendship with our neighbours, the famous Khans of Juhu