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Books & Authors with Esther David, author of Bene Appetit; The Cuisine of Indian Jews | Part 2
Books and Authors
access_time1 day ago
How Indian Jews observe kosher laws, the delicious gongura chicken of the Bene Ephriam of Andhra Pradesh and the steamed fish dishes of the Bnei Menashe of Manipur and Mizoram, emigration to Israel, and the great demand for Bombay Duck among the Bene Israel community there - Esther David, author of Bene Appetit; The Cuisine of Indian Jews talks about all that to @utterflea on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Esther David, author of Bene Appetit; The Cuisine of Indian Jews | Part 1
Books and Authors
access_time1 day ago
How Indian Jews observe kosher laws, the delicious gongura chicken of the Bene Ephriam of Andhra Pradesh and the steamed fish dishes of the Bnei Menashe of Manipur and Mizoram, emigration to Israel, and the great demand for Bombay Duck among the Bene Israel community there - Esther David, author of Bene Appetit; The Cuisine of Indian Jews talks about all that to @utterflea on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
'Strategic vaccination can help stop the spread of the virus': Dr. Tom Frieden
On The Record
access_time3 days ago
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Dr. Tom Frieden President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives about the current situation of Covid-19 and vaccination in India. Dr. Frieden said 'Providing clinical care and strategic vaccination can help stop the spread of the virus.' Tune in for more!
Happy Mother's Day
Crima Facie
access_time6 days ago
A chat with tiger mom and our HT Brunch Cover Star this Mother's Day, Mandira Bedi, about her four and a half year old daughter being trolled on an Instagram post recently, and being a mom in general with Rupali Dean. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi addressing the fact that Indian food is healthier than Western, while Humour columnist Rehana Munir talks about surviving the second summer of the pandemic. We end with an original by HT Brunch Star and Delhi/NCR musician Archit Anand, titled Along Came You
Books & Authors with Samrat Choudhury, author of The Braided River; A Journey Along the Brahmaputra | Part 2
Books and Authors
access_time7 days ago
In The Braided River, Samrat Choudhury combines travel writing, environmental reportage, political and historical analysis, and memoir as he follows the course of the mighty Brahmaputra. Samrat Choudhury, author of The Braided River; A Journey Along the Brahmaputra talks to Manjula Narayan about all that in this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Samrat Choudhury, author of The Braided River; A Journey Along the Brahmaputra | Part 1
Books and Authors
access_time7 days ago
In The Braided River, Samrat Choudhury combines travel writing, environmental reportage, political and historical analysis, and memoir as he follows the course of the mighty Brahmaputra. Samrat Choudhury, author of The Braided River; A Journey Along the Brahmaputra talks to Manjula Narayan about all that in this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Jazz lessons with Arjun Sagar Gupta
Crima Facie
access_time12 days ago
A chat with HT Brunch Star, musician Arjuna Sagar Gupta, with HT Brunch's Karishma Kuenzang, on the occasion of International Jazz Day, as he talks about the birth of the genre, its evolution, and building a community via his venues The Piano Man Jazz Club, Delhi, and Gururgram. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about travels to the mountains, while Spectator columnist Seema Goswami talks about how she's coping with the second wave of Covid. We end with a cover of the jazz standard Love For Sale by Arjun on vocals and piano.
India’s deadly second wave: What needs to be done
On The Record
access_time16 days ago
The world now watches in horror as India struggles to cope with the second wave of the corona virus in India. The country is seeing a record number of new cases and people dying, many times due to oxygen scarcity. The US has promised help with stocks of vaccines or its raw materials but what more can be done. We speak to Dr Ashish Jha, dean at Brown University
Everything you want to know about masks, explained by Dr Gagandeep Kang
On The Record
access_time16 days ago
Dr Gagandeep Kang, professor of microbiology at CMC, Vellore, and former chair of an ICMR panel on Covid drugs and vaccines spoke to Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury on the ongoing second wave of the Covid pandemic. Dr Kang said that if there is someone who has been infected with the virus at home, all others in the house should wear masks, even when they are inside. She added that masking up at home is a good advice to follow at this time when cases have seen a steep rise in the capital.
Sobering thoughts with Pooja Bhatt and Imaad Shah
Crima Facie
access_time20 days ago
A chat with HT Brunch Cover Stars, actors Pooja Bhatt and Imaad Shah about the perils of alcohol and the joys of sobriety from someone who's been four and a half years sober, and a millennial who's stopped himself from letting it being an issue. Join HT Brunch Team member and podcast host Karishma Kuenzang as the actors address alcohol, a socially acceptable drug in India, and alcoholism. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi listing places around the world he wants to dine at post-Covid, while Humour columnist Rehana Munir talks about safaris. We end with HT Brunch Star and Delhi/NCR musician Tyesha Kolhli's debut single Midnight Lover.
Books & Authors with Vaasanthi, author of Rajinikanth; A Life | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time23 days ago
Rajinikanth's life as a porter and a bus conductor before he became a superstar, the subaltern fans who made him an icon in Tamil cinema, his close friendships, how his status threatened chief minister Jayalalithaa, and his decision to stay away from politics, Vaasanthi, author of Rajinikanth; A Life talks to Manjula Narayan about all that in this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Vaasanthi, author of Rajinikanth; A Life | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time23 days ago
Rajinikanth's life as a porter and a bus conductor before he became a superstar, the subaltern fans who made him an icon in Tamil cinema, his close friendships, how his status threatened chief minister Jayalalithaa, and his decision to stay away from politics, Vaasanthi, author of Rajinikanth; A Life talks to Manjula Narayan about all that in this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Amartya Sen on why BJP's attracting Dalit and backward voters.
On The Record
access_time25 days ago
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Nobel Prize-winning economist and author Amartya Sen about the ongoing West Bengal elections. Polling for the first four phases has been concluded while the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth phases will take place on April 17, 22, 26, and 29 respectively. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.Listen to the full podcast for more details.
Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul on Ajeeb Daastaans, OTTs and censorship
Aur Batao
access_time28 days ago
Ajeeb Daastaans’ Shefali Shah and Manav Kaul get candid with RJ Stutee in the latest episode of 'Aur Batao'. Shah and Kaul open up about OTT platforms and censorship. The Netflix anthology is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan, and Kayoze Irani.
Brunch date with Minissha Lamba
Crima Facie
access_time28 days ago
A chat with HT Brunch In Bed With Star, actor Minissha Lamba, on her lockdown learnings and her time in the industry, with HT Brunch team member and host Karishma Kuenzang. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about the grandma's recipes, while Spectator columnist Seema Goswami talks about the summer. We end with a cover of the 2014 song Bang Bang originally by Benny Dayal and Neeti Mohan, by Delhi musician and singer Chezin.
Fatima Sana Sheikh on working with Jaideep Ahlawat in Ajeeb Daastaans
Aur Batao
access_time28 days ago
Ajeeb Daastaans’ Fatima Sana Sheikh and Shashank Khaitan get candid with RJ Stutee in the latest episode of 'Aur Batao'.The Netflix anthology is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan and Kayoze Irani. Aur Batao is not your regular photoshopped chat show, but makes hanging out with celebs a different (and fun) ballgame. Tune in now
Books & Authors with Kabir Bedi, author of Stories I Must Tell | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time29 days ago
His open marriage with Protima, his torrid relationship with Parveen Babi, the swinging 70s, his career in Hollywood, Bollywood, his Wild success in Italy, and his great honesty in his memoir, Stories I Must Tell, Kabir Bedi talks to Manjula Narayan about all that on the Books and Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Kabir Bedi, author of Stories I Must Tell
Books and Authors
access_time29 days ago
His open marriage with Protima, his torrid relationship with Parveen Babi, the swinging 70s, his career in Hollywood, Bollywood, his Wild success in Italy, and his great honesty in his memoir, Stories I Must Tell, Kabir Bedi talks to Manjula Narayan about all that on the Books and Authors podcast.
Brunch date with L Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti
Crima Facie
access_time1 month ago
A chat with HT Brunch Cover Stars, couple and violinist L Subramaniam and singer Kavita Krishnamurti, on Kavita getting married into the family, settling down with LS’s three kids – Bindu, Narayana and Ambi, and how the family is changing the strict traditions of gharanas with their teachings one musical note at a time, with HT Brunch team member and host Karishma Kuenzang. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about the different kinds of bread, while Humour columnist Rehana Munir talks about historical monuments. We end with a rendition of Mumbai musician Aditya N.’s debut single, titled Lost.
Books & Authors with Indranee Ghosh, authorof Spiced, Smoked, Pickled, Preserved | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
Part cookbook, part memoir, Indranee Ghosh's Spiced, Smoked, Pickled, Preserved presents vignettes from a family's history over three generations and from her own childhood in Shillong. She talks to Manjula Narayan about her great recipes and her reminiscences of a vanished world on the Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Indranee Ghosh, authorof Spiced, Smoked, Pickled, Preserved | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
Part cookbook, part memoir, Indranee Ghosh's Spiced, Smoked, Pickled, Preserved presents vignettes from a family's history over three generations and from her own childhood in Shillong. She talks to Manjula Narayan about her great recipes and her reminiscences of a vanished world on the Books & Authors podcast.
Nepotism in fashion?
Crima Facie
access_time1 month ago
A chat with HT Brunch Cover Stars, designers and uncle and nephew, Ravi Bajaj and Vikram Bajaj (respectively) on nepotism in fashion, and men in the industry, with fashion journalist Bharat Gupta. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about fried seafood, while Spectator columnist Seema Goswami lists out what kept her going during the lockdown. We end with a cover by our recent HT Brunch Social Media Star of The Week, Rishab Rikhiram Sharma, whose version of the Game of Thrones soundtrack on the sitar went viral. Happy Easter!
Books & Authors with Amit Chaudhuri, author of 'Finding the Raga; An Improvisation on Indian Music' | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
The deeply intellectual nature of Hindustani classical music, the path of Indian modernity, and the new intolerance for beauty that arose in the 1980s and has led to the current hostility to nuance in every sphere Amit Chaudhuri, author of Finding the Raga, talks to Manjula Narayan about all that on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Amit Chaudhuri, author of 'Finding the Raga; An Improvisation on Indian Music' | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time1 month ago
The deeply intellectual nature of Hindustani classical music, the path of Indian modernity, and the new intolerance for beauty that arose in the 1980s and has led to the current hostility to nuance in every sphere Amit Chaudhuri, author of Finding the Raga, talks to Manjula Narayan about all that on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Manoj Bajpayee on his struggles in Bollywood: I don’t let the industry bully me
Aur Batao
access_time1 month ago
In a candid conversation with RJ Stutee, actors Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Mathur and director Aban Deohans speak on their movie, Silence – You Can Hear It, on Zee5. Bajpayee opens up about his struggles in Bollywood and how he doesn’t let the industry bully him.
Happy Holi with DJ Snake
Crima Facie
access_time2 months ago
A chat with HT Brunch Star and French musician and producer DJ Snake on His Holi special gig in India two years ago, how much he misses India and fans, his lockdown learnings and latest release Selfish Love feat Selena Gomez, with host and HT Brunch Team member Karishma Kuenzang. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about domestic destinations you can travel to, while Humour columnist Rehana Munir talks about hangover and other consequences of our indulgences. We end with a cover of Khali Khali, a song by HT Brunch star and fashion content creator Sejal Kumar.
More Powers to LG Law passed: What now?
On The Record
access_time2 months ago
On Wednesday, Rajya Sabha cleared the NCT bill which empowers the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi with powers over all of the Delhi Government's decisions. It appears to be in direct contradiction to what the Supreme Court ordered in 2018 but the Bhartiya Janata Party and Central Government say that it is only clarifying what is already on paper. What is the reality? Does this mean that the Aam Aadmi Party becomes ineffectual and merely a rubber stamp? HT's national political editor speaks to top constitutional lawyer Rajeev Dhawan for answers to all of these questions
Books & Authors with Ritu Menon, author of Address Book; A Publishing Memoir in the time of covid | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
The need to publish books of cultural and historical value, forging bonds with feminist presses across the world, and why its worthwhile to fight for bibliodiversity in publishing Ritu Menon, founder of the feminist press, Women Unlimited, and author of Address Book; A Publishing Memoir In the Time of Covid, talks about all that on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Ritu Menon, author of Address Book; A Publishing Memoir in the time of covid | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
The need to publish books of cultural and historical value, forging bonds with feminist presses across the world, and why its worthwhile to fight for bibliodiversity in publishing Ritu Menon, founder of the feminist press, Women Unlimited, and author of Address Book; A Publishing Memoir In the Time of Covid, talks about all that on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Sanya Malhotra, Ashutosh Rana, Sayani Gupta, Rajesh Tailang on Pagglait
Aur Batao
access_time2 months ago
In a candid conversation with RJ Stutee, actors Sanya Malhotra, Ashutosh Rana, Sayani Gupta and Rajesh Tailang speak on their upcoming release, Pagglait. The quirky comedy stars Sanya as Sandhya, a woman whose husband of five months has died. However, she doesn't seem to care too much about it. The film will be out on Netflix on March 26.
Brunch date with Kanika Kapoor
Crima Facie
access_time2 months ago
A chat with HT Brunch In Bed With Star playback singer Kanika Kapoor on rising to fame with her song Baby Doll in 2014, being a single mom to three kids and the Covid controversy she found herself in, this week last year to be exact, with host and HT Brunch Team member Karishma Kuenzang . We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about the cheese boom in the country, while Spectator columnist Seema Goswami gives her take on the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah. We end with a cappella cover of Dua Lupa's Levitating, by Delhi-NCR-based musician Piya Podder.
Sachin Vaze: Secrets of Encounter Cops
On The Record
access_time2 months ago
Over the last few days, the country has watched shocked as the National Investigation Agency arrested encounter specialist police officer Sachin Vaze. Vaze is known to be close to the Shiv Sena but how do police officers like him operate. India’s first woman chief of the Mumbai Crime Branch talks to HT's Sunetra about what she calls daredevil policemen she met and dealt with.
Books & Authors with Sanjay Gubbi, author of Leopard Diaries; The Rosette in India | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
Appreciating a leopard's fresh breath while grappling with it, urban hypocrisy about wildlife, the safety of forests, and cutthroat competition within conservation circles Ecologist Sanjay Gubbi, author of Leopard Diaries, talks to Manjula Narayan about all that in this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Sanjay Gubbi, author of Leopard Diaries; The Rosette in India | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
Appreciating a leopard's fresh breath while grappling with it, urban hypocrisy about wildlife, the safety of forests, and cutthroat competition within conservation circles Ecologist Sanjay Gubbi, author of Leopard Diaries, talks to Manjula Narayan about all that in this week's Books & Authors podcast.
'Haryana Job quota law to be tweaked': Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala
On The Record
access_time2 months ago
In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks with the deputy chief minister of Haryana, Dushyant Chautala about the 75% job quota for locals in the state and how industry says it will destroy ease of business.
RS Sharma: Vaccinating India
On The Record
access_time2 months ago
On the day that India began inoculating members of the general population against Covid-19, RS Sharma, CEO of National Health Authority, spoke on the programme. He called the vaccination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'major boost' for the drive. He also projected a daily vaccination target of 27 lakh in the near future. Sharma also explained the process of registration for vaccination for those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. Listen to the full episode for more.
Woman of the world: Priyanka Chopra
Crima Facie
access_time2 months ago
A chat with HT Brunch Cover Star and actor Priyanka Chopra on the challenges she's faced while building her career - from a beauty queen to conquering Bollywood, Hollywood and moving to the US - with host and HT Brunch Team member Karishma Kuenzang . We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about how the Maldives in the new Goa, while Humour columnist Rehana Munir muses about handwritings and handwritten notes. We end with a cover of For Anita, a song that HT Brunch star Harshit Misra aka HashBass has written as a tribute to his mother, featuring Warren Mendonsa, Nikhil Mawkin and Shubha Mudgal as well.
A class apart with Tillotama Shome and Adarsh Gourav
Crima Facie
access_time2 months ago
A chat with HT Brunch Cover Stars and actors Tillotama Shome and Adarsh Gourav, who’ve stirred quite the social issue with their recent Netflix releases (Is Love Enough? Sir and The White Tiger respectively) on being class conscious, spreading awareness through art and why they both don’t care about fame with host and HT Brunch Team member Karishma Kuenzang . We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking chef Atul Kochhar, while Spectator columnist Seema Goswami tells us her plans for the last days of the Spring. We end with a cover of 90s song Do Dil Mil Rahein Hain from the movie Pardes (1997) by Delhi musician Ishaan Nigam.
Amruta, Divya, Kalki, Shweta, Surveen on breaking stereotypes
Aur Batao
access_time2 months ago
In a candid conversation with Stutee, actor Amruta Subhash, Divya Dutta, Kalki Koechlin, Shweta Basu Prasad, and Surveen Chawla get candid over casting in the industry. In a Women’s Day Special episode, the actors discuss breaking stereotypes.
Shreya Ghoshal on her music, Yashraj Mukhate, #PawriHoriHai​ craze
Aur Batao
access_time2 months ago
In a candid conversation with Stutee, singer Shreya Ghoshal discusses her music and the alleged lack of originality in Bollywood music. She also spoke on composer Yashraj Mukhate and his quirky remixes which are going viral. She also revealed that she loves his latest viral offering #PawriHoriHai.
‘Don’t need anyone’s permission to express myself’: Pooja Bhatt | Bombay Begums
Aur Batao
access_time2 months ago
Bombay Begum’s director Alankrita Shrivastava and actor Pooja Bhatt get candid with RJ Stutee in the latest episode of 'Aur Batao'. Pooja Bhatt recalled how the Netflix film happened for her despite turning it down due to Sadak 2. Pooja and Alankrita also shared their view on Women’s Day.
Books & Authors with Trisha Bora, author of How Not to Kill Your House Plants | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
Biophilia, the tangible experience of gardening, forest bathing, and the plantdemic - Trisha Bora, author of How Not to Kill Your House Plants talks about all that on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Trisha Bora, author of How Not to Kill Your House Plants | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
Biophilia, the tangible experience of gardening, forest bathing, and the plantdemic - Trisha Bora, author of How Not to Kill Your House Plants talks about all that on this week's Books & Authors podcast.
Books & Authors with Damon Centola, author of Change; How to Make Big Things Happen | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
How do you bring about social change? Are influencers really all that influential? And can a small minority change the way society thinks? Touching on a range of subjects from Black Lives Matter to the Arab Spring, sociologist Damon Centola talks about how big ideas spread.
Books & Authors with Damon Centola, author of Change; How to Make Big Things Happen | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time2 months ago
How do you bring about social change? Are influencers really all that influential? And can a small minority change the way society thinks? Touching on a range of subjects from Black Lives Matter to the Arab Spring, sociologist Damon Centola talks about how big ideas spread.
24: Comics special: DC vs Marvel
Crima Facie
access_time3 months ago
A chat with two hardcore comic fans and out last week’s Sunday Debaters actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor and celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha, who talks about the pros and cons of the DC and Marvel universes, with podcast host and HT Brunch team member Karishma Kuenzang. We also have HT Brunch columnist Vir Sanghvi talking about dining out, while Humour columnist Rehana Munir talks about why we shouldn’t deny ourselves decadence. We end with Delhi-NCR musician and vocalist Pia Podder’s debut song, Tornado.
102: Abhay Deol on why he avoids Twitter | 1962: The War in the Hills
Aur Batao
access_time3 months ago
Abhay Deol, Sumeet Vyas and Annup Sonii get candid with RJ Stutee in the latest episode of 'Aur Batao'. The actors speak about their upcoming release 1962: The War in the Hills. The Indo-China war drama is written by Charudutt Acharya and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. The 10-episode web series will premiere on Disney+Hotstar VIP on February 26. 1962: The War in the Hills also stars Akash Thosar, Rohan Gandotra, Meiyang Chang, Mahie Gill, Rochelle Rao, Hemal Ingle among others.
71: Books & Authors with Anuja Chauhan, author of Club You to Death | Part-2
Books and Authors
access_time3 months ago
Gossip, scandal and a perfect murder! Anuja Chauhan's whodunnit Club You to Death features a beautiful corpse, an unusual investigating officer in ACP Bhavani Singh, action set in Delhi's poshest club and a set of characters that gives the reader insights into everything from young love to privilege, politics and hypocrisy.
70: Books & Authors with Anuja Chauhan, author of Club You to Death | Part-1
Books and Authors
access_time3 months ago
Gossip, scandal and a perfect murder! Anuja Chauhan's whodunnit Club You to Death features a beautiful corpse, an unusual investigating officer in ACP Bhavani Singh, action set in Delhi's poshest club and a set of characters that gives the reader insights into everything from young love to privilege, politics and hypocrisy.
101: ‘Took it as a challenge to be better…’: Parineeti Chopra| The Girl on the Train
Aur Batao
access_time3 months ago
The team of Netflix’s The Girl on the Train gets candid with RJ Stutee in the latest episode of 'Aur Batao'. Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Avinash Tiwary and director Ribhu Dasgupta share their experience of the film which was adapted from the novel by author Paula Hawkins.
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