Editor’s Word: Classes in individuality

Editor’s Word: Classes in individuality

An odd factor has been taking place at HT Brunch in the previous few months.

As we skilled our deal with millennials and tried laborious to establish the position fashions of the longer term, we got here throughout sure younger individuals who might have been born into privilege, however are working quietly to pave their very own particular person path.

Take, as an example, artist (and social media star) Sid Kerkar, son of the very completed Subodh Kerkar, who additionally based the Museum of Goa. Sid was picked by Brunch to function on its cowl due to how cool his social media vibe is. His much more profitable father was on the duvet due to him!

Brunch covers where millennial achievements have stood alongside those of accomplished parents include Sid and Subhodh Kerkar
Brunch covers the place millennial achievements have stood alongside these of completed dad and mom embody Sid and Subhodh Kerkar

Actor Bhagyashree received a Brunch cowl as a result of her son Abhimanyu and daughter Avantika Dassani had been all of a sudden the discuss of tinseltown.

Actor Bhagyashree on the cover of Brunch with her son Abhimanyu and daughter Avantika Dassani
Actor Bhagyashree on the duvet of Brunch along with her son Abhimanyu and daughter Avantika Dassani

And extra lately, Niharika Bijli’s work on Brahmastra made the media discover her, and we roped in her father, PVR’s Ajay Bijli, and siblings, Nayana and Aamer to function alongside as properly.

Ajay Bijli with his children, Niharika, Nayana and Aamer, on the cover of HT Brunch
Ajay Bijli together with his kids, Niharika, Nayana and Aamer, on the duvet of HT Brunch

At present’s cowl story follows an analogous sample. At 27, Viraj Khanna has had three solo exhibits and demanding acclaim from the normally reticent artwork world. That he’s profitable dressmaker Anamika Khanna’s son is a reality we found a lot later.

Name it reverse nepotism in case you might: every of those youngsters has labored laborious to maintain their join with their well-known dad and mom away from the limelight. And from what we see, they haven’t used privilege as a stepping stool.

Not that they’re embarrassed of their dad and mom and household. It’s a concerted effort, we consider, to beat the plain.

As society watchers, we now realise that understanding somebody is so-and-so’s little one throws up irrelevant distractions: how will he fill his father or mother’s footwear, is there a resemblance, who do her dad and mom know? Does this even matter?

What does rely is that this: when Anamika Khanna will get featured on the duvet of {a magazine} as a result of her son’s work is being appreciated, think about the parental pleasure she’ll really feel. It have to be so overwhelming; she should need to share it with all.

Right here’s wishing Viraj Khanna and all different kids striving to create their very own mark the easiest. Laborious work will not be a advantage with this technology prefer it was in ours, however working laborious to carve your personal individuality actually is!

Additionally on this problem: Everybody’s favorite animal lover (and legit rights’ activist) Jitendra Sharma aka @TedTheStoner writes a visitor column calling out celebs who assist those that hold wild animals as pets.

Tillotama Shome is our social media star of the week due to her physique constructive examples. (My crooked tooth are my very own, she says.)

And as you learn on, you’ll come throughout a Wedding ceremony Particular with actor Sanjana Sanghi on the duvet. Because it seems, the post-pandemic Indian bride doesn’t need extra, she needs to put on trainers beneath her lehenga!

Jamal Shaikh is the National Editor – Brunch and New Media Initiatives, Hindustan Times
Jamal Shaikh is the Nationwide Editor – Brunch and New Media Initiatives, Hindustan Instances

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From HT Brunch, January 14, 2023

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