Arts & Entertainment

Could Pakistan Rival India's Bollywood

Pakistan has released a film which it hopes will enable it to step out of the shadow of India's world-famous Bollywood film industry.

Salman, Bollywood's Blockbuster Khan

Salman has been responsible for some of the industry's biggest profit margins.

India's Priciest Film Wins Over Public

With its song-and-dance idiom, Bollywood has long been the symbol of popular Indian cinema, both at home and abroad.

Looms of the Valley

Kashmir’s weaving industry and its current challenges through the life and times of the kani shawl.

Foreign Media on Baahubali

The most expensive Indian movie ever made turns out to have spent a fair bit on getting one man to the top of a cliff and then leaving him hanging.

Baahubali, India's Most Expensive Film Compared to Hollywood's 300

Baahubali, India's most expensive film released on Friday morning across 4000 plus screens globally.

Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan on Forbes Rich List

Notably one of india's biggest superstars Shah Rukh Khan and no woman celebrity from India made it to the list.

Ashram Where Beatles Learned to Meditate

In 1968 the most famous pop band of the time, The Beatles, stayed in an ashram in the Indian town of Rishikesh to learn a form of meditation.

Gag Orders

How far can Indian comedy go?

When Thakur Brought Back Order

Sholay and the Emergency and the national lament over the frustrations of democratic procedures

New Owner to Demolish Rajesh Khanna's Bungalow

The house had apparently proven "unlucky" for 'Jubilee' Kumar, but after buying it, Khanna delivered 15 hits in a row, a record still unbroken.

Why Actors do Underwear Ads for Lesser Known Brands

Advertising for an underwear brand can fetch a top-ranked actor between Rs6 cr and Rs10 cr annually

Bollywood Takes Real Love to Reel

Bollywood actors may be tight-lipped about their relationships in real life, but they are ready to romance on screen.

Indian Artist Behind Chandigarh Garden Dead

Indian artist Nek Chand who created a famous garden of sculptures in the northern city of Chandigarh has died

Mumbai To Say Bye to Victoria joyrides

Mumbai HC declares horse-drawn Victoria joyrides illegal, carriages given one year to phase out

Shopping Malls Fold Across India

It was about a decade ago that shopping malls became a common sight in India's cities, drawing crowds with their food courts, cinemas and shops.

10 Most Shocking Bollywood Makeovers

The leading divas who have metamorphosed into some of the most coveted faces of all time.

Maggi Fiasco Prompts Celebs to Rework Ad Contracts

The government had announced that any brand ambassador or celebrity endorsing products or services is liable for action if an advertisement is found to be misleading.

Madhuri Dixit Caught in Maggi Noodle Controversy

Actor Madhuri Dixit has been sent notice for endorsing Maggi noodles, which is under scrutiny for high content of lead and monosodium glutamate.

Deewar With Hollywood Superheroes

If Deewar were to be given a Hollywood superhero spin, who would get Shashi Kapoor's famous "mere paas maa hain" dialogue?

The Crisis of TV Content

Are Indian TV heads getting it all wrong in their permanent guessing game? An extract from a new book about television and modern India.

Tollywood a Graveyard For Older Bollywood Heroines

Talent and beauty are not enough when age catches up with a Hindi film heroine.

Ray in New York, Again

While our cultural intolerance grows, India’s greatest film-maker wows New York.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stops Red Carpet Traffic

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was fashionably late at the Cannes Film Festival - that is, she was both fashionable and late

Being Smart About Being Human

The Salman Khan foundation may need a new sustenance strategy now that the star is legally charged with culpable homicide

Indian to Direct Film on Barnes Book

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra has been signed in to direct the film adaptation of The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning novel.

A Bad Seven Days for Indian Justice

In three separate cases, high profile and influential individuals were allowed to walk free by appeals court despite being found guilty by lower courts.

Behold the Charitable Genius of Salman Khan

Salman's lawyer's argument approach was similar to that of former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, who was sentenced to two years in jail for insider trading.

Honest Indian Wedding

AIB returns with a hilarious video.

Kareena to Sue Medical Company

Kareena Kapoor Khan made headlines recently when it was alleged that she had used some weight loss pills to shed the extra pounds.

Convicted Salman Khan Bailed

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been freed on bail, hours after being convicted of culpable homicide in a 2002 Mumbai hit-and-run case.

Salman Hit and Run Case

Court delivers verdict, Salman is convicted.

Art Gazing in Kochi

How the two-edition old Kochi Muziris Biennale is taking Indian art to the world, and changing the historical seaside town

The Honey Singh Prototype

Besides being a retail boon, the Punjabi rapper represents one of the four style types in popular culture.

German Version of Kal Ho Naa Ho Music Video

German ambassador to India has unleashed on the world a Bollywood-style video that sees him cavorting with his wife Eliese Steiner and former foreign minister Salman Khurshid.

May 6 is the Judgment Day for Salman

May 6, at 11.15 am sharp is date and time set for the final judgment in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

Bollywood-themed Eateries Trend Pan-India

Not a bad idea to get a taste of Bollywood away from cinema halls, and in a restaurant

Fast & Furious 7 India Tops Piracy Charts

India stood first with 5,78,000 downloads while Pakistan came second with 3,21,000, followed by China with 2,89,000 peer-to-peer torrent downloads.

Content Over Khan

Everytime a couple of small films or a bunch of new, young, exciting stars hit the marquee the media go to town about how the new lot will take from the Khans and why are their days are numbered.

NYC Seeks Custody of Indian Dealer's $100mn Antique Stash

Authorities in New York have sought custody of the largest seizure of antiquities in American history — 2,622 artifacts worth $108 million looted from India and other places in south Asia

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