Arts & Entertainment

The Woman Who Cut Off Her Breasts to Protest a Tax

The story of a lower caste woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist wants to recognise her sacrifice.

Did Kabali Depict Eethnic Indians in Malaysia Accurately

Arguments about whether the movie accurately portrayed the plight of ethnic Indians here, or deliberately played up certain issues to put the community in a bad light continue on various social media platforms.

The Swag of An Ageing Indian Superstar

At 65, Tamil cinema superstar and a grandfather in real life, Rajinikanth, packs a mean punch in his new film Kabali, an action-packed gangster drama

The Changing Ki & Ka of Millenial Relationships

In Indian households the change has been particularly exemplary given the country’s patriarchal history.

Indian Sex Comedy on Quiz Geeks is Making Waves

A wacky Indian sex comedy about four college-going quiz geeks and their unbridled fantasies has made audiences sit up and have a good laugh.

India office Holiday For Watching Film

Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth.

A Step Towards Stronger UK-India Ties

The British Council is working with partners to support up to 25,000 young people and professionals from the UK to gain experience in India, by 2020.

Indians Pack Their Bags as Cheaper Europe Beckons Post Terror Attacks

The spate of terror attacks in Europe and the financial problems in the Eurozone, coupled with a lean travel season, has made travel to destinations in the region cheaper, a bonanza the price-sensitive Indian traveller is expected to grab.

Gandhi Around The World

From Avenue de la Paix in Geneva to Tavistock Square in London—many different statues, one enduring legacy.

How Bollywood is Fighting Irrational Censorship in India

With Bollywood film makers becoming braver and bolder with their subject matter, the battle between certification and censorship is not going away anytime soon.

World Heritage Status For Chandigarh

The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites.

Humayun's Tomb The New Battlefield For India's Culture Wars

Globally acclaimed for its painstaking restoration of the Humayun's tomb complex and the neighbouring Nizamuddin area in the Capital, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's efforts in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) seem to have come under a cloud.

SRK and Akshay Kumar in Forbes 100 highest-paid Celebs List

Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world's highest-paid celebrities of 2016, according to an annual list by Forbes.

India's Female Storytellers Fought to be Heard

The fabled art of Dastangoi (storytelling) has seen a revival in India in recent years, but it has largely remained a male-dominated profession.

India's Leading Film School in Ferment

The alumni includes most of the leading film makers and technicians of Indian cinema: Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani, arthouse auteurs like Shyam Benegal and Mani Kaul and Oscar-winning sound designer Rasool Pookutty.

Delhi’s Aga Khan Heritage

A mammoth undertaking to restore and develop Delhi’s Nizamuddin will end this time next year. It transformed one of the most historic and touristy areas of the country.

10 Iconic Places Outside India Where Ratha Jatra Is Celebrated

Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath being one of the largest religious festivals of India, is not just limited to its borders but also hugely celebrated outside India.

Priyanka Chopra Thinks India Is A Difficult Country

India is a difficult country. It is like one whole world wherein each state has different traits, different culture, different language, different writing, different thought process and different religion.

The Year of The Woman in Bollywood

Although “life has gotten a little better” the industry remains a tough place for women

Anywhere But Home

Anu Vaidyanathan, the only Indian woman to have competed in the Ironman, recounts her time in China, where she raced in two Ironmans in the span of six weeks

Musicians From 100 Years Ago

A treasure trove of early photographs of Indian classical musicians reveals untold stories and provides a window into an opulent, bygone world

Actors Of Indian Origin Who Are Making Us Proud In The World Of Firangi TV Shows

English television, it's safe to say, has now been a staple in the Indian entertainment consumer's diet for a while.

Bollywood Actor Criticised Over Islam Remarks

Muslim clerics have criticised Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan over comments he made about the practice of animal sacrifice in Islam.

Brett Lee Makes His Bollywood Debut With UnIndian

After impressing us with his bowling prowess on field, Australian cricketer Brett Lee is set to show his acting chops on the big screen.

Facts That Prove Game Of Thrones Has Indian Connections

Game of Thrones has a pretty large audience, undeniably. And presumably a solid chunk of this audience is Indian - going by our sheer numbers.

Showing The World What Bollywood Can do

Her time in America has also made her appreciate the campaigning of performers such as Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi who want to denounce the use of the term Bollywood.

Salman Khan, Amid Controversy Over Rape Remark, Says Need to Talk Less

Actor Salman Khan, who sparked uproar by saying his heavy training schedule for an upcoming film left him feeling "like a raped woman", said on Thursday that he needs to talk less to stay out of trouble.

Alia Bhatt: Star Kid or Star Performer

Is Alia Bhatt the blueprint of the modern Indian heroine? We should hope so

An Ode to Indian Radio

Ameen Sayani, Melville De Mellow, and the voices that shaped us and united a nation

Bollywood Actor Salman Khan in Hot Water Over Rape Remark

Bollywood movie star Salman Khan ran afoul of a national women's group, film critics and Twitter users on Tuesday after saying that training sessions for his new film made him feel like a "raped woman".

Spain Joins Forces With Bollywood to Boost Tourism

Spain is coaxing Indian moviemakers to use its colourful fiestas and historic monuments as settings for their films, in a move to grab a bigger share of India’s fast-growing overseas tourism market.

Match Box Mania

A recent exhibition, titled "Matchbox Labels And The Stories They Tell", features some prominent trends and themes spanning the entire history of the matchbox industry.

Cringe Pop Creator Defies Her Critics

The song was intended to inspire women. It was supposed to highlight discrimination and misogyny and promote empowerment. But something didn't go quite right.

The Party Must go on

Gay nightlife thrives in India’s metros despite widespread prejudice against the community.

India Court Overrules Censor Cuts to Film

Dismissing objections by the censor board which had wanted 89 cuts, the court said the film must be certified for release in the next 48 hours.

An Intimate Look at India's Royal Women

India's royalty lost their official powers when the nation gained independence in 1947, but there is still a great sense of romance and fascination with the men and women who once ruled large tracts of the country.

Why is Indian Comedy Kicking up a Storm

An Indian comedian recently kicked up a storm after posting a video mocking cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Ganesh And His Mother Return Home From US With Modi

Items returned included religious statues, bronzes and terra cotta pieces, some dating back 2,000 years, looted from some of India's most treasured religious sites.

US Returns Over 200 Artifacts Worth $100 Million to India

Included in the collection is a bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesh estimated to be 1,000-year-old.

A Doomed Love Story Becomes India's Sleeper Hit

In movie-mad India, stories of young love struggling to find happiness among harsh social rules still mint success.

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