Arts & Entertainment

Facing Ruin, India’s Ancient Glass Artists Blame The Taj

The ancient glass quarter in Firozabad never recovered after authorities blamed smoke drifting from its furnaces for yellowing the Taj's magnificent white marble, threatening the beauty of India's number-one tourist attraction.

The Dancing Girls of India's Folk Opera

Nautanki is one of India's oldest folk theatres, and it's hugely popular in small towns and rural areas.

Priyanka Chopra: The Powerhouse Changing The World

In the land of lions, she is the quintessential Indian tigress, known for her stratospheric success in Bollywood portraying some pretty feisty, feline roles, and who has now successfully carried that powerful persona to ensnare audiences in Hollywood.

Kashmir's Conflict Music

Decades of conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir have affected every aspect of life in the valley, including music.

Back to black: The Vinyl Business in India is Far From Dead

As the tribe of ‘crate diggers’ grows, store owners, collectors, and hi-fi enthusiasts who are making the LP cool again.

India Ex PM inspires Bollywood Film

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher will play former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a new film.

1990s: The Decade of Indipop

Ten memorable moments in Nineties Indipop, from crank calls to ambiguous music videos

India's Costliest Film Starts Shooting Next Year

BR Shetty, joint non-executive chairman of London-listed NMC Health, announced in April he was investing $150 million in the film franchise, which is set to be India's most expensive film.

1990s Changed The Way We Watched Movies

In the 1990s, we were introduced to colour TV and cable, and watched everything from ‘Titanic’ to ‘Andaz Apna Apna’

Indian Film Festival to Celebrate UK-India Year of Culture

he annual London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) this month will celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture with its opening night film based on the life of Maharaja Duleep Singh.

India-England Exhibition to be Held in United Kingdom

This exhibition is a component of the UK India Year of Culture-2017.

Sylvester Stallone Gives Bollywood Rambo Thumbs-up

Getting a message from Sylvester Stallone about a Bollywood Rambo remake was like "an endorsement from God", the film's director has said.

Twitter Suspends India Singer's Account Over Sexist Abuse

Popular Indian Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account has been suspended after he tweeted about a female student leader.

Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off in London

The Jaipur Literature Festival was inaugurated in London to present a sumptuous showcase of South Asias literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate.

Dangal: India's Wrestling Blockbuster Delights China

The true story of two female wrestlers overturning gender stereotypes has become the highest-grossing Indian film ever in China.

Deepika Padukone Wins Red Carpet In Stunning Sheer Dress

Deepika Padukone opted for bold accessories to complement her Cannes outfit - studded danglers and a ring are what she picked from the jewellery studios of De Grisogono.

World's Oldest YouTube Star

A great-grandmother from India is winning hearts with her cooking videos.

There is Need to Preserve Indian Culture in UK

There is a need to preserve Indian culture in the UK and make it more inclusive to have a "tolerant" society.

What Did it Take to Upset India's Beliebers

Some felt that the singer lip-synced some of his songs, and that did not go down well with his fans.

Baahubali 2’ Becomes India’s Highest-grossing Movie

The south Indian movie, which is laden with special effects, has surpassed 2014 Bollywood blockbuster "PK", which made around US$120 million, as India's biggest-grossing movie yet.

Bollywood in Europe

From Switzerland to Greece, be it iconic songs or romantic scenes, the industry has left no stone unturned in capturing the extraordinary beauty of Europe over the years.

The Politics And Positioning of Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is defying Indian stereotypes and making bold couture statements as she gears up for her Hollywood debut, ‘Baywatch’, later this month.

Bollywood Killer

Widely touted as India's answer to Game of Thrones, the success of Bahubali 2 has also prompted south Indian film fans to troll Bollywood.

Massive Met Gala Coat Gets India Talking

The trench coat dress with an exaggerated train, has captured India's imagination

Bieber's Whirlpool And Yoga India tour Demands

We all know celebrities have a long list of demands when they go on tour, but Justin Bieber has taken it to the next level.

Why Indian-Americans Are Subjected to Racial Abuse in US

Indian Americans are being treated less and less like people, and more and more as living jokes and memes; to be made fun of and ridiculed.

Delhi to Alwar: Among The Ruins

Forts, hills and a dab of the paranormal.

The Many Meanings of Priyanka Chopra's Met Gala Dress

The trench coat dress with an exaggerated train, has captured India's imagination

Records Tumble as Baahubali 2 Conquers India And Wows The U.S., U.K., Australia

The historical action drama fantasy has smashed numerous records for an Indian release in its home market and in a bunch of other territories including the U.S., the U.K., the U.A.E. and Australia/New Zealand.

Indian-American Comedian Mocks US Prez at Dinner

As he mocked Trump several times, he said that the president would be tweeting about him at 3 am.

Among The Beliebers

Lounge studies the curious ways in which Justin Bieber’s fans in India have been trying to get his attention over the years.

Vinod Khanna: Obituary of a Maverick Bollywood Hero

A villain-turned-leading man of Bollywood, a bohemian at the feet of a hippy guru, a successful politician: Vinod Khanna was a man who lived many lives.

Vinod Khanna Dies Aged 70

The original debonair leading actor, with classic good looks

In Bollywood Boom India's Rising Soft Power

Though India embraced globalisation back in 1991, the process took 18 years to permeate into the Indian film industry — popularly known as Bollywood.

Restoring the jewel of the Deccan

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s ongoing restoration of the Qutb Shahi necropolis in Hyderabad is one of the most ambitious conservation projects undertaken in India

1948 Gandhi Stamps Sold For Record 5,00,000 Pound

The "unique" strip of four ten-rupee stamps is considered the most important and desirable item of post-Indian independence philately.

NRI to Invest $150 Million to Produce India’s Biggest-ever Movie

The promoters of the movie claim that it would be the costliest Indian movie and made in Hollywood style .

Ramsays And The Birth of Desi Horror

For over 40 years, the Ramsays have churned out a steady supply of ‘daayans’ and ‘chudails’, creaky staircases and haunted houses.

Foreign Tourism Boards Rope in Bollywood Stars

International tourism boards were also seen leveraging social media feeds of Bollywood actors to promote destinations, cuisines and fun activities.

Return of Bollywood Action Queens

Fundamental challenges for female-centric projects remain despite high-voltage action carried off single-handedly by stray Bollywood heroines.

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