Arts & Entertainment

Patriotism B'wood Ishtyle

Every year we see movies dedicated to freedom fighters and the spirit of patriotism.

The Crafts Revivalist

For 30 years, the face of Dastkar has worked with craftspeople, documenting their art and preparing them for an urban clientele

Bang Bang to Black: Hollywood Remakes in B'wood

The recently released Hollywood hit film The Fault In Our Stars is all set to be turned into a Bollywood film with the same name.

Government May Strip Saif's Padma Shri Award

Government is examining a demand for taking back the Padma Shri award conferred on Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan in the wake of a Mumbai court framing charges against him.

Rajesh Khanna's Family is Hiding Something

Anita Advani, Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's companion during his last years, is still waiting to get her hands on a copy of the actor's will as ordered by the Bombay High Court recently

Music in India, Still Learnt at the Guru’s Feet

A unique relationship builds up between the teacher and the student that builds over time, lives through the years and extends even beyond a lifetime.

The Controversial Life of Kishore Kumar

The king of Indian music industry, Kishore Kumar is still alive in the hearts of millions of his fans through his songs.

Show Can't Go On

In India's circus town, the show can't go on.

Hrithik Roshan Denies Rs 400 Crore Alimony Rumours

Fabricated news articles. Demeaning my loved ones. Testing my patience.

He's So Bad, He's Brilliant

Reddit continues to be a treasure trove, throwing up museum-worthy singers

Michael Jackson Inspires Indian Handbag Firm

Starting a business isn't always the result of a concrete plan. For some it happens just by chance.

History, Cricket and Indian Fine-dining at Lord’s

There is always much to digest on a trip to north London.

Bollywood Embraces the New Khan

Fawad Afzal Khan, one of the most sought after Pakistani singer-actor, has drawn criticism for his decision to enter Bollywood

Hindu Mythology-based Card Game Captures Gamers' Attention

A strategy card game, unique for being based on Hindu mythology, has recently hit the market, capturing the attention of a sizable number of gamers.

Bollywood’s Affair With Shakespeare

In India, Shakespeare was first attempted on the screen in Khoon-e-Nahak (Murder Most Foul)

Bollywood's Answer to Four Lions

The film will be Bollywood's first mainstream comedy to deal with terrorism.

Indian Club’s Ban on Dhotis

A regional leader in southern India condemned “sartorial despotism” after a posh English-style cricket club denied entry to several men wearing traditional Indian wraparound garments.

After Bollywood

How India's film festival boom is boosting indie cinema

Dilip Kumar's Pakistan Home a Heritage Site

Media in India are praising Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to declare legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar's ancestral home as a national heritage site.

Bollywood Mysteries

Bollywood mysteries that remain unsolved even today.

Tributes Four in For Indian Actress Zohra Sehgal

Tributes have poured in for celebrated Indian actress Zohra Sehgal who has died in the capital, Delhi, aged 102.

I Can Walk English, I Can Talk English

Finding Fanny and the business of non-Hindi Indian films

Bhangra is Forever

Forget Aishwarya, This Daler Mehndi Song is India's Greatest Export


What Madhuri Dixit did next.

Priceless Sarod Missing From British Airways Flight

Legendary musician Amjad Ali Khan today said the British Airways had misplaced his "beloved" Sarod, which hasn't been found even two days after he took a flight from London to Delhi.

The Curious Case of Katrina Kaif

Here is a star who is the definitive outsider, can’t speak proper Hindi, can’t really act and yet has socked the box office, hearts of audiences and advertisers and remains the most googled.

Bollywood Scion Invests in Hollywood Future

The scion of a Bollywood filmmaking dynasty is forging a career in Hollywood in a bid to emerge from the shadows of his legendary father.

Love or Murder

Was India's 'monument to love' built out of guilt?

11 Dancers You Find at Every Desi Wedding

When it's not the food, alcohol or eye candy, it's these dancers that make a desi wedding truly come alive.

Another Indian Site Gets Heritage Tag

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area located in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, has been added to the World Heritage site list of the UNESCO

Preity Zinta Says She Won't Settle in US

Actress Preity Zinta on Wednesday night ruled out selling her stake in IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab.

India to Roar at Cannes Lions 2014

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s 2014 edition has just released the shortlists for four more categories

Attacking Preity Zinta: So Rich Girls Should Not File FIRs

It seems there is no shortage of fools who rush in where even film stars fear to tread.

When Did You Last Watch a Pakistani Movie

The mindless insulation of Indians from all things from Pakistan hints at a superiority complex

Finishing line

The unfinished works of MF Husain express a longing for the India of his imagination

Phirangi Bollywood Bimbos

They seem to be "here today, gone today" eye-candy, seductive time-pass distractions for a constituency who, once the movie is over and the phirang bimbos exit, are happy to relapse into contented amnesia.

The Real Reason Why the '90s Bollywood Died

Bollywood has technology to blame for killing so many possible plots, packed with drama and emotion.

Bollywood's Getting That FIFA Feeling

Which Team are our Bollywood Celebrities Rooting for?

Taj Mahal Gets Mud-pack Treatment

India's iconic Taj Mahal monument is to be given a mud-pack to remove yellow pollution stains, archaeologists say.

Varanasi's Zardozi Market Eroded by Pakistan

Ten years down the line you might not find the art practiced any more in Varanasi

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