Arts & Entertainment

Kochi in India is Hosting its Second Art Biennale

In a country with so much poverty, is it fair to spend so much on an arts festiva

The Conch On The Khadi

The Gandhi centres are now run as legacies, and then there’s the covert saffronisation bid

India's Banksy Behind Provocative Graffiti

An artist who's been compared to Banksy is gripping audiences on the streets of an Indian city - and online.

Entering Politics Was a Mistake, Says Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says entering politics was a mistake, and he will never again repeat the mistake.

AR Rahman in the Race for Oscar Again

AR Rahman, the double Oscar winning Indian composer, is once again in contention in the race for an Academy Award.

Christie's Second India Auction Nets $12m

London-based auction house Christie's has raised more than $12m (£7.6m) at its second art sale in India, exceeding its pre-sale expectations.

Desi Mr Bean to James Bond

An anonymous artist – or a group of artists – known as GuessWho, has been decorating the Fort Kochi region of Kochi with some amazing graffiti artwork.

India's Year on Twitter

PM Modi gets highest RTs, Big B has most followers.

Kal Penn on his Bhopal Movie

It was incredibly eye-opening - says the Bhopal movie was a sort of homecoming for him.

Is an Indian Interstellar Possible

A nation that produces about a 1000 films a year surely should have in it the capacity for this genre as well.

2014: The Year of Erotica in Bollywood

The temperature is going to soar further with more skinshow and erotic content in 2015.

Remaking an Old Delhi Haveli for Love

Such restoration work is rare in India, where the fashion is to raze buildings to the ground and start afresh.

The Truth Behind Rajesh Khanna and the Havells Ad

By the time the world saw Rajesh Khanna in the Havells television commercial it had almost forgotten what he looked like in real life.

Bollywood Actor Filmaker Deven Verma Dies

Veteran actor-filmmaker Deven Varma, best know for his comic performance in Khatta Meetha and Angoor, passed away this morning

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi Remake With SRK-Ash

Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai are all set to reprise the roles of Kishore Kumar and Madhubala respectively in the remake that will apparently be directed by Rohit Shetty.

Mridangam Jazz

Sandy Evans, a leading jazz musician and composer from Australia, on Kaaraikkudi Mani, Carnatic music, jazz and improvisation

Relationship is the Last Thing on My Mind, Says Sussanne Khan

Post her recent divorce from Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, controversy doggedly follows her.

Foreign Media on the New Underworld Threats to SRK

Mumbai gangsters have returned to targeting Bollywood celebrities in an effort to find a "new business model", police in India's commercial capital say.

The Dangerous Beauty of the Himalayas

When The Wave Comes From The Mountain, documents an area of the Himalayas in Nepal and across the border in India.

Bollywood’s Window Onto India

Popular cinema has tracked more closely than any artistic or journalistic medium the public and private lives of New India

Music Gives India's Slum Children a Voice

India is home to some of the richest but also some of the poorest people in the world.

Unseen Ajanta

The oldest classical Indian paintings, retrieved from time, and decay

Australia's Indian Dance Lessons

It's a really good opportunity to connect with India

Should Celebrities Have a Right to Privacy

Can the tantalizing enigma of romance and mystery even begin to take shape in today’s media and paparazzi-driven era?

Bollywood Men and Their Invisible Wives

There are some celebs who have kept their personal life from the media glare.

New Delhi 25th Most Fun City in the World

New Delhi has been ranked 25th among the world’s ‘Most Fun’ cities with Germany’s capital Berlin topping the survey.

Bachchans, Kapoors, Khans Continue Dynasty Rule in Bollywood

Even if you maintain a myopic distance, you will see Bollywood that has thrived on nepotism since the days of Prithviraj Kapoor, continues to do so even today.

Sadashiv Amrapurkar: Bollywood Actor Dies

Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who made his name playing villainous characters in Bollywood films, has died aged 64.

The Centennial Weave

The only Patan Patola museum in the world shows how conservation can strengthen a textile legacy

The Spoils of Royalty

Why do we cling on to the idea that it is the royal that is luxurious? Real Indian luxury is not the objects, but the service

Rare India Jewels at New York Museum

A show presenting some 60 jewelled objects of India from a private collection is opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Illuminating India’s Little-Known Legend

One of India’s most radical and reclusive contemporary artists until his death in 2001, V.S. Gaitonde was little studied in his lifetime, even in his own country.

Nobody Can Beat Dilli Punjabi at Diwali

Diwali is not a one day affair with close friends and family but rather a month-long saga of parties, events and melas.

The Monetary Value Attached to Art

The usual terms of valuation and profit go out of the window with art.

Is Mamata Banerjee India's Most Underrated Artist

Few Indian painters can boast such an astonishing rise in value without any major awards or artistic milestones.

12 Unforgettable Bollywood Character Names

The brilliant brains behind these deserve a loud round of applause.

Life Stream From The North-East

Tracing music from the Ziro festival of music to the monks of monasteries in Majuli

Blast From The Past

Can Sushmita Sen regain her universe with her new, ambitious comeback film?

Tyeb Mehta’s ‘Blue Painting’ Sold For £1.1 Mn

Sotheby’s inaugural India Art Week fetches a little less than £12.5 million in total

A Definitive History of Shah Rukh Khan's Signature Pose

Shah rukh khan has mastered the art of spreading love all over the world, one inviting hug at a time.

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