Arts & Entertainment

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.

The Trail-blazing Actress Bollywood Forgot

Rehana Sultan was the victim of typecasting, her obvious talent ignored because of her 'sexy' scenes

Bollywood Remakes Of International Films

Bollywood might not always make the most inspirational cinema, but it does not fail to take inspiration from around the world.

Is Shah Rukh Khan Losing The Battle of Khans

Shah Rukh, at the age of 51, is at the risk of losing his mojo. He has been unable to reinvent himself.

Bollywood Stars Spar Over Nepotism Claim

Bolllywood is one of the biggest movie industries in the world, but critics say that getting a break into films is extremely difficult.

Good Taste in Movies

Although food has so many meanings in Indian culture, the sensual pleasures of food have not been fully explored in cinema.

Indian Films’ New Fixation With Unusual Foreign Locations

The not-so-obvious reasons why our movies travel abroad

India-origin Cartoonist Told to Shut S Africa School

Famed Indian-origin South African cartoonist Nanda Soobben has been asked by the country’s Education Department to shut his design school.

The Boy Who stole Hollywood's Heart

Sunny Puwar was the co-star in Lion, the story of a little boy who goes missing in India.

What Made Jewish Film Stars so Relevant to Bollywood in 20th Century

An exhibition on the Jewish community in India threw light on the close links that the community had with the Hindi film industry.

Indian Colours, Peacock Light up The Buckingham Palace

Several events have been planned across Britain and India to mark the year of culture

Global Melodies

A new generation of Indian origin musicians is strumming universal melodies.

Can Web Series Unseat The TV

The introduction of web-series across the United States, Europe and now also in India as an alternate to what TV or cinema provides has growing appeal for the new generation.

The Many Charms of Delhi Winters

The NRI travel guide to hottest spots Delhi during the winter.

The Making of Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra From Indian to International

One-fifth of the world’s population is South Asian. And it’s represented in the global film industry by one woman, Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra Slays With Her Charm at Oscars 2017

Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra upped the glam quotient with her high fashion sense, charm and personality at the 89th Academy Awards.

Indian Film Banned For Being Lady-oriented

India's film board has refused to certify a Hindi-language film which has already won acclaim at film festivals.

Brexit Adds zing to UK-India Year of Culture

The UK-India Year of Culture was announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 2015 visit to London but the Brexit vote has prompted extra focus.

Sandeep Das: Sing Me Home

Sandeep Das, the child prodigy from Patna, is the new Grammy-winning tabla icon.

The Rise, Fall And Rise of Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan on ‘Rangoon’, and finding focus in his 40s

Anish Kapoor Joins Global Art Coalition Against Far-right

Renowned Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor is among 200 artists, musicians and writers who have joined a global coalition against the rise of right-wing populism around the world.

UP is Bollywood’s Current Favourite Destination

Cash subsidy and single-window clearance are among key reasons for Bollywood’s newfound affinity towards Uttar Pradesh.

Justin Bieber to Rock Mumbai

Justin Bieber, YouTube’s biggest import to the world of music, will perform in India for the first time at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on 10 May.

Indian Fashion Industry Helping Revive Traditional Textile Technique

With a little skill and technique, ikat gives you the flexibility and the freedom to modify in several forms.

Grammy Glory For Two Indian Tabla Artistes

The 59th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles warranted a special drum roll for India, with two Indian tabla artistes featuring in the list of final honours.

Queen to Host UK-India Year of Culture Launch

he reception is expected to attract hundreds of guests from across various fields in the UK and India

Why Shah Rukh Khan Remains The Ultimate NRI Hero

Shah Rukh Khan started the trend as early as the mid-90s and even today remains fairly ahead of the pack among Bollywood actors when it comes to wooing NRIs

Hollywood’s First Call in India

From casting films for Mira Nair and Wes Anderson to working on the Oscar-nominated ‘Lion’, Tess Joseph continues to have a charmed career

Chennai to Madurai: Heritage Treasures

The temple town of Madurai offers south India’s most prominent canvas of history

Is There Room For Republic TV

While Arnab Goswami’s fans may be waiting for his reappearance on the TV screen with Republic TV, the question is if he will be able to recreate the magic of The Newshou

Pakistan Bans Shah Rukh Khan Film Raees

Pakistan has banned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest movie, Raees, its distributor in Pakistan says.

India Season Kicks Off in Britain

India is the flavour of the New Year in London as the UK-India Year of Culture celebrations kicked off in Britain

When It’s Bollywood, Songs Can Never go Out of Fashion

Bollywood is pretty much a mishmash of world music; we have every genre from classical to ‘qawwali’ to Sufi to rock to dance, in one basket

The Strange Ways Bollywood Meets Real Life in India

A Photographer on how Indians love Bollywood and include stars in everyday situations.

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