Arts & Entertainment

Deewar With Hollywood Superheroes

If Deewar were to be given a Hollywood superhero spin, who would get Shashi Kapoor's famous "mere paas maa hain" dialogue?

The Crisis of TV Content

Are Indian TV heads getting it all wrong in their permanent guessing game? An extract from a new book about television and modern India.

Tollywood a Graveyard For Older Bollywood Heroines

Talent and beauty are not enough when age catches up with a Hindi film heroine.

Ray in New York, Again

While our cultural intolerance grows, India’s greatest film-maker wows New York.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stops Red Carpet Traffic

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was fashionably late at the Cannes Film Festival - that is, she was both fashionable and late

Being Smart About Being Human

The Salman Khan foundation may need a new sustenance strategy now that the star is legally charged with culpable homicide

Indian to Direct Film on Barnes Book

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra has been signed in to direct the film adaptation of The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning novel.

A Bad Seven Days for Indian Justice

In three separate cases, high profile and influential individuals were allowed to walk free by appeals court despite being found guilty by lower courts.

Behold the Charitable Genius of Salman Khan

Salman's lawyer's argument approach was similar to that of former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, who was sentenced to two years in jail for insider trading.

Honest Indian Wedding

AIB returns with a hilarious video.

Kareena to Sue Medical Company

Kareena Kapoor Khan made headlines recently when it was alleged that she had used some weight loss pills to shed the extra pounds.

Convicted Salman Khan Bailed

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been freed on bail, hours after being convicted of culpable homicide in a 2002 Mumbai hit-and-run case.

Salman Hit and Run Case

Court delivers verdict, Salman is convicted.

Art Gazing in Kochi

How the two-edition old Kochi Muziris Biennale is taking Indian art to the world, and changing the historical seaside town

The Honey Singh Prototype

Besides being a retail boon, the Punjabi rapper represents one of the four style types in popular culture.

German Version of Kal Ho Naa Ho Music Video

German ambassador to India has unleashed on the world a Bollywood-style video that sees him cavorting with his wife Eliese Steiner and former foreign minister Salman Khurshid.

May 6 is the Judgment Day for Salman

May 6, at 11.15 am sharp is date and time set for the final judgment in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

Bollywood-themed Eateries Trend Pan-India

Not a bad idea to get a taste of Bollywood away from cinema halls, and in a restaurant

Fast & Furious 7 India Tops Piracy Charts

India stood first with 5,78,000 downloads while Pakistan came second with 3,21,000, followed by China with 2,89,000 peer-to-peer torrent downloads.

Content Over Khan

Everytime a couple of small films or a bunch of new, young, exciting stars hit the marquee the media go to town about how the new lot will take from the Khans and why are their days are numbered.

NYC Seeks Custody of Indian Dealer's $100mn Antique Stash

Authorities in New York have sought custody of the largest seizure of antiquities in American history — 2,622 artifacts worth $108 million looted from India and other places in south Asia

Lucknow City of Poets

A long-standing convention divides the Urdu ghazal tradition into “Dabistan-e-Dehli” and “Dabistan-e-Lakhnau” .

Made in India, Courted Abroad

How Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ found its angels abroad and became an international arthouse sensation

Why Are You Not Fair to Bollywood

What we do is never flashed around the world, and neither do we get the eyeballs!

BuzzFeedGets Americans to Watch Arnab Goswami

After golgappa and Narendra Modi, if there's anything that can perhaps leave Americans fumbling for words, it has to be an Indian television news debate.

Forward Thinker

In the 17th Century sub-continent the minority Muslim Mughal family ruled over the Hindu majority.

Decline of Times Now

Sydney hashtag debacle spells bad news for the 'people's channel'.

From Liverpool to Bollywood

Five years ago Amy Jackson was a British teenage model without acting experience or any knowledge of Hindi.

Anushka, the Good Indians Won

This is cause of joy that the people who attacked Anushka Sharma for India’s defeat were themselves defeated

Bollywood Veteran Given Dada Saheb Phalke Award

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor is to be given the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in Indian cinema.

Bollywood Celebs' Cricket Superstitions

For India and Indians, cricket is a religion and they treat it with utmost respect.

Good Old Days

Bangalore cartoonist remembers life in 1960s and 70s

NRI React to Film Ban

Nirbhaya film, welcomed everywhere, except India.

India's Daughter

We should be happy BBC made this 'shaming' documentary.

Dodging Ban

Indians are evading ban on rape documentary

Women Who Dared to Change Their Fate

Pascal took up a project to photograph women who have been fighting against prejudice and intolerance in society.

US Court Serves Big B Notice

The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager.

Bollywood's DDLJ

The 20-year-old love story that grips India.

Bollywood Roots for Oscar Favs

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles Sunday night and Bollywood stars soon took to Twitter to share their excitement.

Dear Jerry Seinfeld, Do Not Do This in India

Going by the uproar over AIB Roast and a controversial ban by the censor board on 30 words, Seinfeld could need some help.

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