Arts & Entertainment

Expat Shutterbugs Shed Light on India’s Beauty

Myriad colours, people, culture, religion and places from across the country found a place in the 700- odd photographs on display as part of the 19th Beautiful India Expatriate Photo Competition.

ESPN Plans to Customise Global Shows For India

ESPN is planning to customize its international shows like ‘Pardon the Interruption’ and ‘SportsCenter’ for the Indian marke

Indian Student Wins Best Film Award in Singapore

Indian student Hitanshu Mehta was part of a team from Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) that won the ‘Best Film Award’.

Museums And Mosques

Five ‘begums’ held sway in the city from 1819-1995

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum To Open In Delhi

The museum will be launched mid-next year in the Regal Cinema at Connaught Place and will be spread over two floors.

Chris Martin: Hello India, I'm Not in Coldplay

A comedian named Chris Martin has, to his bemusement, received an influx of Twitter followers from India shortly after a Coldplay concert in Mumbai.

Why Hasn’t Pokemon GO Come to India

Long after the game took the world by storm, people in India continue having to settle for a diluted experience.

Curry in Crisis, Bollywood Bored of London

The cultural bond between India and the UK is unravelling, thanks to harsher visa rules and Brexit.

Priyanka Chopra Gets Nominated Again

After winning People’s Choice Best Actress Award In 2016, Priyanka Chopra gets nominated again.

Things Bollywood Can Learn From Hollywood

Licensed or not, if Bollywood is doing so much of copying, how about copying the good things as well?

When The Light Got in For Leonard Cohen

Cohen told his biographer that over the space of several visits to Mumbai in the next few years, the clouds in his mind had lifted - by "imperceptible degrees this background of anguish that had been with me my whole life began to dissolve".

120 Years of Watching Movies

The historic event that unfolded inside Watson’s Hotel in Mumbai on 7 July 1896.

An Ancient Game Which Goes Back to India

Legend has it India exported the ancient form of chess to Persia, giving King Chosroes Anushirvan a game that was invented just for him: the game of "four kings", or "chaturanga".

Japan’s Love For Bollywood Reaches New Highs

This fascination for Bollywood is so evident that ad-makers are trying to cash in on the trend.

Why Has Indian TV Star Arnab Goswami Quit Hit Show

Indian prime time television presenter Arnab Goswami has said he's leaving the country's top rated English-language channel.

Cinema Maestros and Iconic Films of India

How Raj Kapoor, the ‘Charlie Chaplin of India’, Changed Indian Cinema

The Frightened Karan Johar

The lack of a desire to be political or to take stands on issues that go against the majoritarian grain is symptomatic of Bollywood

Life in Delhi's 168-year-old Mansion

Old Delhi draws thousands of tourists every year because of its old-world charm, street food and heritage buildings.

Mira Nair: Breaking the Colour Code

In three decades of filmmaking, Nair’s protagonists have embraced all the curve balls that life has thrown at them.

Indian Start-up Brings Artists Together

Kulture Shop, is bringing together urban artists and turning their designs into home and lifestyle products.

Exhibition Showcasing History of Indians Launched in Singapore

The exhibition, "Once Upon a Time in Little India", details the lives of early South Asian migrants, who came to call precinct their home.

Pierce Brosnan Demands Removal of His Image From India Ad

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan has condemned the "unauthorised and deceptive" use of his image to promote an Indian mouth freshener.

Pakistan Bans All Indian TV And Radio as Tensions Mount

Pakistan has banned all television and radio content from India and threatened to shut down any stations that flout the sanction.

The Perils of Forcing Bollywood to Drop Pakistan Actors

Yesterday it was the very word 'intolerance' that was a red rag, today it is 'Pakistani actors', tomorrow it could be something entirely different.

Indian Miniatures Double Pre-Sale Estimates At UK Auction

A set of Mughal miniatures and fine paintings of the Rajasthani and Pahari Schools has raked in nearly 3.1 million pounds at a Sotheby's auction in London

India's Land of Fun

GOA is India’s land of fun, with pristine beaches that run along the Arabian Sea and a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and architectures.

Forgoing India-Pakistan Culture Exchange is Worse Than Nukes

Fundamentally, the idea of seeking a ban on an Indian film because it features Pakistani artistes is absurd.

Karan Johar Pledge Not to Use Pakistan Actors Goes Viral

A statement by popular Bollywood director Karan Johar promising not to work with Pakistani actors in the future has gone viral in India.

Priyanka Chopra Sorry for Conde Nast Cover Insulting Refugees

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after being criticised for modelling an "insensitive" top on a Conde Nast Traveller magazine cover.

How Pierce Brosnan Was Convinced To Chew Paan On National TV

t may be outlandish, but the Pierce Brosnan paan masala ad (for Pan Bahar) was borne out of some deep calculation.

Dev Patel's Journey From Slumdog to Lion

Patel's post-Slumdog journey has not been as smooth as that of his co-stars.

Theme Pandals Or Quirky Art Installations

In Kolkata, pujas are an annual upsurge and celebration of quirky art. This year, the city seems to have outdone itself when it comes to creativity.

Trump Taj Mahal to Close 26 Years After Donald Trump Opened It

Donald Trump opened his Trump Taj Mahal casino 26 years ago, calling it "the eighth wonder of the world."

Bollywood Actor Forced Out of Hindu Play

Far-right nationalists have forced Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to cancel his performance in a Hindu festival "because he is a Muslim".

Taj Mahal Dome to Get Mud-pack Therapy

The dome of the Taj Mahal will get a mud-pack therapy for the first time ever, in a bid to get rid of the yellowness from its white marble.

Hindustani And The Hindi Film Song

Linguistic cross-pollination has always been a vital part of song-writing in Hindi cinema.

The Link Between Indian Classical, Folk Dance And Enhanced Memory Power

Horizontal saccades—when eyes move from side to side in rhythm with the legs—in classical dance forms such Bharatanatyam improves human memory, studies show

Bollywood Producer Aggarwal Criticises Pakistani Actors Ban

Rahul Aggarwal has quit his job at the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association after they banned Pakistani actors from working in the Bollywood film industry.

India's Disturbing Oscar Entry Takes on Police Torture

A thriller in Tamil language has been chosen as India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars.

Sacked British-Pakistani Actor Sorry For India Twitter Madness

A Pakistan-born UK actor apologised Monday for using “unacceptable language” about Indians, which saw him fired from Britain’s most popular TV soap.

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