Arts & Entertainment

Dilip Kumar's Home in Pak to be a Museum

The legendary Indian actor, who was born as Yousuf Khan in Peshawar in 1922, is popular in both countries.

The Best Works of Art in India

India, ruled by myriad monarchs from various dynasties, is home to some remarkable and globally-acclaimed works of art.

Back Again

It is the bonding, trust, understanding and total surrender of the stars to the director’s magic touch that usually results in the success of the film.

The Serial Success of a Bollywood Superstar

Bet your money on Aamir Khan: his movies are critically acclaimed and they earn crores.

The Bad News for Outsiders in Bollywood

Work hard. Much harder than the filmy bluebloods

Shatrughan in Trouble Over Son's Wedding Invite

A Bengaluru-based artist Vidushini Prasad has decided to send a legal notice to the family of actor and BJP functionary Shatrughan Sinha

Who is Really Offended With PK

Once the Censor Board has cleared a film and the people want to watch it, no one has the right to pull the film from theatres

Homeland is Giving India Free Propaganda at Pakistan's Expense

Pakistan is terribly peeved by Homeland because it depicts the country as a “shit-hole” run by an untrustworthy and double-dealing regime overrun by Islamic terrorists.

Heroines Who Made a Mark in Bollywood

Bollywood’s leading ladies vivified their personas with novel scripts and made the movie-viewing experience all the more thrilling and entertaining. - See more at:

Art & Craft

Any attempt to force stars or actors into each other’s territory will only invite disaster.

Bangalore Blast, Sandalwood on Alert

The Kannada film industry is rather shaken by the recent low intensity bomb blast in Bengaluru.

It is 'PK' Protestors Who Are Mocking Hinduism

Given the steady increase in the number of cases where mobs have used violence or the threat of violence to enforce their diktat, it is not enough for us to merely insist the government rebuff the demands for a ban on PK.

Palanquins and Cars

Museum traces evolution of Indian transport

Bollywood's Baby Boom

The year 2014 seems to have beeen a very good year for Bollywood couples as many have had new members join their family.

PK Could be Biggest Bollywood Debut in US

Aamir Khan film about alien who questions India’s myriad religious creeds, gets strong opening

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.

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