Arts & Entertainment

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.

Prosthetic Bollywood

Prosthetics has acquired prominence in the industry.

Bollywood Immortalized at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

There is only one place in the world where the biggest stars like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan co-exist in peace.

India Singer Criticised For Sexist Jeans Remark

Women's groups in the southern Indian state of Kerala have criticised the legendary singer KJ Yesudas for saying women should not wear jeans.

Caste And Conservatism in Our TV Serials

Why do most of Indian serials feature basic types like Banias, Punjabi mercantile communities or Rajputs?

Bollywood Cleavage Row Shows India's Crass Side

A clash between India's top newspaper and a Bollywood actress shows no signs of abating.

Chennai to LA

Up, close and personal with Hollywood biggie Ashok Amritraj

Indian Spectacle in French skies

Indian kites fly high in French skies.

Beauty Pageant That Celebrates Indian Culture In America

Miss India Connecticut is a biannual contest that seeks to celebrate Indian culture and is simultaneously an assimilation into American society.

In Step With The New Kala Ghoda

The city’s only art precinct isn’t becoming Times Square just yet, but is it an evolving site for the arts?

Why Bollywood Stars Are Speaking Out On Sexism

Padukone is not the first Bollywood star to clash with the media recently.

Deepika Cleavage Row

Deepika took exceptional and very public umbrage to show no signs of settling down over the 'cleavage tweet' row.

The Ashes Of Pleasure

How the curtains came down on Calcutta’s professional theatre - See more at:

Apple Finally Kills an Iconic Product

iPod Classic Disappears Quietly from Apple's Website

Kolkata Chromosome

A historic neighbourhood sheds its old ways, prompting locals to record its vanishing past

A Slice of New York’s Times Square in Mumbai

Nicknamed Crossroads of the World, Times Square is a focal point of the global entertainment industry and hosts over 39 million visitors annually.

Star Shutterbug Has City in Frame

With almost 10 million fans on Facebook, the photoblog is a darling of social media across the world.

10 Hindi Films That Take You On a Journey Through India

A snapshot of a few films where you can just sit back and admire the landscape, or even get inspired to pack your bags and travel.

And Pop Goes Culture

Comic Con India has become an annual pop culture event across different cities.

India's Screen Goddess

In the summer of 1987, the TV epic Ramayan had Indian audiences gripped, with more than 100m people tuning in each week.

Indian Origin Banker Pays $81,000 to Kiss

He was a top bidder when Elizabeth Hurley offered a kiss with herself - however, explaining this win to his wife will may prove a little more expensive.

Bolly Babes Turn Kill Billis

It has been reported that some of the established male chauvinists in the industry are not too kicked about “glam, hot, gorgeous Bollywood heroines kicking ass

Big B Rules Twitter

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an avid user of social media, has amassed a massive following of over 10 million users on Twitter.

Shah Rukh Khan is Interpol's New Ambassador

Bollywood s.perstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's "Turn Back Crime" campaign.

Richard Attenborough, Friend of India

One may have many quibbles about the film ‘Gandhi’, but none can deny the late director’s dedication

Delhi’s Export: Bollywood Pride

Delhi-grown Bollywood celebs, who’ve not only given us a reason to smile, but also added a filmy twist to the Capital curry.

Indira Gandhi assassination: Controversial Film Blocked

India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorified her killers.

Patriotism B'wood Ishtyle

Every year we see movies dedicated to freedom fighters and the spirit of patriotism.

The Crafts Revivalist

For 30 years, the face of Dastkar has worked with craftspeople, documenting their art and preparing them for an urban clientele

Bang Bang to Black: Hollywood Remakes in B'wood

The recently released Hollywood hit film The Fault In Our Stars is all set to be turned into a Bollywood film with the same name.

Government May Strip Saif's Padma Shri Award

Government is examining a demand for taking back the Padma Shri award conferred on Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan in the wake of a Mumbai court framing charges against him.

Rajesh Khanna's Family is Hiding Something

Anita Advani, Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's companion during his last years, is still waiting to get her hands on a copy of the actor's will as ordered by the Bombay High Court recently

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