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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.

Pakistan Ends Ban on Screening Indian Movies

The four-month ban was imposed after Indian soldiers were killed in September and Pakistani militants were blamed.

Why is Bollywood Constantly Rehashing Music

There is more to the viability of old hits as a marketing option than just instant recall value.

Queen to Host Reception For UK-India Year of Culture

Queen Elizabeth II will host a special reception at Buckingham Palace to kick start the UK-India Year of Culture celebrations in Britain, the Indian high commissioner here has said, noting that the bilateral ties have merged "truly exciting".

Bollywood Memoir Kicked up a Storm on Gay India

Bollywood director and talk show host Karan Johar's autobiography has kicked off a loud debate on being gay in India

The Real-life Search Behind The Film Lion

He was the tiny boy from a poor family in India who fell asleep on a train and woke up 1,000 miles from home.

Salman Khan: Bollywood Star Acquitted in Firearms Case

The court in the city of Jodhpur said the prosecution had been unable to prove that Khan used firearms to kill endangered black bucks two decades ago.

As Theatres Bleed, Pakistan to Lift Bollywood Ban

Pakistan has allowed screening of Indian films after 4 months.In a tit-for-tat, it banned Indian films after Uri attack.

Why Om Puri Was Hindi Cinema’s Best Policeman

Who can match the seething sub-inspector from Mumbai’s Gol Chowki police station?

The Class of Kaira, Shyra And Shanaya in Bollywood

First-World Yoga Names and what they say about an anxiety to fit in with a globalized world

Dangal: A Wrestling Drama Became Bollywood's Highest-grossing Film

A biographical sports drama about two female wrestlers led by superstar Aamir Khan has become the unlikely highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.

Indian Techie Wins Oscar

Kiran Bhat from Coimbatore wins Oscar for technical achievements.

Indian Actor Om Puri Dies Aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66.

Facebook Sleuths Bring Home India’s Stolen Idols

Art theft is big business all over India. But the richest pickings are in Venkatraman’s home state of Tamil Nadu, where centuries-old religious artefacts with huge potential sale values in the West lie largely unprotected in out-of-the-way rural temples.

The Political Rift in Bollywood

Is Bollywood’s once-famed Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb heading for oblivion? We’ll have to wait and watch.

Priyanka Chopra to Present at Golden Globes 2017

Priyanka Chopra is one of the presenters at the upcoming 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Bollywood in 2016: A Year of Ferment

It was a tempestuous year for the Hindi film industry, marked by bans, closures, foreign invasions and the odd Cinderella story.

Twitter Debates Kareena And Saif's Choice of Baby Name

What could possibly go wrong when a top Bollywood couple name their newborn baby boy after a 14th Century conqueror?

Bollywood's Kareena Kapoor And Saif Ali Khan Have a Baby Boy

The baby has been named Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, Kapoor and her actor husband Saif Ali Khan announced in a statement.

From India's Rise To Macau's Rebound

The moment of truth for Indian gaming is coming. The key to unlocking the Indian market remains finding the right product and setting for players

Madhu Valli From Virginia Crowned Miss India USA

Madhu Valli, an emerging hip hop artist, has been crowned Miss India USA 2016.

The First Indian Animated Short Film To Qualify For Oscars

An animated short film made in India, 'Schirkoa', has qualified for the Oscars.

Pakistan Ends Ban on Bollywood Films

Major cinemas in Pakistan have agreed to end a ban on Indian films imposed when relations between the two countries deteriorated in September.

Drawing Blanks

No Indian films made the BBC’s list of 100 Best Films of the 21st century.

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