Arts & Entertainment

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.

6-Year-Old Indian Chef On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

YouTube sensation and young chef Nihal Raj, also known as Kicha, showcased his cookery skills on the popular American chat show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".

Police to Investigate Coronation Street Actor Marc Anwar's Tweets

Police have said they are investigating comments made by the Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar about Indians as a potential hate crime.

Ten Bollywood Musical Dramas

From ‘Aashqui 2’, ‘Rockstar’ to ‘Taal’, Bollywood revels in weaving its plots around music.

UK Soap Sacks Pakistan-Born Actor For Offensive India Tweets

Pakistan-born actor has been sacked from Britain's most popular television soap after posting what broadcaster ITV called Sunday "entirely unacceptable, racially offensive" comments about Indians on social media.

The Power of Pink

The film has opened a much-needed debate about female consent, patriarchy and respect for women in India.

India's Prize-winning Designer Steadies For World Stage

He shot onto the world stage after winning a glittering international fashion prize previously given to design icons Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.

A TV Company is Trying to Introduce Bollywood to The World

Bollywood is like a buffet, every movie has a certain amount of all the genres within it.

Why Is Bollywood Still Typecasting Foreign Talent

Nothing really has changed over the decades in Bollywood, when it comes to typecasting people of foreign descent.

The Next Taj Mahal

Etched with Islamic phrases and embellished by concentric patterns, archways, domes and halls, they're magnificent in their design and stature, eerie in their function and lonesome location.

Fading Glory

India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.

Priyanka Chopra The Scarlet Queen

Actress Priyanka Chopra set the red carpet on fire as she made her debut at the 68th Primetime Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

When Abhishek Bachchan Broke Will Smith’s World Record

Guinness Book of World record which is held by none other than the Junior Bachchan himself. Abhishek holds the record for 'Most Public Appearances Made By A Film Star In 12 Hours.'

Are Stage Actors Really Superior to Screen Actors

Theater is a sacred communion with the muse, while cinema is, at best, a fantastic one-night stand.

Namaste France To Begin Tomorrow In France

Indian traditional arts, music, dance, theatre, literature, cinema and fashion will be showcased during the two-and-a-half month long 'Namaste France'

Priyanka Chopra is 1st Indian on Forbes Highest-paid TV Stars List

Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses in the world, after starring on American series "Quantico".

Bollywood Firm Targets US Latino Market

An Indian media company has launched a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the United States, in an effort to woo Latino audiences.

An Irreverent Take on India's Mahabharat

Mama's Boys is a modern take on the curious tale of Draupadi's five husbands, although it remains faithful to the narrative of the original story.

Priyanka Chopra is Now Hollywood Royalty

According to 'W', she "has gone from an unknown in America to one of Hollywood's brightest stars."

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