Arts & Entertainment

Australia Emerges a Big Market For Punjabi Films

‘Bambukat’, which set the cash registers ringing in Australia, is one of the many Punjabi language films that has struck a chord in the country

First Time Ever French European-Indian Fashion Week on the Eiffel Tower

First time ever in the history of the world a Fashion Week called The “French European-Indian Fashion Week" an initiative of World News Network is going to take place at The Eiffel tower.

Amjad Ali Khan Granted UK Visa After MP Kieth Vaz Intervenes

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan 's visa was earlier declined by the UK Home Office due to incomplete information.

Indian-origin BBC Presenter Joins UK Dance Contest

Naga Munchetty, an Indian-origin news presenter will be a contestant in this year's popular UK television show 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Gandhi: A Stage Favourite

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi continues to fire the imagination of writers everywhere

Tourism Malaysia Offering Kabali Packages to Tourists From India

Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth's 159th movie is a big hit and it has indirectly promoted Malaysian locations to his fans in India and across the world.

The Great Snake Boat Race of India

The annual snake boat race in the southern Indian state of Kerala is a unique sporting spectacle because of its scale and popularity.

Shah Rukh Khan's Detention Proves Racial Profiling is Alive in US

The experience of Khan, who is Muslim, ought to force the US to ask more penetrating questions of itself.

Indian-Origin British Lawmaker Seeks Explanation For Refusing Visa to Amjad Ali Khan

Indian-origin British lawmaker Keith Vaz has sought an explanation from the UK Home Office over reports of refusal of visa to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, saying the decision would "severely damage" Indo-UK relations.

Santoshi Maa: The Celluloid Goddess

How an unexpected hit in the 1970s catapulted a minor local goddess to national fame

Brett Lee Goes Desi For UnIndian

Australian cricketer Brett Lee is set to woo hearts of his fans off the field as he gears up for his film debut, 'UnIndian'.

UK Denies Visa to Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan

After the US, it now seems to be the turn of the UK to deliver a snub to an Indian celebrity.

Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan Stopped at US Airport

The US ambassador to India has apologised for the detention and said authorities were working to ensure it did not happen again.

Need to Promote Cultural Exchanges For Stronger India-UK Ties

For stronger ties between India and the United Kingdom, there is a need to promote cultural exchange and to create educational opportunities.

Shooting Stars

Shah believes that although the paparazzi are often written off as intrusive voyeurs, they also help humanise the demigods of Tinseltown

Salman Khan: The Last Sultan

The man, the mind and the mayhem. Up close with Hindi cinema’s biggest star.

Brief Encounters

Bertrand Russell in a Rajendra Kumar film, SRK in one written by Arundhati Roy—the 40 most memorable Hindi film cameos.

Pokemon Go Release Date In India

The game may come to India in the next few weeks as it has been added to the server list and "Unblocked" in geo-block status.

Handwoven Fabrics of India

A campaign to support Indian weavers and their products has gone viral with around 3,700 shares 3604 and 6,772 likes in less than 24 hours.

Is Regional The New Cool in Indian Cinema

Makers of regional films see no need to dilute the content to attract a wider audience.

The Woman Who Cut Off Her Breasts to Protest a Tax

The story of a lower caste woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist wants to recognise her sacrifice.

Did Kabali Depict Eethnic Indians in Malaysia Accurately

Arguments about whether the movie accurately portrayed the plight of ethnic Indians here, or deliberately played up certain issues to put the community in a bad light continue on various social media platforms.

The Swag of An Ageing Indian Superstar

At 65, Tamil cinema superstar and a grandfather in real life, Rajinikanth, packs a mean punch in his new film Kabali, an action-packed gangster drama

The Changing Ki & Ka of Millenial Relationships

In Indian households the change has been particularly exemplary given the country’s patriarchal history.

Indian Sex Comedy on Quiz Geeks is Making Waves

A wacky Indian sex comedy about four college-going quiz geeks and their unbridled fantasies has made audiences sit up and have a good laugh.

India office Holiday For Watching Film

Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth.

A Step Towards Stronger UK-India Ties

The British Council is working with partners to support up to 25,000 young people and professionals from the UK to gain experience in India, by 2020.

Indians Pack Their Bags as Cheaper Europe Beckons Post Terror Attacks

The spate of terror attacks in Europe and the financial problems in the Eurozone, coupled with a lean travel season, has made travel to destinations in the region cheaper, a bonanza the price-sensitive Indian traveller is expected to grab.

Gandhi Around The World

From Avenue de la Paix in Geneva to Tavistock Square in London—many different statues, one enduring legacy.

How Bollywood is Fighting Irrational Censorship in India

With Bollywood film makers becoming braver and bolder with their subject matter, the battle between certification and censorship is not going away anytime soon.

World Heritage Status For Chandigarh

The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites.

Humayun's Tomb The New Battlefield For India's Culture Wars

Globally acclaimed for its painstaking restoration of the Humayun's tomb complex and the neighbouring Nizamuddin area in the Capital, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's efforts in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) seem to have come under a cloud.

SRK and Akshay Kumar in Forbes 100 highest-paid Celebs List

Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world's highest-paid celebrities of 2016, according to an annual list by Forbes.

India's Female Storytellers Fought to be Heard

The fabled art of Dastangoi (storytelling) has seen a revival in India in recent years, but it has largely remained a male-dominated profession.

India's Leading Film School in Ferment

The alumni includes most of the leading film makers and technicians of Indian cinema: Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani, arthouse auteurs like Shyam Benegal and Mani Kaul and Oscar-winning sound designer Rasool Pookutty.

Delhi’s Aga Khan Heritage

A mammoth undertaking to restore and develop Delhi’s Nizamuddin will end this time next year. It transformed one of the most historic and touristy areas of the country.

10 Iconic Places Outside India Where Ratha Jatra Is Celebrated

Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath being one of the largest religious festivals of India, is not just limited to its borders but also hugely celebrated outside India.

Priyanka Chopra Thinks India Is A Difficult Country

India is a difficult country. It is like one whole world wherein each state has different traits, different culture, different language, different writing, different thought process and different religion.

The Year of The Woman in Bollywood

Although “life has gotten a little better” the industry remains a tough place for women

Anywhere But Home

Anu Vaidyanathan, the only Indian woman to have competed in the Ironman, recounts her time in China, where she raced in two Ironmans in the span of six weeks

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