Arts & Entertainment

The Benign Terror of Hrishi Da

The legendary film-maker was like a strict but lovable schoolteacher to actors—an exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming book on him

India Sensational Murder Grips Local Media

The arrest of a prominent media industrialist in India has unearthed a story involving murder, hidden identity, sensational allegations and countless accusations.

MSF Charity Accuses Bollywood Film of Endangering Staff

Aid charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.

Indians in International TV

Wave of Indian talent sweeps global television.

Indrani Mukerjea: The Great Gatsby of Mumbai

Indrani Mukerjea was like the Great Gatsby of Mumbai — no one knew where she came from and how she overnight transformed herself into a self-proclaimed media maharani.

The Best Film Posters of 2015

‘Talvar’, ‘Labour of Love’ and other films that made posters an art form.

The Theatrewallahs

We celebrate the history, politics and joy of more than 70 years of Indian theatre.

40 Years of Sholay

Lessons for corporate India from Amitabh Bachchan.

I Have Faced Justice, Got A Clean Chit

Composer Nadeem Akhtar Saifi on how his life changed after being accused of murder of Gulshan Kumar

India's Anaconda Parody Rap

Indian activist Sofia Ashraf's "parody rap video" against consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever has clocked nearly two million views

Alaap in C Minor

The difficult encounters between Indian and Western classical music.

Indian Singer Disappears in Pakistan

Indian pop singer Sukhbir Singh on Sunday fled from the Karachi airport after authorities found $27,000 in his luggage

Bollywood Horror Filmed in UK

Buckinghamshire is scene for Bollywood horror film

Two Khans on Forbes Rich List

Salman, Big B, Akshay kept actors like Johnny Depp, Dwayne Johnson And Leonardo Dicaprio out of the top 10 cut.

Could Pakistan Rival India's Bollywood

Pakistan has released a film which it hopes will enable it to step out of the shadow of India's world-famous Bollywood film industry.

Salman, Bollywood's Blockbuster Khan

Salman has been responsible for some of the industry's biggest profit margins.

India's Priciest Film Wins Over Public

With its song-and-dance idiom, Bollywood has long been the symbol of popular Indian cinema, both at home and abroad.

Looms of the Valley

Kashmir’s weaving industry and its current challenges through the life and times of the kani shawl.

Foreign Media on Baahubali

The most expensive Indian movie ever made turns out to have spent a fair bit on getting one man to the top of a cliff and then leaving him hanging.

Baahubali, India's Most Expensive Film Compared to Hollywood's 300

Baahubali, India's most expensive film released on Friday morning across 4000 plus screens globally.

Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan on Forbes Rich List

Notably one of india's biggest superstars Shah Rukh Khan and no woman celebrity from India made it to the list.

Ashram Where Beatles Learned to Meditate

In 1968 the most famous pop band of the time, The Beatles, stayed in an ashram in the Indian town of Rishikesh to learn a form of meditation.

Gag Orders

How far can Indian comedy go?

When Thakur Brought Back Order

Sholay and the Emergency and the national lament over the frustrations of democratic procedures

New Owner to Demolish Rajesh Khanna's Bungalow

The house had apparently proven "unlucky" for 'Jubilee' Kumar, but after buying it, Khanna delivered 15 hits in a row, a record still unbroken.

Why Actors do Underwear Ads for Lesser Known Brands

Advertising for an underwear brand can fetch a top-ranked actor between Rs6 cr and Rs10 cr annually

Bollywood Takes Real Love to Reel

Bollywood actors may be tight-lipped about their relationships in real life, but they are ready to romance on screen.

Indian Artist Behind Chandigarh Garden Dead

Indian artist Nek Chand who created a famous garden of sculptures in the northern city of Chandigarh has died

Mumbai To Say Bye to Victoria joyrides

Mumbai HC declares horse-drawn Victoria joyrides illegal, carriages given one year to phase out

Shopping Malls Fold Across India

It was about a decade ago that shopping malls became a common sight in India's cities, drawing crowds with their food courts, cinemas and shops.

10 Most Shocking Bollywood Makeovers

The leading divas who have metamorphosed into some of the most coveted faces of all time.

Maggi Fiasco Prompts Celebs to Rework Ad Contracts

The government had announced that any brand ambassador or celebrity endorsing products or services is liable for action if an advertisement is found to be misleading.

Madhuri Dixit Caught in Maggi Noodle Controversy

Actor Madhuri Dixit has been sent notice for endorsing Maggi noodles, which is under scrutiny for high content of lead and monosodium glutamate.

Deewar With Hollywood Superheroes

If Deewar were to be given a Hollywood superhero spin, who would get Shashi Kapoor's famous "mere paas maa hain" dialogue?

The Crisis of TV Content

Are Indian TV heads getting it all wrong in their permanent guessing game? An extract from a new book about television and modern India.

Tollywood a Graveyard For Older Bollywood Heroines

Talent and beauty are not enough when age catches up with a Hindi film heroine.

Ray in New York, Again

While our cultural intolerance grows, India’s greatest film-maker wows New York.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stops Red Carpet Traffic

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was fashionably late at the Cannes Film Festival - that is, she was both fashionable and late

Being Smart About Being Human

The Salman Khan foundation may need a new sustenance strategy now that the star is legally charged with culpable homicide

Indian to Direct Film on Barnes Book

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra has been signed in to direct the film adaptation of The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning novel.

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