The people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in their history and rich architectural legacy that draws millions of visitors to the city every year.
Bollywood this week throws its premier awards event for the first time in the United States, which has quietly become the leading overseas market for India´s prolific film industry.
Like Republic Day parade floats, Hindi cinema is rolling out new backdrops against which to stage the latest entertainment spectacles
A film entitled the 'The First Indian Kiss' is one on the best pieces of social satire.
Imagine a reading room where books are not just meant for reading but they also double up as pieces of art.
I wanted people to think about what is happening in this country and, for a night, experience what it is like to be displaced,
There is an exciting space and opportunity for bold film-makers and gutsy, gifted actresses to rise above the stereotype, safe, comfort zones and go where few have dared.
Paintings and carvings in ancient Indian temples challenge Western ideas of the relationship between spirituality and sexuality.
David Rocco’s Dolce India is the Indian leg of his international show, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita.
A young film star and a veteran actress are facing off for a seat in the Indian parliament, with the election being dubbed the "battle of Bollywood".
If imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, the Indian film industry has been paying Hollywood poster designers "compliments" for years.
A Republican Senator has questioned the utility of sending comedians to India at the expense of tax payer's money,
Comedy in India has certainly come of age, with stand-up comedians gaining sizeable fan following, particularly in the metros.
The sudden craze of the hoi polloi to gatecrash into every cultural and literary event in India
Displacement makes survival tough for artisans.
Today, only 26 out of Pakistan's 428 Hindu temples exist
That this poem was written by a 14-year old makes it worth sitting up and taking note of.
The National Gallery of Australia will continue to resist returning the Dancing Shiva statue it purchased for $US5 million from disgraced antiquities dealer.
If the point of a film is to entertain, then why ‘force’ a social message just for the sake of it?
She is a household name in India. But she is a relative unknown in America, where she spent a part of her childhood. She hopes that being the new face of Guess will change that.
Art commissioned by two Inverness brothers depicting life in Delhi in the 19th Century are to be sold at an auction in London later this year.
A number of neighbourhoods in the Indian capital, Delhi, are getting a colourful facelift thanks to a unique street art festival
Curators are probing the history behind certain cultural stereotypes of this population of 3.3 million Americans in a new exhibit
After Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last nawab of Awadh, was exiled to Calcutta, the culture of Sham-e-Mehfils spread rapidly.
When all five presented their collections, the jury awarded the prize to Mr. Mishra in an upset.
Recent events lead to a surge in strong, visceral women-based plays
Does Christie’s’ India auction reflect the market reality?
Pakistan has now stopped issuing No Objection Certificates for the release of Indian films in the country.
For the festival’s theme, “Feminists of Awadh Par Salaam,” the organizers reviewed the achievements of iconic women of Awadh, the historical region in the center of modern-day Uttar Pradesh.
Beauty acts as a double edged sword.
As the popularity of the Comic Cons grows, so has interest from both Indian and Western publishers.
Most of the new customers of this kitschy art form are foreigners.
This season, you get to rest your eyes on “New York’s Hottest Chef” and the one of the sexiest chefs alive, Vikas Khanna.
But Hindi-language movies aren't "foreign" to them. Is the subtitle-reading audience finally extinct?
Rumours coming out from the 'Bang Bang' sets suggest that Hrithik and Katrina are more than just friends.
Author Amish Tripathi, who created waves in Indian publishing with a $1 million book contract, has cracked it even bigger this time with an American producer purchasing the rights to “The Immortals Of Meluha.”
Veteran actress Suchitra Sen, known as the Greta Garbo of India, has died in the eastern city of Calcutta.
The iconic actress passed away due to prolonged illness
The sculpture and two others – a 600-pounder called “Vishnu and Parvati” and a depiction of a Buddhist “Bodhisattva” or enlightened being – were swiped from the Gadgach Temple in Rajasthan, India, in 2009.
In Bollywood, news of relationships between actors is common.