Arts & Entertainment

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.

Aamir Khan’s Dangal To Release In USA Before India

Aamir Khan’s Dangal has easily been one of the most awaited films of 2016.

Anderson And Bonneville Give India Back its Freedom

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming Viceroy's House, a rousing historical drama set in the final months of British rule in India.

Brands in India Are Cashing on Pokemon Go

PS-based product offerings are now being made available to the Indian consumers.

AR Rahman on Oscar Long List For His Work on Pele

It could be a double whammy for Indian music maestro AR Rahman once again at the Academy Awards as his work for Pele: Birth of a Legend has found a spot in the list of Oscar contenders for the year.

India's Design Story

. What is the Indian aesthetic, is there such a thing in the present day that can be termed as Indian design?

Nariyal Paani, Festival by The Sea

The third edition of Nariyal Paani, which is known as the 'Festival by the Sea', is a mashup of Indian and international independent artists performing live original music.

Expat Shutterbugs Shed Light on India’s Beauty

Myriad colours, people, culture, religion and places from across the country found a place in the 700- odd photographs on display as part of the 19th Beautiful India Expatriate Photo Competition.

ESPN Plans to Customise Global Shows For India

ESPN is planning to customize its international shows like ‘Pardon the Interruption’ and ‘SportsCenter’ for the Indian marke

Indian Student Wins Best Film Award in Singapore

Indian student Hitanshu Mehta was part of a team from Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) that won the ‘Best Film Award’.

Museums And Mosques

Five ‘begums’ held sway in the city from 1819-1995

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum To Open In Delhi

The museum will be launched mid-next year in the Regal Cinema at Connaught Place and will be spread over two floors.

Chris Martin: Hello India, I'm Not in Coldplay

A comedian named Chris Martin has, to his bemusement, received an influx of Twitter followers from India shortly after a Coldplay concert in Mumbai.

Why Hasn’t Pokemon GO Come to India

Long after the game took the world by storm, people in India continue having to settle for a diluted experience.

Curry in Crisis, Bollywood Bored of London

The cultural bond between India and the UK is unravelling, thanks to harsher visa rules and Brexit.

Priyanka Chopra Gets Nominated Again

After winning People’s Choice Best Actress Award In 2016, Priyanka Chopra gets nominated again.

Things Bollywood Can Learn From Hollywood

Licensed or not, if Bollywood is doing so much of copying, how about copying the good things as well?

When The Light Got in For Leonard Cohen

Cohen told his biographer that over the space of several visits to Mumbai in the next few years, the clouds in his mind had lifted - by "imperceptible degrees this background of anguish that had been with me my whole life began to dissolve".

120 Years of Watching Movies

The historic event that unfolded inside Watson’s Hotel in Mumbai on 7 July 1896.

An Ancient Game Which Goes Back to India

Legend has it India exported the ancient form of chess to Persia, giving King Chosroes Anushirvan a game that was invented just for him: the game of "four kings", or "chaturanga".

Japan’s Love For Bollywood Reaches New Highs

This fascination for Bollywood is so evident that ad-makers are trying to cash in on the trend.

Why Has Indian TV Star Arnab Goswami Quit Hit Show

Indian prime time television presenter Arnab Goswami has said he's leaving the country's top rated English-language channel.

Cinema Maestros and Iconic Films of India

How Raj Kapoor, the ‘Charlie Chaplin of India’, Changed Indian Cinema

The Frightened Karan Johar

The lack of a desire to be political or to take stands on issues that go against the majoritarian grain is symptomatic of Bollywood

Life in Delhi's 168-year-old Mansion

Old Delhi draws thousands of tourists every year because of its old-world charm, street food and heritage buildings.

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