Arts & Entertainment

Dev Patel Film Lion Roars Into Toronto

Like Slumdog, which won eight Oscars, Patel's new film Lion is now being talked up as a major awards contender.

How Indians Took to Using the Dining Table in Films And at Home

Even today, in households that have made the switch to seating, older family members may still insist on eating separately, on the floor.

It's Hello USA For Ajay Devgan And Kajol

The Indian diaspora in the USA are known to enjoy Bollywood movies for various reasons.

For Rekha, The Show Won’t End

'Rekha: The Untold Story’ taps into that irresistible fantasy of knowing a who has been mythologized all her life.

British Council in India Lines up Movie Marathon

Films are an eternal source of entertainment that go beyond demographic boundaries and bring people together.

India Comedian's Angry Tweet to Modi Goes Viral

Kapil Sharma said he was asked to pay a bribe of $7,492; £5,632 to build his Mumbai office, despite paying huge taxes.

India Planning to Ink Co-production pact With Russia, South Africa

India is planning to sign a film co-production agreement with Russia and South Africa, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said as he stressed on the need for cinema to address issues like terrorism and help in spreading peace.

Miss Japan Won by Half Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa

A half-Indian woman was on Monday crowned Miss Japan, the second year in a row a biracial person has won the beauty pageant.

Bollywood film has Been Accused of Distorting History

A star-studded Bollywood epic based on life in Indus Valley, home to one of the world's first large civilisations, has kicked up a storm over its depiction of history.

Crunch Time For Indian Music

The Indian music business is all set for an unprecedented boom. But what does that mean for the musician?

In Search of The Indian Superhero

A Flying Jatt’ did not win many hearts, but a slew of Hindi film-makers are working on superhero stories.

Cabbages & Kings: Coming - Indian Cultural Feast in UK

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Britain late last year, he had declared 2017 would be the year of Indo-British culture.

India to Sign Co-production Treaties With Russia, South Africa

Last year itself, 1,000 Indian films did a business of more than USD 2 billion. Now a 43 per cent of the world population (BRICS nations) could be the market for Indian films and even for movies from other four nations.

UK-India Year of Culture' Targets The 4G Generation

The British Council India has come up with initiatives to launch new digital platforms under their campaign 'UK-India Year of Culture' with the aim to connect with the digital generation youngsters of India and UK culturally.

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.

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