Arts & Entertainment

Lost Charm

The popularity of Jatra, a centuries-old travelling theatre tradition in India's West Bengal state, is in decline.

Can Female Comedians Ever Make it in India

India’s gigantic showbiz sector, Bollywood included, has yet to throw up a single female comic celebrity, who headlines shows, programmes or movies, or has a popular fan-base.

RGV Compares Veerappan to Donald Trump

Story of Veerappan is a proof that just one unpredictable man can overturn an entire existing system. Same is true for Donald Trump too

19-stringed Sarod Premieres at Shanghai Center Theater

A traditional Indian musical instrument has come to the Shanghai stage for the first time. It's called the Sarod, and is played with the fingernails, not the fingertips.

Love Him or Hate Him

Bollywood Just Wouldn’t Have Been The Same Without Karan Johar.

How Chhota Bheem Took on Spiderman, And Won

Chhota Bheem has trounced every other Indian and global contender when it comes to winning over kids in the subcontinent, clocking in a stated 40 million viewers in India.

New Gig in Town - The Rise of Indie Music

There's a new genre that's emerged: independent music. With it, a new breed of musicians is striking the right chords.

B-town's Best to Storm USA in August

The tour kick-starts on August 12 in Houston and travels through San Hose, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, winding up in New York,

The Man Who Indianised Hollywood

Mayur Puri has written for dubbed versions of the two recent Disney successes—‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Aishwarya Rai at Cannes a Fading Story

One of the world’s most beautiful women with access to the world’s best designers keeps getting it wrong at least fifty per cent of the time on the red carpet.

Death Photographers of India's Holy City

The ancient Indian city of Varanasi is known as the religious capital of Hinduism and its ghats - steps on the banks of the river Ganges - are considered sacred.

Ancient Irish Musical History Found in Modern India

An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India.

Discovery Takes Stake in India’s FoodFood

The deal sees Discovery join forces with Indian foodie star Sanjeev Kapoor, who will be a minority shareholder in the channel and stay on as a presenter and ambassador.

Bollywood Actors Get Hollywood Films Because of Agents, Not Talent

Of late, a slew of Bollywood actors like Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, among others, are being seen in American television shows and Hollywood films.

Young India Sings Again

An extraordinary collection of music from a record label that operated in Mumbai from 1935-55 has now been digitized and is available online

Vintage India

Vintage India pictures from one of the world's oldest studios

The Dying Art of Headhunting Tattoos

Artists and tattoo researchers in the state of Nagaland say the ancient tradition is vanishing as young people move further away from the brutal practice.

Indian Freedom Speech Become a Viral Remix

When an Indian university student leader charged with sedition chanted slogans about "freedom", it struck a chord in the country.The speech has been set to music, mixed with dubstep and inspired a crop of anthems.

Mumbai Rapper Changes Tune of Indian Music

India's famed music scene is making room for a new generation, bearing turntables and a mic, instead of a sitar and drums.

Priyanka Chopra to Dine With US President Barack Obama

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has confirmed that she will be dining with US President Barack Obama at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend.

Rise of Machines Threatens Craft in India

Technology and innovation driving traditional sari makers out of business in Varansai, India.

Star Power Rules Tamilnadu

As reality TV star-turned-politician Donald Trump continues his bid for the Republican nomination in the US, another race thousands of miles away is also proving the political appeal of show-business.

Priyanka Slams Donald Trump

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, a star of "Quantico" - an American TV series on fighting terror - has slammed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslim immigrants from the US.

Priyanka Chopra is Humbled by Her Time Magazine Cover

The good days for Priyanka Chopra just keep getting better. The Bollywood actor has expressed gratitude for her inclusion in Time magazine’s prestigious list of 100 most influential people.

Baaghi' is a Hollywood Film With Indian Emotions

Baaghi is a Hollywood film with Indian emotions. Bollywood films have emotions, songs and dances but the stunts are not at par with Hollywood. So Baaghi will work everywhere as it has everything in it.”

Narendra Modi Came Face To Face With His Wax Twin

The statue clearly left Modi speechless even as he gave some finishing touches to the sculpture, and Twitter users were rather amused at his somewhat wonderstruck reaction.

Bard More Popular in India Than in U.K.

William Shakespeare is understood far better in India than his birth country and the iconic playwright’s popularity in the emerging economies exceeds his fame in the UK.

Chennai’s New Kanjeevaram Warrior

An effort to preserve a Tamilian sari-weaving tradition that has stayed true to itself.

Amitabh Bachchan's Incredible India Role Delayed

The Panama Papers controversy has made the government press pause on signing up actor Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador of its mega tourism campaign Incredible India

Sania Mirza Named India’s Global Icon

India’s tennis star Sania Mirza has been named India’s Global Icon while Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the Global Indian of the Year at this year’s NRI of the Year Awards.

Aishwarya Rai on NRI Award

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has won the ‘Global Indian of the Year’ award. Bachchan was honored at Non-Resident Indian of the Year award function.

The Definition Of Sensuality in Bollywood Has Changed Over The Years

Bollywood is constantly changing - with sensuality changing over the years, it has entertained and influenced us in many ways. Like they say, movies are but a reflection of the society.

Amitabh Bachchan Breaks Silence on Panama Tax Evasion

Monies that I have remitted overseas have been in compliance with law, including remittances through LRS, after paying Indian taxes.

British Royals Enjoy Cricket and Bollywood on India Tour

William and Kate received a warm reception at the western Indian city's famous park as they met representatives from three charities and chatted and played ball games with disadvantaged children.

India Censors Ridiculed Over Jungle Book Rating

India's censor board has given Disney's Jungle Book a U/A certificate, meaning that children will not be able to watch the film without adult supervision.

Panama Papers: Bachchan Denies Offshore Links

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has denied any connection with offshore companies in tax haven.

Delhi's Iconic Regal Building to House Madame Tussauds

Delhi's iconic Regal cinema will soon be turned into a multiplex while the first floor of the heritage building, sources said, is set to house the city's first Madame Tussauds wax museum.

The Eminem Cover Inspiring Millions Online

Sparsh Shah's Indian-infused version of "Not Afraid" has been viewed more than 12 million times and has won praise from famous R&B singers and Bollywood celebrities.

Bollywood Stars Named in Panama Papers

about 500 Indians were listed in the Panama papers, including Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.

Sudden Death of Beloved Actress, 24, Stuns India

The sudden death of a cherished Bollywood actress, 24, was sending shock waves through India on Saturday.

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