Arts & Entertainment

The Paharganj Pub-crawl

The popular and fascinating watering holes of the Capital’s budget hotel district

Aamir Khan Out of Tourism Campaign

Indian actor Aamir Khan has said he respects the government's decision not to renew his contract as the ambassador of its "Incredible India" campaign.

2015 Bollywood: Best and Worst

The best and the worst, the delightful and the disastrous.

Oil painting breaks Indian Art Record

An oil painting by an Indian artist has sold for $4.4m at a Christie's auction in Mumbai, setting a new world record for Indian art.

Dilip Kumar Honoured With Padma Vibhushan

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar says being honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, was an emotional moment for him.

Salman Khan: Bollywood Actor Cleared Over Hit-and-run

The high court in the Indian city of Mumbai has overturned Bollywood star Salman Khan's conviction for a 2002 hit-and-run case.

Couture of The Peshwas

The costumes in the forthcoming ‘Bajirao Mastani’ reflect the love of opulence that was prevalent in India’s royal courts

Beatles' Indian Retreat Opened to Public

An abandoned spiritual retreat in the Indian town of Rishikesh where The Beatles learned to meditate has been opened to the public.

Kala Ghoda's Slow Demise

Why Mumbai's cultural soul is fraying.

The Staggeringly Political Art of Ai Weiwei

Why do Indian artists stay away from the big political issues of our times?

Indians Ridicule Cuts to Spectre Kisses

A James Bond who touches M's feet to seek blessings before setting out for a mission?

Bollywood Star Joins Chorus Against Intolerance

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has joined the rising chorus of protest against growing "intolerance" in India.

In India, James Bond Has Only Half a Licence to Kiss

The Indian Censor Board has succeeded where British Intelligence failed -reining in the legendary sex life of UK's most famous fictional spy .

Danving AcrossThe Cultural Divide

Bharatanatyam dancer and Royal Ballet star join forces.

Pakistan Anger at TV Show With Bollywood Judges

Pakistani social media users are trying to put pressure on a leading local media network to cancel a singing competition involving Indian judges.

Giving Indian Aunties a Pop Art Twist

The twist on pop art is gaining the attention of the Indian diaspora and beyond

The Lady And The Tramp

Their chemistry, akin to that of a firecracker, is explosive and deafening and wonderfully messy and always, always born out of friction—and unpredictability.

The Ghulam Ali Conundrum

While the posturing goes on, the arts suffer.

Edinburgh Honors King of Bollywood

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh for his contribution to film and his philanthropic work.

Best Indian Food Festivals

The passion for great food may be universal, but New Delhi is known to take its food very seriously.

Arnold to Make Indian Debut

Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his Indian film debut with a Rajini film.

Turban Times

Singh is obviously bling, besides being a dancer, model and musketeer. But is there a Singh style beyond the turban?

Four Reasons Why Quantico Warms Desi Hearts

Priyanka Chopra is the star of an honest-to-goodness foreign television show and that is a genuinely an enormous achievement.

Is Quantico Really Priyanka Chopra's Big Hollywood Break

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has been featured in billboards and posters across the US as the starring role in the TV show Quantico.

Asha Bhosle Voice of Bollywood

Asha Bhosle on films, food and life as a Bollywood legend

Las Vegas Dedicates 10 September to Anupam Kher

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been awarded for his commendable contribution to cinema and art globally in Naveda.

The Bengali Film Trilogy That Influenced World Cinema

Early on in his career, Satyajit Ray released the Apu trilogy. The series followed the life of a man who grew up in a Bengali village.

The Bollywood Gender Age Gap

Amitabh Bachchan and Sunny Deol are actors who have the widest gaps with their female co-stars

Why Celebrities Are Turning Angel Investors

Why everyone from Bollywood & cricket stars to head honchos & doctors is turning angel investor.

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.

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