Arts & Entertainment

Freedom To Offend

The consternation over M.F. Husain’s acceptance of Qatari citizenship has rekindled debate on artistic freedom and responsibility in India.

In Defence Of Masala Movies!

The pretentious hogwash of new cinema.

Can Stars Act?

The answer lies with those you can’t see.

Tawang Land Of Monpas

A north eastern Indian town known to be the Land of Dawn-lit Mountains is caught in some unfinished India-China border business.

Remembering The Awara, Shri 420, Anari, Deewana & Joker!

On the 22nd death anniversary of Raj Kapoor on June 2, Monojit Lahiri pays homage to India’s greatest showman.

Khav v Khan!

Decoding the qualities that have made the Khans the hottest properties in tinsel town.

Why Phirang Hotties Leave Bollywood Viewers … Cold!

However all is not lost and Bollywood would do well to emulate the smart and profitable move of filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and producer Saif Ali Khan.

Food Carnival

This month we celebrate the exotic flavors of the varied regions of India.

Will the Owner of the Ava Lounge Stand Up?

The Chatwals, long very visibly tied to the Ava Lounge, deny any association after the bar is sued.

Unlocking the Brain’s Secrets

Washington Post reporter Shankar Vedantam’s book The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elects Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives, (Random House, 2010, $26) was

Mega Bucks for Mega Stars

Amazing, new waves of revenue streams have suddenly gripped Bollywood.

CHOR-EO-GRAPHY!

Bollywood lifts shamelessly from Hollywood.

Healthy Protein Foods

These recipes are rich in proteins, so indulge yourself.

NRI Fantasies

Is Bollywood misrepresenting the real India

LOVE-AAJ KAL!

Is the golden age of romance in Bollywood over?

Delectable Thali Spread

Feast on these traditional Indian meals.

Caminho Das Indians

A soap opera has Brazilians abuzz about India.

Preity-Rani VRS time ?

Monojit Lahiri zeroes-in on a chilling new reality gripping B-town, where Voluntary Retirement Slips are being handed out to 30-plus starlets …

Bollywood’s Newest Script

New investors and foreign audiences are game changers for Bollywood.

You Lose

If you can’t look them in the eye, if you can’t lean close to them, if you can’t see the authenticity in the penury, you lose.

The Last Bioscopewallah

Mohammad Salim is so enamored with his bioscope that he sails by life oblivious to the grievances he could pick with it.

Foods Of Janmashtami

The savories to share with Shri Krishna this festival season.

Cool Treats

Cooking Without Fire

Jackson Heights

An Indian American’s take on the Michael Jackson phenomenon that swept America — and the world at large — off its feet for more than a decade.

Bard Of The Bedroom?

An intimate, anecdotal look at the life and times of India’s most controversial woman writer.

Ishq Ishq

It has been said a zillion times, and yet, warrants repetition, that the world loves a lover! More so when hot reel life spills over to real life — or is it the other way around? Just how do off-screen romances fare on-screen?

Slumdog Redux

Life can be cruel for celebrated slum children after the music stops.

Only Kebabs!

With the arrival of summer, are you ready to haul out those outdoor grills for your favorite Indian barbecue?

Meltdown Hits Tinsel Town

When the going gets tough, do the tough really get going.

Bedazzled in Bali

Our writer heads to Bali to enjoy the beaches and the verdant rice fields, but finds herself bewitched by the religion of this little island.

Almost Single, But Most Eligible

I tolerate my job, hate my boss, and bond big time with my friends, while routinely suffering from umbilical cord whiplash.

Gureilla Marketing for Indie Films

Indie filmmakers turn to innovative promotional tools on the Web to market low budget movies.

Chaudhvin Ka Chand

Waheeda Rehman in an expansive and sentimental mood relived memories of another day.

Why Aren’t The Oscars India-friendly??

Without an Indian passport you can no longer represent your ancestral homeland in international sports events. A look at what this latest policy diktat from the Indian Government means for 20 million overseas Indians worldwide

A Million Slumdogs Now

Slumdog Millionaire is a brilliant, vile film that puts the pornography of poverty at the center of its universe.

Seeing Stars?

2008 seems destined to go down as one of the most cataclysmic years to rock the world, with perhaps the worst financial crisis in a half-century. Considering that economists seem totally out of their elements and are seeing stars, Little India thought why not turn to those who make their living reading the stars.

Hollywood's Bollywood Tango

Hollywood heads east to strike Bollywood gold.

GOD (Awful) Actor

It is important to remember that Amitabh is a star, despite the BBC poll of the Millennium that accuses him of being an actor.

Bachchannama

On the auspicious occasion of the towry inferno's 66th birthday on Oct 11, we hit the rewind button to flashback on Amitabh Bachchan's four decades as Shahenshah of Bollywood!

Foreign Art Comes Calling

"Lately we've seen so many mediocre works drum up immense publicity simply on the strength of the origin of the artist."

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