Arts & Entertainment

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Without an Indian passport you can no longer represent your ancestral homeland in international sports events.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."

Footloose In Bilbao

Our roving reporter continues his global journey.

In Defence Of Masala Movies

Do the “Art-Wallahs” have a superiority complex, project “attitude” and believe they are God’s chosen ones to further the cause of meaningful cinema?

Kabir Bedi

“My Life has been rich, exciting, colourful, fulfilling and multi-layered.”

Beedi Jalaile! Gulzar ... Uncensored!

In this exclusive interview, Gulzar airs his personal views on why poets need not always look and behave like love-lorn losers, why today's music and music-makers should not be summarily dismissed and why women film-makers have their own special space in Bollywood....

The Boring Guru

The Love Guru (2008), directed by Marco Schnabel, disgraced by Mike Myers and made famous by Rajan Zed

Reel Ferangi

Lucky is the man who has not lived in someone else's Empire at some point in history.

How Indian Is Indian Writing In English?

What is it that makes the most talented of India’s literary geniuses steer clear of Indian shores to settle down in foreign lands?

Vijay Tendulkar's Critical Gaze

Flaying the dark underbelly of the middle-class.

Confining & Liberating Sexuality

Genital pleasures confine, not define, our sexuality.

Sexy In Bollywood

No sex please, we are Indians!

Let's Talk About Sex

Without senses, we would not know we are alive. And with senses, we know how to live.

Varanasi Sacred & Profane

The cricket game, like everything else in Varanasi, carries on amidst the funeral chants and the grieving.

Smart Cameras And Smarts

The implication — anyone who uses a camera cannot be that smart.

Western Gaze: Country Of Contrast

For an American visiting India for the first time, the reaction to the cows isa good metaphor for how well they have tuned in to the charms of the country.

Giving Up The Mask

We travel because we are condemned to return home.

Western Gaze: Mementos Of The Heart

Notwithstanding the volume of mementos I brought home, they are no matchfor what I carry of India in my heart, my mind, and my life.

Why We Travel To India

In this upside down world they wonder why you come searching for a place they cannot leave.

Extra! Extra! Wanted a Bollywood Extra!

Now you too can star in a blockbuster movie

Train In India

If you allow yourself to submit to India, it stimulates you into experiencing a whole new eco-system of cultures, values and ways.

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