Cooking Without Fire
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.
An intimate, anecdotal look at the life and times of India’s most controversial woman writer.
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?
Life can be cruel for celebrated slum children after the music stops.
With the arrival of summer, are you ready to haul out those outdoor grills for your favorite Indian barbecue?
When the going gets tough, do the tough really get going.
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.
I tolerate my job, hate my boss, and bond big time with my friends, while routinely suffering from umbilical cord whiplash.
Indie filmmakers turn to innovative promotional tools on the Web to market low budget movies.
Waheeda Rehman in an expansive and sentimental mood relived memories of another day.
Without an Indian passport you can no longer represent your ancestral homeland in international sports events.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
Slumdog Millionaire is a brilliant, vile film that puts the pornography of poverty at the center of its universe.
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 heads east to strike Bollywood gold.
It is important to remember that Amitabh is a star, despite the BBC poll of the Millennium that accuses him of being an actor.
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!
"Lately we've seen so many mediocre works drum up immense publicity simply on the strength of the origin of the artist."
Our roving reporter continues his global journey.
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?
“My Life has been rich, exciting, colourful, fulfilling and multi-layered.”
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 Love Guru (2008), directed by Marco Schnabel, disgraced by Mike Myers and made famous by Rajan Zed
Lucky is the man who has not lived in someone else's Empire at some point in history.
What is it that makes the most talented of India’s literary geniuses steer clear of Indian shores to settle down in foreign lands?
Flaying the dark underbelly of the middle-class.
Genital pleasures confine, not define, our sexuality.
No sex please, we are Indians!
Without senses, we would not know we are alive. And with senses, we know how to live.
The cricket game, like everything else in Varanasi, carries on amidst the funeral chants and the grieving.
The implication — anyone who uses a camera cannot be that smart.
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.
We travel because we are condemned to return home.
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.
In this upside down world they wonder why you come searching for a place they cannot leave.
Now you too can star in a blockbuster movie
If you allow yourself to submit to India, it stimulates you into experiencing a whole new eco-system of cultures, values and ways.
Progressive Desi DJ Collective Celebrates Ten Years of Groundbreaking Music
A Brooklyn jazz band breathes new life into Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's sufi music.
Nothing. But Indians sure know a lot!
Quick! We need a heart by-pass!
A trip to Lisbon, Portugal, is a tour down the lanes of history.
Warning: Do not separate an Indian from his onions!
Somewhere between commutes and late night bashes, I pause and ponder on London's strong historical and cultural linkages with my own roots and "Indianness."
Bollywood is drowning out classical dance.
In his book Games Indians Play: Why We Are the Way We Are, V. Raghunathan writes about a farmer whose corn won top awards year
But are they as subversive as ever?