"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?
Ten Years Later, Basement Bhangra Is Still Going Strong. A Closer Look At The Party That Launched A Movement.
Are chili peppers taking over the world?
A.R Rahman says his voice carries with it the fragrance of India's soil. The reclusive actor Amir Khan considers it to be the most complete
Today he is a global icon, and yet behind the warmth, mischief and prodigious talent, you find a man who is a pretty straight shooter.
Mushairas in the U.S. evoke feelings of celebration, nostalgia and love for their roots and culture in a foreign land.
Music changes with the times, says Hariharan, and we have to accept change.
And the Indian thirst-quenchers which cool you down...
4th of July stirs up memories of Dusshera and home.
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Little India invited several celebrities to share their mom’s favorite recipes. Master Chef Vikas Khanna recreated the recipes.
Challenging the Audience and Himself
Fundamentalists' Lightning Rod
Bhutan is one country where the Indian passport puts you at an advantage.
It's the season for Indian writers.
Indian writers are no longer just flash-in-the-pan.
Reflections on the Indian novel.
It's chaat time!
Asha Bhosle, pushing 70, still oozes sweetness and sensuality.