Entertainment

Tumsa Nahin Dekha! Shammi Kapoor: 1931-2011

A tribute to Mr. Yahoo, the once abject failure, who became a rebel star and revolutionized Indian cinema

Unintended Extras

NRI filmmakers reflect on the quirks and eccentricities of producing a film in India

The Lost Indian Art Of Desire

Is Indian sexual vitality losing out to Western concepts?

India’s TV-Land: No Country For Men

Men play second-fiddle on Indian TV serials.

Flingo’s Fling

Tapping into the emerging market of web-enabled TVs.

Rabindranath Tagore Mystic Poet

A tribute to India’s literary icon on his 150th birth anniversary.

Sex Before Viagra

Very few Indians have actually read the Kamasutra, which is boringly pedantic and — shockingly to many — did not contain pictures in the original.

Dying Melodies

There’s a clear divide in the Indian music world between film and non-film music. With their huge budget, films are growing ever bigger. The blend of pop, rap and Sufi music in Indian film songs has doomed the independent music genre.

Hymnals Of Desire

Hindu culture embraced eroticism and sex as an essential ingredient and institutionalized it in the four exalted goals of Hindu life.

Technology And Tradition Have To Be Friends

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, one of the world’s foremost players of the sarod, reflects on business and art.

Freedom To Offend

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

Caminho Das Indians

A soap opera has Brazilians abuzz about India.

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.

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.

Slumdog Redux

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

Gureilla Marketing for Indie Films

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

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.

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."

The Boring Guru

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

Vijay Tendulkar's Critical Gaze

Flaying the dark underbelly of the middle-class.

Let's Talk About Sex

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

The Five Mutineers

Progressive Desi DJ Collective Celebrates Ten Years of Groundbreaking Music

Brooklyn Qawwali Party

A Brooklyn jazz band breathes new life into Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's sufi music.

Fading Ghungroos

Bollywood is drowning out classical dance.

The Unsuitable Girls Grow Up

But are they as subversive as ever?

Party In The Basement

Ten Years Later, Basement Bhangra Is Still Going Strong. A Closer Look At The Party That Launched A Movement.

For the Love of Urdu poetry

Mushairas in the U.S. evoke feelings of celebration, nostalgia and love for their roots and culture in a foreign land.

Dusshera On East River

4th of July stirs up memories of Dusshera and home.

Zubin Mehta: The Maestro From Mumbai

It was called Bombay when he left, but the city is still a piece of his heart...

Howard's Fanny

Howard Stern has been poking fun at Indians. He is just not too good at it.

But Can You Eat Art

The economics of Indian art galleries.

Dazzling Success

Indians have displaced Jews for the diamond crown of the world.

The Beat goes On

Zakir Hussain is not jaded by his success.

Bollywood Flakes

Regretably DVDs don't wear out.

Time To Walk

It's time for the over-hyped Sachin Tendulkar to retire.

Everyone's A star

Just about everyone is jumping into the movie business these days. The monsoons may be hitting Mumbai, but in America it's raining desi filmmakers, producers, directors and actors!

Made In India

The vast majority of manhole covers in New York City are from India.

Grown-up Badmash

The smart asses behind the weekly desi cartoon strip.

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