A new generation of Indian origin musicians is strumming universal melodies.
Roar of The Lion
Lion is a well-made film starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and David Wenham.
Have Mainstream Divas Edged Out Arthouse Artistes
A very gifted, but not-so-young (35-plus) actress, an established presence in the “alternative” cinema scene, confessed that two...
Exploring South Asian Feminist Art
Contemporary South Asian artists are picking up elements from ancient history to present radical and progressive ideas on feminism and sexuality.
No Indian films made the BBC’s list of 100 Best Films of the 21st century. In the last...
A Sad Song of Musical Censorship in India & Pakistan
It appears mindless when governments speak of patriotism as some extreme form of clan loyalty, before which all sensibilities have to wither away.
Shakespeare And Bollywood: To Be or Not Be?
Chori mera kaam (my job is theft) is Bollywood’s signature tune. The industry draws mostly from Hollywood, but sometimes...
The Changing Music Scene in India
Big ticket concerts in a wide range of music genres have become part of the millennial culture.
Why Bollywood Can't Handle Real Actors
During a recent TV interview with the inimitable Naseeruddin Shah on his latest release Waiting, the interviewer sought...
Can Female Comedians Ever Make it in India
India’s gigantic showbiz sector, Bollywood included, has yet to throw up a single female comic celebrity, who headlines...