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Superstar Aamir Khan was honoured with the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for his blockbuster Dangal.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has blamed the Indian film industry for promoting eve-teasing
Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava says CBFC's refusal to certify her film "Lipstick Under My Burkha" is a reflection that th
The set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmavati" was vandalised by unidentified persons in Kolhapur district in the wee
Superstar Aamir Khan, who turned 52 today, says he will never join politics but will always be vocal about important issue
A Muslim organisation here has asked the censor board not to clear the Prakash Jha-produced film "Lipstick Under My Burkha
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his crew have cancelled the shooting of "Padmavati" here in the wake of assault on him
Actress Deepika Padukone says she is in "state of shock" over the attack on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shoo
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was allegedly assaulted here today by activists of a Rajput community group who also force
Pakistan has issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the latest Bollywood film 'Kaabil', which is now set to release i
Sandip Roy in Colorlines:
I remember the age of the underwear-smugglers.
When I left India almost two decades ago to come to America, my mother folded every spice I could possibly need into my underwear. Turmeric, cumin, little green pods of cardamom—all packed carefully between layers of underwear, socks and computer science textbooks. I wasn’t the only one. I’ve met Indians who smuggled in mangos, homemade pickles and ready-to-fry puris stuffed with peas. In those days before 9/11, customs officials were not very interested in me—a young, single, brown man from a turbulent part of the world. They (and their sniffing dogs) were much more preoccupied with middle-aged Indian women visiting their sons. They were rifling through their luggage, searching for contraband mangos and gourds.
Fast-forward 20 years...
India is everywhere. It’s in Booker Prize lists, spelling bees and specially-for-you nuclear deals. It’s in Sukhi’s homecooked chicken tikka masala paste at Whole Foods. It’s in Bhangra aerobics classes and Britney remixes. Newsweek called South Asians the “new American masala.” Five hundred years after Christopher Columbus thought he had discovered Indians, we are truly found.
And I am not sure how I feel about that.
HT: CM Naim
My big Bollywood break came while I was walking down a side street in Mumbai,
talking on a cell phone to a man named Imran.
"How many people with you?" he asked.
"No problem. You got long hair, short hair?"
"No hair," I said.
"No problem. You how old?