Mohammad Yousuf Khan, a.k.a Dilip Kumar, or ‘Daleep’ Kumar’s 90th birthday is also being celebrated in Peshawar today
While anti-rape protests rightly take the government to task for better policing and changes in law, perhaps it is also time to introspect on the sort of lyrics that are being promoted in the name of irreverence and 'youth...
On the noted actor's death anniversary (1 May 1913–13 April 1973), we reproduce a convocation address he delivered at Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1972
What made this Bharat Ratna a legend in his lifetime was not just his individualistic gayaki. 'There was a recklessness in his approach to life which had its own magnetism'
Legendary singer Bhimsen Joshi's eldest son from his first wife reclaims his father
When it comes to the universal and the local, we can broadly distinguish between two categories of people: there are ones who learn to pan the world and there are others who decide to dig a place deep
Bob Dylan, who celebrates his 70th birthday today, could be a local hero in Shillong, the way devotees sing happy birthday to him each year. But despite these birthday parties, he will never age.
For those who are given to spending sleepless nights pondering and wondering such important issues as what exactly constitutes the dance form featured in so many Hindi films of yore
'There was a simplicity with which he uttered every word, the manner in which he coerced the notes and the way they all blended seamlessly to produce music that could stir your soul'
Our resident film critic gets down to making her lists for the year
MNIK is an important film not because a bunch of thugs tried to stop its screening. It is significant because a big mainstream icon has stuck his neck out and taken the risk of asserting, 'Hey, yes, I’m a Muslim'.
The audience astonished me no less than the play [ The Blue Mug]. I have been used to seeing bespectacled white heads fill the Music Academy's theatre in Chennai... But this evening was different...
March 13 marked the death anniversary of Lee Falk, creator of The Phantom a.k.a. Kit Walker, the Ghost Who Walks...the man who cannot die. The legend lives on.
It was a very special evening a week ago, when people assembled to felicitate V.K. Murthy in Bangalore after he had returned from Delhi with the Dadasaheb Phalke award.
And now pressure mounts on the government to bring back 12 paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, set to be auctioned by Sotheby's at London on June 15, 2010
Five masterpieces including works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse are stolen from the Musee d'Art Moderne in the French capital
Hrithik gets to display his masculinity for what it truly is—highly affected, curiously feminine, excessively conceited and self-absorbed...
Cauvery, Hogenakkal, Veerappan, the classical language status, affiliation of border towns... and now the above two. Why should the medium of sculptors potentially threaten peace between two linguistic communities?
My misgivings about the film started with the cringeworthy “Roop tera mastana” scene right at the start...
What is true and what is distorted beneath the melodrama in the presentation of politics in Prakash Jha’s film Rajneeti?
I did my best to escape music as a child, running very fast whenever my mother tried to teach me the Tagore songs she sang so beautifully, but my genes ensured music would eventually return to me, or I to it...
A definitive history of Bengali cinema presents an alternative understanding to the currently influential notion of the Hindi film as the ‘Indian’ or ‘national’ cinema
How Satyajit Ray both drew upon and ultimately altered Bengali film practice
Bollywood has emerged as the most successful manufacturer of Indian identity and the ubiquitous global Indian of these films -- trendy, cosmopolitan and affluent -- has circulated widely enough to become representative of...
The episodic construction, the cardboard and one-dimensional characters, the 'garbage tourism' feel, which some have called 'poverty porn' -- it's all just slumbug.