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Examining India's Beef Ban: Why this Brahmin isn't a Fan

Ria Chakraborty | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Ria Chakraborty

Every Sunday morning, a few of my friends and I meet up at our favorite crêperie for brunch. While crepes, butter, bananas, strawberries, and a plen...

Is the Eros Whistleblower the Harry Markopolos of Bollywood or Just Another Short Selling Fraudster?

Tim McCormack | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Tim McCormack

Eros International, the so-called Netflix of Bollywood, is deep in the throes of either an Enron-type accounting scandal or a vicious smear campaign by an anonymous source intent on driving its stock price down.

11 South Asian Feminist Moments in 2015 We Must Celebrate

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

From not having a proud legacy of gender equality to the unfettered spirit of feminism spreading across the entire South Asian diaspora, this is just the badass attitude we need before ringing in the new year.

Colombo: When South Asians transcended all borders and stereotypes

Hassan Raza | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel
Hassan Raza

The first thing that comes in our mind when we hear the word "SAARC" must be "conflict." Unlike the European Union, that has abolished all barriers ...

Tamasha... Real or Reel Life?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 01.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

Tamasha is a movie about a boy with a passion, with a fondness and a liking... more like a love, actually. It is about a boy who loves the theatre, w...

Is India the New Pakistan?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.25.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

This month has particularly witnessed a dramatic surge in xenophobia in India where Hindu extremist activists forced to cancel a concert of Ghulam Ali, a seventy-four year old legendary Urdu singer from Pakistan who is equally popular in India, in Mumbai.

The Muse and Her Director: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Gupta Talk 'Jazbaa'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In Cannes this year, the actress was there to promote her upcoming film Jazbaa, the feature directorial debut for Bollywood mega producer Sanjay Gupta, and her return to acting after a five-year hiatus.

The Perfect Heroine: A Talk With Afia Nathaniel About Dukhtar

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This beautiful story about courage, principles, women and the exceptional men who can come along to love them set in Pakistan, opens as one of those idyllic Bollywood films, something in the vein of Mission Kashmir.

I Am Girl Rising

Shinjini Das | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

Our world is incredibly global and if one girl in India is set on an upward trajectory of education, employment, as well as financial and personal fulfillment, she can transform the trajectories of those after her.

Reading for a Billion: A Simple Way to Increase Literacy in India

Brij Kothari | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Brij Kothari

To commemorate International Literacy Day, rather than reiterate the importance of literacy or bemoan how badly many developing countries have fared, I'd like to share a frugal solution for mass literacy that I have been advocating for in national policy in India.

New Artist Reviews: Rimi

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Indian-American recording artist, Rimi, has found a balance between ancient Indian ideals and modern pop music.

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan: 'Why Would I Want to Go to Hollywood?'

Pavan Lall | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Pavan Lall

"What you see is what I am. I cry and laugh on screen as I would in real life."

Bollywood Star Found Guilty In Fatal Hit-And-Run Case

AP | By RAJANISH KAKADE | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment

MUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of d...

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Movie Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The return viewer to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel might wonder if the unexpected and considerable box office gold of the original film can be struck again and, indeed, if the aging British boomers in the film can also find a second coming in their golden years. And therein lies the heart of both movies, namely taking a lucid and kindly look at aging.

In Praise of Bollywood on Netflix

Rick Rosner | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

Let me suggest trying some of Netflix's selection of Bollywood movies. I've recently watched a bunch of these, and at the very least, they're more compelling than some Nicholas Cage-paying-off-his-debt-to-the-IRS medieval action flick.

PK -- A Masterstroke Off Hirani's Canvas

Mariam Khan | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Mariam Khan

Khan and his versatility never fails to impress. PK is one of those movies which no matter how many times one watches, it is bound to enthrall.

Nehru, the Forgotten Hero

Anil Dharker | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Anil Dharker

One person who seems to have been demoted from his perch atop political gods is Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister.

Best of Abu Dhabi: Aditya Vikram Sengupta's Labour of Love

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

To describe Labour of Love would prove a personal labor in futility. But what I can say is that it is a film richly shot, beautifully written and acted so organically, I simply felt overwhelmed by its message for days after viewing it.

Going Against the Flow: Kajal Desai, Cofounder of Doonya

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.14.2015 | Small Business
Charu Sharma

Kajal is the mastermind behind Doonya's Bollywood dance workout curriculum and fitness formula. Kajal is certified by the American Council of Exercise, and has a lifetime's worth of training in South Asian pop and classical dance forms, as well as years of training in hip-hop and jazz.

Celebrating One Year of #FutureisFemale with Moxie Media

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

On October 8th we celebrated the first anniversary of Moxie Media's blog, Moxie Insider. One year, countless inspiring stories about #futureisfemale f...

What a Bollywood Movie Would Be Like on Mars

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.30.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

So what would a Bollywood movie set on Mars be like? Pretty much what most earth-bound Bollywood movies are like (although to be fair, the industry has come a long way), and it goes something like this.

This Workout Will Make You Feel Like The Star Of Your Own Bollywood Dance Routine

Sarah Klein | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

I was more than a little intimidated walking into the studio, but I found the movements were easier to catch onto than I'd expected. After some initial embarrassment, I realized everyone else in the class was having a great time, so I tried my best to just smile along.

Bollywood, Respectability and Flat Female Leads

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Beyond the realm of body parts, clothing choices, and sexuality, it is questionable as to whether Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone, have done much to empower women with their body of on-screen work.

Conan Learns How To Dance Like A Bollywood Star

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment

Team Coco is going Bollywood. Appearing on "Conan," "Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar revealed that he has some great Bollywood dance moves and e...

In India, Stars Align for Prime Minister Modi

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Gunjan Bagla

Some people would say the stars aligned for Modi and the BJP. However, it seems that Modi was the one aligning the stars and able to channel their popularity to campaign esteem.