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Growing Up Smith: Q&A With Anjul Nigam

Jim Luce | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

"No explosions, no violence, no profanity!" is the mantra behind every production backed by Brittany House Pictures, and the company's latest project,...

Veteran Indian Character Actor Om Puri Dies

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.06.2017 | Entertainment

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, who successfully straddled movie careers in Bollywood and the West, died on Friday in Mumbai. Puri, 6...

Aamir Khan's "Dangal" - An Inspiring and Emotional Story

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 12.30.2016 | Entertainment
Rajan Thapaliya

On Saturday morning, I went to the Manhattan AMC 25 Theater to watch Aamir Khan's latest movie "Dangal." Dangal means wrestling competition. I was ver...

Millennial Feminists Use Social Media To Combat Discrimination Against Women

AsiaToday | Posted 11.21.2016 | World

[Poster graphic calling for the end of Saudi Arabia's controversial guardianship system, which puts women under the authority of male relatives. The w...

Lessons Learned From Organizing Against Donald Trump

Amit Jani | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Amit Jani

Last weekend, the Hindu Republican Coalition hosted a rally for Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump in Edison, New Jersey. The rally, called "Hindus United Against Terror Charity Concert," featured Indian Bollywood stars and was advertised as a charity concert for terror victims.

Bollywood Action Star Ajay Devgn Triple Roles in Incredible "Shivaay"

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollyw...

Bollywood Actress Debunks The 'Dangerous Myth' Of Flawlessness

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women

Sonam Kapoor didn’t “wake up like this” and she wants everyone to know it. On Wednesday, the 31-year-old Indian actress published an essay on Bu...


Tony Woodcock | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Machali was born in 1996 and died from old age on August 18 this year. She was the Queen of Indian tigers and one of the most beautiful beasts ever se...

When Things Trend Wrong

Sanjna Verma | Posted 09.14.2016 | Technology
Sanjna Verma

It was interesting to have an Indian film industry icon, Kareena Kapoor Khan, pop up on my news feed, but the reason she popped up surprised me.

DJ Rekha, The Pioneer of Underground Bhangra

Mufsin Mahbub | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Mufsin Mahbub

DJ Rekha has been known for introducing North America to the beats of Bhangra music and started a movement that has swept the country. Her unique soun...

What Bollywood Films Mean To A South Asian Queer Woman Dealing With Mental Health Issues

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 08.09.2016 | Entertainment
Brown Girl Magazine

I usually end up rewatching films from when I was just a kid living in Bombay. Things that remind me of how easy life was before I grew up and learned more about myself and the world.

Afros & Accountability: 3 Ironies Behind Grazia India's August Cover Story

Shreya 360 | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
Shreya 360

At a time when there is so much turmoil around Blackness in India and abroad, Grazia came out with... probably the most tone-deaf cover possible in this situation. Let's have a look and break this down.

Indian Celebrities Take To Twitter To Combat Child Labor

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Bollywood stars took to Twitter thi...

Grandparents' Super Sweet Birthday Serenade Will Make You Tear Up

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty

My grandparents wish me happy birthday in the most beautiful way ❤️❤️ couldn't hold back my tears... #belatedbirthdaycelebration @shaheenb @po...

The "Masala" Aesthetics of Indian Films and Indian Culture

Pankaj Jain, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.

One of my old Indian friends recently posted a picture in our chatting group with a picture of two Hollywood stars stating that just those two represe...

Hollywood's Problem Isn't Just Black and White -- It's a Lack of Global Voices

Chandran Nair | Posted 02.29.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- Hollywood has shaped the view of at least two generations of non-Westerners by showing them a distorted view of history and claiming that Western values and culture are superior to non-Western ones. This is the industry that portrays every Vietnamese fighter as a Communist and, of course, every American soldier as a hero. Two generations of people around the world have been disconnected from their own cultures -- or, at the very least, their own local filmmaking cultures -- through the marketing power of Hollywood and its built-in American exceptionalism.

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

Ria Chakraborty | Posted 01.30.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.20.2017 | 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 01.02.2017 | 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 th...

Tamasha... Real or Reel Life?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 12.31.2016 | 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 10.22.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 09.06.2016 | 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.