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A Captain's Departure: Cricket, Lovely Cricket, Timeless Cricket

Pranay Gupte | Posted 03.01.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

It had been rumored for some time now, of course, it had been anticipated and it had been demanded in certain circles. Still, the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni not only as India's captain in Test cricket but from Test cricket altogether -- now that was a surprise.

Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Ritesh Batra on Jury Duty

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting in a courtyard on the grounds of La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, filmmaker Ritesh Batra admits that one of the best parts of being a member of the jury for the competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival is actually getting the chance to watch movies.

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.

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

'The Titli Interviews': Actor Ranvir Shorey in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

As charismatic as his characters have been on-screen, that is Ranvir Shorey in person. But the man I interviewed, coming straight off his premiere, and the standing ovation the film got in the Salle Debussy, and dressed in tailored Indian fineries, was also insightful, kind, funny, intelligent and humble.

LOOK: The Colors Of India

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

"What the hell am I doing? Thirty years of photographic ethics hit me in the stomach. I'm sitting in a taxi with the window open, searching intuitivel...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 08.04.2013 | Style
Tarun Sakhrani

For one night and one night only... I felt like a star, like a celebrity, like I belonged in those upper echelons of Bombay's society... So, this is w...

The Best Things in Life Are Free: Little Zizou on Hulu

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Sooni Taraporevala's film Little Zizou -- which can be watched for free these days on Hulu -- always makes me yearn for my first true love: Bombay.

Mumbai: Jenn Goes Jain

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

As a person of East Indian descent, but an American through and through by birth and upbringing, I have always wanted to journey to the motherland to explore my Jain heritage.

Witnessing the Slow Death of a City

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 03.01.2013 | World
Tarun Sakhrani

On a recent trip to Ghana, a few friends were discussing the merits (or should I say, demerits) of holding an Indian passport and their desire to switch to another nationality.

Making a Difference

Abha Sinha | Posted 12.09.2012 | Books
Abha Sinha

Every good intention has an effect: some are obvious, others are not, but none ever go unnoticed.

Lakme Fashion Week Brings Beauty to Bombay

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

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Blogging in Bombay: Miss Malini Builds a Business

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Marissa Bronfman

Malini Agarwal is India's most famous blogger; an independent, effervescent young woman who has turned a hobby into a business, desire into reality and a whole lot of passion into an enormously successful brand.

Discovering The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar is a sparkling and sharp slice of life that, in presenting four personal stories, reflects and illuminates universal truths.

Which MLB Player Is Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro To Raise Awareness For Sex Trafficking?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Though the New York Mets warned R.A. Dickey that it will void his contract if he gets hurt climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the pitcher is going forward wi...

Slum Tourism: Learning or Leering

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that the impetus for my visit was the film Slumdog Millionaire.

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

"Exotic Observations": Zenobia Shroff Joins SPANK at the UCB Theater

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York
E. Nina Rothe

On Thursdays, the UCB Theater hosts a series called SPANK, which features two to three new solo or sketch shows. In their own words, courtesy of the UCB website, "It's comedy just out of the womb."

Found in Translation: Aamir Khan Returns in Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Dhobi Ghat is no Bollywood musical, but rather a scintillating, universal paean to life anywhere in the world, which happens to focus astutely on modern Mumbai.

The Return of the Wizard

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

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Bollywood's Slumdog Cake

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Parvez Sharma

A shorter version of this article appeared in The Guardian newspaper. As the fate of the Commonwealth Games hangs in balance, India's risible Bolly...

Satirizing India in the Age of Globalization

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

This remarkable debut novel is one of the very best novels ever to come out of South Asia, and points to a new direction after the earlier wave of writing by Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, and Vikram Seth.

'Breathless In Bombay' Author Murzban Shroff Reflects On The Real Mumbai: Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Breathless in Bombay is the real deal, giving us a taste of the genuine Mumbai, as Shroff explores ancient vocations and newfangled professions with equal ease.

Suketu Mehta: Bombay's Biographer

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Suketu Mehta's masterwork, Maximum City, did for Bombay what the immortals Dickens and Balzac did for London and Paris.