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Legendary Indian Actor Pran Dies At 93

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 09.11.2013 | Celebrity

NEW DELHI -- India's legendary actor Pran, who played some of Bollywood's most memorable villains in a career that spanned six decades, died of pneumo...

Bollywood Star Undergoes Surgery

AP | Posted 09.07.2013 | Celebrity

NEW DELHI — Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain. The actor wrote on his Facebook page befo...

Hindustani Dabkeh

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

With Shakti, I watched videos of her dance and I felt increasingly connected to this girl. She was a little less than a month older than me, we were both born in 1985 in vastly different parts of the world and here she had traveled thousands of miles to create something with me.

Bollywood's Biggest Star Expecting Baby!

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.16.2013 | Celebrity

Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan are expecting a baby! The Bollywood power couple will be welcoming a baby boy via a surrogate, according to reports from ...

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...

New Indian Wines Add to New York's Diverse Cuisine Scene

Jim Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste
Jim Luce

One of the things I love most about New York City -- why I moved here 30 years ago -- is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago...

Bollywood Actress Dies in Reported Suicide

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.16.2013 | Celebrity

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead in her Juhu apartment on Monday night in an apparent suicide, according to the Times of India. TV reports i...

NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year

Jim Luce | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU's Skirball Center last week, in the...

Bollywood Actors Stand Up Against Violence

Nancy Schwartzman | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Nancy Schwartzman

As we celebrate the support and endorsement from Bollywood actors to stop domestic violence and promote women's rights, we can't help but wonder where that same support is in the U.S. and the Western World.

India's Film Industry Tries To Distance Itself From Bollywood

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- Indian cinema is being feted in Cannes on its 100th birthday. But amid the celebrations, the B-word – "Bollywood" – rema...

Together, Wherever We Go

George Heymont | Posted 07.11.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Togetherness sounds cute but can often be quite challenging. Four short films screened at the 2013 San Francisco CAAMFest show four very different approaches to companionship.

First Nighter: Workplace Woes Scrutinized in Three Plays, One Musical

David Finkle | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Perhaps it's this reviewer's imagination, but it seems that more than the usual number of plays set in the workplace are cropping up. Take Mike Bartl...

Raja Harischandra: Celebrating the Centenary of India's First Feature Film

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Vamsee Juluri

If "Bollywood" could be given a birthday, it might well be May 3, 1913. It was on this day, one hundred years ago, that D.G. "Dadasaheb" Phalke presented before an audience at the Coronation Theater in Bombay his movie Raja Harischandra.

Born to Explore : "Dude: Where's the Beach?"

Richard Wiese | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

As a surf instructor, he is considered prosperous and adventurous, for pursuing a profession that is rewarding both emotionally and financially. Unlike the oft-perceived image of a 'slacker surfer', in India surfing is genuinely considered a better life.

The Deadly Underworld Of Bollywood

The New York Times | Neha Thirani Bagri | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

MUMBAI— The actor Sanjay Dutt, who was sentenced last week to five years in prison for illegal possession of weapons supplied by the masterminds of ...

Lauren Gottlieb Dances Her Way Up

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

If you've ever seen So You Think You Can Dance, or even better if you watch it on a regular basis, then you have more than likely have seen the extreme talent of Lauren Gottlieb.

WATCH: An Incredible Scene In Times Square

Posted 03.20.2013 | Weddings

Times Square was filled with the sounds of Bollywood for one man's unique flash mob marriage proposal. Earlier this month, Salman Ali organized a ...

A Woman in Indian Cinema

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Vamsee Juluri

I sometimes hear from women of my mother's generation about what she meant to them. I used to think the admiration was for her image, the roles she played. But, their admiration, I now realize, was more than symbolic; it was also for the fact that she worked.

'Gangnam Style' With A Tollywood Twist

Posted 10.19.2012 | Arts

Oppa, Indian Style! In this awesome YouTube video, Korean pop star Psy's super-hit "Gangnam Style" gets a Tollywood makeover as performers from the...

Ray of Light: Lisa Ray's Journey Through Film, Food, Life and Love

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

I meet Lisa Ray at a quaint café in her neighborhood. We chat for nearly two hours, and she is full of life from start to finish; animated not only about what her future holds, but also the peripatetic past that has shaped the woman she is today.

LOOK: Couple Says 'I Do' 20 Years After Meeting

Denise Oliveira | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

One came from Hollywood, the other from Bollywood. They were born on opposite ends of the earth, but on July 6, 2012, David and Anil exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony on a Chelsea rooftop.

Krishna In The Media Era

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

For nearly 100 years, Indian cinema has been doing something remarkable when it comes to mythology. There is an intriguing question that remains at the heart of the genre: What do the gods mean in the age of mass media?

Five Minutes with Fern Mallis at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2012

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Find out why Mallis feels Lakme Fashion Week is so important for young designers, why fashion sponsorship needs policing and how Indian designers can rise to the occasion.

Toronto Film Festival Shines A Spotlight On Mumbai

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

This year at the Toronto International Film Festival, the City to City program will be shining a spotlight on the Mumbai film industry. Showcasing 10 ...

Actor's Talk Show Stuns A Nation

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment

NEW DELHI — A Bollywood megastar is making India confront its dark side. Shining light on inequities like the rampant abortion of female fetuse...