Cinema of India

An audience watches actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on the big screen.

This beloved Bollywood film gets a new life on Broadway

Arts, Culture & Media

The 1995 Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” or “DDLJ,” is the longest-running film in India’s history, screening daily for 27 years. Now, the irresistible love story is heading to Broadway.

Bollywood playback singer Manna Dey at an award ceremony in 2007.

Bollywood singer Manna Dey dies at 94, but his songs keep living

Arts, Culture & Media

“Slumdog Millionaire” soundtrack composer

Arts, Culture & Media

Shamshad Begum, a Star Bollywood Voice, Dies at 94

Arts, Culture & Media

Bollywood Dance-Off in Berkeley

Arts, Culture & Media

Do Indian Films Promote Sexual Violence and Harassment?

Conflict & Justice

Sexual violence and aggression have been part and parcel of Indian cinema for decades. Some critics are wondering about the role of such films in condoning or even fomenting such violence.

Remembering Indian Comedian Jaspal Bhatti

Arts, Culture & Media

Bhatti’s popular TV series “Flop Show” is best remembered for addressing the problems of the middle class in a satiric, quirky way.

A Desi Party Grows in Brooklyn

Global Hit

Desilicious started about ten years ago with the purpose of integrating Bollywood music, pop music, and house music […]

Indian actor Aamir Khan at a press conference.

Can an Actor Change a Nation?

The latest issue of Time magazine’s Asia edition features Indian actor Aamir Khan on its cover. While Khan, 47, is a megastar and one of the most popular actors in India today, the title suggests that it is his bucking of Bollywood stereotypes and pursuit of action on social issues that has put him on […]

The World

The Bombay Royale: Retro-Bollywood Music from Australia

Arts, Culture & Media

The songs on the new album “You Me Bullets Love” sound like the soundtrack to a long lost Bollywood-James Bond film. But there is no film and the music is new. The soundtrack to this imaginary film is by the Australia-based band, The Bombay Royale.