'Tis the Season to be Offended

Zubin Madon | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

We Indians don't like being outdone by anyone. Certainly not in the "perceived insults" department. Hell no, being perpetual victims of sentimental transgressions is our favourite penchant.

TV Host Slapped By Man While Filming For 'Wearing Short Dress'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

An Indian actress and model was slapped in the face while filming a TV show by a man who took offence at her "short dress". Gauhar Khan was hosting...

Times Of India Make Deepika Padukone 'Cleavage Tweet' Furore Much Worse...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Times of India posted a seriously sexist tweet about Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. Now, as if to add insult to injury, the paper has call...

'I Am A Woman, I Have Breasts And A Cleavage. Got A Problem?'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

She may be a Bollywood actress but Deepika Padukone spoke for all women when she took on a leery tweet from The Times of India about her cleavage. Her...

Top Sights in Mumbai and Karnataka, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

Travelling from state to state can often feel like entering a whole new country. It's food, the people, architecture, the weather, literally everything may seem completely world's away from wherever you might have just been. Though you may have just ventured mere miles in reality.

Karle Pyaar Karle: The Bollywood Bonanza Comes to Town

Ben Mirza | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

With his family's rich film pedigree, Shiv Darshan, son of acclaimed producer/director Suneel Darshan, has a lot to live up to. In a new film Karle Pyaar Karle, released in cinemas this Friday, directed by Rajesh Pandey and produced by Suneel Darshan, Shiv makes his debut, playing the lead role no less.

Why It's Cool To Be A Punjabi Film Star

Ben Mirza | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

So, here's the run-down of why you should all be paying attention to Punjabi cinema. In Britain alone, Punjabi films have been climbing higher and higher up the box office top 10.

Bollywood Star to Dharavi Slum: Things to Do in Mumbai

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Walking around the touristy area of Colaba seemed like luxury compared to the rest of India. It was not until we left Colaba when we realized what life in Mumbai was really like.

"Kill the Rapist?" Why a Film Inciting Mob Justice Won't Solve India's Sex Crimes

Priya Shetty | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Priya Shetty

While the filmmakers say they are on a mission to "empower" women, such an all-guns blazing approach threatens to incite a dangerous streak of mob justice. India already has a long and gruesome history of people taking the law into their own hands - with violent and bloody consequences.

Shahrukh Khan on Chennai Express, Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone

Ben Mirza | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

It's set to be the biggest blockbuster of the summer, Chennai Express directed by Rohit Shetty is a tale of love and drama set to the rustic backdrop of South India.

Vidya Balan and Ghanchakkar

Ben Mirza | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Vidya seems to have made a flawless transition from queen of the thriller film to the comedic. With Gupta's direction and the wonderful acting of her co-stars the probability of Ghandchakkar becoming a summer success is assured.

Tulisa 'Devastated' After Fake Film Offer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Can things get any worse for Tulisa? Days after her arrest for allegedly plotting to supply the illegal Class A drug cocaine, it has emerged the forme...

Bollywood Actress Found Dead At Home

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Renowned Bollywood actress, Jiah Khan, has been found dead at her home in Mumbai. Tributes have been pouring in for the 25-year-old, who was brough...

A Close Encounter With Bollywood Legend Dev Anand

Nina Nannar | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nina Nannar

I was giving a lift to one of the greatest Bollywood legends of all time, Indian cinema's legendary heartthrob, the man we called our Gregory Peck. Dev Anand needed a lift to his hotel and I was the only one who could easily and quickly get my car our of the rammed, snow filled car park, (damn why hadn't I worn my nice sari?)

Chelsee Goes To Bollywood

PA | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Strictly Come Dancing' runner-up Chelsee Healey is to star in a spectacular Bollywood TV version of the classic opera 'Carmen' live from Bradford. ...

Sophiya's Choice, 1971 - 2013

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 19.03.2013 | Home
Laxmi Hariharan

Sophiya Haque was the first Indian looking female face I had seen in a music video which set easy-to-get English words to the strains of Indian ragas and was broadcast on an honest-to-goodness mainstream music channel in India.

Acid Attack Victim To Fund Surgery With Winnings From Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

An Indian woman who was left scarred for life after acid was hurled into her face has won nearly £30,000 (2.5million rupees) on a TV game show. S...

Playboy Club India Launches With Demure Sari-Style Costumes - But Country's First Naked Bunny Is Snubbed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

India has unveiled its first Playboy bunnies as it prepares to open its first club by the same brand. The costumes have been keenly anticipated in...

An Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Story

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

Rajinikanth is, quite simply, the biggest superstar, cinema-crazy India has ever seen. His stylized dialogues and screen mannerisms are legion, as well, his guy next door-cum-superhero image has found a hysterically appreciative following among millions of moviegoers.

Helen: Bollywood's Queen of Dance

Ben Mirza | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

This year marked a milestone for one of Bollywood's most endearing stars, Amitabh Bachchan, who celebrated his 70th birthday.

'I Would Love To Work In Bollywood'

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Kristen Stewart has said she'd love to work in Bollywood, according to reports. The 'Twilight' star said she'd jump at the chance to work with Indi...

No Sex Education Please, We're Muslim!

Irna Qureshi | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Irna Qureshi

When I was introduced to the facts of life in a science lesson, I simply dismissed it as some repugnant English method of procreation which couldn't possibly apply to Pakistanis. I reasoned that Muslims didn't need these procedures because I'd heard babies were divinely ordained.

Female Directors : Is Bollywood Catching Up With Hollywood?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

It would seem that Bollywood is fast catching up in giving a new generation of women a chance to wear the pants - on the sets of a film at-least.

Indian Woman Claims She Is World's Oldest Dwarf, Aged 113 (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

An Indian pensioner who says she is 113-years-old is staking a claim as the world's oldest dwarf. Zeenat Bi has Government pension records stating...

Bollywood Actress Will Be First Indian Woman To Pose Nude For Playboy (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

A Bollywood actress is set to be the first Indian woman to appear nude in Playboy. Sherlyn Chopra, who has appeared in a handful of films, plans t...