Recolouring Pakistan

Hiba Khan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hiba Khan

If one day I am blessed with a child, I will teach them that there is unique inherent beauty in every single skin colour. That beauty is not confined to complexion, just as their worth is never confined to their physicalities, nor their race or gender.

Beyond Bollywood, The Musical Comes to London!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This week saw the opening of the brand new west-end musical 'Beyond Bollywood' making its UK Premiere at the London Palladium, just seconds from Oxfor...

One Of Bollywood's Biggest Stars Jailed For Hit-And-Run Death Of Homeless Man

The Huffington Post/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK

One of Bollywood's biggest movie stars, Salman Khan, has been jailed for five years for killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run more than 12 years ago...

Bollywood Star Jailed For Five Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail, after being found guilty of culpable homicide, following a 2002 hit-and-run incid...

Bollywood Actress Champions Women's Rights, Gets Attacked On Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone has starred in a powerful video which calls for society to champion the rights of women everywhere. The short f...

'Tis the Season to be Offended

Zubin Madon | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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.