India Insight

A suitable coach for the Indian cricket team

May 23, 2016

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Dry river fails to dampen Kumbh Mela spirit in Ujjain

May 20, 2016

Baburam Shakya, 73, took his fifth Simhasth Kumbh dip last month in Ujjain, a feat not many can boast of given it takes place once every 12 years.

Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Raman Raghav 2.0′ premieres at Cannes

May 16, 2016

A Bollywood film based on a real-life serial killer who preyed on victims living on the streets of Mumbai premiered at a sidebar event of the Cannes film festival on Monday.

Movie Review: Azhar

May 13, 2016

A still from the movie "Azhar"

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Movie Review: Baaghi

April 29, 2016

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Sabbir Khan’s third film could have been easily called the Tiger Shroff showreel. Every second scene of “Baaghi” is a chance for Shroff to show off his rippling muscles and an incredibly flexible body that he manages to contort into all sorts of positions while fighting the bad guys.

Social media the new mantra for Indian gurus

April 28, 2016

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Followers of yoga guru Baba Ramdev in 2014 could be forgiven for mistaking him for a media executive. He was sitting on a stage in a big hall in New Delhi, prepping volunteers for India’s parliamentary election that April. He urged support for Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Narendra Modi, including what he called a “dharma war” that would rally troops on social media.

Movie Review: Laal Rang

April 22, 2016
Handout photo from the film "Lal Rang"

Handout photo from the film “Lal Rang”

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Movie Review: Nil Battey Sannata

April 22, 2016
Handout photo: Actor Swara Bhaskar in 'Nil Battey Sannata'

Handout photo: Actor Swara Bhaskar in “Nil Battey Sannata”

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Interview: Prakash Javadekar on India’s coal tax and climate change

April 20, 2016

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will travel this week to New York, where the United States, China and other leading economies will formally accede to the Paris climate change accord forged in December.

Q&A with Maneesh Sharma on ‘Fan’ and Shah Rukh Khan

April 15, 2016

Maneesh Sharma counts himself as a Shah Rukh Khan fan. He met the Bollywood superstar when he was a struggling screenwriter and dreamed of making a film about a fan obsessed with an actor. Nearly a decade later, Sharma’s film starring Khan in a double role as an actor and his lookalike fan opened in Indian cinemas on Friday.