India Insight

Book Talk – Navtej Sarna on India’s Jerusalem connection

September 19, 2014

Indian diplomat Navtej Sarna‘s latest book pieces together the history of an Indian “hospice” in Jerusalem. Spread over seven thousand square metres near the Dome of the Rock, the property has its origins in a visit by Sufi saint Baba Farid about 800 years ago.

Fans rush to HMT as watchmaker marks time

September 19, 2014

Vikram Narula walked into an HMT showroom in Delhi’s central business district this week to get his hands on an iconic mechanical “Pilot” watch. But the watches were sold out.

Give the public a role in Clean Ganga project, says Rajendra Pachauri

September 16, 2014

India’s holiest river is due for a clean-up, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking personal responsibility for restoring the Ganga and ridding the 2,500 km long river of industrial effluents and untreated sewage.

For Oscar-winning Tanovic, Emraan Hashmi’s “serial kisser” tag didn’t matter

September 16, 2014

When Danis Tanovic chose Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi to play a Pakistani whistle-blower in his new project, the Oscar-winning Bosnian film-maker wasn’t aware of the actor’s notoriety as Indian cinema’s “serial kisser”.
Tanovic eventually watched some of Hashmi’s Bollywood hits and found it funny that the actor had such a different image in India.

Indian tennis players “lack killer instinct”: Bogdan Obradovic

September 15, 2014

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Davis Cup: India scripts phenomenal comeback

September 14, 2014

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Davis Cup: Serbia showcases the art of winning

September 13, 2014

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Movie Review: Finding Fanny

September 12, 2014

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In Homi Adajania’s version of Goa, there are winding pathways, crumbling mansions, and the sleepy village of Pocolim where “life doesn’t pass you by, it passes you by at the pace you want it to.”

Davis Cup: the mind games that teams play

September 10, 2014

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Sketchy Details

By Deepak Gopalakrishnan
September 10, 2014

Visarjan Playlist
(Disclaimer: This cartoon does not mean to mock religious sensibilities; it questions the use of Bollywood dance numbers during a religious festival)