India Insight

Movie Review: Bajirao Mastani

December 18, 2015
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Please release me: Bollywood blockbuster pileup could cost millions

December 17, 2015
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Handout photo of “Dilwale”.Two of the year’s biggest Bollywood releases debut in cinemas this weekend, setting up a clash over ticket sales that could hurt both films’ chances of success.

Barkha Dutt on India’s ‘fault lines’ and personal reinvention

December 17, 2015

Lesson for journalists: don’t publish your memoirs unless you plan to break some news. Indian television journalist Barkha Dutt shows how to do it in her book, “This Unquiet Land – Stories from India’s Fault Lines.”

Interview: Barkha Dutt on TV, media and India

December 17, 2015

Journalist Barkha Dutt at the launch of her first book in New Delhi. Handout photo by Aleph Book Company.

Court acquits Salman Khan in hit-and-run case

December 10, 2015
Bollywood actor Salman Khan sits in a car as he leaves a court in Mumbai, India, May 6, 2015. An Indian court sentenced Bollywood film star Khan on Wednesday to five years in prison for killing a man in a hit-and-run accident, the latest twist in the tumultuous career of one of the country's biggest box-office draws. Khan later secured two days of interim bail from Mumbai's high court and will return to court on Friday for a hearing on having the bail extended. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade  - RTX1BTC3

Bollywood actor Salman Khan sits in a car as he leaves a court in Mumbai, May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

Experience shows Delhi’s “even/odd” car plan won’t cut massive pollution – U.S. expert

December 10, 2015

A traffic police officer directs traffic in front of India’s presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan amid dense smog in New Delhi November 14, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Q&A: HDFC Bank chief on India’s economic recovery and why he won’t go abroad for growth

December 9, 2015

Aditya Puri, Managing Director of India’s HDFC Bank, poses after an interview with Reuters in Mumbai, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Surreal and terrifying: Our escape from the Chennai floods

December 8, 2015
An aerial view shows a flooded residential colony in Chennai, December 6, 2015. REUTERS photo by Anindito Mukherjee

An aerial view shows a flooded residential colony in Chennai, December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Being gay and ‘No One Else’ in India and the USA

December 8, 2015

Siddharth Dube’s latest book, “No One Else – A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex,” is more than a memoir of a gay man’s life growing up in India and the United States. It is also a firsthand account of the lives of sexual minorities in these two countries during the 1980s, a time when being gay for many meant living in fear – of disease, abuse and public scorn.

Movie Review: Hate Story 3

December 4, 2015

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