India Masala

Ghanchakkar: Not crazy enough

June 28, 2013

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There is nothing ostensibly wrong with Rajkumar Gupta’s “Ghanchakkar”. The filmmaker builds a story about a bank robber who loses his memory and cannot remember where he stashed the booty from a heist three months ago.

Aatma: No soul in this horror flick

March 22, 2013

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The real test of a good horror movie, at least in my book, is when you can’t stop thinking about it and feel a shiver down your spine at night. All the great horror movies do that to you.

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‘Vishwaroopam’ and Tamil Nadu’s cinema of politics

February 7, 2013

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Responsibility or censorship: why Bollywood should pick

January 2, 2013

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Bollywood stars kick up a fuss with real-life rumpus

February 24, 2012

Pow! Biff! Bang! Dishoom! Real life action by Bollywood celebrities has caught the nation’s eyeballs. Shah Rukh Khan was accused of roughing up Shirish Kunder some days ago and made ripples as he brought the media’s gaze from corruption scams and the election circus to the one thing that never fails to draw attention -- a spicy brawl.

from Left field:

ICC name best test team of all time. Right or wrong?

July 18, 2011

The ICC has unveiled the best test team of all time as voted for by fans on the governing body's website. The ICC offered a shortlist to choose from.

India takes cue from Pakistan as Coke Studio crosses border

By Reuters Staff
June 15, 2011

By Annie Banerji

Usually known to adapt shows from the west like American Idol, The X Factor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, India is set to start Coke Studio @ MTV, a rendering of Coke Studio Pakistan, which is currently airing its fourth season. It seems the two initialised an exchange of television programmes last year when MTV Pakistan asked the Indian counterpart for the licence to produce Roadies, an Indian home grown reality show.

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Left teary-eyed after an onion attack

January 27, 2011

Onions have been a very important part of Indian history. Governments have fallen here over the price of onions. So last week when our commodities correspondent Rajendra Jadhav suggested a story on the skyrocketing prices of vegetables, onions seemed the natural peg. The idea was to do something simple around the price of a vegetable as it changes from the field to the dinner table. Our destination was the wholesale onion market in Nashik, Maharashtra, one of the highest producers of onions in the country. Nothing had prepared us for what we were about to encounter.

WIFW 2010: HIGHLIGHTS – Varun Sardana

March 29, 2010

Highlights from the Varun Sardana collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 in New Delhi.

WIFW 2010: HIGHLIGHTS – Rajesh Pratap Singh

March 29, 2010

Highlights from the Rajesh Pratap Singh collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010 in New Delhi.