Imagine that it’s the spring of 1913, in the dawn of Indian cinema — what we know today as that song-and-dance, escapist movie industry that is Bollywood. Back then, it was considered unseemly for Hindu and Muslim actresses to appear on celluloid, so they hired burly men with trademark Indian mustaches to play women by dressing in bedazzled saris and bangles and prancing...
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Bollywood is completing a century of movies, which began in 1913 with the first all-Indian feature film "Raja (King) Harishchandra", a silent, black-and-white story of a virtuous king from Hindu mythology.
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A song from 1966 Bollywood blockbuster movie Suraj (Sun) is voted the best-loved track by BBC Asian Network listeners.
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The country’s premier anti-terror agency is set to file a chargesheet against four ultra-right Hindu activists for carrying out the 2006 Malegaon blasts.
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The Hindustan Times reported on Feb. 21, 2013, that the adult star-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone will be dancing for an item song in upcoming Hindi movie "Shootout At Wadala".The buzz is that former Miss World...
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Justin Bieber's ex went Bollywood during MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.
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I am a twenty-first century Stoic philosopher. (No, there aren't very many of us.) As such, I attempt to live in accordance with the advice of my ancient Stoic predecessors, people like Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. I should add that unless you are an unusual person, everything you know about the Stoics is probably wrong. They were not grim, unfeeling beings;...
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In a Hindu festival that seemed more celebratory than religious, and more about brotherhood among all people than about prayer to a deity, about 150 central Ohioans gathered to welcome a new season. The festival is called Holi, and though the Hindu event officially was March 27, the Bharatiya Hindu Temple in Powell chose to host its celebration yesterday.
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One hundred years after the screening of a black-and-white silent film, India's brash, song-and-dance-laden Bollywood film industry celebrates its centenary later this week.
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Selena Gomez choice of attire for Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards performance has come under fire. The 20-year-old singer wore a red dress and a sparkling bindi on her head for her song “Come & Get It,” which is a Hindu religious ornament.
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