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  1. Doc Bollywood

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... says Bachchan. 'The Indian version didn't do well in India but Slumdog has done well overseas. So there are many Hollywood producers wanting to work with Indian producers. 'If ... into India then maybe that would be a problem.' The irony is not lost on Bachchan that it has taken an essentially overseas production to focus mass-market, 'international' attention ...

  2. Jaipur Festival founder admits to two loves: India and writing

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... people last year. During the book tour for White Mughals, I noticed that wherever I travelled around the world I met Indian authors except for India. All the big writers such as Amitav Ghosh, ... and yet, after 25 years here, you do come to know aspects of it quite intimately. I have two months away from India per year, in our old house in London, which I love. I don't pine for Britain ...

  3. sound bites

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How does it feel to be presenting a Hindi theatre production in Hong Kong for the first time? What are your expectations? What makes Hey No Sorry! No Thanks! (which stars Sudha Chandran, among others) tick? Writer, director and producer of the show Pramod Singh (below): 'I'm excited. It's a great opportunity. Having performed all over India, this could be the next ...

  4. India

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... leopard. The animal was found by forest rangers near Wiehahn's workplace, the Aman-i-Khas vacation complex, on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, India. When ...

  5. India's Parallel Cinema

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... to face with the modernity dawning on a new, independent India (represented also by their contact with a traveller's film projector, and actors arriving from the city). All this paves the way ... outside India- Chetan Anand's social-realist Neecha Nagar was shown at Cannes in 1946- but Ray's emergence heralded the arrival of what is now known as Indian Parallel Cinema, a movement ...

  6. India's raunchy TV hit delights viewers, agitates lawmakers

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... were equally agitated last year when the Indian version of international hit Big Brother was broadcast. Reality shows are still fairly new to India where topics such as sex and adultery ...

  7. New Delhi

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) takes one of India's worst social evils into people's homes. If anyone ever doubted the power of celebrity, they should see the public reaction ... everyone is that there is space for socially relevant entertainment in India, not just entertainment,' programme director Satyajit Bhatkal says. 'He has rewritten the rules of television ...

  8. India's new chapter

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... of attention at the recent Jaipur Literature Festival. There was another throng around India's most popular literary figure among the younger generation: banker Chetan Bhagat, whose One Night ... can buy them without worrying about the price. His publisher, Rupa, is thrilled by this new phenomenon. Most books in India are considered 'best-sellers' if 4,000 copies are sold, ...

  9. India's little idols humiliated in their quest for fame

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... slug it out on the Star Voice of India earlier this year. 'For small-town families, it's a shot at fame and money. They pressure their children- some are just six years old- ... of reality shows argue that they fling open a window on the world to children whose talent would otherwise go unnoticed in small-town India. 'Without the opportunity we offer them, these kids ...

  10. India

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Initiative function in Hong Kong and Al Gore's Live Earth India show. 'I'm not going to sing and dance when my country and city bleeds,' he wrote. In a nutshell, that describes ... to reports, he is now working on a new film, My Name is Khan, exploring Islam post-September 11. It is inevitable a Bollywood film of India's '26/11' will be made. But Varma denied ...




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