Arts and Music

Smithsonian Outlines $2 Billion Proposal for Mall Campus Renovation

The Smithsonian unveiled a $2 billion plan Thursday that would reimagine the area surrounding its iconic Castle by creating new entrances and connecting underground galleries in what has been described as the biggest project considered for the Mall in more than a century.

New Yoga and Carnatic Classes in November

India International School announces two new classes; yoga and carnatic music classes starting this November.

Bollywood English (and Hindi) Film "Finding Fanny" Releases in North America on September 12

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone starred in four mega-blockbusters last year. Now, the talented actress offers fans something new and different headlining the quirky comedy "Finding Fanny" hitting theaters across North America Friday, September 12.

BANG BANG - Premiere of 2nd Song "Meherbaan"

Composed by the maestro duo of Vishal-Shekhar, the new song "Meherbaan" is the second tune released from the BANG BANG film following the smash hit "Tu Meri." 

Iranian Identity, the 'Aryan Race,' and Jake Gyllenhaal

American-Iranian author Reza Aslan asserted that, indeed, Iranians were Aryans.

Everybody has heard about Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the recent Walt Disney blockbuster featuring Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of...a prince of Persia... Some enlightened people believe that Hollywood missed an opportunity to transcend its stereotypical depictions of non-Europeans, particularly Middle Easterners, by offering the part to a brownish hero.

Mahabharata Comic Book Series - Now Available on the iPad

The first 2 books of the Mahabharata Comic Book Series are now released and exclusively available on the Apple iPad in iBooks.

'Calvin & Hobbes' Creator Pens His First Public Comic in 18 Years

Almost two decades after publishing his last Calvin & Hobbes comic strip, elusive cartoonist Bill Watterson is back ...

From Spelling Bee Champs to Punjabi Cabbies, Shyamalan to Islam, Shoes to Dotbusters

The Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” exhibition is opening for the public on Thursday, February 27.

US Returns Missing Sculptures to India

The US has returned to India three ancient sculptures that had been smuggled into the US by art dealers and accomplices.



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