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Prom 42: Indian Voices 2 – Bollywood, Royal Albert Hall, London

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I love Bollywood. I remember being twelve, standing in front of the mirror, physically dressing up in a Shalwar Kameez, lip synching to a song picturised on Shahrukh Khan and dreaming of becoming a Bollywood star.



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Now known for strict conservatism, India was the birthplace of erotica, famed for its sensual literature and carvings. Andrew Buncombe looks at a modern expression of an ancient urge.

Six Suspects, By Vikas Swarup

Exposé fails to open a passage into the real India

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As terrestrial broadcasters abandoned multicultural programmes, their satellite rivals filled the void and created a rich new schedule for British Asians.
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