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The Proms: All white on the night

This year's Proms programme may be the most wide-ranging yet - so why does it fail to attract a more diverse audience?

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

Bollywood night has a few bumps

Bollywood star at centre of US diplomatic row

Shah Rukh Khan detained for two hours by airport officials during visit to America to make film about racial profiling

The ten best: Bollywood movies

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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A kitchen sink drama with a shot at the Palme D'Or

Bollywood stars shun the ballot box

They were the Bollywood A-listers who told the youth of India that there was nothing more important than getting to the polling booths and casting their vote.

View from India: Who cares where it is played, as long as it's on TV

"IPL, the Indian Political League!" ran the headline of one Mumbai newspaper. The reference was to Maharashtra state's refusal to stage matches during the national elections. That effectively scuttled the Indian Premier League because the first game and the final plus 18 other matches were to be held in Mumbai. The speculation was that this was due to the settling of political scores; Sharad Pawar is the head of India's cricket board but he is also a cabinet minister and his party is an ally of the ruling Congress coalition. Perfect, but for one thing: two weeks ago, Mr Pawar expressed renewed interest in becoming the next prime minister. Sabotaging the IPL is the Congress party's revenge against Pawar.

Wuthering Heights, Oldham Coliseum, Oldham

Heathcliffe hits exotic new heights

Brontë gets the Bollywood treatment

Rajasthan replaces Yorkshire as the setting for new version of 'Wuthering Heights'

The art of the kiss

It's the simplest but also perhaps the most intimate expression of desire. Yet kissing is also much, much more than that. Rose George looks into the matter

Cyber Sutra: India's online eroticism

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

The rising star of Asian language programming

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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