The pushback is heartening and well-intentioned, but misses what ought to be the real shame target: India. After all, despite being a country of almost a billion people, India has left it to America to crown the first Indian beauty queen who looks... well, Indian.
Everybody had a good time at the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), but that wasn't the real reason the Clark government cut an $11 million cheque to bring TOIFA to Vancouver. She argued it was an investment for a future economic payday. Critics argued it was to give her a platform to woo South Asian voters before B.C.'s May election. The B.C. Liberals viewed TOIFA as a box of ladoos (Indian sweets) they could deliver to hungry ethnic voters. Instead, it turned into a political grenade in their hands.
When dancers take the stage at the Pacific Coliseum and BC Place at the Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver this week, it won't be the Harlem Shake we'll see. Not Gangnam style, not even Indian Classical style. It will be Shiamak style.
Bollywood stars are flocking to Vancouver this week for the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), and we have your ultimate guide to celebrity stalking - um, we mean politely asking for an autograph.
Who'd be a mother these days? Forget the exhaustion of broken sleep, it's all the arguments and wrangling over what's right and wrong that looks most painful. In a week when expectant mothers were told they should actually be dieting rather than eating for two and when celebrity mothers were told they "owed" it to their fans to lose their baby weight, David Cameron saw fit to announce the launch of a new government-backed website offering free parenting advice.
After the Slumdog boom, Bollywood has become more Hollywood -- and looks like it's in America to stay.
The International Indian Film Academy awards show was an epic of Bollywood proportions, starting 90 minutes late and clocking in at a staggering five hours. Yet that didn't seem to faze too many in the audience as they filed out at two in the morning, stars still in their eyes.
While Prince William is on his honeymoon, moving forward with the next chapter of his life, 4,800 miles away there are those who are still looking back into the tragic events in his past.
Raavanan, the new Indian film produced in both Hindi and Tamil, premiered at the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festiva...