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Film

Bollywood’s First Lesbian Rom-Com Is Bringing Queer Love to Indian Cinema

The mother of a gay child, Shelly Chopra Dhar, and Gazal Dhaliwal, a trans woman, co-wrote the script for a groundbreaking new movie in India in the hopes of getting through to parents of LGBTQ children.
Alyssa Klein
3.12.19
YouTube

The Rise of T-Series, the YouTube Channel That Will Soon Dethrone PewDiePie

An Indian entertainment channel is poised to take over as the largest YouTube channel in the world.
Ankita Rao
9.3.18
we saw this

Inside ‘Hungama’, an LGBTQ+ Bollywood Night in an East London Strip Club

It's rare that South Asian clubbers can come together to celebrate queer culture, but this new night at Metropolis provides just that.
Salma Haidrani
7.5.18
POP CULTURE

10 Questions for a Bollywood Paparazzo

“Aishwarya Rai steps out in rare cases, so taking her pictures is fun. Everyone else I can photograph at the airport, restaurant, salon, gym.”
Parthshri Arora
7.4.18
Film

A Tribute to the Only Bollywood Star My Indian Family Ever Agreed About

For his birthday, we celebrate some of Amitabh Bachchan's best films.
Nandini Balial
10.16.17
thump exclusive stream

Chippy Nonstop Teams Up with Waspy for Bollywood Banger "Bubble Up"

"I'm the number one goddess, come, come my way."
Max Mohenu
9.25.16
Premieres

Amrit's New Tune "Blow" Is a Lithe Little Number

The Australian-born, Anglo-Indian newbie drops her second ever tune. We'd like to hear more ASAP please, thanks.
Kim Taylor Bennett
2.22.16
thump news

From Bollywood to Acid House: A Remembrance of Charanjit Singh

We look at the work of an unlikely creator of a genre, passed away at age 75.
Adwait Patil
7.7.15
Art

An Augmented Reality Superheroine Is Fighting the Social Stigma of Rape in India

The comic book story of a mortal woman and the Hindu goddess Parvati in their fight against gender-based violence debuts in the United States in a new gallery exhibition.
Beckett Mufson
4.27.15
Film

Why Is This Harmless-Looking Bollywood Movie Triggering a Huge Free Speech Debate in India?

"MSG: The Messenger of God" is a Bollywood film that critics claim is trying to proselytize on behalf of a bizarre and controversial religious sect.
Mike Pearl
1.21.15
Travel

I Work as a 'Human Table' at Indian Weddings Because I'm a White Girl

Paying pale-skinned Westerners to do embarrassing things is a growing fad among India's middle classes.
Morgan Kane
6.9.14
News

The Burka Avenger's Creator Talks About the Pakistani Cartoon's Haters

<i>Burka Avenger</i>, a Pakistani superhero cartoon in which the main character dons a ninja-style burka to conceal her identity, has been bouncing around the media echo chamber as of late. Either the Burka Avenger is exactly what the Pakistani youth...
Basim Usmani
8.8.13