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Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De | Political dandiya across India… Happy Navratri!

There is a degree of golmal this year about this -- who is Ravan and which one is Ram?

01 Oct 2022 12:05 AM

Shobhaa De | The Queen’s mantra: ‘Never complain… never explain…’

The Queen was seen as a matriarch trying to keep a large, dysfunctional family together. Much like matriarchs of joint families here

16 Sep 2022 12:00 AM

Shobhaa De | Is Congress totally kaput... What can we expect next?

We are at a fascinating cusp in the country’s political history right now. It’s still too early to start saying, “The Congress is dead"

03 Sep 2022 12:07 AM

Shobhaa De | Theatre of the Absurd: At 75, promising miracles…

In India, we have countless award-winning thespians, not all of them professional actors. Some of our Nautanki Netas can beat them hollow!

20 Aug 2022 12:05 AM

Shobhaa De | Parliament’s Bag Ladies and India’s meme stakes

Mahua Moitra’s bag replaced Ranveer Singh’s butt in the meme stakes this week.

06 Aug 2022 12:24 AM


Shobhaa De | Will Dishy Rishi end up as India’s damaad at No. 10?

Even if Dishy Rishi does make it to 10 Downing Street, please, please remember… technically, he ain’t one of us!

23 Jul 2022 12:50 AM

Shobhaa De | Who has created the real ‘Gondhal’ in Maharashtra?

Eknath Shinde’s rise from an autorickshaw driver to the chief minister of Maharashtra reads like a movie script

08 Jul 2022 11:55 PM

Shobhaa De | Is Murmu choice as Prez an 'inspired' masterstroke, or...?

BJP's choice for President election comes with right 'signalling'

25 Jun 2022 7:32 AM

Shobhaa De | Something’s on in the sea near you: Maldives Chalo!

China’s 'loan and own' strategy seems to have backfired in this piece of paradise which lies in the Indian Ocean

28 May 2022 12:49 AM

Shobhaa De | What does sedition law have to do with Pasoori?

The song is more a metaphor for India and Pakistan tensions than a love song

13 May 2022 11:55 PM


Shobhaa De | As Id nears, stories of hope amid a toxic climate of fear

This has been one of the hottest months in recent history, and I am not talking about the heatstroke inducing temperature alone!

29 Apr 2022 11:21 PM

Shobhaa De | ‘Padosis’ and ‘desis’ … and their uneasy relationships

We desis have always nurtured a love-hate relationship with our neighbours (padosis) through the ages

15 Apr 2022 10:57 PM

Shobhaa De | Kissa thappad ka… Once more, with lot of feeling!

The slap has touched countless chords, even in people who have nothing to do with the movie business

01 Apr 2022 11:30 PM

Shobhaa De | Bigg Boss emerges in Ukraine: Season One

Instead of a tiny virus, we have a Russian strongman who wants to show pretenders who’s the 'asli duniya ka boss'!

04 Mar 2022 11:55 PM

Shobhaa De | Needed: More ‘gehraiyaan’ both in movies and politics

It’s this precise lack of depth in politics and public life that we as a nation have grown to accept in a resigned, tired way

18 Feb 2022 11:26 PM


Shobhaa De | Wine is nice… Raut and the Rubaiyyat go well together

My problem is not with wine being made available in supermarkets, it is with wine being described as a non-alcoholic drink.

05 Feb 2022 12:37 AM

Shobhaa De | I’m now designing my own Republic Day tableau, OK?

Why is Didi’s tableau rejected? And Stalin’s and Pinarayi Vijayan’s? Isn’t this a bit too blatant and obvious?

22 Jan 2022 12:09 AM

Shobhaa De | Forget Omicron: Get into the TINA, MITA, PITA groove...

Even if Omicron is a 2022 version of the common flu, it’s certainly far more infectious

08 Jan 2022 2:37 AM

Shobhaa De | 2021 was better than 2020! Will 2022 sizzle & crackle?

Europe shuts down, New Year’s parties are cancelled across the globe, we in India are less despondent and generally optimistic about 2022

25 Dec 2021 2:40 AM

Shobha De | Copter crash: Too many questions unanswered…

Far too many unanswered questions arise about the dramatic crash, that may never be answered convincingly

10 Dec 2021 11:46 PM