Shobhaa De


Shobhaa De

Middle ground not allowed

Many moons ago when I was in school, this was the question (“Whose side are you on, anyway?”) that used to get my goat and annoy me the most. Generally, it was asked by the class bully and the rest of us were expected to meekly go along with the popular vote on whichever issue was being debated.

Who’s ready for Dandiya Raas?

Navratri is round the corner, and there must be feverish activity in Modi-land. But I wonder how locals will celebrate these nine days of feasting and festivity given the sombre mood in Gujarat right now? Is anybody ready for Dandiya Raas? Or will the dhols be silent this year? And will the dhoklas remain uneaten?

The Outsider

The concept of “outsiders” in the context of a society is always a controversial one. Just who is an outsider?

Awe-inspiring murder mystery unfolds

A murder mystery where the detective is a church priest and the murder of a single person happened four times by four different people.

Prajay’s Virgin County, a place for peace

‘Live life king size’, is Prajay Engineers’ motto for its upcoming villa project, Virgin County at Greater Hyderabad. And it appears to be an aptly chosen catchphrase. That’s what you realise when yo

1 more kg gold seized, 2 held

The Orissa police, which had on Sunday recovered few miniature idols, gold ingots weighing 1.12 kg, gemstones and `2 lakh cash from Mangalore temple theft accused father-in-law’s house, has stumbled upon 1 kg of more gold from his bank locker.

Exclusive: Heist money used for Sharmila yatra

Rajahmundry: The police busted an 11-member gang led by YSR Congress leader Gujju Sridhar Reddy and cracked the Rs 7.31 crore heist that had rocked the state last month.
The police recovered Rs 2.01

Prachi falls off a scooter

Prachi Desai, who was recently shooting for the left over portions of her upcoming film Policegiri, fell of a scooter and ended up with bruises all over.

‘Bengal cops unwilling to admit rape cases’

There had been a spate of incidents of murders of women and girls in Murshidabad. The bodies of the victims were found allegedly without clothes. The families of the victims and their co-villagers alleged that they were first raped and then murdered. The Murshidabad district police, however, is in denial mode.

Stand up & be counted

Mum-bai could be Ista-nb-ul… and Istanbul, Mumbai. And yet, vast distances separate the two cities. I am not talking about just the miles that separate us. It’s the distance in our hearts and minds.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.