Shobhaa De


Shobhaa De

Our man in Maldives

Surprises start at the Male airport itself!

Caveman approach? Think again!

Aren’t you just sick to death of Commonwealth Games and everything connected to it? I am. It’s come to a point where I really and truly don’t give a flying err... javelin...

Kabaddi... kabaddi... Kalmadi

You know someone is in trouble — big trouble — when the SMS jokes about him/her go into overdrive. As of now, most jibes are directed at Villain Number 1 — Suresh Kalmadi. Sample this: “Baba Kalmadi, Have you any shame? No sir, no sir, we are hosting Common Loot Games. Crores for my partners, crores for the Dame. Crores for me too for putting India to shame”.

Why Rahul G is a lot like Salman K

Amazing but true —these guys have more in common than most people would like to accept. For one, they are both in the same business — politics by any other name is still showbiz.

A touch crass

Forget the latest interpretation of Raag Darbari. From the Indian Premier League to Commonwealth Games — such a short journey!

In bed with Britain

British Prime Minister David Cameron is hip, hot and sexy. A little like that other perennial British pin-up — Elizabeth Hurley. What fun!

Small-town India hits big time

It’s all about the numbers. And right now M.S. Dhoni’s numbers are looking just great!

Doomed models on killer cocktails

It has been a slow week for news. Fifa (Fédération Internationale de Footbalol Association) leaves India cold (if we aren’t playing, why bother?). And the political khabar from Delhi has been pretty thanda. That left a lot of front-page space waiting to be filled. Along came a masala story which had the hungry media vultures scampering —

Wah India! Twenty thousand pardons

Frankly, the only person coming out like a decent human being in the ongoing Bhopal trial court conviction of seven high-profile people associated with the world’s worst industrial disaster, is vetera

When controversy is king

Forget Didi’s hysteria and histrionics. Mamata Banerjee is the ultimate drama queen of India. If she does make it as chief minister of West Bengal, all one can say is WB asked for it!

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