Guest Column

Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De

Novelist and columnist Shobhaa De has always been outspoken in her writing and views on urban India. The former editor of magazines like Stardust, Society and Celebrity, has been a model and scriptwriter.


The smile that’s Sonali

I first met Sonali Bendre when she was a fresh faced, lissome ‘next-big-thing’ in

By Shobhaa De March 16, 2019

In bold print

Shashi Deshpande is a petite force of nature—spry, sure, sharp and so contained.

By Shobhaa De March 02, 2019

Meeting Chitra’s Sita

The session at the Jaipur Lit Fest 2019 that I was most looking forward to was my

By Shobhaa De February 16, 2019

How Tina Ambani chose to be a leader, and succeeded

Recently, I received an invitation to an event titled, ‘A Decade of Distinction’. It

By Shobhaa De February 02, 2019

RIP, Meera Sanyal

Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal died recently at the age of 57 after battling

By Shobhaa De January 19, 2019

Ranveer, one of a kind!

For sure, 2018 was the year of the wink. First it was Rahul Gandhi who teased and

By Shobhaa De January 05, 2019

The disruptor whom I like

Forget the other two mega Bollywood weddings for now. Fans have finished OD-ing on

By Shobhaa De December 08, 2018

Days with the diva

Zeenat Aman and I were invited to the first edition of the Jaipur Lit Fest being

By Shobhaa De November 24, 2018

Tej's tear-jerker

God knows what is the real story behind this 29-year-old Bihar politician’s decision

By Shobhaa De November 10, 2018

Akbar has no legs to stand on

Lies have no legs,” M.J. Akbar had thundered soon after his return from an official

By Shobhaa De November 04, 2018

Lobsang Sangay: Tibet's charming champion

The biggest star of the just concluded Himalayan Echoes literature festival (third

By Shobhaa De October 15, 2018

Guha’s Gandhi

We were attending Ramachandra Guha’s fourth or fifth book launch in Mumbai —forgive

By Shobhaa De October 07, 2018

John on a roll

John Abraham seemed to suffer from the Dharmendra Syndrome for the longest time. Let

By Shobhaa De September 23, 2018

My friends with benefits

Allow me to brag a little: I have interacted with two distinguished Nobel laureates

By Shobhaa De September 09, 2018

Bhatt and his daughters

Mahesh Bhatt is invariably described as a ‘maverick’. And I wonder why. Is there a

By Shobhaa De August 26, 2018
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