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 ever-combative Kapur

An Oscar is the kiss of death in Bollywood,” tweeted the award-winning

By Shobhaa De August 09, 2020

The sweetest Bachchan

Bachchan Sr and Bachchan Jr checked into a suburban super-speciality hospital a few

By Shobhaa De July 26, 2020

Bobde and the bike

The Beatles wrote the evocative anthem, When I’m 64, in 1967. It opens with the

By Shobhaa De July 12, 2020

The Boy from Bihar….

When people say Bollywood is a cruel place, I reply, “Yes, it is! The beast we call

By Shobhaa De June 28, 2020

Superstar of the season

Sweet irony. Till about a month ago, Sonu Sood was one more Bollywood hunk—all

By Shobhaa De June 14, 2020

Heroes stand alone

Unquestionably, the biggest corporate hero in India right now is the 53-year-old

By Shobhaa De May 31, 2020

Powering the vaccine hunt

I met Daddy Poonawalla—Dr Cyrus Poonawalla—the billionaire chairman of the Serum

By Shobhaa De May 17, 2020

Bring it on, Taimur!

Never did I imagine that one day I would be devoting a column to a cute kid! But

By Shobhaa De May 03, 2020

Uddhav comes into his own

I first met Maharashtra’s 19th and current chief minister long ago at his family

By Shobhaa De April 19, 2020

Thank you, dear doctors

During this most challenging test faced by humanity, what has kept our spirits and

By Shobhaa De April 05, 2020

A gifted mind

Chairing a jury is not an easy job. Especially if it is a jury deciding which debut

By Shobhaa De March 14, 2020

When Zeenie plays Kasturba

It must be totally bizarre for a 69-year-old woman to be constantly addressed as

By Shobhaa De February 29, 2020

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater

So, are you happy?” A reporter asked accused No 4 Peter Mukerjea as he left the

By Shobhaa De February 15, 2020

The indefatigable Dalrymple

William Hamilton-Dalrymple shares a name with a renowned English surgeon. Both need

By Shobhaa De February 01, 2020

Ustad: Quintessential charmer

The boyish charm of the international tabla virtuoso is still intact. Zakir Hussain

By Shobhaa De January 18, 2020
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