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.


How bad are bad boy billionaires?

Did India really need a tepid docudrama on a few ‘bad boys’ to understand what was

By Shobhaa De November 01, 2020

Suhana Khan comes into her own

It cannot be easy being the offspring of a Bollywood superstar known as King Khan.

By Shobhaa De October 18, 2020

Back in the game

The last time Urmila Matondkar was in the news was when she was photographed with

By Shobhaa De October 04, 2020

The Bong of Bongs

Nobody projected the best of ‘Bongness’, as much as India’s former president, Pranab

By Shobhaa De September 20, 2020

Sima, the unlikely celebrity

Like many others, I was most reluctant to watch Indian Matchmaking on Netflix. Till

By Shobhaa De September 06, 2020

Adieu, Amar

The only way to describe the late Amar Singh (he passed away in Singapore on August

By Shobhaa De August 23, 2020

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
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