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Friday, November 26, 2021

Dilip Bobb

  Dilip Bobb is Group Editor, Features & Special Projects. Before joining the Indian Express, he had a long stint with India Today news magazine, being a key member of the launch team. He has covered politics, foreign affairs, defence and current events, among other topics, but also established the magazine's stylebook. His assignments have taken him to war zones like Afghanistan and Tamil Tiger-held Sri Lanka apart from covering two Olympic Games and important domestic events, from the Emergency to the Shah Commission and the assassination of Indira Gandhi, as well as historic turning points like Rajiv Gandhi's visit to China. In between, there were pleasant diversions into Bollywood and haute cuisine and haute couture, but its the journalistic hotspots that remain defining moments. Currently assigned to another hotspot, the features pages at the Financial Express.

Flip side: Parting shots
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

Now we have to bid goodbye to drama and dramatists, it’s almost like the empty nest syndrome.

Flip side: Signs of the times
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

There are some signs that are impossible to ignore since they reflect contemporary mood and trends.

Book Review: Rooms with a View
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

The story of Habib Rehman and his role in the success story of one of India’s biggest hospitality chains.

Flip side: Potus and Lotus
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Potus (Obama) asked Lotus (Modi) to join him in his smog-proof enclosure so they could watch tableaux together

Flip Side: Endangered species
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

The list of endangered species in India has seen some new additions. Here are some...

Flip Side: The head scratchers
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

From Sunanda Pushkar's death to Pakistan boat burning, a look at the greatest riddles of our times.

Flipside: New year revolutions
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

From Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi to Virat Kohli, what are their new year resolutions?

Fire to Ashes, Star to Dust
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

The tragedy and triumph of Rajesh Khanna, India’s first superstar

Flip side: Presenting Christmas
Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Whether it’s Santa or Banta, the Christmas spirit inspires the distribution of presents, even if in present circumstances it may have taken on a loaded meaning. Happy Good Governance Day doesn’t convey the same ring as Merry Christmas, but it suggests that the tradition of embracing strangers is alive and ticking — somewhat ominously, as […]

Flip side: Persons of the year
Sun, Dec 21, 2014

As 2014 fades it’s a time to remember those who did their bit towards making it a year to remember.

Flip side: Nobel intentions
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Since Narendra Modi gifted the Bhagawad Gita to US President Barack Obama, it has already received the honour of a national scripture.

Flip side: Sale of the year
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

There are a wide range of objects on sale, some exclusive to a particular site, leading to cries of “arre sale”.

Flip side: Year of the superhero
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

It’s a complex development and all to do with power and an increasingly aggressive posture.

Flip Side: Ghosts from the past
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

There are estimated to be over 1,000 ‘honour killings’ in India every year.

Flip Side: Touring Australia
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Australians have their own peculiar language and slang words, and it may have been confusing for Modi when he met Tony Abbot.

Flip Side: Letter testamentary
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

‘Rockstar’ was a phrase heard when you were in New York, surrounded by all those Patels and Shahs from New Jersey.

Flip side: Occupational hazards
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

Already, with the UPA’s ebb and the NDA’s flow, institutions like leader of the Opposition, Planning Commission, governors and associated underlings are out of commission.

Flip side: The festival seasoning
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

In India, we have more festivals than there are days in the year, but Diwali is really when indulgence violates the urban ceiling act.

Flip Side: Going crackers
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The latest arsenal of fireworks comes with some interesting variations. Here are the more popular ones.

Flip Side: Words of war
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Pakistan decides that India must pay the penalty, and so the shootout begins, as in the final.

5 obstacles before Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

The Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Mission aims to get people to rediscover their roots, and leaves, and other discarded matter

Sweeping changes
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

With ministers and bureaucrats and those who wield clout now wielding a broom, we are in for some sweeping changes.

Flip side: The invasion of America
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

In fact, so frenzied was the pre-visit coverage that there was talk of renaming it Times Now Square.

Flip Side: Tongue twisters
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

In Bhutan, it was B4B, in Nepal, HIT, in Japan it was ‘You Mori, me Modi’, and now the Chinese visit has given his linguistic talent new wings.

Flip side: Dangling the participles
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

The RSS has got their khaki knickers in a twist over what they are calling love jihad.