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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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: The visitor’s book
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha’s case diaries would make for great reading, but so did his visitor’s book.

Flip side: Global ambassadors
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Shah Rukh Khan has spearheaded the trend, but others are not far behind. Here are the nominees.

Shock treatment
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

The appeal to provide them Pampers has been rejected, but there are some suggestions worth considering.

Flip Side: Modi’s ID Card
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news

The best jobs
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

With Indian batsmen substituting for ninepins, being an English bowler this series has to be the most rewarding job in the world.

Flip side: Advance booking
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

Tittle tattle could become tit for tat if Sonia retaliates with her own ‘tell-all and more’ book, as she has threatened.

Flip side: Odd couples
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Oddly enough, they are growing in numbers, if not in stature. Here’s the new collection of odd couples.

Flip side: The Vaidik Age
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Vaidik interview with Hafiz Saeed is still to see the light of day, but portions of it have been leaked by ISI. Here are unofficial excerpts:

In Search of Lost Time
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

A book that traces the growth of the hill stations of Landour and Mussoorie from the days of the Raj

Flip side: The big bang for the buck
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Budget analysis has become such an arcane exercise because of the use of terminology and phraseology that confounds the aam aadmi.

Flip side: Waiting to exhale
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Wait for admissions at Delhi University, boasting the country’s premier educational institutions, becomes longer every year.

Flip side: Hidden meanings
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Hidden money, secret numbered accounts and Swiss trolls ready to make explosive revelations about Indians with black money.

Flip side: Meeting expectations
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

The Prime Minister is determined to ensure his promise of ‘acche din’ become reality, which however is somewhat different.

Flip side: Signs of the times
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

It could, as someone said in Parliament, be a case of old wine in new bottles, but there are signs that the times are changing and it’s not all to do with politics and government.

Flip Side: Things we cannot understand
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Despite the tremendous medical and technological advances and decades of progress, there are still many things that bring on utter confusion. Here is a list that leaves most of us quite lost: Arvind Kejriwal’s political strategy Arvind Kejriwal’s legal strategy Arvind Kejriwal The Aam Aadmi Party Akhilesh Yadav’s views on rape Mulayam Singh Yadav’s views […]

Flip Side: The Ten Commandments
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

Thou shall not covet thy neighbour’s house in Lutyens Delhi, nor his official car, or his designation.

Elections 2014
Flip side: Dim sum to Dhokla
Sun, May 25, 2014

With Manmohan, there was no communication; anonymity was his preferred default setting. Modi is a media multi-tasker in comparison.

Elections 2014
Flip Side: Second innings
Sun, May 18, 2014

Manmohan Singh would be a great success in treating insomniacs and those who find it difficult to sleep.

Flip Side: Electoral Entrepreneurs
Sun, May 11, 2014

This time, the stakes are higher and a whole host of new entrepreneurial opportunities have been brought forth.

Elections 2014
Flip side: Acronyms and acrimony
Sun, May 04, 2014

The BJP is asking voters to await 'the new dawn', while the Congress, quite devilishly, calls it 'the new don'.

Flip side: Will and testament
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is busy writing his final will and testament, in the political context of course. His publishers, however, have leaked some portions in advance. Excerpts:

Elections 2014
flip side: Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news
Sun, Apr 13, 2014

A collection of Modi's Gujarati poems will be translated into English and published next month.

Flip side: The slog overs
Sun, Apr 06, 2014

The final looks one sided, with the reigning champions as underdogs.

Elections 2014
The eternal mysteries
Sun, Mar 16, 2014

The heat and dust of the ongoing electoral battle has made everything more obscure and complex.

Flip side: Going down the YouTube
Sun, Mar 09, 2014

Everyone with electoral ambitions is now coming out with apps and telemarketing tools to attract the smart and mobile voter.