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Friday, January 21, 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.

New Year resolutions
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news.

The People of the Year
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

PM Manmohan Singh's only lasting legacy in 2013 was to add to the collection of sardarji jokes.

Jingle bells at the Cash Register
Wed, Dec 25, 2013

A lighter look at Christmas and all the trimmings

Individuals and issues that are making and shaking news
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

It is a situation tailor-maid for anger and overheated rhetoric.

Unnatural orders
Sun, Dec 15, 2013

A safe distance is maintained and people usually mind their pees and queues.

Step on the Gas
Sat, Dec 14, 2013

The driver’s bible for holidays on wheels.

Flip side: Santa and Banter
Sun, Dec 08, 2013

It doesn’t look like broom will be a clean sweep for AAP in Delhi,but the humble broom has become fashionable again.

The Song of Prufrock
Sun, Dec 01, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news.

A promise of paradise
Sun, Nov 24, 2013

Election time is all about dreaming big,for the voter,that is. Free TVs,laptops,washing machines,pledges to make everyone a millionaire,make India a superpower,transform the country and the countryside into a land of milk and honey,change slums into a paradise,a roof over every head,a ceiling on taxes,water in taps,electricity to light up lives and food in every distended belly. India will look,as the Micromax tagline says,nothing like anything. Here’s how,and where.

Retirement blues
Sun, Nov 17, 2013

Most people who retire struggle with retirement blues,or greys,since that is the predominant shade on their heads.

The most irritating sights and sounds
Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news.

No Place Like Home
Sat, Nov 09, 2013

A debut writer captures the immigrant’s longing.

Flip side: Individuals and issues that are making and faking news
Sun, Nov 03, 2013

This year,Diwali has been all about symbolism,be it denoting politics or cricket.

The Shadow of History
Sat, Nov 02, 2013

Imagination and reality mesh together in Fatima Bhutto’s first novel.

Up the down staircase
Sun, Oct 27, 2013

The state of the Indian economy has given employment to a host of people.

The screening process
Sun, Oct 20, 2013

Their screening process is vigorous and painstaking,much like the CBI questioning an industrialist.

Batman Forever
Sun, Oct 13, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar was always the retiring sort,but now that it's official,it’s time to take stock of how his stock has flourished for 24 years.

The Festival Frenzy
Sun, Oct 06, 2013

From now till Diwali,it will be a riot (sic) of music and masti,feasting and fasting,gifting and getting,flush (cards,not toilets) and flash,praying and partying.

Dialogue of the Deaf
Sun, Sep 29, 2013

The Indo-Pak relationship is defined by a history that casts a long shadow over the future.

Political alphabet primer
Sun, Sep 22, 2013

The Congress was quick to respond,adding F for ‘fake encounter’ and G for ‘genocide’.

The meet of the matter
Sun, Sep 15, 2013

Two historic events took place on Friday the 13th; one,the sentence on hanging in a Delhi courtroom,and second,the sentence in a Delhi conference room declaring Narendra Modi the BJP’s PM candidate,which had been hanging for a while. L K Advani didn’t show up but what if he had? Here’s how the meeting of the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) could have gone,which unmodified,reveals the real story behind the coronation.

The Sarkar is an Ass
Sat, Sep 14, 2013

A satire on India’s politics and society announces a brave new voice.

Yoga Postures for Our Times
Sun, Sep 08, 2013

From Hatha Yoga to Bikram Choudhury’s Hot Yoga,the ancient discipline to balance the mind,body and soul and keep it well.

A to Z of the Indian Economy
Sun, Sep 01, 2013

Challenged by the leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha to explain the current economic crisis,PM Manmohan Singh broke his vow of silence to say there was no need to panic. Similar words were uttered by the captain of the Titanic. For those who are economically challenged,a list of economic phrases to explain the present circumstances:

Double meaning
Sun, Aug 25, 2013

In a time of tornado-like volatility in our politics and the economy,there is corresponding collateral damage to vocabulary.