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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.

Independent Dependants
Sun, Aug 18, 2013

Yet,independence is also based on dependance,as in there would be no heroes without villains.

Portraits
Sun, Aug 11, 2013

Take a tour of India’s Parliament—when its members are not indulging in mayhem—and history,as the cliché goes,exudes from the walls. That is largely because the portraits that line the stately corridors are of prominent Indians who made history or were part of it. Actually,Parliament—when it is functioning—also has people who deserve to be preserved for posterity for various reasons. Here are some prominent examples.

The Game Changers: Individuals and issues that are making and faking news
Sun, Aug 04, 2013

It seems everybody with a joystick and an axe to grind is into playing games these days. The market is currently flooded with games for adults that are really kicking up a storm. Here are the season’s best sellers.

Mixed Doubles
Sun, Jul 28, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

Driven round the bend
Sun, Jul 21, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

The job market
Sun, Jul 07, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

In a world bereft of leaders
Sat, Jul 06, 2013

Why Nelson Mandela’s legacy is especially resonant today

Literary Rewrites
Sun, Jun 30, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

Fact as Fiction
Sat, Jun 29, 2013

How the past echoes through present-day Afghanistan

Economic dictionary
Sun, Jun 16, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

Write for Information
Sun, Jun 09, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

The Revised Crictionary
Sun, Jun 02, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

Lost and Found
Sat, May 25, 2013

An ambitious novel about the fragility of family life told through immigrants striving to live the American dream

Conspiracy of theories
Sun, May 19, 2013

Individuals and issues that are making and faking news

The gate that won’t close
Sat, May 11, 2013

Forty years on,Watergate is still the reference point for scandal

Paradise Lust
Sat, May 04, 2013

Wading through sex,lies and videos in Goa

Walking on Water
Sun, Apr 21, 2013

Venice is a treat for those who enjoy history,Art and Getting lost in narrow passages.

Counter Blink
Sat, Apr 20, 2013

On the importance of delayed actions and reactions

Sex and the City
Sat, Mar 09, 2013

James Bond meets Ram Gopal Varma as Manil Suri closes off his trilogy

A Slippery Slope
Sun, Mar 03, 2013

Dilip Bobb goes skiing in Gulmarg,and learns to take the highs with the lows.

A Moral Tale
Sat, Oct 13, 2012

Political and social tensions of Turkey come to light through the story of a family and a dwarf in Orhan Pamuk’s early book Silent House

Gangnam’s soft power
Sat, Oct 13, 2012

The video’s success shows how traditional North-South patterns of cultural exchange are being upended

The Spy Who Romanced in the Cold
Sat, Sep 08, 2012

Ian McEwan pulls off a love story amid the cultural cold war between the West and the Soviets

Irrigating History
Sat, Sep 01, 2012

A fascinating,if fictionalised,account of Proby Cautley,the forgotten Englishman who made the Ganges Canal

The Great Game
Sat, Jun 30, 2012

Cricket becomes a metaphor for courage in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

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