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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.

A leader like Suu Kyi
Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Her speech reminded us that the greatest modern political figures have supported non-violence

A Familiar Passage
Sat, Jun 02, 2012

Shashi Deshpande returns to fragile family relationships

Pomp and Circumstance
Sat, May 19, 2012

The durbar photographs offer more than a lavish spectacle. They intend to celebrate the empire

IPL’s hidden attraction
Wed, Apr 18, 2012

It’s sweaty,the timings are inconvenient,the teams have hardly any local players. But every IPL match sees huge crowds and wildly extrovert behaviour. What gives?

Darkness in the City
Sat, Apr 07, 2012

The grit and gamble of life in Mumbai

The Man and the Sea
Sat, Mar 24, 2012

Looking at Hemingway’s life and loves from the deck of his boat Pilar

Salman Rushdie’s satanic Versus
Wed, Mar 21, 2012

If you want a slightly better-looking version of Gaddafi you might cast <b>Imran Khan</b>,says Rushdie.

What the Dickens!
Mon, Feb 13, 2012

Two hundred years after his birth,a salute to the man who created some of the most iconic novels and characters in English literature.

What’s wrong with life-sized?
Sat, Jan 21, 2012

India specialises in idol worship — despite all their flaws,we deify our cricketers,movie stars and politicians

An e-book for Christmas?
Thu, Dec 22, 2011

The e-reader may eventually win,but it kills the ritual of gifting a book

Tale of two cities
Sun, Dec 11, 2011

Exactly 100 years ago,on December 11,1911,Delhi embraced another moment in history.

Letter from the Editor
Sat, Nov 19, 2011

Vinod Mehta’s memoir is a heady mix of scandal,gossip and scoops even if the ‘Outlook’ story is a bit too self-congratulatory and over-hyped

Weight of a ton
Tue, Nov 15, 2011

What’s with this obsession with Sachin’s hundredth hundred?

Who leadeth me?
Mon, Nov 07, 2011

There is a difference between being elected to lead and being able to lead

The Citywallah
Sat, Nov 05, 2011

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s powerful,sepia-tinted stories cross continents and speak of love,longing and lust

Hilton Heights
Sun, Oct 09, 2011

Paris Hilton may be the ultimate exhibitionist but eventually,her fame and celebrity status say more about us than it does about her.

The dangers of affluenza
Tue, Oct 04, 2011

This cascade of corruption scandals suggests that our economic growth has come with a fraying of our moral code.

First Flush
Sat, Sep 24, 2011

A book on the tea gardens of Darjeeling is meant,like its subject,to be savoured in leisure

A monsoon awakening
Fri, Sep 09, 2011

Life has suddenly become very insecure for India’s middle classes,and they’re mad as hell.

Alice in Karachi
Sat, Sep 03, 2011

Mohammed Hanif’s second novel beautifully crafts a doomed,chaotic world of impossible choices.

Self Reflexive
Sat, Aug 20, 2011

The portrait of an emerging India and a young man coming of age in his absent father’s shadow.

India’s Tea Party Time
Fri, Aug 19, 2011

Hazare’s crusade has more in common with the US Tea Party than Gandhism.

The cinema of ‘bad light’
Sat, Aug 13, 2011

The ban on ‘Aarakshan’ by some states is a sad reminder that Indian politics has never understood politically themed cinema

The politics of style
Fri, Jul 29, 2011

Do attractive politicians have a headstart over their colleagues in winning elections and getting media attention?

The maximum threat
Mon, Jul 18, 2011

Why the city of freedom must survive so that the India it inspires can survive?