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.
Looking at a bin Laden portrait.
TV news enables fasts but some,like Annas,get attention,and some dont
Sam Poddar and Sunita Poddar say they will raise police action with the British govt.
A Kashmir novel with a difference.
Experience suggests the individual is often greater than the terror organisation.
In a style as spartan as the terrain,a first-time novelist looks at the codes and customs of the tribes on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border
Indias obsession with the wedding in Westminster isnt just about connecting with Britains royals
Anna Hazare has given civil society an identity card,but who qualifies for membership?
Our desire for possessions beyond our means has made us an acquisitive society,says Dilip Bobb
There are some constants in Indias obsessive love affair with the game.
Its an act of faith,an escape to the unfamiliar substituting as a refuge from loss and grief.
Thats literally a novel side to its heterogeneous character.
Women and cricket is the hot debate,so whos winning and whos whining?
In an age of over-sharing,transparency is troubling.
Indias jingoistic drum-beating at the World Cup ignores form,competition and the weight of history.
Mandira Bedis noodle straps are now part of official cricketing folklore but also for reasons unconnected.