Monday, Jan 24, 2022

Dilip Bobb

Understanding Whataboutery

Nov 05, 2015 Dilip Bobb

It is a time-tested diversion, but always comes a cropper when the votes are counted.

The Wisdom Of Chetan Bhagat

Nov 02, 2015 Dilip Bobb

He has tried, though not very successfully, to defend his new-found Modi fandom…

High Noon

Curry king Lord Gulam Noon ?passed away in London, aged 79

Mann, What A Baat

Oct 21, 2015 Dilip Bobb

Now that the PM is facing the heat, the tone and content of his Mann ki Baat have become mann-datory listening.

Return Gift

The flurry of writers returning their literary awards has created a piquant situation. It’s like the haves and the have-nots. Lots of people are feeling left out. Here’s a listing…

05 October, 2015

My Beef With No Beef

Dilip Bobb

?Eating beef used to be a guilty pleasure, now, in places like once-cosmopolitan Mumbai, it's just guilt.

18 September, 2015

It’s A Dog’s Life

Dilip Bobb

Delhi Police's Interrogation Report on Don, the Labrador. translated from dog-speak

18 August, 2015

India's Best Orators

Dilip Bobb

A skilled orator with a 56-inch chest is an unbeatable combination, especially when the speechifying involves a great deal of chest-thumping.

11 August, 2015

The New Dictionary

Dilip Bobb

Every now and then, a dictionary needs updating. Use this one at your peril...

27 July, 2015

Mine Is Bigger Than Yours

Dilip Bobb

Listening in to a conversation between a BJP MP and a Congress MP

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz