Monday, Apr 22, 2019 | Last Update : 07:37 AM IST

Shobhaa De

Millennials’ choice: Chors, chowkidars, goons

The PM himself is cautiously responding to questions on serious failures of his government by dodging direct replies and resorting to wordplay.

20 Apr 2019 12:33 AM

Women simply don’t count in Elections 2019

The message going out is simple — use your physical attributes to charm, disarm, seduce and woo the voter.

06 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Countdown is on… May the best chowkidar win!

A chowkidar’s primary role is to guard and protect those who have hired him.

23 Mar 2019 12:15 AM

For India’s sake, allow the press to do its job

We are fortunate enough in India to have a reasonably credible national press.

09 Mar 2019 12:32 AM

Why I feel sorry for Priyanka…

Priyanka’s legendary charm and people skills are simply not enough to do the trick.

23 Feb 2019 12:52 AM

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Dekho, dekho… paisa pheko… tamasha dekho…

The most pathetic election stunt involves getting back our financial fugitives with a great deal of bombast and show.

09 Feb 2019 2:15 AM

Let our ‘Sisters in Arms’ lead the way in 2019

Locals used the rally as an excuse to skip work and stay parked in all those fancy Kolkata clubs they seem to prefer to their own homes.

26 Jan 2019 2:02 AM

Such a happy, well-timed ‘accident’…

Akshaye is in every frame wearing the coolest suits, and doing an easy-breezy job of running the country.

12 Jan 2019 12:20 AM

Will we have a new Prime Minister in 2019?

Then comes Baba Ramdev, the yoga billionaire, whose phenomenal growth as a brand would challenge any Harvard case study group.

29 Dec 2018 1:40 AM

Pappu can hug... Jadoo ki jhaapi that changed it all!

PM Modi’s lame and rather clumsy comeback did nothing to salvage the situation subsequently.

15 Dec 2018 6:40 AM

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Why do we mess around with our sports stars?

At the recently concluded Times Litfest in Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly, one of the speakers, was asked about the Mithali Raj fiasco.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 AM

Litfest & more: Musings from an Aussie outpost

There were several warm and fuzzy moments during my interaction with readers at the multi-venue Adelaide Festival Centre on the river.

17 Nov 2018 7:23 AM

Why are we so obsessed with statues?

Maharashtra leads in the statue stakes, with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj dominating every square and junction.

03 Nov 2018 2:16 AM

Zamana of male entitlement, privilege is over

There are many other serial offenders in the media and they will have to face enquiries.

20 Oct 2018 1:18 AM

#MeToo may want to change to #YouToo?

The attitude of Tanushree’s Bollywood colleagues is something that was expected. Nobody is all that surprised.

06 Oct 2018 1:49 PM

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From Mayawati’s mansions to Delhi’s sewers

The BSP strongwoman does not believe in discretion. Nor is a humble lifestyle her mantra.

22 Sep 2018 1:30 AM

The ‘illiberal streak’ in our society is growing

Here in India, citizens are turning away tiredly from the daily outrage over who is an “urban Naxal” and who a “Maoist”.

08 Sep 2018 12:58 AM

So much to learn from ‘God’s own country’

Kerala proved to the watching world what it is capable of during disasters like floods on such an intense scale.

25 Aug 2018 5:25 AM

Of faith and its ‘rules’, even in death

Nivedita was a schoolteacher and her husband is an assistant commissioner, directorate of commercial taxes, West Bengal.

11 Aug 2018 6:29 AM

Pak gets a ‘playboy’, we have our ‘Pappu’

Imran Khan has made the right noises about India in his first speech after the win.

28 Jul 2018 2:44 AM

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