Shobhaa De

  • Second edition of Bangalore Literature Festival begins on Friday 26-09-2013 11:30 PM

    "Looking forward to the Bangalore Lit Fest this weekend. What a super line-up! BLF off to a good start. This one is a Lit Fest. Not a Lit Circus" - it was this tweet from Shobhaa De kicked off the maiden edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF) in December...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is controversial, that's why it works: Shobhaa De 25-08-2013 10:21 AM

    Mumbai: It's a 'shabaash' (pat on the back) from celebrity author Shobhaa De to filmmaker Shoojit Sircar for helming a controversial movie like 'Madras Cafe'. "Watched 'Madras Cafe' in a packed hall. Shoojit 'Le Carre' Sircar deserves a shabaash. Yes, it's controversial. That's why it works," De posted in a...
  • On the perils of tweeting and Mumbai's 'endless possibilities'

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Tweeting can be risky business in the age of the Senas as celebrity author Shobhaa De has just found out. Her comment suggesting that Mumbai...

  • Mumbai fine the way it is: B-town reacts to Shobhaa De's tweet 04-08-2013 10:43 AM

    Mumbai: Reacting to celebrity author Shobhaa De's tweet speaking of separate statehood for Mumbai, Bollywood filmmakers have said that they love their city as it is. Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, known for movies like 'Arth' and 'Saaransh', says "Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and that is how it should...
  • Shobhaa De's comment frivolous, Maharashtra will stay united, says CM 01-08-2013 04:56 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday termed Mumbai-based writer Shobhaa De's tweet advocating separate statehood for Mumbai as "frivolous". "Maharashtra will remain united. Neither Mumbai nor Vidarbha will be separated from Maharashtra," Chavan said. Meanwhile, the Mumbai-based writer continued to bear the brunt of Shiv Sena's ire as...
  • Sena protests outside Shobhaa De's house against her Maharashtra tweet 01-08-2013 02:03 PM

    Mumbai: Writer Shobhaa De continues to bear the brunt of Shiv Sena's ire as activists protested outside her house in Mumbai on Thursday. This came just hours after a tweet by her advocating separate statehood for Mumbai that had the Sena and the MNS outraged. "What Shobhaa De has said...
  • Shobhaa De refuses to apologise as MNS slams her tweet on Maharashtra 01-08-2013 08:20 AM

    Kolkata: The fallout of Telangana is having all sorts of implications. A tongue in cheek comment on Twitter by writer Shobhaa De has snowballed into a controversy. In the light of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the author tweeted that Mumbai could fancy itself becoming an independent entity. The Shiv...
  • Politicians slam Shobhaa De for her tweet on statehood for Mumbai 01-08-2013 12:10 AM

    "Who is Shobha De? Does politics run on Twitter? Shobha De belongs to the Page 3 culture of Mumbai. She has no understanding of the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said. ...
  • Statehood for Mumbai: Shobhaa De says no question of apology 31-07-2013 10:46 PM

    In the light of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the Mumbai-based writer hinted that Mumbai could fancy itself becoming an independent entity. "Maharashtra and Mumbai??? Why not? Mumbai has always fancied itself as an independent entity, anyway. This game has countless possibilities," Shobhaa had tweeted. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena slams Shobhaa De's tweet on statehood for Mumbai 31-07-2013 09:44 PM

    In the light of Andhra Pradesh's division, the Mumbai-based writer hinted that Mumbai could fancy itself becoming an independent entity. ...
  • MNS slams Shobhaa De's tweet on statehood for Mumbai 31-07-2013 06:40 PM

    Mumbai: Hitting out at writer Shobhaa De over her tweet that Mumbai should be a separate state, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said it's not quite as easy as getting a divorce. In the light of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the Mumbai-based writer hinted that Mumbai could fancy itself becoming...
  • Notables not on Celebrity 100 01-02-2013 06:15 PM

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  • Scoundrels of new India

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Shobhaa De's new novel 'Sethji' is a rattling good read Long before chronicling urban India became intellectually fashionable and literary tomes were written on ...

  • Gautam Rajadhyaksha: the man who saw beauty 27-09-2011 12:19 PM

    A few weeks ago, I was being photographed by one of todays hot shot lensmen. The new breed. The guys in designer gear who arrive with an entourage of more than eight assistants and demand star treatment from magazine editors who hire them. At the end of the impersonal, brisk...
  • Srinagar autumn lit fest 'Harud' cancelled 31-08-2011 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Autumn Literature Festival, which was scheduled to be held in Srinagar from September 24 to 26 has been called of. Earlier it had stirred a controversy with a section of authors, filmmakers and intelligentsia from the state alleging the festival is an effort by the "repressive government"...
  • Female celebrities endorse International Women's Day 07-03-2011 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Some feel International Women's Day is about creating awareness towards certain issues, some feel it is to celebrate womanhood and celebrities like actress Raveena and author Shobha De welcome the special occasion. Here are the views of some female celebrities on International Women's Day that falls on March 8:...
  • Does India need a caste census? 09-09-2010 11:56 PM

    On India at 9, CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • Superstar Shobhaa De writes about incredible India 07-05-2008 01:47 AM

    Kingston: Explosive opening batsman Chris Gayle has signed an agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with a rider that he is honour-bound to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the English Friends Provident Twenty20 league this season, making it difficult for his return to international cricket....
  • Kitab Festival gets a rocky start, literally 23-02-2008 05:41 PM

    London: The lone Indian batsman to click in what has been a miserable Test series against England, Rahul Dravid was adjudged India's man of the series by his English counterparts admitted that England outplayed them in all departments. It might take half an hour the veteran said with a smile...
  • Mallya, Shobhaa on Koffee with Karan 01-04-2007 01:18 PM

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  • Indian writers bring back sex 24-02-2007 10:42 AM

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