SHOBHAA DE

  • Mumbai: Shobhaa De says she voted for the 'Opposition' April 24, 2014

    Writer and socialite Shobhaa De on Thursday came out to exercise her franchise in Mumbai the sixth phase of voting of the Lok Sabha elections. While taking a jibe at the Congress, Shobhaa said this time she has voted for the 'Opposition'. ...
  • Second edition of Bangalore Literature Festival begins on Friday September 26, 2013

    "Looking forward to the Bangalore Lit Fest this weekend. What a super lineup! 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 August 25, 2013

    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 tweet...
  • Mumbai fine the way it is: Btown reacts to Shobhaa De's tweet August 4, 2013

    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 stay". "There...
  • Shobhaa De's comment frivolous, Maharashtra will stay united, says CM August 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday termed Mumbaibased 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 Mumbaibased writer continued to bear the brunt of Shiv Sena's ire as activists...
  • Sena protests outside Shobhaa De's house against her Maharashtra tweet August 1, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    "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 July 31, 2013

    In the light of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the Mumbaibased 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 July 31, 2013

    In the light of Andhra Pradesh's division, the Mumbaibased writer hinted that Mumbai could fancy itself becoming an independent entity. ...
  • MNS slams Shobhaa De's tweet on statehood for Mumbai July 31, 2013

    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 Mumbaibased writer hinted that Mumbai could fancy itself becoming an...
  • Notables not on Celebrity 100 February 1, 2013

    Javed Akhtar He was hailed in creative circles for his efforts in getting the Copyright Act amended in May 2012. He also penned the lyrics for 'Ekk Deewana Tha'. But he doesn't feature in the Celebrity 100 because there was no specific category for lyricists. Irrfan Khan Despite all the accolades he...
  • Penguin's annual 'Spring Lit Fest' in Delhi March 16 March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival of literature, "Spring Fever", to be held March 1624 at the India Habitat Centre. An annual feature of PenguinBooks India, the festival will preview several new titles by authors like...
  • Gautam Rajadhyaksha: the man who saw beauty September 27, 2011

    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 August 31, 2011

    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 March 7, 2011

    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: Raveena Tandon:...
  • Does India need a caste census? September 9, 2010

    On India at 9, CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • Ekta Kapoor ropes in Shobhaa De for film May 25, 2010

    Balajis Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai brings together a dynamic duo one a renowned columnist/author and another, the Czarina of Indian television. For the first time ever Ekta Kapoor and Shobhaa De join forces for Balaji and Milan Luthrias Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. Seen through the...
  • Guests gather at Trident, Taj reopening showing solidarity December 22, 2008

    Mumbai: Twenty five days after terror struck them, the Trident and Taj Mahal Hotels of Mumbai opened their doors to the public once again. Many Mumbaikars turned up to remember those who lost their lives and honour those who saved lives. For many of those people, who are always on the...
  • Taj reopening ceremony was moving: Shobhaa De December 21, 2008

    Mumbai: Celebrity author Shobhaa De on Sunday said that the reopening ceremony of the Taj was one of the most moving functions she had ever attended. "It was one of the most moving functions I have ever attended," an emotionchoked De told reporters. She was among the privileged few to attend the...
  • Devil's Advocate: Shobhaa De on Mumbai vs Bombay October 27, 2008

    Whats wrong with Mumbai? A city known for its cosmopolitan culture has become a victim of parochial, divisive identity politics. Is Raj Thackeray right in his violent objections to having outsiders take up jobs and make a living in the city? Should it be compulsory to have an understanding of...
  • Endangered species inspire Titan's new range September 12, 2008

    Mumbai: The Indian rhino, tiger, red panda, Gangetic river dolphin, whale shark and the olive ridley turtle all these endangered species have inspired this range of Timewear from Titan. Launched in association with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the event saw Shobhaa De and Farooque Sheikh come together. Ill wear...
  • Superstar Shobhaa De writes about incredible India May 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Shobhaa De may still be the the final word on steamy writing in the country, but don't go looking for that in her latest book, Superstar India From incredible to unstoppable is the 60yearold's take on India. Nevertheless, she still sets cash registers ringing for publisher Penguin with...
  • Kitab Festival gets a rocky start, literally February 23, 2008

    Mumbai: It has been a rocky start to the Kitab festival this year. The festival, organised by Pablo Ganguli has generated controversy after his former teammates sent out an email alleging that they were not paid for last year's event. Many participants including Mahesh Bhatt and Shobaa De are now...
  • Mallya, Shobhaa on Koffee with Karan April 1, 2007

    New Delhi: Koffee with Karan gets mightier this week. This time around, filmmakeranchor Karan Johar will have business tycoonMP Vijay Mallya and author Shobhaa De spilling the beans on his show. Catch Mallya discussing his flamboyant lifestyle, his showmanship, his legacy and his foray into politics in this segment. Mallya also...
  • Indian writers bring back sex February 24, 2007

    Mumbai: Indian authors write about complex themes in their works but can they tackle sex. Kitab Festival, a three threeday international literature meeting in Mumbai, debated the question on Friday. There are some Indian writers who write atrociously about sex. They put me to sleep, instead of arousing me and then...