Articles about Shobhaa De
A novelist and columnist famous for the depiction of sexual and socialite-based things in her work, Shobhaa De, is popularly called the "Jackie Collins of India." Born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, De completed her college degree from Mumbai and started a career in modeling at the age of 17. While working as a model, she also started working as a journalist and wrote advice columns called 'agony aunt' in a magazine. At 23, De founded and started writing for the magazine ‘Stardust’, which included Bollywood gossips, celebrity interviews, photographs, etc. In the 1980s, she started writing for the Sunday magazine section in 'The Times of India' and has been writing columns for the various newspapers since. De has also worked as a writer for a few daily soaps of Indian television. Her first novel 'Socialite Evenings' was published in 1989. Many newspaper writers have appreciated De's representation of womenfolk in her books. Her second novel ‘Starry Nights’ was published in 1991 and broke many stereotypical notions with its cover page. The novelist also stated her publishing imprint along with Penguin Books in 2010 called Shobhaa De Books.
06 Feb 2021
Jaipur Literature Festival to be held virtually from February 19-28
The 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will be held virtually from February 19 to 28, its organizers announced on Saturday.
07 Jun 2020
'XXX 2' controversy: Ekta Kapoor reveals she's getting rape threats
Ekta Kapoor has broken her silence on the ongoing controversy around XXX 2, a web series produced by her.
02 Mar 2019
No body should be cursed with a neighbor like Pakistan
Amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's words ring loud, "You can change friends, but not neighbors."
30 May 2017
Aggressive Delhi: The capital needs to take a 'chill pill'
A recent Pew study ranked India the fourth-worst among 198 countries with regard to religious intolerance. That is just one facet of the increasing intolerance against opposing views.
27 Apr 2017
Actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70
Veteran actor Vinod Khanna, star of cult movies like 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Hera Pheri' and 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar', died on April 27 in Mumbai. He was 70.
22 Feb 2017
BMC polls: Many celebs, citizens go missing from voters' list
Many celebrities, including Varun Dhawan, Sanjeev Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal, went missing from the voters' list in the BMC elections.
17 Jan 2017
Karan Johar's 'Unsuitable Boy' released by SRK
Director Karan Johar's biography was released in Mumbai by his close friend and ace star Shah Rukh Khan.