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The Empty Cabinet

The Empty Cabinet

By Dilip Bobb Here’s another first for Indian democracy: A cabinet meeting without any cabinet members. Not once, but thrice did chief minister Yediyurappa hold...

Jobs for the Boys

By Dilip Bobb Despite his optimism and promises to reboot and revive the economy in a freewheeling pre-Independence Day speech from the ramparts of a...
My Jungle Book

My Jungle Book

By Dilip Bobb On August 12, Discovery channel will air a special episode of their popular extreme adventure show Man vs Wild featuring the...
Right To Information

State Secrets

There are some issues and problems and situations that are classified as State Secrets, or secrets of the state, which means the general unwashed...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The Cup That Cheers

Whether India can bring back the 2019 World Cup depends on the weather, but even so, the excitement it generates is best explained by...
Missing Man Formation

Missing Man Formation

A big deal was made about the air force chief taking to the skies in a Mig-21 and taking part in the Missing Man...
Malice in Wonderland

Malice in Wonderland

Above: Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay With apologies to Lewis Carol By Dilip Bob Malice was getting rather bored; having avoided the for four years gave...
The Celebrity Politics

The Celebrity Politics

By Dilip Bob Bollywood it seems, is as star struck as us mere mortals as we have witnessed recently with some leading stars coming up...
The Abominable No-Man

The Abominable No-Man

By Dilip Bobb Is it Superman? A slothful bear, a Himalayan fantasy or just a privacy-obsessed primate? No one quite knows but thanks to...
The Voter’s Dilemma

The Voter’s Dilemma

By Dilip Bobb The world’s biggest electoral exercise kicked off last week revealing the giant circus it actually is—from lion tamers to trapeze artists switching...
Guarding the Family Jewels

Guarding the Family Jewels

By Dilip Bobb Picture this: a chowkidar surrounded by a posse of heavily armed commandos for his protection complete with a cavalcade of bullet...

Santa and Banta

Christmas is around the corner and it’s time for Santa to prepare his list of presents to be distributed to the needy and the...
The Best Jobs

The Best Jobs

There’s almost an entire industry built around listings that start with the word Best. Best places to work, best places to visit, best foods...

Promises, Promises

This is a time of great promise, an era of plenty, and hope for millions in the form of gifts and goodies and tools...

Objects of Desire

By Dilip Bobb With the festival and marriage season in full swing, swingers and the chilled out crowd are looking for items and accessories...

The New Dictionary

By Dilip Bobb In an age of Wikipedia and Google and Shashi Tharoor, etymology, or the study of words, would appear to be a science...

Going Crackers

It’s that time of the year when everybody goes a bit crackers, looking to add some sparkle to the Diwali celebrations. However, thanks to...

Statues of No Limitation

Above: Photo Credit PIB By Dilip Bobb There is something called a statute of limitations, which apparently does not apply to statues of icons. Now that...
Masters of Spin

Masters of Spin

~By Dilip Bobb Generally, in the Indian context, the masters of spin would be Chandra, Bedi, Prasanna, Bhajji and Kumble, to name a few. Yet,...
Kaun Banega PM?

Kaun Banega PM?

It’s only October 2 and we should be thinking of that Gandhi fellow, instead we are thinking of that other Gandhi fellow and wondering...
No End of Days

No End of Days

There seems to be no end to the celebrations. Retailers like Archies Cards must be weeping for joy because of the government’s sudden desire...
The 50 Year Itch

The 50 Year Itch

~By Dilip Bobb Amit Shah has caused serious birthing pangs in political circles with his boastful promise that the BJP will rule for the next...
See you in Court

See you in Court

The huge backlog of pending cases in courts is, at one level, a result of the urge among humans the world over to survive...
The Soft Cell

The Soft Cell

~By Dilip Bobb A judge in the UK hearing the extradition case against fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya has asked for a video of the cell...
Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy

BYO, or Bring Your Own, is a typically Australian invention where you carry your own tipple to certain restaurants or community events. Now, the...
Satire: Cave Rescue, Indian Style

Cave Rescue, Indian Style

~By Dilip Bobb There were many remarkable aspects to the rescue of young boys from a cave complex in Thailand that captured the world’s imagination....
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

Taken for a Ride

By Dilip Bobb Amusement parks are seen as an enjoyable diversion for families and kids with their Ferris Wheels and water slides but of late,...
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

Cooking up a Storm

~By Dilip Bobb In kitchens all across India, there is a bubbling and stewing and the shrill whistling of pressure cookers as a storm is...
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

The Indian Identity

~By Dilip Bobb   Nowadays the focus is on Aadhaar cards and marrying them with Pan Cards and then mating them with your Sim Card but...

GST for Dummies

Above: Illustration Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb   GST has now overtaken Duckworth Lewis in the list of things one cannot understand. Reading the myriad articles by...
In and Out

In and Out

Above: Illustration: Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb It is generally used in the context of high society and celebrities, where status and ranking moves up and...
Choosing the Coach

Choosing the Coach

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb A former (now late) editor of The Times of India once said his job is the second most...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Creating the Master Race

  ~By Dilip Bobb   It’s a Hitlerian concept with some additions. Adolf sought to create a Master Race of tall, blonde, blue-eyed Aryans by eliminating those...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Defeat by a Thousand Cuts

  ~By Dilip Bobb   Ever since the late lamented Zulfikar Ali Bhutto pledged that he would defeat India by inflicting a thousand cuts, Pakistan and India...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Ministries of Utmost Happiness

  ~By Dilip Bobb   The peacocks may be shedding tears at their sudden enforced celibacy, joining the ranks of “others” who have become like Anjum, the...
Lead illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Wonders of India

  ~By Dilip Bobb   All those posters and films on Incredible India are not so far off the mark. It is truly incredible just how innovative...

The Driving Force

  By Dilip Bobb   The Narendra Modi government completes three years in office and, according to surveys conducted by a little-known organisation called Local Circle, a...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Republic of SlickSpittle

  ~By Dilip Bobb And so it came to pass that the Avenging Knight reappeared for the sequel to this historic epic, armed and ready...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Red Light Arrears

    ~By Dilip Bobb After Swachh Bharat and potty training, the most progressive initiative taken by the Modi government is the crackdown on...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Herd Mentality

  ~By Dilip Bobb   Sacred Cow used to be an idiom, now it’s a uidai, following the centre’s report to the Supreme Court suggesting that each...
MODI: Every Citizen is a VIP

Signs of the Times

  ~By Dilip Bobb   India seems to be in perpetual battle mode. Hardly a day passes without a conflict over conflicting views or an assault on...
India 2050

India 2050

       ~By Dilip Bobb George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four was a dystopian novel set in a Superstate which maintained omnipresent control over the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

A friend in the White House

  ~By Dilip Bobb   What exactly did President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi say to each other? Unlike Trump’s conversation with Nawaz Sharif, gleefully...

'Satire' - 43 News Results

The Empty Cabinet

The Empty Cabinet

By Dilip Bobb Here’s another first for Indian democracy: A cabinet meeting without any cabinet members. Not once, but thrice did chief minister Yediyurappa hold...

Jobs for the Boys

By Dilip Bobb Despite his optimism and promises to reboot and revive the economy in a freewheeling pre-Independence Day speech from the ramparts of a...
My Jungle Book

My Jungle Book

By Dilip Bobb On August 12, Discovery channel will air a special episode of their popular extreme adventure show Man vs Wild featuring the...
Right To Information

State Secrets

There are some issues and problems and situations that are classified as State Secrets, or secrets of the state, which means the general unwashed...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The Cup That Cheers

Whether India can bring back the 2019 World Cup depends on the weather, but even so, the excitement it generates is best explained by...
Missing Man Formation

Missing Man Formation

A big deal was made about the air force chief taking to the skies in a Mig-21 and taking part in the Missing Man...
Malice in Wonderland

Malice in Wonderland

Above: Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay With apologies to Lewis Carol By Dilip Bob Malice was getting rather bored; having avoided the for four years gave...
The Celebrity Politics

The Celebrity Politics

By Dilip Bob Bollywood it seems, is as star struck as us mere mortals as we have witnessed recently with some leading stars coming up...
The Abominable No-Man

The Abominable No-Man

By Dilip Bobb Is it Superman? A slothful bear, a Himalayan fantasy or just a privacy-obsessed primate? No one quite knows but thanks to...
The Voter’s Dilemma

The Voter’s Dilemma

By Dilip Bobb The world’s biggest electoral exercise kicked off last week revealing the giant circus it actually is—from lion tamers to trapeze artists switching...
Guarding the Family Jewels

Guarding the Family Jewels

By Dilip Bobb Picture this: a chowkidar surrounded by a posse of heavily armed commandos for his protection complete with a cavalcade of bullet...

Santa and Banta

Christmas is around the corner and it’s time for Santa to prepare his list of presents to be distributed to the needy and the...
The Best Jobs

The Best Jobs

There’s almost an entire industry built around listings that start with the word Best. Best places to work, best places to visit, best foods...

Promises, Promises

This is a time of great promise, an era of plenty, and hope for millions in the form of gifts and goodies and tools...

Objects of Desire

By Dilip Bobb With the festival and marriage season in full swing, swingers and the chilled out crowd are looking for items and accessories...

The New Dictionary

By Dilip Bobb In an age of Wikipedia and Google and Shashi Tharoor, etymology, or the study of words, would appear to be a science...

Going Crackers

It’s that time of the year when everybody goes a bit crackers, looking to add some sparkle to the Diwali celebrations. However, thanks to...

Statues of No Limitation

Above: Photo Credit PIB By Dilip Bobb There is something called a statute of limitations, which apparently does not apply to statues of icons. Now that...
Masters of Spin

Masters of Spin

~By Dilip Bobb Generally, in the Indian context, the masters of spin would be Chandra, Bedi, Prasanna, Bhajji and Kumble, to name a few. Yet,...
Kaun Banega PM?

Kaun Banega PM?

It’s only October 2 and we should be thinking of that Gandhi fellow, instead we are thinking of that other Gandhi fellow and wondering...
No End of Days

No End of Days

There seems to be no end to the celebrations. Retailers like Archies Cards must be weeping for joy because of the government’s sudden desire...
The 50 Year Itch

The 50 Year Itch

~By Dilip Bobb Amit Shah has caused serious birthing pangs in political circles with his boastful promise that the BJP will rule for the next...
See you in Court

See you in Court

The huge backlog of pending cases in courts is, at one level, a result of the urge among humans the world over to survive...
The Soft Cell

The Soft Cell

~By Dilip Bobb A judge in the UK hearing the extradition case against fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya has asked for a video of the cell...
Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy

BYO, or Bring Your Own, is a typically Australian invention where you carry your own tipple to certain restaurants or community events. Now, the...
Satire: Cave Rescue, Indian Style

Cave Rescue, Indian Style

~By Dilip Bobb There were many remarkable aspects to the rescue of young boys from a cave complex in Thailand that captured the world’s imagination....
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

Taken for a Ride

By Dilip Bobb Amusement parks are seen as an enjoyable diversion for families and kids with their Ferris Wheels and water slides but of late,...
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

Cooking up a Storm

~By Dilip Bobb In kitchens all across India, there is a bubbling and stewing and the shrill whistling of pressure cookers as a storm is...
Lead Illustrations: Anthony Lawrence

The Indian Identity

~By Dilip Bobb   Nowadays the focus is on Aadhaar cards and marrying them with Pan Cards and then mating them with your Sim Card but...

GST for Dummies

Above: Illustration Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb   GST has now overtaken Duckworth Lewis in the list of things one cannot understand. Reading the myriad articles by...
In and Out

In and Out

Above: Illustration: Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb It is generally used in the context of high society and celebrities, where status and ranking moves up and...
Choosing the Coach

Choosing the Coach

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence   ~By Dilip Bobb A former (now late) editor of The Times of India once said his job is the second most...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Creating the Master Race

  ~By Dilip Bobb   It’s a Hitlerian concept with some additions. Adolf sought to create a Master Race of tall, blonde, blue-eyed Aryans by eliminating those...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Defeat by a Thousand Cuts

  ~By Dilip Bobb   Ever since the late lamented Zulfikar Ali Bhutto pledged that he would defeat India by inflicting a thousand cuts, Pakistan and India...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Ministries of Utmost Happiness

  ~By Dilip Bobb   The peacocks may be shedding tears at their sudden enforced celibacy, joining the ranks of “others” who have become like Anjum, the...
Lead illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Wonders of India

  ~By Dilip Bobb   All those posters and films on Incredible India are not so far off the mark. It is truly incredible just how innovative...

The Driving Force

  By Dilip Bobb   The Narendra Modi government completes three years in office and, according to surveys conducted by a little-known organisation called Local Circle, a...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Republic of SlickSpittle

  ~By Dilip Bobb And so it came to pass that the Avenging Knight reappeared for the sequel to this historic epic, armed and ready...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Red Light Arrears

    ~By Dilip Bobb After Swachh Bharat and potty training, the most progressive initiative taken by the Modi government is the crackdown on...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Herd Mentality

  ~By Dilip Bobb   Sacred Cow used to be an idiom, now it’s a uidai, following the centre’s report to the Supreme Court suggesting that each...
MODI: Every Citizen is a VIP

Signs of the Times

  ~By Dilip Bobb   India seems to be in perpetual battle mode. Hardly a day passes without a conflict over conflicting views or an assault on...
India 2050

India 2050

       ~By Dilip Bobb George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four was a dystopian novel set in a Superstate which maintained omnipresent control over the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

A friend in the White House

  ~By Dilip Bobb   What exactly did President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi say to each other? Unlike Trump’s conversation with Nawaz Sharif, gleefully...

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