All stories by Durba Dhyani
A Parisian affair: He is 39 and she 64Rediff.com15 May 2017
'In a world where the corridors of power are packed with sexually promiscuous men, it would be interesting to see what sort of a president a man committed to one woman 25 years his senior would make.'
To Sonu Nigam, with loveRediff.com22 Apr 2017
'How did you sleep through the cries of a Mohammad Akhlaq, or a Pehlu Khan being beaten to death? Did you then tweet, 'Goondagardi hai, bas'?' Durba Dhyani addresses the singer.
So what is your Nationalism Quotient?Rediff.com21 Oct 2016
Durba Dhyani gets lessons in patriotism from a retired general.
Only those denied access know how it ranklesRediff.com30 Aug 2016
Could the Haji Ali dargah verdict be the beginning of the end of all social discrimination -- against women, against Dalits, the low castes and the caste-less, asks Durba Dhyani.
Why do girls have all the fun?Rediff.com10 Aug 2016
'Maybe what the lady in Sex and the City said was right-- that maybe our girlfriends are indeed our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.'
Working from home: Dream or nightmare?Rediff.com26 Apr 2016
Durba Dhyani set out to work from home and here's what she discovered.
The Calmwali BaiRediff.com29 Jan 2016
"For years I had been the cynosure of all eyes in my residential complex -- 'the lady with the full-time maid!'"
A shared love for Shah Rukh Khan and ChardonnayRediff.com1 Dec 2015
'The more conversations I have, the more I realise how boringly similar we are -- they love their family, crib about work, and considering the cholbe na attitude and frequent strikes, I could easily be speaking to someone in Kolkata or Kochi.'
India was a not so happy place, and then along came ModiRediff.com9 Nov 2015
What do the critics of the prime minister know, India has reached the zenith of its glory under the Modi dispensation, says Durba Dhyani.
Will Pakistan accept a beef-eating Indian who also eats pork?Rediff.com19 Oct 2015
From belonging to an endangered tribe, somewhere along the line I had turned into a dangerous species myself; a lying, scheming traitor, who had let the country down -- in short, an anti-national, says Durba Dhyani.
Post-Dadri, is darkness upon us?Rediff.com9 Oct 2015
'Today, the target of this rage are the weaker sections of society -- Muslims, Dalits, liberal thinkers/writers who challenge its ideology. But tomorrow, it could be anyone stepping out of a pub; reading a book or watching a movie by an artist considered an anti-Hindu/anti-national,' says Durba Dhyani.