Afternoon's Key People
Unarguably, the country's most popular and longest-running column (33 years), Busybee's Round and About ranks as a touchstone in Indian journalism.
Busybee's chief target is politics. He loves cricket (watching, not playing) and food (writing and eating). He has created characters which people now believe really exist. His dog, Bolshoi (which talks), his sons Derek and Darryl (who after 28 years are still in school), his richie-rich friend (who lives on the 21st floor), his wife (who nags him 24 hours of the day).
Impeccable satire, always funny, often sad, the column holds a mirror to not just what is happening, but to life itself.