Akhil Sood

OPEN TO OPINION

Akhil Sood is a freelance writer used to setting six to eight alarms a day.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Danger at gigs: A musician's dispatch after the Las Vegas mass shooting

The second that real-world concerns enter the equation, the bubble bursts.

HUMOUR

 |   4-minute read

Indians will hate tomato ketchup after reading this piece

Sometimes the ketchup itself tells you to take it easy, refusing to exit the bottle. But no.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

20 years on, Radiohead's OK Computer looped soundtrack to millennial life

It's a futuristic, glum, comic, apocalyptic satire on modern existence. Today, that state of being has only amplified.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Justin Bieber is coming to India - but you have no reason to hate

The Rs 77,000 ticket (with a Rs 210 discount) is a special package deal with a backstage tour and a bunch of other frills.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Politics and farce of Grammys (oh, and Anoushka Shankar is nominated)

The label 'world music' seems to impose a distant cultural inferiority to certain forms of music.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Rock On 2 isn't horrible or pathetic, it's nothing

Farhan Akhtar's film is like boiled eggs with some salt on them.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Does 50k a ticket for live gig make Coldplay a sell-out?

The 'greater good' aspect factors in, so you can't fault the band for lending their name to a cause.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

I can't wait to watch Rock On 2 - so I can hate it

The ethos of rock 'n' roll are being watered down and falsified and, crucially, exploited.