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

VARIETY

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An ode to joy: Why ‘Dancing Uncle’ is such a ray of hope

With his delightful Govinda redux, Sanjeev Srivastava highlights life’s essence — enjoy yourself. It’s not that hard!

HUMOUR

 |   5-minute read

(Don't) enjoy yourself – Banning taped music in Delhi restro-bars is just wicked

Why should bars play great recorded numbers? After all, they're not places for fun. Let's get maudlin 'live' music instead.

SPORTS

 |   6-minute read

Why cheating sports icons hurt fans so much

But asking for Steve Smith's head on a tandoori platter is an overreaction to an act that isn’t all that terrible.

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

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ART & CULTURE

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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

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ART & CULTURE

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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

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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.