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  • 10-Feb-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Padmaavat controversy: A cinematic experience lost in fact and fiction

    Those responses encapsulate how quickly goal posts can shift around a cultural product if it fails to meet expectations of a narrowly defined political correctness

  • 03-Feb-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Streaming the world

    The same content makes it to different geographies and dubbing - that staple of television channels globally - is done away with in favour of subtitles

  • 30-Jan-2018 | Vikram Johri

    YouTube's viral appeal

    Book review of Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing the World . . . with Double Rainbows, Singing Foxes, and Other Trends We Can't Stop Watching

  • 19-Jan-2018 | Vikram Johri

    An American idol

    As Trump administration battles crisis after crisis emerging from the President's loose tongue, Obama's golden oratory on the show is a reminder why he was, and is, so loved and admired by Americans

  • 17-Jan-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Lost Connections: Why depression has almost nothing to do with faulty brain

    Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression-And The Unexpected Solutions

  • 12-Jan-2018 | Vikram Johri

    All roads lead to 2019

    Government will possibly use the Budget to come up with a substantial plan for the rural economy, including a commitment to infrastructure

  • 22-Dec-2017 | Vikram Johri

    From banks to bitcoins

    Bitcoin was first mined in 2009, following a paper by Satoshi Nakamoto on peer-to-peer money transactions

  • 22-Dec-2017 | Vikram Johri

    How May I Help You? - Bridging chasm among world views of Indian elite

    When Singh first started working as a salesman in the US, he was ashamed of the fall in status this signalled

  • 19-Dec-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Testimony of an Islamic State slave

    Book review of 'The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight against the Islamic State'

  • 15-Dec-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Virat-Anushka wedding: When cricket romances Bollywood

    The couple, first met during a commercial shoot in 2013, have been the subject of intense media speculations about their relationship

  • 25-Nov-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Gate to the other side

    Author speaks about filmmaker Werner Herzog's friendship with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer

  • 17-Nov-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Padmavati: A hard look at looking left

    Padmavati may not have been real but there is no dearth of recorded history about jauhar among Rajput queens and princesses

  • 25-Oct-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Richard Branson's convenient truths

    He calls Facebook's and Google's plans to provide internet globally via drones and balloons 'bizarre'

  • 20-Oct-2017 | Vikram Johri

    A new brand of comics

    Kanan Gill's comedy often emerges from the eccentricities of language and translation

  • 13-Oct-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Superstar for ever

    As the world celebrated Amitabh Bachchan's 75th birthday, all of us revisited stories about this eternal superstar

  • 04-Oct-2017 | Vikram Johri

    India's stories

    Book review of 'Upcountry Tales: Once Upon a Time in the Heart of India'

  • 22-Sep-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Demigods on the field

    Dhoni goes beyond rationale, tipping into the sort of admiration that is the essence of true celebrity

  • 12-Sep-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Tomorrow's world war

    Book review of '2020: World of War'

  • 09-Sep-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Remembering Princess Diana

    Before her death, Diana had started opening up in interviews

  • 01-Sep-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Jacques Peretti's 'Done' covers behind-the-scenes deals impacting the world

    From the tragedy that sparked the Arab Spring to the Rust Belt of America, this covers it all

  • 25-Aug-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Infosys spat: The founder's 'interference'

    India's second-largest IT services firm has witnessed a blame-game between Murthy and Sikka

  • 12-Aug-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Sport for scandal

    Bryan Fogel, the director of Icarus and an amateur cyclist himself

  • 07-Aug-2017 | Vikram Johri

    The undercover game-changers

    Book review of 'Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy'

  • 28-Jul-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Debating the future

    Science fiction has long mapped the tension of encountering intelligence that is superior to ours

  • 20-Jul-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Upwardly mobile poverty

    Book review of 'Who Me, Poor?'