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  • 17-Nov-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Work culture of the future

    Every cog in the wheel must present its unique services at the moment of instructed haste

  • 08-Nov-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Weighing up rationalism

    Dabholkar's death vitiates the movement against superstition, and took away the chance for greater nuance in a debate that is too often hijacked by extreme voices

  • 27-Oct-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Dark tales of our connected age

    American Vandal brings out the deeply invasive nature of social media, among other things

  • 19-Oct-2018 | Vikram Johri

    These modern times

    There are times when waiting in the air-conditioned comfort of the office till late hours seems a better proposition than starting the long journey home

  • 16-Oct-2018 | Vikram Johri

    The desi mindset

    The most interesting parts of the book constitute sections in which Mr Sardar articulates his love for his homeland, evenings spent gorging gol guppas and paan

  • 02-Oct-2018 | Vikram Johri

    AI and the human factors

    Dismissing fears stoked by the likes of Musk and Hawking, the authors argue that AI, for the foreseeable future, is unlikely to reach a stage where a robot uprising will defeat humans in a large-scale

  • 22-Sep-2018 | Vikram Johri

    A fine job

    The film's portrait of the hollowing out of Middle America in the aftermath of the crisis provides a consummate precursor to the election of a man who promised to 'make America great again'

  • 21-Sep-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Acceptance after verdict

    Civil society will have a tougher time convincing people of the importance of granting rights to sexual minorities, since it is not clear that a homosexual lifestyle can work in the Indian context

  • 12-Sep-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Telling it like it is

    As a history of Silicon Valley, this account largely omits a discussion of either Microsoft - which explains the 10-year gap from 1984 to 1994 - and Amazon

  • 25-Aug-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Two PMs of different hues

    The most crucial point of difference between the two leaders, may lie in their worldviews. Modi is willing to raise questions, that Vajpayee avoided

  • 22-Aug-2018 | Vikram Johri

    The fault lies not in our tech

    Your Happiness Was Hacked is an interesting look into the way technology has overtaken our lives, but it takes its premise too far

  • 14-Aug-2018 | Vikram Johri

    'In the end, it all works'

    How India Works is a precise compendium of the challenges that the expat, with some pluck and understanding, can transform into triumphs at the Indian workplace

  • 11-Aug-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Tribute to Sairat

    Dhadak does justice to the memory of the original, while striking out on its own

  • 27-Jul-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Childish play

    Gandhi has been in the public eye for many years now, so it is baffling that he can still get up to the kind of antics he displayed in Parliament

  • 26-Jul-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Aadhaar's Orwellian threat

    The discussion on India begins with a fascinating analysis of how the Constituent Assembly debated including privacy as a fundamental right

  • 19-Jul-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Science and serendipity

    In more than one chapter, Mr Francis discusses the benefits of psychotherapy in relieving patients of long-buried stresses.

  • 14-Jul-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Netflix games

    In its treatment, Sacred Games diverges significantly from the book that inspired it

  • 30-Jun-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Thought policing

    The modern Left is unable to make this distinction because when tackling other historical wrongs, it burdens entire communities with the crimes of their ancestors

  • 29-Jun-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Shaming ain't swachh

    Between them, Kohli and Sharma have millions of social media followers, some of whom are only too eager to take their cue from the star couple

  • 28-Jun-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Neither East nor West: An Iranian rhapsody

    Ayatollah Khomeini's ominous words for his country - 'neither East nor West' - turn into altogether less sinister in Ms Pryce's humour-filled telling

  • 22-Jun-2018 | Vikram Johri

    The Staircase: A new docudrama draws from real-life trial of Mike Peterson

    The documentary takes a deep dive into the trial of Mike Peterson, which took place between June and October of 2003

  • 13-Jun-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Exotica in Pakistan

    Book review of Travels in a Dervish Cloak: Adventures in Pakistan

  • 09-Jun-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Kim's Korea

    An excellent 2015 film called Kim Jong-un: The Unauthorized Biography, currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, gives us a preliminary assessment of the man incharge of the communist nation

  • 02-Jun-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Rise of the Opposition

    Will the Opposition's move to checkmate the BJP yield results? A year is a long time but the trends are not promising.

  • 19-May-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Feeling Black

    The Rachel Divide thus juxtaposes the personal with the political to raise important questions about self-perception and the persona we adopt for the outside world