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  • 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

  • 16-May-2018 | Vikram Johri

    India through epitaphs

    Mr Bedi writes with flair on film stars, and meticulously chronicles their humble beginnings and work in what was then Bombay before gaining success in film

  • 04-May-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Beyond stardom

    Varun Dhawan is as comfortable doing a dance drama (ABCD) as he is channeling his darker side in Badlapur

  • 21-Apr-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Best of Enemies

    A film on the debates between William Buckley Jr and Gore Vidal, is a fascinating study into the prevalent political mood in America and the yearning of a fast-evolving media setup to articulate it

  • 07-Apr-2018 | Vikram Johri

    The American dream

    How then does one read Trump's administration?

  • 06-Apr-2018 | Vikram Johri

    Living with your mistakes

    Ball-tampering episode will go down in cricketing history as one that changed many assumptions about the sport

  • 24-Mar-2018 | Vikram Johri

    The Looming Tower: Best depiction of the 9/11 backstory yet

    The Looming Tower is an inside look into an era where the first stirrings of these monumental shifts began to be felt

  • 23-Mar-2018 | Vikram Johri

    'Under The Knife' book review: On the cutting edge

    For all the grimness of the subject matter, Dr Van De Laar's style is bracing, even bordering on the comic

  • 10-Mar-2018 | Vikram Johri

    The saffron spread: For now, the BJP remains the side to beat in 2019

    Bypoll losses of BJP, such as the recent ones in MP mean little when the larger picture is one of rising influence