skillicious_sunday-gardian

Sanjay Sipahimalani
BIBLIO FILE
Now, a reading app that does away with reading
29th Mar

There's been much chatter of late about a new app that promises to increase reading speeds. Claims are being bandie...

BLOT
Sound and Vision
What does breaking genres say about an artist?
12th Apr

Today, let's look at some of the more obscure side stories of creating (and continuing) an interdisciplinary electr...

PRAYAAG AKBAR
GROUND REPORT
A partial but important depiction of loss and exile
9th Feb

Rape runs as a crimson tide through the narrative of Rahul Pandita's memoir of the exile of the Kashmiri Pandit com...

INDRAJIT HAZRA
POX INDI KA
Inside rooms with Dayanita where paper is made flesh
5th Apr

Blood is quite a special fluid," I recall Goethe›s Mephistopheles telling Faust while wrapping up a special deal ...

ABHIMANYU DAS
VIDEO DROME
Saker’s comedy classic is Bergman with one-liners
12th Apr

One of the funniest, most incisive films made about divorce, Gene Saks' The Odd Couple (1968) doesn't afford the es...

Trisha Gupta
POST FACTO
Rediscovering the festival of colours as a Bakhtinian carnival
22nd Mar

I've been a believer in Holi as long as I can remember. Actually, no, I do have one hazy six-year-old memory that w...

Sumana Roy
Free Verse
Chinky Eyes: The many shades of racism
5th Apr

A few years ago, a man who I had just met, began flirting with me by deliberately mispronouncing my name. "Sunaina...

My partner is chubby and it turns me off
12th Apr

Q. My guy's real cute but quite chubby. He's got chubby cheeks, chubby...

"“ Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.” "

John Updike

LAKSHMAN MENON
LONDON CALLING
Turncoat Tricks
12th Apr

With even the French Socialist media turning against him, poor François Hollande must know it's all over but the o...

Isha Singh Sawhney
PERFECT ON PAPER
Who’d have thunk it? Music channels are the new change agents
12th Apr

In an advertisement on Channel [V], a girl reads the paper with the headlines "Katrina Kaif learns Hindi". She turn...

AISHWARYA  SUBRAMANIAN
LEFT OF COOL
We need to talk about Mom and Dad: Parents in Blyton-land
5th Apr

A young couple have twin children, male and female. Preferring boys to girls, they care far more for their son than...

Manasi Subramaniam
THE UPSTART CROW
Books that summoned childhood at will
5th Apr

(This is the second in a two-part series on Western literature for children.) I wrote, last fortnight, about the d...

OMAIR AHMAD
FULL SPECTRUM
The dangerous consequences of information deluge
12th Apr

Long ago I fell in love with a phrase, "Knowledge for knowledge's sake." It sounded lovely, and justified a curiosi...

SOMNATH BATABYAL
NOMAD NOTES
Roosting awhile in the house that rock ‘n’ roll built
8th Mar

I don't believe in luck. People tend to be in the right place at the right time by dint of birth, opportunities and...

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