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Dispatch From Kozhikode
This coastal town in Kerala, India, is too shy to betray any signs of its rich history or the important role it once played in world trade.
28 September 2019
On dynastic politics in India
On why the focus on dynastic politics in India is futile and where else we are better off focusing. (NB Headline was edited by the paper.)
The Indian Express
26 August 2019
On the smoke monster and other elements of ‘Lost’
The brilliant television series ‘Lost’ blends the supernatural with sci-fi in a believable, open, moving and satisfying manner. Nota bene this essay contains spoilers.
20 August 2019
It is time Google turned off AMP
Under the guise of ‘aiming to make the web better for all’ Google is ferociously pushing its pet project AMP to internet users everywhere while taking control away from both publishers and consumers.
7 August 2019
Karnataka crisis: This sham must stop
On horse-trading in the Karnataka state legislative assembly and the state of politics in Karnataka today.
19 July 2019
Apple Watch Series 4
At last, a smartwatch that would make me look beyond a mechanical timepiece—except for occasions.
26 June 2019
Lessons from building my first app ever
There are some subtle lessons one can learn only after having built a real world app.
20 June 2019